On Tuesday Apple announced that iOS 5 would be released on October 12, 2011, but made the Gold Master version available to download right away. The new Sn0wbreeze 2.8b8 jailbreak update follows the RedSn0w update that was also released three days ago, so thought that we would take a look at the release notes, just to see what this update brings.
There are three main changes that are of use to you, the first is instant IPSW detection, second is that there is no longer any need for developer UDID check. The other two is the ability to hacktivate, and the final release note is that the iPhone baseband is still preserved. This is not an untethered jailbreak, although it is for the old version of the bootrom iPhone 3GS.
Don’t even try to apply Sn0wbreeze 2.8b8 jailbreak to the iPad 2, as it will not work with the iOS 5 GM that runs it. Visit iDownloadBlog for details on how to download the update. There is also a helpful tutorial on Sn0wbreeze, so if you have no experience with this tool, then we would advise you to read it.
Those who have already downloaded and installed Sn0wbreeze 2.8b8 and iOS 5 GM are reporting that they can create an account an iCloud account even though they are not developers. Have you been able to achieve this yet, if so then please let us know your thoughts before those who have not jailbroken their iPhones can get their hands on them.