How to Jailbreak A4 devices on 5.0.1 with redsn0w 0.9.10b5

By : Mario Dabek posted on January 30, 2012
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Today’s release of redsn0w 0.9.10b5 addresses any DRM iBooks issues that you may have been experiencing on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Reports show, some users have been running into problems with the Digital Rights Management when viewing DRM protected books. Sunday we’ve seen Pod2G tweet

“Hi, I heard some great news from IRC. @planetbeing has fixed Corona issues with iBooks DRMd books. Corona 1.0.6 to be released soon.”

So although developers are working on the next version of Corona, 1.0.6 which we’ll soon see in Cydia, you can now grab this new version of Redsn0w and to address this issue.

If you’re already jailbroken, you can simply run this version of redsn0w ontop of your current installation, however make sure you uncheck the “install cydia box”

Redsn0w 0.9.10b5 comes in both flavors Windows and Mac OS X, and supports the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G, and the iPad 1.

If you are looking to jailbreak your iPhone 4S or iPad 2 check out our tutorial here.

Here is the step by step.

Step 1.

Update your device to iOS 5.0.1, first head to iTunes.com and grab and install the latest iTunes. Then simply connect your device to USB and let iTunes upgrade your device to iOS 5.0.1.

Step 2.

Once you are updated to iOS 5, we can start the jailbreak process, first you will need to start up Redsn0w that you downloaded from the top right corner of this article.

Step 3.

Next, Click the Jailbreak Button

Step 4.

Once you see the instructions to put the device into DFU mode, put the device into DFU mode

Step 5.

Sit back and redsn0w jailbreak your device.

Once you are jailbroken and rebooted, start cydia, let it initialize the file system, which will again cause a reboot, and then you are ready to go.

Check out our previous redns0w video guide here, because it’s an identical procedure.

About this Author
Mario Dabek
Mario Dabek is a technology journalist residing in Ontario, Canada. Covering everything from the latest Apple & Jailbreak news, to writing step by step jailbreak tutorials. Some key contributions include the world famous "Jailbreak Chart" as well as the "100 Reasons to Jailbreak" Video.