While the jailbreak loving world has been waiting patiently for the next iOS jailbreak, and have their eyes firmly fixed on any updated regarding it from Pod2g, the iPhone Dev Team have been hard at work as usual implementing additional features and updates to their popular Redsn0w jailbreak tool.
The Dev Team have pushed out the seventh beta of the current Redsn0w release, taking the tool to version 0.9.10b7, meaning that it now comes packed with an array of new features, as well as preliminary support for a very exciting new aspect of the tool, hopefully to come in the next release. The Dev Team have announced their intentions to include built-in support for firmware restores which will negate the need for users to restore their devices through Apple’s iTunes software, meaning that users will be able to handle all of their jailbroken needs from within one application.
The 0.9.10b7 release also brings with it the implementation of the Corona A5 jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2, as long as they are running iOS 5.0.1.
The Redsn0w improvements also includes the ability for users to re-install the aforementioned jailbreak for those who have managed to accidentally uninstall the untether. One of the biggest aspects of Redsn0w is the ability to stitch together a custom firmware bundle, which is an aspect that has also been improved upon with the new ability to grab saved blobs directly from Cydia.
Finally, the latest Redsn0w beta will now provide additional information about the connected device. The example used by the Dev Team relates to the iPhone 3G and 3GS, claiming that it will now display whether or not the 3G has a vulnerable baseband boot loader or whether the 3GS has an old exploitable bootrom. The updated Redsn0w is definitely good news for those A5 users who are sitting on iOS 5.0.1, but the big news has to be the planned restore feature that will hopefully come with the next Redsn0w release.
Redsn0w 0.9.10b7 can only perform a tethered jailbreak for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS (expect iPhone 3GS with old bootrom), iPad 1 and 3rd-generation iPod touch on iOS 5.1, which means that you need to connect your iOS device to the computer on every reboot. So if you’ve jailbroken your iOS device running on iOS 5.0.1, you are better off avoiding the iOS 5.1 software update, which doesn’t include any major feature.
For the full official release notes, head on over to the Dev Team blog and read update number 2. Alternatively, you can download the latest Redsn0w for Mac and Windows from the links give at the end. When running the Windows version of the software, be sure to run it in Administrator mode to eradicate any issues.
If you’ve accidentally updated your iOS device to iOS 5.1 then you can use Redsn0w 0.9.10b7.
You can download Redsn0w 0.9.10b7 using this link for both Windows and Mac.
jailbreaking the latest
iOS 5.1 (tethered) on
iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, and iPod touches follow the instructions posted here to
jailbreak using Redsn0w (or here for Sn0wbreeze).
iOS 5.0.1 untethered
iPhone 4S and
iPad 2 (both Windows and Mac), you can simply follow our step by step tutorial posted here to
jailbreak using Absinthe or posted here to
jailbreak using Redsn0w.
Those of you with an
iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, and iPod touches can use Redsn0w or Sn0wbreeze to untether