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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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