The iPhone Dev Team is wasting no time in enabling iOS developers to jailbreak the latest iOS 5 beta. They’ve released a new version of Redsn0w which, according to the hackers, is suitable for a tethered boot.
“redsn0w 0.9.8b2 should fix 50b3 App Store issue (if you're already JB, just use this to boot tethered),” reads a tweet from Musclenerd, one of the more vocal iPhone Dev Team members.
An update on their blog sheds further light on the new Redsn0w for Mac and Windows.
The tinkerers say they’ve updated redsn0w to account for the sandbox changes that affected App Store apps in 5.0b3.”
The new Redsn0w recognizes the IPSWs for all three betas so far, according to their post.
“If you already jailbroke 5.0b3 using the previous redsn0w, you don’t need to re-jailbreak…just use this updated version to boot tethered. Start pointing redsn0w at the 5.0b3 IPSW starting with 5.0b3,” the Team explains.
There are various reasons why developers may want to jailbreak iOS 5 betas, and the iPhone Dev Team is doing its bit, updating the hack tools with every new release from Cupertino.
Earlier this month, they announced platform-wide availability for JailbreakMe 3.0, the latest and easiest jailbreak tool for regular users.
Accessible at jailbreakme.com, the web app has users installing the Cydia application (the jailbroken alternative to Apple’s App Store) which effectively puts any iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad into jailbroken state.
The iPad 2 is also finally supported.
The cat-and-mouse game will undoubtedly continue even after Apple launches the final version of iOS 5 with the necessary patches to prevent jailbreaking with existing hacks.
However, with this new update from the iPhone Dev team, the latest efforts on Apple’s behalf have already been thwarted.
Redsn0w 0.9.8b2 Jailbreak Released for iOS 5 Beta 3