The iPhone Dev-Team recently updated its jailbreak tool “redsn0w” to add support for iOS 5 beta 7. Importantly, the recently updated redsn0w “explicitly supports” the seventh beta version of iOS 5 (as noted by @MuscleNerd), meaning users don’t have to point the application at iOS 5 beta 6 when jailbreaking iOS 5 beta 7.

As outlined in a Twitter update posted by @MuscleNerd:

New redsn0w is.gd/6eek4Y explicitly supports iOS5b7 (no need to point at b6 IPSW). Also brings back old-bootrom 3GS goodies.

Here’s the iPhone Dev-Team’s instructions, taken from their website:

About 12 hours after we released redsn0w 0.9.8b7 with some improvements for iOS5b6, Apple went and released iOS5b7 (what are the odds of that?!?).  Even though that redsn0w could still jailbreak iOS5b7, you needed to point it at the iOS5b6 IPSW to do so.  Today’s redsn0w 0.9.8b7b lets you point redsn0w directly at the iOS5b7 IPSW instead.

We’ve also added some overall improvements for old-bootrom 3GS owners (where the 24kpwn exploit applies):  on those devices, you can tell redsn0w to untether 4.3.5 and lower, or iOS5b7.  Old-bootrom 3GS owners can once again choose custom logos, and/or verbose booting (for the really nerdy iPhone3GS fans out there!).  And it allows 4.3.4 or 4.3.5 users to use ultrasn0w again (if they have a compatible baseband).

For download links, visit the Dev-Team Blog. The updated version of redsn0w is available for both Windows and Mac. However, do remember that this is beta software and, as the iPhone Dev-Team reminds us, should really only be used by jailbreak developers.

[via iSpazio]