It’s here, folks! The Dev Team just updated its famous RedSn0w jailbreak tool to version 0.9.9 beta 8 in order to bring compatibility with iOS 5.0.1 beta, which was released yesterday for developers.

We told you yesterday that RedSn0w was already able to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 beta, but it wasn’t completely flawless, as you had to point RedSn0w to the iOS 5 IPSW. MuscleNerd just confirmed that he has added iOS 5.0.1 beta keys to RedSn0w 0.9.9b8, making the jailbreak process this much easier…

If you are an unlocker who runs an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 and want to update while preserving your baseband, the Mac version of RedSn0w 0.9.9b8 will allow you to do just that, but note that UltraSn0w may or may not work on iOS 5.0.1 beta as it hasn’t been updated yet, and probably won’t until 5.0.1 goes public.

redsn0w version 0.9.9b8 will natively recognize the 5.0.1 beta that Apple let developers start testing this week (so you don’t have to play the “point at 5.0 IPSW” trick). Because the IPSW isn’t public, you’ll still need to provide it once to redsn0w (at which point it will cache all the important pieces so you don’t need to select it again).

For those 3GS and i4 users who preserve their baseband, the Mac version can also produce the NO_BB_* custom IPSWs for 5.0.1. (But please note that ultrasn0w doesn’t get updated for betas like this.)

Of course, the jailbreak is still a tethered one unless you have an iPhone 3GS old bootrom, or run the semitether jailbreak app—and it will not work with the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2.

You can download the latest version of RedSn0w from our download section, and refer to our RedSn0w tutorial for more details about the process.

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  • Anonymous

    I know everyone wants to know this, but is there any idea of how long the untethered JB will be?? I know the DEV team are working their asses off trying to get it right and steady. But if they could let us know if its 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month etc would be great! 🙂

    • No one knows. We wrote a post about the status of the iOS 5 jailbreak here. Check it out for more info http://www.idownloadblog.com/2011/10/22/state-of-the-ios-5-jailbreak/

      • Anonymous

        Cheers I read that when it was posted. I check iDB about 20 times aday hopeing for Jb of iO5 lol…which is good for you seb! 😉 I’m like a kid at Christmas waiting for the big day to arrive! 🙂

    • No untether untill the I4s jailbreak is ready..

    • Anonymous

      join the club, I tought it would be out within a matter of days, if i’d known I would of stayed on 4.3.5. Tethered is not so bad though, don’t regret going to OS5.

  • Well it took awhile but I think this new posting system might just be the one for iDB.. Here’s hoping..

  • Finally! If you want a stable UNTETHERED JAILBREAK stick with 4.3.3 – Never has issues!

  • Can ipad1 on ios5 have a untethered jb yet