By Cody Lee on Jun 26, 2011
Apple seeded the 2nd beta of their iOS 5 software to developers last Friday. As typical of any new iOS firmware release, we have been asked if the new update can be jailbroken and unlocked.
Though we’ve heard the disappointing news that the new firmware has patched the Gevey SIM unlock, the software is certainly still jailbreakable. RedSn0w was the first to announce compatibility with the new beta, but Sn0wBreeze wasn’t far behind… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jun 18, 2011
iH8sn0w’s popular jailbreak tool for Windows, Sn0wBreeze, has been updated with support for an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak on the iPhone 3GS. iOS 5 is still in the Beta 1 stage, and Sn0wBreeze Beta 2 is the first method available for an untethered iOS 5 jailbreak on the iPhone 3GS.
Thanks to the old bootrom on the 3GS, users can enjoy a fully untethered iOS 5 Beta 1 jailbreak with the newly released Sn0wBreeze update. Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 13, 2011
Apple announced a major software update for iDevices last week, iOS 5. The new firmware will introduce over 200 new features in iOS, and is expected to seriously impact the jailbreak community.
But jailbreakers haven’t skipped a beat since the beta version of iOS 5 rolled out last Monday. Within 24 hours of the release, jailbreak software was updated to support the new firmware. Now you can add Sn0wbreeze to that list of iOS 5 compatible tools… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Jun 2, 2011
SHSH blobs, despite the slightly comical name are extremely important in the world of iOS jailbreaking. See, the problem with jailbreaking iOS devices is every once in a while you might need to revert to an old firmware version, something Apple isn’t too keen on.
When attempting to flash an iDevice with a firmware other than the most current one, iTunes will contact Apple’s servers for authentication and because your version of iOS is older than the one currently installed, the server refuses.
Luckily this can be gotten around as with so many things in tech – and this is where SHSH blobs come in, along with a new tool by hacking friend iH8sn0w called iFaith… Read More
By Sebastien Page on May 31, 2011
We’ve talked about f0recast before, a tool that allows you to figure out if you can jailbreak, and unlock your iPhone. iH8Sn0w, the developer of f0recast, just released an update to the tool, bringing it to version 1.3.
Although no new features were added in this version, f0recast has been updated with the recent jailbreak situations in order to give you an accurate assessment of your unlocking/jailbreaking ability… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 30, 2011
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… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 7, 2011
Apple released iOS 4.3.3 (4.2.8 for Verizon iPhones) last Wednesday, less than three weeks after the previous software update. The new firmware included a fix for the location tracking file that Apple has gotten into so much water over (is that considered Cider?).
Chances are, most of you didn’t consider 4.3.3 big enough to update from 4.3.2. But with the Verizon iPad 2 problem fixed and the infamous tracking bug patched, we may not see another update until iOS 5 is released. If that’s the case, then this will likely be the last jailbreak for several months, so why not update? Read More
By Cody Lee on May 6, 2011
Most of you that have upgraded to Apple’s latest firmware, have probably already jailbroken your iDevices using RedSn0w or PwnageTool. If you haven’t yet, you may want to give Sn0wbreeze a try. As we reported earlier, the jailbreak software has joined the iOS 4.3.3 party, courtesy of i0n1c‘s untether.
Although generally mentioned last when discussing jailbreak options, Sn0wbreeze is still a good choice for jailbreakers looking to hack their iDevices with ease. It’s especially useful for folks with Verizon iPhones, as the software created by iH8sn0w is currently the only way to jailbreak 4.2.8… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 6, 2011
As you’ve probably already seen with RedSn0w and PwnageTool, i0n1c has updated his untether exploit to support Apple’s latest firmware. Like the previously mentioned titles, Sn0wbreeze has been updated to support iOS 4.3.3.
This release comes less than 72 hours after Apple dropped the new iOS software, which fixes the location bug we told you about last month. Though many of you folks didn’t have much of a reason to upgrade, for those who did, we have you covered… Read More
By Alex Heath on Apr 30, 2011
If you’ve jailbroken your Verizon iPhone 4 on iOS 4.2.7 with RedSn0w, you know that you’ve only got a tethered jailbreak. Lucky for you, there’s a new Cydia package that allows you to untether your currently tethered RedSn0w jailbreak.
Following the update to Sn0wBreeze for the Verizon iPhone, an untether solution has been pushed for RedSn0w users and is now available in Cydia. Read More
By Alex Heath on Apr 30, 2011
The Sn0wBreeze jailbreak tool for Windows has been updated with support for the Verizon iPhone 4 running iOS 4.2.7. iH8Sn0w has updated Sn0wBreeze with a new payload for an untethered jailbreak on the latest version of iOS for the Verizon iPhone.
If you are a Windows user with a Verizon iPhone 4 running iOS 4.2.7, you can now perform an untethered jailbreak with Sn0wBreeze… Read More
By Alex Heath on Apr 25, 2011
There are now several ways to jailbreak your iPhone running iOS 4.3.2. RedSn0w, PwnageTool, and Sn0wBreeze will all jailbreak the iPhone on 4.3.2.
4.3.2 hasn’t been out for that long, but i0n1c’s untethered exploit has already been implemented into three of the most popular jailbreak tools.
By Sebastien Page on Apr 19, 2011
Just hours after the Dev Team updated RedSn0w, young iPhone hacker iH8Sn0w updated his own jailbreak tool, Sn0wBreeze, to version 2.6. This new version of Sn0wBreeze uses i0n1c’s untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.2.
For those of you that are not aware, Sn0wBreeze is a tool very similar to PwnageTool. Sn0wBreeze, a Windows-only jailbreak, allows you to update to the latest iOS while preserving your baseband, which is necessary if you want to unlock your iPhone.
Sn0wBreeze 2.6 will work for any device that supports iOS 4.3.2, except for the iPad 2… Read More
By Alex Heath on Apr 4, 2011
iH8sn0w has updated his Windows jailbreak tool, called Sn0wBreeze, with the untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1. Sn0wBreeze is now the third tool available for an untethered jailbreak on iOS 4.3.1 (alongside PwnageTool and RedSn0w).
Sn0wbreeze 2.5 is hardly different from its last beta, except that is uses i0n1c’s untethered exploit. An added bonus is that the hidden multitouch gestures in iOS 4.3 are enabled with Sn0wBreeze. These gestures were unearthed a couple of months ago, and iH8sn0w has found a way to enable them in his latest jailbreak tool.
Sn0wBreeze is not recommended for those wishing to preserve their unlock. Again, Sn0wBreeze is Windows only. Read More
By Alex Heath on Mar 28, 2011
iH8Sn0w has released Sn0wbreeze 2.4b1, and the Windows jailbreak tool will now jailbreak iOS 4.3.1. There’s already been a tethered jailbreak for 4.3.1 uncovered in PwnageTool, and both available jailbreaks are still tethered.
Sn0wbreeze is now the more stable option for jailbreak iOS 4.3.1, but there is still no untethered solution available. Jailbreak devs are working hard to release an official untethered jailbreak for the latest version of iOS, but there is no exact ETA set. Read More
By Alex Heath on Mar 20, 2011
iH8Sn0w has pushed another update to his Windows jailbreak tool for iOS 4.3. Sn0wBreeze 2.3b4 adds some bug fixes and more baseband compatibility.
Sn0wBreeze 2.3 offers a tethered jailbreak solution for iOS 4.3, but the tool is still in beta. This means that stability is not guaranteed, and you should use it at your own risk…
By Alex Heath on Mar 17, 2011
iH8sn0w has pushed another update to his Sn0wBreeze jailbreak solution for Windows. As the only current jailbreak tool for iOS 4.3, Sn0wBreeze 2.3 offers a tethered jailbreak for those unlucky enough to update their firmware to 4.3.
Sn0wBreeze 2.3b2 adds several improvements from the first beta, but nothing too significant. Sn0wBreeze 2.3 is still in beta, and iH8sn0w and team are working hard to create an untethered solution for the popular Windows jailbreak tool…
By Sebastien Page on Dec 28, 2010
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… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Nov 13, 2010
iH8Sn0w, the developer of Sn0wBreeze recently announced on Twitter that he had released an updated version to his infamous jailbreak tool. This new version of Sn0wBreeze supposedly works with every device on iOS 4.1, including the iPad iOS 3.2.2.
Sn0wBreeze is like PwnageTool for Windows. It allows you to create a custom firmware while preserving the baseband and hacktivating the phone, thus making it possible for you to unlock using UltraSn0w. But how reliable is Sn0wBreeze? Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Oct 29, 2010
When Apple releases the final version of iOS 4.2 to the public next month, you shouldn’t have to wait long before a jailbreak is released. The jailbreak might even be released on the same day that Apple makes iOS 4.2 available to the masses.
A couple of days ago, iOS hacker iH8sn0w posted an image of an iPad, one obviously on firmware iOS 4.2, running the jailbreak only mobile terminal app. As we reported earlier, due to the nature of the jailbreak, the quick turnaround time should be something we should see going forward, because one of the exploits is a hardware exploit that, according to hackers, can’t be patched… Read More