iPhone Jailbreaking Tools-Redsn0w, PwnageTool, Sn0wbreeze, Greenpois0n and Purplera1n

Written By Sam on 4 March 2010

Few days back we wrote about Jailbreaking and different tools available to Jailbreak iPhone and iPod Touch. However, If you newly bought an iPhone or iPod Touch and are not still aware of Jailbreaking, Jailbreaking is a process that enables the users to run any code on their devices thus exempting the code authorization from Apple. Previously limited tools were available that could safely jailbreak an iPhone and iPod Touch, but now, there are many impressive free tools available in the market that really make Jailbreaking an easier and quick process. If you are confused with the numerous tools available in the Internet, just head over and clear your doubts.

Redsn0w Jailbreaking Tool for iPhone and iPod Touch

redsn0w is a customizable, cross-platform jailbreaking tool for iPhone and iPod Touch. Running on Windows and Mac OSX(x86), the latest version supports all of the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch models with firmware 3.0 and 3.1.2. Redsn0w works by modifying the current filesystem hence the existing base band, data and applications remains intact. Unlike the other tools, along with jailbreaking the device redsn0w also provide users with a carrier unlock and it will handle iPhone 2G by itself through its BootNeuter utility. Redsn0w does not require a system restore like PwnageTool and offers custom logs and verbose boot as well as revert back the users to the stock logs. The latest version of Redsn0w can be used to jailbreak some of the iPhone and iPod Touch models on 3.1.3 firmware.

PwnageTool Jailbreaking Tool for iPhone and iPod Touch

PwnageTool is a wonderful iPhone jailbreaking application especially designed for Mac OS X. This tool jailbreaks the device by creating a custom ipsw file, iPhone and iPod Touch software firmware file that loads onto the device and contains the OS and applications that allow it to run. Pwnage Tool allows users to change boot logos as well as add pre-installed packages to the ipsw and once the ipsw file is created, users must restore it using iTunes.

Sn0wbreeze Jailbreaking Tool for iPhone and iPod Touch

The iH8sn0w team has developed the sn0wbreeze tool. Sn0wbreeze creates a custom version by patching up the iPhone firmware and provides users with various options like pre-installed packages, boot neuters, boot logos, and custom packages. Sn0wbreeze can be used to jailbreak iPod Touch 1G, 2G and iPhone 2G, 3G and 3G[S](old bootrom & non MC).

Blackra1n Jailbreaking Tool for iPhone and iPod Touch

Blackra1n is one of the jailbreaking tools that jailbreaks iPhone OS with versions 3.1.2. Patching the firmware of the device during the DFU (recovery) mode, blackra1n allows users to install either Cydia or Icy (Canceled in RC3) or Rock or even all three. Users can access tweaks, homebrew applications as well as root directory and file system utilizing this tool. Blackra1n jailbreaks the iPod Touch 3G and the iPhone 3GS through the updated bootrom. Developed by George Hotz, Blackra1n is a freeware that supports Windows and Mac OS X and jailbreaks iPhone in approximately 30 seconds.

Greenpois0n Jailbreaking Tool for iPhone and iPod Touch

Present in the final phases of development, Greenpois0n is jailbreaking tool from Chronic Dev-team that jailbreaks all 3.1 devices including the newly released iPod touch 3rd generation. Though the specs and details of this tool are kept as a secret to prevent Apple to patch it, being cross-platformed, Greenpois0n is expected to be a great tool to Jailbreak the phone which might soon be available for all its fans.

Purplera1n Jailbreaking Tool for iPhone and iPod Touch

Purplera1n is a Jailbreaking tool that easily jailbreaks iPhones with OS version 3.0. At most similar to the BIackra1n, purplera1n edits the firmware located on the device during the DFU (recovery) mode and allows the users to install either Cydia or Rock App into the device. purplera1n also provides access to tweaks, homebrew applications, root directory and the file system. However, purplera1n package is no longer available for download from their site and there might be chances that it has been discontinued totally.

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