Hacker iH8sn0w has updated his popular jailbreak tool for Windows called Sn0wbreeze. Sn0wbreeze 2.8b8 has been updated to jailbreak the iOS 5 Gold Master that was released after today’s keynote.

This Sn0wbreeze release follows an update to RedSn0w earlier today that also jailbreaks the iOS 5 GM. (See our video tutorial for more information). Check inside for details on Sn0wbreeze 2.8b8…

Release notes:

  • instant IPSW detection
  • no need for developer UDID check
  • still has ability to hacktivate
  • preserves the iPhone’s baseband

This jailbreak is tethered for all iDevices, except the old bootrom iPhone 3GS. The iPad 2 cannot be jailbroken on the iOS 5 GM with Snowbreeze.

You can download the lastest version of Sn0wbreeze from our downloads section. Refer to our jailbreak page to learn more about jailbreaking. To jailbreak with Sn0wbreeze, see our tutorial.