[How To] Jailbreak iOS 5 GM with sn0wbreeze & redsn0w

by Mahesh Kukreja · 6 comments

in Apple

Apple seeded iOS 5 GM (Build: 9A334) version to developers after the “Let’s Talk iPhone” keynote. iOS 5 public version will be available on October 12th. The GM version is the last beta version of iOS 5. This version is available only to registered Apple developers.

iOS 5 GM

iPhone hackers were pretty fast in releasing the updated versions of redsn0w & sn0wbreeze to jailbreak iOS 5 GM. These two tools provide only tethered jailbreak for now. And sn0wbreeze gives you the option to preserve baseband while updating to a new iOS version. This helps to use ultrasn0w or GEVEY unlocks.

Supported Devices

Both redsn0w & sn0wbreeze for iOS 5 GM support the following devices:

  • iPhone 3GS Old Bootrom – Untethered
  • iPod Touch 3G, 4 – Tethered
  • iPhone 3GS (New Bootrom), 4(GSM/CDMA) – Tethered
  • iPad 1 – Tethered

How To Jailbreak iOS 5 GM?

1. Download redsn0w 0.9.9b3 / sn0wbreeze 2.8b8

Note: You also need iTunes beta 9 to update to iOS 5 GM

2. Make sure you have iOS 5 GM IPSW file for your device. If you’re going to use redsn0w, you must have iOS 5 GM installed on your device. With sn0wbreeze, you can first create custom firmware and then update via iTunes

3. Run the appropriate tool (sn0wbreeze / redsn0w)

4. For sn0wbreeze:

  • Point to iOS 5 GM & build custom IPSW file
  • It’ll take some time to patch the kernel and build custom IPSW
  • After it is finished, sn0wbreeze will show you instructions to put your device into DFU mode. Once it’s in DFU mode, open iTunes & do Shift+Restore and select the IPSW file from Desktop

For redsn0w:

  • Point to iOS 5 GM & wait till it patches the kernel
  • After that, redns0w will show instructions to put your device into DFU mode. Once it’s in DFU, redsn0w will patch the iOS on your device

5. Once you jailbreak with redsn0w or sn0wbreeze, you’ll have Cydia installed on your iDevice. If your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad restarts, you must “boot tethered” from redsn0w or iBooty.

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iOS 5 Gold Market October 7, 2011 at 2:59 am

iOS 5 is the next major release of Apple’s mobile OS for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, bringing 200+ new features like PC-Free setup, iCloud, Notification Center and direct Twitter integration to iOS devices. Apple didn’t mention the GM release during the keynote. However, Apple announced the final iOS 5 release on October 12th.


N3oshadow October 28, 2011 at 5:17 pm

Its taked over 10 hours and it’s still patchinf the kernal. I have old bootrom iphone 3gs. Any help would be great!!!!!!!!!!!


N3oshadow October 28, 2011 at 5:18 pm

Thats with sn0wbreeze btw!


Admin October 28, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Which Windows are you on? Restart the PC & try again.


chike December 4, 2011 at 10:26 am

Please someone help,
I am affraid to download the new apple iphone version 5.0.1 update . I want know if my iphone4 can still work with my GEVEY sim , If i download and install.


Admin December 4, 2011 at 11:14 am

You must use sn0wbreeze to build custom iOS 5.0.1 so that baseband will be preserved. And then you can use Gevey. I’ve already posted tutorial for using sn0wbreeze to build custom iOS 5.0.1. Search the blog & you’ll find it.


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