How To: Jailbreak iOS 5 With RedSn0w 0.9.9b5 On iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G [MAC OS X]

Last night the Dev-Team released RedSn0w 0.9.9b5. In this new version (for Mac OS X users only at this time) you can Jailbreak the official iOS 5 firmware in only a few clicks. Follow our step-by-step guide below to Jailbreak tethered the iPod Touch 4G and iPod Touch 3G running the official iOS 5 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.9b5 on Mac OS X.

Note: If you would like to update to iOS 5 you can follow our detailed guide by clicking here.

Step 1) Download RedSn0w 0.9.9b5 for Mac OS X using the download mirror below or through the iJailbreak Downloads Section.

Mirror #1: RedSn0w 0.9.9b5 (Mac OS X)

Step 2) Once you have downloaded RedSn0w 0.9.9b5 you will need to launch it by double clicking on the redsn0w app.

Step 3) With RedSn0w 0.9.9b5 up and running you will simply need to click the Jailbreak button.

Step 4) You will come to a screen where you will need to put your iPod Touch into DFU mode. Read through and follow the instructions presented to you which is to plug in and power off your iPod Touch and click the Next button.

Step 5) When you click the Next button you will need to follow the instructions presented to you 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.

Step 6) After you successfully enter DFU mode RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data. Once that’s done ensure the “Install Cydia” option is checked and click the Next button.


Step 7) RedSn0w will begin jailbreaking your iPod Touch. DO NOT interrupt or use your Mac during this time. When your iPod Touch is finished being jailbroken it will reboot into a jailbroken state.

Optional: Booting Tethered - When you Jailbreak your iPod Touch running the official iOS 5 you will have a tethered Jailbreak. Meaning in order for your iPod Touch to turn back on you will need to boot it using RedSn0w (this applies every time your iPod Touch looses power). To do this launch RedSn0w again and click the Extras button > then click the Just boot button and you will need to put your iPod Touch into DFU mode again.

Note: Yes, you need to do this every time your iPod Touch looses power.

Congrats! You should now have a jailbroken iPod Touch 4G or iPod Touch 3G running the iOS 5. Visit the How To Jailbreak Section for more how to’s from iJailbreak.com. Leave any questions in the comment section below…

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  • Jahnkeanater

    There is something wrong with the timer for putting your device in dfu mode. everything else works fine its just annoying not having the timer thing.

  • Lampen_1

    the cydia icon is just a white box and when i click it i crashes instantly?

  • John
  • Zhang_the_tb

    Just boot into DFU mode. Cydia wont work in a normal boot

  • Indergodofthunder

    run redsnow again and just enetr dfu mode that should make it work

  • Fyaz

    Hi.. i hav ipod 3g ios5.. can i jail break it. if so , canu give me the link..