sn0wbreeze 3.1.3 jailbreak unlock

The almighty Sn0wBreeze has been recently updated to version 1.4 and although it claims to help jailbreak and unlock iPhone 3.1.3, I recommend to stay away from this tool.

The problem with Sn0wBreeze is that only a very small amount of people actually get it to work. It’s such a small amount that I’ve come to think that it’s the creator himself who leaves comments here and there to make people believe Sn0wBreeze actually works.

In a Sn0wBreeze tutorial I wrote about a week ago, only one commenter got it to actually work, but then he had to face many other issues:

I still get a lot of glitches when installing third party apps as well as the apps from the App Store. Also, I’m getting a lot of problems with Cydia. The Big Boss Repo won’t show up no matter how many times I uninstall and reinstall, still the same problem.

Can Sn0wBreeze jailbreak and unlock iPhone 3.1.3? Maybe. Do I recommend it? No. MuscleNerd goes as far as suggesting to stay away from it.

For those of you daredevils who’d still want to give a shot at jailbreaking and unlocking with Sn0wBreeze, you will first have to download version 1.4 and look at the Sn0wBreeze guide I wrote (steps are exactly the same).

Have you tried Sn0wBreeze? Have you had it to work? Please let us know in the comments.

  • Alex

    I have to agree with you on this Sebastien. Sn0wBreeze is a complete waste of time and should NEVER…I mean…NEVER be used to do anything but…Well…NOTHING really! I’ve tried to this jailbreaking/unlocking software a while back when it was first introduced and you wrote your tutorial on it. It does have problems with the Big Boss repo. It does not show up at all. I also had problems with locking and unlocking the iPhone. I would lock the iPhone and when I went to go unlock, it would respring and it was annoying. Also, I had a problem making phone calls. It would respring in the middle of conversations.

    People, don’t update to the new 3.1.3 upgrade. If you have already, then suck it up until Geohotz or the Dev Team comes out with a good jailbreaking/unlocking software for us all.

  • Emac

    Redsn0w works fine. And iReb (I think by ih8sn0w) worked great in the past to put a custom jailbroken firmware from a pc. But there was just no reason for anyone to update to 3.1.3.

  • Raul

    I agree, it does not work as far as earlier version 1.3 was concerned.
    @Emac: I used RedSn0w but still I couldn’t use my other SIM. any idea?

  • Alex

    @Raul….RedSn0w works perfectly if you follow directions to the tee. I recently jailbroke and unlocked my iPhone 3GS firmwire 3.1.2 and it works perfectly. I’m currently using a Cingular Go Phone sim card and I have used T-mobile’s sim card in the past as well.

    Not following directions and then complaining about it makes you look stupid.

  • Fernando

    I updated my iPhone to 3.1.3 and luckily the only problem I have was YouTube . I managed to fix . And that it takes a long time to cydia to start .

  • Jeton

    The seriousness and reliability of the iphone dev team is visible in their caution and testing before releasing anything.

    ih8sn0w seems to rush things (to show off?) just so that he’s the first to do it and unfortunately it’s the end users who pay the price 🙁
    Imagine having an iPhone not being unlockable and on baseband higher than 05.11. ?!

    Those users might get stuck for 6+months with their “expensive iPod”.

    Therefore my suggestion to the IphoneDownloadBlog si to simply IGNORE and not post about anything related to sn0wbreeze.

    I’ve never used it, nor plan to. But if you post news about it here, remember that you have part of the blame if users get stuck with their iPhones. They read it in your blog. 😉

    Therefore carry on with the good stuff (that you always post btw) and skip sn0wbreeze. Please?!

    kthxbai 😛

  • r4fe


    Sn0wbreeze V1.4 works fine for me..

    my jailbroken iPhone 3Gs fw 3.1.3 baseband 5.11.07 (no unlock needed)
    no issues so far..



  • Babu Francis

    Sn0wbreeze doesnt work for my iphone 3gs. I downloaded v 1.4 and 1.5 and tried all the possible ways. I didnt know abt the consequences of upgrade to 3.1.1 and now totally screwed. I think better I will wait till Geohotz or the Dev Team comes out with a new reslease to JB/unlock 3GS 3.1.3

  • Dave silas

    i had v 3.1.2 on a 3gs iphone, now blackra1n worked a dream one of the best i saw working but them i tried to download a simple app from rock, and it shut my iphone down and i couldn’t turn it back on therefore i had to connect to my computer and good old apple then updated and restored my iphone with v 3.1.3.
    As of yet i cannot figure out what “bootrom” im running on and can only assume it means what version of hardware it is(i dont no what a bootrom is) now i dont want to risk doing sn0wbreeze or anything else untill i no is it safe to use as a jailbroken iphone is mega!

    The update from v 3.1.2 to v 3.1.3 is pointless apart from the fact you cannot jailbrake it. nice one apple!

  • bobbitto


    What use snowbreeze?

  • Vedad

    I had the same problem as you Dave, and now i am stuck at 3.1.3 and it’s totally worthless.
    Has anyone any suggestions what to do or if anyone more got it working with sn0wbreeze ?

  • Frogman

    I have also got fw 3.1.3 and jailbreak with sn0wbreeze. But it wasn’t easy, my phone sat there unable to connect to Itunes, heaps of errors kept popping up and a screen on my iPhone that told me to connect to iTunes… I went to see if I could fix it nearly 12 hours later and it was working. It has no errors with cydia or installing 3rd party apps.
    In short you can jb with 3.1.3, a 3gs that it has a model number that starts with mc and has modem fw 05.11.07. I don’t recommend this at all.

  • Aaron Lee

    I used v1.3 sn0wbreeze on my iPhone 3GS few days back. Worst mistake. My phone is now locked. I can’t even access it. It was stuck on the sn0wbreeze logo before, but i sent it to some techie guys and they restored it and now i have a locked phone, not even an expensive ipod touch.
    I just wanna know if i can,
    (1) Check to see the version i currently have on my iphone without accessing the springboard, (since i can’t).
    (2) Check my baseband on the same conditions above.
    (3) Do anything to atleast unlock my iPhone to use it as an ipod touch.

    Please do reply soon, i’d like that. (Also if someone can find me a solution to unlock and jailbreak my iphone, unlikely, but i’ll honestly pay via paypal)

    And other users, please stay away from sn0wbreeze if you value your phone.

    P.S – Geohotz announced that he won’t be creating a new hack for the iPhone. So now all we have is the Dev Team. 🙁

    Please reply soon.

  • dane

    I updated my iphone by mistake ,when i was downloading a application from rock, what happend next, reboot through itunes,, when i did, it automayically updated to 3.1.3 and all my phone contacts washed out,, could any one tell me how to reterive my contacts, please


  • Mathew

    I’m one of the morons who accidently upgraded my iphone 3GS (older version) to OS 3.1.3 and lost my jb. I just wanted to do a good deed & confirm to the rest of you folks that I was able to successfully jailbreak it again. How? first downgrade back to 3.1.2 (possible only if you’ve stored SHSHs with Cydia), then jb using redsnow for 3GS with OS 3.1.2 (do a google search for instructions). Here’s the important part – follow all instructions to the letter, especially about the expected error messages. Then repeat the process several times – it took 6-7 tries for me & loads of patience & now I’m back in business! 😉

  • Pedro


    i recently tried sn0wbreeze on my iphone 3g that was unlocked and jailbroken on 3.1.2 by blackra1n, so i tried sn0wbreeze, and it wokred fine, till i tried to unlock it. when i downloaded blackra1n from cydia, it froze my iPhone and the only thing i could do was to upgrade to 3.1.3 -__-. so now im waiting for the unlock for 3.1.3 to come out, which hopefully will comeout anytime soon.

  • Matt

    I used SnowBreeze for 3.1.3 and have had zero problems, FYI.

  • pmiller5595

    Sn0w only works if your firmware is 5.12 if you upgraded to 3.1.3 you will get the firmwere 5.12.01 and you will be able to ONLY jailbreak. If you have the older bootloader in your 3g you can use fuzzyband from cydia and down grade your firmware, if you have the new bootloader in your 3g than you will have no luck unlocking your phone. Fuzzyband will tell you witch bootloader you have and if it will be able to dowgrade. There is no other source to unlock your phone at this time, do not pay someone who tells you they can. The new firmware 5.12.01 with the new bootloader can not be downgraded or unlocked yet by any one, blackra1n, yellowsn0w, redsn0w,pwangetool, blacksn0w. so do not listen to people who tell you its possible, till the dev team realease new info. I know this form messing with my locked phone for many hours like 24 straight. So now i just have a jailbroken iphone, or for now just a itouch because i use tmobile.

  • Vedad

    pmiller5595, can you give me your msn or something? I want to ask you a few things =)

  • pmiller5595

    vedad you can msn @

  • pmiller5595

    IF you updated your phone and lost your contacts do this it may help

    1 put phone in DUF mode. how? you may ask, here are the directions
    A. turn off phone
    B. count to 3
    C. hold both home button and power button for a full 10 sec count
    D. than let off power button and still holding home button for 10 more sec
    F. do not do anything else, plug iphone into computer with itunes.
    Itunes should say iphone is in recovery mode recover iphone, if itunes wants to upgrade your phone and you have att fine do so, if you dont care about unlocking it, you will be able re jailbreak it with pwang tool for mac or redsn0w, yell0wsnow. If you have Tmobile DO NOT DO IT..

    Tmobile users will need to first google 3.1.2 down load it put in on your desktop then follow the directions above BUTT FIRST for windows user hold shift than click restore at same time— for mac users hold control and click restore at same time. When this is completed a drop down will appear choose your desk top than choose your downloaded 3.1.2. this will start your restore, let it finish do not unpulg your phone. when phone comes back on you should have your stuff back.

  • pmiller5595

    DO not expect a unlock for 3g 3gs with 3.1.3 firmware 5.12.01 till 4g comes into play, thats whats rumored

  • Epic118

    You can downgrade your firmware from 3.1.3 to 3.1.2 (I did so today). At least, that worked for my iPod touch 2G. Just restore it – no need for DFU or Recovery Mode…

  • pmiller5595

    epic what u did is downgraded your os the modem firmware with the new os cannot be downgraded if you use att you will not know the diffrance because you don’t need to unlock the phone or u may have had a older bootloader in your phone.

  • barry_burton96

    I was running blackrain 3.1.2 on my 3gs and it crashed last night. I managed to recover it using sn0wbreeze and creating a custom 3.1.3 ipsw file to trick itunes into thinking i was updating to 3.1.3 ,

    everything was working fine until after about an hour when my signal died and i now have no network coverage. my sim works in other iphones so it is an issue withe the phone.

    anyone know of this problem or know a solution?


  • Dw

    I tried snow breeze plenty of times. It would allow me to use Cydia but only over my wifi. Can’t make calls. Can’t send text messages. Basically you can’t do anything without wifi unless you just use your iPhone to take pictures and listen to music. My advice to everyone is to wait. And a bit of advice. Stay away from iTunes. It is your enemy!!!!’!!!!!!!!!

  • Kuasa

    Hey Fernando you said:
    >>>>I updated my iPhone to 3.1.3 and luckily the only problem I have was YouTube . I managed to fix . And that it takes a long time to cydia to start .>>>>

    I have exact problem. I had to downgrade my baseband. All worked, but youtube doesn’t. How did you manage. I tried to fix it by pushfix from some free website. Didn’t work.

    I didn’t upgrade to 3.1.3. Thats how I got the phone from eBay. I should have downgraded it and then do unlock and jailbreak. I have 3.1.3 and model 04.26.08 now after downgrading modem. Do I have option to go back to 3.1.2 and make every damn thing work, or I screwed since i downgraded the modem.

    Please anybody respond.

  • Nate Atwell

    so, I have a 3gs on 3.1.3- 5.12.01 (no need to tell a story, it’s on there….damnit lol)

    I know I clicked the make my life easier button in cydia, but for some reason i cant seem to get the itunes 9.03 to do the server thing. I thought i changed the host file correctly, but i have yet to get any errors or messages that relate to the people who have got their shsh’s. I feel like I’m not doing something correctly. I know i can downgrade somehow, but when i try to gret to 3.1.2 or 3.0 or 3.0.1, I get 3004 or a 1600 error. i dont know what the heck to do….

    Someone feel free to e-mail me with some solutions….. I dont need to unlock, I just need to downgrade so I can jailbreak,…SOMEONE HELP!!! let me know, again, much appreciated

  • Robert

    Iphone 3gs model MB715LL, bought as 3.1.2.
    Blackra1n ok, but the phone was locking every 2-3 weeks so i was forced to restore it, until 3.1.3 came out.
    When it locked up, i restored it (no DFU) with a custom made ipws from sn0wbreeze 1.5.1, and everything was ok.
    I have to say that i have all my apps back, cydia works, youtube works. I don’t know if the unlock works, but i don’t want to try anything else… i need my phone and i needs my “apps” more than multiple carriers.

    And the phone now is working very smootly i have to say.

  • frisco 415

    snowbreze does not work for my iphone 3gs 3.1.3 mc model i bought it n it came with 3.1.2 i just upgraded to 3.1.3 now my iphone is so boring with out the jailbraking

  • theliberator

    Used the option to update my 3.1.2.(Jailbroken) to 3.1.3. in snow breeze to keep it jailbroken. It worked perfectly fine, but my phone can’t connect to any data networks so now I had to restore it to the unjailbroken 3.1.3. 🙁 I don’t recommend it)

  • Eric

    It works fine for me exept for cydia. It is very slow but pther everything works. Oh and btw you cant unlock anymore.

  • Mason

    If anyone is still looking for a jailbreak and unlock for 3.1.3 (old devices, won’t work for 3Gs users) download redsn0w and jailbreak your device, then run cydia and download Fuzzyband which is a baseband downgrader and run this on your device, and you should be ready to go. This is how i did mine, and my iPhone 3G works perfect on 3.1.3 using T-Mobile. If you have any questions email me at

  • idontremembermyname

    I accidently upgraded my iphone on 3.1.3…………
    Does anybody know if there is any program witch can jump the error 1015? Or if its possible to use an backup of somebody else for sauriks server????

  • Scuri1199

    I have an iPhone 3gs jailbroken with snowbreeze. Snowbreeze does work but the trick is to make sure your phone currently has a an earlier firmware and it has to be jailbroken already for it to work. If your iPhone has already been updated through the apple server to 3.1.3 then the only thing you can do is to downgrade the phone to 3.1.2 and then jailbreak with blackrain. Once complete then you run snowbreeze to it’s instructions and u will have a jailbroken iPhone, not Unlocked though.

  • leonz

    hi every1
    I have a jailbroken 3gs (old boot)with os 3.0 ,I wanted to update to 3.1.3 ,I used sn0wbreez nd it works fine with me issues till now ..)

  • ERIC

    me too i upgraded to 3.1.3 w/ baseband 5.12.01
    just have one thing to say to steve jobs… we already purchased ur product you got ur money now pls give us the liberty of enjoying our iphones ….
    and to those who developed jailbreaks and unlocked software THANK YOU so much…

  • Avery

    Guess what?
    work great for me!!

  • disgruntled

    spent a whole day trying to get snowbreeze to work. made so many ispw and saw so many 16XX errors from itunes i just finally called it quits. it’s a piece of shit software.

    ireb does not work! all the fixes on youtube don’t work either! 3.1.3 is a pie in the sky.

  • henry

    i jailbroke my 3gs with 5.11.07 on 3.1.3.but when i unlock with blacksnow i don,t get signal and the phone acts very slowly.any help

  • nicole

    well, the jailbreaking works, but not unlock.

  • Slbnaj

    If the signal is droped can it be regained and how

  • chedda

    downloaded and installed 3.1.3 snowbreeze and it didnt install cydia. any tips?

  • Cuba64

    2 days ago I tried to use sn0wbreeze,I can’t remember the version numbers but the one to make a custom Ipsw for 3.1.3 and 4.0

    I have a friends AT&T phone at 3.1.3 and can’t get it activated. I saw sn0wbreeze and decided to give it a shot. I made an ispw and tried to restore, it gave me errors everytime. As the device has SHSH blobs saved o can always restore back to an original 3.1.3 with no errors and get stuck at the emergency call screen, waiting for activation.

    I then thought I would try my phone. Old bootrom. I wasn’t sure if I’d used spirit or blackra1n last time I’d had to reinstall.
    So I put it back to 3.1.2, blackra1ned it and then set it to recovery mode. Using sn0wbreeze (the new one for 4.0) I made a custom 4.0 firmware and tried to restore to the custom one. First time everything went perfectly, no errors. When I got to the new acivated 4.0 phone, no jailbreak. No cydia!

    The problem this caused me was that now when I tried to restore to 3.1.2 it errored near the end, I can then use blackra1n to boot it and get to the springboard. So I made a new custom ipsw with sn0wbreeze, I’m calling it n0breeze from now on.
    Tried again, errors this time, after that I did a restore back to 3.1.3 from DFU mode again it errored near the end and blackra1n used to boot to SB and after a restart and activating with Itunes I had to use spirit to JB as blackra1n didn’t seem to work. So I’m now on 3.1.3 with spirit and the latest baseband. I also had to install the latest iTunes on one of my laptops to activate 4.0.

    So n0breeze has messed me about and lost me a couple of hours and even put me in a position where I might not be able to make use of the latest tools when they arrive!

    That’s my experience,


  • Gav

    I have tried to jailbreak with snowbreeze since they brought 3.1.3 ipsw out, the only thing it does is brick your phone. I have tried creating custom ipsw on 3 different systems in my house and all have failed, I installed 3.5 net framework on all, doesn’t make a difference, tried in dfu mode, recovery mode and just simply no mode to see if it would work and it didn’t, I have old bootrom and the worst thing is that forecast says it can be done, even 4.0…tried that to and failed.
    Had no probs with redsnow, blackrain and spirit….snowbreeze simply is shite…

  • M2m

    Tried Sn0wbreeze twice with 3.1.3 but on 2G iPhone, worked perfectly. Neither had probs with redsn0w .94, yet am still struggling with the wifi issue, cannot keep it on for more than a few seconds, it goes off the moment I run any online application or website (i.e. youtube). and sometimes no networks are shown in the wifi section. Tried to downgrade but didn’t work. Any solutions for this ?