December 4, 2010 by James
As previous 0.9.6x redsn0w versions did, redsn0w 0.9.6b6 allows you to jailbreak all iOS devices running firmware 4.1 and 4.2.1, but it adds an important new feature: a “deactivate” option for iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS devices (there’s no support for iPhone 4 yet, sorry folks).
According to the iPhone Ded Team this new “deactivate” function was designed with the following purpose in mind:
Developer @sbingner (author of TetherMe) has made some excellent progress devising a new hactivation method that kills two birds with one stone for all you ultrasn0w unlockers. His tool, “Subscriber Artificial Module (SAM)” tricks your iPhone and iTunes into creating legitimate activation tickets even though you’re unlocked with ultrasn0w. This means you get the full benefit of push applications, and your battery life increases substantially. If you’d like to try it out, check out SAM’s description and features.
So essentially redsn0w 0.9.6b6 will allow you to get ultrasn0w 1.2 unlock through Cydia along with an option to install the Subscriber Artificial Module (once again, only on iPhone 3G and 3GS!), thus giving you a sort of legitly activated device (as opposed to traditional hacktivation that has severe restrictions on push apps since your iPhone is not properly registered on Apple’s servers).
Note: Microsoft Windows 7 and Vista users should run redsn0w 0.9.6b6 in “XP Compatiblity Mode”.
NEED A GUIDE? SEE REDSN0W 0.9.6B5 VIDEO TUTORIAL! (Note: only thing that it does not include is instructions on deactivating your iPhone for SAM and installing it)
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