As you all know, iOS 5 beta 6 was seeded to developers earlier this month. And just a few days later famed jailbreak collective iPhone Dev-Team released an update for Redsn0w which is dubbed as version 0.9.8b6 in order to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 6. Now here's a quick note to jailbreak junkies out there. Redsn0w has been updated (0.9.8b7) in order to accommodate a few minor issues with iOS 5 beta 6 and iOS 4.3.5 / 4.2.10.
This Redsn0w update is geared to handle two key issues. First, it seems that Apple has updated the iOS 5 beta 6 IPSW for the iPad 1 without actually changing the filename or its version number. So if you are an iPad 1 owner who's planning to jailbreak his device with iOS 5 beta 6, then be sure that you download this latest version of Redsn0w.
Apple updated the iPad1 iOS5b6 IPSW without changing its version number or filename, so we’re releasing redsn0w 0.9.8b7 to handle both the original and changed IPSW.
Secondly, the team announced as well that Redsn0w 0.9.8b7 can be used to tether jailbreak iOS 4.3.5 (GSM iPhones and the iPod touch) and iOS 4.2.10 (CDMA iPhones). The old method to jailbreak iOS 4.3.5 / 4.2.10 requires you to point to the previous 4.3.4 / 4.2.9 firmwares. With Redsn0w 0.9.8b7, you do not have to perform the old method. Just download Redsn0w 0.9.8b7 and use this guide to jailbreak iOS 4.3.5 / 4.2.10 into your device. But instead of pointing the program towards outdated firmwares, just load their corresponding IPSWs.
Redsn0w 0.9.8b7 Supported Devices:
- iPod touch 3G
- iPod touch 4G
- iPad 1
- iPhone4 (GSM)
- iPhone4 (CDMA)
Again, you have to keep into account that this is a tethered jailbreak which means that you won't be able to use your device once it powers off or reboots. In order to get your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch boot up into a jailbroken state you are required to plug your device into a computer and have Redsn0w tether boot it.
iOS 5 is largely expected to be released next month so unless you are a developer who's working with a jailbreak app, then you might want to hold off on jailbreaking iOS 5 beta 6 to your iDevice. In more or less a month you should be able to get your eager hands on the final version of iOS 5. But if you really want to jailbreak your device using Redsn0w 0.9.8b7, then download it through the links provided below.