Sn0wbreeze 2.8 Beta 9 To Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 Beta For iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch Released; Fixes iBooks Crashing Issue


iH8sn0w has also released Sn0wbreeze 2.8 beta 9 to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 beta for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that was seeded to developers of iOS developer program.

Dev team has also released a new version of Redsn0w – Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 beta.

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 beta. 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 9 includes the following features:

  • Supports iOS 5.0 (9A334)/5.0.1-b1 (9A402)Fixed iBooks sandbox crashing issues.
  • Fixed location services issues with iPhone 3GS
  • Users running the iPad baseband.
  • 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.
Sn0wbreeze 2.8 beta 9 supports the following iOS 5.0.1 devices:

Sn0wbreeze 2.8 beta 9 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.

[via @iH8sn0w]

You can download Sn0wbreeze 2.8 beta 9 for Windows using this link.

As always, let us know how it goes.

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  • ME

    Waaaaauw a tethered jailbreak, breaking news

    • Saul

      no doubt!! eaRTH SHAKING!!!!!

  • Mickey

    Cool to know that this jailbreak fixes iBooks crashing issue for iOS 5. Although I’m really hoping that there will be an unthedered jailbreak soon for the iPad 2. Waiting patiently for this jailbreak and hope it’s released soon

  • Ranaway

    SB2.8b8 casues problem when switching keyboard to a different language, specifically asian languages like chinese. Does this release also fixed this issue?

  • OGT

    Please! We need an Untheter Jailbreak…! :^(

  • Ivan

    I am ready to pay $ 5 for unttethered JB.

  • No untethered

    Stop asking for an untethered jailbreak – if there is one, it will not be released till apple releases the 5.01 update at the earliest as that would just let apple fix it in the update and you will all be whining about when the untethered jailbreak for 5.01 will be released. Have a little patience.

  • Dice

    4s jb who cares bout rest. >=)

  • fas

    Yeah jailbreak for iPad 2 is required on iOS 5.

  • Wiser2001

    As Ranaway said: Sn0wbreeze 2.8b11 crashes when switching keyboards (to Chinese in my case). Major pain in the a**. Has this been addressed? About to try redsn0w 0.9.9b8 to see if the Chinese keyboard issue is addressed… will update.

  • FoundASolution

    For the international Keyboard/System crash, specifically the Chinese one (not tested with other asian languages) I was unable to find a fix whilst using sn0wbreeze. If I changed the system language to Chinese, it would go into an infinte reboot loop and would have to restore to a custom IPSW again. I have, however, found an alternative method for using iOS 5.01 – use the latest redsn0w (a custom IPSW with 0.9.10b5 in my case). This seems to be working fine (tested different apps and languages as a new iPhone setup) and hasn’t crashed yet. Fingers crossed this post doesn’t jinx the process (currently in the process of restoring from a backup).

    [I’m on an old-bootrom 3GS)