As we had previously reported, the iPhone Dev Team has finally released redsn0w 0.9.8b5 to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 5 tethered on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Only two days ago, Apple released iOS 5 beta 5 for developers and it surprisingly took the Dev Team over 2 days to release a redsn0w update, and we know what exactly was the reason behind the delay. Nevertheless, you can now download redsn0w 0.9.8b5 to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 5 tethered on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
About three days back, we reported about a major iOS hacker / jailbreaker gathering at DEF CON 19, which is the largest hacker convention in the world held annually in Las Vegas. Needless to mention that MuscleNerd, who always tells us about redsn0w release, and the rest of iPhone Dev Team were present there and were presumably quite busy. That is the reason why the iPhone Dev Team took around three days to release a redsn0w update for iOS 5 beta 5 jailbreak while in the past with previous betas, we have seen them release a new redsn0w update in less than 12 hours of iOS 5 beta firmware release.
redsn0w has been updated to 0.9.8b5, adding support for Apple’s new iOS5 beta5 (point it directly at the beta5 IPSW). Please use this only if you’re a jailbreak app developer with a legit Apple dev account, and remember it’s a tethered jailbreak for now!
Redsn0w 0.9.8b5 will jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch tethered on iOS 5 beta 5. If need arises that you have to reboot your device or it loses charge, you will have to connect it to the computer every time to boot it tethered. There is no iOS 5 beta 5 untethered jailbreak as of now and we highly doubt that there is ever going to be one. The devs won’t release an untethered exploit because Apple will patch in future betas, so the only hope we have of an untethered jailbreak is when iOS 5 goes live for the public.
How To Jailbreak iOS 5 Beta 5 Tethered On iPhone, iPad and iPod touch:
Step 1: Download the files required to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 5.
Step 2: Run redsn0w 0.9.8b5 and click on Browse to select the iOS 5 beta 5 ipsw and click Next.
Step 3: Check Install Cydia option and click on Next.
Step 4: Ensure that your device is both powered OFF and plugged in. Follow the steps given below to put your device in DFU mode.
- 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
Step 5: Sit back and watch redsn0w jailbreak iOS 5 beta 5 tethered on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
You have now successfully jailbroken your device on iOS 5 beta 5. Do keep in mind that this is a tethered boot and will require you to connect your device to the computer, launch redsn0w and check Just boot tethered right now instead of Install Cydia.
If you face any problems, leave a comment below and we will help you out.