Redsn0w For iOS 5 Updated To Fix Location Services Issue; Also Includes Cosmetic Fix

Jailbreak iPod Touch On iOS 4.2.1 Redsn0w

Few hours after iOS 5 was released last week, Dev team had released Redsn0w 0.9.9b4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 5.

iPhone Dev team has just released a new version of Redsn0w – Redsn0w 0.9.9b6, which includes a fix for the locations services issue reported by iPhone 3GS users with 06.15 baseband and cosmetic fix for iOS 5 jailbreakers.

Dev team has provided the following details on their blog:

We’ve released version 0.9.9b6 of redsn0w, with both a functional fix and cosmetic fix for iOS5 jailbreakers.  For iPhone3GS owners with the 06.15 baseband, this redsn0w eliminates the network crash you saw when using Location Services in iOS5 (in fact, you don’t even need to disable Location Services anymore during the initial setup).   The cosmetic fix is to the visual countdown you see when going into DFU mode. 

It’s okay to re-run this redsn0w over an existing device jailbroken at iOS5.  Just choose “Jailbreak” again and de-select Cydia (in other words, all the checkboxes will be unchecked).  If you are lucky enough to have an old-bootrom iPhone3GS, please pre-select the IPSW first (redsn0w can’t yet auto-detect the FW version of your old-bootrom 3GS if it’s already been jailbroken).

Redsn0w 0.9.9b6 supports the following iOS 5 devices:

Redsn0w 0.9.9b6 supports only a tethered jailbreak, except for iPhone 3GS with old bootrom which is untetherd. With a tethered jailbreak you need to connect your iOS device to the computer on every reboot. It still doesn’t support iPad 2 and Apple’s new iPhone 4S.

You can download Redsn0w 0.9.9b6 for Mac using this link and Windows using this link.

If you need help, you can checkout our step-by-step guide to jailbreak iOS 5:

Note: We’ll update the tutorial to incorporate the changes included in Redsn0w 0.9.9b6.

If you’ve already jailbroken your iOS device running iOS 5 then all you need to do is rerun this version of Reds0w. As always, let us know how it goes and if it has fixed the issues with location services.

Dev team hasn’t provided any update or ETA for the untethered jailbreak for iOS 5 nor the fix for the iBooks issue.

[via Dev team’s blog, Thanks Goranms for the heads up!]

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  • http://www.iphonehacks.com/wp-comments-post.php Momos

    Wtf ..we need untethered ..hurry up.!!! No such troublesome every boot . need pc redsn0w

    • Zolk

      heh!

      • Macbook AirPhone

        I just carry my macbook air everywhere with my iphone! Nuisance but what are you gonna do? Complain to God?

    • Jbaile07

      Yeah, you want an untethered so bad then get to making one bra. Take a chill pill!

  • Hello

    Take it easy mate, we are having these jailbreaks for free, give them time. :)

  • XxMaCcAii

    Im so keen for an untethered jailbreak!

  • Shane

    I wonder how long until untethered JB will be released?? Anyone??

  • Doggz

    I can’t wait anymore! I’m gonna walk with my laptop and use tethered until it’s untethered. Or i’ll put red snow on a usb. I just can’t take the wait! I want IOS5…………..Where is my usb cable?

    • Pete

      You crack me up, although I’m curious too. I thought you needed a PC with iTunes installed, maybe all you need is Redsnow and the ipsw file?

      • Pete

        Another thought for you, if you carry your laptop with you, you essentially have a portable USB power supply to charge your iPhone with. No more running out of battery!

  • Theone01

    Can u do the tethered from any PC with Redsnow onlybor u need other software like iTunes installed?

  • Leo

    Why you need untethered jb…. I am using tether jb ATM… No trouble at all!!! You guys SUCK WITH IPHONE!!!! Or get TWO iPhones…. Problem solve!!

    • Doggz

      You’re a clown! Some cydia apps you install require a restart, which then will require you to plug your iphone into the PC to start it up again. If you can’t help or say anything use, Shut up!

  • http://www.motorbeam.com/ fas

    Leo, Untethered because not all have 24 hours battery!

  • Dave

    You guys need to realize they do this for free, and all your bitching and complaining isn’t helping matters. If you don’t want tethered you shouldn’t have jailbroken your device. I jailbroke my iPad and while tethering is a bit of a hassle at times, I am grateful I can run IOS5 jailbroken. Quite your whinning and show some respect, they are not entitled to do anything and they don’t owe you shit.

  • VforVulgar

    My question is if we already have a tethered I device, when the untethered one comes out will we be able to just re-run the new JB over the one we have to go from tethered to untethered? Or will it involve some restoring and rejailbreaking? There probably isn’t a 100% definite answer, but does anyone have any insight?

    • Kimk69

      Yeah, in the past, if your using redsnow to do the first jailbreak it’s will probably just have to be reran over the existing jailbreak. But I don’t have anything to do with the dev team but that my experience with the last time this happened. Maybe it was with ios 4, not sure but I do remember just jail breaking right over existing to untether.

  • Dr. Kino

    One of the lucky guys who have an old bootrom iphone 3GS :) that’s great news well for me at least.

    • John

      Kino what version bootrom do u have?

    • Moodi

      Me too , one of my iPhone is 3GS old BR. It is runing nicely but many cydia App are still not compatable . Few are crashing and today the remove SBSitting start to crash and not working. Also iMassege is not activating ( don’t no why ?? ) I think it is nice but I will not install it on my 4g for now.

  • Amsterpelli

    I hope they find a bootrom exploit for 4s .. it was perfect for the old 3gs and upgrading to new ios releases when they became available

  • Hideflomein

    OK, I’ll ask again – this post says it only supports the GSM iPhone 4, but what about the CDMA iPhone 4 (Verizon)? Does it work on it?

  • Emmanuel

    guys affter jailbreak 9.9b4 my iphone 3gs gsm does not take carrier signal. Any advise. ? Pleasehelp.

  • Emmanuel

    How to hactivate my iphone 3gs? gsm im in dominican republic. Regards to all

  • JLX

    i get Error when doing the rerul and after that 60000ms!!giving up what should i do?

    • Jhew

      I HAVE THE SAME ISSUE ALWAYS…!!! I can never get the semi tether to work nor does the just boot feature work half the time…This is the worst thing ever because non one seems to know what’s going on whatsoever with this 60000 error…WTF. SOMEONE PLEASE EMAIL ME OR SOMETHING.

  • Moodi

    One of my iPhone is 3GS old BR. It is runing nicely on ios5 but many cydia Apps are still not compatable . Few are crashing and today the remove SBSitting toggle start to crash and not working. Also iMassege is not activating ( don’t no why ?? ). I think it is nice but I will not install it on my 4g for now.
    iPhone Hacks Admin : Do you think that this Update will resolve some of these problem ???

    • pa_anoid

      Is your 3GS on an iPad baseband? That’s why iMessage won’t activate, just like mine. Enable MMS, and send iMessages via Apple IDs. That works.

      • moodi

        Thank you for replying
        But the baseband I have is 05.13.04 not the iPad BB one.

  • Ivan

    My 3GS has old BR…:-) need guidance here as do I upgrade to iOS 5 via iTunes first then jailbreak using redsn0w or just jb with redsn0w with even first upgrading to iOS 5.

    Many thanks

    • Ivan

      already sorted out…

  • pa_anoid

    “It’s okay to re-run this redsn0w over an existing device jailbroken at iOS5. Just choose “Jailbreak” again and de-select Cydia (in other words, all the checkboxes will be unchecked). If you are lucky enough to have an old-bootrom iPhone3GS, please pre-select the IPSW first (redsn0w can’t yet auto-detect the FW version of your old-bootrom 3GS if it’s already been jailbroken).”

    There’s something not right with the instructions above, at least for me.

    Once I hit the ‘Jailbreak’ button it gets me straight to the DFU mode and says my bootroom’s exploited so it can’t proceed. To my understanding that means reinstalling the Custom IPSW and have it jailbroken again. Is that what it actually meant? That means the ‘uncheck Cydia’ instruction is invalid then. Is that how it’s supposed to be? I’m on the iPad baseband by the way.

    ps: will there be an iMessage fix for 3GS users on the iPad baseband?

  • moodi

    I am lucky enough to have an old-bootrom iPhone3GS and I am trying to run the new update ( Redsn0w 0.9.9b4) but i cant understan this point:

    “””please pre-select the IPSW first (redsn0w can’t yet auto-detect the FW version of your old-bootrom 3GS if it’s already been jailbroken)”””.

    Can some one help please !!!! When I open redsn0w 0.9.94b I have 2 choice only jailbreak(this will install Cydia) or extras . So how can I pre-select the IPSW first?????

  • moodi

    I have an old-bootrom iPhone3GS and I am trying to run the new update ( Redsn0w 0.9.9b4) but i cant understan this point:
    “””please pre-select the IPSW first (redsn0w can’t yet auto-detect the FW version of your old-bootrom 3GS if it’s already been jailbroken)”””.
    Can some one help please !!!! When I open redsn0w 0.9.94b I have 2 choice only jailbreak(this will install Cydia) or extras . So how can I pre-select the IPSW first?????

    • Anton

      You will have to press “Extras” and at the next screen press “Select IPSW”.

      Cheers

      • moodi

        Thank you for reply.
        I did So but i got a message that say’s unknown IPSW

  • tizzzer

    i have jailbroken 3gs on ios 5 but was having problems with service no signal so i re-installed jailbreak when choosing to install cydia to you have option to install ipad baseband i ticked to box aswell as cydia and after installing had to put back indfu mode and use redsnow extra to boot device i managed to get phone calls working and all carries were unlocked and working but except one for example my phone was originally on orange now all other networks work but orange is restricted and can get no signal for orange but works on all other networks tried and tested so far.

  • daku

    Guys, I have iPhone 3GS, with redsnow jailbreak, OS 4.2.1

    Please suggest me the right OS/jailbreak for my dear iPhone.

    Thank you!

  • asix

    Any info on how to jailbreak and unlock for baseband 05.15.05? I’ve got a recently iOS5 updated 3gs that’s off network and really wants to be unlocked. TIA.

  • Leeann

    Is there a jailbreak for iOS 5 with baseband 05.15.05 on 3GS to unlock? Any help/suggestions would be appreciated.

  • always

    I have 3GS with old BR running on ios5. I jailbroke my phone using snowbreeze 2.8 but I had problem of signal drop when using location service. I thought after running redsnow issue will be fixed but still I am facing same problem. Still signal drop when using location service.

  • Haider Zahoor

    I have found a way to resolve this issue, you can use location services on BB6.15 and IOS 5.0/5.0.1, just don’t turn on iClude Services when you restore your iPhone, its working fine for me… do reply if it does for you as well.