iOS 5 beta 6 jailbreak

Ashleigh Allsopp
23 August, 2011
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Just two days after it was issued, hackers have jailbroken the latest beta of iOS 5, despite it being issued just last week.

The iOS hacking community worked over the weekend to remove the limitations of the iOS 5 beta 6, giving developers jailbreak access to the new beta.

Engadget reports that the Sn0wbreeze v2.8 BETA for iOS 5 beta 6 became available on Monday morning, and seems to work on most iOS devices except the iPad 2. The jailbreak is tethered, so users will have to connect their device to a computer each time it needs to be booted.

This jailbreak comes after suggestions that Apple has upped its game to put a stop to untethered jailbreaking by altering the iOS boot sequence to require a signed authentication ticket – which is yet to be (and may never be) hacked. The iPad 2 has still not been hacked either.

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