How to Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 with PwnageTool 5.1.1

The guide below works to do untethered jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 with PwnageTool 5.1.1 over iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, 3G and iPad 1.

iPhone Dev team’s PwnageTool compatible for Mac users and helps to creates a custom iOS firmware just like Sn0wbreeze which is a jailbreak tool specific for Windows users.


PwnageTool also preserves iPhone’s baseband which is required by users who depend on UltraSn0w or Gevey SIM unlocking after doing a jailbreak.

Untethered Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 with PwnageTool 5.1.1

Download PwnageTool 5.1.1
Download iOS 5.1.1

Note: Keep these downloaded files on desktop.

Step 1

Double click on PwnageTool.dmg file, and the double click on Click “OK” if a warning message appear


Click “Expert Mode” option. Then click on your iDevice from available options and hit Next button


Click “Browse for IPSW” button, navigate and select downloaded iOS 5.1.1 firmware file from your desktop


Select “General” and click Next

Note: iPhone users must check mark the box followed by “Activate the phone” option if using an unofficial carrier.


Keep moving Next until you reach to the windows where you selected “General”, and this time click there on “Build” option and click Next arrow


PwnageTool asks to specify a destination to save custom iOS 5.1.1 firmware, and then it starts building Custom IPSW process

Note: PwnageTool asks for admin password during building process, so provide that


Once custom IPSW build process done, PwnageTool instructs users to connect iDevice to Mac


Now, follow on screen instructions to put your iDevice into DFU mode

Press and hold the Power + Home buttons for 10 seconds

Release the Power button but keep holding the Home button for 10 seconds


When your iDevice will get enter into DFU mode, “iTunes has detected an iPhone…..” message will display, click OK. iTunes will pop-up


In iTunes window, press “Alt” / “Option” key and click “Restore” button. Browse to select recently created custom iOS 5.1.1 firmware file from desktop and click “Open”

Note: You have to select Custom iOS 5.1.1 file which is created by PwnageTool not the stock one.


iTunes starts Restore process on your iDevice, that may take 10 minutes.

Done! your iDevice is now running over untethered jailbroken iOS 5.1.1 firmware with PwnageTool 5.1.1.

See also:
How to Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 with Sn0wbreeze 2.9.5
Absinthe Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1
Sn0wbreeze Untethered Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 for Windows

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