See more...

Jailbreak iPhone OS 3.1.3 on iPhone 2G/3G/3GS with Sn0wbreeze

Sn0wbreeze 3.1.3 has been released to jailbreak iPhone 2G, 3G and 3GS on latest firmware 3.1.3. However, there is a limitation for iPhone 3GS users, software will work with iPhone 3GS only if it has old bootrom (non-MC model). If you have upgraded your iPhone 3GS to 3.1.3 firmware 3.1.3 than snowbreeze tool won't on your device.

Please note down that this version of sn0wbreeze(ver 3.1.3) is for jailbreaking iPhones only. iPod Touch 1G/2G (Older non-MC models) can jailbreak their device on 3.1.3 firmware via redsn0w. iPhone 2G, 3G and iPhone 3GS (old bootrom only) users who are inteseted in jailbreaking their device on firmware 3.1.3 with sn0wbreeze can follow step-wise procedure given below:

Steps To Jailbreak your iPhone on Firmware 3.1.3 with Sn0wbreeze

  1. You should have latest iTunes version, Click Here to download if you don't have it.
  2. Start iTunes and sync your iPhone with your computer, it will backup your data on iPhone to your computer.
  3. Download Snowbreeze ver.3.1.3 and latest iPhone firmware 3.1.3 (Download links are given at the end) [Also put these files on your desktop, so Snowbreeze could find them easily].
  4. After downloading Sn0wbreeze, start it and select "Simple Mode". Don't select "Expert Mode", work on it is still in progress.
  5. You will now be asked to browse for your .ipsw file. Select 3.1.3 firmware .ipsw file via "Browse" button. Sn0wbreeze will verify .ipsw file and ask you to continue.
  6. Click "Yes" when you are asked "Do you want to activate your iPhone?", please don't continue if you are on officially supported carrier like AT&T.
  7. Sn0wbreeze tool will now create the custom .ipsw file for your iPhone and your jailbroken will be jailbroked.
  8. Now you need to update/restore your iPhone with custom .ipsw file Sn0wbreeze you just created with sn0wbreeze. Start iTunes and select your device (iPhone3GS) from iTunes DEVICES tab.

For iTunes to prompt you for selecting custom .ipsw file, press and hold left "ALT" button on the keyboard ("SHIFT" button for Windows), iTunes will give you option for Upgrade and Restore, click on "Restore" option in the iTunes and then release the "ALT/SHIFT" button. iTunes should prompt for .ipsw file now, browse and select .ipsw file and restore it.

That's all! Leave the rest to iTunes :) You will see a progress bar in iTunes showing upgrade/restore process progress, if it's taking long, give it some time, the process takes some time, don't interrupt in middle of process as it may harm your iPhone device. After completion of process you should have a jailbroken iPhone running on firmware 3.1.3.

Unlocking iPhone 3G/3GS on firmware 3.1.3

Once you are done with jailbreaking, you can follow the tutorials/guides posted here and here to unlock your iPhone 3G and 3GS (older bootrom only) on firmware 3.1.3 using ultrasn0w or balsksn0w, respectively.

9. Once you have fully jailbreaked and unlocked your iPhone. You can now restore all your backup data you made in Step-2 from iTunes to your iPhone on newly installed firmware version 3.1.2.

Imp Note for iPhone 3G and 3GS Users (New Bootroms)

For iPhone 3G and 3GS(New Bootrom) users, we strongly suggest that you stay away from upgrading to firmware 3.1.3 till DevTeam or George Hotz releases new jailbreaking and unlocking tools meant for 3.1.3 firmware. We will update you as soon as any update is available. Please visit here and here respectively for complete coverage on jailbreaking and unlocking iPhone 3.1.3 firmware.

UPDATE: Sn0wbreeze v1.5 has been released, it brings support for iPod Touch 2G (Old Models). Step-wise instructions are posted here to jailbreak iPhone/iPod Touch.

Download iTunes 9.0.3 for Windows and Mac OS X
Download iPhone 3.1.3 firmware for iPhone
Download .NET Framework 3.5 (Required to operate Sn0wbreeze)
Download Sn0wbreeze 3.1.3 tool for Windows

Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback

Related posts

Leave a message...

    thepebble10 years, 4 months ago

    I keep getting this error when i jailbreak using snowbreeze… could not be restored because the firmware file is not compatible… i’m using iphone 4 with modem firmware of 4.10.01… can anyone help?

      Wolverine10 years, 4 months ago

      Tell me the name of IPSW file you are trying to restore?

    hazim10 years, 10 months ago

    i have i phone 3gs 5.14.2 i am trying to download 3.1.3 firmware
    error firmware not compatible
    any sloving

      Wolverine10 years, 10 months ago

      Download it directly from here.

        hazim10 years, 10 months ago

        aha Ok i will

        another qustion how can i downgrad my baseband

        thnx for respond :)

          Wolverine10 years, 10 months ago

          You cant downgrade your baseband version at the moment.

            hazim10 years, 10 months ago

            is that done when i download 3.1.3 ??

            fuzzyband not wroking on it

            casue of it my network still block

            Wolverine10 years, 10 months ago

            Its because fuzzyband can not downgrade 05.14.02 baseband version. You need to wait for updated version of Ultrasn0w.

            hazim10 years, 10 months ago

            I will wait :(

            did u konw the time for the update

            and alot of thnx for youre fast response


            Wolverine10 years, 10 months ago

            Don’t worry, it will be out within 35 days!

    Fareh11 years ago

    Hi, i have iphone 2g 8GB, my friends uncle send it from America, yesterday i wanted to transfer some songs via apple’s itune latest version, but mistakenly i clicked on upgrade firmware my old one was 3.1.2 and mistakenly 3.1.3 has been installed, now after restarting iphone i am not able to see icons and manue. just emergency calls allowed. but my simcard is inserted and it shown on the left top , and i can recived calls and dial number… please help me???? i am living in pakistan! maybe my simcard is not compatitable for that? waiting for quick response, thanks.

      Wolverine11 years ago

      You need to try hactivated jailbreak so that you can unlock your iPhone.

      Pukar Shrestha8 years, 8 months ago

      mine also same problem, i tried redsn0w as shown in youtube, still not any progress. can you provide steps

    thiscontraband11 years, 3 months ago

    everything goes accordingly until i get to the part where i have to restore….i keep on getting this error message…what should i do?

    christina.diane11 years, 4 months ago

    downloaded and everything… when trying to restore itunes say’s “The iphone “iphone” could not be restored because the firmware file is not compatible.” PLEASE HELP!!

      Wolverine11 years, 3 months ago

      What’s your iPhone version? 2G, 3G or 3GS?

    Michael11 years, 6 months ago

    Where can I get the 3.1.3 ipsw file that already jailbroken coz when i use snowbreeze it tells me that it cannot be jailbroken then when i use itune to restore it tells me that the ipsw file is error. Please help me coz I accidentally updated my iphone to 3.1.3

    Rachel11 years, 7 months ago

    Do you have a version for Macs?

    jon11 years, 7 months ago

    i keep getting thse 0xc150002 errors when the last loading starts to make the firmware. what is this?