Sn0wbreeze 2.9: Untethered iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak For iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, iPod Touch 4G / 3G Released

Sn0wbreeze 2.9

iH8sn0w – developer of Sn0wbreeze – another popular jailbreaking tool has just released Sn0wbreeze 2.9, which now incorporates pod2g’s untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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.

Until now, Sn0wbreeze only supported a tethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1. To celebrate the second anniversary of Sn0wbreeze, iH8sn0w has also included a number of features and improvements in Sn0wbreeze 2.9 such as:

  • Brought back old firmware support in one release!
  • GUI Improvements
  • You can now build IPSWs with TinyUmbrella/iFaith blobs!
  • Removes OTA Updates/badge on iOS 5.x.x+ devices.
  • Added an IPSW Downloader
  • Built-in iREB functionality updated from newest iREB r5 module.
  • Custom Packages in Expert actually works now. 😛
  • All supported firmwares in this release are untethered.
  • A5 devices are NOT supported at this time due to no public DFU/iBoot exploit.

Sn0wbreeze 2.9 supports the following iOS software updates:

  • iOS 3.1.3
  • iOS 3.2.x
  • iOS 4.0.x
  • iOS 4.1
  • iOS 4.2.1 – 4.2.8
  • iOS 4.3 – 4.3.3
  • iOS 5.0.1

iH8sn0w plans to add support for iOS 4.3.4/4.3.5/4.4.x/5.0 shortly.

Just like Redsn0w, Sn0wbreeze 2.9 will support the following iOS 5.0.1 devices:

  • iPad 1
  • iPod touch 4G, iPod touch 3G
  • iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS

You can download the latest version of Sn0wbreeze using this link. Please note that Sn0wbreeze is currently available only for Windows users.

As always, let us know how it goes in the comments.

[via iH8sn0w’s blog]

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  • Petter Poppet

    It would be much better to have ONE name for jailbreaking. HiSnow Snowbreeze Redsnow etc, can be all confusing. Thou big respect to ALL involved in the jailbreaking scene.

    • genXhippie

      “It would be much better to have ONE name for jailbreaking.”

      Yes, it would be more practical , especially for the newcomers to the scene imo.

  • PT

    When I first saw this post I LIT UP thinking it was for 15 devices. Needless to say I was disappointed once I read the entire post

  • Alvin

    For a split second, I thought I saw jailbreak for iphone4s. Lol. Gd work anyway 🙂

  • KELi

    seems like is having some heavy network traffic…communication error from their site.

  • silverwin

    im little confuse here, the title says Untethered but the entire article says it Tethered. anyone can clarify this?

    • TPRG_Drop

      The update made the jailbreak untethered, while it use to be tethered.

    • genXhippie

      “Until now, Sn0wbreeze only supported a tethered jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1.” That was directly from the article above. 😉

  • Kenya

    redsnow or snowbreeze, which one is better? any difference?

  • joe

    is there an unlock with snowbreeze

    • If you have an old baseband, you can use sn0wbreez to preserve the baseband and unlock. In other words, if your present iOS is unlocked, you can use sn0wbreez to preserve the baseband and unlock with ultrasn0w after JB. In addition, you can also use the iPad baseband feature included in sn0wbreez 2.9 to jailbreak your iPhone with new baseband and use ultrasn0w as mentioned above to unlock your phone. Beware… you can loose your GPS and secondly there’s no downgrade for iPad baseband. That means your GPS will be gone forever. The choice and risk is yours 😉

  • Manu

    Is iBooks fix included?

  • Kudos to iH8sn0w as always for this awesome release! It works like a charm. Though, I’ve not really tested the Apps, I think I’m hopeful it will be better than redsn0w JB. I use MyWi a lot and redsn0w has been a pain in the ass for me. The WiFi doesn’t work at all with redsn0w JB. I have to admit without pod2g’s hard, there wouldn’t be sn0wbreez 2.9. MyWi worked very well with the iOS 5.0.1 tether JB by sn0wbreez before and I hope it also be the same result with this awesome untether JB. The hacktivation with sn0wbreez is always a very useful feature. Thanks guys!

  • meng

    The chinese character is still a probelm it would freeze when changing to chinese keyboard

  • Casey

    Does anyone know if there will eventually be a release that includes a functioning custom boot logo option?

  • Carl

    this applies to all works for pod2g.
    so, everytime i let my iphone’s battery die, and i charge it, after the phone boots, it gets stuck in a never ending respring cycle. I tend to put it in dfu u mood, to charge it mid way, then keep holding power+home button to try to escape it.
    Just wanted pod2g to know

  • Since upgrading my 3GS new bootrom with sn0wbreez 2.9, I can’t reboot smoothly. It’s always stuck at apple’s bootlogo screnn. I have to try rebooting several times and it takes forever before it can finally booted (without iBoot anyway!). Anyone with similar situations? I was quick at praising this JB but it seems to have a bug. iH8sn0w should check this out. Thanks!

    • quaz

      Yeah Stan, I have the same problem with my 3Gs new bootrom. Rebooting has always been a problem for me ever seen i upgraded. At a point, I was doubting if it was really an untethered JB, cos I’ve had cause to use ibooty to boot my device.

      • I have tried iBooty too… but it did not work for me. I guess this is not really a full-untethered JB. Once booted after long tries, everything (Apps I have tried) work perfectly well. It is actually better than redsn0w 0.9.10b4 untethered with Apps performance. It just have to be a full-untethered JB which I doubt it is.

    • Dimitris

      I have the same problem with my iPhone 4!Not every time but pretty often, when i try to reboot my phone it gets stuck in the apple logo screen and then i have to put it in dfu mode and then out of dfu again!!it’s a bit annoying because otherwise it’s a great jb…

    • Pat

      I’m having the same problem with my 3gs new boot but at the initial jb install when it goes to the boot screen after install it like freezes at the apple logo about a cm from finishing. using snowbreez 2.9 btw any tips I’ve tried to jb about 13 times quite tiring I’m a first time jber but i have a good understanding in what must be done.

  • JojoS

    I have been waiting for Snowbreeze 2.9 to JB and Unlock my 3GS with iOS5.01 BB 05.16.05 but I know I have to upgrade BB to 06.15.00 but I can’t seem to get pass 87% checking when downloading ultraSn0w. Is there a fix coming for this? Better yet, is there a downgrade option coming for Ipad 1 BB to stock BB that is unlockable by UltraSn0w?

    • xuxo

      It’s not necessary to upgrade your baseband to the iPad one. Just create your custom firmware in normal mode.
      All modes support BB preservation and ask you weather you want to hacktivate the device or not.
      The problem, like others say is that it doesn’t seem to be a real untethered JB.

      • JojoS

        My current BB is unlockable. That is why BB upgrade is a must to be able to unlock via UltraSn0w.

      • Well, I think it still depends on which previous BB he has.
        These are the supported basebands for ultrasn0w 1.2.5 unlock on iOS 5.0.1:


        If he has any other BB beside these and he wants to unlock, iPad BB (06.15.00) is the only way to go.

        One thing is correct though… Sn0wbreez 2.9 is not really untether JB. I hope iH8sn0w fixes this issue soon. It’s getting me crazy already. Don’t get me wrong… I’ll always appreciate the good work from these guys.

        • JojoS

          Wasn’t I clear enough with what BB version I have in my original post? I have no choice but to upgrade BB to Ipad 1 so I don’t get it why it is not necessary if I want my Iphone unlocked.

  • Chris

    I have jailbroken my iphone a few times using previous versions of this software, but for some reason this time all I get is error 1600 from itunes. I’ve tried it a few times and also with the accompanying ireb, but still no joy. Anyone else getting this problem?

    • The reason for that is because you are not properly putting your iPhone into DFU. You MUST use ireb or redsnow to do that. Just follow the instructions and with a little creativity, everything will be just fine.

    • jason

      i got the same error 1604. spent hours trying and trying again, both on osx and wmware win7. tried standalone iREB. then i just used redsn0w 0.9.10b4 Done in 5 minutes. All I want is hotspot functionality

  • i have apple i phone 3gs jail break i want upgrade my os is 4.1 it is possible upgrade my os 5.0 in my phone

  • hockeyfights

    I tried JB my iphone 4 with Sn0wbreeze today. Everything was going well until the restore at which time I received the phone could not be restored error (10) and the phone is stuck on the Sn0wbreeze logo.

    Any ideas?

    Previously running JB 4.3.3

    • Wilo

      I would Upgrade the iphone to version 5.0.1 first and then do the jailbreak. I had a jailbreak for 4.2.1 installed before and that’s what I did and it worked flawlessly

  • Wilo

    I just jailbreaked with snowbreeze. However, Cydia doesnt load correctly. What can I do to fix this?

    • Wilo

      Hard Reset seemed to fix it

  • Lee. Hodkinson

    Hi it is good

  • Gsk

  • Good

  • Anybody experiencing 1 or no signal bars since using Snowbreeze? I have iPhone 4 and had Jailbroken 4.1 before. I downloaded 5.0.1 and created custom IPSW 5.0.1 via Snowbreeze and installed that. Then restored from backup of the 4.1 data. At&T. I actually have no signal loss – just the visual of the lack of bars.

    • Anybody???? I think I should have had Snowbreeze NOT preserve my baseband since I’m on AT&T. I backed up my SHSH via Tinyumbrella. How do I downgrade back to 4.0.1 and then jailbreak again?

      • So I’m guessing even remotely difficult issues are completely ignored on this forum???

      • So I’m guessing even remotely difficult issues are completely ignored on this forum?

      • Chase

        So I’m guessing even remotely difficult issues are completely ignored here?

      • Chase

        So I’m guessing even remotely difficult issues are completely ignored?

      • Chase

        So I’m guessing even remotely difficult issues are completely skipped here?

        • Girish

          dude install ultrasnow frm cydia and the prob shld be solved

  • yasir

    ist tethered or untethered???

    • I don’t know actually but all I know is rebooting is a pain in the ass! Sn0wbreez 2.9 doesn’t work boot smoothly but all Apps are OK once booted.

      Redn0w has no booting problem but some Apps like MyWi doesn’t work well. The WiFi on MyWi is damaged. It’s really frustrating with these JBs.

  • V-K

    can someone please help me, I jailbroke it and it worked with no problems, now I restarted the phone and now cydia applications can not be opened. What am I supposed to do?

    • V-K

      okay a hard reset seemed to fix it

  • Eric E

    Ok So None of the links to download sn0wbreeze work. What is going on? No updates on status from iphonehacks either???

  • Meghan

    My iphone 3G is stuck in recovery mode. When i plug it into my itunes it says theres an error. I talked to some lady and rogers and she said my phone needs to be jail broken again.. Help ?

  • I had iphone 4 ios 5.0.1 baseband 4.11.08…..I want jailbreak n unlock the iphone……could somebody recommended for me……how I do the iphone with???