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Redsn0w releases an Apple IOS 5 jailbreak

It was only a matter of time
Fri Jun 10 2011, 12:05

AS PREDICTED, it didn't take long for a jailbreak of IOS 5 to be released, and one is upon us just three days after being announced from the Iphone Dev Team.

The latest IOS 5 was jailbroken within 24 hours after Apple announced it at its WWDC conference. A member of the developer team showed pictures of IOS 5 running the Cydia application, which allows users to load applications not available from the cappuccino company's App Store.

The blog entry comes with a nicely capitalised warning that said, "THIS JAILBREAK IS INTENDED ONLY FOR DEVELOPERS OF JAILBROKEN APPS!"

According to the blog there are too many broken components, including Apple's official apps, to make it useful for anyone other than developers wanting to see if their jailbroken apps work on IOS 5.

For this reason the jailbreak is tethered only, so you'll need to connect the device to a desktop to jailbreak it every time it reboots. The un-tethered version is likely to tip up nearer the public release of IOS 5, which is currently available only to developers.

It might seem embarrassing for Apple that the new version of its operating system has been jailbroken so quickly, but we have a feeling that the security team knew that it would happen sooner or later so it didn't push too hard to protect the software.

Redsn0w 0.9.8b1 for Mac is available now to download via the Iphone Dev Team blog and supports the Ipod Touch 3G and 4G, Ipad 1 and Iphone 3GS and 4. µ

 

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