Jailbreak iOS 5 Via Redsn0w [How-To]

It’s been less then 24 hours since iOS 5 was released and we already have a jailbreak for you with the courtesy of iH8sn0w who has just announced that the current versions of Redsn0w and sn0wbreeze can jailbreak iOS 5. But we must tell you here that this is a tethered jailbreak. And it supports iPod touch 3G, iPod touch 4G, iPad 1, iPhone3GS, iPhone4 (GSM) and iPhone4 (CDMA).

Things you will need before starting:

Now, Let’s begin!

Step 1: Connect your iDevice with your PC via USB, and open iTunes 10.5 and Restore to iOS 5.0.

Step 2: Open Redsn0w, press on “Extras > Select IPSW” and direct it to iOS 5.0 firmware ipsw file.



Step 3: Select “Install Cydia” and click “Next”. Optionally (if available), you can also select any other option you like.

Step 4: Make sure your device is both OFF and PLUGGED IN to your PC before you click “Next”.

Step 5: Now, you will be guided on how to enter DFU mode on your iDevice. Quickly hold “Power” button and then while holding the “Power” button, you will now have to hold “Home” button too. After few seconds release “Power” button but keep holding “Home” button until installation begins. If done right, you will have your iDevice jailbroken in a few minutes.

In a matter of days, an untethered jailbreak is expected to release. We will keep you updated when it does.


UPDATE: Redsn0w 0.9.9b5 has been Released Bringing Custom IPSW Option.

Jailbreak iOS 5 Beta 6 Using Sn0wbreeze 2.8 beta 6 On iPhone, iPad, iPod touch For Windows

Apple released iOS 5 Beta 6 to developers for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch prior this week having new updates with bug fixes and performance enhancement features. After releasing iOS 5 Beta 6 the first question that came to users mind was that, would it be possible to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 6 with redsn0w beta because iOS jailbreak was released in Sn0wbreeze’s previous version, which allowed the user the freedom to download from other platforms except Apple Developer’s site, which was against the terms.

Importantly, this is a jailbreak for all devices except for old bootrom iPhone 3GS. iPad 2 is obviously not supported. Sn0wbreeze 2.8b6 also includes the ability to remove UDID verification so that developers can install IOS 5 Beta 6 without the elapsed time counter set by Apple Beta timer.

These are the Following change log:

sn0wbreeze v2.8b6 – Features
* Jailbreaks iOS 5 beta 6.
* Removes UDID Developer check + Beta timer.
* Has the ability to hacktivate.
* Preserves the baseband.
Supported Devices

iPhone 3gS (old bootrom) is untethered. Devices listed below come with a tethered jailbreak.
* iPhone 3GS (new bootrom)
* iPhone 4 (GSM)
* iPhone 4 (CDMA)
* iPod Touch 3G
* iPod Touch 4
* iPad 1G

The whole procedure for the jailbreak is exactly the same as ultimate liberation, just follow our step by step complete instructions posted on our previous post to jailbreak your iPhone, iPhone or iPod touch in IOS 5 Beta 6 with Sn0wbreeze for Windows.

Download Snowbreeze 2.8b6

How to Jailbreak your iDevice Using Redsn0w

It has been a few hours since Apple released iOS 5 beta 6 to its developers and it can already be jailbroken via redsn0w. Redsn0w was created by the iPhone Dev-Team and it works on Mac only. However, this is a TETHERED jailbreak.

Note: If you unlock your iDevice in order to use it, please close this window now.

Supported Devices:

iPod touch 3G
iPod touch 4G
iPad 1
iPhone4 (GSM)
iPhone4 (CDMA)


1. Download firmware iOS 5 beta 6.

2. Update/restore your iDevice via iTunes 10.5 beta.

3. Download the latest version of Redsnow.

4. Navigate to your downloaded iOS 5 beta 6 firmware on iTunes:

35. Once, iTunes is done updating your firmware, launch Redsnow.

46. Click ‘browse’ and navigate to your firmware iOS 5 beta 6 and select it.

57. Once the firmware is verified, click next.

68. Redsnow will now prepare the jailbreak data.

79. Select the options that you want in the shown window. Make sure ‘Cydia’ is selected. Click ‘next’.

810. Switch off your iDevice and plug it in to your PC.

911. Redsnow will now instruct you how to put your iDevice in DFU mode.


1111012. iDevice is now going to reboot.

1213. RedSn0w will upload the new RAM Disk and Kernel.

1314. Once completed you will be notified that RedSn0w is done. Click the Finish button. When your iDevice finishes rebooting it will be jailbroken with Cydia on the SpringBoard.

Once jailbroken you will need to boot it tethered. Rerun RedSn0w and this time select Just boot tethered right now from the list of options.