How to Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 on A4 Devices Using Redsn0w

by • On May 7, 12 19:24pm, Updated: May 9, 12 13:17pm • 4225 Views

Cydia App LogoIf you are following our blog on regular basis, you would know that just yesterday we informed you all about the latest updated version of Redsn0w, which is available right now for download. You can use the same tool (redsn0w) to jailbreak your A4 devices. So, if you are using devices from A5 series like iPad 2 and the new iPad which is known as iPad 3 then you are pretty much out of luck.

In this post we will show, how to jailbreak A4 devices using the latest redsn0w tool. But before we get into the procedure, please make sure you backup all of your files from your idevices to your computer. This is a very simple yet very important issue that many of us don’t like to do quite often. It’s better to be safe than sorry later. So, just do it. It won’t take that long anyway.

Supported Devices: iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod touch 4G and below. Remember this is a tethered jailbreak.

Step by Step Guide to Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 on A4 Devices
Step 1: Download the latest version of Redsn0w on your computer (Mac or Windows).

Step 2: Download the iOS 5.1 IPSW file (not 5.1.1) manually based on your device (in this case A4 device only) that you want to jailbreak.

Step 3: Once you are done with all the downloading procedures, run the Redsn0w application.
Redsn0w Application WindowStep 4: Click on “Extras” and from the new window click on “Select IPSW” button. Now, locate the IPSW file that you just downloaded on Step 2.

Step 5: At this point you would be taken back to the main window of Redsn0w. So, this time click on “Jailbreak” button. Do not forget to check on “Install Cydia” option available from next window.

Step 6: Now, you must follow the on screen instructions to put your device into DFU mode. Rest of the process would be done automatically.

Wait until the jailbreak process is done properly. Meanwhile you might see some white lines of codes passing through your devices’ screen which is very normal. Let it go on its own flow.

Once the jailbreak process is done successfully, your device will restart and you will see the Cydia icon on your screen. This is the indication that your device is jailbroken. Remember, this is a tethered jailbreak which means if you turn off your device manually or it gets shut off automatically for any reason, you need Redsn0w once again to restart your device. Don’t worry you don’t need to follow the same procedure again.

You can easily do that simply launching redsn0w and then clicking on “Extras”, from the next window select “Just Boot” and you would be back on track. This is pretty much it. Stay tuned for the latest updates on this issue. We would definitely be reporting on any developments regarding new jailbreak.

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