Sn0wbreeze 2.9.4 With iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak Support Released


iH8sn0w has also released Sn0wbreeze v2.9.4, which includes suport for iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Sn0wbreeze makes use of pod2G’s iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak, which was released earlier today.

Sn0wbreeze allows users to create custom iOS 5.1.1 firmware file that is pre-jailbroken, which can then be used to upgrade their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to iOS 5.1.1. 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 5.1.1).

Here’s what’s new in Sn0wbreeze v2.9.4:

  • Added the 5.1.1/9B206 untether that was released with today’s absinthe update.
  • Added 5.0/9B206f (Apple TV 2) support.
  • Minor UI changes (thanks @icj_!).
  • Bug Fixes.
Sn0wbreeze 2.9.4 supports the following iOS devices running on iOS 5.1.1:
  • iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4
  • iPad 1
  • iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G
  • Apple TV 2
iH8sn0w has explained why Sn0wbreeze doesn’t support iPhone 4S, iPad 2, which are powered by A5 chip and iPad 3 (the new iPad), which is powered by the A5X chip:

A5(X) Support?:
As stated many times in the past, sn0wbreeze cannot be updated to work on A5(X) devices until a low level exploit in DFU or iBoot is found and made public. Therefore, A5(X) users will have to rely on using the lovely absinthe.

A5(X) Baseband Preservation/Hacktivation?
For those running A5(X) devices and need to preserve your baseband, there is nothing you can do at the moment. For those wanting to hacktivate, the only advice I can give is to buy the carrier’s SIM (the one its locked to obviously) on ebay. The SIM does not have to be active with the carrier to activate the phone.

Sn0wbreeze also doesn’t support the revised iOS 5.1.1 software update that was released by Apple earlier today, so GSM iPhone 4 users should download the older iOS 5.1.1 from here.
In our opinion, Absinthe is the easiest way to jailbreak your iOS device if you’re after only jailbreaking, but iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS users who depend on unlocking should use Sn0wbreeze or Redsn0w (whenever Dev team releases it with iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak support) as it preserves the baseband.
You can download the latest version Sn0wbreeze, which is available only for Windows users using this link.

If you need help with Absinthe 2.0.x, then check out our step-by-step guide to jailbreak your iOS device using Absinthe 2.0.1:

As always, let us know how it goes in the comments.
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  • canadianboy4you

    am the first downloader jack from pacific ocean in canada

  • jay

    is that the correct link as its downloading 9B208 build :/

    • Thanks jay for pointing it out, its now fixed.

  • AppleGate

    Sour Apples! It’s really a cat and mouse game. Apple has strategically and successfully lured former jailbreakers onboard. They know that it’s a lot easier to FOIL a current jailbreak than to have to find the exact exploit discovered. And I surmised that’s why they released this new 5.1.1 / 9B208 version. I’m sure it foiled many many potential jailbreakers, as iTunes still says 5.1.1. They released the POISON apple to go with the new Snow White movie!!!

  • Louis

    Finally. I spent 12 hours trying to jailbreak my 3GS with abinsthe to no avail. One time with sn0wbreeze and I have my jailbreak. I could have used the most recent release of redsn0w but it crashes iBooks. I am not sure if abinsthe does but sn0wbreeze does not affect iBooks. Thank you iH8sn0w. Abinsthe worked fine on my iPad2.

    • Joe

      Same thing happened to me. I even went to Apple Store and they couldn’t, wouldn’t do anything for me. Had me go to AT&T. They’re just as bad.
      I found Snowbreeze and jailbroken my 3GS to 5.1.1 with one big problem. No phone service. Did you have this problem?

  • iphone175

    the restore completed successfully on itunes but its stuck on the apple logo with the bar underneath after rebooting. help

    • BEREGU

      It’s the same here.
      At the first time, I booted up with redsn0w tethered booting up tool. After that everything has become good.

  • paul

    i am using this with ultrasnow and the 5.1.1 ultrasnow fixer only it causes apps to crash like cydia ect the only way to get them working is to boot tethered with redsnow 🙁

    its a 3gs with ipad baseband also i cant activate with correct sim as the phone is just stuck on searching untill i use redsnow tethered to install the 5.1.1fix and ultrasnow from cydia so no Absinthe i can only use rocky racoon over redsnow for untethered as Absinthe wont work if redsnow has been used or if it isnt activated…

  • Roi

    Thaaaaanks 🙂

  • John

    Hi. I have an iphone 4s (ios 5.1) which is unlocked by verizon wireless (after 2 months I asked them to unlock my phone) . Can I update it to ios 5.1.1 without losing the unlock? Will my phone become locked again after updating to 5.1.1? (I am out of USA now and will not come back to US!)
    Thank you guys very much.

    • Sweeeeet

      if done by carrier its permanent n safe to upgrade 🙂

  • mohit 07

    is this can jailbreak 5.1.1 9B208 untether ??? :O

  • Tim

    Same situation as probably a few other people. My 3GS relies on Ultrasn0w to unlock, I’ve not had much luck before with Sn0wbreeze and have used Redsn0w successfully. Absinthe won’t work if phone already jailbroken. Absinthe won’t work on it with factory 5.1.1 installed, as phone is not activated. (can’t activate unless I jailbreak it and use Ultrasn0w) So now am currently jailbroken on 5.1.1 via Redsn0w, using Ultrasn0w to unlock. Still tethered until Redsn0w team releases an updated version to include pod2g’s untether.

  • Tim

    Oh wow! My searching just paid off. Didn’t have to wait for Redsn0w. Those in same situation as myself (see above). Here’s instructions on simply getting the untethered portion installed on an already jailbroken phone:

    Step 1: Open Cydia and wait till the update is finished.

    Step 2: Now search for “Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 Untether”.

    Step 3: Select the package and hit the “Install” button on the top right of screen.

    Step 4: Reboot the device to verify that you can reboot without having to perform a tethered boot

    And it works!!

  • dipho

    anyone know why after jailbreak, i cant install app from i-tunes to my ipod, its fail

  • silverwin

    some cydia apps aren’t working on 5.1.1 such as winterboard and yxflash. im using iphone 4, does anyone has the same problem?

  • Bobby

    i got jailbreak on apple tv2 but not able to install XBMC from nitotv. Any help????

  • Killer

    Hello, this version sn0wbreeze really support for ATV2

  • Killer

    Hello, is this version of sn0wbreeze really support for ATV2?

  • Rafael

    hi,i did the unthetered jailbreak successfully,i tried to install siri and after reboot my iphone got stuck on apple logo,than i restored my iphone on itunes..and after that i cant do the jail again..there say (SORRY,THE ATTACHED DEVICE IS NOT did the jb half hour ago…please help

  • Spam

    I have iphone 4. It is jailbreak and unlock with ios 5.0.1. Now I try update to 5.1.1 using new sbowbreeze, but itune keeps giving error 3194. Why???

  • Zan

    I have a AT&T locked iPhone 4s ((Baseband): 2.0.10 && (Firmware): 5.1 (9B179))
    Can you please let me know how to jailbreak and unlock it.
    Right now am using Gevey sim but when the network is down or battery dies the phone doesnt work and i have to attach it to itunes to activate it.

  • paynecc

    404 is forbidden when trying to click on the link to download

  • katsuboi21

    Something’s pretty screwy. I updated (5.0.1 to 5.1.1) and jailbroke my wife’s iphone 4 with redsnow. She started losing service and yesterday had no service anywhere all day. I restored multiple times, that didn’t restore service. Had ATT replace sim, re-register remotely, and none of that restored service. No 3G, only a “searching” or “no service” status.

    Perhaps that B208 version of 5.1.1 is to blame. I restored again, but this time to B206 instead of B208. 3G is working again, but I’m crossing my fingers I don’t lose service again. All I know is I’m staying away from the B208 build & Redsnow. Read of others having the same issue on previous releases of Redsnow. This was the first time I’ve had that issue. Used Absinthe on my 4S (B206) and no issues at all.

  • Johnswt

    Damn! After jailbreak 2estore. Surprise result “No Service” for my Phone Signal. Then, no other ways, but to do the phone original “Restore” again to Non Jailbreak Ios 5.1.1… to get back the signal… else no phone to use whole day.

    Had Tried many times start from ios 5.1.1 firmware B208, then B206 also the same….
    wasted whole day of times doing this jailbreak…! Lastly, must give up the Jailbreak. Else, no phone to use at all… i did some google searching & found there are others jailbreakers also getting into the same problem without solution.

    Hope iPhone Hackers can look into this matters.

    • Joe

      Same problem with my 3GS, no phone service. I used snow breeze to iOS 5.1.1
      If you have a fix, please let me know..