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  • RedSn0w 0.9 Released for Mac and Windows

    The first beta of RedSn0w 0.9 for Mac and Windows has been unveiled, with version 0.9 enabling jailbreaking, unlocking, and customizing of the iPhone OS 3.0/3.1.2 software.

    From this morning’s post on Erectric:

    It appears as if the iPhone Dev-Team is back at it again. The group has managed to release the RedSn0w 0.9 Beta jailbreak for all iPhones and the first and second generation iPod Touches today for both Windows and Mac operating systems.
    Strangely enough - and due to what’s being called “last minute software changes” - the Dev Team hasn’t rolled out the release yet with grand fanfare. Fortunately, however, we do know what to expect from the update. According to iClarified:

    • It uses our original Pwnage bootrom exploit for iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, and iPod 1G. (Because it’s a bootrom exploit, it can’t be fixed by Apple without a new hardware release.) Note that redsn0w 0.9 does use the USB exploit for iPhone 3GS and iPod 2G running 3.1.2, but that exploit will be fixed in Apple’s next firmware release.
    • It offers custom logos and verbose boot
    • It installs Cydia without needing a separate download
    Despite blackra1n thriving as the jail breaking tool of choice, the new version of redsn0w could resonate with jail breakers new and old and perhaps become the hottest new tool in jail breaking.

    The RedSn0w jailbreak isn’t quite as fast as Blackra1n, but it is capable of handling more variations, according to the report.
    Image via iClarified
    This article was originally published in forum thread: RedSn0w 0.9 Released for Mac and Windows started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 145 Comments
    1. iLaw-One's Avatar
      iLaw-One -
      If you're still not getting voicemails after 30mins, you can do a network reset or pop out your sim card, clean it and reboot...you should be fine afterwards (from my personal experience)...
    1. iphone4idiots's Avatar
      iphone4idiots -
      Yeah, I messed something up I'm afraid. I popped my sim into my wife's iphone and the visual VM worked fine. Popped back into my iPhone and no luck. If I press and hold 1 the VM are there. Oh well, I was wanting to try blackra1n so this might be the motivation I needed.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      redsn0w does not unlock your phone-end of story
      Not true, what you and I both forget is the 2G

      If the above statement is modified to "redsn0w does not unlock your 3G/3Gs phone-end of story" I would agree with it.

      I must admit I am not that happy with the use of the word unlock in the original article as it is misleading but RedSn0w does include BootNeuter to unlock 2G iPhones which I myself do tend to forget about.

      @iLaw-One As for preserving the BB - if RedSn0w is pointed at a custom FW created with Pwnage it will use that - but that is fairly pointless as it will already be Jailbroken, but luckily that would not change the BB so you can still use UltraSn0w to unlock.
    1. twistedboycey's Avatar
      twistedboycey -
      Great work on ALL jailbreaks. Less ******** and more gratitude would be great.

      Does Redsnow have a stable GPS signal unlike Blackra1n? I'm on Blackra1n now and my TomTom is practically unusable. I've tried the Push fix and that doesn't work either. I'm on a new bootrom 32g 3GS running 3.1.2.

    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      angie - a chance for me to correct your spelling!

      It is spelt 2 n d not 3 r d

      Refurbed 3G and 3GS iPhones nearly always start 5G or 5K
      oops.. must have been really out of it that day.
      Did you enjoy it? Doesn't happen often
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by angiepangie View Post
      oops.. must have been really out of it that day.
      Did you enjoy it? Doesn't happen often
      Of course I enjoyed it
      There's a first time for everything
    1. twistedboycey's Avatar
      twistedboycey -
      Does anyone else have any problems with the camera app not working properly after jailbreaking with Redsn0w 0.9b3?? Pictures and videos do not appear in your gallery.

    1. spiderhomer's Avatar
      spiderhomer -
      that's not because of redsnow... It happens sometimes after you've saved 10.000 pictures (or the plist file is broken and it thinks it's 10000) I fixed it with SwapCameraRoll from cydia.

      But now my own question...
      I have a iPhone 3gs and I am currently on 3.0.1 jb ofcourse... But I wanted to update to 3.1.2 but I am not sure what program to use Baseband is still*04.26.08 but I am not looking for an unlock and I won't need it*
      My serial number starts with "85930"... Does that mean that I'll have a thethered jailbreak or unthethered cause if it's thethered I'll just wait till 4.0 .. But back to the point which program should I use???

      I hope you can answer my questions,

      thanks and greetings
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      You will have untethered.
      You can upgrade to 3.12 and use RedSn0w or use pwnage to upgrade and keep your BB so you can still unlock with UltraSn0W.
      Or use BVlackRa1n and take the risk.
    1. spiderhomer's Avatar
      spiderhomer -
      Thanks for replying! I don't need an unlock so ill just use redsn0w, one last question... Unthethered means I can just reboot without any problems right
      again thanks and greetings
    1. sjimmyp's Avatar
      sjimmyp -
      It's actually pretty simple...If you like blackra1n, then use it, otherwise try this one.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by spiderhomer View Post
      Unthethered means I can just reboot without any problems right
    1. louietsang's Avatar
      louietsang -
      ok... after a long read, i think red snow might be for me
      but i would like a confirmation b4 i go ahead and do it this weekend. any help is greatly appreciated.

      i currently use an iphone 3g, unlocked tmobile, 3.0 fw

      if im not mistaken... i should upgrade my phone via itunes...
      save the ipsw file... and load up red snow and follow the on screen instructions correct?

      and after all the my phone should be unlocked/jailbroken and all that jazz again right?

    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Do NOT use RedSn0w if you want to unlock a 3G!

      RedSn0w is a jailbreak only for the 3G/3GS and if you upgrade in iTunes you will upgrade your BB and be unable to use UltraSn0w.

      You need to use Pwnage to upgrade and preserve your Bb so you can still use UlraSn0w to unlock.
    1. APPL18's Avatar
      APPL18 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MuscleNerd View Post
      This issue with the 3GS should be fixed now (as of Saturday night). Please try out the newest beta download.

      I downloaded the updated version and attempted to use it on a 3Gs that does not require tethering, and I still get the blank screen when trying to run redsnow. I am attempting to install verboose boot as well. I dont know if that is the problem, but I did try to use this before musclenerd said it was fixed and as of today, I am still getting the blank screen without it being loaded. I guess I have to go back to blackra1n until this is corrected even though I would prefer to use redsn0w to j/b.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Did you do a DFU restore to stock 3.12 first?
    1. Punisherrrrrr's Avatar
      Punisherrrrrr -
      MuscleNerd redsn0w 0.9beta3 results were good, may as well take it out of beta: redsn0w 0.9 [iPhone Dev Team] (new: ipt3G and IPCC tethering)

      29 minutes ago from web

      He just tweeted that. What does he mean by new: ipt3g? .....Untethered?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      The Beta did not support the ipt3G the final release does but if you read the link under the heading "What if I have a late-model device?" your question is answered.
    1. Punisherrrrrr's Avatar
      Punisherrrrrr -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      The Beta did not support the ipt3G the final release does but if you read the link under the heading "What if I have a late-model device?" your question is answered.
      Ok that's what I thought. Thanks
    1. aws8888's Avatar
      aws8888 -
      so when apple releases 4.0 will there be an untethered jailbreak?