Less than a day since the release of the fifth beta in the iOS 4.2.1 untethered jailbreak test program, the iPhone Dev Team has released a sixth beta build of the Mac-only redsn0w, tasked with fixing bugs that prevented Skype from functioning properly, OS X Daily reports.
to the Mac-centric blog, redsn0w 0.9.7b6 is now available for download as the sixth beta in the iOS 4.2.1 untethered jailbreak public test program initiated by the iPhone Dev Team last year.
Likely citing the hackers themselves, the site reveals that redsn0w 0.9.7b6 fixes bugs that had crippled Skype’s proper functionality.
According to the iPhone Dev Team, redsn0w 0.9.7b6 can be run on top of existing 0.9.7b5 jailbreaks, the blog informs.
As such, those who are only looking to get Skype back on its feet over the fifth beta can do so by simply running redsn0w and deselecting every checkbox.
The Bluetooth bug fix incorporated in redsn0w 0.9.7 beta 5 has been included in this release as well.
Redsn0w 0.9.7b6 is still a Mac-only jailbreak. The Windows version of the program reportedly runs too slow to make a public appearance.
As noted yesterday, this is considered advanced hacking and should not be tried by those who are timid about messing with their iOS device.
Also, it is worth pointing out that redsn0w 0.9.7b6 provides what is known as a "tethered" jailbreak, which basically means that each time your device loses battery power or needs to be rebooted, you must attach it to a PC or Mac to boot into the jailbroken state.
This article has a purely informational purpose and doesn't, in any way, suggest that you should hack your Apple device.
Using hacks may render your device unusable, or may reduce the quality of your experience employing the respective device.
If you choose to download and install jailbreak tools, you will do so at your own risk. Unlocking / jailbreaking your iPhone / iPod touch / iPad / Apple TV may violate your warranty or the EULA with Apple and / or your cellular-service provider.