How to jailbreak iOS 5.1 with Sn0wBreeze v2.9.2

Earlier today we brought you details on ih8sn0w’s 2.9.2 release of Sn0wBreeze for Windows.

Now we’ve put together a written tutorial along with a video tutorial that guides you through the entire tethered jailbreak process for iOS 5.1 on Windows.

This is a tethered jailbreak for non-A5 devices only, so it won’t work with the iPhone 4S, and iPad 2. If you have an eligible device like the iPhone 4, or iPad 1, then step right inside…


Step 1: Place your device into DFU mode.

Step 2: Download Sn0wBreeze 2.9.2 from our downloads page, and execute in Windows XP compatibility mode as an administrator.

Step 3: Click ok, next, and then click browse and select the iOS 5.1 firmware for your device. Ensure that Sn0wbreeze is able to verify the device, and then click next.

Step 4: Click Simple Mode from your list of options, and Sn0wBreeze will build a custom firmware file and place it on your desktop when completed.

Step 5: Once the firmware is built, click ok, and the place your device back into DFU mode and click start. This will place your device into PwnedDFU mode.

Step 6: Close Sn0wBreeze, open iTunes, and then hold the Shift key on your keyboard and click restore. Select the custom Sn0wBreeze firmware from your desktop, and let iTunes restore your device.

Step 7: Once restored, setup your device, and you should see the Cydia icon on page 2 of your Home screen. Place you device back into DFU mode.

Step 8: Locate the iBooty folder on your desktop that Sn0wBreeze creates, and execute iBooty. Select your device from the drop down menu in the bottom right-hand corner, and click start. This will perform a tethered boot so that you can use your device. Every time you reboot your device, you will need to put your device into DFU mode and perform a tethered boot using iBooty.

Step 9: Once your device is back at your Home screen, you can setup Cydia and start using your newly jailbroken device.

If you need more assistance and information regarding Sn0wBreeze, be sure to check out our dedicated Sn0wBreeze page for this excellent Windows-only jailbreak utility.