iOS 5 Beta 3 has been out for barely half a day, and it’s already been confirmed that you can jailbreak Apple’s latest beta release with RedSn0w. That’s good news for jailbreakers, even if it is only a tethered jailbreak.

Don’t get too excited, though. Because it seems that jailbreaking iOS 5 Beta 3 will result in you no longer being able to run apps from the App Store

ModMyi has uncovered this news via a tweet from Clayton Braasch. Clayton warns that “there’s a sandbox issue causing App Store apps to crash after jailbreaking iOS 5 beta 3.

If you perform a tethered jailbreak with RedSn0w, iOS 5 Beta 3 causes all apps from the App Store to crash instantly when opened. We’re not really sure why this is the case, but it will hopefully be corrected in the near future.

In the meantime, developers should probably stay away from jailbreaking iOS 5 Beta 3.

Is Apple trying to send the jailbreak community a message here?

UPDATE: The Dev Team updated RedSn0w to version 0.9.8 beta 2. It is now safe to use RedSn0w to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 3.

  • Joe

    Is Apple trying to send the jailbreak community a message here? <– Just now noticing?

    • Steve

      Haha! I know Apple has been attempting that forever!

  • z8137

    Yeah what if they make it permanent for when it’s fully released

  • Steve

    Darn you Apple now they will put it on iOS 5! I’ll just keep 4.3.3 jailbroken and get the features. Now Apple is going to ruin a reason to buy their products! Nooooo!!!!! Curse you Godziwwa! Curse you!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tom

    Relax you panic merchants. This is going to be about as permanent as their attempts at a closed app market.

    • James

      +1 .. Apple have been trying to stop devices been jailbroken forever and a day and has that worked .. no is the answer so what makes you guys think that anything else they try will be any more sucsessful lol

      • Steve

        After I freaked out for a minute, I relized that Jailbreakers can bypass with a tweak. Plus the jailbreak is tethered and it looks crappy-ish.

  • Mathew Bivona

    Actually this is just an issue with redsn0w. Sn0wbreeze works fine

  • yo

    It might not be an apple thing. it might be that apple changed something, and that something happens to conflict with jailbreaking. more likely than you might think

    • Steve

      I read some more after freaking out that it was Redsn0w.

  • Percy

    I second Matthew’s comment, this is a redsn0w issue.

    • Apple actually loves jailbreakers they not only reveal security flaws for them but help them to further bring developments to iOS without paying them for it in most cases.

  • Erik

    haha, Nice job dev team. They already released an update to fix this. 🙂

  • Karim

    i think its good..
    Maybe now apple may allow jailbreaking? cause now they can stop the piracy! 😀
    but allow the openess that people love and want! just my opinion 🙂

  • benny

    i used redsnow 0.9.8 beta 2 to jailbreak ios beta 3 but the appstore apps are still not working so i downgraded to beta 2 again 😀