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  • "One-Click" Tethered JB With redsn0w 0.9.6rc7


    While we all wait for an untethered jailbreak solution, the Dev-Team has updated redsn0w with a "one-click" option for the tethered 4.2.1 jailbreak. Rather than the multiple screens you normally see, you can now use redsn0w on the command line to "Just boot tethered for now."

    There are currently two major efforts towards an untethered jailbreak. The "jailbreak monte" backup plan is still in beta, and is only available to developers who have access to the 4.2 beta 3 build. While that is underway, @comex is working on the 4.2.1 untether and making good progress (even if slower than many of us would like). So since we're kind of stuck with the current stet of affairs for the immediate future, the Dev-Team added some command-line options to simplify the process.

    You need to just specify redsn0w by location and run the appropriate arguments for your setup:

    -j to ask redsn0w to "Just boot now"
    -i [filename] to specify your reference IPSW
    -o for old-bootrom iPod touch 2G and iPhone 3GS
    -b [filename] to specify your own boot logo png

    For example, if redsn0w for Mac and your IPSW are on the Desktop, you would use the following command to do a tethered boot of an iPod touch 4G jailbroken at 4.2.1:

    Code:
    open ~/Desktop/redsn0w.app --args -j -i ~/Desktop/iPod4,1_4.2.1_8C148_Restore.ipsw
    The zipfiles for redsn0w 0.9.6rc7 [Mac] [Windows] include a script file that lets you double click to launch redsn0w with the above parameters. You can create custom *.command files for your particular configuration, but Mac users should remember to make them executable with chmod +x. Windows 7/Vista users should run redsn0w as Administrator in "XP Compatibility" mode.

    Source: Dev-Team Blog
    This article was originally published in forum thread: "One-Click" Tethered JB With redsn0w 0.9.6rc7 started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 46 Comments
    1. Mann22's Avatar
      Mann22 -
      does anyone else have issues with the browser and cydia not working with this jailbreak?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mann22 View Post
      does anyone else have issues with the browser and cydia not working with this jailbreak?
      You are booting tethered if you have a new bootrom device right?
    1. thevmax's Avatar
      thevmax -
      Quote Originally Posted by dq13 View Post
      I think you are the only person I know that has to turn the phone off... in your case, untethered is a must. for 99% is not so important, as mentioned above, people hardly turn the device off, so in those cases, run Redsn0w once in a blue moon is not so bad.

      you are not too "stuck" in 4.1 anyways, my wife phone is in 4.1 and has no difference with mines being on 4.2.1, so do not update, not worth losing the ability to reboot any time like u need
      I need to reboot sometimes. Since I use my phone on the road to contact my customers, and I have other apps running, google maps will get messed up and not give me a correct listing on how to get to a particular location. Then I reboot and that fixes the problem. I've also had the phone lock up and then a reboot fixes the problem. I use my phone up to 50 times a day contacting people. So I need to be able to reboot without losing my jailbreak.
    1. Crafty42's Avatar
      Crafty42 -
      Quote Originally Posted by thevmax View Post
      I need to reboot sometimes. Since I use my phone on the road to contact my customers, and I have other apps running, google maps will get messed up and not give me a correct listing on how to get to a particular location. Then I reboot and that fixes the problem. I've also had the phone lock up and then a reboot fixes the problem. I use my phone up to 50 times a day contacting people. So I need to be able to reboot without losing my jailbreak.
      Have you tried just a respiring instead? Much quicker.

      Quote Originally Posted by Nuwan Eshwara View Post
      Hi
      I have a problem. I have done exactly as you have advised here. by clicking the file for iPhone 4 file from the download it open up the redsnow but with an error message saying "unable to recognize ipsw: C:/iPhone1,2_4.2.1_C148_Restore.ipsw"
      the reason i think is that my file name mine is "iPhone3,1_4.2.1_8C148_Restore" should i rename the restore file
      to yours or how could i change your file to the correct restore file name? Appreciate your help
      Many thanks
      I haven't looked into the files, but just right click the bat file am
      Nd pick edit. From there you should see how it works and be able to edit the filename. Be sure to save it back to a bat file.
    1. moharan's Avatar
      moharan -
      facetime is not working on my 4.2.1 after a jailbroke :S
    1. abolamar's Avatar
      abolamar -
      thank u for this news