This is not the complete title I wanted to use for this post. I wanted to say something like “Sn0wBreeze is Out – Who Cares?” but I thought it would have been insulting to iH8Sn0w who probably spent hours working on this new jailbreak.
I’ve never been a big fan of non-official jailbreaks (and by this I mean not endorsed by the Dev Team) because they come with tons of restrictions, and in the end very few people can actually use the jailbreak. So what’s up with Sn0wBreeze?
Basically Sn0wBreeze is PwnageTool for Windows, except it’s not as stable. Just like PwnageTool it allows you to create custom boot logos, set a root partition size and hacktivate your iPhone. The best thing about Sn0wBreeze is that it will update your iPhone iOS while preserving the baseband, which is a good thing if you want to unlock. That’s for the good side of Sn0wBreeze.
Now for the downside… Sn0wBreeze will only jailbreak these specific models and requirements:
- iPhone 2G
- iPhone 3G
- iPhone 3GS old bootrom previously jailbroken with Spirit or JailbreakMe
- iPhone 3GS new bootrom on iOS 31.2
- no support for iPhone 4
So how many people can actually use Sn0wBreeze? Not many, but hey we always appreciate the good and hard work of iH8Sn0w. He’s definitely a big player in the jailbreak community.