Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPod Touch 3G Using RedSn0w 0.9.10 (Windows) [iOS 5.0.1]


UPDATE: Apple released iOS 5.1 that is only tethered jailbreakable with redsn0w. Apple has stopped signing iOS 5.0.1, so you can NOT restore to 5.0.1 any more (both original and custom), unless you have saved your SHSH keys for 5.0.1. If you are on 5.0.1 you can jailbreak with redsn0w.

This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of your iPod Touch 3G on iOS 5.0.1 firmware using RedSn0w 0.9.10 for Windows.

Untethered jailbreak means that each time you restart your device you will NOT need to connect it to a computer and run utilities.

Important: Please, consider reading our Jailbreak & Unlock FAQ, if you have other device or firmware and especially if you have questions or troubles.

Important information.

Please think first, before you do something.

Step One

Create a folder on your desktop (or any other folder on your computer) called Pwnage

Download the latest version RedSn0w 0.9.10 from here. Save it in the Pwnage folder.


Extract the redsn0w executable from the RedSn0w zip file into the same folder.

Step Two

Connect your iPod to the computer and launch iTunes.

Select your iPod from the list of devices on the left. Create a backup by right-clicking on iPod name in Devices (iTunes left pane) and choosing Back Up.


If you are already on iOS 5.0.1 you can now skip to step three.

Download iPod Touch 3G firmware iOS 5.0.1 to Pwnage folder. It is better to use Firefox, because some browsers (f.e., Safari) extract ipsw:


Open iTunes. Now hold down Option (Mac) or Shift (Windows) key and click the Restore button.


Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the iOS 5.0.1 firmware ipsw. Click the Open button to continue.


iTunes will ask if you want to setup your iPod as a new device or restore from the backup. Choose Restore from Backup if you want to preserve your contacts and other information.


Step Three

Once iTunes has finished updating your iPod to the desired firmware open the Pwnage folder on your desktop and launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier.

On Windows Vista or Windows 7 right click the executable and set it to run as administrator in Windows Vista/XP compatibility mode.


Step Four

Once RedSn0w opens click the Jailbreak button


Step Five

Please plug your iPod into the computer and make sure its OFF then click the Next button


Step Six

RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode.

1. Hold down Power button for 3 seconds.

2. Without releasing Power button, hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.

3. Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device (~15 seconds).

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If you have problems try again.

Step Seven

iPod will reboot and redsn0w will identify the firmware version.


Step Eight

RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data.


Step Nine

From this window you can select the jailbreak options you would like.


Make sure Cydia is selected.

Click the Next button to continue

Step Ten

RedSn0w will then begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.


Step Eleven

Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done.


When your iPod finishes rebooting (5 minutes or so) it will be jailbroken with Cydia installed on the SpringBoard.

Step Twelve

Run Cydia. Let it do all the necessary updates.

Step Thirteen

To have access to the root file system of your iPod (via file managers like iFunBox or iPhone Explorer) install application called afc2add in Cydia.

Step Fourteen

Do not forget to change your default password if you've installed openssh.

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11 Responses to 'Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPod Touch 3G Using RedSn0w 0.9.10 (Windows) [iOS 5.0.1]'

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  1. А возможно поставить эту прошивку на Ipod Touch 3G 8Gb? Насколько известно, этот девайс относится ко второму поколению?


    VillyDaBro-.- Reply:

    а у тебя прошивку 5.0.1 тянет?
    если стоит, значит можно.



    6 Jan 12 at 3:44 pm

  2. поставил я прошивку а приложения пиратские всё равно не пашут
    что делать?help


    admin Reply:

    на каком шаге остановились?


    Stan11 Reply:

    13 шаг
    репозиторий поставил а файл afc2add даж не нашол


    admin Reply:

    потом в search и там искать



    27 Jan 12 at 3:28 pm

  3. а ещё один вопрос подключение девайса к интернету обязательно или нет?


    admin Reply:




    28 Jan 12 at 1:51 pm

  4. а если остановился на шаге 12 а потом продолжить с обновой и скачиванием файлов(прост ви-фи дома нет) или надо выполнять установку за 1 раз?


    admin Reply:

    не обязательно все за 1 раз.



    29 Jan 12 at 3:51 pm

  5. пишет что прошивка не совместима когда пытаюсь обновитсяна 5.0.1, подскажите что делать сос



    29 Jan 12 at 6:43 pm

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