The iPhone Dev-Team has made a lengthy new entry on its binary-themed blog this week, announcing the availability of redsn0w 0.9.15b1 (and later 0.9.15b2 with some bug fixes). For those interested in the high-level features, here’s the lowdown.
Redsn0w is now capable of restoring firmwares from any 5.x iOS to any other 5.x iOS on all devices, as long as the user has the correct blobs saved.
The App Store alternative for jailbreakers, Cydia is now included in the tethered 6.0 jailbreak on A4 devices. Also for A4 users, redsn0w permits them to automatically “Just Boot” tethered when a qualifying device connects in DFU mode.
The tool supports untethered jailbreaks on old-bootrom 3GS under iOS 6, as well as untethered hacktivation on any iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4.
Using the new redsn0w, you can directly restore pre-A5 devices to earlier firmware versions, which means “no more complicated 15-step how-to’s with stitching, iTunes errors, and ‘hosts file’ concerns,” says iPhone-Dev.
What else? Redsn0w now fetches new signed blobs for any IPSW, and can even deactivate any iPhone. This is useful for testing an “official” unlock status through iTunes, says the Team, urging users not to deactivate anyone else’s iPhone but their own.
The tool provides “significantly more” information when the user hits the “Identify” button when the device is in Normal mode.
For Apple TV jailbreakers, the second-generation set-top box is supported under the latest Apple TV software, but there’s no Cydia support yet. “Must use ‘Select IPSW’ for tethered boot of ATV2 for now,” according to the iPhone Dev Team. Other features are listed below.
- auto-exit WTF mode for older devices with broken buttons
- any time a set of blobs is fetched remotely (from Apple or Cydia), redsn0w also saves them locally (and will check there first if you click “Local”)
- for your future restoring convenience, you should also submit all of your past and present TinyUmbrella blobs to Cydia if you haven’t done so yet. Resubmitting is okay and won’t cause conflicts.