Jailbreak and Unlock iPhone 3GS 5.0.1

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This will only work on any 3GS that was built before the 35th Week of 2011. You can check this by going Into Settings/General/About and Scrolling to your Serial Number. The 3rd 4th and 5th Number should be less than 135.

Step 1:

Create a folder on your desktop called Pwnage

Download the latest RedSn0w and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the 5.0.1 firmware
and place it in the Pwnage folder. Also download iDetector to check bootrom (If you do not know what
your bootrom)

Windows Redsn0w 0.9.10b3

Mac Redsn0w 0.9.10b3
iDetector : NEW/OLD Bootrom Detector
iPhone 3Gs 5.0 Official IPSW Firmware: iPhone 3Gs 5.0.1
Make sure that the sim card is removed before proceeding.
Extract the RedSn0w zip file by double clicking it.

Step 2:

(Skip this step if you’re on iOS 5.0.1 already) Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.

Select your iPhone from the list of devices on the left. Now hold down Shift and click the Restore button.
Restore is preferred as it won’t create any wasted space on your iPhone.


Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 5.0.1 firmware ipsw. Click
the Choose button to continue.

iTunes will now update your iPhone to the new firmware.

Step 3: Open Jailbreak Software

Launch the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier.

Right click on the redsnow file and select run as administrator

Click YES

Step 4:

Once RedSn0w opens click the Extras button

Choose Select IPSW from the Extras menu.

Select the iOS 5.0.1 firmware ipsw from Pwnage folder on your desktop and click Open.

When asked tell RedSn0w whether you have a new model or older model of the iPhone 3GS then click
the Back button.

Press the Jailbreak button to continue.

Step 5:

RedSn0w will prepare the jailbreak data.


Select Cydia and install ipad baseband from the list of options then select yes on the two popup screens.
Then click next

Plug your iPhone into the computer and make sure it’s OFF then click the Next button

Step 6:

RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode.

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.

Step 7:

Your iPhone will now reboot

Step 8:

Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done. When your iPhone finishes rebooting (5
minutes or so) it will be jailbroken with Cydia on the SpringBoard.


Once the Jailbreak & Baseband Flashing is finished turnoff you location services then go ahead and open
Cydia. Select user and wait for it to finish loading, then search for “Ultrasn0w” and install. It will ask you to
respring and make sure to reboot after that.
Now Enter your sim card & Watch as your iPhone 3Gs becomes activated! You are now Unlocked on iOS
5.0.1 on your 3Gs!