Get Cydia on iOS 6 with Redsn0w 0.9.15b1

Earlier this week, the iPhone Dev-Team updated its popular redsn0w jailbreaking utility to version 0.9.15b1 for OS X and Windows, bringing along a number of new features. For starters, Cydia now comes preinstalled when you jailbreak iOS 6 on the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 or fourth-generation iPod touch. Better yet, the latest version of redsn0w has over a dozen new high-level features. Check out the complete changelog just ahead.  (more…)

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iOS 6 Jailbreak Released

iOS 6 Jailbreak Released

The iPhone Dev-Team writes:

Just like at the wind-down of last year’s WWDC, we’re releasing a developer-only version of a redsn0w tethered jailbreak for app developers. The following limera1n-able devices are supported:

  • iPod touch 4G
  • iPhone3GS
  • iPhone4 (GSM)
  • iPhone4 (CDMA)

You must point redsn0w at your IPSW the first time you “Jailbreak” and “Just boot” tethered because that IPSW is only available to developers, and redsn0w can’t automatically fetch the pieces it needs from it.  By the time you’ve done a “Just boot” tethered JB though, redsn0w has cached all the files it needs from the IPSW so you won’t need to point redsn0w at it any longer.

This jailbreak is tethered — meaning you will need to re-apply the jailbreak each time you power off your iPhone or iPod touch — and is intended for developers only, but anyone can apply the jailbreak to their iOS 6 device if they really want to. Keep in mind that there is no Cydia, just SSH for developers. More details are ahead courtesy of the iPhone Dev-Team. (more…)

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PwnageTool, Redsn0w, Cinject, and Ultrasn0w Updated with iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Support

iPhone Dev-Team Updates PwnageTool, Redsn0w, Cinject, and Ultrasn0w with iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Support

The iPhone Dev-Team writes:

With only a week to go before WWDC 2012 and the surprises Apple will announce there, today seems like a good time to release updates to our suite of free software to include the [iOS 5.1.1] rocky-racoon jailbreak and untether developed by @pod2g and @planetbeing!  Today’s updates are:

  • PwnageTool 5.1.1
  • redsn0w 0.9.12b1
  • cinject 0.5.4 (version 0.5.3 also had rocky-racoon but this includes some updates)
  • ultrasn0w 1.2.7 (5.1.1 compatibility only – no new baseband support)

If you have already applied the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak to your device using Absinthe 2.0 or the Rocky Racoon package from Cydia, then you do not need to reinstall it using these tools. Here are direct download links: PwnageTool 5.1.1 (OS X), redsn0w 0.9.12b1 (OS X), redsn0w 0.9.12b1 (Windows — run in Administrator Mode), cinject 0.5.4 (OS X & Windows). Ultrasn0w 1.2.7 can be downloaded from Cydia.

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Redsn0w 0.9.11b4 Released, Jailbreaks Older Devices on iOS 5.1.1

The iPhone Dev-Team has released an update to redsn0w for OS X and Windows, bringing the popular jailbreaking utility to version 0.9.11b4. The update includes tethered jailbreak support for older devices running iOS 5.1.1, such as the iPhone 4, fourth-generation iPod touch, and original iPad.

Update #3: Version 0.9.11b4 completes the tethered JB support for 5.1.1 on A4 devices and earlier, including proper “Stitching” and “Custom” creation of NO_BB IPSWs.

Up until now, iOS hacker MuscleNerd had reminded everyone that the same iOS 5.1 tethered jailbreak available for older devices could have been applied to devices running iOS 5.1.1 by simply pointing the older version of redsn0w to the iOS 5.1 IPSW file. With this update, that process is no longer necessary.

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Redsn0w 0.9.11b1 Released, Downgrades A5 Devices

Following the release of iOS 5.1.1 earlier this week, the iPhone Dev-Team has released an update to redsn0w for OS X and Windows, bringing the popular jailbreaking utility to version 0.9.11b1. The update includes support for restoring A5-powered devices, giving iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and new iPad users a long-awaited method of downgrading their device’s iOS version.

Redsn0w 0.9.11b1 takes a “radical departure” from previous versions, as this new method of downgrading A5 devices involves a new hack that does not require a bootrom-level exploit. In fact, this new method actually upgrades your device to the latest iOS version before downgrading to the older version you desire.

Interestingly, the iPhone Dev-Team says that Apple is aware of this issue, but has yet to fix it. Apple can address the issue with a firmware update at any given time. The team also warns iPhone users who unlock their phones to avoid using this new method, since it will update your device to the latest baseband. Read on for some important information about redsn0w 0.9.11b1. (more…)

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MuscleNerd: Upcoming Redsn0w Able to Downgrade the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and New iPad

Following the release of iOS 5.1.1 a few days ago, iPhone Dev-Team leader and iOS hacker MuscleNerd has tweeted about an upcoming update to the redsn0w jailbreaking utility that will include support for restoring, including downgrading the iOS version of your iPhone 4S, iPad 2, or new iPad. The update will also include stitching on the fly.

Those with an iPhone 4S, iPad 2, or new iPad will need to have the SHSH blobs saved for the desired iOS version that they wish to downgrade to. That means anyone who purchases one of these A5-powered devices with iOS 5.1 or 5.1.1 pre-installed will not be able to downgrade to iOS 5.0.1 or earlier.

While iOS hacker pod2g is working on a jailbreak for these devices, which he may hold off on releasing until the launch of iOS 6, downgrading your device could be a viable option if you wish to use the iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak.

Jailbreaking allows you to install third-party applications, tweaks, mods, themes, useful utilities, and other content—called “packages”—from Cydia, the jailbreak equivalent of the App Store on iOS. Jailbreaking essentially allows for you to further customize and enhance your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad beyond the limits that Apple imposes.

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Use Redsn0w for a Tethered Jailbreak on iOS 5.1.1

iOS hacker MuscleNerd has reminded everyone that the same iOS 5.1 tethered jailbreak available for older devices can be applied to iOS 5.1.1 by using the latest version of redsn0w.

MuscleNerd: On the other hand, tinkerers with older devices can tether jailbreak 5.1.1 using last month’s redsn0w (just pre-select the 5.1 IPSW)

If you want to jailbreak your iOS device running iOS 5.1.1, excluding the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, or third-generation iPad, simply open up redsn0w 0.9.10b8 for OS X or Windows and select iOS 5.1 as the software version your device is running, even if it has been updated to iOS 5.1.1.

An updated version of redsn0w should be available soon that officially recognizes iOS 5.1.1, and we’ll let you know as soon as that drops. Jailbreaking allows you to install third-party applications, tweaks, mods, themes, useful utilities, and other content—called “packages”—from Cydia, the jailbreak equivalent of the App Store on iOS. Jailbreaking essentially allows for you to further customize and enhance your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad beyond the limits that Apple imposes.

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Redsn0w 0.9.10b8 Released, Lets You Save iPhone Unlock Tickets

The iPhone Dev-Team has released yet another update to redsn0w, bringing the popular jailbreaking utility to version 0.9.10b8 for OS X and Windows. The updates includes the ability to save your iPhone’s unlock tickets, backup arbitrary directories or files from your device into a zip file on your Mac or PC, and makes zip files more compatible with the native Windows explorer.

Those with an iPhone 4S, iPad 2, or new iPad running iOS 5.1 will still have to wait for a jailbreak to be released, as this latest version of redsn0w does not address that issue. Additionally, older devices running iOS 5.1 remain limited to a tethered jailbreak until an untethered version is released. (more…)

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Redsn0w for OS X Updated with Bug Fixes

The iPhone Dev-Team has rolled out an update to redsn0w, bringing the popular jailbreaking tool to version 0.9.10b6b. The update alleviates several bug fixes that had been occuring for Mac users running OS X Leopard (10.5) or earlier.

Those with an iPhone 4S, iPad 2, or new iPad running iOS 5.1 will still have to wait for a jailbreak to be released, as this latest version of redsn0w does not address that issue. Additionally, older devices running iOS 5.1 remain limited to a tethered jailbreak until an untethered method is released.

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Redsn0w Updated to Support iOS 5.1 on Pre-A5 Devices

MuscleNerd & Bros. have updated the redsn0w jailbreaking utility to version 0.9.10b6, which includes support for the newly released iOS 5.1 running on pre-A5 devices. The jailbreak piggybacks off of the limera1n exploit, but keep in mind that it is tethered, so you’ll need to use the tool’s “just boot” option every time you power on in order to use Safari or jailbreak apps and tweaks. iOS 5.1 doesn’t include very many compelling features, so you’re probably better off sticking to 5.0 until an untethered jailbreak is ready.

With all of that in mind, we realize that some of you non-A5 jailbreakers are itching to get to 5.1, even though there seems to be no compelling new feature there. Because of geohot’s limera1n exploit, those with devices earlier than the iPad2 can test the 5.1 jailbreak waters if they really want to, using redsn0w 0.9.10b6.

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