Recent Jailbreak Tool Updates…

Recently all the renowned iOS hackers have been updating their jailbreak tools with new features and so I’m just summing up all the recent updates that have been pushed.

Redsn0w:

Redsn0w 0.9.12b1:

Musclenerd has added lots of feature to the jailbreak tool. Redsn0w 0.9.12b1 allows owners of A4+earlier devices to install rocky-racoon two different ways:

  • Backup/restore method similar to Absinthe and cinject utility
  • Its traditional limera1n-based ramdisk install.  If you have a lot of media on your A4 device (music, movies, TV shows, etc), then the ramdisk method is preferrred because it avoids any possibility of later problems related to syncing to iCloud (including Photo Stream and Music Match).  The ramdisk method is not available for A5 devices or later because limera1n can’t be used.  If you’d like to use redsn0w’s ramdisk method, just be sure to put the A4 device in DFU or Recovery mode before starting redsn0w (otherwise it will immediately start to use the backup/restore method).

Redsn0w 0.9.12b1 now accepts either individual SAM activation ticket plist file, or the entire zip file created by redsn0w’s “Backup” button.  As usual, redsn0w continues to cover all of its previous jailbreaks and untethers (so redsn0w-0.9.12b1 covers everything from 5.1.1 all the way back to 4.1).

Just to re-iterate, following is the list of devices and firmware which can be jailbroken using the Redsn0w 0.9.12b1 on Windows, Mac OS X.

Redsn0w 0.9.12b2:

Starting with version 0.9.12b2, redsn0w will now explicitly ask users with limera1n-able devices whether they want to inject rocky-racoon using the DFU ramdisk method or the backup/restore method (the ramdisk method is better for those with lots of media on their device that would create very large backups, and it’s required for those with unactivated iPhones).  If you’ll always want to use limera1n, you can select that in the Preferences pane.  It also fixes an iBooks issue on old-bootrom 3GS iPhones, and provides more useful error messages when things go wrong.

Supported Devices on (iOS 4.1 to 5.1.1)

  • iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 (GSM + CDMA) and iPhone 3GS
  • iPod touch 4G and iPod touch 3G
  • iPad 3, iPad 2 and iPad 1G: All three models (WiFi, GSM, CDMA)
  • Apple TV2

PwnageTool:

PwnageTool 5.1.1 to create custom pre-jailbroken IPSW firmware has just been released by the iPhone Dev Team.  Since past few months, this is the first time PwnageTool 5.1.1 has received a major compatibility update. But like its previous releases, it applies only to iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G and first generation iPad only. iPhone 4S, iPad 3/2 are not supported, however.

PwnageTool 5.1.1 main advantage over other jailbreak tool like Absinthe is that it keeps your iPhone’s baseband intact and preserve your ultrasn0w unlock. So, Ultrasn0w iPhone unlockers must use PwnageTool to avoid updating the baseband otherwise you’ll end up in updating to the latest baseband and thereby losing the unlock.  PwnageTool will also jailbreak+untether the AppleTV2,1 5.0_2B206f (unless you customize the IPSW further, you’ll have just basic SSH access to the device).

Those who are unaware, PwnageTool 5.1.1 is Mac specific tool that jailbreaks stock IPSW file, adds customizations like boot, adds pre-installed Cydia sources or packages, hacktivates your device, and gives you a custom pre-jailbroken IPSW. You can then restore your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with this newly created IPSW in iTunes.

Sn0wbreeze:

iOS hacker iH8sn0w has released an update to his popular Sn0wBreeze jailbreak tool for Windows. Hot off the heels of version 2.9.4 comes version 2.9.5. This latest update brings supports for the iPhone 4 5.1.1 build 9B208 that Apple had stealthily released.

Sn0wBreeze 2.9.5 also includes a fix for the iPhone 3GS (iPad Baseband users) location services.

Just a reminder to all of you, sn0wbreeze supports only A4 devices and below, so if you want to jailbreak your A5 devices, you can use Absinthe or Redsn0w.

You can head over to our downloads page to get all these jailbreak tools.

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Safe To Update to iOS 5.1.1, says Pod2g!

Now that it has been confirmed that the pod2g’s untethered jailbreak is almost ready and works with most iOS devices (except Apple TV 3) running iOS 5.1.1, he has tweeted that it is safe for jailbreakers to update their iOS devices to iOS 5.1.1.

But pod2g has warned users who depend on Ultrasn0w to unlock their iPhone should avoid updating to iOS 5.1.1.

Absinthe 2.0 or upcoming version of Redsn0w won’t support iOS 5.1, so if users want to jailbreak their iOS device, then they will have upgrade to iOS 5.1.1.

Pod2g tweeted:

Some facts about 5.1.1 jailbreak : http://t.co/Tk6Rrpow . You can safely upgrade to 5.1.1 now if you want to be ready.

Huge warning as usual for unlockers that want to preserve their baseband to keep their unlock.

So who should upgrade to iOS 5.1.1:

  • Users who don’t care about unlocking their iPhone

If you care about unlocking, then you should wait for iPhone Dev team to release Redsn0w which supports the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak. You to create a custom iOS 5.1.1 firmware file using the upcoming version of Redsn0w, that will allow you to update to iOS 5.1.1 without updating your iPhone’s baseband.

  • Users who don’t care about losing the jailbreak  

If you have a jailbroken iOS device and don’t want to lose your jailbreak by updating it to iOS 5.1.1 then you should wait for Absinthe 2.0 or Redsn0w to be released.

If you do decide to upgrade to iOS 5.1.1, remember to first:

  • Ensure that you’ve backed up your iOS device either to iTunes or iCloud
  • Take a backup of SHSH blobs using TinyUmbrella before upgrading and then after upgrading to iOS 5.1.1

Pod2g and iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak team are widely expected to release the untethered jailbreak sometime this week. We’ll let you know as soon as we’ve any further updates.

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The Dev Team Will Also Release Redsn0w and CLI for Upcoming 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak

The demo video of Absinthe 2.0 – untethered jailbreak for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running on iOS 5.1.1 that was briefly available, provided some interesting details of what to expect.

MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev team has just provided some more information about the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak.

He has published the following notes on his website:

All info below is tentative and subject to last minute refinements

  • @pod2g’s 5.1.1 jailbreak+untether is working out great. All devices are covered except for AppleTV3,1, which currently has no path for jailbreaking.
  • the initial 5.1.1 plan used a kernel exploit from @westbaer which unfortunately precluded use in iPod3,1 and iPhone2,1
  • @planetbeing stepped up and provided a kernel exploit that covers both of those. Those two JBers are the bomb!
  • The 5.1.1 A5 JB is very similar to the A5 5.0.1 JB. @pimskeks has done a tremendous job supporting both 5.0.1 and 5.1.1 in absinthe
  • Similar to 5.0.1, there will also be a 5.1.1 CLI “cinject” binary and redsn0w version of the 5.1.1 JB+untether. Absinthe, cinject, and redsn0w will all provide the same JB in different fashions.
  • timing is indeterminate. Plans are for this week, but a number of factors can influence that.
Users who depend on Ultrasn0w to unlock their iPhone, will have to use Redsn0w rather than Absinthe 2.0 or the Redsn0w command line interface tool, as it allows users to create custom iOS firmware files to preserve the baseband.
MuscleNerd has also requested users planning to use the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak NOT TO pirate App Store apps. Jailbreaking has got a bad name due to piracy and we really hope that users jailbreak their devices to customize their iOS devices using some of the cool jailbreak apps and tweaks available on Cydia, rather than pirating apps from the App Store.
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Redsn0w updated to 0.9.11b4

A couple of days ago Redsn0w was updated to 0.9.11b3, which I apparently missed out hence I’m covering it here. This update fixed the random “restore failed” messages that Redsn0w gave, it also worked better with the nearby devices that have WiFi syncing enabled.

Now coming back to the latest version of Redsn0w i.e 0.9.11b4. This was released only a few hours back and it completes the tethered jailbreak support for 5.1.1 on A4 devices and earlier, including proper “Stitching” and “Custom” creation of NO_BB IPSWs. This means you will be able to preserve your baseband and update/downgrade (NOTE: Downgrading on A5 devices will still update baseband).

You can get hold of this version of Redsn0w from our downloads page.

Have you tried the new Redsn0w?

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Redsn0w updated to 0.9.11b2

Yesterday, iPhone Dev team released Redsn0w 0.9.11b1 that allowed users to downgrade their iPhone 4S and iPad 2 from iOS 5.1.1 or iOS 5.1 to iOS 5.0.1.

However, they had inadvertently missed out including support for iOS 5.0.1 (build 9A406) – the tweaked version of iOS 5.0.1 that Apple had released to fix the “Unknown SIM”, “No SIM card installed” problem.

While there was a workaround to still use Redsn0w to use it with the  iOS 5.0.1 (build 9A406), iPhone Dev team has just released Redsn0w 0.9.11b2 to add support for iOS 5.0.1 (build 9A406).

Until yesterday, it was possible to downgrade only iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad 1, iPod touch 4G and iPod touch 3G from iOS 5.1 to iOS 5.0.1 using the SHSH blobs saved using TinyUmbrella.

But with Redsn0w 0.9.11b1 users can downgrade their iPhone 4S and iPad 2 from iOS 5.1.1 or iOS 5.1 to iOS 5.0.1 if they’ve saved the SHSH blobs for iOS 5.0.1.

Downgrading to iOS 5.0.1 will allow users to perform the untethered jailbreak using Absinthe jailbreak. Unfortunately, users who have recently purchased their iOS device that come pre-installed with iOS 5.1 won’t be able to downgrade as personalized SHSH blobs is required for the downgrade process. So even though Redsn0w supports the new iPad, it will allow users to downgrade from iOS 5.1.1 to iOS 5.1 as it came pre-installed with iOS 5.1 (which means that they could only save SHSH blobs for iOS 5.1).

You can see this link for our tutorial on downgrading.

You can go ahead and download Redsn0w 0.9.11b2 from our downloads page.

Let me know if you have tried downgrading your devcice to 5.0.1 (9A406).

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Redsn0w Updated to 0.9.11b1

It’s here folks Redsn0w 0.9.11b1 is finally here. This version of Redsn0w will allow you to downgrade your A5 devices! :D So all you who have by mistake updated to iOS 5.1 will now be able to downgrade back to iOS 5.0.1 ONLY IF YOU HAVE YOUR SHSH BLOBS.

Here are some important points you need to note before attempting the tutorial below on how to downgrade your device:

  1. You cannot downgrade without the personalized SHSH blobs for your device at that lower firmware. You need to have fetched those blobs while the signing window was open, using either Cydia’s built-in TSS@Home feature, or with TinyUmbrella.  The new Restore screen of redsn0w lets you choose either the remote blobs or local ones (for the earlier firmware). If you don’t know where TinyUmbrella put your blobs, TinyUmbrella has a button that will show you (copy them out of that folder and feed them to redsn0w).
  2. The A5 downgrade method actually updates to the latest firmware before downgrading to the earlier one.This process updates your baseband to whatever is newest.DO NOT USE THIS METHOD IF YOU RELY ON UNOFFICIAL UNLOCKS of your iPhone4S.  Those who used the temporary SAM technique to unlock their iPhones to specific SIMs shouldn’t be affected by this baseband update.
  3. This method can be fixed by Apple with a firmware update.
  4. This update involves a bunch of new redsn0w code and so The Dev Team recommends sticking to the previous version 0.9.10b8b unless you’re specifically using this new feature, until all the bugs are worked out!

So here is how to downgrade your A5 device:

  1. Download Redsn0w 0.9.11b1 from our Downloads page.
  2. Fetch your blobs via Redsn0w or TinyUmbrella.
  3. Download the 5.0.1/5.1/5.1.1 firmware from our Download page.
  4. Put your device in DFU mode.
  5. Open Redsn0w > extras > Restore
  6. Now select the 5.0.1 firmware.
  7. Now choose the IPSW for the firmware you are on.
  8. You have to now choose whether to use “local” or “remote”.
  9. Now it will start downgrading your device.
  10. If you have done all the above steps correctly you should be able to downgrade your device.

And thats pretty much it folks! That is how easy it is to Downgrade your device.

Note: If you are getting any error in iTunes while downgrading you can check our iTunes help page.

Have you tried the downgrade method?

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Redsn0w 0.9.10b8b released…

The popular jailbreaking tool Redsn0w has been updated yet again to version 0.9.10b8b with support to make the zip files more compatible with the native Windows explorer (which doesn’t like leading slashes in the filenames).

In the previous version that is 0.9.10b8 there was a new feature added which allowed you to save your SAM unlock.

To do so all you need to do is open Redsn0w, Extras > Even More > Backup. This will backup your activation records from /var/root/Library/Lockdown.

You can get the latest Redsn0w from our downloads page.

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Redsn0w Updated To 0.9.10b7

Redsn0w is one of the most popular jailbreaking tools and it was designed by the iPhone Dev Team so that we can easily jailbreak our devices. Today a new Redsn0w was released calling itself Redsn0w 0.9.10b7. This version of Redsn0w has been added with a few more features and also has the ability to jailbreak A5 devices. (Sorry for the blunt announcement :P)

After skimming through its options and comparing it with its predecessor, here are the few changes:

  • If you use an A5 device and connect it, Redsn0w will not grey out “Jailbreak” button, indicating that Redsn0w can now jailbreak A5 devices

 

A new tab has been added in the “Extras” tab known as “Even more”. This tab gives you three options:

  1. Preferences: Allows you to get the ECIDs of your devices
  2. Boot args
  3. Boot logo (only for tethered boots)

Then there are two check boxes:

  1. Move applications
  2. Beep on connects/disconnects: It will beep when you connect/disconnect your phone (like in Windows)

  • The last change in Redsn0w (as far as I know) is the second option in the “Even More” tab,and that is “Identify”, this allows you to check if your device has entered DFU mode or not.

That’s pretty much it in this version of Redsn0w. With all these features I think Redsn0w 1.0 is clearly in the making! ;)

You can go ahead and install Redsn0w 0.9.10b7 from our downloads page.

So what do you guys think of the new Redsn0w (0.9.10b7)?

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The Unlock For Baseband 4.11.08 In It’s Testing Stages

Laaadies and Gentlemen today I’am going to give you some very interesting news and guess what? It is pertaining to the unlock for baseband 4.11.08.
AppleNBerry (the company behind Gevey Sim Unlock) has announced on their Facebook Fan Page that their unlock for baseband 4.11.08 is in the final stages.
As you may know the current Gevey Sim unlock unlocks all iPhone 4 basebands except the 4.11.08.
The reason you have the 4.11.08 baseband is that you updated to iOS 5 without preserving the baseband with Redsn0w which cost you your unlock.
But no worries as AppleNBerry said their unlock is in the final stages and hopefully if all goes well, then we can expect another word from them about it.
Now this was concerning only the iPhone 4 users, so what about the 4S users? Well previously MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev team had mentioned that the team is working on”a very promising unlock”. This may mean that we won’t see an ultrasn0w version of the unlock but we WILL have an unlock sooner or later.We do not have any precise ETA as yet so hold your horses and stay tuned with us for more news on the baseband unlock for 4.11.08.
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Redsn0w updated to version 0.9.10b5c

The Dev Team recently released an update for the Redns0w Jailbreak tool naming it 0.9.10b5c. This update mainly improves the overall stability and also solves the problem of the sudden stop during jailbreak session.

RedSn0w has not been updated to support the untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4S and iPad 2, but for fixes with the jailbreak A4 devices such as the iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 1 and iPod Touch, and most important of all these reforms is to solve the problem of the ramdisk, so if you experience any problem with the 5.0.1 jailbreak you can move to version RedSn0w 0.9.10b5c, and this is what the Dev Team states about this version:

“Version b5b fixes an issue with using custom ramdisks on iPhone3G and iPod2G, and version b5c prevents redsn0w from crashing due to the ever-growing ramdisk size :).
TIP: If auto-detection fails and redsn0w tells you no identifying data was found, you can always pre-select the appropriate 5.0.1 IPSW using ‘Extras->Select IPSW’.”


However it should be noted that if you have already succeeded in jailbreaking your device without any problems then there is no need to re-jailbreak it, but if you want to jailbreak your device now then you should check out the links below:

Redsn0w 0.9.10b5c for Mac
Redsn0w 0.9.10b5c for Windows

Let me know if you have any issues while jailbreaking your device either in the comments section below or on Twitter or at #iosjedi.


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