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:
- Download Redsn0w 0.9.9b4 – Windows/Mac
- Download iOS 5 iPSW for your iDevice
- Download and install iTunes 10.5
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.