Today Apple seeded iOS 5.0.1 firmware for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to developers. It is now possible to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1. This guide will teach you how to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 firmware using redsn0w on Windows and Mac.
Keep in mind that the procedure to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 firmware is exactly the same as previous iOS 5 firmware releases. Before you begin this procedure, there are a couple of things that you should know first. iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak is a tethered jailbreak, meaning that you will have to connect your device to the computer and boot tethered every time your device reboots. iPad 2 and iPhone 4S can not get an iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak.
That's all you need to remember before proceeding. Having read the warnings, follow the tutorial detailed below to learn how to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 firmware using redsn0w on Windows and Mac.
How To Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1:
Step 1: Download iOS 5.0.1 firmware IPSW for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Step 2: Download iTunes 10.5.1 beta 2 for Windows And Mac
Step 3: Install iOS 5.0.1 on your iOS device. After installation finishes, backup your device
Step 4: Download redsn0w 0.9.9b7 for Windows And Mac
Step 5: Launch redsn0w on your computer and click on Extras followed by Select IPSW. Here you need to select the corresponding public iOS 5 firmware IPSW for your device instead of iOS 5.0.1 firmware IPSW. If you don't have public iOS 5 firmware IPSW, download it from here.
Step 6: Once IPSW has been selected, go back and click on Jailbreak. You will be presented a couple of options from them, click on Install Cydia. Upon clicking next redsn0w will display instructions to put your device in DFU mode. Follow instructions to put iOS device in DFU mode. Once device is in DFU mode, redsn0w will begin to jailbreak it.
After the jailbreak is applied, your device will automatically reboot. Now to be able to use Cydia and other jailbreak functions, you will to boot your device tethered. To do that, simply connect your device to the computer, launch redsn0w and click on Extras. There, click on Just Boot and follow the instructions to boot your device jailbroken on iOS 5.0.1 firmware tethered.
This is all you need to know in order to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 firmware using redsn0w on Windows and Mac. If you face any problems, leave a comment below.