Sn0wbreeze 2.9.2: Tethered Jailbreak For iOS 5.1 For iPhone, iPad And iPod Touch Released


iH8sn0w has also released Sn0wbreeze 2.9.2 to jailbreak iOS 5.1 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 5.1 firmware file that is pre-jailbroken, which can then be used to upgrade their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to iOS 5.1. In case of iPhone, Sn0wbreeze also preserves the baseband from getting upgraded so that it can be unlocked using Ultrasn0w (though Ultrasn0w is not yet compatible with iOS 5.1 yet).

According to the release notes, Sn0wbreeze 2.9.2 includes the following features:

  • Added Tethered Jailbreak support for 3GS/iPod Touch 3/A4 Users on iOS 5.1 (9B176)
  • iPhone 3GS old-bootrom users are untethered on 5.1/9B176 (as usual).
  • Bug Fixes (Specifically with the iPad baseband and iPhone 2G).
  • Re-added the iPhone Dev-Team’s iPhone 2G permanent unlock ‘BootNeuter’.
Sn0wbreeze 2.9.2 supports the following iOS 5.1 devices:

Sn0wbreeze 2.9.2 supports an untethered jailbreak for iPhone 3GS (old bootrom) and a tethered jailbreak for the remaining iOS 5.1 devices mentioned above, which means that you need to connect your iOS device to the computer on every reboot. Sn0wbreeze cannot jailbreak iPad 2 or iPhone 4S, which are powered by Apple’s A5 chip. iH8sn0w explains why the new version of Sn0wbreeze does not support iPhone 4S and iPad 2 currently:

A low level (DFU/iBoot/LLB) exploit is required to start the restoration of custom IPSWs. The past two jailbreaks (JailbreakMe & absinthe) for the A5 worked within iOS itself. These exploits are not capable of bringing the iDevice into a state where it will accept custom IPSWs. Therefore, an A5 device cannot currently downgrade to an iOS revision that Apple is no longer signing (even with SHSH blobs) and it cannot preserve the baseband when updating to a newer iOS revision.

Please note that iPhone Dev team strongly recommends jailbreakers and unlockers to avoid upgrading to iOS 5.1 so use Sn0wbreeze or recently released Redsn0w only if you have accidentally upgraded to iOS 5.1.

But if you can’t wait then you can download Sn0wbreeze 2.9.2 for Windows using this link.

[via iH8sn0w’s blog]

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  • Steven chow

    I need unlock please dev team!

    • fas

      Forgot unlock, be happy with Jailbreak

    • Wite Boy

      thats your fault if you bought the damn thing

    • Wan

      Buy gevey..
      They got new version that supports ip4s baseband..

  • Foxy

    c:\sn0wbreeze\locationd cannot be found… anyone else encountering this?

    • Foxy

      Freeing space on c solved the problem.

      • superfreak

        The problem is you are using Windows to JB an Apple device….

        • superfreakisadouchebag

          douchebag strikes again

  • tomasz777

    not working on my windows 7 x64

    • Ken

      download windows virtual PC and build yourself a Virtual PC based on x86 for windows 7 and you can JB using that.

  • hmmm

    http : //www .

    interesting if this works!

  • harM

    Will this also work on an Apple TV 2?

  • iphonealmeo

    Need Iphone 3GS 5.1 Baseband 06.15.00 New boot-rom !

  • deviboyz

    wth!! i jailbroken but the cydia isnt working!! any help on this one?? ipod touch 4g

    • AleksP

      What you should do is Boot Tethered in Redsn0w, try your safari and stocks and mail and see if it works, if they do then i dont know

  • Wesley

    i used 2.9.3 but every time i click on cydia it immediately closes back out, any help?
    p.s. when i use redsn0w it says that my phone isnt in dfu mode even when it is…


  • jnelly

    i jailbroke my iphone 4 on 5.1 using redsn0w what do i use to “boot tethered”?

  • Tkmleung

    I have jb my iphone 4 5.0.1 using sn0wbreeze. The Chinese keyboard crash. It seems a bug there. Any fix?

  • ?????

    When will i be able to jailbrak my ipad 2 (ios 5.1 ) ……??????
    Pls reply fast………

  • david

    snowbreeze didnot work for my ipod touch 4g. was able to create custom ipsw. able to restore to the custom firmware. but final product is no custom firmware. cydia not working. supposed to be tethered. but i can turn it on and off with no need for ibooty. must be itunes, kept on verifying the damn restore process.

    any ideas?

  • Jeremy

    “…so use Sn0wbreeze or recently released Redsn0w only if you have accidentally upgraded to iOS 5.1”
    Then what do I do if I just want to update my jailbroken iPod Touch 3G 4.3.3 to jailbroken 5.1?

  • Matt

    what you guys need to do is download the latest version of redsnow supported by your device. Once the program is going click select ipsw and use the apple version of the ipsw then just boot tethered and everything should start working.

    • Matt

      but you will be semitethered

  • Jhon

    Need jailbreak in iphone3gs 5.1version