For those who didn’t know, tethered jailbreak means you’ll have to plug in your device to your computer every time it reboots to boot it again into the jailbreak state. RedSn0w has a “Just Boot” option available in Redsn0w.
Download the required files:
- iOS 5 for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
- iTunes 10.5
- Downlaod Redsn0w 0.9.9b4 (Windows) (Mac OS X)
- iOS 5 GM (Google: iOS 5 GM Download Links)
Make sure you’ve installed iTunes 10.5 or later, then connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch and backup your personal data before restoring to iOS 5.
Connect your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad to iTunes 10.5 or later, hold down the Shift (Windows) or Alt/Option (Mac) key and hit the restore button on iTunes and select the downloaded iOS 5 IPSW file.
Once the restore process is completed;
- Run RedSn0w,
- Click on Extras button
- Now click on Select IPSW button
- Browse and select the downloaded iOS 5 GM IPSW file
- Hit the Back button.
Click on Jailbreak and then check mark the Install Cydia option.
Now follow the on-screen instructions to enter your device in DFU mode.
As soon as your iDevice enters DFU Mode, RedSn0w will start jailbreaking it, which should be completed within few minutes. That’s it!
Like I told you earlier, it’s a tether jailbreak which requires you to connect your iPhone to the PC in order to boot it after each reboot. Here’s how to can tether boot iPhone with RedSn0w:
Tethered Boot iOS 5
- Run the Redsn0w
- Hit Extras, then Just Boot.
- Hit next, follow the on-screen instructions to enter into DFU mode.
This should boot your device. Don’t forget to repeat the tether boot process evertime you reboot your device.