iH8Sn0w, the developer of Sn0wBreeze recently announced on Twitter that he had released an updated version to his infamous jailbreak tool. This new version of Sn0wBreeze supposedly works with every device on iOS 4.1, including the iPad iOS 3.2.2.

Sn0wBreeze is like PwnageTool for Windows. It allows you to create a custom firmware while preserving the baseband and hacktivating the phone, thus making it possible for you to unlock using UltraSn0w. But how reliable is Sn0wBreeze?

Historically, most people have had problems at some point using Sn0wBreeze. While I have a huge respect for iH8Sn0w, I still wouldn’t recommend the use of his tool. If you don’t have a Mac and can’t use PwnageTool, I’m sure you can always find a friend or family member who can create a custom firmware for you.

At the end of the day, do what you think is best for you. If you do decide to jailbreak using Sn0wBreeze, I’d like to hear about your experience. I hope you can prove me wrong and show me that SnowBreeze is indeed a great jailbreak.

You can download Sn0wBreeze from here. I won’t have a tutorial up for this, but you can follow one of our PwnageTool tutorials as they’re very similar.

  • Tod

    what is the point of all these jailbreak tools when there’s no unlock? why dont they stop making new jailbreak tools when there’s a couple already out there and concentrate on an unlock? what a bunch of idiots waisting time and resources.

    • 2meu

      The point is that, some people decide to keep their old basedband to unlock later on. Not like other people out there that just update hoping to get an unlock because they couldn’t wait. I’m one of those who wait for the update of pwnage tool to preserve my basedband. That’s one of the points. Now, is up to you to decide which one to use, and that’s why we need new tools. Or are you going to tell me that you didn’t like the release of Greenpoisont or limerain? Which is my other point.

      • 2meu

        Meaning, you can choose which one to use…..my last point.

    • Monkey

      WTF??? “what a bunch of idiots wasting time and resources”?? first of all, not your time and your resources so go jerk off faggot.

      The point is: more options for the users since pwnage tool is mac only and this is the windows alternatives. Unlocking is still possible if on old baseband.

    • Freebeer

      You are the f**king idiot. These guys work their ass off for free and you complan. Buy a Nokia A**HOLE.

  • I enjoyed using Sn0wBreeze when I needed to, it was cool that you could have select packages installed to your iPhone during the restore process. Made my restores a snap — very nice!

  • saj455

    Tod people need to learn how to factory unlock there iphones like they do overseas. This unlock crap is stupid i love when they come out with new jailbreaking tools because mine is factory unlocked and i dont have to worry.

    • abdu

      lucky u

  • Burge

    Just abiit late for 4.1

    • Z

      +1

  • Jailbreaklisten

    If you guys read ” thus making it possible for you to unlock using UltraSn0w ” Also if i read correctly. Several people helped him with it. This should have very low flaws.

  • iXanczy

    I have, for some time ago, jailbreaked my iPod Touch 2g sucssessfully with Sn0wbreeze on OS 4.1 and it worked realy good. I only had a little problem by installing the program(had to use WinRAR)
    So for now, Sn0wbreeze is my favourite jailbreak

  • iXanczy

    I have, for some time ago, jailbreaked my iPod Touch 2g sucssessfully with Sn0wbreeze on OS 4.1 and it worked realy good. I only had a little problem by installing the program(had to use WinRAR)
    So for now, Sn0wbreeze is my favourite jailbreak tool.

  • SATYA KUMAR

    The more sources / inventions of course always helpful. People like me, who have mistakenly updated to 4.1 without preservining BB, are eagerly waiting for unlock.

  • Lagi

    I’ve been using Snowbreeze for sometime now. I have no complains it. It’s user friendly and an alternative for Pawnage Tool as well. Freebeer is right, go buy a Nokia faggots!!!!

  • burdie

    Used custom firmware IOS 4.1 created from Sn0wbreeze on 2 units of 3G (ver 2.0.2) and 1 unit of factory unlocked 3Gs (ver 2.1) . Have to tell you it works perfectly as it preserve you unlockable baseband to save your ass for not able to unlock it under orginal IOS 4.1.
    The only problem i faced during ver 2.0.2 is hacktivation on Iphone 3G which requirement little trick during the creation of custom firmware.

  • John

    Tod you’re an idiot. The dev team works so hard for the community You know nothing.

  • Julien

    All i need is unlock for 4.1
    Why can’t they just release it and worry later on 4.2
    We r now on 4.1

  • Julien

    Anybody when an unlock will be released for new bb???

  • Pigeon

    Its useful to have another option out there and i have used this in the past. I have always preferred PwnageTool though and i have been able to create my baked 4.1 fw on VMware. The DFU exploit doesn’t work on VMware but you can use redsn0w’s DFU mode in windows (PwnStrap can be used also) to circumvent the error code 21 and 1600.

    • Brian

      Can you tell me how you were able to get OSX to run under VMWare? I have tried several times unsucessfully.

      • Pigeon

        I was using an AMD CPU so i had to use a custom image:

        http://bit.ly/dniorJ

        I guess it depends on your hardware though.

  • Neil

    Great tool. But it was released two weeks before. I had my iphone updated with custom firmware4.1 with snowbreez by the end of october. Nice sharing though…..

  • umang

    do anyone know when unlock for new bb is coming?

    • Burge

      After 4.2 is out… Sometime b 4 Xmas ( it’s ment to be November )

  • Jason

    I agree with tod.haahahaha

  • Zmbieapocalypse

    My 4.1 iOS 3G is frozen on the snowflake icon and will not restore or do anything else. What can I do?

  • markster

    My 3G is also stuck on frozen snowflake icon after restore from itunes using sn0wbreeze ipsw (4.1). Cannot use it for anything right now. Maybe it’s possible to go back to 4.0.1? but very annoying at present.

    • Pigeon

      Have you tried using tinyumbrella to see if it will kick it out of recovery?

    • Markster

      Managed to get out of frozen snowflake using iREB then jump back to standard version of 4.0.1 using downloaded ipsw file and tinyumbrella. iPhone back to JB and unlock using redsn0w and ultrasn0w.
      Thanks for comments.
      I might just wait until the new version of ultrasn0w is released that can unlock 4.1 and associated baseband.

      • Hugo

        I had exactly the same problem, we have to wait…

      • Brandi

        THANK YOU! This worked.

  • abdu

    try using greenpois0n even if its stuck it could take you out of it.

  • Berto1837

    Ok i used snowbreeze and now all i get is a snow flake on my screen looks like the phone is bricked anyone have this happened to them? Let me now what came of it, is it fixable or do i now have a phone for parts only?

  • Kleo

    I had a jailbroken iphone 4 on 4.0.2, upgraded to 4.1 with umbrella program and kept my baseband, but I did not set up as new in itunes, so the proximity sensor issue followed. Yesterday I tried to use sn0wbreeze, cooked the custom firmware, but when tried to restore I got error 14, error 21. My iphone went into restore mode and had to restore with sth else rather than the custom 4.1. THANK GOD I had my shsh saved on 4.0.2, so I restored back to 4.0.2 and restored again to 4.1 using tiny umbrella to preserve the baseband. But the proximity sensor issue is still there. At least It is unlocked.

  • J-One

    Mine is stuck its is in a boot loop for the sn0wbreeze logo. I plugged it in my mac and Pc and Itunes wont pick it up at all and it wont let me put it in DFU mode. I even let the battery die and im still stuck what can i do

    • Jazz

      me too! Anyone know of a solution to get out of the frozen sn0wbreeze logo?

  • J-One

    can you believe i posted this on many sites and people ignore it lol

  • gabriela

    my iphone 3G is also stuck on that snowflake! im so pisseeeddd

    what do we have to do? what for what? i dind understand what you guys said 🙁

  • gabriela

    wait for what*

    • Pigeon

      Wait for a new unlock if you need to upgrade:

      “I might just wait until the new version of ultrasn0w is released that can unlock 4.1 and associated baseband”

      From Dev-Team:

      + iPhone 3G and 3GS unlockers will be covered by our upcoming unlock. Stay away from any updates to Apple FW until our official release and you’ll be okay. Just stay away from all Apple IPSWs 🙂

      + iPhone4 unlockers are not left out in the cold. @sherif_hashim has found some very promising avenues to pursue. Those will be explored as soon as possible after all the 4.2 madness.

      or grab yourself a custom 4.1 fw and use redsn0w to enter DFU mode and restore. You could also make you own fw using a friends mac (or OSX running on VMWare) and PwnageTool.

  • gabriela

    and do you think the unlock is coming soon? i can’t be without my iphone 🙁
    im going to take it to a “fix iphone store” here to see if they can fix it, but they are charging 250 for it.. do you think they can unlock (get that frozen snowflake off of my iphone and make things come to normal?) without the update for sn0wbreeze???

  • gabriela

    oh wait, what?

    “or grab yourself a custom 4.1 fw and use redsn0w to enter DFU mode and restore. You could also make you own fw using a friends mac (or OSX running on VMWare) and PwnageTool.”

    i dont mind restoring, i just want my iphone back. with or without pics, apps, whatever..
    can i do it?

  • Pigeon

    You have missunderstood people arnt waiting to fix there phones! They have probably fixed it already, they have given up with sn0wbreeze! Try using iREB or tinyumbrella to kick it out!

  • Brandi

    I fixed it with iREB and went with redsn0w.

  • J-One

    That would be cool but because of the frozen screen the PC or Mac does not reconize the iphone

  • gabriela

    when i connect my iphone to the computer the itunes doesnt reconize ittt 🙁

  • J-One

    but my phone wont reconize its plugged in and itunes dont reconize it putting it in dfu mode dont work and how can i use a program if the pc wont reconize it

  • James438

    My phone is also stuck on the sn0wbreeze icon on boot up, does anyone have a guide on how to fix the fault using ireb?