iOS 5 beta 6 can be jailbroken by one of the previous methods explained in iOS 5 beta 5 and it seems that Apple hasn’t patched the exploit in this update but, keep in mind if you’re jailbreak, automatic updates won’t your so you have to download the iOS 5 Beta 6 from the developers page. iOS 5 beta 6 can be jailbroken using Redsn0w 0.9.8b5, although it’s just a tethered-only jailbreak so far and iOS 5 is compatible with a bunch of devices, the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch 3G, iPod touch 4G, iPad and iPad 2. Redsn0w 0.9.8b5 is available for Mac and Windows and if you’re a developer, then you probably have plenty of experience with iOS devices, but then again it’s not just developers that get access to the latest iOS beta versions…………..
iOS 5 Beta 6 was seeded to registered Apple developers and this latest seed of iOS 5 can be jailbroken using current version of Redsn0w (by pointing it to iOS 5 Beta 5 firmware), on any device other than the iPad 2. One particular attribute of Redsn0w is its ability to apply a standard tethered jailbreak over pretty much any version of iOS without any modifications at all. As the name implies, a tethered jailbreak will require you, once you’ve performed the jailbreak, to connect your device to your computer whenever you boot it up, in order to enter the jailbroken state. This is a rather annoying process, but it will likely be the only method for quite some time, since no untethered jailbreak seem to be planned until iOS 5 is released to public. Redsn0w is fairly easy to use, since all the instructions are presented on a rather easy-to-understand interface. Indeed, all you need to do is follow the on-screen instructions, yet you’re advised to have a notion of what you’re doing since this process will void your Apple warranty and possibly damage your device. All you’ll need is a copy of the iOS 5 Beta 5 and Beta 6 firmware file as well as iTunes Beta 6, which you can get (legally) from Apple’s developer site. You can read our full guide on how to jailbreak using Redsn0w here. Jailbroken devices won’t be able to get updates over the air (OTA), meaning that once the next version of iOS 5 comes out, you’ll have to install it through iTunes. It’s a small annoyance, yet it’s worth noting.
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