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  • How to Jailbreak Using redsn0w 0.9 (OS X)


    {last updated November 1st, 2012}

    This OS X only guide (Windows guide here) will teach you how to jailbreak various devices using redsn0w 0.9. The current version of redsn0w 0.9 is 0.9.15b3. Note this is an UNTETHERED JAILBREAK, meaning you can reboot your phone just like you normally would.

    This guide should be used with the following device/firmware combinations (if you're not sure, here's how to find your iOS firmware version and how to find your iOS device type):
    • iPhone 3G | 4.3.4
    • iPhone 3GS | 4.3.3
    • iPhone 3GS | 4.3.4
    • iPhone 3GS | 4.3.5
    • iPhone 3GS | 5.0
    • iPhone 3GS | 5.0.1
    • iPhone 4 | 4.2.9
    • iPhone 4 | 4.2.10
    • iPhone 4 | 4.3.3
    • iPhone 4 | 4.3.4
    • iPhone 4 | 4.3.5
    • iPhone 4 | 5.0
    • iPhone 4 | 5.0.1
    • iPad 1 | 4.3.3
    • iPad 1 | 4.3.4
    • iPad 1 | 4.3.5
    • iPod touch 3G | 4.3.4
    • iPod touch 3G | 4.3.5
    • iPod touch 4G | 4.3.4
    • iPod touch 4G | 4.3.5
    • iPod touch 4G | 5.0
    • iPod touch 4G | 5.0.1

    If you prefer the simpler version of this guide with no pictures, click here.

    Alright, let's get started. First thing you'll need to do is download the Mac version of redsn0w 0.9.15b3 from mod.my/redsn0wmac0915b3. Double-click the zip file to unzip it, and open the redsn0w folder to see the redsn0w icon.



    Making sure your device is connected, double-click redns0w to launch it. You will see the redsn0w home screen - press the Jailbreak button.



    Before you do anything on the next screen, power off your device by pressing and holding the sleep button (the button on the top) until the slide to power off screen comes up. Slide to power off. NOTE: As of iOS firmware 5.1.1, this step is not necessary.



    Alright, NOW you can press Next on the redsn0w page which tells you to power off your device. NOTE: redsn0w will IMMEDIATELY ask you to press and hold the sleep button on the device, then continue holding it while pressing the home button, then continue holding the home button while letting go of the sleep button. Make sure your device is in your hands before pressing Next in redsn0w. NOTE: As of iOS firmware 5.1.1, this step is not necessary.



    After successfully following the prompts of holding buttons down (this is entering DFU mode for the device), redsn0w will tell you it is Exploiting with limera1n. You can now let go of the home button on your device. NOTE: As of iOS firmware 5.1.1, this step is not necessary.



    redsn0w will go through a few screens, telling you it is waiting for a reboot, then popping up a new window with various status messages as it jailbreaks your device.





    Once that is done, you'll be shown a screen asking what you'd like to do. The default action (which we'll be doing in this guide) is to Install Cydia. You're welcome to check any other boxes you'd like, but please only do so if you know what you're doing. Press Next when you've selected your choices.



    redsn0w will now tell you Uploading ramdisk, which will take a few seconds, and then say Done! Once it says Done! it is safe to close redsn0w, as the rest of the jailbreak process will happen on the device itself.





    Your device will now scroll a bunch of command line messages as the jailbreak completes. After a minute or so of the scrolling text, you will see the pwnapple logo with some more status updates (the final step before your jailbreak is complete).





    That's it! You're now holding a jailbroken device. Not too bad, eh?
    This article was originally published in forum thread: How to Jailbreak Using redsn0w 0.9.9 started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 119 Comments
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      What version of redsnow did you use?
    1. jesstaticx's Avatar
      jesstaticx -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
      Does Cydia open at all?
      No Sir. It would not open at all.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Sounds like ya might of used the wrong redsnow what version did ya use?

      Dang you Simon
    1. jesstaticx's Avatar
      jesstaticx -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
      Sounds like ya might of used the wrong redsnow what version did ya use?

      Dang you Simon
      redsn0w_win_0.9.6rc19 this is the one i used.

      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      What version of redsnow did you use?
      redsn0w_win_0.9.6rc19 this is the one i used.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Hmmm, and you are definitely on 4.1 right?

      Maybe try the latest redsnow instead 0.9.10b8: https://sites.google.com/a/iphone-dev.com/files/home/

      Just choose jailbreak and then install cydia to see if that fixes it.
    1. jesstaticx's Avatar
      jesstaticx -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Hmmm, and you are definitely on 4.1 right?

      Maybe try the latest redsnow instead 0.9.10b8: https://sites.google.com/a/iphone-dev.com/files/home/

      Just choose jailbreak and then install cydia to see if that fixes it.
      Tried redsnow instead 0.9.10b8 even redsnow instead 0.9.10b8b but still it didn't fix the problem. The cydia icon is still white and I can't open it... My ipod is jailbroken right since I can open ifunbox and able to see the inside files? But I just can't open cydia.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      I would say try restoring and rejailbreaking then. What SHSH do you have?
    1. jesstaticx's Avatar
      jesstaticx -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      I would say try restoring and rejailbreaking then. What SHSH do you have?
      I don't have SHSH saved. I also tried restoring to my custome firmware using snowbreeze that the restore would not pursue an error would occur.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Use iFaith to extract the 4.1 SHSH from the device since that is the firmware you are on. Then use iFaith to make a custom firmware with those SHSH stitched into it. Once you have restored to 4.1 try jailbreaking again.
    1. jesstaticx's Avatar
      jesstaticx -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Use iFaith to extract the 4.1 SHSH from the device since that is the firmware you are on. Then use iFaith to make a custom firmware with those SHSH stitched into it. Once you have restored to 4.1 try jailbreaking again.
      Sir please bare with me, when i open ifaith and click available ssh, it says there's none. what should i do?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      You have to dump your SHSH first
    1. jesstaticx's Avatar
      jesstaticx -
      It's all good Sir, thank you... I now can access Cydia.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Glad to hear it
    1. jesstaticx's Avatar
      jesstaticx -
      I have another inquiry, what jailbreak tool should I use to jailbreak iPad 1 4.3.5?
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      It's tethered but here is a guide

      http://modmyi.com/content/5753-how-j...9-windows.html
    1. jesstaticx's Avatar
      jesstaticx -
      Thank you but is there untethered jailbreak for iPad 1 4.3.5? Tethered is kinda hassle.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Nope
      Sorry there isn't one
    1. jesstaticx's Avatar
      jesstaticx -
      Ok thanks for the info.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Ya welcome semi tethered works with it it helps
    1. jesstaticx's Avatar
      jesstaticx -
      Another queastion, What version for ipad 1 will the untethered jailbreak works? If there's any.