It looks like the good ‘ol iPhone Dev Team is back at work. They have just released the final build of redsn0w 0.9 and it’s ready for download. We covered the previous release of redsn0w 0.9 beta 3 by MuscleNerd. With some feedback from the community they have now released the final build of redsn0w 0.9.
Here is some info about redsn0w 0.9 final from the FAQ (highlights):
What is it?
A cross-platform jailbreaking, unlocking, and customizing tool for iPhones and iPod touches. Customizations include boot logos, recovery logos, and â€œverboseâ€ boot. It’s a standalone program that doesn’t use iTunes (no custom IPSWs are involved).
What devices, platforms, and FW versions are supported?
This release supports:
All iPhones and iPod touches
Apple firmware 3.0 and 3.1.2
Windows and Mac OSX (x86)
It will also soon run on the PPC OSX, and Linux platforms.
If you need a carrier unlock, redsn0w will handle iPhone 2G by itself (by installing our BootNeuter utility). For the 3G and 3GS, use Cydia after you’re jailbroken to install ultrasn0w (baseband 04.26, preferred) or blacksn0w (baseband 05.11).
How is it different from blackra1n?
It differs from blackra1n because:
It offers custom logos and verbose boot
It installs Cydia, afc2, and the IPCC tethering hack without needing separate downloads. Because they’re all installed in one go, redsn0w doesn’t need the multiple levels of installs that blackra1n requires.
It uses our original Pwnage bootrom exploit for iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, and iPod 1G. (Because it’s a bootrom exploit, it can’t be fixed by Apple without a new hardware release.) Note that redsn0w 0.9 does use the USB exploit for iPhone 3GS and iPod 2G+3G running 3.1.2, but that exploit will be fixed in Apple’s next FW release.
What if I have a late-model device?
If you have a late-model iPhone 3GS, or if you have an iPod touch 2G whose serial number begins with â€œMCâ€, or any iPod touch 3G, you can use redsn0w to jailbreak but you are currently restricted to â€œtetheredâ€ rebooting. That means you need to connect your device to a computer to complete the boot after a reset. Also, these devices cannot have custom logos.
redsn0w will ask you whether or not you fit in this category when used with the iPhone 3GS or iPod touch 2G+3G. If you have a late-model device and don’t give redsn0w the correct answer, you will likely need to do a system restore to recover from the mistake.
To do a tethered boot after your late-model device resets for some reason, either run redsn0w again and select â€œJust boot tethered right nowâ€, or run blackra1n.