As we all know Redsnow is by far the most popular and most used jailbreak tool so far and it represents what the jailbreak community call to be the “Old Faithful”. The latest version can jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 untethered for all iDevices. I know that nowadays you have plenty of jailbreak tools to choose from, but it seems that no matter iOS version is released the guys from iPhone Dev Team never let us down and within just a few days from the official iOS release they bring a jailbreak support for our iDevices.
The latest version of Dev Team’s “precious” is called Redsnow 0.9.12b2 and it brings us the much anticipated untethered jailbreak iOS 5.1.1. You may want to know that this latest Redsnow version uses Absinthe’s exploit in order to provide you the untethered jailbreak support. Among other things Redsnow 0.9.12b2 will now explicitly ask users of A4 or lower iDevice users if they want to inject rocky-racoon using the DFU ramdisk or the backup/restore method. Also you will notice a fix for the iBooks issue that iPhone 3GS with oldroom has it.
If you’ve already jailbroken your iDevice with the new bad boy in town aka Absinthe jailbreak tool then you don’t really need to use Redsnow. However if you rely on a carrier unlock then you really need Redsnow 0.9.12b2 or Snowbreeze 2.9.6 in order to restore to a custom firmware. Take notice that this is possible for A4 users only (iPhone 4S or iPad 2, 3 not supported).
Check out below our list with the compatible iDevices with the latest untethered jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 with Redsnow.
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 3GS
- iPad (3rd gen)
- iPad 2
- iPad 1
- iPod touch 3G
- iPod touch 4G
- Apple TV 2G
Now let’s start our complete step-by-step guide on how to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 untethered with Redsnow 0.9.12b2.
Step 1: First of all just click here to Download Redsnow 0.9.12b2 for Mac or Windows.
Step 2: Select the “Jailbreak” Option, then select “Cydia” and sit back and relax while Redsnow does its magic.
Note for Unlockers: If you rely on a carrier unlock select the “Extras” option and then click “Custom IPSW” option. Select the required iOS 5.1.1 IPSW file (you need to download iOS 5.1.1 before this) and wait while Redsnow creates the custom iPSW file for you. After the process is complete you will now need to select the “Pwned DFU” option from the “Extras” tree and then restore your iPhone to the previously created custom IPSW file. After this you can use the latest Ultrasnow 1.2.7 version to unlock your iDevice to the older baseband.
Step 3: After your iDevice reboots you should now see the marvelous Cydia icon right on your home-screen. I guess it’s not so difficult to jailbreak after all.
Congrats! You’ve successfully jailbreak untethered your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running on iOS 5.1.1 with Redsnow 0.9.12b2. Now run Cydia and get your hands on those great apps that you’ve hungered for.