Redsn0w 0.9.6rc8 Download Available

Jan 6, 2011 - 23 Comments

redsn0w 0-9-6rc8

Redsn0w 0.9.6rc8 has been released for download for Mac and Windows. The redsn0w 0.9.6rc series aims to provide a ‘one-click’ tethered boot option to ease the burden of having a tethered jailbreak until the untethered jailbreak of redsn0w 0.9.7 is finalized. This is achieved by passing arguments to the redsn0w application through an editable script file. Once this script is configured with the proper IPSW file and the tethered boot arguments, you can do a one-click launch of that script rather than manually selecting these options in the redsn0w application, making the tethered boot quicker and easier.

The 0.9.6rc8 redsn0w release is relatively minor and offers a few bug fixes from rc7, most significantly that custom tethered boot logo commands will now report if and why an invalid PNG file is attempted.

The arguments for this version are the same as before:

  • -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

An example of the Mac OS X command with an iPhone 4 running iOS 4.2.1 to perform a tethered boot would be the following:

open ~/Desktop/ --args -j -i ~/Desktop/iPhone4,1_4.2.1_8C148_Restore.ipsw

This assumes that redsn0w and your IPSW file are located on your Mac desktop. Check the boot-ipt4g.command file that is included with the redsn0w download for more examples.

Download Redsn0w 0.9.6rc8

Unlike the current untethered beta, this version of redsn0w is available to Mac and Windows users:

Everyone should be using iTunes 10.1 or newer, and Windows users need to run the application through ‘XP Compatibility’ mode to prevent any troubles.

We will keep you updated on redsn0w releases as they are made available.


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Posted by: Manish Patel in iPad, iPhone


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  1. Maz says:

    Hi I am really struggling to unlock and jailbreak my iphone 3g, which is on 4.2.1 filmware and 05.15.04 baseband. I have downloaded, redsn0w 0.9.6b5 and ipad 3.2.2 filware and iphone 4.2.1 filmware. My issue is when i run redsnow, i don’t get an option to install ipad baseband. Do you have to be on the latest itunes? I’m not sure what I am doing wrong, do I need a higher redsnow file? Pls could someone help me and provide me with a link if possible, as I have been going round and round and feel somewhat dizzy :)

  2. Otto says:

    Iphone 3G, version 4.2.1 Firmware 5.15.04.

    To start, I want to “jailbreak” the device and maybe unlock it later.

    Which is the adequate software version for me?
    Same question for “unlock”.

    For jailbreaking the device is it a need for installing Firmware 6.15.0?

  3. Vincent says:

    When i went to the download link it directed me to a page that said webpage wasn’t found. Can anyone explain this?

  4. Simon says:

    Redsn0w quit after I put my iphone in DFU…

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  6. Daley says:

    will this tether my iphone 3gs?

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  9. bavus says:

    okay so i have the firmware and the readsn0w and everything but when i click the firmware it says proccessed then when i click next it says unexpected error occured please help

    p.s. i all ready jailbroken it once but i want it again

  10. Michael says:

    ps. i have a PC

  11. Michael says:

    im having a problem jailbreaking the MC model 2G ipod touch running the 4.1 software
    a window pops up saying is this an MC model i have tryed both yes and no options neither of which have worked

    can you help me ??

    • Todd says:

      if its running 4.1, on your ipod, go to, slide the bottom bar, and follow instructions. its free quick and reliable. when u open cydia, make sure to click “make my life easier”

      • Nick says:

        this will not work, it only works for 3.1.3, 3.2, 3.2.2, 4.0 and 4.0.1. to jailbreak ios 4.1 you (not you specifically but everyone in general) need will either need to use greenpois0n or limera1n. I highly suggest using limera1n because greenpois0n has been updated meaning if you wanted to get it you would need to search the net for an old version. so ye just get limera1n for ios 4.1, its a jailbreak the doesn’t need to use a ipsw so you don’t have to download one and its pretty much one click except that you need to put you idevice into dfu mode but the limera1n will take you through that.

  12. Dennis says:

    I am having a problem using iOS 4.2.1 jailbroken with Redsn0w 0.9.6rc8 unlock using the Ultrsn0w 1.2 on iPhone 4 iOS 4.2.1 … every calls made it crashes down then wait to come back and after that restart the device then that’s the time you can use your device again … anybody having the same issue …

  13. Akilla says:

    Thank you DEV Team, now where can I donate? And get a tax write off.

  14. pauly says:

    Can I use this release on an iPod Touch 2G non-MC or should I use a previous release?

  15. Pierre says:

    FYI this is the same as Redsn0w 0.9.6b8 they just called it rc8 because it is closer to being finished release, so it is now out of beta and is now release candidate stage.

  16. Ali Yousuf says:

    does this release also has bluetooth bug?

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    • Henri says:

      It is said:
      “Everyone should be using iTunes 10.1”
      My Mac PowerPC is not intel cpu and therefore cannot be updated with iTunes 10.1
      Is it absolutely necessary to have this iTunes 10.1 in order to jailbreak with Redsn0w 0.9.6rc8 ?

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