Earlier today, we told you about the release of iOS 5 Beta 3 by Apple. After its release questions arose asking if it could be jailbroken. MuscleNerd has just confirmed in a tweet that the last version of Redsn0w can indeed jailbreak iOS 5 beta 3.
This is what he said:
Today’s 5.0b3 can be jailbroken with last month’s redsn0w http://is.gd/6eek4Y(point it at 5.0b1 IPSW..devs only please!)
Follow the steps listed below to achieve a jailbreak on an iOS device.
*Disclaimer*: iTD is not responsible for any damage caused to your device while following this guide. Those who follow our steps do so at their own risk.
*Note*: Be sure to back up your device before you begin via iTunes. Those relying on an Ultrasn0w unlock should not use this jailbreak.
Download Redsn0w for for Mac here. If you haven’t already, download and update to iOS 5 beta 3 through your developer’s account.
Run Redsn0w. Click on Browse and choose the iOS 5 beta 3 firmware file that corresponds to your device. Click Next after your ipsw is identified.
Make sure that Install Cydia is checked (should be by default) and click Next.
Make sure your device is plugged in and powered off. Boot it into DFU mode using the following steps.
- Hold the Power button for 3 seconds
- Hold the Power and Home buttons for 10 seconds
- Release the Power button but keep holding the Home button for 10 seconds
- Your device will now be in DFU mode
Once in DFU mode, let Redsn0w do its thing. When your device reboots it will be jailbroken on iOS 5 beta 3. Enjoy!
**NOTE: Since this is a tethered jailbreak, you need to connect your device to your computer and run Redsn0w each time you reboot your device to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 3. Simply select “Just boot tethered right now” option and thats it. Your device will then boot into jailbroken state.