As you may have observed lately, there has been a noticeable lack of action in the jailbreak front. Aside from the update that Pod2g made the other day regarding the iOS 5.1 jailbreak, there is pretty much little to no news concerning the jailbreak community. But that doesn't mean that jailbreak developers aren't hard at work. The iPhone Dev-Team just made an update to their popular jailbreak tool, Redsn0w.
The current iteration of Redsn0w now stands at version 0.9.10b7 which now offers a whole slew of new and useful features. For starters, the latest version of Redsn0w starts the implementation of the Corona A5 exploit for both the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 running iOS 5.0.1. This pretty much suggests that you can now use Redsn0w to jailbreak your A5 devices that are running on iOS 5.0.1, as opposed to exclusively using the Absinthe jailbreak tool. In case you have accidentally uninstalled the untether, you may use Redsn0w 0.9.10b7 as well.
In case you still don't know, you can use Redsn0w to stitch your own custom firmware bundle which comes in handy for those who are looking to create an IPSW with blobs. Now with Redsn0w 0.9.10b7, the program will automatically grab saved blobs from Cydia. In addition to that, Redsn0w will also display more information regarding the connected device. Like for instance, it will show if your iPhone 3GS possesses a vulnerable baseband boot loader or whether it sports the old exploitable bootrom.
The iPhone Dev-Team also hinted that the next big feature to be added to Redsn0w will be the built-in restore support. This basically means that once this is implemented, you can now use Redsn0w to restore your device instead of using iTunes. This is definitely a feature that is worth looking forward to.
You can read more about the release notes of Redsn0w 0.9.10b7 if you head over at the iPhone Dev-Team blog. Download Redsn0w 0.9.10b7 for Mac and Windows (be sure to run in Administrator Mode) using the links below. [via Dev-Team Blog]