Today iH8Sn0w updated his popular jailbreak tool Sn0wBreeze with support for the iOS 5.0.1 developer beta. This update also fixes the iBooks sandbox and Location Services issue with the iPhone 3GS.

As usual, this update blocks a UDID check and beta timer. This means that you do not need to be a registered developer to use this beta and that you can use the beta for as long as you wish… 

If you don’t know already, Sn0wBreeze is a popular jailbreaking tool for Windows, and it is a good alternative to RedSn0w. If you don’t know how to use Sn0wbreeze, we have our own guide.

This jailbreak is tethered, meaning that you will have to re-jailbreak your device each time you restart. A new package called Semitethered was released recently which allows you to restart your iDevice without the use of a computer. However, there are some features that are disabled intermittently because of the tethered aspect.

Here is the change log for Sn0wbreeze v2.8b9:

  • Supports iOS 5.0 (9A334)/5.0.1-b1 (9A402)
  • Fixed iBooks sandbox crashing issues.
  • Fixed location services issues with iPhone 3GS
  • Re-added iPad baseband install option to iPhone 3GS.
  • Removes UDID requirement/Beta timer in 5.0.1.
  • Tethered devices are booted via iBooty which is extracted to the Desktop after running Sn0wBreeze

This jailbreak is untethered on the iPhone 3GS (old bootrom) and tethered on all other iDevices. A jailbreak for the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 has not been released yet.

If you’re interested in downloading SnowBreeze, you can do so from our Downloads page.

  • Hopefully when the jailbreak for the 4s comes out it is untethered.

    • Yea I agree; but I want it so had I would be completely happy with at least a tethered release

      • It is confirmed it will not be tethered, they are working on untethered

      • Anonymous

        I want untether but would take tethered. Three weeks with no jailbreak sucks. I had untethered on my oldboot 3GS. I’m not upgrading to the next iPhone next year till they have a jailbreak. I learned my lesson this year

  • it gives me an error when creating a custom firmware when dowloading an ipad bb

  • My iPad 2 without JB looks like a kindergarden drawing board… meh!

  • Anonymous

    I prefer sn0wbreeze over redsn0w- seems a lot more stable to me.

  • Jerry PowerHouse

    Doesn’t snowbreeze just copy off redsnow?

  • Ultrasn0w works? 😀

  • I would like to ask if this iBooks fix means there is no more square icon, can sync with iTunes, and able to purchase at iBookstore? Thanks in advance!