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  • How To Jailbreak Using Sn0wbreeze v2.9


    This WINDOWS ONLY guide will teach you to jailbreak your iDevice using Sn0wbreeze 2.9. The current version of Sn0wbreeze 2.9 is 2.9.3.

    Sn0wbreeze is a Windows only alternative jailbreak tool to redsn0w. Redsn0w is also Windows compatible. You will need to have the firmware of your iDevice on your computer somewhere. If you do not then don't worry; there will be a link in Sn0wbreeze that lets you download it right from the software.

    Sn0wbreeze supports all iDevices EXCEPT iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and Apple TV. The following firmwares are supported:

    • 3.1.3
    • 3.2.x
    • 4.0.x
    • 4.1
    • 4.2.1 - 4.2.8
    • 4.3 - 4.3.3
    • 5.0.1


    iOS 4.3.4/4.3.5/4.4.x/5.0 support coming soon

    You can download Sn0wbreeze v2.9.3 from mod.my/sn0wbreezewin293.

    First, launch Sn0wbreeze. Your window will look like the one below. Click on the OK button:



    Next you will be prompted to click the Arrow button:



    After you click the arrow you will be brought to a screen that asks you to browse for your .ipsw firmware file. If you have it on your computer already, then click the Browse button. If you don't have it yet click on the iOS Firmwares are downloadable here! button and follow the prompts. Download time varies according to your internet speeds, the file will appear on your desktop when it finishes:



    Since we are just going to click browse, the next window that pops up will ask us to find our firmware. Select it and then click the Open button:



    After you click open, Sn0wbreeze should automatically discover what iDevice type you are using (iPod touch 4G in this case) along with the firmware version. This means it was successful. Now you want to click on the Arrow button once more to move forward:



    Sn0wbreeze will now ask you what mode you want to use. For this guide we are going to keep it as simple as possible. Click on the Simple Mode button:



    Now that you've done that, Sn0wbreeze will work through building your custom, pre-jailbroken .ipsw firmware file. You have the option to play Pacman while you wait, if you want to. But for now, we're going to click the No Thanks, I'll stick to the spinner. button. Then, we just wait for it to complete:



    When Sn0wbreeze finishes making your custom .ipsw firmware file, it will be present on your desktop after you are prompted with a message that tells you the firmware was made successfully. Process by clicking on the OK button:



    The next step is to put your iDevice into DFU mode. Plug it into the computer, and then do this by holding down home and power for 10 seconds. Then, without releasing home, release power and continue holding home for another 15 seconds. When your iDevice has a black screen while attached to the computer, it is in DFU mode. If it says to connect to iTunes, then you goofed up. After it is in DFU mode, click the Start button:



    Sn0wbreeze will then run iREB to put your iDevice into 'pwned' DFU mode. This mode will allow the iDevice to accept a custom firmware file from iTunes. The screen should look like this:



    After iREB finishes (it should take a couple of seconds), you will get a message saying that you are in 'pwned' DFU mode. Click on the OK button:



    Look on your desktop to confirm that Sn0wbreeze made a custom .ipsw file:



    If it's there, then open up iTunes, hold down the shift key and click on the Restore button. It will prompt you to search for a firmware file. Open up the firmware file that we just showed you above; the name starts with, "sn0wbreeze..." Once you do that, iTunes will begin restoring your iDevice to the pre-jailbroken firmware. Just wait for the device to reboot and you will notice Cydia on your home screen. While the device is restoring, you should notice a Sn0wbreeze logo on your iDevice screen that resembles the one below:



    Congratulations! You've just jailbroken your iDevice with Sn0wbreeze!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: How To Jailbreak Using Sn0wbreeze v2.9 started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 35 Comments
    1. bootlucky's Avatar
      bootlucky -
      I started with a Iphone 4 with I.O.S 4.3.3 on the phone (jailbroken). I wanted to preserve my baseband to keep an unlock available. The jailbreak went fine, but now cydia immediately crashes when I run it. Any ideas?
    1. shahzad_ashraf30's Avatar
      shahzad_ashraf30 -
      Quote Originally Posted by bootlucky View Post
      I started with a Iphone 4 with I.O.S 4.3.3 on the phone (jailbroken). I wanted to preserve my baseband to keep an unlock available. The jailbreak went fine, but now cydia immediately crashes when I run it. Any ideas?
      reboot ur device once or twice
    1. bootlucky's Avatar
      bootlucky -
      I've rebooted several times with no success.
    1. allanes5's Avatar
      allanes5 -
      I just updated to 5.0.1 using Snowbeeezen2.9.1 iTunes is asking if I want to restore from backup or set up as new?

      I would like to restore from backup so I wont lose my settings and info but don't know if you have to set u as new to preserve baseband. Need unclock!!!
    1. shahzad_ashraf30's Avatar
      shahzad_ashraf30 -
      Quote Originally Posted by allanes5 View Post
      I just updated to 5.0.1 using Snowbeeezen2.9.1 iTunes is asking if I want to restore from backup or set up as new?

      I would like to restore from backup so I wont lose my settings and info but don't know if you have to set u as new to preserve baseband. Need unclock!!!
      Snowbreeze never updates BB. as it says when u select the modes
    1. frbdgirl97's Avatar
      frbdgirl97 -
      My device name changed in itunes and also my phone # disappeared and i kept getting a error message saying itunes couldnt connect to my iphone but now its restoring everything that was on there. will my device go back and phone # come back?

      and also where it sayd AT&T now says NO SERVICE
    1. forpulse's Avatar
      forpulse -
      I have an iPhone 4 on firmware 4.3.2 with baseband 4.10.01... I want to update it to 5.0.1 but preserve the baseband. Can I follow this guide and go directly to 5.0.1?
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by forpulse View Post
      I have an iPhone 4 on firmware 4.3.2 with baseband 4.10.01... I want to update it to 5.0.1 but preserve the baseband. Can I follow this guide and go directly to 5.0.1?
      Yes
    1. allanes5's Avatar
      allanes5 -
      Something started going wrong with my iphone 4.
      I jalbroke and updated to iOS 5.0.1 with Sn0wbreeze.
      Now, all of a sudden my phone is getting freezing when hanging up a call.

      I need to restore and keep baseband for unlock.

      Should run Sn0wbreeze again?
    1. vishalsheth's Avatar
      vishalsheth -
      Jail breaking is done. What about unlock? I'm using gevey sim. Would it be the same?
    1. mbr's Avatar
      mbr -
      I have an iPhone 3gs 4.02. I used Snowbreeze to downgrade to 4.0 since there is no unlock for 4.02. Everything seemed to go fine until it was time to reboot. The phone will not reboot, the screen just stays black. It seems to be stuck in dfu mode. I tried manually rebooting, ireb, Tiny Unbrella and recboot to try and kick it out of dfu mode with no success. The phone isn't quite dead. "fix recovery" in TU runs and the phone goes through the motions, but at the end there's an error and says "giving up".
      Should I try another build, on 4.1 for instance? I'm reluctant to update to the latest through iTunes since I will lose my old baseband and not be able to unlock. Unlocking is a necessity.
      Anybody have the same experience and what did you do to resolve it?
      Thanks
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Go here, this should get you pointed in the right direction.

      Unlock Link
    1. mbr's Avatar
      mbr -
      That only tells me what I already know and stated.

      It's possible Snowbreeze corrupted the custom build. I tried reinstalling it and there was an error. is there another program that does the same thing? Redsnow is one, any others?
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Baseband and firmware 2 differnt issues. You cannot downgrade your baseband. What baseband are you on?
    1. mbr's Avatar
      mbr -
      I'm not trying to downgrade the baseband, just trying to preserve it. That's why I don't want to restore with iTunes, even though that will probably fix the stuck in dfu issue. The baseband is the older baseband, 3.14 or something like that. I can't tell exactly right now cuz the phone won't turn on.
      I just tried Snowbreeze again with a custom 4.1 build and got error 1600. So Snowbreeze has been a total failure.
      Anyone actually had this issue of being stuck in dfu?
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Try posting your question on the thread that i listed above, Simon monitors that thread and is the true guru on this.
    1. mbr's Avatar
      mbr -
      I just managed to restore with 4.1 (non-custom) through iTunes. I have no idea why this worked all of a sudden. Is Apple still signing this version?
      Now I have 4.1, baseband 5.14.02. Now to jailbreak and unlock. I have had great success with jailbreakme on another 3gs with 4.0, but it doesn't seen to work with 4.1.
      Who has had a good unlock with 4.1? Please don't tell me Snowbreeze.
    1. dmonleo's Avatar
      dmonleo -
      I'm currently jail breaking and unlocking iPhone 3GS 5.1 with Ben 06.15.09. Using the most recent version of sn0wbreeze. Will update how it goes.....
    1. 1call4anyjob's Avatar
      1call4anyjob -
      Okay, I have not left a comment, I have 3g. Was jailbroke, and unlocked just fine. Had to transfer owners, so like a dummy I reset phone. Anyways, its on 4.2.1 and ipad 6.15 or close, cant remember, "the higher one" Anyways, I have tried to start over and redo it again, nothing works. This will be my first venture to see if this snowbreeze works on it. If anyone else has seen this please let me know, I have sold this phone for over $400 and I need this to make house payment. Plastic bricks do me no good around here.

      Getting ready to do it. Will post my results, I have tried every other way for three days now this is my only hope Obi
    1. Victoria Hunter's Avatar
      Victoria Hunter -
      Looks like this thread has not been updated for a while. The latest sn0wbreeze tool version is 2.9.5 and adds support to jailbreak GSM iPhone 4 build 9b208. This is due to the addition of a new untether payload. However, the A5 and A5X still have to wait for sn0wbreeze jailbreak compatibility.