iPhone Dev-Team Releases RedSn0w 0.9 Beta for Windows, Mac

Posted January 21, 2010 at 2:07pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 28900 views

The iPhone Dev-Team has released a beta of RedSn0w 0.9 which performs jailbreaking, unlocking, and customizing for the latest iPhone firmware.

Customizations include boot logos, recovery logos, and “verbose” boot.

The beta supports:
- All iPhones and iPod touches except the iPod touch 3G
- Windows and Mac OSX (x86)
- Apple firmware 3.0 and 3.1.2

When it's out of beta, it will support the iPod touch 3G, PPC OSX, and Linux.

How is it different from PwnageTool?
redsn0w doesn't require a system restore like PwnageTool does (it doesn't even use iTunes at all). On the other hand, PwnageTool can prevent your baseband from being upgraded when you upgrade your firmware, preserving your unlock. (redsn0w doesn't touch your baseband but it doesn't help preserve it during an upgrade either). redsn0w works by modifying your current filesystem, so your existing baseband, data and applications should remain intact.

How is it different from blackra1n?
- It uses our original Pwnage bootrom exploit for iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, and iPod 1G. (Because it's a bootrom exploit, it can't be fixed by Apple without a new hardware release.) Note that redsn0w 0.9 does use the USB exploit for iPhone 3GS and iPod 2G running 3.1.2, but that exploit will be fixed in Apple's next FW release.
- It offers custom logos and verbose boot
- It installs Cydia without needing a separate download
- It's not as fast :) (but redsn0w handles more variations :))

If you have a late-model iPhone 3GS, or if you have an iPod touch 2G whose serial number begins with “MC”, you can use redsn0w to jailbreak but you are currently restricted to “tethered” rebooting. That means you need to connect your device to a computer to complete the boot after a reset. Also, these devices cannot have custom logos.

We will be posting detailed tutorials on how to use RedSn0w 0.9 as soon as the beta is finalized. Please stay tuned for more information.

You can download RedSn0w 0.9 Beta from here: Windows, Mac

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tigertam - January 22, 2010 at 5:57pm
Hello! Can did new beta unlock Iphone 2G (3.1.2) modem Firmware 04.05.04_G , Thank you and have a nice weedend.
Asaad - January 22, 2010 at 4:51am
Hi, this didn\'t solve the connect to itune once rest? i thought it will at least this guys :( too late to have it doing the same as the blackra1n.
james - January 22, 2010 at 3:56am
Hello,    I have an iPhone 3GS (3.1.2), model # start with \'MB\'.  The phone was JailBroken & unlocked with BlackRa1n, but the phone lock down every time it turn off. So I was wondering if I JB n unlock it with Redsn0w 0.9 Beta, is that gonna help?     Thax in advance!!
John - January 22, 2010 at 1:15pm
no, it\'s still tethered for iPhone 3GS with new bootrom a.k.a. no it\'s not fixed!
FranK JR jr - January 21, 2010 at 8:39pm
This is just not working for me. it just stays on a black blank screen and never shows the pictures or anything. hopefully theres a fix soon
Jay - January 21, 2010 at 3:44pm
Well this is almost pointless.... Someone should tell the Dev Team about Apples iPhone 4.0 coming NEXT WED! A little late on this one guys. I also suggest BlackRa1n!
HO - January 21, 2010 at 3:52pm
Is not pointless, ur rt about the new OS if they really do release such thing but on the mean time is a good start.
Edgar - January 21, 2010 at 4:38pm
Not a 100% confimed that they\'ll announce it next week. On top of THAT, if they DO, they probably won\'t release it next week either.
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