The iPhone Dev-Team has released updates, just a week before the WWDC 2012 kicks off, to four of its free jailbreak software - the PwnageTool, RedSn0w, Ultrasn0w and Cinject - in order to include the Rocky Racoon jailbreak and the iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak developed by @pod2g and @planetbeing.
PwnageTool, redsn0w, ultrasn0w, and cinject all updated for rocky-racoon 5.1.1 JB+untether, MuscleNerd tweeted on Monday.
The updated jailbreak tools are PwnageTool 5.1.1, RedSn0w 0.9.12b1, Cinject 0.5.4 (version 0.5.3 also had rocky-racoon but this includes some updates), Ultrasn0w 1.2.7 (5.1.1 compatibility only - no new baseband support). Download links can be found at the end of the story.
The iPhone Dev-Team said in its official blog that those who have already installed Rocky Racoon don't need to reinstall the same unless they've had problems and would like to try a different tool.
The underlying untethered jailbreak (rocky-racoon) is identical to what is already installed by last week's tools like Absinthe, cinject-0.5.3, and the rocky-racoon Cydia package - only the injection method offered by the above tools differs, the iPhone Dev-Team said.
As noted by Jailbreak Untethered, the Redsn0w 0.9.12b1 is only compatible with all non A5 devices. It allows owners of A4 and earlier devices to install Rocky Racoon in two different ways. Here are the ways as mentioned by the iPhone Dev-Team:
- Backup/restore method similar to Absinthe and Cinject.
- The traditional limera1n-based ramdisk install. If you have a lot of media on your A4 device (music, movies, TV shows, etc.), then the ramdisk method is preferred because it avoids any possibility of later problems related to syncing to iCloud (including Photo Stream and Music Match). The ramdisk method is not available for A5 devices or later because limera1n can't be used. If you'd like to use redsn0w's ramdisk method, just be sure to put the A4 device in DFU or Recovery mode before starting redsn0w (otherwise it will immediately start to use the backup/restore method).
In addition, a new feature has also been added to RedSn0w 0.9.12b1 specifically for those who got in on the SAM unlock. Users can now include their SAM tickets as part of their initial ramdisk jailbreak of iPhone 4 or earlier. They can alternatively upload their SAM tickets to any device after its been jailbroken.
According to the dev team, RedSn0w continues to cover all of its previous jailbreaks and untethers, meaning that the latest version of the jailbreak tool would cover everything from 5.1.1 to 4.1.
Similar to RedSn0w, the PwnageTool also applies only to A4 and earlier devices while avoiding any possible sync issues. The iPhone Dev-Team clearly mentioned that if you unlock your iPhone with Ultrasn0w or a commercial method, you must use PwnageTool to avoid updating your baseband otherwise you'll lose the unlock.
- PwnageTool 5.1.1 (OS X)
- RedSn0w 0.9.12b1 (OS X)
- RedSn0w 0.9.12b1 Windows (Run in Administrator Mode)
- Cinject 0.5.4 (OS X + Windows)
Ultrasn0w 1.2.7 has to be installed via Cydia.