Jailbreak 5.0.1 Semi Untethered with Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 on iPhone 4, 3G, iPod Touch 4G, 3G, iPad [Tutorial]

How to Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 with Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 1, iPod Touch 4G, 3G. Thanks to Dev-team as Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 still able to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 for all iOS devices except iPad 2 and iPhone 4S as the featured an advanced hardware.


The new software, iOS 5.0.1, can be jailbroken using redsn0w 0.9.9b8 and the SemiTether tool can be used on iOS 5.0.1 to bring semi-tethered jailbreak. For more information about the SemiTether.

What's Semi-Untethered jailbreak means :

The main issue of tethered jailbreak is that you need to connect your device to computer to use Redsn0w "Just Boot" tethered option every time your reboot your device. Semi-tethered jailbreak come specially to fix this issue, as it allows you reboot your device without connecting it with computer. So now you have untethered jailbreak on iOS 5. But the main issue is that 99% of jailbreak apps and tweaks won't work at all. So what now ? Semi-tethered jailbreak is only a protection for you if your device reboots while you were away from your computer, but you will be able to use the most important functions of you iPhone until you get home and connect it with Redsn0w.

Supported devices :
  • iPhone 4 (semi untethered)
  • iPhone 3GS new bootrom (semi untethered)
  • iPhone 3GS old bootrom (untethered)
  • iPod touch 4G (semi untethered)
  • iPod touch 3G (semi untethered)
  • iPad 1 (semi untethered)
Of course the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S jailbreaks are not yet available. If you’re looking forward to fast & future jailbreak, better not upgrade to iOS 5.0.1.

Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 Semi Untethered:

Step 1: Download iTunes 10.5 and iOS 5.0.1 final version.

Step 2: Backup your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and restore it using the iOS 5.0.1 IPSW file downloaded from the first step.

Step 3: Download Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 for Windows or Mac OS X .

Step 4: Open Redsn0w and select “Extras” then “Select IPSW” and browse for the iOS 5.0 IPSW file.


Step 5: Now click on “Jailbreak” then “Install Cydia”. You’ll need to follow the on-screen instructions to get your device into DFU mode.

Step 6: Once jailbroken, your device will be rebooted.

Step 7: Now open Redsn0w again and hit “Extras” then “Just Boot”.


Step 8: Follow our previous Guide for “SemiTether” and install the tool to get the semi untethered jailbreak.

If you have any question we will happy to hear from you on comments section.

Update 1: Redsn0w 0.9.9 b9b has been released with 5.0.1 support - Click Here.

Update 2: Jailbreak 5.0.1 untethered has been released, get it now - Click Here

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