How To: Jailbreak iPod Touch 4G, 3G Untethered On iOS 5.0.1 Using RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 [Mac OS X]

The iPhone Dev-Team recently took advantage of Pod2G’s Untethered Jailbreak exploit and integrated it into a new version of RedSn0w dubbed RedSn0w 0.9.10b1. In this specific how to guide from you will learn how to Jailbreak the iPod Touch 4G or iPod Touch 3G untethered running the iOS 5.0.1 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 on the Mac OS X operating system.

Note: If you are already Jailbroken tethered on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware you may want to use the Corona 5.0.1 Untether Cydia package instead. Click here for more information.

RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 Untethered Jailbreak

Step 1) Download RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 for Mac OS X using the download mirror below or through the iJailbreak Downloads Section.

Download RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 (Mac OS X)

Download RedSn0w 0.9.10b2 (Mac OS X)

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

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

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. Read through and follow the instructions presented to you which is to plug in and power off your iPod Touch and click then 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.


Step 6) After you successfully enter DFU mode RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 will begin preparing your iPod Touch for the iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak.

Step 7) Once RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 has finished preparing your iPod Touch for the iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak you will be asked you to specify options to go along with your Jailbreak. If you are simply re-jailbreaking your iPod Touch that is running the iOS 5.0.1 firmware jailbroken tethered then you will want to uncheck the install Cydia option. If this is your first time Jailbreaking your iPod Touch running the iOS 5.0.1 firmware then you will want to make sure you have the install Cydia option checked.

Step 8 ) After you have specified your Jailbreak options you can click the next button and RedSn0w 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 reboot into an untethered state.

Step 9) To ensure that this iOS 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak worked you will need to power off your iPod Touch and then simply power on your iPod Touch and wait for it to reboot itself. If your iPod Touch reboots into a usable state then this Untethered iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak worked!

Troubleshooting:  If you are having troubles using RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 to Jailbreak your iPod Touch Untethered on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware, we suggest you try the PwnageTool 5.0.1 or restore to the iOS 5.0.1 firmware and try Jailbreaking your iPod Touch fresh using RedSn0w 0.9.10b1 again.

Voila! You have just Jailbroken your iPod Touch 4G or iPod Touch 3G Untethered on the iOS 5.0.1 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.10b1. For more how to jailbreak guides visit our official How To Jailbreak Section. Don’t forget to leave any questions in the comments below.

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  • Random

    thank you very much i just jailbroke my ipod after attempts and now i have finally done it thank you

  • Vuthanh6

    Why I can not do with my Ipod 5.0.1. After to wait reboot… then ipod restart too. And not complete Jailbreak. Pls help me to do. I have tried from 9.9b8 to 9.10b5c.

  • Dashaa

    i jb my ipod touch 4G but my youtube doesn’t work

  • Lexii

    my ipod keeps turning on in the middle of the reboot and then goes back to factory settings….. i need help. i dont know what to do.

  • SamH

    i hope this works for my iPod touch 3G!

  • NACopelli31

    same with me