How-to Jailbreak iOS 5 beta 3 [RedSn0w]

Apple released the third beta of iOS 5 yesterday and since then a lot of developers have already tried it. iOS 5 beta 3 was pointed to have some issues after jailbreaking it using the same method for iOS 5 beta 1 and 2. MuscleNerd had confirmed that jailbreaking iOS 5 beta 3 was possible by pointing RedSn0w to the first beta ipsw. But, unfortunately, this method of jailbreaking caused the original Apple Apps to stop working.

Hence, RedSn0w and Sn0wbreeze have both updated their jailbreak tools to support all the latest iOS 5 beta firmwares. We already mentioned in a previous post on how to get the iOS 5 beta 3 and iTunes 10.5 beta 3 if you aren’t a developer. And, if you’ve managed to make use of those download links to upgrade you iDevice to the latest version of iOS, then you must have jailbroken it already. Now, we know that the current jailbreak for iOS 5 beta is a tethered one, meaning you have to boot using RedSn0w or Sn0wbreeze every time you reboot.

If you’ve already jailbroken your iOS 5 beta 3 and are facing the same issue as mentioned above, then do the following.

There is no need to jailbreak your device again using the new version of RedSn0w, instead you can directly tethered boot by pointing it the new iOS 5 beta 3 ipsw. You can download both Windows and Mac versions of Redsn0w below and enjoy jailbreak on your iDevice.

Download Redsn0w 0.9.8b2 for Windows

Download Redsn0w 0.9.8b2 for Mac

However, if you want to use Sn0wbreeze, with the added advantage of preserving Baseband, then you can download it from the link below. It is important that you preserve the baseband if you’re using a Gevey or Rebel SIM to unlock your iPhone.

Download Sn0wbreeze 2.8b4 for Windows

It’s also advisable that you upgrade to iOS 5 beta 3 and jailbreak it only if you’re a developer. As it’s still in beta, there may be lot of small bugs that you may have to live with.

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