How To: Jailbreak A4 iOS Devices Running iOS 5.1.1 Untethered With RedSn0w 0.9.12b1 [Windows]
A few days ago we told you how to Jailbreak your A4 iOS device with the Mac OS X version of RedSn0w 0.9.12b1. This specific RedSn0w Jailbreak involved a slightly different process, in which you placed your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad in DFU mode before clicking the Jailbreak button. While this may sound simple to those experienced Jailbreakers out there, for those just entering the Jailbreaking community a helping hand is always appreciated. As such, in this how to guide you will learn how to Jailbreak your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G or iPad 1G Untethered on the iOS 5.1.1 firmware with the Windows version of RedSn0w 0.9.12b1.
RedSn0w 0.9.12b1 Windows iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak
Step 1) – The first thing you will need to do is download the latest version of RedSn0w, which at the time of writing this how to guide is RedSn0w 0.9.12b1. You can download RedSn0w 0.9.12b1 from the iJailbreak Downloads Section by clicking here or from the direct link below:
Download RedSn0w 0.9.12b1 (Windows)
Step 2) – Once you have downloaded RedSn0w you will need to extract it by right clicking on the redsn0w_win_0.9.12b1.zip and click the extract to folder option.
When RedSn0w has been extracted find the redsn0w.exe file, right click on it and click the Run as administrator option (if applicable).
Step 3) – Before going any further with RedSn0w you will need to place your A4 iOS device into DFU mode. To do this you will need to follow the instructions present to you below:
- Hold down Power (corner) button for 5 seconds.
- Without releasing the Power button, also hold down the Home (bottom center) button along with the Power button for 10 seconds.
- Without releasing the home button, stop holding down the power button for up to 15 seconds.
Step 4) – Once your iOS device is in DFU mode you should note that at the bottom of RedSn0w 0.9.12b1 it says “Connected: iOS device (DFU mode)”. When you do indeed see this you will need to click the Jailbreak button.
Step 5) – After clicking the Jailbreak button you will notice RedSn0w will immediately start preparing your iOS device for the iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak.
Step 6) – When RedSn0w 0.9.12b1 has finished preparing your iOS device for the Jailbreak you will be asked you to specify options to go along with your Jailbreak. The only option that you actually need to make sure is checked is the Install Cydia option. Once you have ensured this option is checked, and any other options you may want, click the Next button.
Note: If you took advantage of the SAM unlock and saved your activation tickets you can simply click the Add activation ticket option, browse for your backed up tickets and have RedSn0w restore them for you.
Step 8 ) – After you have specified your Jailbreak options you can click the next button and RedSn0w 0.9.12b1 will begin Jailbreaking your iOS device. DO NOT interrupt or use the computer during this time. When your iOS device is finished being Jailbroken it will boot up without the need of any assistance because this is an Untethered Jailbreak. When your iOS device is in a functional state, slide-to-unlock, and then tap the new Cydia icon on your SpringBoard (homescreen).
Your iPhone 4/3GS, iPod Touch 4G/3G or iPad 1G should now be Jailbroken Untethered on the iOS 5.1.1 firmware using the Windows version of RedSn0w 0.9.12b1. Congrats! If you have any further questions or thoughts please direct your attention to the comments section.