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  • Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 Released

    Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 is fully compatible with the iOS 5.0.1 Beta released to developers yesterday.

    Yesterday, Apple pushed out the iOS 5.0.1 Beta to developers which has fixed numerous bugs in iOS 5 and brings the beloved multitasking gestures back to the original iPad. It was reported that iOS 5.0.1 could have been jailbroken with redsn0w 0.9.9b7, although you would need to point redsn0w to the iOS 5.0 firmware file, and the jailbreak was tethered.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dev-Team Blog
    Redsn0w version 0.9.9b8 will natively recognize the 5.0.1 beta that Apple let developers start testing this week (so you don’t have to play the “point at 5.0 IPSW” trick). Because the IPSW isn't public, you'll still need to provide it once to redsn0w (at which point it will cache all the important pieces so you don’t need to select it again).

    For those iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 users who preserve their baseband, the Mac version can also produce the NO_BB_* custom IPSW's for 5.0.1. (But please note that ultrasn0w doesn't get updated for betas like this.)

    This is still a tethered jailbreak for all except old-bootrom 3GS users.
    This new update brings support for the iOS 5.0.1 Beta. Now if you have the iOS 5.0.1 Beta firmware on your computer, you can use redsn0w 0.9.9b8 and point redsn0w to your iOS 5.0.1 Beta firmware. The jailbreak method is the same for the iOS 5 jailbreak using redsn0w 0.9.9b7 and the jailbreak is still tethered as of this point. If a tethered jailbreak does not suit you well, then you have the option to install the Semi-Tether which allows you to boot up your iPhone into a non-jailbroken state after rebooting; you will be able to boot tethered later on to get your jailbreak data back up and running. Or, if you're more patient, you can keep waiting for the untethered jailbreak that i0n1c confirmed was being worked on.

    iPhone 3GS users can still have the untethered jailbreak if they have the old bootrom, and Mac users can still make their special baseband custom ISPW files using this redsn0w for iOS 5.0.1. The Dev-Team also warns that ultrasn0w will not be updated for the beta, so it's recommended that you wait until the official iOS 5.0.1 release to the public.

    You can download Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 for Mac, here.
    You can download Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 for Windows, here.

    Sources: Dev-Team Blog
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 Released started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 52 Comments
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by frjuan View Post
      Why does everyone kiss their *** so much!!! You honestly think these guys do this for free???? Some people got their tongues so far up their *** it's pathetic!!! Demand your jailbreak.... If not shut the **** up and wait... And please for the love of whatever it is you love, stop thanking these guys, nobody spends countless hours working to get a public release for free. Now, where is my ******* jailbreak???? Geo, where the **** u at???
      Are you paying their salary?
      If you are, then perhaps you do have a right to demand a jailbreak.

      Bonus points:
      Do you know why Geohot stopped releasing new iPhone hacks?
      He gave a specific reason, there is no mysterious secret.
    1. Just Dummy's Avatar
      Just Dummy -
      I just restored my phone fresh and used this version and now apps from cydia such as app info and Ifile have the same blank icons as cydia did before a reboot. I have rebooted several times and no icons appear? Anyone else seeing this problem?
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      This tehtered can be really annoying. It never just boots tethered the first time. It seems like I have to try it a good 5-10 times before it finally does it. I just have to make sure my battery doesn't go dead anymore now that I have all my applications installed.
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Damn, I had to reboot after winterboard and I've tried a good 15 times and I can't get this thing to boot tethered.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      @GrandMstrBud, on the third countdown keep holding down the home button until you see the Pwnapple
    1. Cyrax71's Avatar
      Cyrax71 -
      I honestly dont really care anymore. Kind of fed up with the iDevices period. Ive been an iphone user almost since day 1 but if its not jailbroken, its not all that the phone can be and its extremely boring. Im really sick of apple restricting us to only what they want us to have on our phones. I just wish it was a little more open source and easy to customize my own damn phone. Unless this somehow changes and apple realizes its the users phone, not theirs, this 3GS will be my last iphone.
    1. Megaorange's Avatar
      Megaorange -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cyrax71 View Post
      I honestly dont really care anymore. Kind of fed up with the iDevices period. Ive been an iphone user almost since day 1 but if its not jailbroken, its not all that the phone can be and its extremely boring. Im really sick of apple restricting us to only what they want us to have on our phones. I just wish it was a little more open source and easy to customize my own damn phone. Unless this somehow changes and apple realizes its the users phone, not theirs, this 3GS will be my last iphone.
      Feel better now?

      Anyway don't 3GS have untethered iOS 5
    1. Cyrax71's Avatar
      Cyrax71 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Megaorange View Post
      Feel better now?

      Anyway don't 3GS have untethered iOS 5
      No. Only if you saved your old shsh file with tinyumbrella before you upgraded to ios5. But this was only if you were jailbroken on 4.1 or 4.3.x which wasnt possible mostly because i didnt have an intel mac because most jailbreak software does not support ppc macs.
      So joke all you want but one day youll realize how stupid we are to continue to put up with this arogance. So until then, have fun waiting.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cyrax71 View Post
      No. Only if you saved your old shsh file with tinyumbrella before you upgraded to ios5. But this was only if you were jailbroken on 4.1 or 4.3.x which wasnt possible mostly because i didnt have an intel mac because most jailbreak software does not support ppc macs.
      So joke all you want but one day youll realize how stupid we are to continue to put up with this arogance. So until then, have fun waiting.
      Untethered has nothing to do with your SHSH. If you have a old bootrom 3GS then 5.0 jailbreak will be untethered. New bootrom then tethered. Use idetector to find out what bootrom you have.
    1. Cyrax71's Avatar
      Cyrax71 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Untethered has nothing to do with your SHSH. If you have a old bootrom 3GS then 5.0 jailbreak will be untethered. New bootrom then tethered. Use idetector to find out what bootrom you have.
      I was referring to just the jailbreak on 4.1 ispw's that apple started signing again back in july or august, not the ios5. I know that has nothing to do with the tethered ios5 jailbreak, its just something i spent countless hours trying to do with no success. Ive already upgraded to ios5 but ill try what you said for fun. I appreciate your help though.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cyrax71 View Post
      I was referring to just the jailbreak on 4.1 ispw's that apple started signing again back in july or august, not the ios5. I know that has nothing to do with the tethered ios5 jailbreak, its just something i spent countless hours trying to do with no success. Ive already upgraded to ios5 but ill try what you said for fun. I appreciate your help though.
      Oh, ok, gotcha
    1. asivino's Avatar
      asivino -
      [QUOTE=
      Frantic enough? It's just an iPhone!
      The only thing you can do is wait. For a loonnnngggg time. Apple stopped signing iOS 4.3.5 on October 18th. So if you can downgrade current baseband, yes. If not, no.
      There is a fantastic wealth of information on the site known as "Google". They have the answers to this and all of life's questions.[/QUOTE]

      welll i've googled and search for a way to downgrade my bb... but i haven't found anything yet... thats why i asked u guys i'm just hopping that its not loooooooonnnnngggg time... my iphone works as an ipod touch now and i've just got it