Sn0wBreeze v2.9.2 released to jailbreak iOS 5.1 on Windows

By , Mar 10, 2012

Hot off the heels of Thursday’s RedSn0w iOS 5.1 compatibility update comes Sn0wBreeze v2.9.2, which makes the popular Windows jailbreak tool compatible with iOS 5.1.

If you’re familiar with previous iterations of Sn0wBreeze, then you’re not going to find any surprises here. It’s still about creating a custom IPSW and restoring via iTunes to accomplish the jailbreak.

One of the advantages that you have with Sn0wBreeze is that it will preserve your baseband for those interested in maintaining an existing unlock.

This updated for Sn0wBreeze is compatible with A4 devices and below, and is of course, a tethered jailbreak. Check out more details inside…

Here is the change log for ih8sn0w’s latest jailbreak tool update:

  • Added Tethered Jailbreak support for 3GS/iPod Touch 3/A4 Users on iOS 5.1 (9B176)
  • iPhone 3GS old-bootrom users are untethered on 5.1/9B176 (as usual).
  • Bug Fixes (Specifically with the iPad baseband and iPhone 2G).
  • Re-added the iPhone Dev-Team’s iPhone 2G permanent unlock ‘BootNeuter’.

Again Sn0wBreeze is not compatible with A5 devices such as the iPhone 4S or the iPad 2. The reason for that is described below:

A low level (DFU/iBoot/LLB) exploit is required to start the restoration of custom IPSWs. The past two jailbreaks (JailbreakMe & absinthe) for the A5 worked within iOS itself. These exploits are not capable of bringing the iDevice into a state where it will accept custom IPSWs. Therefore, an A5 device cannot currently downgrade to an iOS revision that Apple is no longer signing (even with SHSH blobs) and it cannot preserve the baseband when updating to a newer iOS revision.

Head over to ih8sn0w’s blog for more info on this latest update, and be sure to visit our dedicated Sn0wBreeze page for a full walkthrough on how to use this excellent dedicated Windows tool.

Are you going to jailbreak your device on iOS 5.1, or are you staying put on an older firmware?

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  • http://twitter.com/fireh0tz fireh0tz

    we really need Geohot back

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000242140466 Leonard Wong

    I seriously think that having a tethered jailbreak is like having a useless stuff
    Cause you have to tethered it every time you power off
    But this is just my thought

    • http://twitter.com/christodouluke Luke Christodoulou

      It’s not completely useless. But it’s not worth giving up your iOS 5 untether.

      Being able to delete stuff from photo stream sure is nice though.

  • http://twitter.com/christodouluke Luke Christodoulou

    Does iBooks Work or not with this jailbreak. It didn’t work on redsn0w

    • http://twitter.com/MattGregg97 Matt

      You’ll need to install corona to get iBooks workingon 5.0 and 5.0.1

      • http://twitter.com/christodouluke Luke Christodoulou

        Thanks for the thought but I already knew that. I wanted to know about 5.1.

  • http://twitter.com/jabarmep jabar

    yesterday i get new iphone 4 with iso 4.3.1 but i not able to update in 5.0.1 but al last i upgrade it into 5.1 after i did the jailbreak but my safari is not wroking and please help me to how downgrade in to 5.0.1 without SHSH

    • http://www.facebook.com/madmankadz Kadeem Kadz Dulice

      EL OH EL !!

    • Sina

      Impossible.

    • http://twitter.com/nuflava nuflava

      Not possible f.

  • http://twitter.com/nuflava nuflava

    It depends on how often you power off.

  • Anonymous

    Waiting for update of Ultrasn0w to go to 5.1….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000042556113 Haider Ali

    I have iphone 3gs old bootrom .if i do iOS 5.1 untethered jailbreak will it unlock my carrier with ultrasn0w ?
    Please replay ASAP
    Thanks

    • Anonymous

      ultrasn0w is not yet compatible with 5.1. So, if you upgrade it, you might be unable to unlock it. Wait for dev-team release a updated version of ultrasn0w, that will for sure be 5.1 compatible…

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000042556113 Haider Ali

        Hmm thanks :)

      • Raghu Hegde

        The new snowbreez V 2.9.2 shows that it is only for new bootrom. How to jailbreak iphone 3gs old bootrom. I have jailbroken it earlier with Snowbreez 4.33 and my firmware is 04.26.08

  • http://twitter.com/amad_ahmed01 Amad

    Snowbreeze is long you have to restore to JB bitch its 2012. Redsnow take 5 mins plus with snowbreeze 2.9 and 2.9.1 i was experiencing licensing issues with cydia for paid apps like intelliscreenx.

  • http://www.culturecodec.com/ Jeremy Morse

    Looking forward to a redsn0w update for Mac, hopefully untethered for A4 devices. Sad to learn of A5 exploit issues… If the dev team can’t work around it, I guess I’ll be looking at a factory unlocked iPhone 5 next year.

  • Anonymous

    Hi
    I’m on iphone 4 ios 5.0 tethered jailbreak with baseband preserved. Now i want to upgrade to ios 5.0.1 with baseband preserved. I created custom firmware with snowbreeze 2.9.1. when i click shift+restore in itunes, after processing the file its throwing error 3194. i tried doing this many times. even added ip address in windows host file.

    let me know whether it is possible now to update from 5.0 tethered to 5.0.1 untethered?

    pleassssssssssssssss help me……..

    thanks

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000042556113 Haider Ali

      U are too late
      Aplle has stop signing ios 5.0.1 ..

      • Anonymous

        :(

        thanks

  • http://twitter.com/1jerremy atif

    cydia is not working after jailbreak ios5.1…wt to do,plz help

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/LXUBHUQPNQIHHUBP2JE47BDWBA Nischay

      i had the same problem i jailbreaked my ipod with snowbreze but cydia was not opening i selected the ipsw file in redsnow 0.9.10b6 and selected just boot and it worked . if u have any problems email me in yadav.nischay13@gmail.com

  • nikolaus bremer

    I have IPhone 4 (Originally Locked to Telus Canada) and accidentally updated to new OS now it is with 5.1 OS and Baseband (04.12.01), I have used redSn0w to load custom firmware with no_BBS and jailbreak it and installed ultraSn0w patch first and then ultrasn0w, But i am unable to get Service it always says No Service. Any one can guide / help, I will be thankful.

  • nikolaus bremer

    I have IPhone 4 (Originally Locked to Telus Canada) and accidentally updated to new OS now it is with 5.1 OS and Baseband (04.12.01), I have used redSn0w to load custom firmware with no_BBS and jailbreak it and installed ultraSn0w patch first and then ultrasn0w, But i am unable to get Service it always says No Service. Any one can guide / help, I will be thankful.