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Jailbreak iOS 5 GM On iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch [Guide]


iOS 5 Gold Master was made available couple of hours back for developers following “Let’s Talk iPhone” keynote address. iOS Dev Team member, MuscleNerd, has just tweeted that iOS 5 Gold Master [GM] is jailbreakable via Redsn0w.The jailbreak for now will be tethered meaning that you will need to apply jailbreak every time the device is rebooted. iOS 5 GM is installable on iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad and iPod Touch and Redsn0w is able to jailbreak all of these devices after iOS 5 GM is installed.

Here is what MuscleNerd has to say about this jailbreak of iOS 5 GM via Redsn0w:


Here is the step by step guide to jailbreak iPhone 4 / 3GS, iPod Touch 4G and iPad 1st Generation / iPad 2 on iOS 5 Gold Master. Please note that this guide is only intended for users who have access to iOS 5 GM. Also note that if you rely on a carrier unlock after Jailbreak, then stay away from this one.


Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.

  1. The first step is to download iOS 5 GM from here and save it on your desktop.
  2. Once done, connect your iPhone to the computer, launch iTunes and restore iOS 5 GM on your iDevice using the Shift+Restore option.
  3. After you are done with restoring iOS 5, download Redsn0w Jailbreak for iOS 5 GM from here, extract the archive and save the files on your desktop.
  4. Once done, download iOS 5 Beta 7 IPSW for your iDevice from here and save it on your desktop,.
  5. Now launch Resn0w and click on Extras tab right under Jailbreak button.
  6. In the Extras, click on Select IPSW and select iOS 5 Beta 7 to deploy jailbreak on iOS 5 GM.
  7. After this, click on the back button followed by clicking the Jailbreak tab.
  8. On the resulting screen, select Install Cydia option and then click Next.
  9. Now follow the onscreen instructions closely to make your phone enter DFU mode.
  10. Once you phone is in DFU mode, Limera1n exploit will be deployed and you will end up with a jailbroken iDevice running iOS 5 GM [Gold Master].

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