NEW Jailbreak 5.1.1 Untethered iPhone 4S,4,3Gs, iPad 3,2 & iPod Touch 4,3 With Redsn0w

This post will walk you through the simple steps required to Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 (UNTETHERED) and the best part is that thanks to the new version of Redsn0w, you can be Jailbroken in a matter of minutes!

Steps (for Mac and PC users who aren’t Jailbroken already):

1. Download Redsn0w from the download section below and run it

  • (If you’re on Windows Vista or Windows 7, you’ll need to right click Redsn0w, set the compatibility mode toWindows XP Service Pack 2 and run it as an administrator)

2. Plug your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch in via USB

3. Click ‘Jailbreak’ and allow Redsn0w to run through the automated steps

  • (This process will go much quicker if you first backup your device in iTunes, restore to a fresh build of iOS 5.1.1, Jailbreak and then restore from your iTunes backup)

3. Wait for it to finish and reboot (the video shows how long the process takes)

4. Your device will respring and Cydia will be placed in an empty spot on your springboard

5. Open Cydia and wait for it to finish “Preparing [the] Filesystem” (once it’s finished, your device will respring)

You now have an untethered Jailbreak on iOS 5.1.1!

Steps (for users who already have a TETHERED Jailbreak):

  • Open the Cydia app on your device with a Tethered Jailbreak
  • Search for “Rocky Racoon” (NOTE: it’s ‘Racoon’ with only one ‘c’)
  • Hit the “Install” button and Rocky Racoon will convert your tethered Jailbreak to an Untethered Jailbreak
  • (NOTE: In some cases, Rocky Racoon will fail, if it does for your device, you’ll have to restore to a clean iOS 5.1.1 build and Jailbreak using Redsn0w)


Redsn0w 0.9.12b1 for Mac
Redsn0w 0.9.12b1 for Windows

Click here to be taken to my video tutorial on YouTube

Stay tuned for future Jailbreak tutorials!

Owner and webmaster of Jailbreak Tech Info. Tanner is also a professional Jailbreak tutorial writer, the main reporter for Jailbreak Tech Info and owner of the YouTube channel iCrackUriDevice. Feel free to shoot him an email at with any questions or comments.

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  • Vernon Cooper

    Finally we can jailbreak on 6.0.2 I just did it
    Download the program from WWW.EVAD3RSJB.COM

  • Jack Nickleson

    do I have to enter DFU mode for untethered jailbreak?

  • BestTechInfo8407

    WWW.UNTETHEREDJAILBREAKDOWNLOAD.COM is the only place where you can find untethered 6.0, none of this tethered stuff.

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  • qwert

    whats error 2000

  • loraine

    i cant install rocky racoon it says that “cannot comply” and i need ios firmware 5.1.1 but i already downloaded it and when im about to search it i cannot find it in my files

  • Dalton

    I get an error 207 something wrong with a password?

  • Muhammad Ahtasham

    i have iphone 4 and 4s factory unlocked should i jailbreak with this redsn0w given in your link.
    will anything go wrong or no?

  • SupremeDynasty

    Can I do the Jailbreak on one PC (cause it’s faster) and restore from a backup on another PC (where I have it synced to) ??

  • Mert

    I get Restore error 1: Error copying keychain data (MBErrorDomain/1)

  • karthik

    can you help me it shows a cydia icon but it dose not opens ????

  • Aire Pavel

    This gives only errors whatever you do. I tried to restore many times and jailbreak but no use. I can’t jailbreak with redsn0w neither with absynthe… another kind of cheat again..

  • Kayla

    Help! I did this but I didn’t get cydia! What do I do?

    • Tanner Marsh

      You can always try the alternate Absinthe method.

  • Url Espinosa Rebanal

    its a thetered for my ipad2.once it was rebooted, its unjailbroken.the redsnow just boot button doent work,it says not available yet on ipad2.what should i do

  • luku

    i cant start the back up even thought i tried the methods they will always say error

  • Luukchiel

    Im new to jailbreak, and I’m about to jailbreak my iPod with this jailbreak.
    But I have two questions: 
    1. Will I lose my apps if I install this jailbreak ?
    2. Can I switch my language back to the language I want ?

    PLEASE ANSWER !!!!!!!!!!!

    • Kellogs08

      Yes all the apps will be lost so u need to back it up in Itunes so you can sync after you jailbreak your ipod

    • DecimeterBuddy

      If all goes well, then no. But it’s best to make a backup just in case.

  • syed

    as in it really works. for those that does not work, pls dont put hateful comments.

  • syed

    thx alot

  • Ranjan13

    how do we change the compatiability

  • fo0ling

    How come mine says this is not supported with the ipad 2?

  • Willhen34

    i dont understand how to download redsnow once i click on the link 
    Redsn0w 0.9.12b1 for Windows

  • Cyberboys23

    tnks   my iphone ist jailbreak….eeasy…n  fast…….10000 tnkss..

  • MrBob

    u have to rstore ur device back to factory settings first

  • Bob

    where do you download it

  • Goon

    well it does not work so thank u for wasting my time

  • Ashleyjanoi

    how do you download red snow for windows ?

  • swaggaaa monstaaa

    would i still be able to download apps and songs from itunes and the appstore via jail broken ipod touch? (4th generation)

  • one-directioner3813

    How do I download redsn0w for windows?

  • Bandy24

    every one who was asking about Error 2000 please watch the video a note about this particular thing (Error 200) will pop up and explain to you what you should do  

  • Bandy24

    You are the best …….. thank you so much….thank you…..thank you…..thank you 

  • Mr Bean101

    it won’t let me down load the macbook redsnow its only letting me download the windows what do i have to do to change that its not working….

  • Nadi2000

    whats ERROR 2000!!!!

    • zPengyShot

      i got Error 2000 too!!  please help

  • Szittai24

    there are so many “down load here” buttons. which one do i click to jailbreak my iPod touch? so confused

  • Elneneh16

    - idont get this iam so conffused some one help me !

  • N8dizzleyo

    The “read me” file in the redsnow mac download states it works with all but iphone 4s and ipad 3, BUT the instructional video at the top lists that the iphone 4s and ipad 3 work with the redsnow download posted on this website WTF ! i shall try it anyways 

    • nate MAN

      Scratch the iphone 4s part. But the ipad 3 is not listed in the “read me” txt

  • K Arha

    Everything works perfectly except one thing – the wifi. It works and stuff, but it kind of “forgets” the wifi-password each time the phone goes to screensaver, meaning that I’ve got to re-write the wifi-password every time.
    If there arent any fix to this, do anyone have an idea if theres an app able to not forget the password? :)

  • Ajohnson_post101

    i lost all of my pictures!

  • snoby

    How did I lose the camera capability? More importantly, how do I get it back!!??
    I’ve tried multiple times to restore and re-jailbreak but I can’t restore from a aback up because I don’t have the original SIM… I’ve only ever had it jailbroken and unlocked.

  • Calmleafdragon

    in the right corner it says you aren’t in the newest redsn0w. click on the link and scroll down to the newest redsn0w

  • Cool_susant

    can u send me link for the redsnow foor ios 5.1.1

    • Matt648

      Downloads:Redsn0w 0.9.12b1 for MacRedsn0w 0.9.12b1 for Windows are j

  • jay

    how do i download red snow 

    • Nadi2000

      Redsn0w 0.9.12b1 for Mac
      Redsn0w 0.9.12b1 for Windows

  • Famous

    Yesss great. it functions. is it possible an unlock for 5.1.1. ?
    do you know it?

  • backerssss

    tnxxxxxxxxx dude @ lst got jailbrocken :)

  • El_gory1981

    the link for mac doesnt work

  • Tommysmiti

    is untethered?

  • Dmc4kills

    does anybody have th dl link for the firmware???? for untethered 5.1.1 4gen touch

  • Aaelsoukkary


  • Aaelsoukkary

    does this work on new bottom 3gs phones?


    I have an i-phone 3GS IOS 5.1 (not 5.1.1) which is jailbroken (TETHERED) and unlocked.
    Does the steps on section “Steps (for users who already have a TETHERED Jailbreak):” of this page will work to my iphone or is it only for IOS 5.1.1?

  • aaelsoukkary

    does this work for new manufactured versions of iphone 3GS? mine is week 47 and i’m on iOS 4.1 right now and I’m scared I’m going to brick my phone…because I’m on T-Mobile so can I still unlock my phone for T-Mobile with this method?

  • yousifg

    Which one is the download link?

  • Suxsesful Sofmore

    which one is the dowload link

  • Badescu Laurentiu

    In 30 sec. i had jailbreak on my iphone 3gs… PERFECT

  • Rex

    Is this process reversible? I mean can I restore iOS 5.1.1 anytime after I got my phone jailbroken? 

  • Babazita4

    thankss thanks thanks!!!! yes what a day 

  • Giantrevolution

    Thank you so much.  What a morning!

  • Nicktway

    error 3986? any advice guys :/ it happens right after the backup 

    iphone: 4s 5.1.1

    • hotsos69

      try using tinyumbrella it works wonders you can find it on youtube

  • Samanthanemec

    I get Restore error 1: Error copying keychain data (MBErrorDomain/1)
    need help please!

    • Tyrell Walwyn


    • Memz914

       make sure your fone is unlocked

  • Vigknes

    I just jailbroke my 4s and ran Cydia,but it show that this device is in pending TSS queue…so what i should do now?

  • Roh9513

    what is the link ti redsnow to download cant find it

  • hero

    worked perfectly for me 3gs tethered to untethered, Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • senpai

      hi…need to ask…u mean u already tethered jailbreak your 3Gs,then without restoring it 1st,u just  untethered jailbreak?
      will it work?

  • Eclipces Corps

    i am not active so the redsn0w 0.9.14b1 is telling me i need to activate first this is a brand new phone :S

  • Awesomecross97

    Anyone else getting the “cannot comply” error when trying to download something in Cydia?

  • fsh

    is redsnow safe to download for my pc

  • Quaximoto

    I get Restore error 1: Error copying keychain data (MBErrorDomain/1)
    need help please!

  • Jacob Sutton

    were do i download the latest version of redsnow i have a 4th generation ipod with a ios 5.1.1?

    Thank You :)

  • Halloween_Carnage

    Error 2000 everytime.. What to do? o 3o

    • Tanner Marsh

      Error 2000: enter DFU mode (hold down the home and power button together for 10 seconds, let go of the power button and continue holding the home button for 15 seconds *note* the screen will remain black) and then click “Jailbreak”If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to backup in iTunes, restore to 5.1.1, Jailbreak and then restore from your iTunes backup!

  • Dragonmaster55411

    whats restore error 207

  • Johnsmith

    does this work for original ipad?

  • Qwerty123

    A quick reset to factorysettings, and another 1minute jailbreak, thanks so much =)

  • fufu13

    After you have completed the jailbreak, how do you put all you information and stuff back on the iphone?

    Sorry NEW to all of this

  • Deena13

    cydia didnt install for me…

  • Fcmvp14

    It won’t let me download redsnow it keeps telling me to like and I have and it’s still not working

  • Knbdfb

    where do i download?

  • KingSquiggle

    I finally got my iPod touch 4G jailbroken with this tool but there were steps that didn’t even take place on my device. Not sure if that’s a good thing but here it is with Cydia. Thanks iCU & to the tool developers & programmers.

  • Korteder

    Will this remove my videos and music which I didn’t have bought on iTunes? 

  • Jared Zingsheim

    I get Restore error 1: Error copying keychain data (MBErrorDomain/1)

    need help please!

  • Alanchangkh

    it still dont support iphone 4s yet….i try it cant works…

  • Logan123x

    How do I download it?

  • S_shiyyab

    Thank you so much :)

  • Ellish1998

    I subscribed and it didnt send me to the redsnow jailbreak?

  • patton-b

    I just jailbroke my 4s and ran Cydia, how do i set up me iPhone to tether?

  • Jg_morethanconqueror

    hi guys please help i am having problem with adding sources it is giving me verification error i tried it hundred times 

    • twekeer

       Check your date and time, in your setting, make sure there are correct.

  • Guitar Oml

    will this wipe any data on the ipod?

    • Flori Flori

       No unless you have that Idevice synched to another itunes account.

  • Jose Cuevas

    Hey everybody I had error 2000 popping up on mine too and i figured out what was wrong.

    You will need to put your iPhone into the DFU mode before you click on jailbreak. To do this:(a) Hold the Power button on iPhone down for 3 seconds:(b) Now hold the iPhone home button and the power button without letting go of the power button. Hold the two buttons for 10 seconds:(c) Now release the Power button while keeping the Home button pressed until Redsn0w detects the device:(d) Click jailbreak as soon as you let go of the power button and while you are still holding the home button.Youre welcome (: 

  • Islam Abdelhay

    it gave me while jailbreak Error 2000

  • Gavin Wee

    Help i tried on both mac and windows7 but it still gives me a error 2000 please help ><

    • Jose Cuevas

      You will need to put your iPhone into the DFU mode before you click on jailbreak. To do this:(a) Hold the Power button on iPhone down for 3 seconds:(b) Now hold the iPhone home button and the power button without letting go of the power button. Hold the two buttons for 10 seconds:(c) Now release the Power button while keeping the Home button pressed until Redsn0w detects the device:(d) Click jailbreak as soon as you let go of the power button and while you are still holding the home button.Youre welcome (:  

  • Gonzalezfrankie54

    where is the redsnow that is sayin to right click

    • Kren79

      I am wondering the same thing. I right click but I don’t get what is being asked of us to do.

    • Kren79

      I figured it out. After right clicking on the .exe file, you will see the compatibility tab. Click there and follow the instructions. 

  • Qendra_57

    this jailbreak hactivate iphone 3gs