How To Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 And iOS 6.0 Using Sn0wbreeze

Few days back iH8sn0w released Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 for Windows to jailbreak (tethered) iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4g.

So if you’re a Windows user and having trouble jailbreaking your iOS device on iOS 6.0.1 or iOS 6.0 using Redns0w 0.9.15 beta, then check out the step-by-step instructions on how to jailbreak your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4 using Sn0wbreeze.

Here are some important points to note before you proceed.

  • This guide is meant for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4 users.
  • Sn0breeze 2.9.7 only supports a tethered jailbreak, which means that you need to connect your iPhone to the computer on every reboot (except iPhone 3GS with older bootrom). It is currently not possible to jailbreak iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPod Touch 5G.
  • Please note that jailbreaking your iOS device may void your warranty and hence proceed with caution and at your own risk.
  • Since you need to restore your iOS device with the custom firmware created by Sn0wbreeze, it is extremely important that you take a backup your iOS device before you proceed. You can refer to this post for instructions on how to backup your iOS device using iCloud or this one to backup your iOS device using iTunes.
  • Please ensure you are running latest version of iTunes i.e. iTunes 10.7 or later.

Step 1: Download Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 from this link and save the application in a folder named “Sn0wbreeze” on your desktop.

Step 2: Download iOS 6.0.1 firmware file for your iOS device from the links mentioned below:

Step 3: Double click the Sn0wbreeze zip file and extract the application. Navigate to the Sn0wbreeze folder and launch the Sn0wbreeze application.

Windows 7 users should run the exe in Windows XP compatibility mode (right-click on the Sn0wbreeze exe and select Properties, then select the Compatibility tab and select Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows XP). Windows XP and Windows 7 users should run Sn0wbreeze as ‘Administrator’ (right-click on the Sn0wbreeze exe and select ‘Run as an Administrator’).

Step 4: Click on the blue arrow button.

Step 5: Then click on Browse for an IPSW button. Navigate and select the firmware file download in Step 2 and then click on the Open button.

Step 6: Sn0wbreeze will recognize the iOS firmware file and enable the blue arrow button. Click on the arrow to proceed.

Step 5: Now click on the Simple Mode button from the list of options.

Step 6: iPhone users will be prompted if they want to active their iPhone? Click on the Yes button to continue.

Step 7: Sn0wbreeze will now start creating the custom iOS firmware file. This can take around 5-7 minutes. Sn0wbreeze will inform you when it has successfully created the custom IPSW file. You will be able to find the IPSW file prefixed with “sn0wbreeze_” on the Desktop. Click on the Ok button to continue.

Step 8: You will now be prompted to put the iOS device in DFU mode. Turn off your device and put your iOS device in DFU mode by following the on-screen instructions:

(a) Prepare to press and hold the Power button on your iOS device.

(b) Now simultaneously hold the Home button and Power buttons for 10 seconds.

(c) Now release the Power button while keeping the Home button pressed until Snowbreeze detects your iOS device in DFU mode.

Step 9: It will run iREB and inform you when your device is in PWNED DFU state, which will allow you to restore your iOS device using the custom iOS firmware file created by Sn0wbreeze.

Step 10: Launch iTunes, it will inform you that your iOS device is in recovery mode. Click on the OK button.

Step 11: Select your iOS device from the left hand side bar under DEVICES. Then hold the Shift key on the keyboard and click on the Restore button under Summary tab.

Step 12: Navigate and select the IPSW file prefixed with “_sn0wbreeze” that was created in Step 7. iTunes will inform you that it will erase and restore your iOS device to iOS 6.0.1 and will verify the restore with Apple. Click on the Restore button if you’ve taken a backup of your iOS device.

Step 13: The restore process could take approximately 10-15 minutes. You should see the Sn0wbreeze icon on your iPod touch during the restore process indicating that the custom firmware is restoring.

Step 14: After it has restored successfully, you need to use iBooty to perform a tethered boot.

Step 15: Launch iBooty from the iBooty folder in the Snowbreeze folder. Click on the Select your iDevice dropdown and select your iOS device.

Step 16: You will now be prompted to put your iOS device in DFU mode. Turn off your device and click on the Start button to put your iOS device in DFU mode by following the on-screen instructions:

(a) Prepare to press and hold the Power button on your iOS device.

(b) Now simultaneously hold the Home button and Power buttons for 10 seconds.

(c) Now release the Power button while keeping the Home button pressed until iBooty detects your iOS device in DFU mode.

Step 17: iBooty will now perform a tethered boot and after it is successful, take you back to the lock screen. You can now setup your iOS device and restore from iCloud or iTunes.

That’s it, after your iOS device has been successfully restored, you should see Cydia on the Home screen. If you don’t find it on the Home screen, please don’t panic, search for it using Spotlight.

If you’ve any problem jailbreaking your iPhone or iPod touch then check out this video tutorial:

Please don’t forget to checkout our article on tips to keep your iOS device secure.

If you’re new to the jailbreaking world and wondering what to do after jailbreaking your iOS device, checkout our jailbreak apps category page to find out the apps you can install on your iOS device using the Cydia app.

Hope this helped. Please don’t forget to let us know how it goes in the comments and drop us a line if you hit any issues.

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  • JakeyFlower

    Can’t wait to jailbreak my iphone 5 and ipad mini, hope it’ll come before Christmas that’ll be a great present ;)


      just change the usb port feww times and 99% fix the problem

  • tim

    Thanks! Worked without a hitch.

  • Alex

    It says only compatible carrier SIM cards from a supported carrier, is this version does not fix the lock problem ?

  • eddie

    when i already jailbreak to my iphone 4 ,when i restart my phone the cydia cannot open

    • Sankalp Shastry

      thats because iOS 6 is tethered everytime your iphone/ipod restarts you have to connect it to redsnow(i dunno if snowbreeze has this option)

      Open redsnow–>extras–>just boot

  • Alexis

    I got error 1604 on my itunes

    • jomike

      i have the same problem too..

  • Liv

    Why does it say on this article that it isn’t comparable with iPhone 4S, but on the download page is has a link for 4s with 6.0.1?

    • iPhoneHacks

      The download link for iOS firmware is a generic one. It has links for all the firmware. But Sn0wbreeze only supports iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4.

  • Liv

    So even if I download the software for 4s, it won’t work with my phone?

    • iPhoneHacks


  • Alex

    It says only compatible carrier SIM cards from a supported carrier, is this version does not fix the lock problem ?

  • elijah

    hey does this jailbreak lose all my data?

    • Jose

      No it doesn’t

  • Manikantagupta Bommisetty

    hello sir i am from india and i have an i phone from uk and provider is orange is this works andis there any chance to lost my phone?

    plz give rply to my email id
    plz plz plz sir

  • medvjedjosip

    please help
    iphone 4 gsm sweden
    ive done everything from the post but when i choose the snowbreeze version in itunes to restore, its checking, and then says error 3194. I ve tried every post to fix hosts file but its not working.
    thanks in advance.

  • Daniel

    I have followed this guide to the detail, I have an iphone 4 GSM but every time I try to restore in itunes I get error 3194. Anybody got a solution for this?

  • andar

    all goes well until I reach iBooty. It says it is booting tethered, but nothing happens.
    anyone have a solution?

  • Xuxua

    I need this jailbreak to my ipad 3

  • reblexx

    Help! I just jb my iPhone 4 to 6.0.1 using snowbreeze 2.9.7 but the problem is i can’t open some apps like Cydia, Calendar, Maps, Mail, Safari

  • Anonymous

    no iBooty app or file, what a bunch of crap

  • Dylannn

    my cydia opens and then closes what must i do??

    • u

      ibooty again

  • Joao

    Hey friend.

    I need the help. I have one iphone 4 with Version 6.0.1 (10A523).

    I try do the Jailbrake.
    But it did not work

  • Joao

    I need the new version?

  • tarsona

    I just done the full process on orange Iphone and it gives me message “only compatible sim supported carrier may be used to activate iPhone.

  • Confused

    I get it all the way to the point to where I tunes says to restore, but running itunes 11 is a bit different can you explain how to do this with 11 ?

  • efefsadgfgdsg

    no cydia searched for but still not there

  • Phuong

    Thank you. It works on my iphone 4G. If cydia is not working, just run ibooty again. One again, thank you so much

  • Ivan Girao

    Hi! I cant restore it. I get the error (-1). It’s wird that Itunes shows me 2 devices: one with the correct information and the other one with no info, just IPHONE. But I’ve tried both and can’t get it restored. 2 devices 2 errors: codes 3194 and -1. The IOs of my phone is 433. I even have switched usb port and got the same erros. Whatelse can I do? Pls help me. Tks.

  • user

    After restoring in itunes my 3gs do not get out black screen and itunes says it needs recuperation over nd oner again

  • ponyislandgirl

    Thanks Jeff. I was trying all day to do this when I stumbled across this page and it went smoothly. I appreciate the tutorial.

  • tegtman7915

    thx so much!!! works like a dream

  • iPhone 3GS old BR user

    Does the “(except iPhone 3GS with older bootrom)” mean that i can upgrade to untethered jailbreak 6.0.1 from 5.1.1 if I have a 3GS old BR?

  • docmanic

    iBooty v2.3
    iphone 3gs w/new boot rom
    iBooty does not see my device in step 15 – the drop down does not have any options in it.
    What do I do?

  • Kenny

    After jail breaking 6.0.1 on iPhone 4 settings won’t pop up it shows for a second then closes?? HELP PLEASE

  • mahesh

    hello friends plz help me i got the error 1603 what that mean now what i have to do plz guide me .

    • ireeves44

      hey i also had this problem and i just went to iReb and put my iphone in PWNED DFU mode and after that error 16xx was gone and i was able to jailbreak successfully, hope this helps good luck

  • W

    trying to jailbreak iPod 4 and same error 3194 keeps popping up

  • davidbennett19

    i keep getting the error code 3194 is there anyway to sort this ot please help its slightly peeing me off haha thanks

  • Keith

    Last time I tried this there was some problems with the springboard crashing with the iphone 4. Does this still exist?

  • Anthony Cunningham

    why is my itunes giving me this error th iphone could not be restored because the frimware is not compaitable please help asap thanks

  • dillion

    my device doesnt show up in ibooty

  • Cink

    ibooty doens’t detect my ipod touch 4th generation help!!!

  • aloistrancy

    Do I have to tether every time i boot my ipod after i turn it off?

  • iwan

    i got “could not restore because firmware is not compatible” when i try to restore the iphone . what should i do now ?