Redsnow 0.9.9b8

Apple released iOS 5.0.1 beta on November 2nd… and a few hours later the folks at the iPhone Dev Team confirmed that you could use the latest redsn0w tools to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1.

There’s a new version redsn0w which natively recognizes the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system. Just download redsn0w 0.9.9b8 for Mac or Windows to get started.

This is still a tethered jailbreak, which means that you’ll need to connect your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to a computer and run redsn0w again if you need to reboot. Otherwise you’ll get stuck at the boot logo (unless you use SemiTether, in which case you’ll just lose the ability to use many of your apps).

Apple iOS 5.0.1 beta is designed to squash bugs that had been affecting battery life. It also adds multitasking gesture support to the original iPad and fixes a few other bugs. It’s available for users with Apple developer accounts at

Apple will probably push out the update to the public within the next few weeks.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...

One reply on “iOS 5.0.1 beta is already jailbroken”

  1. hi will this work if i have base band 04.11.08 , i know there have been problkems jailbreaking this base band thanks j

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