RedSn0w 0.9.14b2 released with improved baseband downgrading

Last month, the Dev Team released a new version of RedSn0w that allowed iPhone 3G (and some 3GS) users to downgrade their basebands. This was a big deal for users who had been stuck on the problematic 06.15 bb.

Today, the Dev Team has pushed out an update to the jailbreak utility that greatly improves on this feature. The downgrading process has been made simpler, and now works on a much wider range of devices.

MuscleNerd explains:

“Happy 4th of July! Today’s release of redsn0w 0.9.14b2 improves the iPad baseband downgrade and should cover anyone who couldn’t downgrade with 0.9.14b1. This version covers 3 different types of NOR chips in the iPhone 3G and 3GS (the earlier version covered only the most prevalent NOR chip). We’ve also simplified the process and added logging to help diagnose any remaining stubborn iPhones.”

Keep in mind that the 3GS warning still stands. So if your iPhone 3GS was manufactured in early 2011 or later, you shouldn’t even have the 06.15.00 baseband, let alone be trying to downgrade.

If you know what you’re doing, you can find the latest version of RedSn0w on our Downloads page. If you need help, we have a complete step-by-step tutorial on baseband downgrading.