Your full guide to jailbreak iOS 5 iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, iPod touch 3G and iPod touch 4G. MuscleNerd has confirmed that the current redsn0w tool can jailbreak iOS 5 tethered not untethered.
Tethered jailbreak means you’ll have to plug in your device to your computer every time it reboots to make a “Just Tethered Boot” from redsn0w.
NOTE: iPad 2 is not supported in this jailbreak. Jailbreak iPad 2 is supposed to be jailbroken within few days along with the iPhone 4S bringing untethered iOS 5 jailbreak.
Jailbreak iOS 5 Tutorial
STEP 1: Download the required files:
- iTunes 10.5 for Windows or Mac
- iOS 5 for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
- Redsn0w 0.9.9b7 (skip step 3 for this new version)
STEP 2: Connect your device, sync it with iTunes then restore to iOS 5.
STEP 3: Open Redsn0w, click on Extras, then Select IPSW and point it to iOS 5 IPSW file.
STEP 4: Now hit back, then jailbreak and check on “Install Cydia”.
STEP 5: Follow the on-screen instructions to get your device in DFU mode.
You’ll get your device jailbroken within few minutes of installing some important exploits on your iOS device. You’ll get white Cydia icon once jailbroken, you’ll need to make tethered boot to get it working. In future, when you reboot your device, you’ll also need to tethered boot.
Tethered Boot iOS 5
STEP 1: Open Redsn0w, hit Extras then “Just Boot”.
STEP 2: Hit next and then follow the on-screen instructions to get in DFU mode.
Now you’ll be able then to open your device again.
Let us know in case you need any help.
UPDATE: We’ve got a list on all Cydia compatible apps & tweaks for iOS 5.
UPDATE: Here’s a video guide:
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