Dev Team has recently released the latest version of RedSn0w jailbreak that offers new great features:
- Baseband Freedom
- DFU IPSW
What does baseband freedom means is that the new version redsn0w 0.9.14b2 improves the iPad baseband downgrade. The new version should cover anyone who couldn’t downgrade with 0.9.14b1.
As compared to the previous version of RedSn0w this version covers 3 different types of NOR chips in the iPhone 3G and 3GS.
As mentioned on the dev team’s blog they have simplified the process and added logging to help diagnose any remaining stubborn iPhones which will be covered after getting feedback from users for whom the downgrade fails.
There is special note for 3gs users which indicates that 3GS units manufactured in early 2011 or later still hold NOR chip that’s incompatible with 06.15.00 and so trying to install it on these devices will brick the device.”
If you were unable to enter the DFU mode due to damage of your deivce’s power or home button, now you can do it by using the RedSn0w 0.9.14b2 if your phone is healthy enough to be restored by normal restore process. The procedure is simple and step wise given on the dev team blog.
In redsn0w, go to “Extras->Even More>DFU IPSW” and select an IPSW that is currently being signed for your device and that you’d normally be able to restore to without any hacks. redsn0w will create an “ENTER_DFU_” version of the IPSW that you can restore to just like any other IPSW, except that now you’ll be dumped into DFU mode towards the end of the restore (WARNING, your screen will remain completely black…the only way to even know its on is that iTunes and redsn0w will detect it!). The technique used by this feature is 3 years old but surprisingly still works today!
If you are willing to downgrade your device using RedSn0w 0.9.14b2 it is recommended to visit the official blog and read some comments below the post which shows the success rate of the users and common problems faced.
The latest RedSn0w jailbreak software can be downloaded from below links: