Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 Untethered

Well, as we know iOS6 is not worth losing your jailbreak but even if you want iOS6 on your iDevice and want it jailbroken, the privilege is only limited to A4 or lower based iDevices due to the upgraded bootrom in A5 and above SoCs. But if you have a compatible device for that you can head over to this step by step detailed guide and get a tethered jailbreak for now.

But as said above iOS6 is not worth that. So, i though of posting a step by step guide on how to jailbreak your iDevice if you are on iOS 5.1.1.

But before we get cracking lets see the list of compatible devices.
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPad
  • iPad 2
  • The New iPad
  • iPod Touch(4th Generation)
  • iPod Touvh(3rd Generation)
  • Apple TV (2nd Generation)
In a nutshell, all iOS 5 compatible devices can be jailbroken as of now.

One more thing, there are two main jailbreaking softwares, redsn0w and greenpois0n.
They do basically the same thing but there is one specific difference. 
In redsn0w, you either need the IPSW files of iOS you want to jailbreak or at least internet on the system you are going to use for jailbreak process so that redsn0w can identify the iOS version and get required kernel headers. Also you have to put the device in DFU mode during the process which can be tacky sometimes.Whereas in greenpois0n, nothing else is needed after you are done downloading the greenpois0n's absinthe 2.0.4 software.
But you shall not worry, this guide includes procedure for both ways so you can choose on the basis of what you have and how you want to do it. Though i personally prefer greenpois0n because of its simplicity and hassle free usage.


First up, Greenpois0n.


Step 1:If your iDevice is not updated to iOS 5 then do so by downloading respective IPSW file from below and then opening iTunes and clicking on restore while pressing shift key and then pointing to the IPSW file you just downloaded. If your iDevice is updated then you can proceed.
You can directly update your device using iTunes but if you are gonna use the data why not directly get the IPSWs in case you want to re-update your iDevice or update an acquaintances' similar iDevice.
Note: The process works for iOS5 and all lower iOS versions.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone, Open iTunes and click on backup(In case a problem occurs while jailbreaking).

Step 3: Download the latest version of greenpois0n from one of the links given below.
Step 4: Extract the contents of the zip folder and click on absinthe-win-2.0.4.exe and then it will consolidate the contents in the same folder.


Step 5: Now click on absinthe.exe and connect your iDevice. It will show that your device has been detected. If there are no errors then just click the jailbreak button, sit back and let absinthe do its job.





Note: During the process your iPhone screen will show 'Restore In Progress'. Dont worry its just getting jailbroken.


Step 6: When it say 'Done', jailbreak is DONE. You can now enjoy it.

When you run Cydia for the first time select your category to be user and let it load.



Now lets look at how to jailbreak using Redsn0w.



Step 1:If your iDevice is not updated to iOS 5 then do so by downloading respective IPSW file from below and then opening iTunes and clicking on restore while pressing shift key and then pointing to the IPSW file you just downloaded. If your iDevice is updated then you can proceed.

You can directly update your device using iTunes but if you are gonna use the data why not directly get the IPSWs in case you want to re-update your iDevice or update an acquaintances' similar iDevice.
Note: The process works for iOS5 and all lower iOS versions.

Step 2:Connect your iPhone, Open iTunes and click on backup(In case a problem occurs while jailbreaking).

Step 3:You need to download latest version of redsn0w which you can do using the requisite link from below.
Step 4: Extract the contents of the zip file you just downloaded and run redsn0w.exe in administrator mode.(Right Click->Administrator mode)



Step 5: Connect your iDevice to the computer and switch it off. Yes, you heard it right you need a connected switched off device. You have to connect A5 devices (iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPad 3) in normal mode.

Step 6: Now in redsn0w click on Jailbreak.Now, it will instruct you how to put your device in DFU mode(which can be checked by seeing if your iDevice is recognized by your computer but screen is black on your device). If your device restarts, try the process again until you can get your iDevice in DFU mode. Do not dishearten or frustrate if you cant do it in first go, its usual for jailbreakers and do not worry it wont harm your device.



Step 7: After succesfully putting your device in DFU mode, you will be moved to next screen where be sure to select Install Cydia option.

Now you will see redsn0w getting kernel patches and doing its business. Then when on screen you will see done written, use of your computer is done now and your device will boot up.

You will now see a bunch of codes running around in your screen and then pineapple logo and now when the device restarts you will have a jailbroken iDevice with cydia installed on it.



When you run Cydia for the first time select your category to be user and let it load.


So here you can see redsn0w is a bit tackier process then greenpois0n for simple jailbreak but for advanced options like saving your blobs redsn0w is recommened.

Hope you liked the guide and found it useful.:)
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1 comment:

  1. Hacking the iphone5 ios has never been easier. This is a nice guide to jailbreak the phone.

    -Mrs.Loftus

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