Published On: Sat, Jun 30th, 2012

How To Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 Using RedSnOw

Jailbreaking iOS 5.1.1 using RedsnOw 0.9.12b2 (with and without DFU method)

The latest release from the iPhone Dev Team has made jailbreaking a lot easier. The latest versions of Redsnow 0.9.12b2 and 0.9.12b1 can jailbreak any iOS 5 Apple device. RedsnOw is basically one of the most popular tools for jailbreaking an iDevice. RedsnOw can be used to jailbreak iPhone3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone4, iPhone4S, iPad 1,2,3, iPod 1G,2G,3G,4G and Apple TV.

The exciting feature which has been introduced in the latest versions of Redsnow is that you do not need to put your device into the DFU mode to jailbreak it. But this option is only available for the A5 devices as the latest versions of RedsnOw mainly focus on the A5X chip. iDevices like iPhone 4s, iPad2 and iPad3 have A5X chips on them. As far as the A4 devices are concerned, they will have to be put in the DFU mode in order to get an untethered jailbreak. Currently, the latest iOS version is 5.1.1 which can easily be jailbroken using RedsnOw.

But before you start the jailbreaking process with RedsnOw, you need to keep the following things in mind:

-Backup your iDevice

-Remove the passcode lock

-Remove the backup passcode if there is any

-Read the “Readme” file, located in the RedsnOw folder, thoroughly

-Use famous tools like RedsnOw to jailbreak your iDevice

-Choose the correct version of RedsnOw according to your iOS

-Make sure you know how to put your iDevice into DFU mode

Once you have done all these, you are fully prepared to jailbreak your iDevice. Below are the four simple steps to jailbreak your iOS 5.1.1 Apple device without entering your iDevice into the DFU mode.

1- Connect your Apple iOS 5.1.1 device to your PC

2- Download RedsnOw 0.9.12b1 or 0.9.12b2 and run it.(For this you should know how to download redsnOw Jailbreaking software)

3- Click on jailbreak. The rest of the process will be done automatically and you just need to sit back and relax. The device will restore, respring and eventually restart and the Cydia logo will appear on your home screen.

4- Run Cydia and it will initialize for the first time. It might take a few minutes. Once the initialization completed, your Apple device is successfully jailbroken untethered on iOS 5.1.1.

As far as the Apple A4 and below devices are concerned, they need to be put in the DFU mode while jailbreaking. Therefore to jailbreak an Apple A4 device, you will have to use the tradition DFU-mode jailbreaking method. The step by step guide is as follow:

1-Connect you Apple A4 or below device to your personal computer.

2-Place the device into the DFU mode (DFU mode: pressing the home and the power button together for 5 seconds, then releasing the power button but keep holding the home button until the iDevice enters the DFU mode)

3-Download RedsnOw 0.9.12b1 or 0.9.12b2 and run it

4-Click on jailbreak

5-Once the options menu appear on the screen, check “Install Cydia” and click next

6-Your iDevice will reboot. You will then have to unlock the home screen, and run Cydia. Your A4 or below device is now successfully jailbroken untethered on iOS 5.1.1.

If your are not sure about the difference between RedsnOw and Absinthe Jailbreak then you can see Absinthe vs RedsnOw.

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