If you are looking to Jailbreak your iPod Touch 4G or 3G running iOS 5, you will be glad to know this is now possible with RedSn0w. The Dev-Team have even recently updated RedSn0w to improve reliability while jailbreaking the iOS 5 firmware. This new version of RedSn0w is RedSn0w 0.9.9b6, and if you are currently jailbroken on the iOS 5 firmware using a previous version of RedSn0w, we recommend re-jailbreaking your iPod Touch with RedSn0w 0.9.9b6 (if you are re-jailbreaking your iPod Touch ensure you uncheck install Cydia).
Note #1: RedSn0w 0.9.9b6 is a tethered jailbreak.
Note #2: If you would like to update to iOS 5 you can follow our detailed guide by clicking here.
Jailbreak iOS 5 On iPod Touch With RedSn0w 0.9.9b6
Step 1: Download RedSn0w 0.9.9b6 for Windows from the iJailbreak Downloads Section or using the download mirror below:
Mirror #1: RedSn0w 0.9.9b6 (Windows)
Step 2: Once you have downloaded RedSn0w to your desktop you will need to launch it. Do this now by clicking the executable file.
Step 3: With RedSn0w 0.9.9b6 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 0.9.9b6 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.
You should now have a Jailbroken iPod Touch 4G or iPod Touch 3G running the iOS 5 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.9b6. For more how to’s visit the How To Jailbreak Section. Leave any questions in the comment section below…