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  • Redsn0w 0.9.9b6 Released

    And today, the Dev Team has another new update for you.

    Redsn0w is a popular jailbreak tool for iOS. This new version doesn't tout any new features but there are some important mentions for some of you who are running a tethered jailbreak on iOS 5. Currently, the new version supports both Mac and Windows, and the download links are below:

    Redsn0w 0.9.9b6 for Mac
    Redsn0w 0.9.9b6 for Windows

    So what's new about Redsn0w? The Dev Team posted this on their blog regarding version 0.9.9b6:
    Quote Originally Posted by Dev Team
    Update #14: Weíve released version 0.9.9b6 of redsn0w, with both a functional fix and cosmetic fix for iOS5 jailbreakers. For iPhone3GS owners with the 06.15 baseband, this redsn0w eliminates the network crash you saw when using Location Services in iOS5 (in fact, you donít even need to disable Location Services anymore during the initial setup). The cosmetic fix is to the visual countdown you see when going into DFU mode.

    Itís okay to re-run this redsn0w over an existing device jailbroken at iOS5. Just choose ďJailbreakĒ again and de-select Cydia (in other words, all the checkboxes will be unchecked). If you are lucky enough to have an old-bootrom iPhone3GS, please pre-select the IPSW first (redsn0w canít yet auto-detect the FW version of your old-bootrom 3GS if itís already been jailbroken).
    So basically, there are two fixes. One is cosmetic and one is functional. Cosmetic is of course referring to how it looks. The countdown part of Redsn0w that displays when you are putting your device into DFU mode had a small issue in the previous version that has been tweaked. The exact issue at this point in time is unknown.

    The functional update has to do with iPhone 3GS users who are jailbroken with Redsn0w 0.9.9b4-5 with the 06.15 baseband. Some of you reported a network crash when you used location services on iOS 5. The Dev Team is sorry about that and rolls out this new update to you guys that will fix the problem. You can simply plug in your iPhone 3GS and rejailbreak it with this version of Redsn0w right over the jailbreak that you already have. Don't worry, you won't lose anything. Remember that old-bootrom iPhone 3GS's will still be able to have an untethered jailbreak on iOS 5. But, be aware that if you do have the old bootrom that Redsn0w cannot auto detect your firmware and that you will need to specify it manually.

    So go ahead, download it, and have fun with your jailbreak!

    Sources: Dev Team Blog
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Redsn0w 0.9.9b6 Released started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 69 Comments
    1. louort3's Avatar
      louort3 -
      Dev team does it again. Unfortunately for me I just upgraded from my 3GS to a 4s , so I continue to wait for that untethered jb...😒
    1. ceris7356's Avatar
      ceris7356 -
      Still tethered? I am dying for the untethered jailbreak!
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      Cool...still waiting on the untethered JB, but it's great to see y'all are hard at work. Thanks! A quick question...if I do use the tethered jailbreak and I have to reboot my phone for whatever reason, what happens to my phone? Will it just boot into normal iOS5 and I lose the jailbreak...or will it prompt me to plug my phone into iTunes when i reboot? If i just lose the jailbreak, but my phone is still functional then I'll go ahead and go with the tethered JB...but if my phone is unusable 'til I can hook it up to iTunes then i want no part of it!
    1. T76's Avatar
      T76 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ceris7356 View Post
      Still tethered? I am dying for the untethered jailbreak!
      Will this work on the new 4s
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by AUZambo View Post
      Cool...still waiting on the untethered JB, but it's great to see y'all are hard at work. Thanks! A quick question...if I do use the tethered jailbreak and I have to reboot my phone for whatever reason, what happens to my phone? Will it just boot into normal iOS5 and I lose the jailbreak...or will it prompt me to plug my phone into iTunes when i reboot? If i just lose the jailbreak, but my phone is still functional then I'll go ahead and go with the tethered JB...but if my phone is unusable 'til I can hook it up to iTunes then i want no part of it!
      You'll be stuck on the booting Apple screen until you plug it into a computer, put it into DFU mode, and boot it tethered. Just try it once, we all have to try a tethered jailbreak at one point in our lives.

      P.S. As I learned, you might find that tethered isn't really that bad. Just keep it charged up.

      Quote Originally Posted by T76 View Post
      Will this work on the new 4s
      There isn't a jailbreak for the iPhone 4S yet.
    1. brianiino's Avatar
      brianiino -
      Dang! Every time you post a jailbreak on this site it excites me into thinking the untethered jailbreak is finally out!
    1. starkall's Avatar
      starkall -
      my iphone 4 on iOS5 is stuck on the black screen that has all the white writing on it when its being jailbroke! Wth
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      You'll be stuck on the booting Apple screen until you plug it into a computer, put it into DFU mode, and boot it tethered. Just try it once, we all have to try a tethered jailbreak at one point in our lives.

      P.S. As I learned, you might find that tethered isn't really that bad. Just keep it charged up.
      Thanks.

      I always keep my phone charged since I have a charging alarm clock I set it on every night...but there is the rare case where something goes cooky forcing me into a hard reset or I update a cydia app that prompts me to reboot.

      *EDIT: Will respringing the devices also prompt me to plug my phone into iTunes, or is respringing safe for a tethered JB?

      I suppose I could just avoid doing things like that unless I'm at home and my computer is available.
    1. starkall's Avatar
      starkall -
      i installed My 3g and Facebreak, but whenever im doing facetime over 3g it just crashes, Whats up with that, anyone else have this problem?
    1. ecksel02's Avatar
      ecksel02 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      You'll be stuck on the booting Apple screen until you plug it into a computer, put it into DFU mode, and boot it tethered. Just try it once, we all have to try a tethered jailbreak at one point in our lives.

      P.S. As I learned, you might find that tethered isn't really that bad. Just keep it charged up.
      I have a question about tethered jailbreaking...

      Will a respring put you in a boot loop?
    1. starkall's Avatar
      starkall -
      has nyone else got facetime over 3g to work on their Iphone 4 thats jailbroke on iOS5?
    1. boxxa's Avatar
      boxxa -
      I really just want the untethered jailbreak.
    1. smuj29's Avatar
      smuj29 -
      Extra peg up on tethered ladder, untethered is now within reach for all ios5 A4 and A5 chips.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by ecksel02 View Post
      I have a question about tethered jailbreaking...

      Will a respring put you in a boot loop?
      Nope. All a respring does is restart the application named, "Springboard." It doesn't turn the device off.

      Quote Originally Posted by AUZambo View Post
      Thanks.

      I always keep my phone charged since I have a charging alarm clock I set it on every night...but there is the rare case where something goes cooky forcing me into a hard reset or I update a cydia app that prompts me to reboot.

      *EDIT: Will respringing the devices also prompt me to plug my phone into iTunes, or is respringing safe for a tethered JB?

      I suppose I could just avoid doing things like that unless I'm at home and my computer is available.
      Respringing is fine. The only time you'll need to tether is when your device completely powers down.
    1. Just Dummy's Avatar
      Just Dummy -
      With iOS 5 it's not even worth the hassle until a true untethered one arrives. If they never create one I would be happy still as is. The only tweaks I use it for are theming so I'll wait.
    1. nkgneto's Avatar
      nkgneto -
      3gs 16gb/old bootrom/05.11.07 baseband= untethered JB & UL(still needs to be confirmed with a T-mobile sim but will know that later today.

    1. Xtrl's Avatar
      Xtrl -
      waiting for the untethered
    1. baRRy boRRis's Avatar
      baRRy boRRis -
      Quote Originally Posted by ceris7356 View Post
      Still tethered? I am dying for the untethered jailbreak!
      Greenpois0n is coming . . .
    1. tjb5099's Avatar
      tjb5099 -
      I just bought an iPad2 yesterday :/ wish it was supported lol
    1. melvin1010's Avatar
      melvin1010 -
      Quote Originally Posted by baRRy boRRis View Post
      Greenpois0n is coming . . .
      When or where can I read about it....they said there were 5 new exploits for the iPad 2 and the 5 but the 5 never came it was the 4s....so I was just wondering if this is what is slowing them down....I am very patient but I was just wondering what was going on...Keep up the good work and Thxs