All those of you that are familiar with the jailbreak scene will know for sure that traditionally we have two types of jailbreak tools available – if we wanted to just jailbreak we could use the Redsn0w on both Windows and Mac, while if we wanted to jailbreak but also intent to preserve the baseband of the device then we had to use the PwnageTool if we are on the Mac or Sn0wbreeze if we are on the Windows to create the custom ipsw file for the iOS upgrade. This is the same trend for the currently available versions of the above mentioned jailbreak tools. But there are some juicy new details coming out of the MuscleNerd a member of the iPhone dev-team that an upcoming version of the Redsn0w will allow to create custom iOS ipsw (firmware) for baseband preservation. This is really exciting new because currently available version of the Redsn0w cannot create custom iOS firmware to preserve the baseband of the iOS device.
For now above mentioned tools only support tethered jailbreak for the iOS 5. But as we reported earlier a number of exploits has been found in the iOS5 and untethered jailbreak solutions for the iOS devices are not far away. Until then we have to rely on the tethered jailbreak only.
There is not any release date information on when this upgraded version of the Redsn0w will become available but whenever it becomes available it will be great for the uses that want to preserve baseband while upgrading to iOS 5. So it will be a one stop solution for the iOS 5 users – no need to use the Sn0wbreeze in other words!
You might also be interested in a closely related article: iOS 5 Jailbreak & Preserve Baseband Using Sn0wBreeze and RedSn0w For iPhone 4, iPad 2, 3GS [Guide].
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