Earlier this week, the Dev Team released a major update to its RedSn0w jailbreak utility. The update included a new option for SAM unlockers, that allowed them to restore their activation tickets, and other improvements.

Today’s update, however, is a much smaller release. RedSn0w 0.9.12b2 just surfaced on the Dev Team’s website, featuring a new rocky-racoon injection option and an iBooks bug fix. Keep reading for the full change log…

“Update #1: Starting with version 0.9.12b2, redsn0w will now explicitly ask users with limera1n-able devices whether they want to inject rocky-racoon using the DFU ramdisk method, ro the backup/restore method (the ramdisk method is better for those with lots of media on their device that would create very large backups, and it’s required for those with unactivated iPhones). If you’ll always want to use limera1n, you can select that in the Preferences pane. It also fixes an iBooks issue an old-bootrom 3GS iPhones, and provides more useful error messages when things go wrong.”

If you are already jailbroken, there doesn’t appear to be any reason to re-jailbreak using this new version. Unless, of course, you’re one of the folks experiencing the iBooks issue on your 3GS.

At any rate, you can find the latest version of RedSn0w on our Downloads page. And we have a great step-by-step tutorial on how to use it.

  • if i jailbroke on redsnow 0.9.12b1 should i re-jailbreak on this version of redsnow..?

    • No. U dont need… When u are got a jailbroken device, it is jalibroken…

    • Mac_Guy

      you obviously didn’t read the entire article

  • Zorvage

    I’d rather use Absinthe..

  • Farazkhansi3

    Can anyone tell me Ios 5 performance on 3gs with unlock carriers??? Should i upgrade or not ????

    • Farazkhansi3

      Does anyone hav a answer regarding my query ???

    • i have carrier unlock iphone 3gs running ios 5.1.1 and its working perfectly fine. if you having a bettary issue you should upgarde to ios 5.1.1

      • Farazkhansi3

        Mehmood thank you so much for the reply …i need to know few more things did u updated IOS from ITUNES or you updated manually ???… can u confirm me ur phone date and baseband you have after updating the IOS 5.1.1 ??? which is better for jailbreak Redsnow or Absinthe ??

      • its always better to back up your iphone and do Itunes update. i like to use Redsn0w because i been using it for long time. you can you the Absinthe if you dont want to put your phone in DFU mode. they both the same.

        Check the video jeff made its very useful

  • Can Redsn0w hactivate a 4s??

  • MagicDrumSticks

    Like if you always post here but never win the giveaways while some random chump does.

  • sasan akbari

    I really want to update but i can’t. Because i don’t want to miss spire on my ios 5.0.1
    Too bad :((

    • There are other 5.1.1 compatible Siriports out there, haven’t you researched this at all? SkyRa1n is the best I have found though. Spite is a piece of shit.

  • How can I update through itunes to ios 5.1.1 from custom iPSW 5.1 in my iphone 4s?
    I had my phone restored by someone who used a custom ipsw to update my phone to ios 5.1. I want my phone back to the stock firmware ios 5.1.1. I don’t want the custom ipsw anymore because I can’t update through my phone’s software update. My phone is not jailbroken however it is with custom ipsw 5.1 How can I do this? Please help! Thanks!

  • i live in south africa and i had a friend buy me a verizone locked iphone 4s in america because it is much cheaper than in SA i do not have a verizone simcard but i do have a vodacom card how can i unlock it using the new redsn0w? please help i will appreciate i thanx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • i live in south africa and i had a friend buy me a verizone locked iphone 4s in america because it is much cheaper than in SA i do not have a verizone simcard but i do have a vodacom sim how can i unlock it using the new redsn0w? please help i really want to use my new iphone, at this moment it is just a ipod with a better camera….get t….because i can’t call or send texts.

    PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!! i will really apreciate it!!!!!!!!!

    THANX