Hackers answer to Apple's latest attempt to thwart jailbreaks
The infamous iPhone Dev-Team is at it again with a new release of their Redsn0w jailbreak utility that now targets the seventh beta of Apple’s iOS 5 software.According to a tweet by the Dev Team’s Musclenerd, “New redsn0w … explicitly supports iOS5b7 (no need to point at b6 IPSW). Also brings back old-bootrom 3GS goodies.”
Previously, devs who wanted to jailbreak the new beta with the existing Redsn0w had to point the hacking utility at an older IPSW.
Not the case anymore, according to the latest update on the official iPhone Dev-Team blog.
Their post also interestingly reveals how Apple launched iOS 5 Beta 7 less than a day after they had posted a new version of Redsn0w for jailbreak enthusiasts and iOS devs.
The blog entry (update #7b) reads:
“About 12 hours after we released redsn0w 0.9.8b7 with some improvements for iOS5b6, Apple went and released iOS5b7 (what are the odds of that?!?). Even though that redsn0w could still jailbreak iOS5b7, you needed to point it at the iOS5b6 IPSW to do so. Today’s redsn0w 0.9.8b7b lets you point redsn0w directly at the iOS5b7 IPSW instead."
“We’ve also added some overall improvements for old-bootrom 3GS owners (where the 24kpwn exploit applies): on those devices, you can tell redsn0w to untether 4.3.5 and lower, or iOS5b7,” says the Dev crew.
According to the infamous team of hackers, those who are in possession of an old-bootrom iPhone 3GS again have the option to choose custom logos, and/or verbose booting.
“And it allows 4.3.4 or 4.3.5 users to use ultrasn0w again (if they have a compatible baseband),” the Team adds. “Last but not least, we fixed some lingering Verizon iPhone4 4.2.10 JB issues.”
The Team ends their blog entry wishing everyone a great Labor Day weekend.