Good news for those who want to untether 4.2.1 jailbreak on Windows. iPhone Dev Team is planning to release redsn0w 0.9.7 for Windows that will bring Monte Jailbreak on Windows. Currently available with redsn0w 0.9.7 beta 4, Jailbreak Monte is a technique that enables you to use previous exploited versions of iOS for untethered jailbreak of iOS 4.2.1 and any forthcoming OS for that matter. In a recent tweet, redsn0w tester said:
Since Apple still serves the 4.1 IPSW (not blobs!), we’ll do a Windows redsn0w release for untethered 4.2.1 via Monte-4.1
Please don’t complain too loudly about how slow it takes The Win version uses filesystem instead of RAM: slow!
Monte Jailbreak will convert your tethered iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak into untethered one. However, as hinted in the tweet, it will be slower than the Mac version. But it will save you the headache of connecting your device to the computer each time you reboot, so it’s worth it.
iPhone Dev Team has released redsn0w 0.9.7 Beta 5 for Mac, an updated version that will fix redsn0w bluetooth issues. So, if you did jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 with redsn0w 0.9.7 beta 4 or earlier betas and have bluetooth problems, this version is just for you. All you got to do is to:
Windows version is not released yet although Dev Team are working on it yet it’s too slow to be ready for release. According to Dev Team:
There is actually a Windows version of beta5, but it’s excruciatingly slow compared to the Mac version because it’s forced to use files on your hard drive instead of RAM while it’s processing the very large IPSW images. It really is very very painfully slow, so we probably won’t be releasing it for testing purposes unless it can be sped up somehow.
Let’s see if we get to see a Windows version of this test-release of redsn0w.
iPhone Dev Team have released an updated version of redsn0w 0.9.6 with some bug fixes. It’s a minor update and brings nothing really new if you have already jailbroken using redsn0w 0.9.7 and are not using custom boot logos. It doesn’t support untethered jailbreak for newer devices as yet. According to MuscleNerd of iPhone Dev Team:
For all those using the custom tethered bootlogo cmd line option in redsn0w, rc8 now reports why a given png is invalid
Since you’ll need to boot tethered on each restart, it’s recommended that you create a shortcut for that so that you have to avoid running through the steps each time. This guide will help you doing just that:
How to Boot Tethered iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch
Before you Begin:
Download iOS 4.2.1 IPSW for your device (newer devices only, since older devices already have untethered jailbreak)
Important: For ease of use, put all the files (redsn0w and iOS 4.2.1 IPSW ) at the same location
Now follow this guide:
Step 1: Extract the downloaded redsn0w in C: drive (redsn0w.exe should be on C:)
Step 2: Place the iOS 4.2.1 IPSW on C:
Step 3: Download the one-click tethered boot shortcuts that we created. (Download Link)
Step 4: Run the relevant shortcut for your device. That’s it!
For any of these shortcuts to work, you must have iOS 4.2.1 IPSW and redsn0w.exe to be placed at C:. Id it doesn’t work, follow the method 2.
Now each time you need to boot tethered, just double-click the shortcut that you created and you’re right into it. Not the ideal solution but that’s perhaps the shortest possible way to boot tethered for now.
Method 2: Create Boot Tethered Shortcut
Step 1: Extract the downloaded redsn0w
Step 2: Right click on Desktop, select New > Shortcut
iPhone Dev Team’s redsn0w 0.9.7 for Windows and Mac is now available for download. It still can’t untether 4.2.1 as yet but has added one-click tethered boot support in redsn0w without you having to browse for iOS 4.2.1 IPSW before you see redsn0w options.
Here are release notes, followed by the download links:
We’ve updated redsn0w to include “one-click” support for those of you running the tethered 4.2.1 jailbreak. Using command-line arguments, you can now bypass the screens you’d normally see as you use redsn0w to “Just boot tethered for now”.
Apple iOS 4.3 hasn’t even been released yet and the iPhone Dev Team are preparing to save their exploits for redsn0w to jailbreak iOS 4.3. Comex has been working to untether iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak but in the meantime iPhone Dev Team got their backup plan out. After releasing redsn0w 0.9.7 beta 4 they are gearing up for Redsn0w 0.9.7b5 for Windows. In a recent tweet, MuscleNerd said:
@L0ung3f1Y So if @comex were to develop 4.2.1 untether, we warn all to save their 4.2.1 IPSWs for 4.3 untether via Monte
The backup plan to untether 4.2.1 jailbreak requires you to have iOS 4.2.1 Beta 3 firmware IPSW. So, for untethered jailbreak iOS 4.3 using the Jailbreak Monte technique, you may require iOS 4.2.1 IPSW.
Dev Team’s Redsn0w 0.9.7 B4 for Mac is out. Latest redsn0w beta allows you to untether 4.2.1 like you did with redsn0w 0.9.7 beta 3 and earlier versions. Beta 4, however, lets you jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 without being needed to run a separate program for usbmux. That is the major change you will notice in this release.
There are still some issues though. Bluetooth is not working and you can’t run Skype either. That’s next on iPhone Dev Team’s list as is the Redsn0w 0.9.7 for Windows.
To jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 with redsn0w 0.9.7 B4, you need to do a fresh restore of iOS 4.2.1 on your device and follow our 10 step guide for untethered 4.2.1 jailbreak. Here’s the download link:
Great news for those who want Redsn0w 0.9.7 Windows version. The Dev Team have confirmed that redsn0w 0.9.7 for Windows will release soon to untether 4.2.1 jailbreak. Also, there will be an updated redsn0w 0.9.7 Beta 4 for Mac that will release later today. It will fix some bugs that redsn0w 0.9.7 beta 3 for Mac had and will also function without usbmuxd.
Today’s beta4 will eliminate separate usbmuxd process (so many more Mac users can use it). After that, expand to Windows.
There’s no ETA for Redsn0w 0.9.7 for Windows as yet but it may release soon once the Dev Team gets enough positive feedback on redsn0w 0.9.7 beta 4 for Mac.
Redsn0w 0.9.7 Beta 3 is out now. It’s the third beta release of Redsn0w within 24 hours but it’s still for testers only. Redsn0w 0.9.7 B3 fixes some issues that were still there even after redsn0w 0.9.7 Beta 2. According to the Dev Team:
The third beta is now available (testers ONLY please!). This version extends the fix made in beta2 over to the non-GUI programs too (like the daemons that handle media content). That should cover things like Facetime, Winterboard themes, and embedded videos in iTunes. If you had trouble using the usbmuxd in previous betas, please wait until we incorporate that into redsn0w itself (i.e. don’t bother trying this beta3, just wait for the integration).