The iPhone Dev-Team has release RedSn0w 0.9.11b4 which brings a new feature that allows users to downgrade iPhone 4S, iPad 3 and iPad 2 to iOS 5.0.1 firmware with saved SHSH blobs. Starting with version 0.9.11b4, RedSn0w supports direct restore of IPSWs to your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
Hit the jump to learn more about the RedSn0w downgrading feature…
Starting with redsn0w version 0.9.11b1, those with newer devices (iPad2, iPad3, and iPhone4S) can join the downgrade fun too! In a radical departure from previous versions of redsn0w, it now directly supports restoring IPSWs to your device. The first use of this new feature implements a hack that allows A5 downgrades without a bootrom-level exploit.
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- Download RedSn0w 0.9.11b4 for Windows & Mac OS X by iPhoneHeat on May 12, 2012 The iPhone Dev-Team has release RedSn0w 0.9.11b4 which brings a new feature that allows users to downgrade iPhone 4S, iPad 3 and iPad 2 to iOS 5.0.1 firmware with saved SHSH blobs.
- For latest redsn0w users: 'Just enter pwned DFU mode' is mostly for Windows users. The 'Just boot tethered' is for future. This release like the previous one also supports iOS 4.2 Betas but beware as Cydia and tons of others stuff is currently broken on iOS 4.2. The instructions are exactly similar to the ones posted earlier for both Windows and Mac OS X users.
- The recently released update to Redsn0w 0.9.12 brings the untethered jailbreak to virtually all iOS 5.1.1 users. The latest version of redsn0w has two paths to the untethered jailbreak and which you use will depend on your iOS device, with A5 hardware being the simplest and other hardware requiring the traditional DFU mode method.
Some important points:
- The new feature is at Extras->Even More->Restore
- You cannot downgrade without the personalized SHSH blobs for your device at that lower firmware. You need to have fetched those blobs while the signing window was open, using either Cydia’s built-in [email protected] feature, or with TinyUmbrella. The new Restore screen of redsn0w lets you choose either the remote blobs or local ones (for the earlier firmware). If you don’t know where TinyUmbrella put your blobs, TinyUmbrella has a button that will show you (copy them out of that folder and feed them to redsn0w).
- The A5 downgrade method actually updates to the latest firmware before downgrading to the earlier one. This process updates your baseband to whatever is newest. DO NOT USE THIS METHOD IF YOU RELY ON UNOFFICIAL UNLOCKS of your iPhone4S. Those who used the temporary SAM technique to unlock their iPhones to specific SIMs shouldn’t be affected by this baseband update.
- This method can be fixed by Apple with a firmware update. It’s a (pleasant) mystery why they haven’t fixed it yet, because reverse-engineering of the restore ramdisk indicates they do know about it. It’s possibly too niche to bother to fix right now.
- The least-tested devices with this method are the iPad2,3 and iPad3,2 (because we don’t have those models). If you do and you feel like experimenting, please let us know how it turns out in the comment section below!
- This update involves a bunch of new redsn0w code. We recommend sticking to the previous version 0.9.10b8b unless you’re specifically using this new feature, until all the bugs are worked out! (Note: If redsn0w gets stuck at the “Waiting for device” stage for more than 30 seconds, you’ve hit a pesky GUI bug…that will be fixed in an upcoming version!)
We’ll be posting step by step instruction to downgrade your iPhone 4S, iPad 3 and iPad 2 using RedSn0w shortly. You can download RedSn0w 0.9.11b2 from the links below…
Update #1: We accidentally left out one of the two flavors (“9A406”) of 5.0.1 for iPhone4S. It’ll be in the next update, but in the meantime check if Cydia or TU saved your blobs for the other 5.0.1 for iPhone4S (“9A405”). Version 0.9.11b2 adds support for that second “9A406” flavor of 5.0.1 for the iPhone4S.
Update #2: Version 0.9.11b3 should fix the spurious “Restore failed” messages people were sometimes getting, and it behaves better with nearby devices that have wifi syncing enabled!
Update #3: Version 0.9.11b4 completes the tethered JB support for 5.1.1 on A4 devices and earlier, including proper “Stitching” and “Custom” creation of NO_BB IPSWs.
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Apple released the iOS 6.1.3 firmware yesterday for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. This firmware brought about bug fixes and improvements for Japan Maps. Unfortunately these bug fixes were to do with patching Evasi0n, and as such iOS 6.1.3 is not able to be Jailbroken Untethered… that is unless you have an A4 device.
As A4 devices are Jailbroken for life thanks to the LimeRa1n bootrom exploit they can be Jailroken on all firmware versions, including iOS 6.1.3. It is indeed a tethered Jailbreak however, which means in order to reboot it will need to be plugged into a computer with RedSn0w installed. Newer devices like the iPhone 5 or iPad Mini cannot yet be Jailbroken because there is not bootrom exploit for those devices and that means an entirely new vulnerability needs to be discovered and worked into a Jailbreaking solution.
Considering iOS 6.1.3 does not provide any reason to upgrade and lose your Untethered Jailbreak it is not recommended users update. If you did by accident however, you can follow the steps below for Jailbreaking iOS 6.1.3 tethered with RedSn0w on Mac OS X or Windows.
iOS 6.1.3 Jailbreak Compatibility
- iPhone 4 CDMA
- iPhone 4 GSM
- iPhone 3GS (Untethered Jailbreak if old-bootrom)
- iPod Touch 4G
Supported Operating Systems:
- Mac OS X
Keep in mind that most of the screenshots in this tutorial show RedSn0w running on Windows, but the user interface looks nearly identical on Mac OS X as well. To learn more about RedSn0w you can visit our official RedSn0w section.
How To Jailbreak iOS 6.1.3
Note: Before following this tutorial your iPhone or iPod Touch should be running iOS 6.1.3.
Step 1: The first thing you will need to do is download RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 for Windows or Mac OS X using the download mirror below or through the iJailbreak Downloads Section. You will also need to download the iOS 6 firmware for the device you are Jailbreaking, which can be found in the downloads section.
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Step 2: Once you have downloaded RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 you will need to extract it. On Mac OS X this should be done automatically, but one Windows you can do this by right clicking on the zip file and then clicking the extract to folder option.
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When RedSn0w has been extracted find the redsn0w file. On Windows you will need to right click on it and then click the Run as administrator option. On Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and above you will need to hold down the control button on your keyboard, click the RedSn0w app and then the Open option to get past Gatekeeper.
Step 3: With RedSn0w up and running you will need to simply click the Extras button.
Step 4: Next click the Select IPSW button and select the applicable iOS 6 firmware file for your device. After RedSn0w successfully recognizes the firmware you will need to click the Back button, followed by the Jailbreak button.
Step 5: Once you click the Jailbreak button you will be presented a screen with preparation instructions for entering DFU mode. Read through these instructions, power off your iPhone or iPod Touch if you haven’t already, and then click the Next button.
Once you click the Next button you will need to execute the steps shown on-screen, which are:
- Hold down Power (corner) button for 5 seconds.
- Without releasing the Power button, also hold down the Home (bottom center) button along with the Power button for 10 seconds.
- Without releasing the home button, stop holding down the power button for up to 15 seconds.
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Step 6: After you have entered DFU mode, RedSn0w will begin processing the iOS 6 firmware.
When the firmware has been processed you will come to a screen with a few options for your Jailbreak. Ensure that the “Install Cydia” option is checked, and then click the Next button to begin the actual Jailbreaking process.
Step 7: RedSn0w will now begin jailbreaking your iPhone or iPod Touch. DO NOT interrupt or use the computer during this time. When the iOS device is finished being jailbroken it will reboot into a non-Jailbroken state (or in some cases will not make it past the Apple logo). This is because you have a tethered Jailbreak and will need to boot it using RedSn0w.
Step 8: Launch RedSn0w again if you exited out of it, click the Extras button, click the Select IPSW button, browse for your device’s iOS 6 firmware again and then click the Just Bootbutton. You will now need to put the iPhone or iPod Touch into DFU mode again. Once your iOS device is in DFU mode it will boot into a Jailbroken state.
Note: Remember that you will need to repeat Step 8 every time your iPhone or iPod Touch loses power.
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As you tricked RedSn0w into thinking you were running iOS 6, while you were actually running iOS 6.1.3, your iPhone or iPod Touch is now Jailbroken tethered on iOS 6.1.3. If you have any further questions let us know in the comments section below.
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For more jailbreak guides, how to’s and tutorials for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Apple TV, check out iJailbreak’s How To Jailbreak section.