When I first heard about Ben Hopkin’s, a.k.a Kode80′s, newest endeavor on the iOS platform, I wasn’t too sure how successful the finished product would actually be. After all, the game was advertised as a platformer without d-pad controls, but instead with a different control scheme that did not allow
Thanks to the bravery of a few iPhone and iPod touch owners, the Dev Team can now confirm that the latest version of redsn0w for OS 3.1.2 also works on today's 3.1.3 update on the iPhone, iPhone 3G, or first-generation iPod touch. It does not work on the iPhone 3GS, nor second and third generation iPod touches.
The iPhone Dev Team has (finally) updated redsn0w to support the iPhone 3.1.2 firmware. While it still requires you to tether the device to a computer running redsn0w every time you want to reboot or so much as look at your late-model iPhone or iPod touch, it does let you jailbreak it without needing the PwnageTool. It also offers custom logos and verbose boot, unlike blackra1n (though blackra1n does not require you to tether).
The iPhone Dev Team has released the Redsn0w beta version 0.9b3. The update is able to jailbreak OS version 3.1.2, but unfortunately still won't jailbreak the third gen iPod touch. Newer iPhones with the new bootrom (iPhones purchased after the 40th week of last year) will still have to be tethered to a computer running redsn0w in order to be jailbroken, as well as every time you want to reboot. It's pretty inconvenient if you just want to jailbreak for the sake of jailbreaking, given that Blackra1n doesn't have those limitations.
The iPhone Dev Team informed users of their jailbreaking software that redsn0w should continue to work with iPhone OS 3.0.1 that was released yesterday, the only difference being: "when redsn0w asks you to identify the IPSW used, point it at the 3.0 IPSW instead of the 3.0.1 one. After the jailbreak, reinstall ultrasn0w 0.9 if you need the unlock."
The iPhone Dev Team has released a new version of RedSn0w that jailbreaks the iPhone 3GS, as well as 2G, 3G, and iPod touch 2 on OS 3.0. It runs on both Windows and Mac, and has the same instructions for each as previous versions. The problems with Icy and Cydia have allegedly been resolved, and Ultrasn0w should work on the 3GS after you jailbreak with RedSn0w. Mobile Substrate and Winterboard are also now working on the 3GS. BigBoss is hosting the files here: Windows, Mac.
In a post earlier today on their blog, the Dev Team announced that they are releasing a public beta version of redsn0w, their simplified jailbreak for the iPod touch 2G. It currently runs in the command line only, but is being added to their GUI applications and will be released "sometime soon". You can download the redsn0w beta from Redsn0w.com.
The iPhone Dev-Team has released an unsupported version of the upcoming 2G iPod touch jailbreak, dubbed "redsn0w." Available at redsn0w.com, the jailbreak is Mac-only and does not include a GUI. Because the process is "tethered" and involves using the command-line, the Dev-Team cautions that only experienced users attempt the jailbreak. Furthermore, they will not be providing any support on their blog. If you're willing to attempt the jailbreak be sure to read the instructions first. If it seems too difficult, we advise waiting for a supported release. Thanks to Andrew for the tip!
For those of you waiting on an iPod Touch 2G jailbreak, you might be interested to know that someone has put together a list of frequently asked questions about the Dev Team's project redsn0w and their answers. If you'd like to know more about the project, you might want to check it out.
MuscleNerd from the iPhone Dev Team has posted a video demonstration of their iPod Touch jailbreak. The video reveals that redsn0w is a patch that keeps the iPod from detecting their jailbreak and stopping it from booting. We suspected that redsn0w was related in some way to an iPod Touch jailbreak, and now we know we were right. You can check out the video on Qik.