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  • Sn0wBreeze 1.6 Released : Jailbreak iOS 4 for Windows

    Warning: Spirit Jailbreakers: Do Not Update while using the Spirit JB Exploit. Use RedSn0w, PwnageTool, or Sn0wBreeze to jailbreak first, and THEN you may use these new tools.

    Yesterday we had the release of PwnageTool 4.01 for Mac, from the Dev-Team, which allowed you to make custom iOS 4 firmwares ready for jailbreaking. Only a day later, we now have Windows support for creating custom jailbroken firmwares, with Sn0wBreeze 1.6

    Just like RedSn0w, you will have the additional functionality options for the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2G, for multitasking and wallpapers. The same rules apply for Sn0wBreeze 1.6 as does PwnageTool. Certain devices are not supported. This is simply due to the fact that the hardware is not supported in iOS 4.0. The Phone 2G, iPod Touch, iPod Touch 3G are not supported. Neither is the iPhone 3GS with the new Bootrom, the MC models.

    If you have an iPhone 3GS, Sn0wbreeze 1.6 only works on previously jailbroken 3GS devices with the old bootrom. If you have a Jailbroken iPhone 3GS with the OLD BOOTROM and you DID NOT use Spirit to jailbreak, then you can create the custom firmware with Sn0wbreeze 1.6 and restore this ipsw with your jailbroken iPhone, while in recovery mode.

    If you have a Jailbroken iPhone 3G at 3.1.2 (but not jailbroken with Spirit) then you can create the firmware with Sn0wBreeze and restore your iPhone 3G from recovery mode or DFU mode. If you have an out of the box iPhone 3G you should restore using a Sn0wbreeze's DFU mode. If you have a Jailbroken 3.1.3 iPhone 3G it is very possible that this can fail from recovery mode, if this failure happens you will need to restore using DFU mode.

    Just like PwnageTool, you can add custom packages, which means you can include ultrasn0w along with the firmware so that you won't need Wi-Fi access to install it later. So basically everything that was offered on the Mac side with PwnageTool, is now available on the Windows side via Sn0wBreeze.

    As an alternative to Sn0wbreeze 1.6, you can use redsn0w on iPhone 3G (on both Windows and Mac).

    Let us recap real quick. Here is a list of supported devices:

    iPhone 3GS (old bootrom, non MC model, not spirit jailbroken)
    iPhone 3G (might require DFU,)
    iPod 2G (non MC model, not spirit jailbroken)

    In almost every case, you need to be previously jailbroken except for the 3G, but you must NOT be jailbroken with Spirit (on 3.1.2 this might work, but 3.1.3 has issues).

    Sorry guys, still no support for newer model iPhone 3GS. Stick to 3.1 for now.

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    This article was originally published in forum thread: Sn0wBreeze 1.6 Released : Jailbreak iOS 4 for Windows started by nickhesson View original post
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    1. Jon3s's Avatar
      Jon3s -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jstud8 View Post

      Took me a couple of hours because I didn't download anything to begin with really. It's kind of frustrating to not have my old theme be compatible yet. Anyway, here was my process.

      1. Had 3GS old bootrom unlocked with ultrasn0w and jailbroken with spirit.

      *Upgraded to iTunes 9.2 and Backed up iPhone in iTunes first*

      2. Used the SHSH for 3.1.2 and "host" trick to restore to 3.1.2.
      3. Had to use ireb to get it out of the restore loop.
      4. Newest redsn0w wouldn't work, didn't recognize 3.1.2 ipsw (on vista?) and blackra1n kept crashing too (vista issue also?) so I used 0.9.3 beta of redsn0w which recognized the 3.1.2 firmware.
      5. Unlocked with newest ultrasn0w by adding the 666 repo.
      6. Did the carrier settings update from 3.1.2 for mms and tether and then installed the peacefulinsanity mobileconfig file.
      7. Downloaded the 4.0 ipsw and used sn0wbreeze to make my custom ipsw.

      Jailbroken, tethered, unlocked (haven't tested w/ another sim yet).

      Thank you modmyi.com and everyone's hard work. I am content.

      Now there's the touch decision to get sell this phone and get the iphone 4...
      !!!3Gs OLD BOOTROM, 3.1.3 JB with SPIRIT->SOLUTION TO UPGRADE iOS4.0 with JB Sn0wbreeze 1.6.1!!!

      Hi guys, i red the whole thread, and I found a step by step tutorial "how to uprgade to 4.0 who 3.1.3 spirit JB 3Gs old bootrom have".

      But I have actually one problem on the start already

      I know I need to downgrade my FW to 3.1.2 (becouse I need the older baseband for the new Custom FW Snowbreeze)

      When I try to SHIFT+Restore to the original/general 3.1.2 fw(iPhone2,1_3.1.2_7D11_Restore.ipsw), the iTunes wrote an error message:
      "The iPhone could not be restored. This device isn't eligible for the requested build"

      It seems that the iTunes check from the Apple server and not from saurik's server.

      I wrote the line in the host file already some months ago, in my cydia I can read on the top in green colour: "The device has SHSHs on file for iPhone OS: 3.1.3" but before I upgraded to 3.1.3 in the Cydia was: "The device has SHSHs on file for iPhone OS: 3.1.2". So I think I saved correctly my shshs to saurik

      Please mr proffesionals helf me to solve this problem! MrDmias i see you know everything, say me what do I wrong. It seems like I dont put the " gs.apple.com" line in my hosts file, but I did.

      I waiting your opinion

    1. hayess164's Avatar
      hayess164 -
      Basically does anyone know this:

      1.) I am running a 3GS with Spirit Jailbreak on 3.1.3, what needs to take place for me to upgrade to iOS4 and re-jailbreak? Is there a clear cut solution at this point in time?
    1. xxhorseriderxxx's Avatar
      xxhorseriderxxx -
      The old 3GS bootrom has an exploit that (with current public methods) allows custom firmware on an already pwned device (which is why it requires you to be jailbroken on 3.1.2). Already pwned devices have their kernel patched to allow custom firmware to be installed through the use of the USB exploit in 3.1.2 . Since the USB exploit was patched, you'd need to rejailbreak 3.1.2 to patch the kernel allowing you to restore to a custom 4.0 (custom firmware is custom firmware, it doesn't really make a difference what version it is). By restoring/updating with iTunes, your kernel gets overwritten by the stock one which disallows custom firmware.
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      I have a refurb that came with 3.1.3 and no way to downgrade and check for tethered/untethered abilities. Because it's a refurb, I can't verify anything by the serial number. If I try something that only works on a old bootrom model without the ability to try something older/safer and it turns out that mine is a newer bootrom model, will I be at risk or locking the device up or getting it stuck in a boot loop or anything I can't recover from?
    1. SevenThirteen's Avatar
      SevenThirteen -
      I'm sure this has been asked but I have an MB model 3gS with old bootrom. I used spirit on my 3.1.3, then restored and updated to 4.0. Can I JB?? I don't understand why spirit is a problem.. 4.0 has been working perfect with no problems at all
    1. FORDIE's Avatar
      FORDIE -
      I've used this to jailbreak the 3GS on the old bootrom firmware 3.1.2, worked like a charm.

      A note of warning, there's a problem with the tweak on cydia called "Five Column Springboard", if you're a fan of that tweak, wait until they've fixed the bugs in it. I installed the tweak, but the phone got locked in a continuous crash mode, so the choice was either stay in "safe mode", or re-jailbreak. I've re-jailbroke and tried it again, to only discover the same thing. So stay clear of it for now.

      But, this jailbreak is excellent, thanks a lot to whom it may concern.
    1. rmathew_99's Avatar
      rmathew_99 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rmathew_99 View Post
      Thank you thank you thank you.... Can you point me to a link on how to restore to custom 3.1.3? Appreciate it!!!!
      I stuck at error 1600. Can someone help?
    1. Lister 0f Smeg's Avatar
      Lister 0f Smeg -
      Quote Originally Posted by rmathew_99 View Post
      I stuck at error 1600. Can someone help?
      I got that error in DFU mode. In recovery mode it get a little further but still errors with (2)

      Are there any super cleaver people on here that can help?
    1. finalfantasy's Avatar
      finalfantasy -
      Thx drmias I'll try that after work
    1. dazzer1983's Avatar
      dazzer1983 -
      iPhone 3GS with blobs saved for 3.1.2 and 3.1.3
      Model mc131b
      I downgraded from official 4.0 to 3.1.2 and jailbroke with blackrain then install snowbreeze ipsw 4.0. Works great thou I did have a problem getting error 1600. Problem solved by putting into recovery by
      Turning off iPhone completely
      Holding down home button while connecting to USB.
      Release home button when iTunes detects retore.

      No more 1600 error.
    1. High_Voltage's Avatar
      High_Voltage -
      I have Itouch 2G But i jailbroke with Spirit with old bootroom, 7D11. Cant i just restore in itunes then use the Snowbreeze? One more question, is this version for snowbreeze tehered?
    1. mj0470's Avatar
      mj0470 -
      Ok, so I'm still confuse as to what bootrom I have.... I have a 3gs, iOS4, Model MB716LL, S# 880022743, modem 05.13.04... F0recast says bootloader 6.4, when I go to DFU, I don't have a "Device Instance Path" and nowhere in there does it say anything about bootID...

      I really want to JB but can't figure out if I can or not.....
    1. Jerzdre's Avatar
      Jerzdre -
      i need a 3.1.3 firmware...where can i get it???cuz i understand that i need to downgrade in order to use this JB right?
    1. rmathew_99's Avatar
      rmathew_99 -
      I tied your method. Still getting 1600. Anyone else? I also tried iH8sn0w 3.1.3. It does not seem to support 3GS.

      I was able to restore with my backup (non custom) ipsw file. Now what? Do you think it wipe off Spirit? Can I start over and try Sn0Breeze?
    1. Jerzdre's Avatar
      Jerzdre -
      HEY DR.......can u the 3.1.3 didnt work on my MAC... now im on windows........whats the website i can go to find 3.1.3?
    1. jayman5446's Avatar
      jayman5446 -
      Keep getting "Sn0wbreeze has Failed, cannot find file: Cusers\\AppData\Local\temp\sn0wbreeze\Resources.zip"

      Anyone else getting this, or know why?

      * Found fix I believe, Sn0wbreeze 1.6.1 I'm using 1.6. Havent tried it yet
    1. dazzer1983's Avatar
      dazzer1983 -
      I had that error from the mirror download. Try snowbreeze site
    1. Eddy_Mt7's Avatar
      Eddy_Mt7 -
      I can't get my phone to downgrade from 4 to 3.1.2 to do this new thing. I keep trying to restore it but when it has about a quarter left to finish restoring, a box comes up saying "iPhone could not be restored, an error occurred (1015) I downloaded the firmware from the firmware page on this website. I'm using windows, if that has anything to do with this.
    1. ismail26's Avatar
      ismail26 -
      hey i have a 3Gs and im trying to jailbreak it. when i open sn0wbreeze i keep getting this warning from norton.
    1. dazzer1983's Avatar
      dazzer1983 -
      Ignore error 1015 it's done it ok. Your just stuck in recovery. Use ih8snow recovery exit tool