Apple released iOS 5 Beta 3 yesterday, and it was quickly confirmed that you could jailbreak Apple’s newest beta build with last month’s version of the popular jailbreaking tool, RedSn0w. A “sandboxing” error was discovered after jailbreak iOS 5 Beta 3 that caused all apps from the App Store to crash instantly upon being opened.

This problem has now been fixed in the updated version of the Windows jailbreak tool, Sn0wBreeze, and the Dev Team has also updated RedSn0w with the same fix. Happy jailbreaking!

Sn0wBreeze creator, iH8Sn0w, recently announced Sn0wBreeze v2.8b4 for iOS 5 Beta 3, and the tethered jailbreak will correct the problem with malfunctioning App Store apps that was found in the previous version of RedSn0w.

Sn0wBreeze v2.8b4 release notes:

  • Intended only for developers (as usual).
  • * Hacktivation is disabled (again).*

Supported devices:

  • iPhone 3G[S] (untethered on old bootrom, tethered on new bootrom)
  • iPhone 3G[S]
  • iPhone 4 (GSM/CDMA)
  • iPod Touch 3G
  • iPod Touch 4
  • iPad 1G

Remember, Sn0wBreeze is a Windows-only tool, and iOS 5 Beta 3 is intended for developer use only. You can download the newest version of Sn0wBreeze from our downloads section. Follow our tutorial to see how to jailbreak with the tool.

As you can tell, the iPad 2 is not supported in either of these jailbreak tools, and JailbreakMe will only jailbreak the iPad 2 on iOS 4.3.3. Don’t install an iOS 5 beta on your iPad 2 expecting to jailbreak.

Let us know how the updated versions of SnowBreeze and RedSn0w work for you when jailbreaking iOS 5 Beta 3.

  • BB

    would snowbreeze still preserve the baseband?

    • Nope.

      • BB

        So what is the new BB on iOS 5 running on iPhone 4?
        Well, that’s sad, because it is the main reason why I use Snowbreeze. Since when did Snowbreeze stopped preserving the BB? since iOS5??? would they do that in the future?

      • Craig

        Isn’t it 04 11 06 ? That;s what mine is after installing beta and going back to 4.3.3 but I have an official carrier so it’s not something that’s ever concerned me.

    • I’m sorry, I misread your question. yes, it should preserve your already-unlocked baseband.

  • Caleb

    The new RedSn0w Mac beta 2 didn’t fix the sandboxing app crash problem for me. I’m running iOS 5 beta 3 on an iPhone 4

    • Caleb

      Yea my bad I skipped the part where you now need to point RedSn0w the the iOS5b3 IPSW….Works now. THANX DEV!

  • Johnny

    Please guys help me i’m lost. Can i jailbreak ios 5 beta 3 and activate it without developer account or registering UDID? please respond!

    • Anon


  • GaRUi

    This crash issue for Apple Store apps could occur even without jailbreak. I faced it in my iphone 4 which is never jailbreaked. The resolution was to reboot my iphone.
    BTW I had to activate my iphone for 2 times while upgrading iOS. In the first time iTunes lost contact with my iPhone. So after activating none ofmy pps installed. After a reboot iTunes synced my application by restoring so I had to activate my phone again by answering needles do you need facetime questions. All seemed ok after that, but applications was not running. Only preinstalled system icons should able to open GUI (like calender etc.) With a rebbot Apple Store application started to function.