Daily Tip: How to tethered jailbreak iOS 5 beta 3 via Redsn0w 0.9.8b2

Since Apple recently released iOS 5 beta 3, you may be wondering whether or not you can jailbreak as you could with beta 1 and beta 2. Fortunately, beta 3 is also jailbreakable.

But again, we'll warn you that beta software has its own qualms to begin with so if you're not comfortable with a few more bugs, we urge you to stay away. Also keep in mind a lot of jailbreak tweaks and apps have not yet been updated to support iOS 5. If you absolutely need to get your beta jailbreak on, follow along for another walk-through.

Devices supported

  • iPod touch 3G
  • iPod touch 4G
  • iPad 1
  • iPhone3GS
  • iPhone4 (GSM)
  • iPhone4 (CDMA)

If your device is not listed above, please do not attempt to jailbreak your device. So yes, iPad 2 owners will have to wait or jailbreak iPad via JailbreakMe on iOS 4.3.3.

  1. First you will need to download Redsn0w 0.9.8b2 - Mac Link, Windows Link
  2. Next you will need to make sure you have the iOS beta 1 firmware file from the Apple Developer Portal or wherever else you choose to find it.
  3. Launch Redsn0w. You should be asked to navigate to the firmware file from the previous step. Select it and click next.
  4. Once you click next, Redsn0w will take a minute to do it's thing. You should see a patching kernel message and that Redsn0w successfully recognized your firmware.
  5. Next select the options you'd like Redsn0w to perform. I typically only select Install Cydia. It's worth noting that this is where you will perform a tethered boot if needed as well. You will just select Just boot tethered for now if you need to do this or your device reboots or dies.
  6. Redsn0w will now walk you through putting your device into DFU mode
  7. After you're successfully in DFU mode, simply let Redsn0w do its thing and you're done!

Have you jailbroken iOS 5 beta 3 yet? Let us know your results and about any bugs you find. If you're having issues, don't be shy! Ask for help in our official TiPb Jailbreak & Unlock forums.

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Allyson Kazmucha

Help and how to editor for iMore. I can take apart an iPhone in less than 6 minutes. I also like coffee and Harry Potter more than anyone really should.

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Daily Tip: How to tethered jailbreak iOS 5 beta 3 via Redsn0w 0.9.8b2

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no they dud not release the untethered jailbreak before official launch as apple may patch the exploits thats been happening for almost all the previous os betas so do not expect untethered any time soon