Dev Team Updates RedSn0w for iOS 5.0.1 Beta

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ThDev Team has just updated RedSn0w to version 0.9.9b8 in order to bring compatibility with iOS 5.0.1 beta, which was released to developers yesterday.

RedSn0w was already able to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 beta, but it wasn’t completely flawless like we’re used to seeing, as you had to point RedSn0w to the iOS 5.0 IPSW file. MuscleNerd has just confirmed that he has added iOS 5.0.1 beta keys to RedSn0w 0.9.9b8, this will make the jailbreak process much easier.

According to the iPhone Dev-Team’s blog:

Update #16: 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 whichpoint 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.)

This is still a tethered jailbreak for all except old-bootrom 3GS users.

As always, you can download the latest version of RedSn0w from our downloads page.

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  • Kim Mcgowan

    I saw your video on you tube and it looks so simple I decided to try to jailbreak my new iphone.
    I am on windows 7 and downloaded redsnow just fine and downloaded firmware 5.0.1 cmda(phone is verizon)and it loads to my desktop as a zip.
    I go to the ‘extras’ tab in redsnow. Then go to ‘select ispw’ tab but do not know how to find the ispw file. I did extract the zip file but nothing in it is .ispw. How do I find it?
    Thanks!

  • Itsrizzjr

    In doing this jailbreak will any data already stored(photos, apps, etc.) be removed, or shall I still have everything as is?