Earlier we had reported about the release of the iOS 5.0.1 for devs only and how to Jailbreak it. The trick we had mentioned to perform the Jailbreak was by pointing the IPSW file in the RedsnOw tool as the iOS 5 instead of 5.0.1. Now the iPhone Dev Community have updated the RedsnOw tool to 0.9.9b8 for the iOS 5.0.1 so that you don’t have to the pointing trick anymore.
iOS 5.0.1 is an update to the latest mobile OS the iOS 5 and it brings many new features like it fixes the battery drainage issue, iPad 2 Smart Cover security issue, adds multitasking gestures for original iPad, contains security improvements and fixes general bugs.
You you already have a developer account and wish to Jailbreak your iDevice than you can do so more easily by using the RedsnOw 0.9.9b8 tool.
From the iPhone Dev-Team:
redsn0w version 0.9.9b8 will natively recognize the 5.0.1 beta that Apple let developers start testing this week (so you don’t have to play the “point at 5.0 IPSW” trick).
Because the IPSW isn’t public, you’ll still need to provide it once to redsn0w (at which point it will cache all the important pieces so you don’t need to select it again).
This is still a tethered jailbreak for all except old-bootrom 3GS users.
The entire process to jailbreak remains the same. You just have to pin point the RedsnOw tool to select IPSW file as iOS 5.0.1.
For detailed instructions on how to Jailbreak your iOS 5.0.1 device click here.
This method will apply a tethered jailbreak as Untethered jailbreak is still unavailable for iOS 5 devices. However we suggest our readers to Install Semi-Tether a cydia tweak which allows you to reboot your device without having the need to connect to a computer havinf RedsnOw but with limited functionality. For more detailed information and how to get this package click here.
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