Sn0wbreeze 2.8 Beta 11 To Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 For iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch Released


iH8sn0w has also released Sn0wbreeze 2.8 beta 11 to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that was just released by Apple.

Sn0wbreeze is considered the unofficial PwnageTool for Windows. It allows users to create custom iOS 5.0.1 firmware file that is pre-jailbroken, which can be used to upgrade their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to iOS 5.0.1.

In case of iPhone, it also preserves the baseband from getting upgraded so that it can be unlocked using Ultrasn0w.

According to the release notes, Sn0wbreeze 2.8 beta 11 includes the following features:

  • Supports iOS 5.0 (9A334)/5.0.1 (9A405)
  • Fixed iBooks sandbox crashing issues (as of 2.8b9).
  • Fixed location services issues with iPhone 3GS
  • users running the iPad baseband (as of 2.8b9).
  • Re-added iPad baseband install option to iPhone 3GS.
  • Tethered devices are booted via iBooty which is
  • extracted to the Desktop after running sn0wbreeze.
Sn0wbreeze 2.8 beta 11 supports the following iOS 5.0.1 devices:

Sn0wbreeze 2.8 beta 11 supports an untethered jailbreak for iPhone 3GS (old bootrom) and a tethered jailbreak for the remaining iOS 5 devices mentioned above, which means that you need to connect your iOS device to the computer on every reboot. It cannot jailbreak iPad 2 or iPhone 4S.

Dev team strongly recommends jailbreakers and unlockers to avoid upgrading to iOS 5.0.1 until they figure out the process to downgrade to iOS 5.

But if you can’t wait then you can download Sn0wbreeze 2.8 beta 11 for Windows using this link.

[via @iH8sn0w]

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  • Moodi

    That is a good move in the right dircation and will wait for the Redsn0w to do the same..
    Come on Dev-Team good luck

    • Jcf

      I did manage to JB 5.0.1 with Redsn0w 0.9.9b8. Press “just download” 5.0.5 IPSW in iTunes, then locate it in your library. Copy to Pwnaged folder where you also have Redsn0w [you also will need the 5.0 ipsw file]. Go to iTunes Option+clic Update and locate the 5.0.1. and let iTunes update it. Then close iTunes and run Redsn0w. Mannualy select 5.0 IPSW [current version of redsn0w does not support 5.0.1 yet] and jailbreak. Follow the instructions as with 5.0 jailbreaking. I don’t care about unlocking, so be careful.

      • is this an untethered Jailbreak and can it used for3GS? Thanks!

        • Kk305

          Did you even read the article?

        • Jcf

          No it’s still tethered. it’s just a possibility before they release Redsn0w for Mac that can work with 5.0.1. I would search the site for untethered for 3GS.

      • moodi

        Thanks Jcf that is clear I also don’t cate about unlocking and will try it. BUT only one thing that is not clear , you say “”Press “just download” 5.0.5 IPSW in iTunes”” . there is no 5.0.5 or do you mean 5.0.1 ???

        Thank you

        • Jcf

          Moodi the 5.0.5 was a typo the correct was 5.0.1 🙂

      • xelon

        Worked for me! But I have no clue, why you were talking about pwnaged folder? I just downloaded 0.9.9b8, selected manually the old 5.0 and my 3GS (new br) was jailbroken on 5.0.1. BUT: cydia is still gray. Using redsn0w for “Just boot tethered right now” does not work. So I can start my iPhone, but the jailbreak does not work..

        • xelon

          OK, problem solved. I just had to specify the 5.0 AGAIN manually and THEN click on “Just boot”

  • kalle

    what about 4s

    • Paradox

      stated in the article “It cannot jailbreak iPad 2 or iPhone 4S.”

  • I’m betting the 4gs unthethered jailbreak is on the way and will be available by Thanksgiving. I have the new 4gs ready to go when the jailbreak hits. In the meantime, I’m happy with 4g jailbroken.

    • Key

      quit saying “4g”, it’s “4” and “4S” – they are merely model version numbers

      • Mia

        Agreed…I’m not sure why people think its called iPhone 4g

      • Domingo

        Doesn’t “4G” mean four generation instead of 4G internet speed.

        • Steve1010

          This is about Apple naming conventions.

          First generation
          2g second generation
          3g third generation
          3gs still third generation; more CPU speed
          4 is for 4th generation
          4s is still 4th generation; more CPU speed. S = speed

    • Steve1010

      Ok let clarify the iPhones things here.

      2G means 2G data network
      3G means 3G data network
      3Gs means 3G data network, but the phone’s CPU is twice the speed of the 3G phone

      iPhone 4 is only compatible with 3G data network
      iPhone 4s is still only compatible with 3G data network, but the phone’s CPU is twice the speed comparing to an iPhone 4.

      Carriers are slowly building their 4G data networks, but your phone has to support it. I think the Atrix, the Galaxy 2s and other Andriod devices are 3G and 4G capable. However, the 4G data networks are not everywhere, but slowly expand.

  • Eric

    I wish Apple would stick with an easy convention for naming their phones.
    – iPhone = iPhone 2G
    – iPhone 2 = iPhone 3G
    – iPhone 3 = iPhone 3G[S]
    – iPhone 4 = iPhone 4 of course
    – iPhone 5 = iPhone 4[S]

    • Apple doesn’t name their iphones based on what generation it is. They just go with the flow, which changes in number when there’s a dramatic upgrade while adding an [s] for an incremental upgrade. They could easily name the next model 4GS if all they’re adding is LTE capabilities. It wouldn’t be called 5 unless there were dramatic changes like a redesigned form factor.

      • Rob

        Or more likely the next big update with LTE is going to be called 4G and then do another incremental upgrade the year after calling it 4GS. Just like with the 3G and 3GS. Also the next iPhone is most likely not going to be called 5 since the 4S is the 5th iPhone. @Eric the first iPhone wasn’t officially called the iPhone 2G by apple but I guess it’s used to helps people distinguish which iPhone they are talking about.

    • Dice

      WELL MINES IS A iPhone 4ss…… ^_^.
      What i woulda named it anyhow braging bout the chip inside.

  • fas

    What about iOS 5 jailbreak?

    • khel905

      read the article to know that it is supporting :
      Supports iOS 5.0 (9A334)/5.0.1 (9A405)

  • Ricky

    I have an ipod touch 4.1 version and jialbreak doeant work and i dnt have a computer, anybody no what to do?

  • Ricky

    Its a 4 th generation 8 gig…

  • Ricky

    Its an 4th generation, 8 gig….

  • Yahia

    what about the ipad baseband and how does this version of snowbreeze “Fixes location services issues with iPhone 3GS” ?
    Can it be used to jailbreak earlier verisons such as ios 4.1 to 4.3?

    thanks for your great efforts.

  • robert

    Hello sir,
    I am just wondering which is the best site to jailbreak?Snowbreeze or Redsnow?I am stuck in 4.11.08 and I would like to use my phone as ipad.I heard that I can jailbreak with snowbreeze and I can use like ipad.But I am getting confuse that if dev team have release unlock software can I use their software or not because if I have use snowbreeze.Will you please explain to me clearly?I don’t really know anything about it.Thank you so much.

    • Edgar(Brazil)

      You can use both…redsnow or snowbreeze…you didn’t preserve your old baseband then you can use any method…
      Dev team has no release unlock for your baseband (4.11.08) yet…

  • khel905

    wow this is great>>>
    but how can i upgrade to 5.0.1 and jailbreak using this tool? and keep my apps in the new ios 5.0.1???
    please reply
    and thanks

    • iDoc

      just backup and when upgrade is done———restore.

  • Trickdawg

    I wish I hadn’t upgraded to 5.01…now I can’t JB my iPhone….nice to have read the “wait article” after I upgraded….Grrrrrrrrrgh

    • Trick

      Did you even read the whole article?

    • Rob

      As long as you have the 4 or below you can still probably jailbreak right now using redsnow you just have to point it to 5.0 when jailbreaking.

      • Steve1010

        I am on 5.0.1 now and loving it. I can always back down to 4.3.3 and JB again. Anyway, I find the 4.3.3 is somewhat boring and want try out the 5.0.1. By the way, my battery is doing great so far.

        • Vixzor

          How do you downgrade to 4.3.3?

          • Steve1010

            My 4.3.3 has been ssh blobs saved. Put the phone to dfu mode, change local host ip address pointing to Cydia and restore through iTunes. Need to have the custom OS on your pc

  • DayMare

    WOW! Yet another ‘tethered’ Jailbreak!!!!
    At the risk of sounding ungrateful… maybe we could try harder for an actual UN-Tethered version quicker instead of spitting out tethered updates??…. Hmmmmm

    • Rob

      Be patient I’m sure the people that update the jailbreak tools aren’t the same ones that work on the actual jailbreak and since the jailbreak process probably hasn’t changed in a while it doesn’t matter. Also I’m sure finding a bootrom exploit for creating a untethered jailbreak is like punching a brick wall blindly hoping to find a weaks spot to break through

  • Trick

    Is there a work around for the ota error on a jailbroken iPhone? I really don’t want to screw around with iTunes if I don’t have to.

  • axe

    Damn… Is it too hard to read before throwing stupid question? People just getting lazy these days.

  • drvnx

    Is the sem-untether cydia hack still available for this update?

    Also, has anyone tried it yet? As long as I can call, email and SMS until I can get to a PC I am good.

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  • Paul

    You guys should mention in the article that Ultrasn0w is NOT working in 5.0.1. Some sort of compatibility issue I think. I just used Sn0wBreeze on my old bootrom 3GS to get 5.0.1 jailbroken, and installing ultrasn0w will still not let me use my T-mobile SIM.

  • Grime

    I have a 3GS laying in my dresser drawer, haven’t used it since upgrading to the 4. I was thinking about upgrading my 3GS from ios 3.whatever to ios 5 or 5.0.1. I’m wondering if it’s still possible to downgrade back to the original ios 3.whatever if I’m not satisfied after upgrading to ios 5 or 5.0.1? I have no plans to upgrade my 4, my primary phone, until an untethered jail break is available.

  • ABC

    Re iPod Touch jailbreaks:
    Shouldn’t it be easier/faster to do a Touch untethered jailbreak, since one doesn’t have to worry about basebands etc.? Or what’s the problem?

  • Kitty

    ATM iPhone without unthethered jb it is useless piece of shi.t, 700 usd brick.

  • joe blo

    The dev team is slowly losing the battle. They lost the ability to unlock — they can’t jailbreak iOS5 untethered and can’t even touch Iphone 4s or iPad2. What makes me annoyed is that nobody’s even actually trying except them now… everyone just sits there and expects THEM to do it for them. News flash — they can’t, or they won’t. We all know they’ll stall until the cows come home, or they get showed up by a single, genius developer.

    • Joe

      I think you are right. Its been so long since Ipad was jailbroken and no iOS5 untethered. Looks like the battle is going in the favor of Apple… My wonderful Iphone 4S and Ipad 5 is not so wonderful anymore 🙁

  • Sam

    give me the untethered reboot then we will be in business.

  • harry

    i jailbreak my iPhone 4 iOS 5 to iOS 5.0.1 using snowbreeza preserve baseband 01.59.00 but in cydia can’t unlock ultrasn0w it docent work for iOS 5.0.1

  • Esco

    Trying to upgrade iPhone 4 since it’s locked but no luck. Tried every Possible option host deletion, ireb, and in dfu etc etc but nothing. I still continue on to receive error 1600 or 3194. WTF please help. Suggestion would be great. Thanks

    • Nemesis Crox

      I am having the same problem with error 3194. Still stuck here trying to figure it out 🙁 HELP!!

      • tommy

        I had the same issue on two of my laptop (Dell) XP and Win 7. don’t work. then try on my work PC, Lenovo. worked like a chime. I think maybe driver issue.

    • Oddjob

      I had the 1600 error numerous times, found a trick….. If it does just about a complete restore( the line under apple logo on screen is basically full) and gives 1600 error, use redsn0w just boot option. It worked for me, I then synced phone with iTunes and it was fine… Rebooted device hundreds of times since

  • maxhd

    hi all and sorry for my bad english!!
    just one question:
    the untethered jailbreak for iPhone 4 is not out, correct?
    thx and keep the good work! 🙂

    • Steve1010

      The latest untethered for the iPhone 4 is IOS 4.3.3. Anything above this is tethered. Will see how the 5.0.0 and 5.0.1 go. I have been on JB forever, so Iam not too crazy about it.

  • Runehasa

    Anyone getting a odd problem after booting tethered where the screen shrinks to about 1/5th the size on the top left hand corner? Seems to be the only way to fix this is to have springboard in safe mode and reopen everything to get it to regain its size. Just wondering if anyone might know what springboard/cydia app might be causing this as I have only the basics on my phone

  • iRSX

    I’m having a problem with Sn0wBreeze 2.8b10 (not 11!) jailbroken iPhone 4. When every I try to use the international keyboard the app crashes and the phone jumps to the springboard. This happens in every single app with a text entry field: Safari, Notes, Reminder, Message, Mail, etc, etc, etc. There was one time when my text input was stuck on International and I couldn’t change it back to English, so whenever I tried to enter anything at all it would crash. Had to restore to fix that one…

    Any ideas!? Google’s giving no answers!

    • CP

      I have the same problem. But even worse, I attempt to upgrade to 5.0.1 via snowbreeze, and cydia didn’t work at all. So I stucked back to stock 5.0.1

    • nel

      Hi, i got a solution to fix the keyboard crash as mine crashes before when i switched to traditional chinese; follow the steps below.

      1. Create “preserve baseband only” ipsw with snowbreeze (this step does not jailbreak your device, but only keep the current baseband, you will jailbreak your device with redsn0w later)
      2. SHSH stitch the “preserved baseband ipsw” with your 5.0.1 SHSH with redsn0w (this step allows iTunes to restore to previous firmware that’s already old in Apple’s database, it also skips the 3194 error)

      1. Put ur iphone into pwned dfu mode, shift+restore with “preserved baseband only” ipsw
      2. After phone is back on, use “redsn0w_win_0.9.10b5c” –> Select “factory clean 5.0.1 ipsw” –> jailbreak your device with it.

      After all, it should be fine. If you do not need to preserve your previous baseband, just disregard the snowbreeze step, and go directly from factory restore 5.0.1 -> redsn0w jailbreak with clean ipsw

      • DWW

        Solved my problem! Thanks!

  • Jesse

    Ok I’m trying to get mine updated but I’m still on 4.0.1 (8a306). How can I update mine to even 4.2. I can wait for the 5.0 upgade later just need to get mine updated to be able to download apps since most require 4.1

  • Nemesis Crox

    please i am getting the 3194 error message!!!! I will be very appreciated. pLeaseeee

    • Steve1010

      Is your local host still pointing to Cydia’s ip address? what are you trying to do?

  • yukiey

    Same with me cannot upgrade to ios 5.00 . 3194 error. my host not point to cydia or other ip address.

    • Steve1010

      Oh. You can no longer upgrade to 5.0.0. Apple has stopped signing the OS. Only 5.0.1 is available. Sorry

      • yukiey

        how to do it now? upgrade to 5.01?

        • Steve1010


  • Oh. You can no longer upgrade to 5.0.0. Apple has stopped signing the OS. Only 5.0.1 is available. Sorry
    How come dev’s didn’t post this and or see this coming??? And all these writers need to update there articles on preserving our basebands and updating to iOS 5.0.1 but I still can’t get iTunes to restore to custom iOS 5.0.1 keep getting error 3194 or 2005 and yes I already checked and changed my hosts file to many times to count ps I’m on windows vista using sn0wbreeze 2.8b11 and custom iOS 5.0.1 from sn0wbreeze Any other suggestions I don’t care about JB just keeping my baseband for Gevey ultra on iPhone 4 get JB later if possible… I guess just restore back to 4.3.3 and wait for Redsn0w to do custom ipsw’s to keep BB??? Help

    • Steve1010

      If I was you I would go back to 4.3.3 and keep the baseband to be compatible with your turbo sim. Read up on the Tinyumbrella and see when they release the latest tool to preserve the baseband during the upgrade to the latest OS. I am not a fan of Snowbreeze. That junk really kills your battery big time.

  • Ok cleared Tinyumbrella v 5.01.00 stopped it from using Cydia hosts and stopped Tinyumbrella from running concurrently with iTunes! Using iTunes 10.5
    Then restarted iTunes and shift restore pointing to custom FW iOS 5.0.1 by Sn0wbreeze v 2.8b11 and it finally I think it’s working but now i don’t know what to do next iTunes says it restored but it’s not showing up in iTunes and iPhone 4 shows apple and blank loading bar…maybe I’m suppose to start ibooty now or am I’m suppose to do something else. Suggestions would be nice! Thanks in advance!

    • Steve1010

      Ok. You’ve asked for it hacker. Here are the steps:
      1- download the latest Snowbreeze.
      2- download IOS 5.0.1 IPSW
      3- fire up Snowbreeze and browse to the IOS that you just downloaded
      4- Snowbreeze is now cooking the OS
      5 -Snowbreeze will instruct you to put your phone on DFU mode
      6- open iTunes, hold the shift key and click on restore
      7- browse to the IOS that Snowbreeze just cooked
      8- ITunes is now restoring your phone with this custom OS
      9 -your phone will not boot normally after the restored
      10- this is why Snowbreeze comes with Ibooty for you to boot your JB to tethered
      I might have left out a few details. Hope you find the above helpful

      • Nemesis Crox

        I can only get to Step 7 because of the damn 3194 error 🙁
        Two days trying and still no success

      • Wilf

        I accidentally updated my iphone4 with Itunes the other day and the phone, of course, became locked. I have followed your clear advice to a tee and everything works perfectly except that after i use Ibooty I am in exactly the same position again. i.e. the phone takes me through set up and then says my sim card is no good. I have no idea what I’m doing wrong but I have spent days on this and can see no light at the end of this dark tunnel:( Please help

    • pnm901

      Hey I have that same problem. I am also stuck on apple logo with loading bar underneath. I have tried to jailbreak with this method and first time it didn’t work , so i tried to jailbreak again and i got stuck. please help . thanks who could help me with that.

  • Jennifer

    Hello, I’ve been trying to jailbreak my iphone 3gs with redsn0w and ive tried with snowbreeze but my phone keeps on freezing so im restoring it constantly to try and jailbreak. With redsn0w it gets past the reboot and just stays frozen and with snowbreeze it never finished rebooting after the jailbreak. It gets frozed with the apple logo and the little bar at the bottom that shows the recovery progress. Does anyone know why thats happening?? Thanks!

    • Jennifer

      Oh and its ios 5.0.1

  • Alexandre Oliveira

    Hi all, I’ve managed to jailbreak my iPhone on IOS 5.0.1 using redsnow, but for some reason it keeps on crashing and going back to semi-tether as I can only call and use messages and official apps. Any ideas?

  • Rufat

    Can anyone help me? I am trying to jb my iPhone 4 iOS 5.0.1 I used snowbreez to make my IPSW and got my .shsh blobs while running the tinyumbrella server I am getting error 11 on restore. Not sure what I am doing wrong. I have also edited my hosts file. I read somewhere that I need to take out my bbsw from IPSW but not sure how to do that.

    • danny

      Hey Rufat,

      I’m in the exact same boat as you, although I already performed the step of removing my bbfw file (all you have to do is rename the .ipsw to .zip, open that, remove the bbfw file from the firmware folder, save the archive, rename back to .ipsw) – but I am still getting error 11. Any tips???


  • Nemesis

    I just received a notification to update iTunes and finally the error 3194 is gone and now updating my iPhone from 4.1 to 5.0.1 🙂 let’s see

    • Nemesis

      It worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 100%

  • Nemesis

    very very happy now the error 3194 has gone and my iphone has been successfully upgraded from 4.1 to 5.0.1 woo hoo and cydia installed 🙂 thanks to the new itunes installed today.

    • Steve 1010

      I am happy for you. Now can you please go out and help others?

  • Dealio

    Wow! a bunch of little nagging foul mouth brats! I hope your mother see’s the things you are saying. And takes your phones away…. spoiled rotten punks.

  • Iphone Trini Kid

    I have an old bootrom 3gs which was on IOS 5.0 and unlocked using ultrasnow on baseband 06.15.00 . It suddenly cut off in my pocket without me knowing. I tried everything to reboot it but nothing worked. I had to upgrade to IOS 5.0.1 using sn0wbreeze 2.8 b11. The phone rebooted properly and functions fine except it seems to still be locked after running ultrasnow. I still have the 06.15.00 baseband. It says invalid sim and then No Service. I just read that ultrasn0w is not compatible with 5.0.1, is this true and how soon will it be updated ??
    Thanks for any assistance !!!

    • danny

      it took me 3 days to get it working until i found this, you have to fix the telephony driver file

      • Iphone Trini Kid

        Thanks a Million Danny !!! Tried it and it worked like a charm.
        I am now back on the network !!!
        Appreciate Much !!

  • Amit

    I have updated my 3gs to ios 5.0.1, but I am not able to set it up, it keeps on saying no SIM detected, when I connect to itunes.

  • Mike

    is it possible to jail break iphone 4s version 5.0.1 9a405 ?

  • maxhd

    someone can plz tell me how i can jail break
    my iphone version 5.0?
    I never did it, this is the first time for me, so if someone is so nice to
    help me i’ll be very happy! 🙂

    • Steve1010

      Don’t bother for now.. Wait for an untethered version to jb your phone.

  • Mike

    Hi, I have just upgraded and jailbreak my iPhone 4 from iOS 4.3.3 to 5.0.1 using the Sn0wbreeze 2.8b11. I am relying on ultrasn0w to unlock my baseband 01.59.00 and if I upgrade or downgrade, I won’t be able to unlock. However, after I upgrade my firmware to iOS 5.0.1 by sn0wbreeze, Cydia and Safari crashed every time I open it. Now, can’t use the Cydia to unlock and Safari. Can someone help? Please……is there any other solution?

    • Asixex

      Mike, I have the same problem as you. I’m going to try to restore my iPod Touch (4G) with the same IPSW provided/created by sn0wbreeze. I’ll let you know what’s going on.

      • Asixex

        No luck. I get the same thing. Going to try it again, but with a modified HOSTS file (Windows)

        • Asixex

          Managed to get Safari working, but now Cydia has a blank icon and still won’t start.
          To get Safari working, make sure you have restored your iDevice to 5.0.1 (as provided by APPLE) AND HAVE DOWNLOADED iOS 5.0 (google it). After that, use redsn0w 0.9.9b8 and click ‘Extras’ > Select IPSW > Locate your iOS 5.0 IPSW and jailbreak using that. You will have Safari working.
          I’m now working on a way to get Cydia working as well.

          • Rabidhawk

            any luck on breaking cydia. I used snowbreeze for 5.0.1 safari works but cydia crashes always. pls let me know

  • Paul Blaney

    I hate this fricking website, all i am seeing is fricking ads it just makes me dizzy. STUPID. I’m gonna block this website on Google and will be telling people to not go here. STUPID P.O.S

  • ste

    creating custom ipsw with snowbreeze for ios 5.0.1 but in itunes it says firmware not compatable any ideas? thanks

  • Rabidhawk

    Hi Guys,
    Just broke my ipod touch 4g with snowbreeze on Ios5.0.1
    Cydia is displayed on my home screen but does not open when selected any help would be appreciated.


  • Jay Jay

    Good job I guess, only im not nearly impressed…All of those devices have been jailbroken already so all they did was help all the idiots that updated and are crying about their own stupidity…Its kinda like coming out with a hack for snes right now, step it up…4s and ipad are todays challenges…

  • tapan

    hey guys cydia does not open up and safari crahes. iphone 4 ios 5.0.1 . have preserve the baseband but its showing just a si
    ngle carrier signal( vodafone). pls help.!!!

  • tapan

    and btw i used snowbreeze and ibooty..(hope this help you in helping me)

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