Jailbreak iOS 5 in Windows On iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad & iPod Touch Using Redsn0w 0.9.8b1

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iOS53 | Jailbreak iOS 5 in Windows On iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad & iPod Touch Using Redsn0w 0.9.8b1These days the buzz about the iOS 5 is building up in full swing. And new tools to jailbreak the iOS 5 are finally starting to roll out. Earlier, we bought you a guide on How to Install iOS 5 Beta on the iPhone Without Any Apple Dev Account! Only days after, iPhone Dev-Team was not only able to jailbreak the iOS 5 on the iDevices and demonstrate it on the iPod Touch 4th Gen, but they also released an updated version of the Redsn0w 0.9.8, that allows to everyone to jailbreak their iDevice on iOS 5! And we brought you a step-by-step guide to achieve the jailbreak of iOS 5 on your iDevice.

But that was only for the Mac. Now the great news is that iPhone dev-team has released a windows version of the Redsn0w as well! So, if you are on Windows and want to jailbreak your iOS 5 on say an iPhone, then no need to wait anymore. Here is a quick guide and information about the new Redsn0w 0.9.8b1 for Windows to jailbreak your iDevice (except iPad 2)

image8 | Jailbreak iOS 5 in Windows On iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad & iPod Touch Using Redsn0w 0.9.8b1

Here is the compatibility list of the Redsn0w 0.9.8:

  • iPod touch 3G
  • iPod touch 4G
  • iPad 1
  • iPhone3GS
  • iPhone4 (GSM)
  • iPhone4 (CDMA)

Now before we go any further please make sure that you read and understand the notes/warnings below from iPhone Dev-Team!

UNLOCKERS AND THOSE PRESERVING THEIR UNLOCKABLE BASEBANDS SHOULD STAY FAR AWAY FROM THIS! You will very likely lose your unlockable baseband if you try to install iOS 5.

THIS JAILBREAK IS INTENDED ONLY FOR DEVELOPERS OF JAILBROKEN APPS! There are just too many broken components (Apple’s official apps, 3rd-party App Store apps, Cydia apps, MobileSubstrate apps, etc) for this to be useful to anyone but those truly looking to fix bugs in their iOS 5 jailbroken apps.  (Seriously!)

THIS REDSN0W WILL NOT HACTIVATE 5.0b1! You need to be an iOS developer with a registered UDID to get past all the new activation screens.  PLEASE DON’T PIRATE APPLE SOFTWARE! Only registered devs with Macs can develop iOS applications, and only those people will have legitimate access to the beta IPSWs.

THIS IS A TETHERED JAILBREAK ONLY! No new exploits are being exposed with this jailbreak (it uses geohot’s limera1n bootrom exploit), but that comes at a cost.  You will need to use redsn0w to “Just boot tethered now”  to be able to use many things, including Cydia and Safari.  If you see a white icon for Cydia, or if Cydia or Safari crash when you open them, it’s because you didn’t boot tethered.

IF YOU HAVE THE 06.15 BASEBAND ON YOUR 3GS…this redsn0w will get you past the iTunes restore error you’ll get when using the stock IPSW (nobody other than those with the 06.15 baseband should be going anywhere near the stock IPSW!).

There is a lot of important information above. First and foremost this is only a tethered jailbreak solution! Furthermore, please stay away if you are relying on the carrier unlock for your iDevice. Finally, this is only meant to be for the developers.

Warning: Rooting, Jailbreaking or customizing your device can be risky, and you may end-up bricking your device! Follow the instructions posted here at your own responsibility as InspiredGeek will not be responsible for any damage to your device.

Note: Please stay away from this method if your phone is dependent on a carrier unlock!


Now if you agree to the all above then follow these instructions:

Programs required:

  • Redsn0w 0.9.8 (Mac/Windows)
  • Access to stock iOS 5 firmware (you can download it from the Apple iOS dev center)
  • iTunes 10.5 beta (it can be downloaded from Apple iOS dev center)


Now for the instructions they are exactly the same for the Windows version as they were for jailbreaking the iOS 5 beta 1 on the Mac using the Redsn0w. So, you can follow our instructions from the guide below that we posted few days back to jailbreak your iDevice on iOS 5.

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