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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Jailbreak iOS 5.0 GM with Redsn0w 0.9.9

As you might perhaps already know, the Gold Master build of iOS 5 was just released moments ago. If you’re looking to jailbreak the new release of iOS 5, you can do so with the latest version of Redsn0w, just like you’ve been able to do using previous beta versions of iOS 5.

The current version of Redsn0w is capable of applying tethered jailbreaks to iOS 5, as confirmed by MuscleNerd. A tethered jailbreak includes all of the features you’d expect from a jailbroken device, including Cydia, yet it will require the jailbroken device to be plugged into a computer running Redsn0w whenever it’s powered on, in order to boot into the jailbroken state.

MuscleNerd: redsn0w can already tether JB 5.0GM (select beta7 IPSW for now though, til update)

Disclaimer: as we have outlined previously, pre-release seeds (such as GM) will eventually evolve into the shipping version of iOS 5. Therefore, methods designed specifically for iOS 5, including an untethered jailbreak, will likely surface over the next few weeks or maybe months. If you decide to apply this tethered jailbreak now, you might have to restore your device using iTunes in order to apply another better-suited jailbreak.

Before performing this jailbreak, you’re advised to have a basic understanding of how your device and iOS operates. If you have the right knowledge, however, Redsn0w is really easy to use, since all the needed steps are laid out clearly on its graphical interface: simply follow the on-screen instructions and you should be up and running in a matter of minutes.

Even though the new Redsn0w 0.9.9b2 does support jailbreaking without needing IPSW files, but since iOS 5 isn’t available to public yet, therefore in order to jailbreak iOS 5 GM, you will have to provide iOS 5 Beta 7 (and not GM) firmware file for your version of iOS device, which can only be obtained legally from iOS Dev Center.

Download the new Redsn0w 0.9.9b2 for Windows (direct link) or Mac (direct link).

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