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.