Redsn0w 0.9.8 iOS 5 Jailbreak Released For Windows

Last Friday, we reported on Redsn0w 0.9.8, a new version of the well-known jailbreaking tool that supports iOS 5. Now, there’s a Windows version too!

As detailed by the iPhone Dev-Team in blog post, the Windows version of Redsn0w, just like the Mac version, will overwrite unlockable basebands, which can be a problem if your phone is unlocked:
UNLOCKERS AND THOSE PRESERVING THEIR UNLOCKABLE BASEBANDS SHOULD STAY FAR AWAY FROM THIS! You will very likely lose your unlockable baseband if you try to install iOS 5.
The developers also stressed that this tool is only meant for developers due to the bugs it’s currently plagued with:
THIS JAILBREAK IS INTENDED ONLY FOR DEVELOPERS OF JAILBROKEN APPS! There are just too many broken components (Apple’s official apps, 3rd-party App Store apps, Cydia apps, MobileSubstrate apps, etc) for this to be useful to anyone but those truly looking to fix bugs in their iOS 5 jailbroken apps.  (Seriously!)
If you device isn’t currently activated, there’s a workaround, although it’s not legal. If you want to legally have access to iOS 5, you must purchase an Apple developer account for $99 per year.
Just like the Mac version, this is an tethered jailbreak, which means that you’ll have to run Redsn0w and plug your handset into your computer whenever you power your device on in order to boot into a jailbroken state. If a well-known iPhone developer is to be believ
an untethered jailbreak won’t be available anytime soon, due to changes made in iOS 5.

Despite the "this is only for developers" warnings, many enthusiasts have probably been running iOS 5 for days. If you know were able to set up iOS 5, you’ll also likely be able to apply this jailbreak.

Happy hacking!

Download Redsn0w 0.9.8b1 for Windows
Download Redsn0w 0.9.8b1 for Mac

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