Download Redsn0w 0.9.9b9d To Fix iPhone 3GS Issues On iOS 5.0.1

by Ahmed Omar on December 23, 2011

Couple of days ago, the iPhone Dev Team released a new update for their popular jailbreak tool redsn0w. Redsn0w 0.9.9b9 aimed to bring support for iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak and to bring some new features along with some bug fixes. Today, the team released another minor update, 0.9.9b9d, to fix issues with iPhone 3GS users running iOS 5.0.1.

Redsn0w 0.9.9b9d

This update is meant for old-bootrom iPhone 3GS users only. If you don’t have an old-bootrom 3GS, you don’t have to worry about this new release. If you do have a one and you used Redsn0w 0.9.9b9 to jailbreak, you will probably have to download and re-run this new version.

Here’s the changelog:

Update #17d: iPhone3GS owners in our comments section below noticed a problem with the untethered jailbreak available for the old-bootrom 3GS. We’ve corrected that problem in 0.9.9b9d. If you have an old-bootrom 3GS and have already used last night’s redsn0w on it, you can re-run it again without losing anything. Just use this new version, go to Extras->IPSW and manually select the 5.0.1 IPSW, then go back and Jailbreak it again (but you can uncheck Cydia because it’s already installed).

Redsn0w 0.9.9b9d for Mac OS X
Redsn0w 0.9.9b9d for Windows

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  • Daniel Dorilas

    I want to know when the unlock for iphone 4 4.11.08 will be available ? does the hackers is already working on it? Thanks

  • God

    OMG, what an idiot 9.9b9d was release a couple of days ago, not today.

  • Guest :)

    some people. no further comments

  • pads

    Used the new beta 9 Redsn0w to update 3gs with old bootrom from 4.0.1 to 5.0.1. Made a custom IPSW in redsn0w to avoid changing baseband – but on reboot with custom IPSW, I can’t activate the phone without an official sim. I’ve tried downloading an ‘activated’ IPSW from ‘iphonerock’, but Redsn0w wont accept it… Any ideas to help me get unlocked and bypass activation??

  • Johnkerr

    Will there ever be an unlock for a 3GS on IOS5 Bb 5-16-5

  • pads

    For anyone else with similar problem – I fixed it – as Redsn0w would not accept the IPSWs, I went via iTunes (option restore) with that ‘activated’ IPSW – I was worried it would update my baseband but it didn’t as its obviously a custom IPSW that iphonerock created…

    Running 5.0.1 now with no problems – jailbroken and unlocked.

  • Ken

    “Does the hackers…” Seriously?

  • David Frossard

    I guess I can look this up, but within your article next time could you describe the problem that the updated redsn0w is meant to fix? Maybe if we were within the original thread then, “iPhone3GS owners in our comments section below noticed a problem with the untethered jailbreak available for the old-bootrom 3GS. We’ve corrected that problem in 0.9.9b9d” would make sense.

    I’ve got a 3GS running 5.0.1 and the only bug I’ve found is that the red phone “badge” is on all the time, even if there are no new voicemail messages to access. The only way to get rid of the badge is to turn it off entirely — which deprives me of a useful indicator that I’ve got a call.

    Was that what the fix fixed? I’ll try to find where to look that up now….

    BTW, thanks for keeping us up to date, and for all your jailbreaking work. Your efforts are much appreciated, even if we occasionally gripe.

  • DaddyVeNoM

    He’s probably Mexican :D

  • G-Unit

    Maybe he’s black

  • Red Songket

    how to do the untethered JB?

  • Jamae Ramirez

    You will have to wait like the rest of us :) they are working on it for the 5.0.1 but the tests are still inconclusive.. They are hoping it will come out within the next few weeks..

  • Red Songket

    i mean for 3Gs with old bootrom.

  • Jamae Ramirez


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  • Jamae Ramirez

    There are a few unlocks out there.. you will just have to google for the one you are looking for :)

    And dont mind all these idiots! they have nothing better to do with there time than sit around on the comp like kids making fun of others.. Good luck and i hope u find what u are looking for…

  • Jamae Ramirez

    It’s called a TYPO!!! Ever heard of one?!?!

  • Sprateek1990

    i rebooted my iphone 4 on ios 5.0.1 with above redsnow link for windows…It said internal error occured, my apple logo disappeared, used just boot thrice->internal error occured, went to jailbreak option->unknown error occured, itunes not recognizing, MY IPHONE GOT BRICKED,finally restarted my pc, itunes detected it in recovery mode…plz tell me where did i go wrong…any help will be appreciated…

  • rich

    So is this the untethered JB for 3GS users?

  • Babykhos

    This was ment for Iphone 3GS users… If I were you, I would wait for the official unteathered jb. All you have to do is restore it in Itunes. Then jb using 0.9.9b8

  • Lewafer

    Not new to this process, but need some help. I have a 3gs that was jailbroken and unlocked running 4.3.3 on the old bootrom and on a compatible BB. I created a custom ipsw using this latest version of redsn0w in order to upgrade to ios 5.0.1. Created the NO_BB version of the ipsw and followed the instructions to restore to the custom ipsw using iTunes. (I DID use the NO_BB version). After the phone was restored, itunes gave me the ‘incompatible SIM’ message, which I expected since I had a Tmobile SIM in it. I then tried 3 times to run redsn0w to jailbreak it and every time after the first few stages succeed and the phone reboots, it gave the error message about unable to fetch data. So, I’m stuck. Furthermore, I can’t get past the basic setup stage and I’m unable to actually use the phone in any way (even as an ipod). It only allows for an emergency call or to start the setup again.

    I checked my BB using TinyUmbrella and it’s still on the safe BB, but I am unable to jailbreak, let alone continue on with the unlocking process using Ultrasn0w.

    I need some help. The phone is stuck in the initial setup modes. I’ve checked everything and I followed all the rules. Please advise.

  • Lewafer

    Are you a PC user or Mac? I’m trying to figure out if this solution will work for me (Mac). I did the exact same thing as you w the custom ipsw process and am stuck in the setup mode of the phone. i only have a tmobile SIM with me.


  • No

    Ha, the troll got trolled!

  • Deadmanalive_03

    how to get my Iphone 3gs New boot room on ios 5.0.1 ? and is untethered or semi-Untethered ? Reply Please!!!!!!! :S

  • Crazyjakec

    the boot does not work for me now thats ive jailbroken the device. so even though i hav downloaded the jailbreak software i now have to boot the device to make use of cydia. hheellpp!!

  • Chron Stratis

    Does it work with ipod touch 3g?

  • tolga

    i have ipad i0s 5.0.1 with “no sevice” unable to connect to the gsm operator. itwas jailbroken with 4.3.4 when i did a misfortune update.. i have lost 3g connection. is this new release of redsn0w is able solve my problem by the way after another hopless update yo 5.0.1 my modem firmware is 7.11.01

  • Anthony Middleton

    any info on an untethered jailbreak for iphone 3gs new bootrom cuz i need my unlock (ultrasn0w) but want to be able to reboot freely without the semi tether application

  • Anonymous

    Wow .. about time too! ~ wejailbreak[.]net/

  • anonymous

    i just unlocked my iphone 3gs
    after jailbreaking do i need to unlock again??

  • Cod4god09

    i has ipod 4S and i download tether jail break,and it say no iswp

  • Izzatzul1989

    y dont u jailbreak using greenpoison. it will make ur iphone 3gs newbootrom tethered be UN

  • Izzatzul1989

    jailbreak using greenpoison. make u UNtethered

  • Daniel Dorilas

    yes i am black what the hell?

  • Daniel Dorilas

    i am not mexican

  • Daniel Dorilas

    be clear homie