By Cody Lee on Nov 1, 2012
The Dev Team has updated its popular jailbreak utility RedSn0w today, bringing the software to version 0.9.15b3. Although it closely follows Apple’s release of iOS 6.0.1, it doesn’t seem to include any 6.0.1-specific changes.
What it does include, though, are a handful of bug fixes and improvements that should make the jailbreaking process much smoother. We’ve got the full change log after the break… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 13, 2012
The iPhone Dev-Team has released a significant update for its popular jailbreak utility known as RedSn0w tonight. The update brings the software to version 0.9.15b1, and includes a number of new features.
A4 device owners will be happy to hear that Cydia is now included in the tethered iOS 6 jailbreak, so no more SSH work, and you can now restore devices to earlier firmware without the lengthy stitching process.
We’ve got the full change log after the break… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 19, 2012
Hot on the heels of the iOS 6 official release, the iPhone Dev Team, headline by its most prominent member, MuscleNerd, is making moves as well.
Today they introduce new RE-Restore functionality that will allow users on iOS 5.1.1 to restore their devices to a fresh install iOS 5.1.1. This can come in handy if you ever need a fresh install for whatever reason, i.e. a bad jailbreak install, etc.
For those eligible to use the RE-restore, this means that you never have to worry about losing your 5.1.1 jailbreak, as long as you don’t go near iOS 6. Check inside for the details… Read More
By Cody Lee on Sep 13, 2012
Apple seeded the final beta of its new mobile operating system to developers yesterday, iOS 6 GM. The update included a new Panorama mode for the iPhone 4S, and the standard bug fixes.
And like clockwork, the Dev Team has posted a new version of RedSn0w to support the release. So for all of you folks out there with A4 devices running iOS 6 GM, you can now jailbreak… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 25, 2012
Good news for all of you Mac-using jailbreakers out there that updated to Mountain Lion today. The Dev Team has just confirmed that the new OS is compatible with RedSn0w.
The Team does have a few instructions, though, for the folks that updated. So if you have installed Mountain Lion, and you plan on using the utility, you should read this… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 16, 2012
The Dev Team released an update to the beta version of its popular RedSn0w jailbreak tool this afternoon, with support for the latest iOS 6 firmware.
Earlier today, Apple seeded iOS 6 beta 3 to developers. And for those of you that updated, you can now jailbreak with RedSn0w version 0.9.13dev3… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 5, 2012
Although there have been methods in the past geared towards skirting around a broken Home button in order to jailbreak an iPhone, I don’t remember any of them being as easy as this.
If your Home button is on the fritz, then chances are you have problems getting into DFU mode, which is a prerequisite to using most jailbreak software. Fortunately, the iPhone Dev Team has come up with a simple, yet ingenious method for easily pushing your device into DFU mode using their latest update to the RedSn0w jailbreak tool.
RedSn0w 0.9.14b2 allows you to create a firmware file that will push your device into DFU mode once a normal restore through iTunes is completed. Check out our full tutorial inside for the step-by-step video walkthrough… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 25, 2012
The iPhone Dev Team quietly released RedSn0w 0.9.13dev2 to address issues with SSH and app crashes that some users were experiencing.
The developer versions of RedSn0w are for developers wishing to jailbreak their iOS 6 beta installations. Since this version of RedSn0w does not install Cydia, SSH access is imperative, hence the fix for the users experiencing difficulties. Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 17, 2012
With the release of the highly-anticipated 06.15 baseband downgrade likely just around the corner, we figured this would be a great time to show off this video.
The clip is of Dev Team’s MuscleNerd explaining the evolution of the iPhone baseband, and corresponding unlocks, at this year’s Hack In The Box conference… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 14, 2012
As promised, the iPhone Dev Team has released RedSn0w 0.9.13dev1 for both Windows and Mac. This latest RedSn0w update is for developers only, as it allows you to perform a tethered jailbreak on iOS 6.
If you’re not a legitimate developer, it’s advised that you stay away, as there is no Cydia install performed with this jailbreak. The only thing you will have access to is SSH or afc2, which are certainly useful, but you have to know what you’re doing.
Check inside for more details, and the download links… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 14, 2012
Indeed, there will be a jailbreak for iOS 6 in the very near future, but it might not be what you’re expecting. This morning, MuscleNerd announced that the iPhone Dev Team will release an iOS 6 jailbreak “In the spirit of the experimental ecosystem JBers provide”.
With that in mind, the team is releasing a developer only jailbreak for iOS 6. This means that you won’t have access to a pretty interface like Cydia, but you will be provided with SSH access. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 12, 2012
It’s true, MuscleNerd has successfully jailbroken iOS 6 on an iPod Touch 4th generation device. Unfortunately, that jailbreak isn’t publicly available, and in its current form it’s hardly what we’d expect anyway. While it’s been technically jailbroken by the defacto leader of the iPhone Dev Team, essential items like Cydia still lack functionality, and it’s just a tethered jailbreak.
Hence, it’ll probably be a while before we see an official iOS 6 beta jailbreak from the Dev Team. It’s just nice to know that they’ve already started tinkering around with the possibilities… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 4, 2012
With the release of RedSn0w 0.9.12.b1, you now have the ability to perform an untethered jailbreak on almost every iOS 5.1.1 compatible device. RedSn0w 0.9.12b1 even works with A5 devices like the iPad 2, the new iPad, and the iPhone 4S.
The only requirement for A5 devices is that you use the non-DFU method when using RedSn0w. RedSn0w also includes support for the older DFU-based limera1n method as well, but that is for A4 devices and below only. In this particular tutorial, we will showcase how to jailbreak your device using the universal non-DFU method that works with all devices.
This is the simpler of the two methods included with RedSn0w, and is recommended unless your device happens to contain a lot of media, as noted by the iPhone Dev Team.
Check inside for the full how-to… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 25, 2012
The iPhone Dev Team has released a command line interface tool (CLI) as an alternative for the Absinthe 2.0 untethered iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak. The CLI tool is capable of performing the exact same jailbreak that can be accomplished with Absinthe 2.0, but the difference is that it’s completely command line based.
The CLI tool is for more advanced users who prefer to have more control over the jailbreak process. We recommend that you stick with the Absinthe 2.0 GUI tool, but it’s nice to know that a CLI tool exists if you happen to be a more advanced user.
If you can remember, the Dev Team provided a CLI tool as an alternative to the previous version of Absinthe for the iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak as well. It’s safe to assume that you can expect a similar experience to that of the previous CLI release. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 24, 2012
As of this post, at about 4:45AM EST, it is 10:45AM in Amsterdam where the Hack In The Box conference is currently taking place. Just as pod2g alluded to in a previous post on his blog, it looks like the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak will be demonstrated live at the conference, along with its highly awaited released before the conference concludes.
The official Twitter account for the Hack In The Box Security Conference just sent out a tweet confirming “Jailbreak Live” will take place tomorrow, and they are offering special 1-day passes if you happen to be in the area and wish to watch history take place.
What time can you expect to see the untethered jailbreak released in your neck of the woods? We analyze the likely time for the release inside… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 21, 2012
Let’s be real. The folks behind such projects as the upcoming iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak put in some major work, and aren’t compensated beyond what they receive in donations.
In the various posts that we’ve created on the subject of the upcoming jailbreak, we’ve seen a host of generous comments asking where and how to donate.
MuscleNerd recently revealed some additional information about the upcoming iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak, and with it, he included a link that appreciative people could use to donate.
The link was in the prior post, but it kind of got buried along with the other information. For that reason we thought a dedicated post was warranted highlighting the opportunity to donate to the team as a means to compensate for their time and effort. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 20, 2012
Now that a video showcasing the Absinthe 2.0 iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak has finally surfaced, we can glean additional details about what to expect when the tool is released to the public.
If you haven’t already seen our posts outing the name of the highly anticipated tool, or our post with the video of Absinthe in action, then be sure to take a look at those respective posts.
The nice thing about seeing the tool in action for the first time, is that we can have a clearer idea as to what to expect once the tool is released.
Here is what we’ve found so far… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 14, 2012
Good news for those of you with A4 devices that recently updated to iOS 5.1.1. The Dev Team has just released RedSn0w 0.9.11b4 with a handful of improvements, including full tethered jailbreak support for the new firmware.
The Team has certainly been busy over the weekend, as this is the fourth iteration of the 0.9.11 version of the software, which was just released on Friday… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 12, 2012
Yesterday, the Dev Team released one of the biggest updates to their RedSn0w utility in recent memory. The new version included a feature that allows A5 device owners to downgrade their firmware to one that is jailbreakable.
But those with an iPhone 4S who only had SHSH blobs saved from iOS 5.0.1 (build 9A406) haven’t been able to use the new feature to downgrade. Until now. RedSn0w 0.9.11b2 brings support for the forgotten firmware… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 11, 2012
It’s finally here folks, the official downgrade tool for A5 devices!
Indeed, you can now downgrade your iPhone 4S, iPad 2, or new iPad (iPad 3) with the latest version of RedSn0w 0.9.11b1. Downgrading will allow you to perform an untethered jailbreak on your iPhone 4S, or iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1 firmware.
Check out our tutorial for the step-by-step downgrade instructions inside… Read More