Posted by: Pece Andonoski in Jailbreak News, tags: iOS 5.1.1, jailbrek, Sn0wbreeze, windows
Famous iOS hacker iH8sn0w updated his Windows jailbreak tool Sn0wbreeze to v.2.9.4 which brings support for iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak.
Sn0wbreeze 2.9.4 supports all A4 powered devices such as: iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G , Apple TV 2 while newer A5 and A5X devices: iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and the new iPad are not supported because currently there is no bootrom exploit available.
From iH8sn0w’s blog:
What is New?
- 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.
iPhone 4 (GSM) & Apple’s 5.1.1/9B208 Update:
This evening, Apple appears to have (surprisingly) released 5.1.1/9B208 for the iPhone 4 (GSM) exclusively. Although there isn’t much of a difference it was enough to make the 9B206 untether payload for the iPhone 4 (GSM) invalidate on 9B208. Until pod2g/planetbeing build an untether payload for this build, 9B208 support is not included. A small update will be pushed whenever this occurs. This doesn’t mean the untether was patched though.
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.
Download latest version of Sn0wbreeze from iH8sn0w’s site.