Apple just dropped iOS 5 Beta 2 and Dev Team frontman MuscleNerd confirmed that it is still possible to jailbreak iOS 5 Beta 2 using the latest version of RedSn0w, the same that was released a couple weeks ago to jailbreak iOS 5 Beta 1. For jailbreak iOS 5 Beta 2 you will have to use RedSn0w and point it to iOS 5 Beta 1 and this is still a tethered jailbreak, which means you will have to plug your iPhone in every time you reboot. This jailbreak work for iPod touch 3G, iPod touch 4G, iPad 1, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 GSM, iPhone 4 CDMA and iPhone users who are not developers should stay away from iOS 5 until its official release………..
Apple just released iOS 5 beta 2 and RedSn0w current version can already jailbreak it, using RedSn0w 0.9.8 beta you can jailbreak iOS 5 beta 2 on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G and Apple TV 2G. The trick is to point Redsn0w 0.9.8b1 to iOS 5 beta firmware file. MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team has also confirmed this on Twitter:
“5.0b2 can be jailbroken w/redsn0w from 2 wks ago (must point redsn0w at 5.0b1 IPSW)..devs ONLY please the “keep pointing at beta1 IPSW” trick should work for all the betas, due to the way redsn0w works. Unlockers stay away!”
Redsn0w 0.9.8b1 supports the following iOS 5 devices:
- iPod touch 3G
- iPod touch 4G
- iPad 1
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4 (GSM)
- iPhone 4 (CDMA)
Redsn0w 0.9.8b1 supports a tethered jailbreak, which means that you need to connect your iOS device to the computer on every reboot.