redsn0w tethered jailbreak for iOS5 out, iPhone 4S not supported

13 October, 2011

iOS 5 has been jailbroken as many times as there have been betas - now that the real-deal is out, it's time for another jailbreak. The iPhone Dev Team released a beta of redsn0w, a tethered jailbreak for Apple's iOS 5 running gadgets.

It's not complete yet, it's intended for devs of jailbroken apps that want to debug their applications, the Dev Team says there are still too many problems with this version of redsn0w to be useful for the regular users.

Also, the iPad 2 is not supported and neither is the new iPhone 4S (not that anyone has it yet, it officially launches on Tuesday). If you've hack-unlocked your iGadget, you should stay away from this jailbreak too.

This is a tethered jailbreak (except for the iPhone 3GS), meaning you have to boot your iPhone/iPod/iPad by hooking it up to a computer and using redsn0w every time you restart or things won't work as expected.

On the upside, there's a Windows version of redsn0w available now, not just Mac (but the iPhone Dev Team remind this is targeted at developers).

Anyway, you can get more details about this new version of redsn0w over at the Dev Team blog.