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Jailbreak iOS 5 GM On iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad And iPod touch With Redsn0w 0.9.9

As you might perhaps already know, the Gold Master build of iOS 5 was just released moments ago. If you’re looking to jailbreak the new release of iOS 5, you can do so with the latest version of RedSn0w, just like you’ve been able to do using previous beta versions of iOS 5.


The current version of Redsn0w is capable of applying tethered jailbreaks to iOS 5, as confirmed by MuscleNerd. A tethered jailbreak includes all of the features you’d expect from a jailbroken device, including Cydia, yet it will require the jailbroken device to be plugged into a computer running Redsn0w whenever it’s powered on, in order to boot into the jailbroken state.


Disclaimer: as we have outlined previously, pre-release seeds (such as GM) will eventually evolve into the shipping version of iOS 5. Therefore, methods designed specifically for iOS 5, including an Untethered jailbreak, will likely surface over the next few weeks or maybe months. If you decide to apply this tethered jailbreak now, you might have to restore your device using iTunes in order to apply another better-suitedjailbreak.

Before performing this jailbreak, you’re advised to have a basic understanding of how your device andiOS operates. If you have the right knowledge, however, Redsn0w is really easy to use, since all the needed steps are laid out clearly on its graphical interface: simply follow the on-screen instructions and you should be up and running in a matter of minutes.

Even though the new Redsn0w 0.9.9b2 does support jailbreaking without needing IPSW files, but since iOS 5 isn’t available to public yet, therefore in order to jailbreak iOS 5 GM, you will have to provide iOS 5 Beta 7(and not GM) firmware file for your version of iOS device, which can only be obtained legally from iOS Dev Center.

Step 1: Download the new Redsn0w 0.9.9b2 for Windows (direct link) or Mac (direct link).

Step 2: Click on “Extras” option, followed by clicking on “Select IPSW” option to manually specify iOS 5 Beta 7 firmware file to jailbreak iOS 5 GM.


Step 3: Go back, and now click on “Jailbreak” option. Select “Install Cydia” and follow the onscreen instructions to enter DFU mode. Once you are in DFU mode, Redsn0w will inject Geohot’s limera1n exploit to tether-jailbreak your iOS device on iOS 5 GM.

Jailbreaking your device is not legally authorized by Apple, therefore you should also keep in mind that your device’s warranty will be voided. Yet, addressing any software problem that might arise from this process is just a simple iTunes restore away. Sooner than you can call Apple’s support line, your device will be restored to factory settings.

iOS 5 is the next major release of Apple’s mobile operating system, which runs on all iPhones, iPod touches and iPads. First announced at Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC, iOS 5 include several new features that had been long wished for by basic and power users alike, such as system-wide Twitter integration, enhancements to Mobile Safari and Notification Center. iOS 5 is expected to be released to the public as early as this month.

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