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.
- iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4
- iPad 1
- iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G
- Apple TV 2
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.
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: