Yesterday, Apple released iOS 5 beta 7 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It came as the usual OTA update for supported devices. A little while after that, word came in from the iPhone Dev Team that an iOS 5 beta 7 tethered jailbreak was possible using redsn0w 0.9.8b7 which was released day before yesterday. In this tutorial, you'll be shown all the steps required to do for an iOS 5 tethered jailbreak on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Do keep in mind that you can only jailbreak iOS 5 beta 7 tethered as of now. The list of compatible devices is as follows:
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4
- iPad 1
- iPod touch 3G
- iPod touch 4G
Redsn0w 0.9.8b7 is capable of doing an iOS 5 beta 7 tethered jailbreak on the above mentioned devices. The jailbreak is going to be tethered, meaning that if your devices runs out of battery or you need to reboot it, you will have to connect it to your computer and run redsn0w in order to do an iOS 5 beta 7 tethered boot. There is no possibility of an iOS 5 beta untethered jailbreak as of now, because the devs would obviously not want to make any untethered exploit public only to have Apple patch it in the next beta update.
Also keep in mind that redsn0w 0.9.8b7 will not jailbreak iPad 2. The second generation iPad is not susceptible to the Limera1n bootrom exploit which is the primary reason why redsn0w can't jailbreak iPad 2. The only firmware that you can jailbreak iPad 2 on is iOS 4.3.3 using JailbreakMe 3.0. Why only iOS 4.3.3? Because soon after the iPad 2 jailbreak went live, Apple released iOS 4.3.4 firmware and patched the exploit used by JailbreakMe 3.0. Even if you're running iOS 4.3.5, you can't jailbreak your iPad 2 on it. So if you're luckily on iOS 4.3.3, here's how to jailbreak iPad 2.
iOS 5 beta 7 Tethered Jailbreak Procedure:
*Note: All download links given at the end of this article.
Before you begin, you obviously need to download iOS 5 beta 7 ipsw for your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Once you have done that, you need to download redsn0w 0.9.8b7 for your Windows or Mac computer. When that is done, follow these steps. Remember, when you reach Step 5 you have to select the corresponding iOS 5 beta 6 ipsw for your device instead of the iOS 5 beta 7 ipsw. Follow the remaining steps as given in the tutorial for an iOS 5 beta 7 tethered jailbreak and boot.
Download iOS 5 beta 7 ipsw for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Download iOS 5 beta 6 ipsw (required in Step 5 of the jailbreak process)
Download iTunes 10.5 beta 7 for Windows and Mac
Download Redsn0w 0.9.8b7 for Mac and Windows