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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. duromega's Avatar
      duromega -
      I'm gonna check it out later on
    1. chief_bignut's Avatar
      chief_bignut -
      this happened to me 4 or 5 times so far. and everytime it does i have to clean restore and then re-jailbreak. its annoying. the screen spilts into 1/4 even i open any app. but its only the visualization because the buttons are still where they would be. for example in safari the "open new window button" is still in the lower right corner even tho its black
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      ^When that happens use sbsettings to enter safe mode, then respring back to normal after safe mode. So sbsettings is the first thing you should install from cydia.
    1. chief_bignut's Avatar
      chief_bignut -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      ^When that happens use sbsettings to enter safe mode, then respring back to normal after safe mode. So sbsettings is the first thing you should install from cydia.
      Awesome thanks. I'll give it a try when I get back home. (phone turned off on me)
    1. frejes32's Avatar
      frejes32 -
      I feel like a noob asking this but I just want to be sure everything will work. I've never done a tethered jailbreak before so this is a little new to me. I have an iPhone 4 on iOS 5, am I supposed to go into extras and "Just boot," or do I just use the "Jailbreak" button on the main application page? Also, when I reboot my phone and put it into DFU mode, do I run Redsn0w again and re-jailbreak...or what? I'm still a little uncertain on how tethered jailbreaks work so any help would be great.

      EDIT: Nevermind, I'm pretty sure I figured everything out.
    1. StayyyFlyyy's Avatar
      StayyyFlyyy -
      Quote Originally Posted by frejes32 View Post
      I feel like a noob asking this but I just want to be sure everything will work. I've never done a tethered jailbreak before so this is a little new to me. I have an iPhone 4 on iOS 5, am I supposed to go into extras and "Just boot," or do I just use the "Jailbreak" button on the main application page? Also, when I reboot my phone and put it into DFU mode, do I run Redsn0w again and re-jailbreak...or what? I'm still a little uncertain on how tethered jailbreaks work so any help would be great.

      EDIT: Nevermind, I'm pretty sure I figured everything out.
      on a fresh restore of ios 5 put iphone in dfu mode run redsnow jailbreak then hit back and put into dfu mode again the extras and just boot boom jailbroken. but careful themes and tweaks are 5050 working
    1. willis0037's Avatar
      willis0037 -
      I haven't turned my iPhone off once or lost power since I bought it last year, so the tethered jailbreak is sick
    1. Razorinthe60s's Avatar
      Razorinthe60s -
      okay so should it take awhile to reboot with redsn0w after jailbreak on tethered restart?
    1. Kevin8677's Avatar
      Kevin8677 -
      No it doesn't take very long. For me it takes maybe 10 seconds longer to reboot compared to a stock reboot on a 3gs