Just a few hours ago, MuscleNerd tweeted about the release of the long-awaited RedSn0w jailbreak for iPhone 3.1.2. This version of RedSn0w is actually a beta version (redsn0w 0.9beta3) but it seems very stable from what I hear.

RedSn0w is a safer alternative to BlackRa1n to jailbreak and unlock your iPhone running OS 3.1.2.

Since it’s still a beta version, it hasn’t been posted on the Dev Team blog yet but more info about RedSn0w 0.9 beta 3 can be found here. If you’re too lazy to read the full article, here is a rundown of the most important points:

  • RedSn0w 0.9 will jailbreak all iPhones and iPod Touch (except iPod Touch 3G)
  • It will jailbreak iPhone OS 3.1.2
  • It will only unlock the iPhone 2G (install UltraSn0w from Cydia for iPhone 3G and 3GS)
  • RedSn0w will modify your current filesystem, so your existing baseband, data and applications should remain intact
  • If you have a late-model iPhone 3GS or an iPod touch 2G whose serial number begins with “MC”, you can use redsn0w to jailbreak but you are currently restricted to “tethered” rebooting

For full details about RedSn0w 0.9 beta 3, please read the Dev Team’s article about it.

I just wrote a tutorial on how to use RedSn0w to jailbreak iPhone OS 3.1.2. Make sure to check it out if you’re not sure how to use RedSn0w. In the meanwhile, you may download RedSn0w 0.9 beta 3 for Windows and Mac from our download page.

  • chtrich

    Why do you say it’s a safer alternative to BlackRa1n? I understand you don’t like GeoHot personally, but BlackRain has been great!

  • Puyan

    So when the full release is out, if i apply it to my ipod touch 3g (which has already been blackra1ned and is at 3.12) will it restore my ipod or just rejailbreak it? And will the jailbreak be untethered for the 3g ipod touch?

  • rubeN

    I believe I read it’s still going to be a tethered JB, just like blackra1n.

  • R

    Since it’s still tethered I can’t use it. This sucks because I really want to jailbreak, but not at the expense of bieng tethered. It would even be OK if they charged for the jailbreak as long as they offered support with it. There has to be someone who can figure out how to unteather this thing.

  • Edward

    Yes, how is it “safer”, Sebastien? “Safer” is certainly not one of the differences between Blackra1n and Redsn0w 0.9 pointed out by the Dev Team themselves at http://wikee.iphwn.org/howto:rs9beta#how_is_it_different_from_blackra1n.

  • Chrisaba1

    Really man you gotta stop hating on Blackra1n, for all the problems reported there are many more for whom it works flawlessly. I appreciate both Musclenerd and Geohot for their efforts man. Really you should at least give the appearance of being impartial and let the comments on the blog show what works and what doesn’t on each jailbreak.

  • chtrich

    I too would love an untethered jailbreak for the Touch. Having to tether the Touch when re-booting just really makes in impractical. BLAH!

  • Justin

    Well in my opinion the tethered thing actually tells my to charge my iPod ASAP….

    Hehe but seriously stop hating on Geohot.

  • I think it’s the Model number?

    The serial number is a bunch of numbers in front (80948……), but the Model is the one that starts with letters, which unfortunately, mine’s MC….