Head of the infamous iPhone Dev-Team, MuscleNerd is proud to announce updates to their suite of free software which now include the rocky-racoon jailbreak and untether.
“With only a week to go before WWDC 2012 and the surprises Apple will announce there, today seems like a good time to release updates to our suite of free software to include the rocky-racoon jailbreak and untether developed by @pod2g and @planetbeing!” reads
the latest Dev-Team post.
PwnageTool 5.1.1 and redsn0w 0.9.12b1 are the latest versions of the Team’s more popular jailbreak tools, while cinject 0.5.4 and ultrasn0w 1.2.7 are the latest unlock tools.
Users who have already installed rocky-racoon aren’t required to reinstall, “unless you’ve had problems and would like to try a different tool,” according to the hackers.
“The underlying untethered jailbreak (rocky-racoon) is identical to what is already installed by last week’s tools like Absinthe, cinject-0.5.3, and the rocky-racoon Cydia package — only the injection method offered by the above tools differs,” MuscleNerd explains, adding that redsn0w can inject rocky-racoon in two different ways on A4+earlier devices. Full details available in the original blog post.
A new redsn0w feature has been added specifically for those who employed the SAM unlock, and PwnageTool avoids any possible sync issues on A4 devices and earlier.
“If you unlock your iPhone with ultrasn0w or a commercial method, you must use PwnageTool to avoid updating your baseband otherwise you’ll lose the unlock,” MuscleNerd outlines.
“PwnageTool will also jailbreak+untether the AppleTV2,1 5.0_2B206f (unless you customize the IPSW further, you’ll have just basic SSH access to the device),” he adds.
The jailbreak tools’ interfaces now feature donation buttons for those who contributed to their development.
MuscleNerd clarifies that “jailbreaking is about freedom, not fame and donations!” He is actively discussing with hacker i0n1c on Twitter why he isn’t too thrilled with the donations button either, but that some people do rely on them.