iPhone Dev Team had released the beta version of Redsn0w, a cross-platform jailbreaking, unlocking and customization tool for iPhone and iPod Touch for iPhone OS 3.0 and iPhone OS 3.1.2 couple of weeks back.
They have just announced that Redsn0w is out of beta and as promised, will run on the PPC OSX, and Linux platforms in addition to Mac and Windows.
MuscleNerd, member of the iPhone Dev Team announced on Twitter:
“redsn0w 0.9beta3 results were good, may as well take it out of beta: http://is.gd/7ppQO (new: ipt3G and IPCC tethering)”
Redsn0w 0.9 supports:
All iPhones and iPod touches (still a tethered-only JB for late-model devices though)
Apple firmware 3.0 and 3.1.2
Windows and Mac OSX (x86)
It will also soon run on the PPC OSX, and Linux platforms.
It offers custom logos and verbose boot
It installs Cydia and afc2 without needing separate downloads. Because they're all installed in one go, redsn0w doesn't need the multiple levels of installs that blackra1n requires.
It uses our original Pwnage bootrom exploit for iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, and iPod 1G. (Because it's a bootrom exploit, it can't be fixed by Apple without a new hardware release.) Note that redsn0w 0.9 does use the USB exploit for iPhone 3GS and iPod 2G+3G running 3.1.2, but that exploit will be fixed in Apple's next FW release.
“You can use redsn0w to jailbreak but you are currently restricted to “tethered” rebooting. That means you need to connect your device to a computer to complete the boot after a reset. Also, these devices cannot have custom logos.
redsn0w will ask you whether or not you fit in this category when used with the iPhone 3GS or iPod touch 2G. If you have a late-model device and don't give redsn0w the correct answer, you will likely need to do a system restore to recover from the mistake.
To do a tethered boot after your late-model device resets for some reason, either run redsn0w again and select “Just boot tethered right now”, or run blackra1n.”
If you also want the IPCC tethering hack then you need to download redsn0w 0.9.3 beta. The IPCC tethering hack:
“allows you to install cellphone Carrier Bundles that aren't officially signed by Apple. This lets you, for instance, install a Carrier Bundle that allows you to use your iPhone as a way to connect your PC to the internet (through your 3G cell connection). Note that carriers may not like you tethering behind their back so you do so at your own risk.”
You can download redsn0w 0.9 or beta version of redsn0w 0.9.3 from the links available at the bottom of this wikee page.
Please remember hacking your iPhone could void its warranty. So please proceed with caution and at your own risk and don’t forget to take a backup of your iPhone (refer to this post for more details).
As always, let us know how it goes in the comments.