How to jailbreak iOS 5 on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, 3G and iPad? Well, we have got some good news thanks to the well-known iPhone hackers, iH8sn0w and MuscleNerd. They have confirmed that the current version of Redsn0w and sn0wbreeze can jailbreak iOS 5 on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod touch and iPad. If you are lucky to have iOS 5 installed on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you might be thinking of jailbreaking your device. And for your knowledge – jailbreaking frees your iPhone from limitations put on it by Apple and by the device’s carrier be it AT&T, Sprint or Verizon.
Before you start, you need to consider two important points. Firstly, the jailbreak that you’ll be using, Redsn0w 0.9.9b5, is a tethered jailbreak which means that you will have to connect your device to a computer that is running the jailbreak each time you want to power it up. Although it sounds difficult, you need to follow it until an untethered jailbreak arrives. And secondly, this is not available for the iPad 2 or the iPhone 4S but for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, and iPod touch users only.
Jailbreak iOS 5 on iPhone 4,iPad, and iPod Touch following the steps given below:
Install iTunes 10.5.
Connect Your iDevice to your computer and back up your files.
Download the correct version of iOS 5. You can find the direct links here. Or you can update through iTunes.
Download Redsn0w 0.9.9b5 for Windows or for Mac.
Open that file, select ‘Jailbreak’ then ‘Install Cydia’. It’ll take you to DFU mode and Redsn0w will jailbreak your device.
Once Cydia is installed, you’ll want to be in DFU mode and in there should be an option for ‘Extras’.
Pick ‘Just Boot’.
If you follow these steps, you sure have a jailbroken iOS 5 device.