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iOS 5 Tethered Jailbreak Is Already Out Using Redsn0w

By Kyle Wagner on at

Well that was quick as ever. The always-punctual iPhone Dev Team's already jailbroken (tethered) iOS 5, which has only been live a few hours, for the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, and iPod Touch.

As always, you should know that the tethered version, which means you have to connect to a computer running Redsn0w every time you turn on your device, will probably require you to restore to a previous backup if you want to install an untethered jailbreak once it's released.

If you rely on Ultrasn0w or Gevey SIM for a carrier unlock, you shouldn't upgrade to the stock iOS5, and instead follow the instructions in Redmond Pie's guide to work up a custom firmware file, although the iPhone Dev Team still recommends you stay away for now. The jailbreak also won't work for the iPad 2 or the iPhone 4S, if you've magically got one of those already.

But still! If you want to dive into all of the goodies in iOS 5 while keeping your jailbreak apps and settings, here's your short-awaited reprieve. [iPhone Dev Team via Redmond Pie]