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  • iPhone Dev Team Releases RedSn0w 0.9.9b7


    After receiving feedback from jailbreakers on Reddit, the iPhone Dev Team has released an updated version of RedSn0w (version 0.9.9b7) which allows for a quicker jailbreak. By giving the option of no longer “stashing” applications by default during the RedSn0w run, the Dev Team has managed to reduce the time it takes to perform the jailbreak from 210 second to 80 seconds.

    Although the time might be reduced at the time of the initial jailbreak, much of that time will be made up for the first time you launch Cydia, as Cydia will then want to stash the applications. The main feature provided here seems to be the option of whether you want RedSn0w to stash the applications or whether you want Cydia to, in the Preferences pane.

    On a quick side note, the Windows version of RedSn0w 9.9.9b7 still does not support custom IPSWs.

    You can read the official update notes posted by the Dev Team below:

    Update #15: After some feedback on reddit, we’ve decided to make the initial jailbreak as quick as possible by no longer “stashing” the applications by default during the redsn0w run. This reduces the time to actually perform the jailbreak from 210 seconds to 80 seconds (60 percent!). However, you make up for much of that the first time you launch Cydia, which will then want to stash the applications. You can choose whether you want redsn0w or Cydia to stash in the Preferences pane.
    You can download RedSn0w 0.9.9b7 by clicking the appropriate link below:




    For those of you who are eagerly waiting for an untethered jailbreak to be released, you will have to continue to be patient.

    Source: iPhone Dev Team
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone Dev Team Releases RedSn0w 0.9.9b7 started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 57 Comments
    1. prettymuchaaron's Avatar
      prettymuchaaron -
      Completely unrelated, but since this article had the most comments, I figured I'd ask it here.Is anyone else having trouble getting the Mail.app icon to theme? I can understand the Music one because it no longer is called "iPod", but Mail I'm having trouble understanding. Does anyone have any solutions or is anyone also experiencing this problem?
    1. mickish1953's Avatar
      mickish1953 -
      Quote Originally Posted by javiert30 View Post
      How much are you going to pay them? Be grateful they are doing this for free and they really don't have to do it.

      Thanks Dev Team. Take your time, I can wait, you all got a life too.
      +1
    1. Primpilampa's Avatar
      Primpilampa -
      Is there a way to unlock the iPhone 4S?? I know there is an Unlocked version but I have the AT&T version and wish to change it.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by Primpilampa View Post
      Is there a way to unlock the iPhone 4S?? I know there is an Unlocked version but I have the AT&T version and wish to change it.
      No.
    1. LoMejorNYC's Avatar
      LoMejorNYC -
      Quote Originally Posted by javiert30 View Post
      How much are you going to pay them? Be grateful they are doing this for free and they really don't have to do it.

      Thanks Dev Team. Take your time, I can wait, you all got a life too.
      Diddo.
      People, people, people.... Please, the words you are all looking for are "keep up the good work." The Dev team works really hard for us to be able to use our iDevices to their full potential and make them more enjoyable. That is why we should all contribute when we use their codes. At least $1, which is a heck of a lot less if Apple were to be selling this as a software bundle.

      THANK YOU DEV TEAM. I would suck your balls and gargle if I were a chick.... (Ok maybe I went too far. Lol)
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by baskie View Post
      Yep, I know all that, but hey, thanks for the re-run. I've been JBing since you could, also keep up to speed with most issues. Your post is largely pointless though, or if it has a point, I've missed it. Yes, Cydia is a commercal operation, that requires JB'd devices to exist, hence my comment about a kick back from it's revenue going to the devs, cus without them, Cydia ceases to have a customer base.

      The only thing I'll comment back on specifically is the "Because you are impatient" comment. I'm not. I've not once tried to hurry up the devs for an untethered. I'll not be using 5 until we're well into the bug fix releases, 5.0.3 onwards I suspect. What I am doing to pointing out the flaw is the system as it presently exists.

      Oh, and one other thing: Wrong. When there is a ready and eager customer base, who would happily pay for something, throwing money to develop the thing they want ALWAYS helps. Always. That's not an opinion, but the simple economics of consumerism.
      Okay, here's another way of thinking about it.

      ModMyI site moderators.
      They do a pretty good job, most of the time, but get flaky and lazy now and then.
      How about, if we actually PAID them to moderate, instead of volunteering their time and effort as they do now. D'ya think they'd actually do a better job? Or worse? Or the same?

      Do amateur athletes (say, Olympics) really do better when they get paid sponsorships, and start playing for money?

      Do pro athletes perform better when they land a record-breaking contract? (or do they slack off, and start behaving like jerks?)

      How does the market explain these?
    1. Jman2499's Avatar
      Jman2499 -
      Do any of you people even understand how jail breaking is possible. You guys are saying the Dev team doesn't do good business
      BINGO.Lightbulb! Jail breaking is not a business it's a hobby. If any of you people follow the team on twitter you would learn they don't just sit around all day trying to do one single task of untethering ios 5. Get a brain stem
    1. Chekz0414's Avatar
      Chekz0414 -
      I love the dev team I'm untethered cuz I didn't install Cydia. I only modded percentage, and gestures but the gesture option appears...but doesn't work? Why!!?
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by raduga View Post
      Okay, here's another way of thinking about it.

      ModMyI site moderators.
      They do a pretty good job, most of the time, but get flaky and lazy now and then.
      How about, if we actually PAID them to moderate, instead of volunteering their time and effort as they do now. D'ya think they'd actually do a better job? Or worse? Or the same?

      Do amateur athletes (say, Olympics) really do better when they get paid sponsorships, and start playing for money?

      Do pro athletes perform better when they land a record-breaking contract? (or do they slack off, and start behaving like jerks?)

      How does the market explain these?
      I truly have no words to describe the approach you take when describing scenarios. I am blown away by your mentality, seems like you always know what to say and just how to say it. Thank you
      Raduga
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      If you want to 'pay' developers Chronic are looking to raise money to go professional.

      The iPhone Dev team do it for fun - if they started accepting money it would stop being fun and they would stop doing it.

      I don't believe paying will improve anything - their are too many people involved and valuing individuals contributions is far more likely to lead to internal bickering. People paying will 'expect' results for their payments and be disappointed when they don't get them.

      I believe the Dev Team's approach is by far the best and people will be very disappointed if they pay and don't get what they want - which isn't necessarily what is for the greater good.

      Some people have accepted donations for work already done - I have no problem with that, but the number of people who donate is minuscule.

      If people pay in advance I can only see less jailbreaks and more arguments. Only bad things can come of this IMHO.
    1. Imahottguy's Avatar
      Imahottguy -
      @Confucious: Thank you, that is the most sense I have heard in a while. There is no doubt that the Dev Team is doing this solely for the fun of it- okay, maybe the like a few Jailbreak tweaks . Really though, this is one of e few examples where money can't solve everything. The one thing I can't understand is that for a few years now, people actually act as though they are owed something by the Dev Team. Why is that, because they may have donated? A donation is something that one gives to another person or group because they like what they see, not because they expect to gain in the future by giving them the money. Don't people understand the difference between that and paying someone to provide a service, in this case providing a jailbreak for a future version of iOS? I don't know, maybe I am just confused because I am so sleepy and about to go to bed....
    1. iJunkie68's Avatar
      iJunkie68 -
      OK, I'm using redsnow 0.9.9b7 on i4s os5, turn it off, do the hold down power, then power + home, then home, and after that, all I get is "unexpected error" anyone know why? Searched the thread, may have overlooked it, but didn't see any mention of it. If anyone knows a solution for this, it would be greatly appreciated.

      Maybe I'm getting ahead of myelf here...does this JB even support the 4S?
    1. The6uest's Avatar
      The6uest -
      Quote Originally Posted by iJunkie68 View Post
      OK, I'm using redsnow 0.9.9b7 on i4s os5, turn it off, do the hold down power, then power + home, then home, and after that, all I get is "unexpected error" anyone know why? Searched the thread, may have overlooked it, but didn't see any mention of it. If anyone knows a solution for this, it would be greatly appreciated.

      Maybe I'm getting ahead of myelf here...does this JB even support the 4S?
      Yeah, you're ahead of yourself. There is no jb yet for the 4S afaik.
    1. iJunkie68's Avatar
      iJunkie68 -
      Quote Originally Posted by The6uest View Post
      Yeah, you're ahead of yourself. There is no jb yet for the 4S afaik.
      I kinda figured that after I posted lol....thanks for the info though.
    1. Chekz0414's Avatar
      Chekz0414 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iJunkie68 View Post
      OK, I'm using redsnow 0.9.9b7 on i4s os5, turn it off, do the hold down power, then power + home, then home, and after that, all I get is "unexpected error" anyone know why? Searched the thread, may have overlooked it, but didn't see any mention of it. If anyone knows a solution for this, it would be greatly appreciated.

      Maybe I'm getting ahead of myelf here...does this JB even support the 4S?
      Bro chill. There is no 4S jailbreak <_< you should be completely content anyway you have Siri!
    1. mato1981's Avatar
      mato1981 -
      i jb a few days ago i have iphone 4 with ios 5 . some of the apps like youtube itunes apple app store and a few more will close like 2 seconds after opening,,,,,, does anyone know how to fix
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Did you restore and setup as a new phone or did you're store abackup made with a previous iOS?