Untethered Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 with Pwnagetool 5.0.1 – Preserve Baseband


Dev Group has not too long ago launched the PwnageTool 5.0.1  to allow the iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak and preserve the baseband , among others. Indeed, it is possible to keep the baseband of the iPhone while updating. This practice allows those using ultrasn0w on Cydia – unlocked device – to have the latest version of IOS to date while maintaining their unofficial unlocked. But for the beginner, PwnageTool is perhaps a bit more complex to use (although there is an automatic mode, redsn0w for example. We offer below a tutorial to guide you if you do not dare take the step alone.



  • Have  iOS 5.0.1  on Mac - Download
  • Have an iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod touch 3G or iPod touch 4G
  • 10.5.2 iTunes installed
  • Have PwnageTool 5.0.1 - Download  [Mac]


Step 1. First you need the PwnageTool from this link  ( Alternative ) Download, unzip and run. In addition, you have the firmware for your respective device Download:

Step 2. Launch  PwnageTool 5.0.1  and connect your iPhone / iPad / iPod touch via USB. A pop-up opens with copyright, click OK.



Step 3.  Click the Expert Mode , then select your device. Finally, click the blue arrow to continue.


Step 4.  PwnageTool will ask you to find your firmware on your Mac. Click on "Browse For IPSW …" and then on the blue arrow. Of course, select the firmware previously downloaded and continue by clicking "Open".

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Step 5.  Once everything is loaded, click General  then click the blue arrow.


Step 6.  On the new page, we'll have to start the firmware to the card. Two options are possible.



  • Activation of the iPhone . This is useful if you have the SIM card operator to which the iPhone is rataché. Function off if you have the original SIM card that came with the iPhone (or the same operator).
  • Changing the size of the partition . It's like the Port-Hi, it's written on.

Step 7.  Click on the blue arrow, you come across Cydia settings. You can at this stage to pre-install tweaks they are already included in the first start.


Step 8.  The next screen prompts you to select / deselect custom packages. When finished, as always, click the blue arrow.

Step 9. You are now ready to begin the pwnage process! Click the Build button to select it then click the Blue arrow button to begin.


Step 10. You will be asked to save your custom .ipsw file. Save it to your Pwnage folder you created on your Desktop.


The creation of custom firmware is ongoing and takes several minutes.

Step 11.  Once created, it will be on your desktop. PwnageTool will then let you go into DFU mode.Follow the instructions on the screen.

  • Press the POWER button for 3 seconds Pwnage-Tool-DFU
  • While still pressing the power button, hold the HOME button for 10 seconds Pwnage-Tool-DFU-1
  • Release the POWER button, press and hold the HOME button for 15 seconds Pwnage-Tool-DFU-2

PwnageTool will tell you if you managed to put the device in DFU mode. If this is not the case you can start again. Pwnage-Tool-DFU-3

Step 12.  Open iTunes 10.5.2, go to the left tab *of your device) . Hold down the ALT key (Option) from your Mac keyboard and click "Restore" with your mouse / trackpad.  Select the firmware created with PwnageTool and let iTunes do the work.


iTunes will now restore the firmware on your iPhone. This can also take up to 10 minutes. Once done you will be rebooted into an untethered jailbroken iOS 5.0.1 and your baseband is preserved!


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