iPhone Dev team have recently released the updated version of most popular jalibreaking software RedsnOw 0.9.8b1 for both windows and mac users to tethered Jailbreak iOS 5 Beta. As we all know, the software was formerly available for mac users only but now windows users can also grab their copy.
This is a tethered jailbreak and intended for developers only who want to create apps and tweaks for jailbroken iOS 5 devices. It supports iPhone 3GS, iPhone4 (GSM&CDMA), iPad 1 and iPod Touch 4G/3G, a pity that the updated is not supported with iPad 2.
Those who plan to employ these tools should read through the entire documentation regarding this release.
Since Apple now provides Windows iTunes 10.5 for iOS5 and iCloud developers, it’s no longer the case that only Mac owners can legitimately activate their devices. We now provide a Windows version of redsn0w for those developers (only!).
UNLOCKERS AND THOSE PRESERVING THEIR UNLOCKABLE BASEBANDS SHOULD STAY FAR AWAY FROM THIS! You will very likely lose your unlockable baseband if you try to install iOS 5.
THIS JAILBREAK IS INTENDED ONLY FOR DEVELOPERS OF JAILBROKEN APPS! There are just too many broken components (Apple’s official apps, 3rd-party App Store apps, Cydia apps, MobileSubstrate apps, etc) for this to be useful to anyone but those truly looking to fix bugs in their iOS 5 jailbroken apps. (Seriously!)
THIS REDSN0W WILL NOT HACTIVATE 5.0b1! You need to be an iOS developer with a registered UDID to get past all the new activation screens. PLEASE DON’T PIRATE APPLE SOFTWARE! Only registered devs with Macs can develop iOS applications, and only those people will have legitimate access to the beta IPSWs.
THIS IS A TETHERED JAILBREAK ONLY! No new exploits are being exposed with this jailbreak (it uses geohot’s limera1n bootrom exploit), but that comes at a cost. You will need to use redsn0w to “Just boot tethered now” to be able to use many things, including Cydia and Safari. If you see a white icon for Cydia, or if Cydia or Safari crash when you open them, it’s because you didn’t boot tethered.
IF YOU HAVE THE 06.15 BASEBAND ON YOUR 3GS…this redsn0w will get you past the iTunes restore error you’ll get when using the stock IPSW (nobody other than those with the 06.15 baseband should be going anywhere near the stock IPSW!).
The way redsn0w works, you will very likely be able to use this on upcoming iOS5 betas, just by continuing to point redsn0w at the 5.0b1 IPSW. So keep that IPSW handy!
You can download redsnOw 0.9.8b1 from the following links:
Download RedsnOw 0.9.8b1 (Mac users)
Download RedsnOw 0.9.8b1 (Windows users)
In addition, the Developer of Sn0wbreeze i.e IH8Sn0w has also released updated version of Sn0wbreeze to tethered Jailbreak iOS 5 on Windows. So you now have choice either to use Sn0wbreeze or Reddsn0w to Jailbreak iOS 5.
sn0wbreeze v2.8 BETA 2 Release Notes:
* Supports iOS 5.0 BETA 1 (9A5220p)
* Supports the following Devices:
Sn0wbreeze V2.8 b2 supports the following devices:
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4 [GSM]
- iPhone 4 [CDMA]
- iPod Touch 3G
- iPod Touch 4
- iPad 1 (3G & Wifi)* Props to @MuscleNerd for the kernel patches. : )
* THIS IS INTENDED FOR DEVELOPERS ONLY!!! ordinary users, please away!
* This sn0wbreeze does NOT add afc2 or Hacktivate to prevent users from removing the UDID check after jailbreak.
* UNLOCKERS SHOULD STAY AWAY!!!
* This is a /TETHERED/ jailbreak via iBooty.
Download sn0wbreeze 2.8b2 (for windows) from Hotfile
Note: Ordinary users, please away from these Jailbreak tools!