Jailbreak iOS 5 on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad, iPod Touch with Redsn0w 0.9.8

Jailbreak iOS 5 on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad, iPod Touch with Redsn0w 0.9.8

After the Apple iOS 5 beta has been successfully jailbroken, Redsn0w, one of the most well-known Jailbreake Tool by the iPhone Dev Team, has been updated (for Mac only) to work with Apple iOS 5.

However, only Apple iOS 5 Tethered Jailbreak is possible at the moment with Redsn0w 0.9.8. Which means you have to connect the device to your computer when powering it on, in order to boot it into a Jailbroken state successfully.


If you are using a Carrier Unlock, please do not use Redsn0w Tool, or the default iOS 5 firmware. Because it will break your unlock. If you are not using carrier unlock, just follow this simple step by step tutorail by Redmond Pie.

Apple iOS 5 Jailbreak Supported Devices

  • iPod Touch 3G
  • iPod Touch 4G
  • iPad 1
  • iPhone3GS
  • iPhone4 (GSM)
  • iPhone4 (CDMA)

1. Download the version of iOS 5 Beta that’s appropriate for your device. In order to do this legally you must have a developer account with Apple.

2. Update or restore your device to iOS 5 using iTunes 10.5 Beta, like you would if you weren’t applying the jailbreak. Don’t worry, Redsn0w will still be able to break into it.

3. Download the latest Redsn0w. Point Redsn0w to the iOS 5 Beta firmware as shown below:

4. Now check "Install Cydia", most likely the reason you’re jailbreaking your device in the first place, along with other options you might want, as shown below. Then click "Next".

5. Turn off your device before proceeding, but leave it plugged in, otherwise the jailbreak will not work, obviously.

6. This next step will give you instructions on how to enter DFU mode: press and hold both your "Home" and "Power" button for 10 seconds, then release the "Power" button, but leave the "Home" button pressed for 10 more seconds. Try to follow the instructions timely, as instructed by the program:

7. Now it’s when we say "pop out a can of your favorite soda or beer and relax", as Redsn0w performs the modifications that don’t require any user intervention. Don’t worry, you’ll receive a clear notification once the process is finished.

This is a Apple iOS 5 Tethered Jailbreak: We need to remind you once again that this is a tethered jailbreak, meaning that it will require you to connect the phone to a computer running Redsn0w whenever you power up the phone. In order to do that, open Redsn0w and choose the option "Just boot tethered right now". It’s a painful process, but if recent revelations are to be believed, there won’t be an untethered jailbreak anytime soon.
Jailbreak iOS 5 on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad, iPod Touch with Redsn0w 0.9.8 Reviewed by Adnan Malik on 11:52 AM Rating: 5

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