Redsn0w 0.9.9b7 Released To Make Jailbreaking Faster

by Ahmed Omar on October 21, 2011

MuscleNerd of the iPhone Dev Team has just released Redsn0w 0.9.9b7, which comes with a new feature of cutting down the length of the jailbreaking process from 210 to 80 seconds. This update surely will make people happier, as most jailbreakers know Redsn0w does take awhile to finalize the jailbreak process.

Redsn0w 0.9.9b7

The Redsn0w 0.9.9b7 update is not an untethered jailbreak. It’s a tethered jailbreak, as previous, for all iOS devices except iPhone 4S or iPad 2.

Official update:

After some feedback on reddit, we’ve decided to make the initial jailbreak as quick as possible by no longer “stashing” the applications by default during the redsn0w run.  This reduces the time to actually perform the jailbreak from 210 seconds to 80 seconds (60 percent!).  However, you make up for much of that the first time you launch Cydia, which will then want to stash the applications.  You can choose whether you want redsn0w or Cydia to stash in the Preferences pane.

In order to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on iOS 5, you can follow our previous guide posted here but use the newly downloaded Redsn0w 0.9.9b7 from below.

Redsn0w 0.9.9b7 download links

Redsn0w 0.9.9b7 for Windows
Redsn0w 0.9.9b7 for Mac OS X

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  • Donna

    Oh, when will there be an jailbreak for iPad 2.. ?

  • Stevey

    untethered jailbreak any time soon?

  • Danail_cholakov

    when windows members gonna be able to make custom IPSW … i want to update my 3gs to ios5 …. allready pls

  • Satvector

    Say us true about IPad2 ios5 jailbreak.

  • Papichulo

    I dont get it. Why is there no untethered jailbreak. Really, who would want to even jailbreak when its tethered. It doesnt even make sense.

  • gordon sanders

    What is the difference between using (windows) sn0wbreeze and Redsn0w to do the actual jailbreak if i am using sn0wbreeze to build a custom IPSW??? I used sn0wbreeze with my 3GS (old bootrom, original BB) and am having issues. When I switch to the Chinese keyboard it crashes whatever app i am in. Are there benefits using RS vs SB??

  • CaMoBaPuK

    They would better release tethered for iPad2!!!!!!!!!!!! Fuck.

  • Gaz0334

    Really want a jailbreak for the IPad 2, thought it would have been out by now!!!

  • iMarui

    i wish the Untethered… have a previous??

  • Artemis

    +1 for untethered

  • Steveqn40

    fed up with ios 5, can i go back to 4.3.3, got blobs saved with cydia, im on itunes 10.5, would it be poss

  • Ankit Kandel

    i jailbreaked my iphone 3gs ios 5 with redsn0w 0.9.9b6 and i got untethered jailbreak. I don’t know how this happen. Cydia working fine and my iphone didn’t stuck on dfu if i reboot my device..

  • MO_

    i Agree with u 100/100

  • Fazalka


  • MJiPhone4

    Yes it’s untethered jailbreak fo old bootrom 3gs

  • Anonymous

    This is great! I only wanna jailbreak to get multitasking gestures back in my iPad. I don’t even need cydia and now I have my gestures and can boot without a computer because it didn’t move my apps. Woohoo!!

  • Leehack78

    I used tiny umbrella to go back to 4.3.3 got firmware from felix burns. All was fine got error one from iTunes which is normal.but the boot recovery in tinyumbrella doesn’t work I used the one in redsn0w which worked fine for me and a friend.

  • Clementino

    and the next version… will support MP3 and mpg??? I say that because I know it will not support untethered any more, so not, don require IPSW, is quicker,….

    MP3 and MPG is the next step… and after that…it could make dinner for me…

    stupid fixes, ohhh yeah

  • Pete

    I don’t reboot my iphone. I’ve been running ios5 untethered jailbreak for months and the only time I ever needed to tether was when a new beta of ios5 came out. I’ve been running the IOS5 GM for almost three weeks so far and no crashes and no reason to reboot. I don’t see what the big deal is to you.

  • Gfunk13

    Untethered?…..No?…. Then who cares? Stop wasting time playing around with the tethered JB and FOCUS on developing the untethered one!

  • shvn

    Need an untethered jailbreak first, not any other update. No news of untethered jailbreak but fixing this unnecessary things. What is the matter if the jailbreak process takes 100-200 seconds extra? I dont think it is a much problem to fix.

  • Asd

    yeah! i agree with u guys. they should at least release the JB for ipad2 even it is tethered. haysss…… when will they release the JB? Zzzzz…..

  • Kpardoe

    Hi, my iPhone 4 is on ios5, but with base band 04.11.08…………:(((((((((((((((((((((((((
    Not sure what happened, now the computer works great but the phone does not. I’m in Mexico and have a gevey sim card which is obviously now blocked……
    Please could anyone help?????????


    PS Iam going to Buenos aires to live on Sunday and the phone was supposed to be unlocked to work there.

    best wishes to everyone, great work!

  • Vladpayne

    The old one works a treat. I used sn0wbreeze to make a custom iOS 5.0 (with old baseband) then used Redsn0w + GEVEY = profit!
    Tethered boot does not scare me, because the device is rock solid and never restarts by itself..

  • Mtawheed

    Hi Ahmed,

    DO you know how can i solve the error 1015, it appeared when I am trying to restore to ios 4.3.3, and now my iphone is in revcovery mode.

  • Henry Akinniyi

    My Cydia doesn’t work.. How do i fix this?

  • leungdarren

    cydia keeps crashing as well

  • Chirantha Wanasinghe


    Can someone please let me know is this thing working??? looking at the comments i get the feeling this is not working at all! My phone is 3GS and baseband 05.13.04. iOS 4.0.

    Please can someone advice me on this? Thanks.


  • Becca

    cydia wont work??

  • g000

    chinese keyboard issue only exists with sn0wbreeze, mac versions of redsn0w and pwnage tool do not have that same issue

  • Jozef Bozo

    hello, will work untethered jailbreak iPhone 4 BB 4.2.1 with redsn0w 0.9.9.b7 ? just hit jailbreak or i need do anything else (download firmware, etc.) ?

  • SSRR

    lost all my apple icons from phone e.g phone,email,ipod,settings and safari. how to restore please help

  • Anonymous

    I have been trying to get cydia back since i did an upgrade to ios 5.0. Been trying for 2 days. I get the icon but it’s blank and when i tap it nothing happens. I restored the phone and tried again got the icon and it said something like building files, the disappeared. restored again and tried again and I got h e blamk icon again. any suggestions?

  • Danthorp77

    you have to just boot tethered again after you jb to get cydia back

  • Danthorp77

    again is the key word… after the first jb there will be a white cydia icon like the one you talking bout then just boot tethered again and cydia will be up n running…

  • Hcronic

    Not happening…rebooted several cydia, have the white icon but thats it. Trying to jailbreak a 3Gs running 4.3.5 8L

  • Nycest2010

    You have to use redsn0w to boot tethered,, click the everything else button

  • Brian Jiang

    after update to ios 5 and jailbreak with Redsn0w 0.9.9b7, cydia was working fine until I rebooted iphone 4, now it won’t start cydia. i restored and jailbroken 3 times, still the same.

  • ttttda

    my cydia doesnt open. it just flashes and closes instantly. why is this happening?

  • sulley

    you have to reboot.

  • Wim

    Since this jailbreak on my iPhone 4 with iOS 5, the phone restarts every few hours, making it (even with the semi tether) next to useless.
    I installed iOS again, did the JB over and installed almost nothing; still keeps bugging me.
    When it restarts with the semi tether, I can’t see my mail or use safari.

    Why is this and does anyone else have this?

  • s144

    it just showing white icon even after rebooting several times what to do?

  • s144

    man please help me out cydia icon is white and after rebooting many times it isn’t working out

  • ctt

    help me please….since I jailbreak my iPhone 4 with iOS 5 and downloaded cydia n ultrasnow….whenever I turn off my iPhone 4 the apple logo appear just like freeze…what should I do??

  • c123

    that’s ‘infinite apple’ phenomenon . Boot Ur iPhone with jbraking steps.

  • Seyatabazv

    boot thered right now with redsn0w

  • Keriinks

    how do you reboot



  • Assafb20

    unrecognized build…
    the jailbreaking on my ipod 4 ios 5.0.1 stops at that point.
    I’ve updated it today :(

  • Ocallaghan_caroline

    me too how to fix no one knows annoying

  • Winslow253

    its hapening to me to???

  • Victoria

    its invalid

  • Summerdawnbyrne

    Please Help ! Ok .. I have Iphone3GS 5.0.1. . I have red snow 7 and 8 , but they both say when I point my firmware at it “We dont jailbreak 5.0.1″ .. Why is this ? I Jailbreaked my friends iphone with it , hers is 3g 4.2.1 , and it worked ! IM JELOUS ! HELP !

  • Madon

    I have cydia installed but it will not go in to the app I click on it and it does nothing happens please help me use cydia

  • Guest

    I have an iPhone 4 on 4.2.1 bb 3.10.1 using gevey sim. Can I upgrade to iOS 5 and jailbreak it??

  • Akhilvijay123

    i have a problem when i am reboot my iphone 4 after this jailbreak

    guys……………..don’t do this

  • Jari-lasschuijt

    hoe kan ik mijn ipod herstellen

  • Murthy Medisetti

    I have the same issue. Please let me know if there is any solution.

  • Tauseef6001

    Redsnow does not recognise the ipsw.

  • Alexpav37

    ok so which one is for redsn0w?

  • Black Freddy18

    ya same for me too.

  • sam

    hey when i try to reboot my jailbroken ipod it says that i do not have the right build

  • Dina Jordan

    Hi, I have iPhone 4 – iOS 5 and my brother jailbroke it for me on his laptop and told me never to turn it off. I did as he said except that my phone ran out of battery and it turned off.
    Now I want to reinstall installous and cydia on it but I am completely ignorant when it comes to apple products. :)
    Also, I want to be able to sync it with MY laptop on my iTunes without losing all the individual albums and videos. I can only access the Camera Roll but I want all the other albums. HELP!

  • Bcrossb

    redsn0w 9b8 does not work for 5.0.1. on my ipad 1..use ac1dsn0w… works everytime in my ipad 1.

  • Jharper

    it clearly states that it does not work for iPhone 4, DAUGHHHHHH

  • Jimmy

    were you able to fix your iphone? I have the same issue

  • Jimmy

    re start

  • Sefuu

    Help after jailbreaking i got cydia white on my iphone 3gs on 4.3.5

  • Weeman760

    which 1 do yuh click to download redsn0w??

  • Csu06257

    When fully jailbreak ios 5.0.1 coming?

  • Csu06257

    ios 5.0.1 …. I’m looking forward to fully break out.
    Once you are released as soon as you wish.

  • Hmm

    I can’t do it. it wont turn off

  • Corey And Baby G

    Hahaha nigga we jail broke ours in 2 hours. TOok long enough huh

  • Nhoumjaidee

    very good redsn0w….thank…..