How to Jailbreak Any iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch Using the Redsn0w Method

Following is how to easily jailbreak any iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad using the jailbreaking utility, redsn0w.

Disclaimer: Jailbreaking an Apple product violates Apple’s Terms of Service and will void your manufacturer’s warranty and can potentially damage your iOS device. Jailbreak at your own risk.

Step 1: Back Up Your iOS Device

When jailbreaking any Apple product, the very first thing that you should do is back up your iOS device on your computer using iTunes, just in case anything goes wrong during the jailbreak. Your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad is automatically backed up to iTunes each time you sync, update, or restore your iOS device with iTunes, but you can also manually update your gadget by right clicking its icon in iTunes and choosing the “Back Up” option. If you run into issues backing up your device check Apple’s support site for help.

Step 2: Download Redsn0w and Run Redsn0w

Redsn0w is a popular utility program for jailbreaking iOS devices and is one of the easiest jailbreaking tools available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Redsn0w is available for both PC and Mac and the latest versions of redsn0w can be found at redsn0w.com.

Once redsn0w has been successfully downloaded, run the redsn0w application. Once open, redsn0w will prompt you to locate the iOS software for your iPhone, iPad, or iPad touch which can be determined by opening your iOS devices Settings app in the General section and clicking on the About tab. IOS software can be found at sites like jailbreakmatrix.com, redmondpie.com, ijailbreak.com, and modmyi.com.

Step 3: Install Cydia

After downloading and locating your iOS software using redsn0w, press the next prompt and make sure to select the Install Cydia check box on the following screen.

Step 4: Connect Your iOS Device to Your Computer In DFU Mode

DFU Mode stands for Device Firmware Update Mode and is essential for jailbreaking an Apple device. To put an iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad in DFU Mode, connect your Apple gadget to your computer and press and hold your device’s Home and Sleep/Wake buttons at the same time for exactly 10 seconds or until an iTunes message pops up on your computer reporting that it’s detected your gadget in recovery mode.

Once your iOS product is in DFU Mode redsn0w will automatically begin jailbreaking your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad and all you’ll have to do is set back and wait for your redsn0w to continue running and your Apple gadget will be jailbroken.