Redsn0w 0.9.6b6 Download Available

Dec 2, 2010 - 49 Comments

Update: Download Redsn0w 0.9.6rc8 instead, it is the newest version. You can follow new redsn0w releases here.

Redsn0w 0.9.6b6 has been released for download for both Mac OS X and Windows. Redsn0w 0.9.6b6 is of particular interest to unlockers who experienced battery drain and the disabling of push notifications after unlocking with the previous version of redsn0w.

The new redsn0w includes the ability to enable a “Deactivate” option that removes previously installed patches on an unlocked iPhone, and instead allows you to use a new tool called “Subscriber Artificial Module” or SAM for short. SAM will perform a pseudo-official activation on an iPhone without a stock SIM, and it then tricks your unlocked iPhone and iTunes into sending legitimate activation tickets which returns the usage of push notifications. SAM should also provide a significant boost to your unlocked iPhone 3GS or 3G battery life.

Download Redsn0w 0.9.6b6

You can get the latest version of redsn0w now:

  • Download redsn0w 0.9.6b6 for Macclick here
  • Download redsn0w 0.9.6b6 for Windowsclick here

You can jailbreak and unlock iOS 4.2.1 as usual before installing the SAM tool. In order to use the new “Deactivate” option in redsn0w 0.9.6b6, you need to first install the SAM tool by adding as a repository to Cydia, and then installing SAM and SAMPrefs, and then you will be able to use Deactivate in the redsn0w app. Then you just need to enable SAM on your iPhone by tapping on Settings -> SAM -> “De-Activate iPhone”.


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  1. Priscilla says:

    Hi…My daughter got me an IPhone 3.. It says in my store I can’t formulad anything without doping an update…Can you please point me in the right direction… Thanks…

  2. Arsie says:

    I have an iPhone 3G here and will try this JB now. Hopefully it works.

  3. Shaun says:

    Do I need SAM if I use a Gevey sim to unlock my i4 bb 4.10.1?

  4. Dmitry says:

    Hi i was trying to jailbreak the iphone 3g and everytime the redsnow trys to fetch the ipad base it stops working ive tryed to run it as admin and still no luck.. PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Chris says:

    HELP PLEASE!!! My ipod touch is BRICKED. I have tried everything, looked at tutorials on youtube, google and nothing works! I had a tethered jailbreak on my itouch 3g on the 5.01 firmware. My batteries ran out, and of course i tried to reboot it through redsn0w but it didn’t work! No matter what i did, it was stuck at the apple logo. I tried restoring it through itunes but the error 1600 kept coming up. I tried everything from custom firmwares, SHSH, itunes restore, ifaith, ireb, downgrading, pwnagetools. Everything i knew how to do and from tutorials on both mac and windows. Now my ipod is stuck on the usb with the arrow pointing at the itunes symbol. When i try to restore error 21 comes up. IS THERE ANYONE WHO CAN HELP ME? IT WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!

  6. Tushar says:

    I have iPhone 3g, 8GB (Jail broke & Unlocked) version 4.1 and baseband 6.15.00 and now i want to update it to version 4.2 so can anyone tell me whether i first have to update it from itunes or not?
    from where i can get custom ipsw 4.2?

    I tried directly jail breaking with 4.2 IPSW from redsnOw i.e without updating from itunes but nothing happened the version of iphone is still showing 4.1?

    I would really appreciate if anyone can help me with this.


  7. Moosa says:

    can it jailbreak ios 4.3

  8. tony says:

    you guys are noobs this is a tetherd jailbreak so u have to plug your ipod touch… into your comp and run redsn0w again you will have to do this every time u shut down your ipod touch…

  9. eko says:

    it is written.
    this beta version only “WORKS” with
    iPHone 4
    iPOD 4th Gen.

    other generation is not yet supported.
    perhaps this is why ya’all iPhone 3GS stucked

  10. Cindy says:

    The file I download wont unzip! Is there any tips on what I can do??

  11. Paul says:

    Maybe I am doing something totally wrong here but when I click to download redsn0w 0.9.6b6 for Windows It loads a page that tells me “Page not found We’re sorry, but we were unable to locate the page you requested.” This is my first time doing anything like this and I’m not super tech savvy. I have an iPhone 3G running 4.2.1 and baseband 05.15.04. I mostly just want to jailbreak and unlock it so I can use it on tmobile. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  12. teemac says:

    Tried using the 0.9.6b4-5-6 download links and not one will let me download. Actually b4 downloaded but it seems like it downloaded an empty file and wont let me extract the file. I also tried using 0.9.6rc7b, it goes to the ramdisk, iphone starts showing download and then redsn0w crashes… any help?

    • Steven says:

      Are you using windows? If so, are you receiving a message saying “redsnow has stopped responding” and you must restart the program?
      If this is the case, you need to go to your start bar and search for the program “run”. Run this “run” program, and enter “regedit” into the text box that appears.
      From the system directory that appears, go to

      and change the number there to 2.

      Then go to

      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting\DontShowUI

      and change the value to 1.

      This will stop the error message from appearing, allowing the program to continue running. I had the same problem and following these steps helped me.

  13. Danijel says:

    *** 5.15.04

    • smjai says:

      you need to upgrade to ipad baseband to unlock your phone… (6.15.00) it should be on redsnow wen u jailbrake just check off the box where it says install ipad baseband.. but be aware you will loose all waranty from apple wen doing so.. read more on dev team blog…

  14. Danijel says:

    Hello guys!
    I have jailbroken my iphone 3gs 4.2.1 version (5.14.04) with redsn0w. In every guide it says when I install Cydia then I should install ultrasn0w, restart my iphone and it will be unlocked.
    I did everything without a problem and still my iphone isn’t unlocked :S
    thank you.

  15. Janick says:

    Hallo ich habe auch nen Problem also ich hab das ipad Baseband 06.15.00 drauf und den Bootloader 7.2 weiß einer eine Lösung wie ich Bootloader oder Baseband verändern kann damit ich wieder GPS habe …

  16. dennis321 says:

    Hallo habe ein iphone 3g und redsn0w0.9.6b6 und auch andere version bleiben immer bei uploading ramdisk hängen kann mir jemand weiter helfen??

  17. rhyans says:

    if there every one can help me regarding my iphone.?once i update my iphone in itunes its show only emergecy call before my firmware version is 3.0 and its update to 4.2.1 and i dont know to unlock and use it again please help me to solve it…please mail me

    • MrBleach says:

      u should jailbreak using the redsn0w 0.9.10b5; click jailbreak; put iphone into dFW mode (i think thats what it is) and at the selection screen u need to click cydia (already selected); baseband upgrade (must click to do any unlocking); and then deactivate. let it run. Congratz u completed the first step.

      Now at this point do not put any GSM card in. go to cydia app; and go to manage>sources>add sources; u need to add; then go to search and search for ultrasn0w. install it; and u have unlocked ur iphone.

  18. eric says:

    ok i used this for my ipod touch 4g and the freaking cydia app is white and crashes, they seriously need to make a software that is untethered for EVERYTHING. So annoying that i have to use redsn0w to boot up my ipod.

  19. […] the site I went to. It downloaded just fine but did not open. I tried a different link this one Redsn0w 0.9.6b6 Download Available I try to run the downloaded program and it says please select the corresponding IPSW for your […]

  20. mudit kalra says:

    it worked for me A ++

    Download :

    redsn0w 0.9.6b6

    Download the Firm Ware of your mobile phone

    ( if 3gs upgrade to 4.2.1 or 3g Stay on 4.1 if you havnt upgraded )

    after all this install cydia in the process and then after its jailbroken go to cydia and search

    redsn0w and download and install the package which says redsn0w and repo666 etc etc.

    and after the installation the phone is ready to be used :)

  21. Hilfe-junge says:

    hi wie kan ich mai iphone 3gs 4.2.1 activiren one eine sim carte??

  22. Jflinux says:

    Restore, my friend.

  23. Kymberli says:

    OMG!!! Please help me get this thing unlocked! 3g with 4.2 fw and 6.15 bb..jailbroken with redsnow and trying to unlock with ultasnow…still nothing…put card in, still no sim notice…how do I tell if I am tethered and if I am what do I have to do when restart? Sorry, but I am a newbie….

  24. andy says:

    Hey i have jailbroken and unloked my iphone 3g with ultrasn0w but i have seen their is a new hactivation method does any no why when i put the repo in for the new SAM activatian i keep getting an error

  25. Drew says:

    3GS 4.2.1 old bootrom

    Jailbreak: Needed Redsn0w 0.9.6.b6, set to XP compatibility mode, ran as administrator and set affinity of Redsn0w process to CPU 1 only. This was after 2 failed attempts with the older versions. Thanks to everyone on every forum that I’ve read.

  26. Stan says:

    Updated my iphone 3GS to 4.2.1 and baseband to 06.15 however I am now stuck on the connect to itunes logo. I cant downgrade coz i don’t have SHSHs saved. Please help!

  27. […] I said, the app requires a jailbreak to work because it’s installed through Cydia. You can download redsn0w 0.9.6b6 if you need it, but be aware that newer iOS devices require a tethered jailbreak at this […]

  28. rohit says:

    my iphone is 3gs and it was jailbroken. Then I have updated to 06.15.
    But the problem is now my phone got updated with Itunes and it is stuck at Itunes Logo -USB.
    Can someone help to get out this.
    Thanks, Rohit

    • Jflinux says:

      I think you NEED to restore it or google kick i3GS out of rec mode. That is because your iPhone is in recovery mode

    • lee says:

      hi i used a program called tinyumbrella to kick my phone out of recovery, sound as though you are having the same problem, you can give that a go hope this helps for you

  29. Camla says:

    I am stuck at “uploading ramdisk” and this is the 2nd time i’ve tried. What should I do now?

  30. […] you want the app, after you have jailbroken your phone (you can download redsn0w 0.9.6b6 if you need the latest jb app), just search the Cydia store for “Fake Operator” and […]

  31. woning huren says:

    Mine too… I’ve updated from ios 4.1 to 4.2.1 hoping that this would solve the problem… Didnt work.. help!

  32. DanLinks says:

    Me too, using the mac, but I don’t think it is downloading the correct redsnow, it was last updated in June.

  33. darsxon says:

    hi, i have a 3gs which I upgraded to 4.2.1 by itunes then tried to jailbreak it by this method that you described but every time it will stuck to basband flashing (don’t disturb) for a while then comeback to itunes logo and nothing happen.

  34. […] A new version of redsn0w has been released, you can now download redsn0w 0.9.6b6, the new version is recommended for those who wish to […]

  35. […] following tips to fix this problem. Be sure you are using the latest version of redsn0w, you can download redsn0w 0.9.6b6 if you need […]

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