It appears that jailbreak developer iH8sn0w has been causing some commotion in the Twitter world over the weekend. The 16 year-old iPhone hacker has made quite a name for himself in the community over the past few years, and it doesn’t look like he’s slowing down anytime soon.

The Toronto-native has been advertising on the popular social site that he is going to unveil an all new, never-before-seen — well, we’re not sure. Whatever it is though, the young hacker seems to be pretty excited about it…

His new endeavor is titled “projectif,” and before you iPad 2 hopefuls get too excited, Steven (iH8sn0w) has already made it clear that it isn’t related to Apple’s latest tablet. In fact, that’s about all he has said about the mysterious project.

Steven has accomplished quite a bit in the jailbreaking community at his young age. He is the sole creator behind jailbreak tools like Sn0wbreeze and f0recast, and actively responds to jailbreak-related questions via his Twitter account.

With that kind of credibility, you have to wonder what he could be debuting this week. You don’t just tell your 60,000+ followers that you’ve got something groundbreaking for no reason. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see, projectif goes live at 5pm EST this Thursday on the iH8sn0w UStream channel.

What do you think?

  • thomasj

    Other methode of updating than iTunes?

  • DebTym

    I HOPE ITS AN UNLOCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Night

    Baseband downgrade?!

  • DebTym

    and if that is an UNLOCK, I will name my son SNOWBREEZE! haha

    • Wselviz


    • ivan90112

      Haha.. LOL

  • kokhean

    Could it be this? The old tweet?

    “A lot of people have been wondering what I have been up to lately. I’ve been quiet. No new sn0wbreeze. Nothing. Well, something new is in the works. An SHSH Blobs Extractor. I’ve hinted this towards several people on twitter, but people seem to be getting confused. So I hope this post will clear a few things up.

    When you buy a new iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV 2, it already comes preloaded with firmware. Let’s say someone purchases a new iPhone 4. It comes with 4.1. The user is indeed able to jailbreak it by a series of jailbreaking tools available these days. However, lets say that the user has a conflict with the device during the usage on the firmware that came preloaded. They would most likely want to start fresh and do a restore.

    But wait, if Apple isn’t signing 4.1, how are you going to grab these blobs? Well, believe it or not, but the blobs are actually still on the device for that firmware. This is because the boot chain relies on these blobs. Its basically another signature check of Apple but is given to the device originally from Apple via a Restore/Update.

    So, what if we can extract these blobs? Well we can!

    Over the last month, I’ve been caught up with finals, but that is all over and done. So, development on this new tool has been working non stop! I’m going to explain again on what this exactly does.

    If you have a device that is on a firmware that Apple is not signing (example: 4.1), and you wish to grab blobs for, you can with the new upcoming tool. Just ensure that you don’t press that Update/Restore button in iTunes. Everytime you restore or update, these blobs get replaced by completely new blobs for the firmware you are updating/restoring to.

    There is a free tweak that just got pushed out called “RecoveryGuard” by pushfix.

    You can grab this off his repo — (I highly suggest you install this for anyone that you think is going to accidentally press that button in the future while waiting for this tool to arrive.

    Also, PLEASE ensure that you grab all future shsh blobs by using semaphore’s (notcom) TinyUmbrella Utility available OVER HERE!

    As of now, no other information is being given, but stay tuned!


    • Aaronieru

      Yeah, that’s what I figured it was too, an SHSH extractor.

    • DebTym

      oh men. i hope it can also downgrade baseband.haha

  • Rick

    wait, holy crap, a 16 yr old made sn0wbreeze??? i’m jealous D:

    • iYaSeeN

      Ok… Just FYI, he made it when he was younger than 16… What about this?

      • And a 10 year old made macebook

    • Rick

      are you guys like trying to make me feel worse? XD lmao

  • fojam

    itunes replacement???

  • these are some sick ideas. I’d definitely like to see a competent iTunes replacement finally materialize.

  • akasha

    Flash at last in a useable format !! Joke ‘

  • Green

    Has to be baseband downgrade

  • CyPhErLoUs

    Besides preserving them, he doesn’t even work on basebands idiots.

  • I’m one year older than him haha cute

  • Stephen

    Oh Canada !!!! Yup unlock for sure, right now whoever release unlock tool …will be the KING

  • c0edx

    I hope its the SHSH retractor. I never got the chance to get my iPad 2 4.3 shsh saved. I wish this 16 year old was my son haha. He has a great future ahead of him