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iOS 5.0.1 – Untethered jailbreak alternative with Redsn0w 0.9.9b5

If you updated to Apple’s latest iOS 5.0.1 software update on your iPhone using the handy new OTA feature, but are already looking to jailbreak your device, you’ll be pleased to know that the latest version of redsn0w can still help you out.

Unfortunately, it isn’t the untethered jailbreak option that most of you are looking for, but it is a way of gaining access to the Cydia store on iOS 5.0.1 if that’s what you’re after. Redsn0w 0.9.9b5 is what you need to download, and if you are new to the jaibreaking game, you should head to RedmondPie for the download links and instructions.

Before you go ahead and try this out, be warned that this will not work on the iPhone 4S or the iPad 2. It will work however on devices like the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4, but as we mentioned above you’ll need to connect your device to redsn0w on your computer each time you reboot since it is only a tethered jailbreak at the moment.

On a side note, those of you who are really desperate for an untethered jailbreak on iOS 5.0.1 may want to try the ‘Semi Tether’ patch that is available as well, allowing you to boot up your device in a jailbroken state, but with limited features enabled only. If this interests you, you’ll find the instructions over at Redmond Pie as well.

As we told you earlier on in the week, there still seems to be a battery life issue for many users, as Apple has now come out and stated that they are still ‘investigating’ battery life issues on iOS 5.0.1. If you have updated to the latest version, you’ll know that a supposed battery life fix had been issued, but as you can see plenty of frustrated users are still complaining.

Have you already jailbroken your device on iOS 5? If so, what benefits can you list for other users?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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