Redsn0w 0.9.7: Two More Betas Released, Plus Unlock Solution Coming

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The iPhone Dev-Team’s release yesterday of the redsn0w 0.9.7b1 untethered jailbreak has proven to be glitchy, to say the least. And it seems no one knows that better than the iPhone Dev-Team, the masterminds behind this “back-up” jailbreaking plan. The team issued another two beta versions within one day of beta 1′s release.

The beta 1 version induced a number of problems, with native app crashes being among the top annoyances. It borked up stuff like the Task Switcher, iPod and YouTube apps, making them unusable post-hack. So they released beta 2 to fix the problem (though it seemed bluetooth capbility was still down).

Then the team released another version, beta 3, in the wee hours of the morning afterward, to patch even more bugs. Redsn0w 0.9.7b3 includes all the patches that beta 2 had, plus fixes related to non-GUI programs that handle media content (like embedded vids in iTunes).

The tutorial on how to jailbreak with redsn0w 0.9.7 is still the same as before. (To hit up the tutorial, courtesy of Redmond Pie, hit this link. But check out our list of warnings prior to that, to see if it’s worth your while.) Again, this is still a beta and perhaps more suitable for people who are willing to turn their devices into test units until a more stable release can be issued.

Again, if you can wait for a more stable release, we highly recommend it. So proceed at your own risk.

Meanwhile, elsewhere in jailbreak land, would-be unlockers should be interested to know that the hacker known as iH8sn0w is teasing a very interesting image. This one’s a screenshot of Sn0wbreeze 2.2 with a new “Baseband Preservation Mode.”

Redsn0w 0.9.7 Two more betas released, plus unlock solution coming

An alternative to PwnageTool for Mac, Sn0wbreeze is a tool that lets unlockers create custom firmware files without the upgraded baseband. But now, with this snazzy new Baseband Preservation Mode, users will be able to restore their iPhones to iOS 4.2.1 without upgrading the baseband to begin with.

In other words, the new mode will let iPhone 4, 3GS and 3G users hang on to their baseband when they upgrade to iOS 4.2.1, so they can then unlock using the current version of Ultrasn0w.

Sn0wbreeze 2.2 isn’t out yet, but it should be coming soon. Keep our eyes open for it (and we’ll do the same!).

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