As you all know, a few days ago, Apple just released the seventh beta update to iOS 5. Much like the pre-release versions before it, iOS 5 beta 7 does not have anything much to offer in terms of new features. Although with its several enhancements and bug fixes, it does bring the system an inch closer to the final release build. Well here's a quick heads-up for those who have updated to iOS 5 beta 7 and wants to jailbreak it, Sn0wbreeze has just been updated to version 2.8b7.
Sn0wbreeze 2.8b7 can be used to jailbreak iOS 5 beta 7 into your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. While most people can use Redsn0w 0.9.8b7 for the same purpose, Sn0wbreeze is a better option for those are supporting carrier unlocks on their iPhone. This is because Sn0wbreeze preserves your old baseband on the iPhone 4 or 3GS so that you can unlock them using Gevey SIM or Ultrasn0w. Using Redsn0w, there's a chance that you will lose your carrier unlock.
In addition to that, Sn0wbreeze can also hacktivate iOS 5 beta 7 on your iPhone 4/3GS. What does that mean? Well, you can use Sn0wbreeze to install iOS 5 beta 7 into your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch without the UDID check, which means that even someone without a developer account can install iOS 5 beta 7. As you all know to have access to iOS and software betas, one has to have a developer account which can be obtained by enrolling in Apple's iOS Dev Center for $99 per year. Aside from hacktivation, Sn0wbreeze also removes the beta expiry timer of iOS 5 beta 7, which is set to expire on October 20.
Here's the complete changelog for Sn0wbreeze 2.8b7:
sn0wbreeze v2.8b7 – Release Notes
* 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!).
Supported Devices and Tethered?
* iPhone 3GS (old bootrom)…..NO
* iPhone 3GS (new bootrom)….YES
* iPhone 4 (GSM)…………..YES
* iPhone 4 (CDMA)………….YES
* iPod Touch 3G……………YES
* iPod Touch 4…………….YES
* iPad 1G…………………YES
** REMEMBER TO BOOT WITH "iBooty" **
The procedure of jailbreaking iOS 5 beta 7 into your device using this version of Sn0wbreeze remains similar to past methods, so if you require some help just refer to our Sn0wbreeze guide. Keep in mind that this is a tethered jailbreak only except for the iPhone 3GS with old bootrom which can be jailbroken untethered. It is unlikely that we'll ever see an iOS 5 untethered jailbreak until the final release build is officially out. And on another note, this release of Snowbreeze is for Windows only.