Just yesterday we were talking about the release of iOS 5’s Beta 5 version, and what do you know, the jailbreak for it is already here! As the exploits used to jailbreak the previous beta of iOS have not been touched by Apple, it makes sense that the jailbreak has been released so soon. The only question that remained to be answered was that which tool will be updated with the latest jailbreak. The tool is redsn0w, and thanks to it, now you can jailbreak your iOS 5 beta 5 running device with the ease that is a trademark of this tool. Just a few hours ago the Dev Team has unleashed RedSn0w 0.9.8b5! Of course, like all its predecessors for iOS 5’s beta versions, this update of redsn0w only offers tethered jailbreak, but that should be good enough for people who are really desperate for a jailbreak.
The method for jailbreaking iOS devices running on iOS 5 beta 5 has not changed with this latest update of the jailbreaking tool. To get started, you will just have to head over to the download links given below and get this latest version of of redsn0w. While downloading, however, take care that you grab the tool that is right for your computer. There are separate versions of redsn0w for PC and Mac. Taking these separate versions is also important in this update due to the fact that currently only a tethered jailbreak is being offered, and you will need to connect your iPhone with your desktop again and again if you are looking to reboot your device. The reboot procedure has to be done via iBooty, as otherwise your iDevice will get stuck at Apple logo.
After you have connected your device to the computer, and have got all the right tools downloaded to your compiter, you can take help from our guide to jailbreak using RedSn0w. The steps discussed in the guide are exactly the same as any other redsn0w jailbreak and at the end of it you will have a jailbroken device.
A word of caution though, apply this process only if you are a real app developer as things do have a potential of going wrong. That is why the beta versions of iOS are only rolled out for people with developer accounts. And anyways, this might not be needed real bad, as the iOS 5 official release couldn’t be too far away now.