Sn0wbreeze is two years old now. If you’re jailbreaking your iOS devices from a long time then you should be familiar with sn0wbreeze, especially if you rely on unlocks. It’s the most popular Windows based iOS jailbreaking tool which allows you to preserve your baseband and create custom iOS firmware files.
Sn0wbreeze’s developer iH8Sn0w has released an updated version of his jailbreaking tool on its 2nd birthday. There are a lot of new things which are included in Sn0wbreeze v2.9 but one of the major features which have been added in Sn0wbreeze 2.9 is that it now supports iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak. You can jailbreak your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad untethered by creating a custom iOS 5.0.1 IPSW file using this latest version. This untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 is also based on Pod2g’s Corona Untether jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1. Following iOS devices are supported by Sn0wbreeze for iOS 5.0.1 untethered jailbreak:
Important: iPhone 4S and iPad 2 are not supported by Sn0wbreeze v2.9.
Sn0wbreeze v2.9 comes with tons of new features, we have already mentioned one of the top features which Sn0wbreeze v2.9 brought but there are more. One of the best and my personal favorite feature is that Sn0wbreeze 2.9 now supports all previous versions of iOS firmwares. Yes, now you don’t need to look for an older version of Sn0wbreeze if you want to cook iOS 4.x or even iOS 3.x custom firmware files. Supported iOS versions can be jailbroken untethered using sn0wbreeze 2.9, here’s a list of supported iOS versions:
You can now build custom IPSW firmware files using SHSH blobs which were saved by TinyUmbrella and you can also build custom IPSW file using blobs which are saved by iFaith.
Another great and much needed feature is that Sn0wbreeze 2.9 allows you to download IPSW files for your iOS device directly from Apple. All you have to do is select your iOS device and the firmware which you want to download for your iOS device and that’s it.
Sn0wbreeze 2.9 will also remove those annoying OTA update badges from your iOS device if you’re running iOS 5.x.
- Happy birthday sn0wbreeze!
- Brought back old firmware support in one release!
- GUI Improvements
- You can now build IPSWs with TinyUmbrella/iFaith blobs!
- Removes OTA Updates/badge on iOS 5.x.x+ devices.
- Added an IPSW Downloader
- Built-in iREB functionality updated from newest iREB r5 module.
- Custom Packages in Expert actually works now.
- All supported firmwares in this release are untethered.
- A5 devices are NOT supported at this time due to no public DFU/iBoot exploit.
You can download Sn0wbreeze v2.9 for Windows from here. We will post a complete how-to guide shortly.
We will keep you updated on this, stay tuned!