The day before Apple released iOS 5 GM and few minutes after the release of iOS 5 GM, MuscleNerd the member of Dev-Team Tweeted that the build of GM can be Jailbreaked by the updated Redsn0w 0.9.9b2. The previous version was not fully compatible with iOS 5 GM, you had to point iOS 5 Beta 7 in order to jailbreak iOS 5 GM.
So following the problem and issues with the previous version, The Dev-Team released an update to its Jailbreaking Tool Redsn0w to 0.9.9b3 with full compatibility for iOS 5GM.
Update #11: redsn0w has been updated to 0.9.9b3 to auto-detect iOS5 GM firmware. Remember: it’s still tethered for all devices except for iPhone 3GS with old bootrom. If you don’t use redsn0w to “Just boot” at power up, all jailbreak apps (and even some native ones like MobileSafari) will fail to launch.
If you already jailbroke the GM by pointing an older redsn0w at the beta7 IPSW, there’s no need to re-run the full jailbreak step again…just use this newer one to make the tethered boot easier 🙂
Update #11a: We’ve replaced the Windows version of 0.9.9b3 with 0.9.9b3a. The new version fixes a caching bug that affected only Windows users — point it one more time at your iOS5GM IPSW, and from then on you won’t have to point at it again.
As a special bonus to Windows users, we’ve made it so that if you make a copy of redsn0w.exe and name it something like “justboot.exe” (anything with the word “boot” in it), it will start up in “Just Boot tethered” mode. That way you don’t have to click on any buttons at all to boot tethered! 🙂
A part from the iOS 5 GM compatibility a new feature is also added to Redsn0w which allows a user to Boot Tethered easily. Once again iPhone 3GS old bootrom users are Untethered and they can enjoy the Untethered boot. Where as new bootrom people are Tethered and they should wait for the final release of Untethered Jailbreak.
The method to Boot Tethered easily is as follows:
To boot Tethered in one click, you have to rename the file of Redsn0w to “Boot” and open the program, now it will boot Tethered Easily. All you have to do is Rename the file with the name of Boot with any word including Boot. Like “Boot Now”.
You can Download the latest version of Redsn0w for
Download Redsn0w 0.9.9b3a For Windows
Download Redsn0w 0.9.9b3 For MAC OS X
And don’t forget that Sn0wbreeze was also updated today to support iOS 5 GM.