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How To Jailbreak 5.1.1 Using RedSn0w 0.9.11b4

May 15, 2012 | Leave a comment(9) Go to comments

Latest iOS 5.1.1 RedSn0w jailbreak has been updated recently by iPhone dev team and the latest version is RedSn0w 0.9.11b4. You can jailbreak iPhone 4SiPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3G/4G, iPad 1 and iPad 2 by using the latest version of RedSn0w 0.9.11b4.  In addition to the iOS 5.1 jailbreak the new version also privides the feature of downgrading your iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPad 3 from iOS 5.1.1 or 5.1 to 5.0.1 if you have previously saved SHSH blobs. Click Here to save your SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella.

Note that RedSn0w 0.9.11b4 jailbreak is:

  • tethered for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 only on iOS 5.0.1, if these devices are running 5.1 or 5.1.1 then the same can not be jailbroken.
  • tethered for all other devices if they are running ios 5.1 except iPhone 3gs with old bootrom
  • untethered for all devices (except iphone 4S and iPad 2)  if they are running ios 5.0.1 or older versions

Below are the steps on How to jailbreak 5.1 or 5.1.1 on iPhone 4S, iPhone 4/3gs, iPod Touch and iPad 1/2

Step 1: Download latest version of RedSn0w 0.9.11b4 by clicking here. Now extract the zip file on your desktop or other folder as you wish.

Step 2: Right click on RedSn0w.exe file and select Run as Administrator.

Step 3: There are two options Jailbreak and Extras. Click Jailbreak (Jailbreak and Install Cydia).

jailbreak 5.1.1 Using RedSn0w 0.9.11b4

Step 4: Connect your idevice to your computer and read the instruction carefully on next screen. There are two sections first about iPhone 4S and iPad 2, so if you have iPhone 4S and iPad 2 you can just go to next step without turning your device off. For all other devices you have to plug your device to your computer and turn it off. You can see the status of your iPhone at the bottom of this screen. Read this whole screen carefully before pressing Next. If you are not following the instructions the Next button will remain disabled.

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Note: Before clicking next make sure your computer is connected to the internet.

Step 5: In next step you will be asked to put your device in DFU (direct firmware  update) mode, by following the screen instructions. If you are unsuccessful and there is an error message (your iphone turns on), just relax and keep the computer screen as it is. Press and Hold both power and Home buttons until your iphone turns off. Release both buttons for a while and phone should remain off. Now press both buttons together and as soon as it turns on release power button and keep holding Home button, Apple logo should go off, keep holding Home button untill you see activity on computer screen i.e. a message ” Identifying……” in RedSn0w Screen.

You will see progress on Redsnow window and will take you to a selection screen as mentioned in next step.

Step 6: By default install Cydia is selected just press Next. You will see different messages on RedSn0w screen with progress bars. Finally a screen saying “The rest of this process takes place on your device”. Now you will see the RedSn0w icon on your device with progress bar and then black screen with white text lines moving up. It may take some time but your device will reboot and become normal. Now it is jailbroken, but wait ! Read the last step carefully.

Step 7: Now your device is jailbroken untethered or tethered, so it is time to boot tethered if it is tethered jailbroken. How you know it is tethered or untethered. Very simple just run Cydia or Safari if it runs normally you are lucky you got the untethered jailbreak and if these two programs just run and stop it means you need next step.

Step 8: Boot Tethered

Run the RedSn0w program and from the main screen select the second option “Extras” Then Select “Just Boot“. Now you have complete the steps 4 and 5 to put your device in DFU mode. Once the device goes in DFU mode remaining process will complete itself and your device will reboot. Now you have tethered jailbreak installed. Open Cydia and start using jailbreak apps.

jailbreak 5.1.1 Using RedSn0w 0.9.11b4

As mentioned in our previous posts that 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak is going to be released very soon. You can join my blog below so that you never miss the latest news on jailbreak 5.1 and jailbreak 5.1.1 untethered.

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9 comments
nikkichua
nikkichua

my "JAILBREAK" button is greyed out, im using iphone 4s 5.1.1

qwerty
qwerty

you guys should really read first before ask.

kod
kod

iphone 4 in dfu mode still wont recognize with redsnOw?

Stewart
Stewart

Can this jailbreak my iPhone 4s 5.1.1. I hate the wording you guys use. Lol yes or no

Stewart
Stewart

So can this jail real my iPhone 4s 5.1.1

Pod
Pod

I have iphone 4s 5.1 and it doesnt work to jailbreak?

Muz Sha
Muz Sha

It is not for 4S, you should downgrade to 5.0.1 if you have shsh blobs saved with you otherwise no way!!! just wait for new release for 4S