Redsn0w 0.9.6rc7 Download Available

Jan 2, 2011 - 7 Comments

redsn0w-0-9-6-rc7 Redsn0w 0.9.6rc7 is now available to download for Mac and Windows, it offers an easier “one-click” boot option for those using the tethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1. By utilizing the command line, Redsn0w 0.9.6rc7 lets you pass arguments directly to the app including the location of the reference IPSW file, this can then be saved as a bash script which prevents you from having to manually select the IPSW via the redsn0w GUI.

These are the flags and their corresponding arguments that can be passed to Redsn0w 0.9.6rc7:

  • -j tells redsn0w to “Just boot now tethered for now”
  • -i to specify the reference IPSW
  • -o for old-bootrom iPod touch 2G and iPhone 3GS only
  • -b to specify a custom boot logo png

The example that the Dev Team provides is for the Mac OS X redsn0w app, using the command line to boot an iPod touch 4G with the tethered iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak:

open ~/Desktop/ —args -j -i ~/Desktop/iPod4,1_4.2.1_8C148_Restore.ipsw

Included in the download you will find a sample bash script that you can customize and execute directly (thus, the one-click tethered boot) which passes the arguments to redsn0w directly. This is what the Dev Team says about the above example and that bash script:

This assumes both redsn0w and the IPSW are on your OS X desktop, so modify as necessary! Included in the zip is an example script file that you can double click on to launch redsn0w like this (the Windows example assumes everything is in C:\). (Mac users: please remember to change the permissions of your custom *.command files to allow execution.)

This release is intended to ease the tethered jailbreak and boot annoyance until the final release of the redsn0w iOS 4.2.1 untethered jailbreak is made available. Redsn0w 0.9.7b4 is currently the most recent version of the untethered beta, however it does not include Bluetooth support, and is Mac only for now. We will update redsn0w releases when they are made available.

Download Redsn0w 0.9.6rc7

This easier tethered boot redsn0w release is available for Mac OS X and Windows:

As before, everyone should use iTunes 10.1 and a USB 2.0 port. Windows users should run the redsn0w exe in “XP Compatibility Mode” to ensure a trouble free tethered boot.

Update: Redsn0w 0.9.6rc8 is now available and includes a few minor bug fixes.


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Posted by: Manish Patel in iPad, iPhone


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  1. kheng_stella says:

  2. djbertinho says:

    everything worked but now my phone does not make calls, only receive.
    please help.. i have .4.2.1 with bb 6.15
    please help -me

  3. Aaron says:

    Will this remove the flickering that the older version caused?

  4. Popov says:

    The Windows link does not work. Any replacements? :)


  5. Ian says:

    jailbreaks have the worst naming and numbering convention in the history of software, 0.9.6 release candidate 7? what the fudge does that even mean? where was rc6? they jumped from beta to rc but kept 0.9.6 as the version? who comes up with this stuff?

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