The iPhone Dev Team has been mighty busy as of late, updating their popular jailbreak tools with 5.1.1 Untether compatibly using the Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether. The updates include PwnageTool 5.1.1, Redsn0w 0.9.12b1, cinject 0.5.4, and UltraSn0w 1.2.7.

If you’ve already jailbroken your device, and everything is working fine, they suggest, as do we, that you stick with your current jailbreak. If, on the other hand, you’ve experienced problems with tools like Absinthe, then you may welcome the addition of these updated tools from the iPhone Dev Team. Keep in mind that the underlying jailbreak is the same across all tools; they all utilize the Rocky Racoon untether where appropriate; the only difference is the way the exploit is injected.

Take a look inside for notes from the iPhone Dev Team, as well as download locations for the new tools.

If you’re interested in downloading any of the new tools, simply head over to our downloads page where we have posted links to all of the latest jailbreak tools available. UltraSn0w is of course, available only on Cydia, and you can download it from one of the default Cydia repos available after you initially jailbreak your device.

RedSn0w 0.9.12b1

This tool can be used to jailbreak A4+earlier devices in one of two ways, and it also includes a new feature to inject the SAM unlock if you happened to get in on the SAM unlock while it was available.

  • backup/restore method similar to Absinthe and cinject
  • its traditional limera1n-based ramdisk install. If you have a lot of media on your A4 device (music, movies, TV shows, etc), then the ramdisk method is preferrred because it avoids any possibility of later problems related to syncing to iCloud (including Photo Stream and Music Match). The ramdisk method is not available for A5 devices or later because limera1n can’t be used. If you’d like to use redsn0w’s ramdisk method, just be sure to put the A4 device in DFU or Recovery mode before starting redsn0w (otherwise it will immediately start to use the backup/restore method).

PwnageTool 5.1.1

PwnageTool also avoids any possible sync issues, but again it applies only to A4+earlier devices. If you unlock your iPhone with ultrasn0w or a commercial method, you must use PwnageTool to avoid updating your baseband otherwise you’ll lose the unlock. PwnageTool will also jailbreak+untether the AppleTV2,1 5.0_2B206f (unless you customize the IPSW further, you’ll have just basic SSH access to the device).

cinject 0.5.4

This the same as the previously available cinject 0.5.3 tool, which also included the Rocky Racoon untether. The Dev Team simply notes that this latest version includes some updates.

UltraSn0w 1.2.7

Again, this can be used to unlock your iOS 5.1.1 device if you have a baseband that is eligible for unlock.

We realize that all of this is a lot of information to digest at once, so we will be following up with walkthroughs and guides in the very near future. Remember, if you want to download any of the aforementioned tools with the exception of UltraSn0w, you can do so from our Downloads page.

Are you happy to see RedSn0w finally gain Rocky Racoon support? What do you think about these latest updates?

  • I’ve already got it on Absinthe 2.0, but this is cool as a backup i guess 😛

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Jeff, as always. I have been having problems with the reboot. When I did a reebot from NCSettings it takes over 10/5 minutes that the iPhone stucks on the apple logo.

    But when I turn it off- then on, it appears to work fine. Also the home buttons is giving me problems, but I don’t know if this is related.

    Jailbreaking again with one of this tools should solve my isse ?


    • waleed LA

      used to happen with my iphone 4 too….so i moved back to 5.0.1
      will give a try with the redsnow and see if that problem occurs again or not

  • is it possible to update my iPhone to 5.1.1 and restore my SAM-unlock with the backuped ticket?

  • Anonymous

    Is the 3GS new bootrom compatiable with these jailbreaks?

  • Jeff ! We Definitive Need a video tutorial on updating to 5.1.1 on iPhone 4S without updating the BaseBand so we can used the Sam Backup tickets!! Pleaseee!!!!!

    • …or a statement of it is possible at all 🙂

  • How safe to update my iphone 4 to 5.1.1 using the updated RedSnow with the SAM unlock, as i have a current iOS 5.1 tethered jailbreak with SAM unlock. I wanted to update it to 5.1.1 to untethered my phone but worried if i will recover the SAM unlock as the current ultrasnow still doesnt support my baseband.

  • How safe to update my iphone 4 to 5.1.1 using the updated RedSnow with the SAM unlock, as i have a current iOS 5.1 tethered jailbreak with SAM unlock. I wanted to update it to 5.1.1 to untethered my phone but worried if i will recover the SAM unlock as the current ultrasnow still doesnt support my baseband.

  • I used Redsn0w but it said phone needed to be activated so I used PwnageTool and made a custom firmware in expert mode selecting the Activate option. Then phone became activated

  • Edson Guedes

    Because gevey ultrasn0w and does not work in all Baseband?

  • PROBLEM WITH Ultrasn0w 1.2.7 ON 3GS PHONES… IT IS NOT WORKING!!! AT ALL… PLEASE MAKE AVAILABLE THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF Ultrasn0w in Cydia PLEASE!!!! I have two phones stuck with no service/Network restricted errors.

  • I’ve tried absinthe 2.0.4 on a PPC 10.5 Mac and an iPhone 4 and 4S. I’ve followed instructions to a T and even did a fresh install of 5.1.1 as read on a blog regarding the failure to jailbreak. All I get is Hmmmmmm please disconnect and reconnect to try again or something to that effect. Anyone got any ideas ? I’ll go with pwnage on the iPhone 4 as its always worked in the past. But it’s rejectingy ipsw for the iPhone 4S as I read it doesn’t do the A5 chips. Can anyone give any good news with the 4S and absinthe 2.0.4 ? I live in a rural area and only have a PPC Mac :(. Thanks guys

  • does anyone know if any of these unlock the iphone 4 5.1.1 baseband 4.12.01?

  • Zsolt Szilagyi

    hy guys, i have iPhone 4 with iOS 4.3.3 and BB 04.10.01 it’s jailbroken but locked…can somone tell me if i can unlock my phone or do i need to do a BB downgrade to able to unlock it.. thx

  • سیاوش جلیلی

    any body know how can unlock firmware 04.12.01, please help

  • I have a 3GS with BB 5.16.05
    Is it possible to unlock it?
    I am VERY new at this… been searching and cannot find anything related to 5.16 BB to unlock (iOS 5.1.1 jb)

  • Travis

    So I did the jailbreak and can only find ultrasn0w fixer 6.x not fixer 5.1.1 what can I do