So you installed iOS 4.1 or the latest 4.2 beta that Apple just recently released, on your iPhone 3G or iPod Touch 2G, and are looking for an easy way to jailbreak it now? You’re at the right place! You can easily jailbreak your old iOS device now using the latest version of Redsn0w. For more information and our complete jailbreaking guide, continue reading after the jump.
Chronic Dev Team has just now released Redsn0w Version 0.9.6b2 for Windows as well as Mac OSX. For those of you who aren’t already familiar with it, Redsn0w is basically a lightweight, multi-platform jailbreaking, unlocking and customizing tool for a range of Apple’s iOS devices including the iPhone 2G (original iPhone), iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 1G, iPod touch 2G, and iPod touch 3G. This release of Redsn0w is specially targeted towards iPhone 3G users and iPod Touch 2G folks, waiting to jailbreak their devices on iOS 4.1 and iOS 4.2 Beta.
Before you proceed, it is important to mention here that Redsn0w actually upgrades your baseband while jailbreaking, so if you are looking for unlocking your device after this jailbreak, ultrans0w unlock might not work anymore on the newer baseband. That’s why those of you relying on carrier unlock after jailbreak are requested to stay away from this build for now, until there is a clear go ahead from Dev Team through their blog post.
Here are the exploits and credits for this version of Redsn0w (courtesy In-Folder Credits file In Redsn0w Package):
limera1n for iPhone 3GS, iPhone4, iPad, iPod touch 3G, iPod touch 4G:
24kpwn for iPod touch 2G and early-model iPhone 3GS:
vulnerability: pod2g, MuscleNerd
exploit: planetbeing, CPICH, posixninja, chronic
So are you ready for jailbreaking your iPhone 3G or iPod Touch 2G on iOS 4.x? Simply grab the appropriate copy of Redsn0w 0.9.6b2 for your operating system, run it on your computer and follow the instructions it shows. Once jailbroken, you will be able to enjoy all the nifty Cydia tweaks and apps available at Cydia and other third-party app stores, right on your device.
Does the method work flawlessly for you? Know of a better or easier way to jailbreak iOS 4.x on these devices? Don’t forget to share your experience, views and tips with us and our readers in the comments below.
Update: The download link for 0.9.6b2 is no longer available, but the latest 0.9.6 version i.e. 0.9.6rc19 is available. The download links have been updated.