Which jailbreak method to use with a Mac?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Bl0ckHe1d, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Bl0ckHe1d macrumors 6502

    Bl0ckHe1d

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    With two major application to jailbreak an iPhone 4 using a Mac:
    PwanageTool
    Redsn0w

    And not to forget Chronic Dev Corona (for untethering a tethered jailbreak)!

    In your experience, which of the above is the preferred method and why?
     
  2. Kayan macrumors 6502

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    I have MBPro and I used Resn0w for my i4. It's simple and quick and I have had no stability issues.
     
  3. noiceT macrumors 6502a

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    Either works fine. Try out redsn0w first as it's the simplest, if it doesn't work then use pwnage.
     
  4. labman macrumors 604

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    there both from the Dev-team and are fine. lately though I think more effort is out into Redsn0w also seems to update faster. Every thing that you can do with Pwnage you can do with Redsn0w. Major difference was baseband preservation but Redsn0w has done that to for a while.
     
  5. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

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    ive always loved PT, never had a problem with it. also, havent touched since my VIP4.

    sad face.
     
  6. hackthatphone, Dec 30, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011

    hackthatphone macrumors 68000

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    Redsn0w can't preinstall cydia programs like pwnagetool can. It also can't adjust the root size partition. But that's really all that matters.

    One other big thing. When you restore with your custom pwnagetool firmware you are jailbroken with cydia installed ready to go. With redsn0w jailbreaking is always an additional step to dfu world.
     

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