Redsn0w 0.9.9b7 Released, The Fastest iOS 5 Jailbreak For Mac & Windows


Just moments ago, Dev-Team pushed another update to Redsn0w jailbreak for iOS 5. The news came from @MuscleNerd as always via Twitter explaining that Redsn0w 0.9.9b7 for Windows and Mac is the fastest jailbreak solution for iOS 5. Total jailbreak time has been reduced to 80 seconds which was previously around 210 seconds. However, this will stretch the first time loading of Cydia after jailbreak, during which the stashing of applications will occur. An option in Redsn0w 0.9.9b7 preferences allows you  to choose whether you want redsn0w or Cydia to stash applications.

Via the official Dev-Team blog:

After some feedback on reddit, we’ve decided to make the initial jailbreak as quick as possible by no longer “stashing” the applications by default during the redsn0w run.  This reduces the time to actually perform the jailbreak from 210 seconds to 80 seconds (60 percent!).  However, you make up for much of that the first time you launch Cydia, which will then want to stash the applications.  You can choose whether you want redsn0w or Cydia to stash in the Preferences pane.

Here are the official download links:


  • Nick

    This is still tethered and not for the iPad 2 or iphone 4S right?

  • Kraken

    Same tethered crapola as usual.  But, it’s now much faster tethered crapola.

  • Derrick Rockwell

    where is the untethered jailbreak we were promised? And what about support for the 4s?

  • Donna

    Yepp, I’m also asking, what about the support for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s?

  • ddisoul

    Wow easy buddy, for the price you pay to jailbreak your Iphone ( nothing, nada,zip) i found you very aggresive… Be greatful its free and somebody working for you without asking nothing in return… Pfff

  • DJ

    Sorry…… Is this for iPhone 4???

  • Dale

    Can I jailbreak apple tv to iOS 5(4.4)????

  • MiKE

    I jail broke with the previous beta tool (iPhone 4, ios5) and after a day or two of working fine my iPhone started rebooting itself at random. at first I thought it was an isolated incident but then it started getting worse and worse. it became useless as I always needed to be by a computer to boot. any idea of this update solved the problem? I googled it and seems like I’m not the only one with the problem. also I’ve been jail broken since iOS 4.0.1. I never noticed how muh long the battery lasts on official firmware till now. at least 1/3 longer battery life for me. (and no I didn’t use many battery intensive Cydia apps)

  • JB$$$

    The problem with jailbreaking now is that it has become more than just a “free” service. It is now a whole universe of its own with most of the good “jailbroken” apps being paid apps (sure you can find them for free but there in lies the awesome power of douche…however that’s a different topic all together). It makes no sense to upgrade you device/ios and revert to a “normal” phone or even a tethered jailbreakf you want the latest hardware/software on your phone and be jailbroken you will just have to be patient since the latest hardware cannot be jailbroken (yet) and the latest software is only half jailbroken (tethered). For jailbreakers this sucks since your stuck in this limbo of waiting for the latest untethered jailbreak yet you want (or at least I want) the latest and greatest phone/ios. I might sound like i want my cake and wat it too but I appreciate and have donated to people like geohot and the dev team for their amazing work in the jailbreak community, that being said i would gladly pay money for the latest untethered jailbreak for the iphone 4s,  i just hate waiting for it.

  • Alireza SadatGusheh

    I Did JailBreake my iPhone 3Gs Device with Redsn0w 0.9.9b7 but when it’s reboot a white Icon appears named Cydia and does not work
    What should I do ?!!!!!

  • Erex_jardiniano

    is this the new jailbreak method that everybody in US is waiting for? does this work with the US phones?

  • Andrew

    Jailbroke my iphone4, it’s factory unlocked…..

    First time I was jail breaking any of my iDevices!

    everything went smoothly!!! when all was done Cydia icon was all white and when clicked it just blinked and nothing happened !! 🙁

    Too bad I’m scarily busy and swamped with work and could not read through numerous articles and go through videos to get it solved !!!!

    I thought it would be a straight shot 

  • Alireza SadatGusheh

    Someone Please Help me …
    What should I do
    I couldn’t JailBreak my 3Gs with non of the last 3 version of RedSn0w
    I Reatored it with iOS 5
    Cydia with white icon Appear and does not run

  • Princessa84

    You know…instead of wasting time making an already released jailbreak faster, why not just concentrate on the 4S? They should be catering to the people who like me upgrade their phones every year. I understand older iPhone models need a jailbreak too but they already freaking had one!!! I usually donate $200 a year to them but I think I’m def cutting it in half this year…

  • Toodtoo

    Just boot tethered again.

  • redsnow kick ass yeah 🙂 3gs working fine

  • Yes. Tethered. Use Seas0npass. I have it running perfectly right now, with xbmc as well, which took more work, but it runs like a dream.

    Go t o the fire core forums and look around.

  • dapdragon

    Thanks !!!!!

  • thevoiceofreason

    first of all, rushing is pointless. it just annoys the developers and distracts them with drama rather than the real work that needs to be done which is jailbreak our devices.

    Some people just dont realize the significance of these exploits these developers find and make to get our phones working. ever heard of “a needle in a haystack” will the haystack has ASLR. Adress space layout randomization.

    So if you guys want to sit and whine about how your devices are so shitty because theyre not jailbroken then try and do it Yourself! Or wait, and be thankful that we even have people like that that are willing to spend endless hours helping us out for FREE when they could very well be making millions of theyre jailbreaks.

  • thevoiceofreason

    use tiny umbrella see if you have and ssh and us tiny unbrellas ssh server to try to restore back to 4.3.3

    otherwise ur screwed.

  • thevoiceofreason

    or run red snow with io5 tether jailbreak

  • thevoiceofreason

    happens somtimes usually with jailbreak me or redsnow. just run jailbreak again, and it should work.
    if using jailbreak me make sure your firmware verion is compatible with jailbreakme

  • thevoiceofreason

    run it again make sure you did dfu properly. reboot com then try again

  • Bethel

    You need to go to extra, add the ipsw, then just boot tethered, there is no regular fully tethered jailbreak for it yet. you will need to do this every time you restart the phone, or the phone dies.

  • Bethel

    You need to go to extra, add the ipsw, then just boot tethered, there is no regular fully tethered jailbreak for it yet. you will need to do this every time you restart the phone, or the phone dies.

  • Anonymous

    > They should be catering to the people who like me upgrade their phones every year.

    Um… why? Because you have money to waste? I don’t see why the newest model is such a priority. There are more 3GSes and 4s in the wild than 4Ses, and it will stay that way for a while.

  • Thudman18

    so i have instalecd the jailbreak a couple of times and cydia will not work the icon shows up but when i try to click on it it will not open………… what should i do?

  • Thudman18

    Mine will not work cydia will not open on my phone

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  • Ahmad

    not working for iios 5.01

  • Sdvaletone2

    select ipsw then click just boot and follow instructions