iPhone 3.0 Beta 5 Released to Developer

May 9, 2009 — by Simon Ng0

With only a month of Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple has just released the fifth beta of iPhone 3.0 to developers. Along with this new beta release, Apple also seeded the 8.2 pre-release version of iTunes. As mentioned by Apple, iTunes 8.2 is required to install iPhone 3.0 beta 5.

If you’re developing iPhone application, you can log into to pick up the latest beta.

But, I believe most of you are just ordinary iPhone user. Probably, one thing you concern is whether iPhone 3.0 beta 5 is jailbreakable. Though iPhone Dev team doesn’t release any update for QuickPwn or PwnageTool, the team once again confirmed that the latest build is jailbreakable. And they claimed there is nothing can prevent iPhone 3.0 from jailbreaking (other than hardware change):

As we’ve said in previous posts, nothing other than a hardware respin can prevent our jailbreak from working on all exisiting iPhone and iPod Touches. They’ve chased our jailbreak so far down in the chain of trust, the only way they can fix it is in hardware.

Again, for now, the team reminds everyone not to upgrade to iPhone 3.0 beta if you care about unlocking.

But this is a good time to remind everyone. If you care about the yellowsn0w unlock, don’t go anywhere near the beta releases. You will lose your unlock, possibly forever.

So, please be patient to wait for the official release of iPhone 3.0 (probably next month) and QuickPwn/PwnageTool. Stay tuned. I’ll keep you update on the iPhone 3.0 news.

Want to learn more about iPhone 3.0’s new features? Check out iPhone 3.0 Features Roundup for details.

Simon Ng

Founder, developer and chief blogger of