All Apple fans have long known about the release of iOS 5, the latest mobile OS from Apple’s stable some time during next month. Apple has been releasing beta version of iOS 5 from some time now. The last beta version came out on the 7th of August and it was their 5th edition.
Though the count down for the launch is still going on, the jailbreak could wait no longer. Believe it or not, but RedSn0w, one of the early entries into the jailbreak community, has already released a jailbreak for iOS beta 5. That feels faster than a Bugatti Veyron at top speed!
The jailbreak version released by the iPhone Dev team is RedSn0w 0.9.8b5. As it has always been with RedSn0w, the current jailbreak is tethered as well. This means that if you want to jailbreak your iDevice, you will have to do it with the help of your computer. This is because the computer has to be used to restart the device if reason arises.
RedSn0w 0.9.8b5. is available for both Microsoft’s Windows and Mac. If, while in the process of jailbreaking your iDevice, you have any doubts, you can take the help of RedSn0w’s detailed tutorial. I personally feel that tethered jailbreaking is a pain in the ass and is not at all easy for beginners. JailbreakMe.com is the way to go. I still respect RedSn0w though for the swiftness they have shown in releasing the latest Jailbreak.
Not many people might consider Jailbreaking their iDevice running iOS beta 5 since it is set to expire on 14th September any ways, and after the expiry date, your device will be locked and it will have to be restored. Besides, it will not be long before the final iOS 5 is officially released. In any case we are amazed how quickly RedSn0w came up with the jailbreak. This shows how dedicated the jailbreak community is and how talented they are.