Jailbreak the iPhone 4S on 5.0 or 5.0.1 firmware

Posted: May 12, 2012

Who is this guide for?
  • iPhone 4S only.
  • Must already be on 5.0 or 5.0.1 firmware (9A405/9A406).
  • I used OS X 10.7.4.
  • I used iTunes 10.6.1.

Thanks again go out to the iPhone Dev Team for providing this amazing, and FREE program for customizing the iPhone. You can visit their blog here. You can read their notes regarding this jailbreak here.

This method could cease to work should Apple block this in a new firmware update. This won't necessarily last forever.





Step 1.

Download redsn0w 0.9.11b1 or later here. Decompress the zip file and a folder will appear. Drag the application into your Mac's Applications folder. Overwrite any previous versions.

iPhone




Step 2.

Launch redsn0w and click Jailbreak.

iPhone



You'll see this next.

iPhone



This pop up will appear.

iPhone



On your iPhone you'll see this. Press the Install button. Press Install Now.

iPhone       iPhone



Press Next. Press Done.

iPhone       iPhone





Redsn0w will prepare the jailbreak.

iPhone



You'll receive this pop up next.

iPhone



Slide the VPN toggle to ON. It will connect.

iPhone       iPhone



You'll receive an error message which you can ignore. The VPN will then turn itself off.

iPhone



You'll receive this pop up next.

iPhone



You can now close Redsn0w.

iPhone






Return to top of page