Redsn0w 0.9.7beta6 Released. Fixes Bluetooth and Skype Issue with Untethered Jailbreak on iOS 4.2.1


The iPhone Dev Team have released another beta of Redsnow 0.9.7. This brings the untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 to beta 6. This time they have resolved the Skype and Bluetooth issues. That have been present up to beta 4. (They fixed the Bluetooth issue in beta 5). Also, there is no need for a complete restore, if you used beta 5. you can just run beta 6 right over it. This is still only for beta testers with an iPhone Developer’s account, as you still need to have the iOS 4.2beta3 firmware on your computer, and your 4.2beta3 SHSH blobs saved on Cydia, for this to work.

Here’s what the iPhone Dev Team had to say on their blog:

The sixth beta is now available (testers ONLY please!).  This version fixes Skype (and as expected all along, the Skype issue turns out to be unrelated to sandbox patches). Please do not pirate the 4.2b3 IPSW! Only those enrolled in the iPhone Developer program have legitimate access to that IPSW using these links (the links won’t work unless you’re a legit developer currently logged in).

Unlike the last few betas, you can freely run beta6 over beta5 without a problem (but for testing purposes, we’d really like people to try both ways….from stock, and from already jailbroken).  If all you want to do is fix Skype and you’re already untethered using beta5, just run beta6 and deselect every checkbox.

Now that the sandbox, Bluetooth, and Skype issues are fixed, our next priority is porting Monte back to 4.1.  We’ll also try to make the Windows version less painfully slow.

If you want to give it a try, you can download Redsn0w 0.9.7beta6 here: redsn0w_0.9.7b6 (OS X).

[iPhone Dev Team]


  • Nick

    Awesome.. So how soon until the jailbreak is likely to come out for all of us? My power button just broke so I’ll be getting a new iPhone on the warranty and it will probably ship with 4.2

  • They are now working on getting the untethered part ported backward, to iOS 4.1, so you won’t have to be a developer with access to iOS 4.2b3. Shouldn’t be long now.

  • Anonymous

    Wait so 9.7 is untethered? I used 9.6 and got tethered (obviously), so will 9.7 fix it? Or is that not how it works…

  • you know these betas might of taken a while, but without the other userland hack this back up plan might actually be pretty good. Actually glad its going to be this stable with all the work done.

  • 0.9.7 is untethered, but there are some strict prerequisites, for you to be able to use it. Read everything about it, before trying.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you.