Good news for jailbreakers who happen to have a legit (or not) developer account and want to jailbreak the latest iOS 5 beta 3 firmware released earlier today. According to a tweet from MuscleNerd a few minutes ago, you can use RedSn0w to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 3.

In order to jailbreak your iDevice running iOS 5 beta 3, you will need to download the latest version of RedSn0w which was released about a month ago. All you need to do is point RedSnow to iOS 5 beta 1, instead of pointing it to beta 3…

If you aren’t sure about how to do that, please refer to our super detailed RedSn0w guide. Make sure you are already running iOS 5 beta 3 on your device, and during step 6 of our guide, point RedSn0w to iOS 5 beta 1.

Remember this is a tethered jailbreak, which means you will have to plug your iPhone or iPad in every time you reboot it in order to kickboot it. It’s not very convenient but it is the only way so far. Also, those of you who rely on an unlock should stay away from iOS 5 beta 3 for the time being as it will update your baseband and make it impossible to unlock your iPhone.

You can download RedSn0w from our downloads section.

As usual, feel free to comment on this process.

UPDATE: Some users are reporting that jailbreaking iOS 5 beta 3 will cause some App Store apps not to work. You might want to stay away from that until things clear up.

UPDATE 2: 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.

  • Bram

    Bless! 🙂 *downloading update*

  • William

    “tethered” is a deal breaker for me.

    • Steve

      Same here. 🙁

  • Steve

    Awesome until I saw “tethered”. No!

  • James

    Tethered isn’t an issue for me as I never let my phone die. After modifying the version in the plist file for the activation bypass file everything works fine and as a non developer I am on Beta 3 with no carrier issues 🙂

    • Ben

      Did you have to download SAMPrefs for this? I have had to download this from Cydia on all my beta files I put on

  • noelchi22

    if i want to go ios 5 beta 3….should i use itunes beta 3 also? and do it in redsnow 0.9 beta2?

  • Redsnow is awesome!

  • KLG

    I’ve used the redsn0w 0.9.10b3 to jailbreak my iphone4. The JB was successful but the cydia have some problem. When i try to add package source, like, and when i tried to search apps to install. Cydia will get popout and nothing is done. But it allowed me to installed the tweaks come from the standard cydia package. I’ve restore the iOS and JB again and the same issues still occurred. Can any expert here kindly help me to solve the problem, I want to install the installous apps to my phone. Thanks a lot.
    P.S. I’ve successfully JB with 4.3.3 and 4.1 before.