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iOS 5 Beta 3 Can Be Jailbroken Using Redsn0w 0.9.8b1; But App Store Apps Are Not Working

iOS 5 beta 3 that has just been seeded to developers of iOS developer program can be jailbroken using Redsn0w 0.9.8b1.

iPhone Dev team had released Redsn0w 0.9.8b1 for Mac and Windows for iOS beta 1 for developers of jailbreak app developers so that they can test and debug their jailbreak apps and tweaks on iOS 5.


After upgrading your iOS device to iOS 5 beta, the trick is to point Redsn0w 0.9.8b1 to iOS 5 beta 1 firmware file to jailbreak it.

MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team has also confirmed this on Twitter:

Today’s 5.0b3 can be jailbroken with last month’s redsn0w (point it at 5.0b1 IPSW..devs only please!)

But please proceed with caution if you’re not a jailbreak app developer as we’re hearing reports that App Store apps do not working after jailbreaking iOS 5 beta 3. ModMyI reports:

After playing around on iOS 5 beta 3 while jailbroken, it has been discovered that AppStore applications do not work. They crash and refuse to open. It is an issue that has been reported by a few people, including myself.

According to hacker, Clayton Braasch it is due to a sandboxing issue:

To reiterate: there’s a sandbox issue causing App Store apps to crash after jailbreaking iOS 5 beta 3. Stay away if you’re not a developer.

It needs to be seen if this is due to some anti-jailbreaking measure introduced by Apple in the latest iOS 5 beta.

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