If you are one of those iOS users who like to use their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch jailbroken, then redsn0w is a name you must be familiar with. The jailbreaking tool has been around for quite a while, and the Dev Team is always quick to add support for newer versions of iOS. As iOS 5.0.1 got bumped to its final build a few weeks back, the Dev Team has done it again, and now it is possible to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 using the latest version of redsn0w. Redsn0w 0.9.9b9 not only jailbreaks the latest iOS 5 update, but also comes with a bunch of new features and bug fixes.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
Using the tool is pretty much the same as using its older versions; all you have to do is download the correct file for your OS from the links given at the end of this post, follow the onscreen instructions provided by the tool, and voila! Your iDevice with iOS 5.0.1 is jailbroken. Of course, the jailbreak is still tethered, but the new version of redsn0w does come with some pretty cool features. A few days ago we covered the iBooks update, which allowed the service to run on devices jailbroken with sn0wbreeze. Now, to counter that, redsn0w has added exclusive support for iBooks with this version of the tool, making it the most convenient and complete jailbreak solution for iOS 5.0.1.
Redsn0w 0.9.9b9 now allows Windows users to properly use the Custom button to jailbreak their devices without upgrading the baseband, something that was previously functional for Mac users only. Also, now redsn0w can be used with iOS 5.0.1 with full functionality, i.e., you won’t be required to point to the iOS 5.0 IPSW anymore, as iOS 5.0.1 is natively recognized as valid OS version. This functionality extends to all supported redsn0w functions, including Just Boot, Fetch Blobs, Recovery Fix etc. The update fixes a number of other minor issues as well, like adding Fetch Blob support for newer 8GB iPhone 4.
For the complete change log, you can visit the source link and take a look at the latest additions made in the Dev Team’s update list (Update # 17).
Update: The iPhone Dev Team has removed this version of redsn0w from their official blog, and you can now jailbreak your iDevice using the guide posted here.