Today iPhone Dev Team has released the PwnageTool 5.0.1 that can jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 untethered while preserving the baseband for your iPhone device. So real advantage is that you will retain your current baseband to unlock later on using Ultrasn0w. Please note that PwnageTool is Mac Only! This is NOT the only option as users can also use the latest Redsn0w tool to get untethered jailbreak on iOS 5.0.1 on their iDevice. We have already detailed guides on how to use the Redsn0w for this purpose both in Mac and Windows. In case, you are on Mac and you faced problems with the use of Redsn0w to get untethered jailbreak then use this tool that is Mac exclusive.
Note: 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 Inspired Geek will not be responsible for any damage to your device.
Just follow these instructions to do the untethered jailbreak of your iDevice while preserving the baseband on a Mac OS X Using PwnageTool 5.0.1:
- PwnageTool 5.0.1 (link)
- Download stock iOS 5.0.1 firmware for your device.
- Download Latest iTunes Software
Step 1: Download the PwnageTool 5.0.1 and iOS 5.0.1 stock firmware and save both of them to the desktop.
Step 2: Next step is to build iOS 5.0.1 custom firmware for which Launch PwnageTool in “expert mode” and select your iDevice which in our case is iPhone 3GS.
Step 3: Locate iOS 5.0.1 which we copied on the desktop in step 1.
Step 5: Once the custom firmware has been produced you need to go into DFU mode by clicking on DFU button in the PwnageTool.
Step 6: Launch iTunes application and select your iOS device from the sidebar.
Step 7: For Windows users press and hold left shift button and for Mac users press and hold “Alt” button on the key while clicking on “restore” button and select Custom iOS 5.0.1 ipsw file which we cooked in step 4.
Step 8: Final step!, just wait till iTunes finish installing/restoring custom ipsw firmware on your iDevice.
Step 9: Done & Enjoy Untethered Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 on your iDevice with the preserved baseband for unlocking!
You can also use Redsn0w to jailbreak while preserving the baseband of your device. Follow our guide that we posted earlier:
- Preserve Baseband & Untethered Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 On iPhone 4/3GS, iPhone 4 CDMA Using Redsn0w 0.9.10b1 [Windows/Mac Guide]
Now to unlock your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS on iOS 5.0.1 follow our latest guide:
If you want to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 on your iDevice but NOT concerned about preserving the baseband of your iDevice then please follow our guide:
- Untethered Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 On iPhone 4/3GS, iPhone 4 CDMA, iPad1, iPod Touch Using Redsn0w 0.9.10b1 [Windows/Mac Guide]
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