iPhone Dev Team released the first tethered redsn0w jailbreak for iOS 5 via their blog on Friday. MuscleNerd tweeted, "Last day of WWDC…seems as good time as any to release tethered iOS5 jailbreak (for Mac owners with registered UDIDs)"
The blog warns that the tool is intended only for developers of jailbroken apps, and that unlockers should stay away, or risk losing their unlockable baseband. The redsn0w beta runs on third- and fourth-generation iPod touch, iPad , iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 (both CDMA and GSM version).
"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!)"
On Monday, iPhone Dev Team announced they had jailbroken iOS 5 the same day Apple had unveiled it at the Worldwide Developers Conference. iOS 5 is currently available to developers in beta 1 form, and will be available to the general public this fall. Apple senior vice president Scott Forstall highlighted 10 of the 200 promised new features of the iOS 5 including the popular Notifications Center, Safari Reader and a new faster camera shortcut.