Apple has finally released OS X mountain Lion and it is easily available on App Stores for mass consumption. Mountain Lion has seen tremendous popularity (as can be seem from the number of downloads) soon after its release and with 10.8 OS X, it seems Apple has a winner on their hands.
However, like always after a release of iOS or OS X, users have been wondering if it will break anything that is crucial to the jailbreak community. Last week, MuscleNerd from the iPhone dev team had confirmed that the popular redsn0w tool was compatible with the new release of OS X Mountain Lion. So using the Absinthe tool, you can now jailbreak the new 10.8 OS X Mountain Lion and enjoy all the features freely on your Mac device, liberating yourself from the shackles that Apple has placed upon your device.
Checklist-before you start the jailbreak process:
It is important to know that redsn0w 0.9.14b2 will be supporting the same devices and firmware that are being supported by Absinthe jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 which was released back in May this year. This includes devices like iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS , iPad 1 , iPad 2, iPad 3 and Apple TV 2G besides iPod touch 3rd and 4th Gen on the latest version of iOS 5.1.1 firmware fully tethered. Apple TV 2G is not being supported as of now.
Steps to Follow:
Here is a quick and simple guide on jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 compatible devices using Redsn0w 0.9.14b2 and a Mac running on Mountain Lion.
Step 1: First of all you need to download the redsn0w 0.9.14b2 from the official site of iPhone dev team. Once that is done, you need to unzip the contents of the compressed folder into a familiar location.
Step 2: For running the Redsn0w tool for the first time on OS X Mountain Lion, you will be needing to bypass the new security feature by Ctrl-Click on the icon and then selecting the “Open” option from the ‘ New ‘ Menu.
Step 3: Having the relevant device connected using a supplied USB cable, you need to ensure that the correct device is being displayed before you select the Jailbreak button using the redsn0w interface.
Step 4: Now just follow the instructions that appear on your screen for placing the device in the DFU mode and then allow the redsn0w tool to complete the process. Now install Cydia.
Once the installation is complete, you can run the software.
So there it is then, in these simple steps you have your jailbroken device on redsn0w and Mountain Lion working in perfect harmony. You can now discover and use the new features that 10.8 Mountain Lion that have been provided by Apple by liberating your iOS device and escape the shackles that have been placed upon your iDevice by Apple.