With the iOS 5 beta 5 firmware now available to download, many developers want to Jailbreak iOS 5 beta 5 on their iPhone, running the latest beta to ensure their 3rd party applications are still in working order.
If you are also currently running iOS 5 beta 5 and can not live without jailbreak, the Dev Team has already released Redsn0w 0.9.8 beta 5.
So you can have iOS 5 beta 5 Jailbreak to enjoy the benefits of jailbreaking on your iPhone 4/3GS, iPad, iPod Touch.
However, as twitted by iPhone Dev Team, it is a Tethered Jailbreak, just like the previous beta versions of RedSn0w for iOS 5 beta versions:
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!There is no iOS 5 beta 5 untethered jailbreak so far and perhaps it won't be any soon, untill the iOS 5 goes public. The developers will not release an untethered jailbreak fearing Apple will patch it in future betas.
How To Jailbreak iOS 5 beta 5 on iPhone 4/3GS, iPad, iPod Touch using Redsn0w 0.9.8b5Please follow this step by step guide to Jailbreak iOS 5 beta 5 firmware on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, iPod Touch using Redsn0w 0.9.8b5 on Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows:
Step 1: Download the files required to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 5:You should have now successfully jailbroken your device on 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.
- Download iOS 5 beta 5 ipsw for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
- Download iTunes 10.5 beta 5 for Windows and Mac
- Download redsn0w 0.9.8b5 for Windows and Mac
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.
Step 5: Sit back and watch redsn0w jailbreak iOS 5 beta 5 tethered on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- 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
Note: Please 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 (3rd option in above shown screen), instead of Install Cydia option.