The past few days have been the Apple days, with developers getting the taste of iOS 5 and the rolling up of WWDC 2011. Luckily, and like always, even normal users were able to use the iOS 5 beta 1 and try out the new features of iOS 5.
Redsn0w was the first to get updated to perform a tethered jailbreak on iOS 5 beta 1, and now even Sn0wbreeze has been updated to do the same for Windows users. And if you are a developer then the whole process is much more easier, but if you’re not then here’s how to get your iOS device running iOS 5 Beta 1 and then tethered jailbreak using Redsn0w for Mac.
Update #1: Since Apple now provides Windows iTunes 10.5 for iOS5 and iCloud developers, it’s no longer the case that only Mac owners can legitimately activate their devices. We now provide a Windows version of redsn0w for those developers (only!).
Until now, if you wanted to enjoy any working jailbreak apps on your iOS device running on iOS 5 beta 1, then you’d need to have it tethered jailbroken. There is no untethered jailbreak as of now, and there probably won’t be until iOS 5 is made public to everyone. So if you want to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 1 then you’ll need to perform a tethered jailbreak using Redsn0w or Sn0wbreeze. There was no Windows alternative available when the tethered jailbreak was first released 3 days ago and only Mac users could do it using RedSn0w. However, now even Windows users can tethered boot on iOS 5 beta 1 using either the newly released RedSn0w or Sn0wbreeze for Windows.
Tethered jailbreak requires you to boot tethered using RedSn0w or Sn0wbreeze when rebooting your iOS device. Hence, I’d suggest you go with RedSn0w since it’s much more simpler than Sn0wbreeze. Both are now available for Windows and can be downloaded from the links below.
Sn0wbreeze 2.8b1 for Windows