How To: Jailbreak iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G On iOS 5.1.1 Using RedSn0w 0.9.10b8b [Windows]

Yesterday we shared with you how to Jailbreak your iPod Touch 4G or iPod Touch 3G on the newly released iOS 5.1.1 firmware using the Mac OS X version of RedSn0w 0.9.10b8b. As we like to create both a Mac OS X and Windows version of our guides however, this guide will teach you how to Jailbreak your iPod Touch 4G or iPod Touch 3G on the iOS 5.1.1 firmware tethered using the Windows version of RedSn0w 0.9.10b8b.

iPod Touch iOS 5.1.1 Jailbreak RedSn0w Windows

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 0.9.10b8b. You can download RedSn0w 0.9.10b8b from the iJailbreak Downloads Section by clicking here or from the direct link below:

Download RedSn0w 0.9.10b8b (Windows)

Step 2) – Once you have downloaded RedSn0w you will need to extract it by right clicking on the and click the extract to folder option.

 RedSn0w 0.9.10b8b Windows Guide

When RedSn0w has been extracted find the redsn0w.exe file, right click on it and click the Run as administrator option (if applicable).

RedSn0w 0.9.10b8b Windows Guide

Step 3) – With RedSn0w running you will need to click the Jailbreak button.

RedSn0w 0.9.10b8b Windows Guide

Step 4) – After clicking the Jailbreak button you will come to a screen where you will need to put your iPod Touch into DFU mode.

RedSn0w 0.9.10b8b Windows Guide

Read through and follow the instructions presented to you which is to plug in and power off your iPod Touch and then click the next button when you are ready to begin the DFU mode process.

Step 5) – When you click the next button you will need to follow the instructions presented to you in real-time to put your iPod Touch into DFU mode.

  • 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.
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Step 6) – After you successfully enter DFU mode RedSn0w 0.9.10b8b will begin preparing your iPod Touch for the Jailbreak.

Step 7) – Once RedSn0w has finished preparing your iPod Touch 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.

RedSn0w 0.9.10b8b Windows Guide

Step 8 ) – After you have specified your Jailbreak options you can click the next button and RedSn0w 0.9.10b8b will begin jailbreaking your iPod Touch. DO NOT interrupt or use the computer during this time. When your iPod Touch is finished being jailbroken it will boot up with the Apple logo and not go any further. This is because you have a tethered Jailbreak and you will need to put your iPod Touch back in DFU mode and use RedSn0w 0.9.10b8b to boot it back into a functional and Jailbroken state.

Step 9) – As explained previously when you Jailbreak your iPod Touch tethered you will need to plug it into your computer every time your iPod Touch loses power to regain all functionality. Thus, to reboot your iPod Touch into a functional and Jailbroken state you will need to launch RedSn0w again, click the Extras Button > then click the Just boot button and you will simply need to put your iPod Touch into DFU mode again.

RedSn0w 0.9.10b8b Windows Guide

Congratulations! Your iPod Touch 4G or iPod Touch 3G should now be Jailbroken on the iOS 5.1.1 firmware For more tutorials visit the How To Jailbreak Section. Leave any questions or further thoughts in the comments section below.

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  • tristin

    Awesome. Thanks man. I can’t seem to figure out how to downgrade it won’t work, so I tied tethered and it works awesome. Just a minor inconveinience having to boot with redsn0w every time :)

  • Newbie Boy

    does this work for ipod touch 2g also thank for help

  • Anynomus

    it keeps saying wating for reboot when I have rebooterd it

  • iΔdφRe80h8§†Δ†e

    no!!! RedSn0w doesn’t allow iPodTouch 2G MC model.

  • Darwin Guo

    i had been waiting for a long time but then it crashed

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  • Ben Fortune

    This is also happening to me. Do you not get the menu
    For installing cydia?

  • Buffaloboybrady

    help i keep on jailbreaking and then booting as tethered and it looks like its downloading files and stuff but when i get on my ipod nothing has changed

  • Nomats427

    Will this work for iPod Touch 3gen 5.1

  • Dinodragonspy

    why does it always get stuck at waiting for reboot

  • Dinodragonspy

    how does this actually work? it keeps sticking on waiting to reboot! why won’t it jailbreak my ipod already!

  • Kevin Marquez

    can’t get in dfu mode i asked my friends and they said its because i have the MC540LL model what do i do?

  • hmhorne

    my cydia doesn’t work. it doesn’t pull up.

  • Flakiss_2008

    same thing is happening to me i can’t get cydia it does the process and when i check for cydia is not there?

  • JDavidDalusong

    Is This Untethered ?

  • Andrewmarco

    u most go do cydia after you jailbreak ur device and install Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether
    and i wont get just boot ur device again

  • Yonasyohannes86

    everytime I try this I get to a screen and it asks for my ipsw file. i have no idea what that is…

  • Aznhuy_20

    my ipod dosnt even turn on now/  can even restore it.
    the redsn0w crashed after patching kernel part :| now ipod wont work

  • Sherrainajefferson123

    it says that the rest of the process is done on my device but nothing comes up

  • Luketimurfather

    How do you get cydia?

  • Spk3250

     Same here. All the process happened and I too get Cydia in the home screen but nothing else has changes except an option of battery percentage in Settings–General–Usage..
    And the when I click/touch the Cydia icon, nothing happens..

    have you got any idea about the benefits of this jailbreak??

  • Roxalenaayala

    when rebooting it always stops at “waiting for DFU device” what do i do???

  • Rodney

    my ipod is stuck on the loading part after i finished jailbreaking it .

  • Alexphilleo

    My iPod rejected the jailbreak and all my standard apple apps that I did not download like iTunes app store notes calendar etc. Are now gone but I can search for them on my iPod and when I try to click them it says unsupported URL what happened?

  • AlexandriaDanielleKinkade

    Cydia is there but wont open what did i do wrong?

  • guest

    this is bullshit my cydia dosent work

  • Ian Simon_tolentino

    Will there be a 5.1.1 ios for itouch 2g?

  • John JOhn

    For anyone saying that Cydia wont open, try rebooting your device with redsnow.

  • Mattrom

    i did it it rejected it!!! i unpluged it when it said all done and before my ipod went to lock screen. now i cant get wifi anymore dafuq happened???????

  • Samsiso

    how do we actually put the ipod off?…i mean do we completley turn the ipod to sleep mode or we just do the normal off button stuff?

  • Kelly_510

    this doesnt work at all ! is asks for a bunch of things !

  • SrazZz

    After numerous times, this does not work on my iPod Touch 4G… ( It is that cydia does not want to start )

  • !) !@r(a)n(d)o(m)

    redsnow is shit!!! dont work

  • Fuck you redsnow

    It Killed my ipod touch, fuck you redsnow

  • Jonathan

    Hello Guys, this is my first time to Jailbreak my ipod and i thought when it was not open during installation it was lost, then when i check my laptop its normal then after installation its successfully Jailbroken, its opened it self and this site will help me alot, so for others want to ask how to do it kindly email me at

    Thanks GUys,,,,!!!

  • Jonathan

    Somebody told me about installing of thetered like this, they say my ipod cannot open anymore once i installed this, only Apple Logo will appear on my ipod, but when i try, its working and i also tried to off the ipod then i open it again its normally working, when i installed using this site it was installed normally, but i was shocked for your comment guys, if what happen on your ipod?

  • Keenan

    I just tried to jailbreka my ipod touch 4g, and now it wont turn back on after the jailbreak was over? What do I have to do to get it back on? *Note, it doesn’t even show up on my computer after I plug it in..

  • Olivia

    if i shut it off waht will happen or what if it dies?

  • sammy

    thank mine ipod touch 4g is now jailbroken

  • jp

    i accidenly turned off my i pod 4g, when i turned it back on cydia and all my other jailbreak apps won’t open…when i tried to go and reboot it under extras it didn’t work.

  • chris123

    hey this just happened to me? what do i do?

  • FuckYou

    Hey asshole thanks alot! No my iPod is broken and says that i have to install to iTunes

  • user1234

    did you ever get this fixed and if so how?

  • user1234

    could you get your fixed? this happened to me and i dont know what to do

  • Anonymous

    This sucks I lost all the Apple apps and I don’t know how to get them back! I don’t even have Cydia! I have been sitting here for like 2 hours studying about this and this happened.

  • Anonymous

    How do I get my Apple apps back and Cydia?

  • Hêñrŷ

    Can we jailbreak without pc or mac.