The Dev Team has finally released the untethered jailbreak tool that pod2g was working on for a long time. The tool promises to finally give all non-A5 devices a fully untethered jailbreak experience that is so loved by everyone. This is NOT a guide for iPhone 4S and iPad 2. If you have those devices, CLICK HERE INSTEAD!

The iPhone Dev Team was put in charge of the jailbreak a few days ago, while pod2g went off to continue his work on the A5 devices (trying to give the jailbreak to iPhone 4S and iPad 2). After testing, they’ve decided to release it to the world, all packaged up in the familiar redsn0w package we’re all familiar with. They’ve also updated Pwnage tool, in case you’re on a Mac and would prefer to use this instead.

This jailbreak was made extremely easy, and it’s much closer to a one-click jailbreak like we’ve seen from Limera1n and Blackra1n from the Geohot days. This is actually two-clicks, unless you need some special circumstances, like the preservation of your baseband for unlocks.

Here are the basic steps for how to get it, from the Dev Team Blog:

  • The untether is for iOS 5.0.1 on iPhone3GS, iPhone4, iPhone4-CDMA, iPad1, iPod touch 3G, iPod touch 4G
  • If you have one of those devices and are not on 5.0.1 yet, update now!  The SHSH window is still open for 5.0.1  If you unlock via ultrasn0w or gevey, make sure you only get to 5.0.1 via a custom IPSW!  Once you’re at 5.0.1, use the latest redsn0w 0.9.10 to both jailbreak and untether.
  • If you’re already at 5.0.1 with a tethered jailbreak, you have two choices: either run redsn0w 0.9.10 over your current jailbreak (deselect “Install Cydia” if you do that), or install the Cydia package prepared by the chronic devteam.  The patches are the same regardless of which you choose.
  • Some of you are using a hybrid 5.0/5.0.1 configuration.  If so, do not attempt to install this untether over that setup!  You will most likely get into a reboot cycle.  Do a sync and fresh restore to 5.0.1 then install the jailbreak + untether.



If you are currently operating an A4 device that is jailbroken on a tethered iOS 5.0.1 firmware, using Redsn0w, Ac1dSn0w or Sn0wbreeze, then you can easily obtain this untether right now, without the help of a computer. Launch Cydia and download a package named ‘Corona’ which will provide you with an untethered jailbreak right from your device. It’s that easy.


For those of you who rely on unlocks to use the phone on unapproved carriers, whether it be with an Ultrasn0w or Gevey SIM unlock, you MUST preserve the old baseband using “Custom IPSW” option found in Redsn0w or Pwnage Tool. CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE GUIDE on doing this.

Here are the redsn0w download links:
STEP-BY- STEP TUTORIAL: HOW TO JAILBREAK iOS 5.0.1 Untethered with Redsn0w:

Step 1: Download the latest version of Redsn0w from the links that are right above.

Step 2: Start Redsn0w, select “Jailbreak” then check “Install Cydia”

Step 3: Place the device in DFU mode by following the on-screen instructions.

Step 4: Redsn0w gives you an untethered jailbreak…. what, did you expect more steps? :D

Your device will be rebooted into fully untethered jailbreak mode once the software is done with it. :D

Now open Cydia and be sure you have the latest version of Corona!

Please note that many Cydia packages are not compatible with iOS 5+ yet, and some may mess your device up if installed without being updated first. It is your responsibility to know what you’re doing before you do it. I’m giving you a guide on how to get the tools… It’s your job to know how to use them. If you aren’t sure of something, either ask us or stay away from it entirely.

HotTip: If you are having licensing issues with your paid applications, please download and install “Corona 1.0-3”, which was released after this tutorial was created to address the malfunction of launchctl, a key component of Cydia and jailbreaking. Even if you haven’t noticed license issues yet, you may in the future if you don’t install it… so do it anyways.

As always, if you have any questions or need help, please visit us on FACEBOOK and we’ll try to get to you about it.

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