A couple days ago, the Dev Team released the first jailbreak for iOS 5 beta 1, via RedSn0w 0.9.8b1, a tool that was Mac only until today. Dev Team frontman MuscleNerd tweeted moments ago that RedSn0w 0.9.8b1 is now also compatible with Windows.

Like we mentioned when we first reported about this latest version of RedSn0w, jailbreaking iOS 5 is recommended for developers only as many jailbreak apps are “broken” and do not work properly for the time being…

If you’re still tempted to have a glimpse at the new awesome jailbreak apps that are being developed for iOS 5, then go ahead, but at least you’ve been warned. Of course, you will need to already be running iOS 5 beta 1, and then use RedSn0w to jailbreak.

This jailbreak will work with all devices that can run iOS 5, except for the iPad 2. We hear Comex might revive JailbreakMe and come back with an iPad 2 jailbreak so don’t lose hope to see Cydia running soon on this device.

As usual, you can find RedSn0w 0.9.8b1 in our downloads section and follow our RedSn0w guide for a step-by-step tutorial.

Any question or comments, feel free to raise your voice below.

  • iYaSeeN

    AND. Of course, it is tethered jailbreak.

  • Burge

    I downgraded last night to 4.3.3 iOS5 is a beta for a reson it’s got to many bugs, it’s best left for awhile maybe beta 2/3 might be worth alook….but to run a tethered jailbreak as well… forget it ..

  • Tito Georgie

    Does anyone know if installous works with iOS 5 ?

  • Fred

    Good this should help cydia devs update their apps sooner

  • It’s Me

    Why is every post lately about jailbreaking ios 5, it’s a beta ffs and every1 is acting like it’s a final stable version. I honestly don’t see the point of releasing all the jailbreak shit, just wait until the software is actually out for public release, jeeezz.

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  • Roy

    Jailbreak app devs too may need to get their hands on the new OS as early as the app store devs to keep up with each IOS update and they cant do it without the jailbreak shit as you call it

    • It’s Me

      So what your saying is because this is aimed at devs specifically it needs to be plastered over every blog like it’s huge news that everyday readers need?? errrrmmmm I think not. I’m just sick of all the hype and every post on every blog being jailbreak related for an unstable ios that isn’t even officially released yet.

  • Adam

    Will installous work in untethered jailbreak of final release ios 5 if not what about tethered