How to Jailbreak iOS 5 GM using Redsn0w for Mac & Windows [TETHERED]

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Jailbreak your iDevice running iOS 5 GM!


WHAT IS A TETHERED JAILBREAK? A tethered jailbreak require a computer connection to boot a jailbroken iOS device. This meaning you will have to run Redsn0w and boot it up that way each time your battery dies or you need to reboot.

Devices Supported

  • iPod touch 3G
  • iPod touch 4G
  • iPad 1
  • iPhone3GS
  • iPhone4 (GSM)
  • iPhone4 (CDMA)

**If your device is not listed above, please do not attempt to jailbreak it on any version of iOS 5! And if you rely on a software unlock and don’t have an older boot rom, stay away from iOS 5 altogether.**

What you need


How to Jailbreak:

  1. Connect iDevice via USB to your computer
  2. Launch Redsn0w
  3. Click on Extras and Select your IPSW
  4. Click on Back and select Jailbreak
  5. Follow the on screen instructions
  6. After RedSn0w finishes doing its thing, you must turn off and boot up through Redsn0w
    **Cydia & Safari will not work unless you do these steps!** 
  7. Repeat the instructions on 1 and 2 as stated above, then in “Extras” click on “Just Boot”
  8. Follow on screen instructions.
  9. Your phone will perform a tethered boot and you should be good to go!
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