How to Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 Using Sn0wbreeze 2.8b11?

With the recent update on iOS 5.x fixing battery issues, the jailbreaking has turned to iOS 5.0.1. Here’s how to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 on Windows using Sn0wbreeze. The jailbreak (iOS 5.0.1) is tethered, which means you’d need to boot it with the software running. Jailbreak your iOS 5.0.1 device here:

Apple fixed the battery issues with its iOS 5.0.1. And we also had news about the untethered jailbreak not working on the update. But here’s something that we all expected. Jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1.

Yes, it’s a tethered jailbreak, but nonetheless very useful. Here’s how to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1.

This tutorial teaches you how to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 on Windows using sn0wbreeze 2.8b11 so you’ll need:

  • sn0wbreeze 2.8b11 (download from here)
  • iOS 5.0.1 IPSW file
  • a Windows PC
  • an iOS 5 device which you can restore to iOS 5.0.1

How to Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1

Step One: Download and install Sn0wbreeze 2.8b11 (which was released just before the release of iOS 5.0.1)

Step Two: Run the software.
You’ll be greeted with the welcome screen. Ready? You don’t have to connect your device as of now.

Step Three: The software will now ask for the IPSW file.
Locate the IPSW file that you downloaded. This should be iOS 5.0.1 IPSW.

Step Four: Now the IPSW will be verified by Sn0wbreeze.
Click on the blue arrow once again to proceed.

Step Five: Opt for Expert Mode on the next screen.

Step Six: Choose Build IPSW on the next screen.
You’ll have plenty of options here, including Unlock (for being able to unlock the GSM baseband of your iPhone). For now, go for the Build IPSW.

After a while, sn0wbreeze will display the message that the iOS 5.0.1 has been pwned.

It’s time to connect your device now. Connect your device and follow the instructions being shown to jailbreak your iDevice.

Step Seven: Connect your iPhone/iPod to the system.
Hit okay after this and you will be guided to put your iDevice into the DFU mode.

Step Eight: After that process is complete, you will be asked to restore via iTunes.
This is where it gets important. Press the left Shift and click on “Restore” button on the iTunes restore window.

Step Nine: Choose the local IPSW file which was pwned by sn0wbreeze and click OK.
Your device is now jailbroken.

Steps for a Tethered Boot

Step One: Open iBooty found on your desktop now (after you installed sn0wbreeze)

Step Two: Instructions will be shown to put your iDevice into the DFU mode. Follow those to enter your iDevice into the DFU mode.

Step Three: Right after this, your iDevice will spring up and that’s it! It’s jailbroken, free and ready for Cydia apps!

Things to Note

This is tethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1. That’s the recent update Apple provided after it heard of the battery issues on iOS 5 devices like iPhone 4S. The jailbreak works on all devices prior to iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0.1. If you want to jailbreak your device, you can even upgrade your device to iOS 5.0.1 and proceed with the jailbreak.

But this is tethered jailbreak. That means every time you restart your iPhone or iPod Touch, you’ll need to connect it to your PC/Mac running the iBooty software and follow the same process again.

You might want to check out iOS 5 Untethered Jailbreaking


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