Jailbreak iOS 5 Beta 3 On iPhone 4 / 3GS, iPad & iPod Touch With Redsn0w 0.9.8 [Guide]

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.

Step 1:

Download Redsn0w for for Mac here. If you haven’t already, download and update to iOS 5 beta 3 through your developer’s account.

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

Make sure that Install Cydia is checked (should be by default) and click Next.

Step 4:

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

Step 5:

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.

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