Dev-Team has released RedSn0w 0.9.9b6, 09.9b7 0.9.9b8 for Windows and Mac to jailbreak iOS 5 firmware. Previous RedSn0w release was Mac only. You can download RedSnow 0.9.9b8 to jailbreak iOS 5, 5.0.1 from the links below…
RedSn0w 0.9.9b6 not only jailbreaks iOS 5, it also lets you preserve iPhone4/3GS baseband for UltraSn0w or Gevey SIM unlocking. You can also flash iPhone 3GS with Baseband 06.15.00, the iPad baseband.
Here’s what’s new in this RedSn0w release:
“We’ve released version 0.9.9b6 of redsn0w, with both a functional fix and cosmetic fix for iOS5 jailbreakers. For iPhone3GS owners with the 06.15 baseband, this redsn0w eliminates the network crash you saw when using Location Services in iOS5 (in fact, you don’t even need to disable Location Services anymore during the initial setup). The cosmetic fix is to the visual countdown you see when going into DFU mode. It’s okay to re-run this redsn0w over an existing device jailbroken at iOS5. Just choose “Jailbreak” again and de-select Cydia (in other words, all the checkboxes will be unchecked). If you are lucky enough to have an old-bootrom iPhone3GS, please pre-select the IPSW first (redsn0w can’t yet auto-detect the FW version of your old-bootrom 3GS if it’s already been jailbroken).”
Update 2 (RedSn0w 0.9.9b8): redsn0w version 0.9.9b8 will natively recognize the 5.0.1 beta that Apple let developers start testing this week (so you don’t have to play the “point at 5.0 IPSW” trick). Because the IPSW isn’t public, you’ll still need to provide it once to redsn0w (at which point it will cache all the important pieces so you don’t need to select it again). For those 3GS and i4 users who preserve their baseband, the Mac version can also produce the NO_BB_* custom IPSWs for 5.0.1. (But please note that ultrasn0w doesn’t get updated for betas like this.)
Update 1 (RedSn0w 0.9.9b7): After some feedback on reddit, we’ve decided to make the initial jailbreak as quick as possible by no longer “stashing” the applications by default during the redsn0w run. This reduces the time to actually perform the jailbreak from 210 seconds to 80 seconds (60 percent!). However, you make up for much of that the first time you launch Cydia, which will then want to stash the applications. You can choose whether you want redsn0w or Cydia to stash in the Preferences pane.
Download RedSnow 0.9.9b8
RedSn0w 0.9.9b8 download is available for both Windows and Mac. Download Links and jailbreak/unlock guides:
Update 1: RedSn0w 0.9.9b9 is now available for download. Supports iOS 5.0.1 and Custom IPSW feature comes to Windows.
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Download RedSnow 0.9.9b7 for Windows
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iOS 5 Guides
How to: Jailbreak iOS 5 with RedSn0w
How to: Preserve iPhone 4, 3GS Baseband While Updating to iOS 5
How to: Unlock iOS 5 iPhone 4 with Gevey SIM [How to]
How to: Unlock iPhone 4, 3GS iOS 5 with UltraSn0w
How to: Update to iOS 5
How to: Enable WiFi-Sync in iOS 5 to Wirelessly Sync iPhone with iTunes