Shortly after the launch of Absinthe 2.0 that is an untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 , iH8sn0w published the 2.9.4 version of snowbreeze program. Using this program we can make a custom ipsw 5.1.1 jailbroken and activated for IOS and all iDevices launched by Apple before iPad 2. If you have such a device and it is encoded on a foreign network, snowbreeze and redsnow are the only programs which make untethered jailbreak on iOS 5.1.1 because Absinthe cannot jailbreak only if your terminal is not activated.
This version of snowbreeze is compatible with:
- iPhone 3Gs – regardless of the BOOTROM
- iPhone 4
- iPad 1
- iPod Touch 3G
- iPod Touch 4G
snowbreeze 2.9.4 makes untethered jailbreak for the following versions of IOS:
- Supports iOS 3.1.3
- Supports iOS 3.2.x
- Supports iOS 4.0.x
- Supports iOS 4.1
- Supports iOS 4.2.1 – 4.2.8
- Supports iOS 4.3 – 4.3.3
- Supports iOS 5.0.1
- Supports iOS 5.1.1
iPhone 4S, iPad 2 and iPad 3 are not compatible with the current version of snowbreeze, but the rest of iDevices can use untethered jailbreak on all iOS versions listed above.
If you need a unlock made with Gevey for iPhone 4, then ??a custom IPSW made with snowbreeze it will keep intact your baseband and still let you use Gevey sims. iPhone 4S terminals can be decoded with the latest version of Gevey Ultra S, therefore you should not have problems. iPhone 3GS terminals with decodable baseband with ultrasn0w will maintain their baseband if you use a custom IPSW made ??with snowbreeze. After installing the iOS 5.1.1 should install ultrasn0w Fixer to make the decoding because ultrasn0w from Cydia is not compatible with the latest version of IOS.
Recently Apple released build 9B208 for the GSM iPhone 4 . If you have that build installed in your terminal you can not use untethered jailbreak yet. You can check your iOS build in Settings > General > About > Version. Absinthe 2.0.2 makes jailbreak for that build of iPhone 4, but snowbreeze is not yet compatible with it.
Remember that snowbreeze 2.9.4 works only on Windows.
Follow these steps to jailbreak:
Snowbreeze 2.9.5 Download here(LINK > http://zaone.info/30).
IOS 5.1.1 Download here(LINK > http://www.idevice.ro/tabel-jailbreak-si-decodare/) . You can also have option to download the latest version of the iOS directly into snowbreeze.
Download the latest version of iTunes from Apple’s site.
If necessary, change the file extension of the firmware downloaded at step 1 from .zip to .ipsw (if needed). If you are on Windows Vista / 7 then right click on snowbreeze and select Run as Administrator. You will receive a warning not to distribute the program, press ok then press the blue button to continue. On Windows XP snowbreeze it will not working properly and will not recommend to use it.
Now you will get a screen asking you to search the computer where you saved the iOS 5.1.1 file, after the program checks the file the ok mark will appear, then press the blue button to continue. iH8sn0w tried to implement a method of drag & drop for files but unfortunately it does not work properly so I recommend you avoid it.
The program has for old iDevices 3 working options: Simple Mode, Expert Mode and Baseband Preservation Mode. Simple Mode will make your custom IPSW based on some default settings, and Expert Mode enables you to customize anything you want to insert into the firmware, in this tutorial I will explain the Expert Mode. Baseband Preservation Mode allows you to make a custom ipsw without jailbreak but not update the baseband.
In the case of iPhone 4 we see a fourth option called iFaith Mode which allows us to select a saved SHSH with iFaith to make a custom ipsw with him. That SHSH can be used to restore only that version of iOS.
Now we come to something more complicated. In this screen snowbreeze will display the options you have to configure the firmware, General option is one that takes you through all the other so we will select it. Select General then click the blue button to continue.
Now you will get to a screen with 4 options available different from previous versions. The first is the Enable Battery Percentage which enables the option to see the percentage of battery, the second option allows the hacktivision of the terminal, the third allows us to install OpenSSH which will grant access to system files of the terminal through Wi-Fi and the fourth is the Root Partition size to allows us to select the space for the shared drive system, I recommend you leave the value there. Press the blue button to continue.
If you have an iPhone 3Gs in the next screen you will be able to update to the iPad baseband that allows you to decode an unlockable baseband. snowbreeze will automatically install the iPad baseband if you are connected to the Internet after you install the custom ipsw you can install ultrasn0w and you can use the terminal. My advice is to not install the iPad baseband because you will lose the ability to use integrated GPS terminal forever. You can not downgrade the baseband ever and you will have problems when you make a restore to newer versions of iOS.
Now you will get the menu where you can select applications from Cydia from your computer to be automatically installed in ipsw. Select from computer the desired .deb files by using the browse option then press the blue button to continue.
After selecting the files you will arrive to the main menu where you must select Build IPSW to start the process where you’ve made the custom ipsw.
After pressing the blue button you get a menu where you can choose if you want to play Pacman or see classic wheel.
To play Pacman you must have Flash installed, unfortunately for me it didn’t worked although I have flash installed so you can play with the option to see if it works.
Now press the OK button to enter the terminal in Pwned DFU Mode using snowbreeze. It is very important to follow the steps below. Plug the terminal to the PC.
First turn off your device.
- hold Power button for 3 seconds;
- holding down the Power button press Home button and hold it pressed for 10 seconds;
- release the Power button and hold Home button and the terminal will enter into DFU Mode.
After you completed the proccess open iTunes, hold down Shift on your keyboard while click restore and select the custom IPSW made ??by snowbreeze, should have a name similar to the 4-5.1.1.ipsw snowbreeze_iPhone and would be on your desktop.
After the restore of your terminal own you should boot without problems.
Now your device has untethered jailbreak and can reboot no matter how you close it.