After the iOS 5.0.1 preview from @pod2g, the Dev-Team has announced that the solution is now available for non-A5 devices. What that means is that any device that supports iOS 5, excluding the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 (the A5 devices), can now easily jailbreak with redsn0w or PwnageTool.
I didn’t think it’d be available this early, but yet here it is! pod2g is working on a solution for the iPhone 4S and the iPad 2, but mentions that they cannot run geohot’s limera1n explot, so it requires a different exploit.
As always, it’s best to read through the Dev Team’s instructions / notes before attempting this:
- If you have one of those devices and are not on 5.0.1 yet, update now! The SHSH window is still open for 5.0.1 If you unlock via ultrasn0w or gevey, make sure you only get to 5.0.1 via a custom IPSW! See the guides at places like iClarified.com if you don’t know how. Once you’re at 5.0.1, use the latest redsn0w 0.9.10 to both jailbreak and untether.
- If you’re already at 5.0.1 with a tethered jailbreak, you have two choices:either run redsn0w 0.9.10 over your current jailbreak (deselect “Install Cydia” if you do that), or install the Cydia package prepared by the chronic devteam. The patches are the same regardless of which you choose.
Watch that pineapple run!