How To Jailbreak iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G Running iOS 5.0.1 Using Redsn0w

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 few weeks back, which includes fixes for bugs that was affecting battery life.
until the flow for downgrading to iOS 5 is developed.
But if you’ve already upgraded to iOS 5.0.1 or can’t wait any longer and want to jailbreak your iPod touch then you’ve come to the right place. We will take you through the step by step procedure to
 on iOS 5.0.1 using Redsn0w.
Here are some important points to note before you proceed.
. We will publish the guide for iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS users shortly. iPad users can checkout
Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 only supports a tethered jailbreak, which means that you need to connect your iOS device to the computer on every reboot.
 and at your own risk.
Please do not forget to backup your iPod touch before you proceed. You can 
 for instructions on how to backup your iPod touch.
After the jailbreaking process is complete, do not forget to checkout our article on 
Please ensure you are running latest version of iTunes i.e. iTunes 10.5 or later.
Known issue: iBooks keeps crashing after jailbreaking iPod touch using this method. Dev team is currently working to fix the issue.
Download Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 for Windows from 
 and Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 for Mac from 
” on your desktop.
 (iPod 4,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw)
 (iPod 3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw)
Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 currently does not recognize iOS 5.0.1 firmware file, so the trick here is to point it to iOS 5 firmware file.
Double click the Redsn0w zip file and extract the application to the Redsn0w folder. Navigate back to the Redsn0w folder and launch the Redsn0w application.
After launching Redsn0w, click on Extras, then click on Select IPSW. Here select the iOS 5 firmware file (iPod touch 4G users please select iPod 4,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw and iPod touch 3G users – please select iPod 3,1_5.0_9A334_Restore.ipsw) that you had downloaded in step 2. You need to do this just once. Mac users can skip this step as Dev team has added the public URLs to Redsn0w 0.9.9b5.
Windows 7 users should run the exe in Windows XP compatibility mode (right-click on the Redsn0w exe and select Properties, then select the Compatibility tab and select Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows XP). Windows XP and Windows 7 users should run Redsn0w as
(right-click on the Redsn0w exe and select ‘Run as an Administrator’).
Click on the Jailbreak button.
 You will now be prompted plug your iPod touch to the computer and switch it OFF. Follow the instructions and click on ‘
 You will now need to put your iPod touch into the DFU mode. Redsn0w will take you through the necessary steps:
Your iPod touch should reboot now.
 Redsn0w will now start preparing the jailbreak data.
 You will now be prompted to select the jailbreak options you would like. Make sure Cydia is selected and select ‘
‘ to continue.
 You iPod touch will be rebooted again and Redsn0w will now begin uploading the new RAM disk and kernel.
You will now be notified once the jailbreaking process is complete. Click on the ‘
‘ button to exit the application.
Your iPod touch will reboot once again (which could take approximately 5 minutes). After it has rebooted, your iPod touch should be successfully jailbroken. You should find
jailbreak app on your iPod touch’s home screen.
If you’re new to the jailbreaking world and wondering what to do after jailbreaking your iPod touch, checkout our
category page to find out the apps you can install on your iPod touch using the Cydia app. Please note that some of the jailbreak apps and tweaks are still not compatible with iOS 5 so please be cautious while installing them.
Once Redsn0w has finished jailbreaking your iPod touch, you will need to boot it tethered, which means that if you need to reboot your iPod touch it will be stuck on the Apple logo. All you need to do is rerun Redsn0w and this time click on
from the list of options and follow the on screen instructions to reboot your iPod touch.
If you notice the white Cydia icon (which fails to launch) after successfully jailbreaking your iPod touch. Then follow these steps to fix the issue.
Launch Redsn0w again.
Click on Extras and then click on Just Boot from the list of options.
You will now be prompted to plug your iPod touch to the computer and switch it off. Follow the instructions in the correct sequence and click on ‘
You will now need to put your iPod touch into the DFU mode. Redsn0w will take you through the necessary steps:
Hold the Power button on iPod touch down for 3 seconds.
Now simultaneously hold the iPod touch and keep the two buttons pressed for 10 seconds.
Now release the Power button while keeping the Home button pressed until Redsn0w detects the device.
Your device will reboot and you will see the Pwnage icon on your iPod touch’s screen for few minutes.
After your iPod touch is successfully rebooted, you will see the regular Cydia icon (brown). You should now be able to launch Cydia without any issue.
Hope this helped. Please don’t forget to let us know how it goes in the comments and drop us a line if you hit any issues.

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