Last night we informed you that Apple released a new beta version of iOS 5 which was not save for jailbreaken iPhones but just a few minutes ago iPhone Dev Team has released a new version of RedsnOw 0.9.8 b4 just for this purpose. This jailbreak tool will work for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch and iPad.
Please note that this tool does not support iPad 2 jailbreak. The jailbreak tool for iPad 2 was developed by the famous iPhone Hacker Comex by the name of Jailbreakme. It should also be noted that if you jailbreak your device on iOS 5 beta 4, you wont get OTA updates from Apple, as explained by iPhone Dev-Team:
The 5.0b4 OTA update won’t work on JB devices due to an explicit check of /Applications..almost like a present from Apple
NOTE: It appears that by design, the OTA update that became available starting with iOS 5 beta4 will *not* be automatically applied to jailbroken devices. That’s a relief to those who don’t want to lose their jailbreak via OTA pushes. If you’re jailbroken, you’ll need to use the standard iTunes method to get to iOS 5 beta4.
How to Jailbreak iOS 5 beta 4 on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad Using RedsnOw 0.9.8
Step 1: Download the necessary files from below from the links below:
Step 2: Run RedsnOw 0.9.8b4 and click browse. Select the appropriate iOS 5 beta 4 firmware and click Next.
Step 3: Select the Install Cydia option as shown in the image below and click Next.
Step 4: At this moment your iDevice should be plugged in and powered off. Boot it into DFU mode using the following steps.
- Hold the Power button for 3 seconds
- Hold the Power and Home buttons for 10 seconds
- Release the Power button but keep holding the Home button for 10 seconds
- Your device will now be in DFU mode