iH8Sn0w, the young developer behind Sn0wBreeze, shared a screenshot of the next version of his jailbreak tool, which will include a new mode called “Baseband Preservation Mode”.

Baseband Preservation Mode will not jailbreak or unlock your iPhone. It will apparently just update it to a newer iOS version without updating the baseband…

Sn0wBreeze could be considered as the Windows version of PwnageTool, the Dev Team’s jailbreak that preserves your iPhone baseband while updating to a newer iOS. I’ve never been a big fan of Sn0wBreeze because it usually comes with very specific restrictions that make the tool almost useless to a large majority of iOS device owners.

That’s just me though. I know there are a lot of you out there who’ve successfully used Sn0wBreeze before. No matter what’s your opinion about this tool, it’s always nice to have additional options when it comes to jailbreaking, isn’t it?

  • Pawan

    What ‘very specific restrictions’ are you talking about here?

  • The only restriction I am aware of is not being able to setup custom boot logos on any device other than iPhone 3G. All other idevices are now supported.

  • Junes

    What?!?! It’s think it’s as user-friendly as PwnageTools. I’ve used it plenty of times. Please be clear about what these specific restrictions are. Otherwise you could scare users away from a really good jailbreaking tool.

  • Burge

    The restriction that are normally on snowbreeze is you need to have SHSHs for 3.1.2 to update to a newer iOS to jailbreak.

  • Peter Jansen

    I also have used it twice now, (3.1–>4.0 and 4.0–>4.1 old bootrom) without any problem whatsoever. So I think this article is somewhat over-negative. The other JB tools for 4.2 right now aren’t without issues, right? :/ Was waiting for this one to go to 4.2

  • Armando

    I’ve used it plenty of times and it never fails me. What restrictions are you talking about? You should be clear to avoid confusion. It’s a really good jailbreak tool.

  • They’re not much restrictions but more like “prerequisites”. Here is an example of sn0wbreeze’s prerequisites for the 4.1 jailbreak:

    Only works with:
    – iPhone 2G
    – iPhone 3G
    – iPhone 3GS old bootrom previously jailbroken with Spirit or JailbreakMe
    – iPhone 3GS new bootrom on iOS 3.1.2

    You’re right though. These new jailbreaks that have been coming out lately aren’t the most simple ones either.

  • Z

    Totally agree with Sebastien. How can you call a tool good when you have to go through a list of prerequisites and instructions on what to be aware of every time a new updated version comes out? It is a working alternative to PwnageTool for Windows. Nothing negative about that. I too prefer PwnageTool over others and I don’t even own a Mac.

    @Sebastien Any news on PT update?

    • There is no update on PT. I think they will update it once RedSn0w comes out of beta.

  • @Sebastian,

    What,s PT update?

  • Pawan

    Thats why I asked this question… nothing ‘very specific restrictions’ on snowbreeze. It actually is a wonderful tool to upgrade iOS without updating Baseband. I think snowbreeze should be praised to be the only tool on Windows to do this.


  • I’ve used it plenty of times and it never fails me. What restrictions are you talking about? You should be clear to avoid confusion. It’s a really good jailbreak tool.

  • Lucky

    Well i have used various tools and i have found mostly all of them are reliable to jailbreak idevices. just have to check if it supports particular device you want to jailbreak or not.

    As this will be the first tool for windows users which will allow even any new user of idevice to jailbreak preserving old baseband.

    Now question is, When will it available for us? Any idea sebastien??