Posts Tagged ‘jailbreak ios 5’

Redsn0w, the regularly reliable jailbreaking tool for iPhone and iPod touch users, has just been updated to version 0.9.9b9b, and brings with it a couple of handy finishing touches.

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Jailbreaking enthusiasts have been waiting anxiously for an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5/5.0.1 and they will be happy to know that it is now closer to release. Details after the jump!

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It was only a few days ago when iOS developer and hacker Pod2g showed off his new untethered jailbreak exploit running on iOS 5. At that time, he tested it on a third-gen iPod touch running iOS 5.0 and wasn’t sure if it would also work on the new iOS 5.0.1 as well. But he did promise to test it on iOS 5.0.1 and report back accordingly with results.

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Following up to his untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 and demo, pod2g has answered one very important question regarding the jailbreak’s support for iPhone 4S and iPad 2. Check out the details after the jump!

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The second beta version of Ac1dSn0w is now available for download. The first version had to be removed from distribution due to a legal issues in its coding.

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Today has been a bit of a happening day for the jailbreaking community. A couple of hours ago, Chronic Dev Team released their Reporter program which sends crash reports to Chronic Dev Team servers (instead of Apple’s) so they can find exploits, and now we’ve received news of yet another jailbreaking tool. It’s called Ac1dSn0w and it jailbreaks iOS 5/iOS 5.0.1 tethered on OS X Snow Leopard and Lion. Check out the step-by-step guide after the jump!

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With iOS 5.0.1 having now been made public, attention has swiftly turned to the jailbreak potential. As was the case with iOS 5.0, Sn0wbreeze has been updated to version 2.8b11 to cater for Apple’s latest release.

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Hot on the heels of the developer release, Apple has just released the first of presumably many updates to iOS 5 – dubbed as iOS 5.0.1 – and just like that, it’s jailbroken!

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After seven betas, one GM and another performance improving update (which itself has two betas), iOS 5 hasn’t received an untethered jailbreak yet. Folks who wish to enhance their experience with apps and tweaks from Cydia have to make do with a tethered jailbreak, but it appears that the jailbreaking community is getting closer and closer to an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 as one hacker has sent out an update regarding its progress.

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Sn0wbreeze 2.8b10 has just been released to jailbreak iOS 5 and iOS 5.0.1 (Beta 1 and Beta 2) on Windows. While the current version of Redsn0w, version 0.9.9b8 for Windows and Mac, can already jailbreak the above mentioned iOS updates, the added advantage of Sn0wbreeze is that it fixes iBooks crashing issue on devices running jailbroken iOS 5.0.x.

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We’ve been getting a lot of emails lately about this and so we thought it was a good idea to do a dedicated post on it to answer this question once and for all.

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Despite the fact that Apple only seeded iOS 5.0.1 to developers a matter of hours ago, the trusty Redsn0w jailbreak tool allows those testing the updated firmware to jailbreak their devices, albeit tethered.

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