A massive upgrade to the Windows jailbreak tools at the 2nd anniversary of Sn0wbreeze brought huge changes in pod2g’s and iOS 5.0.1 untethered Jailbreak. Continue reading to for a full Sn0wbreeze 2.9 tutorial for iOS 5.0.1.
Steps for Sn0wbreeze 2.9 tutorial for iOS 5.0.1 are as follows:
Step 2: Using the ‘app IPSW download tool’, browse for your IPSW firmware and download the required IPSW
Step 3: Sn0wbreeze will place custom IPSW on your desktop.
Step 4: Once custom firmware is created, press OK and put your device into DFU mode. When the device is in DFU mode click Start to enter iREB, this will put your device into PwnedDFU mode to restore custom firmware with iTunes.
Step 5: When your device is verified in PwnedDFU, close Sn0wBreeze and open up iTunes. Through this you will recognize your device in DFU mode. Click restore while holding shift key and, then select your custom firmware that is prefixed with “Sn0wbreeze”.
Step 6: Once your device is restored, you should have a jailbroken device running iOS 5.0.1 untethered. Check for Cydia on your Home screen.
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It is important that you pay heed to Apple’s warning against Jailbreaking and permanently preserve your iOS 5.0.1 untethered Jailbreak to counter any future move from Apple. It is very important that you update to iOS 5.0.1 and save SHSH blobs across all devices including iPad 2 and iPhones 4S. This will allow you to downgrade to iOS 5.0.1 later and secure your access to untethered Jailbreak forever.
Now, we will guide you to create a firmware file for your A4 devices that can always be Jailbroken. Further we will also guide you to preserve the ability to Jailbreak on A5 devices as well.
Step 2: Connect the computer to your iDevice.
Step 3: Using the settings mentioned above in the video, open TinyUmbrella and save your 5.0.1 SHSH blobs. Note: This has to be done fast before Apple update to 5.1 because it is still signing the iOS 5.0.1 firmware. If you saved blobs at Cydia’s server then you can also retrieve it from there.
Step 4: Open RedSn0w and go to Extras > SHSH blobs > Stitch and then point to iOS 5.0.1 firmware for your device, and then select the 5.0.1 SHSH blob. After that RedSn0w will stitch them together. Note: This step only applies to A4 devices like the iPad 1 or iPhone 4.
Step 5: Now save the newly created IPSW file to a safe location. In this way you will always be able to downgrade to iOS 5.0.1 when Apple is no longer singing the firmware.
About Stitching: To protect your iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak, it is not necessary to create a stitched IPSW+SHSH blobs. All you need to do is save both the firmware for iOS 5.0.1 along with the SHSH blob in a safe location. Once when you get the bootrom level exploit for A5 devices, you can go back and stitch them together.
Then you can restore through stitched IPSW file by utilizing PwnedDFU mode and the custom IPSW option in RedSn0w.
What are you waiting for? Protect your Jailbreak now. Those, who are facing problems on Windows with the error: The blobs could not be verified. Try the following:
Win 7: 64bit
C:Program Files (x86)Common FilesAppleApple Application Support
Copy all the files!
Paste it here: