Yesterday Apple seeded the Gold Master edition of their latest mobile operating system the iOS 5. Within few moments of the release of the iOS 5 GM we had published a step by step Tutorial on How to Jailbreak iOS 5 GM Using RedsnOw 0.9.9. While many users have tried and successfully applied Jailbreak to their device some users were reporting issues about the booting method for RedsnOw.
As the jailbreak currently available for the iOS 5 GM is only tethered jailbreak all iDevice users will have to connect their device to a computer having RedsnOw tool to boot into the Jailbreak state. Users can easily boot using RedsnOw by clicking on Extras and Just Boot. However this technique worked well for all previous versions of iOS some iOS 5 GM users are having trouble at some times to boot their device.
Also as iOS 5 is not released to public yet, the IPSW file is also not available so all iOS 5 GM users have to point their RedsnOw to iOS 5 Beta 7 firmware to apply the Jailbreak. And also with this new release the RedsnOw 0.9.9b3 will directly point to the required firmware for iOS 5 Gm hence making the jailbreak process much simpler.
With the latest release of the RedsnOw 0.9.9b3 these bugs are now fixed by the Dev Community and users worldwide can have a smooth Jailbreak experience.
redsn0w has been updated to 0.9.9b3 to auto-detect iOS5 GM firmware. Remember: it’s still tethered for all devices except for iPhone 3GS with old bootrom. If you don’t use redsn0w to “Just boot” at power up, all jailbreak apps (and even some native ones like MobileSafari) will fail to launch.
If you already jailbroke the GM by pointing an older redsn0w at the beta7 IPSW, there’s no need to re-run the full jailbreak step again…just use this newer one to make the tethered boot easier
You can use the latest RedsnOw 0.9.9b3 to Jailbreak all iDevices except the iPad 2 which is invulnerable to Limera1n bootrom exploit which is used to apply Jailbreak.
Currently if you are having iPhone 3GS with old boot-rom than rejoice as you can also apply Untethered Jailbreak to iOS 5 GM.
For a step by step Tutorial on how to Jailbreak iOS 5 GM click here.
For your version of RedsnOw check the links below :
- How To Jailbreak iOS 5 GM On iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad And iPod Touch Using RedsnOw 0.9.9
- How To Jailbreak iOS 5 Beta 6 Using RedsnOw For Your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad & iPod Touch
- How To Jailbreak iOS 5, 4.3.5, 4.3.3 Using RedsnOw 0.9.9B1 For iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch
- How To Jailbreak iOS 5 Beta 5 On iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad, iPod touch
- How To Jailbreak iOS 5 On iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad, iPod Touch With Redsn0w 0.9.8 [Tutorial]