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  • Redsn0w 0.9.9b1 Released - Tons of New Features

    Jailbreaking on the iOS 5 beta is down at your own risk. Note the consequences and possible issues you may run into when using redsn0w on the iOS 5 beta

    With iOS 5 on the heels of release, it would make sense that the iPhone hackers are vigorously working hard. Their goal is to ensure that the tools necessary for jailbreaking are ready for the upcoming iOS public release (in this case, iOS 5). Plus they are looking to improve the process and experience in any way possible. This update round with redsn0w certainly made its goal and brought on a ton of new features. MuscleNerd (@MuscleNerd) alerted us yesterday that redsn0w 0.9.9b1 was released and that it houses a ton of new improvements and features. Instead of elaborating in full detail on each component myself, the iPhone Dev-Team Blog prepared a nice summary to what is new with this redsn0w release. The information is below:

    Quote Originally Posted by iPhone Dev-Team Blog;
    Update #9: A bunch of new features!
    • Uses DFU mode to try to automatically determine which device and FW you have
    • Fetches pieces of public IPSWs from Apple (once). Non-public IPSWs must be provided manually (once). It then caches those pieces for future use.
    • “Just boot” is a tethered boot. Uses whatever “Preferences” you’ve set for boot logo and kernel boot-args
    • “Pwned DFU” puts your device in a pwned DFU state for some of the iTunes stuff detailed below
    • “Recovery fix” gets past 1015 types of errors (when baseband portion of restore fails). Should work on iOS5 beta too
    • “Select IPSW” is for picking non-public IPSWs, or overriding auto-detection
    • “SHSH blobs” has a bunch of options…
    • “Fetch” - fetch current PARTIAL blobs on device. Should complete in under 10 or 15 second Puts the set of PARTIAL of blobs on your computer as a plist. Checks if Cydia already has a full set for this device and build. If not, it submits this PARTIAL set and returns Cydia’s acknowledgement or rejection
    • “Verify” - cryptographically verifies existing blob files from either redsn0w, TinyUmbrella, or Cydia server. You can select a whole bunch of blobs to verify at once if you want (like the TinyUmbrella directory)
    • “Submit” - both verifies and submits one or more blob files to Cydia. This lets you copy your entire TinyUmbrella cache of blobs up to the Cydia server
    • “Query” - queries the Cydia server for all available FULL or PARTIAL blobs for a given set of ECIDs
    • “Stitch” - stitches either FULL or PARTIAL blobs to a STOCK or CUSTOM IPSW
    1. Stitching is NOT yet supported on iPhones! Need to work out the baseband part of the restore process.
    2. FULL blobs stitched to a STOCK IPSW gives you a completely self-contained signed IPSW that iTunes will accept without any tricks (no need to go into pwned DFU mode, no need to start TinyUmbrella TSS server, no need to redirect to Cydia server for blobs)
    3. PARTIAL blobs stitched to any IPSW requires you to go into pwned DFU mode before running iTunes. No need to start TU or use Cydia though.
    4. Stitching either FULL or PARTIAL blobs to a CUSTOM IPSW also requires a pwned DFU start before iTunes restores. No need to start TU or use Cydia though.
    5. Will eventually support fetching the blobs directly from Cydia instead of a file on your computer


    One thing you may realize from the new update is that after using redsn0w with the IPSW file for the first time, you will never have to pick the IPSW file again. According to MuscleNerd, redsn0w now caches the information from Apple so that you no longer have to choose the IPSW every time you need to reboot tethered (for instance). This is quite handy and is a great addition to redsn0w.

    Download redsn0w 0.9.9b1 for your respective system via the following links:

    redsn0w 0.9.9b1 for Mac
    redsn0w 0.9.9b1 for Windows

    Note: The iOS 5 beta firmwares, along with iOS 4.3.4-4.3.5 (and for Verizon 4.2.9-4.2.10), are still tethered jailbreaks. Also, this version of redsn0w is not applicable for the iPad 2

    Source(s): MuscleNerd, iPhone Dev-Team Blog
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Redsn0w 0.9.9b1 Released - Tons of New Features started by Joshua Tucker View original post
    Comments 51 Comments
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      No bootrom exploit for iPad 2 means iPhone 4s or 5 which will have A5 chips will not have any jailbreak for at least a couple of months or longer.
    1. gtag's Avatar
      gtag -
      Never too late it's good to have another tool in the JB arsenal

      Quote Originally Posted by plumoso View Post
      Nice,, but u guys a litlle to late, I try and believe is the best jailbreak from all.
      It's never too late... Always good to have another tool in the JB arsenal!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gothic Harlot View Post
      With this jb themeit and the theme outlet no longer work.
      This is the same exploits as previous JBs so should not break anything. Are you saying themeit and the theme outlet work on the FW you are trying with a different JB? If so, which one?

      Quote Originally Posted by korbyn8495 View Post
      Nope, you're right. It installs something like "MobileDevice.dll" or something along that line. The computer won't be able to connect to the device without it
      Which OS? Judging by the way you mention a dll it's a version of Windows but someone has already confirmed it works fine on Win7 without iTunes. Are you using a different version of Windows?

      Quote Originally Posted by iYeow View Post
      No bootrom exploit for iPad 2 means iPhone 4s or 5 which will have A5 chips will not have any jailbreak for at least a couple of months or longer.
      p0sixninja and iOPK announced at MyGreatFest that they have a new userland JB all ready to go. Obviously they do not have the hardware to test the iPhone 5 but it works on the iPad 2.
      All credit to the Chronic team for finding the 5 exploits needed for this one JB lets hope nothing changes between now and release and it will actually JB the iP5.
      If it does then it's a good reason to buy an iP5 at release or very shortly after because it will, no doubt, be patched very quickly.

      http://bit.ly/qxL5Lf they start about 1:37:00 in.
    1. Gothic Harlot's Avatar
      Gothic Harlot -
      They work on 9.8 B4 but not this one. As soon as the app opens it crashes to SB. I am on 4.3.5
    1. MikePA's Avatar
      MikePA -
      Well, this jb did not work for me on iOS5 Beta 7. Everything seemed to go OK but the Cydia icon is white and when I tap on it, it immediately quits.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by MikePA View Post
      Well, this jb did not work for me on iOS5 Beta 7. Everything seemed to go OK but the Cydia icon is white and when I tap on it, it immediately quits.
      That's a tethered JB - restart and juse RedSn0w again with the 'just boot tethered' option and all will be fine.

      Quote Originally Posted by Gothic Harlot View Post
      They work on 9.8 B4 but not this one. As soon as the app opens it crashes to SB. I am on 4.3.5
      I know nothing about themit but a quick read up found this.

      Could this explain your problems?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Dont know much about themit either but I had heard it and the theme outlet have been down for the last few days. I don't see how redsnow would have any bearing on them working or not.
    1. Wally©'s Avatar
      Wally© -
      I was wondering...Can I use this latest version to rejailbreak and reinstall cydia on my already jailbroken and unlocked iPhone 2G ?The reason I want to do that is that cydia is pretty much messed up...
    1. MikePA's Avatar
      MikePA -
      Quote Originally Posted by confucious View Post
      That's a tethered JB - restart and juse RedSn0w again with the 'just boot tethered' option and all will be fine.
      I knew it was tethered, and had done that a few times with no success. So, I re-jailbroke and everything works! I installed biteSMS 6.0 beta and all's well.
    1. iYeow's Avatar
      iYeow -
      @Confucius, thank you for the infos
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wally© View Post
      I was wondering...Can I use this latest version to rejailbreak and reinstall cydia on my already jailbroken and unlocked iPhone 2G ?The reason I want to do that is that cydia is pretty much messed up...
      No, for the 2G it's 0.9.4 IIRC see iClarified - Jailbreak Wizard for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, AppleTV for details.