sn0wbreeze

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sn0wbreeze 2.9
Original author(s) iH8sn0w
Developer(s) iH8sn0w
Initial release 1.0b / 13 Jan 2010 (2010-01-13)
1.0 / 16 Jan 2010 (2010-01-16)
Stable release 2.9.14 / 11 Apr 2013; 19 months ago (2013-04-11)
Preview release 2.8b11 / 10 Nov 2011; 3 years ago (2011-11-10)
Development status Active
Written in
1.0b-2.8b4 Visual Basic .NET
2.8b5+ C#
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Size 23,361,564 bytes (22.2 MB) [ZIP]
26,883,072 (25.6 MB) [EXE]
Available in English
Type Patching
License GNU GPL v3
Website ih8sn0w.com

sn0wbreeze is a tool used to create custom IPSWs to restore, similar to PwnageTool. Can be used to jailbreak and unlock when making the custom IPSW. This is a GUI of XPwn for Windows written in C# (previously Visual Basic) and is developed by iH8sn0w. It is released under GPL v3 license, and previous versions source are available on GitHub, however this violates the GPL.

To restore to custom firmwares you will need a version of iTunes <11.1. Now iTunes >11.1 Apple rehashes the all the firmwares.

Versions

sn0wbreeze was first released January 13, 2010 as a beta version. The following versions that are shown here are official, and sorted by compatibility with iOS revisions.

3.X

Version Release date Changes
Public Beta 13 Jan 2010
  • Initial release
  • Jailbreaks iOS 3.1.2
  • Only allows you to be able to select simple mode
  • Taken down due to copyright issues with XPwn
1.0 16 Jan 2010
  • Official release of sn0wbreeze
1.1 19 Jan 2010
  • Fixes Cydia problems
  • Fixes problems with NOR on S5L8900 devices
  • Fixes custom packages not being installed
1.2 21 Jan 2010
  • GUI fixes
  • Fixed even more Cydia problems
1.3 23 Jan 2010
  • fixes bug where some Cydia repositories could not be added and downloaded from
1.4 26 Jan 2010
  • Fixed vital bug where deb files may not be added to the right place
1.5 05 Feb 2010
  • Jailbreaks iOS 3.1.3
  • Removed verbose mode support
1.5.1 7 Feb 2010
  • Removed blacksn0w due to CommCenter issues (fix being worked on)
1.5.2  ?

4.X

Version Release date Changes
1.6 24 Jun 2010
  • Jailbreaks iOS 4.0 only.
  • Removed ultrasn0w integration. (Due to MuscleNerd's request citing version management issues. Install it through the "custom packages" feature instead.)
  • Removed "sn0wbreeze App" integration (discontinued)
1.6.1  ?? Ju? 2010
  •  ?
1.7 6 Jul 2010
1.8 Beta 16 Jul 2010
2.0 22 Sep 2010
2.0.1
  • Fix for Error 37
2.0.2 25 Sep 2010
  • Fixes for Error 37 and hacktivation.
2.1 13 Nov 2010
2.2r1 15 Feb 2011
  • Jailbreaks iOS 4.2.1.
  • A new "Baseband Preservation Mode", which allows upgrade without updating the baseband (as usual), but without jailbreaking (announced on Dec 27)
2.2r2
  • Includes a fix for iBooks.
2.2r3 18 Feb 2011
  • Fixes iBooks issues on devices still having issues.
2.2.1 20 Feb 2011
2.3b1 13 Mar 2011
  • "For people that want to play around with 4.3 or preserve their baseband. It's BETA for a reason."
2.3b2 17 Mar 2011
2.3b3 18 Mar 2011
2.3b4 19 Mar 2011
2.4b1
  • iOS 4.3.1 is now supported
2.5 3 Apr 2011
  • Jailbreaks all iOS 4.3.1 compatible device (except iPad 2).
2.5.1 6 Apr 2011
  • Cydia 1.1.1 is now pre-installed.
  • iPhone 3GS users can now flash the iPad 06.15.00 baseband.
  • Animate (Animated Boot Logos) by the Chronic Dev-Team is now supported.
  • Added afc2 Apple TV 2 is now fully supported.
  • Added Apple TV 2G DFU Instructions.
  • YouTube issues resolved on hacktivated devices.
  • iPhone 3GS old-bootrom issues fixed (Error 37).
2.6 19 Apr 2011
  • Jailbreaks all iOS 4.3.2/4.2.7 compatible devices (except iPad 2).
  • Updated to support i0n1c's 4.3.2/4.2.7 untether.
  • Multitasking Gestures enabled as usual.
2.7 6 May 2011
  • Jailbreaks all iOS 4.3.3/4.2.8 compatible devices (except iPad 2).
  • Updated to support i0n1c's 4.3.3/4.2.8 untether.
2.7.1 8 May 2011
  • Jailbreaks all iOS 4.3.3/4.2.8 compatible devices (except iPad 2).
  • Updated i0n1c's untethering exploit to resolve issues with iPhones and the mute switch.
  • A rerelease of 2.7.1 shrunk the file size significantly.
2.7.2 11 May 2011
  • This version adds support for iOS 4.3 Build 8F305 on the Apple TV 2G.
2.7.3 13 May 2011
  • Fixed Pacman

5.X

Version Release date Changes
2.8b1 12 June 2011
  • Jailbreaks iOS 5 beta (for developers)
2.8b2 18 Jun 2011 (?)
2.8b3.5 26 Jun 2011
  • Now jailbreaks iOS 5 (beta 2)
  • Intended for developers ONLY!
  • Does not Hacktivate or add afc2 in this release to prevent piracy.
  • iPhone 3GS old bootrom users have an untethered boot.
  • Now only 15MB :)
  • release notes
2.8b4 11 Jul 2011
  • Intended only for developers (as usual).
  • Hacktivation is disabled (again).
  • MAKE SURE YOU UPDATE TO iTunes 10.5 BETA 3!
  • release notes
2.8b5 17 Aug 2011
  • Now supports iOS 5 beta 5 (9A5228d).
  • Added Hacktivation ability.
  • Added option to remove UDID developer check + beta timer.
  • Finally decided to fix Baseband preservation standalone mode.
  • Tethered devices are booted via iBooty.
  • Re-added afc2.
  • release notes
2.8b6 20 Aug 2011
  • Now supports iOS 5 beta 6.
  • Still removes UDID developer check + beta timer
  • Still has the ability to hacktivate.
  • Still preserves the baseband (as always).
  • release notes
2.8b7 1 Sep 2011
  • Now jailbreaks iOS 5 beta 7.
  • Still removes UDID Developer check + Beta timer.
  • Still has the ability to hacktivate.
  • Still preserves the baseband (as always!).
  • release notes
2.8b8 4 Oct 2011
  • INSTANT IPSW detection (seriously!).
  • Now jailbreaks iOS 5 Gold Master (9A334).
  • Now jailbreaks iOS 5 (9A334).
  • UDID Developer check removal is no longer needed.
  • Still has the ability to hacktivate.
  • Still preserves the baseband (as always!).
  • release notes
2.8b9 3 Nov 2011
  • Supports iOS 5.0 (9A334)/5.0.1-b1 (9A402)
  • Fixed iBooks sandbox crashing issues.
  • Fixed location services issues with iPhone 3GS users running the iPad baseband.
  • Re-added iPad baseband install option to iPhone 3GS.
  • Removes UDID requirement/Beta timer in 5.0.1.
  • Tethered devices are booted via iBooty which is extracted to the Desktop after running sn0wbreeze.
  • If on an iPhone 3GS, always reflash the iPad baseband when running iOS 5.0+
  • release notes
2.8b10 5 Nov 2011
  • Supports iOS 5.0 (9A334)/5.0.1-b2 (9A404)
  • Fixed iBooks sandbox crashing issues (as of 2.8b9).
  • Fixed location services issues with iPhone 3GS users running the iPad baseband (as of 2.8b9).
  • Re-added iPad baseband install option to iPhone 3GS.
  • Removes UDID requirement/Beta timer in 5.0.1.
  • Tethered devices are booted via iBooty which is extracted to the Desktop after running sn0wbreeze.
  • release notes
2.8b11 10 Nov 2011
  • Supports iOS 5.0 (9A334)/5.0.1 (9A405)
  • Fixed iBooks sandbox crashing issues (as of 2.8b9).
  • Fixed location services issues with iPhone 3GS users running the iPad baseband (as of 2.8b9).
  • Re-added iPad baseband install option to iPhone 3GS.
  • Tethered devices are booted via iBooty which is extracted to the Desktop after running sn0wbreeze.
  • iPhone 3GS iPad baseband (06.15.00) users: Re-flash the iPad baseband via sn0wbreeze if you restore(d) to a stock 5.0 firmware.
  • release notes
2.9 16 Jan 2012
  • Happy birthday sn0wbreeze!
  • Brought back old firmware support in one release!
  • GUI Improvements
  • You can now build IPSWs with TinyUmbrella/iFaith blobs!
  • Removes OTA Updates/badge on iOS 5.x.x+ devices.
  • Added an IPSW Downloader
  • Built-in iREB functionality updated from newest iREB r5 module.
  • Custom Packages in Expert actually works now. :P
  • All supported firmwares in this release are untethered.
  • A5 devices are NOT supported at this time due to no public DFU/iBoot exploit.
  • 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
  • A rerelease fixed the IPSW download bug
  • release notes
2.9.1 19 Jan 2012
  • iPhone 3G never flashed the iPad baseband when chosen.
  • Fixed PRAM issues.
2.9.2 9 Mar 2012
2.9.3 12 Mar 2012
  • Added Apple TV 2G support for iOS 4.4.3/4.4.4.
  • Fixed rare issues with iOS 5.0.1 where it would halt on the Apple logo upon boot.
  • release notes
2.9.4 25 May 2012
2.9.5 27 May 2012
2.9.6 6 Jun 2012

6.X

Version Release date Changes
2.9.7 12 Nov 2012
  • The 6.0/6.0.1 is currently a tethered based jailbreak via iBooty except for iPhone 3GS old bootrom users.
  • SAM is built-in for iOS 6 hacktivations. Hacktivated phones can reboot to a semi-tethered state after being activated rather than just hang at the Apple Logo.
  • Added 6.0 (10A403)/6.0.1 (10A523) support. Only includes iPhone 3GS & A4 devices.
  • release notes
2.9.8 4 Feb 2013
  • Added 5.2/6.0.x/6.1 untethers provided by evad3rs
  • Added iOS 6.1 support for iPhone 3GS, and A4 devices.
  • Fixed Hacktivation issues on 6.0.x.
  • Fixed some iFaith mode bugs.
  • release notes
2.9.9 10 Feb 2013
  • Fixed issue with device not showing up in iTunes/xcode.
  • Fixed bug when building iPhone 4 (iPhone3,2) IPSW.
  • Apple TV 2 bug fixes.
  • Now adds evasi0n untether directly to Cydia (for future updates).
  • release notes
2.9.10 22 Feb 2013
  • Added iOS 6.1.2 support for 3GS/A4 devices.
  • Added Apple TV 2 iOS 5.2 sandbox fix.
  • release notes
2.9.11 24 Feb 2013
  • Fixed bug with Cydia having “compatibility-issues” with the untether package on 6.1.2.
  • release notes
2.9.12 10 Mar 2013
  • Finally fully fixed iPhone3,2 limera1n payload injection issues.
  • release notes
2.9.13 11 Mar 2013
2.9.14 11 Apr 2013
  • After Cydia's mishap with aptickets from 6.0 --> 6.1.2 (causing soft-dfu loops), sn0wbreeze now includes an apticket validation. It will verify the apticket after browsing for iOS5+ blobs in iFaith mode.
  • Added tethered support for A4 devices on iOS 6.1.3 (3GS old bootroms are untethered as usual).
  • release notes

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