Redsnow 0.9.7 b6 Released To Fix Skype Issues on iOS 4.2.1 Untethered Jailbreak

Redsnow 0.9.7 b6 is now available for download mainly to fix the Skype issues on untethered iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak. Unlick the previous beta versions, you can freely run the Redsnow 0.9.7 b6 on already jailbroken devices with beta 5.

As this jailbreak tool is still under beta testing, iPhone Dev Team recommends to use it both ways… on freshly installed stock iOS 4.2.1 and on already jailbroken iOS 4.2.1 with beta 5.

However, if you don’t have any issue except Skype and you have already jailbroken your device with Redsnow 0.9.7 b5, you don’t need to rejailbreak with this new version. Simply re-run it while deselecting every check-box.

Official note is here:

The sixth beta is now available (testers ONLY please!).  This version fixes Skype (and as expected all along, the Skype issue turns out to be unrelated to sandbox patches). Please do not pirate the 4.2b3 IPSW! Only those enrolled in the iPhone Developer program have legitimate access to that IPSW using these links (the links won’t work unless you’re a legit developer currently logged in).

And here is a good news from iPhone Dev Team for those who don’t have SHSH Blobs for iOS 4.2 b3 saved on Cydia Servers and for those who are on Windows OS and don’t have access to Mac machines.

Now that the sandbox, Bluetooth, and Skype issues are fixed, our next priority is porting Monte back to 4.1.  We’ll also try to make the Windows version less painfully slow.

The jailbreak instructions are same as mentioned in this post. The only difference is that you have to skip Step 4 because Redsnow 0.9.7 b4 + versions have usbmaxd software embedded in them.


  • Download Redsnow 0.9.7 b6 (Direct Download Link)
  • Link to official release page

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Updated 12 years agoCategorized as Jailbreak

By A. Usman

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