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  • How To Jailbreak Your iOS 5 Device On iOS 5 GM Using RedSn0w 0.9.9b2/0.9.9b3


    It was mentioned earlier today that Apple will be rolling out iOS 5 for anyone with a supported iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch on October 12th. The iOS 5 Gold Master is already available to Apple Developer accounts though and furthermore, developers can also jailbreak it.

    The iPhone Dev Team hasn’t yet released an official update to the RedSn0w jailbreak utility to support the latest release yet but MuscleNerd previously confirmed that you can use the recently updated RedSN0w 0.9.9b2 for Mac or Windows to jailbreak iOS 5 Gold Master. You will need to specificy the IPSW you want to chose and you should point it towards the iOS 5 beta 7 IPSW for now – until the new version of RedSn0w is out.

    Remember that this is a tethered jailbreak, which means if you reboot your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad – you’ll need to connect to a computer via a USB cable and run Redsn0w again OR lose your jailbreak.

    You can follow our step by step guide on how to jailbreak iOS 5 GM using RedSn0w 0.9.9b2 below, but first you will need to make sure you have the following things:

    • iOS 5 GM
    • The iOS 5 beta 7 IPSW for your iOS device
    • The latest version of iTunes (iTunes 10.5 beta 9)
    • RedSn0w 0.9.9b2 for your appropriate OS (Mac or Windows)

    Update
    RedSn0w 0.9.9b3 was released - this guide is still viable, just read the update at the bottom of the post before continuing below!

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    The process is more or less the same whether you are using Mac or Windows. In this specific case I am jailbreaking an iPhone 4 GSM on Mac.

    How To Jailbreak Your iOS 5 Device On iOS 5 GM Using RedSn0w 0.9.9b2

    Follow the steps below to jailbreak your iOS device:

    (If you have iOS 5 GM already installed please skip to Step 2, if you do not, start at Step 1)

    Step 1: Download and install the iOS 5 GM onto your device by Holding Option and clicking Restore in iTunes, then selecting the iOS 5 IPSW and clicking Open.

    Step 2: Download and place the iOS 5 beta 7 IPSW and RedSn0w 0.9.9b2 at a convenient location.

    Step 3: Now start RedSn0w 0.9.9b2, click Extras, click Select IPSW, then point RedSn0w to the iOS 5 beta 7 IPSW(refer to the screenshots below):







    After selecting the iOS 5 beta 7 IPSW, you should see the following screen:



    Step 4: Go back to the main menu for RedSn0w and now hit Jailbreak, make sure Install Cydia is checked off, then hit Next (see screenshots below):





    Step 5: You will be asked to make sure your device is turned off and plugged in, please make sure this is the case then proceed by clicking Next. RedSn0w at this point will give you instructions to follow to successfully enter your device in DFU mode (see screenshots below):





    At this point your device should have scrolling white text initially and afterwards you should see the familiar RedSn0w pineapple logo with the current state of your iOS device. Just be patient and shortly after your device will successfully be jailbroken.

    Step 6: Before you proceed, if you check your Cydia icon, you will see there is a blank icon for it. You need to successfully boot one last time. To do this, go back to the main menu on RedSn0w while keeping your iOS device plugged in and hit Extras, then click Just Boot. Follow the instructions to enter DFU mode one last time and it will successfully boot.





    Voila! You are done! You have just successfully jailbroken your iOS device on iOS 5 GM.

    If you have any questions or issues, feel free to drop a comment below!

    Update

    Redsn0w 0.9.9b3 was released (updated on our previous post as well). It now auto-detects the IPSW - no longer do you need to point at the beta 7 IPSW. So you can follow the same procedures with the exception of having to point toward the iOS 5 beta 7 IPSW repeatedly. Download links for the updated version can be found below:

    Redsn0w 0.9.9b3 for Mac

    Redsn0w 0.9.9b3 for Windows
    This article was originally published in forum thread: How To Jailbreak Your iOS 5 Device On iOS 5 GM Using RedSn0w 0.9.9b2 started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 34 Comments
    1. Akshay Masand's Avatar
      Akshay Masand -
      Quote Originally Posted by iN2K View Post
      Forgot how to fix the white Cydia icon.
      Just follow the last step (Step 6), which is to do a tethered boot via Extras > Just Boot.

      [If you read step 6, it identifies the blank Cydia icon as well...]

      Once you do that, you are set!
    1. lillewis51's Avatar
      lillewis51 -
      why direct to beta 7 and not gm?
    1. jrut24's Avatar
      jrut24 -
      worked like a charm for me with the older version
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by lillewis51 View Post
      why direct to beta 7 and not gm?
      Because musclenerd hasn't updated it to accept the GM ipsw yet.

      Edit: seems he has now. There is a b3 version now.
    1. micaiah12's Avatar
      micaiah12 -
      help!! I have been trying to upgrade from 4.3.3 to ios 5 . iTunes is being stupid and giving me error 1600. I am using a macbook pro and the latest version of itunes. I have tried everything. TinyUmbrella, redsnow, and dfu mode, but nothing seems to work. If someone could help me with this it would really make my day
    1. iN2K's Avatar
      iN2K -
      Quote Originally Posted by Akshay Masand View Post
      Just follow the last step (Step 6), which is to do a tethered boot via Extras > Just Boot.

      [If you read step 6, it identifies the blank Cydia icon as well...]

      Once you do that, you are set!
      Thats the first thing I tried.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by micaiah12 View Post
      help!! I have been trying to upgrade from 4.3.3 to ios 5 . iTunes is being stupid and giving me error 1600. I am using a macbook pro and the latest version of itunes. I have tried everything. TinyUmbrella, redsnow, and dfu mode, but nothing seems to work. If someone could help me with this it would really make my day
      You need the iTunes 10.5 beta 7,8 or 9 to install iOS 5GM.
    1. ceris7356's Avatar
      ceris7356 -
      Quote Originally Posted by javiert30 View Post
      Make sure you downloaded the right firmware GSM or CDMA or for another device if it is right...
      You can try too if not tried yet, put your iPhone in DFU and try to update from iTunes.
      Still no luck :/
    1. bookem15's Avatar
      bookem15 -
      so is this not available for iphone 3G?
    1. wraith1138's Avatar
      wraith1138 -
      I would love to try this but I've been reading that syncing, both wired and wireless, isn't working between iOS 5 devices and PPC Macs. Has anyone else run into this issue? iTunes beta says it supports PPC but I just want to be sure.

      Ps: yes, I know that redsn0w is Intel only. I can use a friend's Intel machine for the actual JB but I have an old G5 that I just want to sync with.
    1. iFrosty's Avatar
      iFrosty -
      Quote Originally Posted by bookem15 View Post
      so is this not available for iphone 3G?
      The 3G wont be getting ios 5
    1. Jasmine Lucini's Avatar
      Jasmine Lucini -
      im having problems. im trying to use mms and cant.im in australia but how do i get it to work??? does anyone know. i just did the iso5
    1. feidhlim1986's Avatar
      feidhlim1986 -
      Is this Jailbreak tethered even on 3GS with older boot rom?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by feidhlim1986 View Post
      Is this Jailbreak tethered even on 3GS with older boot rom?
      old bootrom 3GS is untethered