If you’re a developer and you’ve taken the plunge to update to iOS 5.0.1 beta, we confirmed earlier that you can jailbreak the bleeding edge firmware.

Now we’ll show you how to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 on video using RedSn0w. You will need your iOS 5.0 firmware, since RedSn0w has not been updated to recognize 5.0.1 yet.

Other than that small little detail, jailbreaking iOS 5.0.1 with RedSn0w is a cinch…

How to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 beta

Step 1: Download iOS 5.0.1 (developers) and ensure you have the public iOS 5.0 available as well. You can grab iOS 5.0 from our downloads page.

Step 2: Open RedSn0w 0.9.9b7 (download here) and select Extras > Specify Firmware > and point it to the iOS 5.0 firmware. It should identify the 5.0 firmware without error.

Step 3: Go back to the main screen of RedSn0w and place your device into DFU mode. Click Jailbreak, and then select Install Cydia.

Step 4: Your device should jailbreak, but your Cydia icon will be white due to it being a tethered jailbreak. Place your device back into DFU mode.

Step 5: Again, from RedSn0w’s main page, select Extras > Specify Firmware > and point it to the iOS 5.0 firmware. It should identify the 5.0 firmware without error.

Step 6: Select “Just Boot” from RedSn0w’s Extras menu, and it should perform a tethered boot on your device.

Congratulations, you just jailbroke iOS 5.0.1. For a more comprehensive RedSn0w guide, head over to our RedSn0w page.

Were you able to jailbreak successfully?

  • Lol Jeff’s up kinda late haha

  • This disqus is pants 🙁

  • i guess there is an error with the guide. I can’t see the involvement of iOS 5.0.1 in this step.

  • Kok Hean

    Are there any iOS 5 tweaks that are not compatible?

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, quite a few. One bring Safari Doenload Manager, last time I checked.

  • Anonymous

    ah ha bitch

  • Nathan Fox

    new redsn0w 0.9.9b8 only have to point to ios 5.0.1 beta 1 once and the rest is taken care.

  • Dan Beaulieu

    nice to know we can upgrade, although can’t wait for untethered 🙁

  • Anonymous

    How did u get the iDB logo during the reboot? I thought boot animations were not possible on iOS 5.

  • Wt about the iPad 2 …. Will this work? And is there ny signs of jailbreak on ios5 iPad 2 official firmware ?

  • Anonymous

    should i select “Move applications” or not in “Extras->Preferences” ?????

  • Anonymous

    Hi Guys. Congratulations for the fantastic job!
    Unfortunately, I get almost all perfect, aside from my WiFi and Network, IOI,
    everything is great…
    My Iphone 3GS was unlocked on IOS 4.2.1, now I get IOS 5.0.1 but without Wifi and Network,
    Any suggestion to solve this or is better to downgrade it?

    Thks a lot!
    Cadu

  • hi,i jailbreaked my ipod touch 4..two days ago,day after white apple logo showed up so i restored my ipod touch now up and running again.now i want to re jailbreak it doin the same as i did the first time and now it says my build is not reqongnized how can i fix this??

  • hi,i jailbreaked my ipod touch 4..two days ago,day after white apple logo showed up so i restored my ipod touch now up and running again.now i want to re jailbreak it doin the same as i did the first time and now it says my build is not reqongnized how can i fix this?? thanks

  • Anonymous

    hi,i jailbreaked my ipod touch 4..two days ago,day after white apple logo showed up so i restored my ipod touch now up and running again.now i want to re jailbreak it doin the same as i did the first time and now it says my build is not reqongnized how can i fix this??thanks

  • Tenzin Jigme

    you just don’t mention any steps about iOS 5.0.1 ……..u r juz with iOS 5.0 then how its jailbreked with iOS 5.0.1

  • Tenzin Jigme

    at the last what firmware will it be on

  • Debbie Botham

    i did this and it worked but cydia wont open the icon is there in colour but wont open – help – what have i done wrong??