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  • How to Jailbreak Using redsn0w 0.9 (Windows)


    {last updated November 1st, 2012}

    This Windows only guide (OS X 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 (with the exception of 4.3.4/4.3.5/5.0 where it is a tethered 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 Windows version of redsn0w 0.9.15b3 from mod.my/redsn0wwin0915b3. Double-click the zip file to unzip it, and open the redsn0w folder to see the redsn0w.exe file.



    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 206 Comments
    1. Ballistic21's Avatar
      Ballistic21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      The latest version of redsnow 0.9.11b4 can jailbreak 5.1.1 no problem (it is still a tethered jailbreak though).
      What about the 4s is that a couple weeks away for the 5.1.1?
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      They working on the 4s yes. It can only be jailbroken on 5.0.1
    1. Ballistic21's Avatar
      Ballistic21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
      They working on the 4s yes. It can only be jailbroken on 5.0.1
      Thank u I hope it comes out soon!! Lol
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Same here and so does everyone else
    1. cycero's Avatar
      cycero -
      Hi,

      I have iPhone 4 with iOS 4.0.2 installed. While trying to upgrade to 5.0.1 using RedSn0w, I'm getting a "Missing Keys.plist for this build" message in redsn0w. Could anybody perhaps pour some light on this? What am I doing wrong and how can this be fixed?

      Thanks!
    1. celeron's Avatar
      celeron -
      Why trying to update to 5.0.1? I suggest you update to 5.1.1 and jailbreak with absinthe or redsnow.
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Do what cel said. The reason you're getting that error that error though is because Apple is no longer signing 5.0.1
    1. CheeChK's Avatar
      CheeChK -
      Guys a just get iphone 4 ios 5.0.1 modem firmware 4.10.01 im using it with e gevey...
      but this gevey is really pissing me off I changed it but still have problems twice a day I have to dial 112 and stuff, yesterday I tryed about an hour to get network...
      how can I make it work without gevey, I had 3gs worked just fine with ulstrasn0w can I do the trick with this one too ?!
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      No you can't. The Gevey has to be in at all times.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by CheeChK View Post
      Guys a just get iphone 4 ios 5.0.1 modem firmware 4.10.01 im using it with e gevey...
      but this gevey is really pissing me off I changed it but still have problems twice a day I have to dial 112 and stuff, yesterday I tryed about an hour to get network...
      how can I make it work without gevey, I had 3gs worked just fine with ulstrasn0w can I do the trick with this one too ?!
      Your only other option is to get the carrier the phone is locked to to unlock it.
    1. Sandrunner's Avatar
      Sandrunner -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      The latest version of redsnow 0.9.11b4 can jailbreak 5.1.1 no problem (it is still a tethered jailbreak though).
      Brand New iPad 3 WIFI 4G (GSM) done OTA up to 5.1.1 Downloaded Absinthe to desktop running Win XP svc pk 3. It notes the device (9B206) and says Beginning jailbreak - doesn't get past half inch of Blue Ribbon and I get 'encountered a problem and needs to close' .. I've Deleted - Downloaded and reinstalled Absinthe Ver 2.0.4 twice. I've rebooted the device several times, which BTW all systems work perfectly on. Just want To Jailbreak It.

      Can't use redsnow, Can I?? Help Please. Thanks..
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Redsn0w can be used for it bro.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sandrunner View Post
      Brand New iPad 3 WIFI 4G (GSM) done OTA up to 5.1.1 Downloaded Absinthe to desktop running Win XP svc pk 3. It notes the device (9B206) and says Beginning jailbreak - doesn't get past half inch of Blue Ribbon and I get 'encountered a problem and needs to close' .. I've Deleted - Downloaded and reinstalled Absinthe Ver 2.0.4 twice. I've rebooted the device several times, which BTW all systems work perfectly on. Just want To Jailbreak It.

      Can't use redsnow, Can I?? Help Please. Thanks..
      Try a different computer if you can.
    1. Noobie10's Avatar
      Noobie10 -
      Will this jailbreak work on version iPhone 4s ?
    1. H4CK3R's Avatar
      H4CK3R -
      Quote Originally Posted by Noobie10 View Post
      Will this jailbreak work on version iPhone 4s ?
      Yes it will. You just need the latest version of redsn0w. Absinthe also works.
    1. Sandrunner's Avatar
      Sandrunner -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      Try a different computer if you can.
      Tried on Two computers - Redsn0w 0.9.12b2 - Hangs During 'Preparing' - Never moves on...
      Absinthe - Starts Normal - During first step Backup - Hangs at 82% - every time.

      What am I doing wrong? Many thanks for any assist / advice...
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      When running redsnow you running it as admin?
    1. Atique002's Avatar
      Atique002 -
      I got "error with SHSH blobs!" when i tried to jb my iphone 4 ios 5.0.1 with redsn0w 0.9.15b3. plz tell me what can i do now..........
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Be certain that you are using the correct Blobs to stitch the firmware (iOS) your trying to use.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      If you are unjailbroken on 5.0.1, why not just use absinthe?