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How to Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 / iOS 6.0 Using Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 [Tethered]

Famed iOS hacker iH8sn0w just recently released the latest update for his popular jailbreak tool which is Sn0wBreeze v2.9.7. The main draw is that the tool now supports iOS 6.0 and iOS 6.0.1 firmware. Although always seem to be late to the party, Sn0wbreeze still holds a very solid following as it offers a different jailbreak alternative for Windows which is good for those who can't seem to make Redsn0w work. Sn0wbreeze uses the method of creating a custom IPSW file in order to apply the jailbreak. This enables users to not only customize every aspect of the jailbreak but unlockers will be able to easily preserve their baseband. In this post, we will teach you How to Jailbreak iOS 6.0 / iOS 6.0.1 Using Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 [Tethered].

Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 / iOS 6.0

Before You Proceed:

  • As with all jailbreaks available for iOS 6, this tutorial will give you a TETHERED jailbreak. So this means that each time you reboot or shut down your device, you will need to connect it to the computer and boot it back to its jailbroken state via iBooty.
  • This tutorial is only applicable for iOS 6 supported A4-based devices which include the iPhone 4 (CDMA / GSM), iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch 4G.
  • Of course, you will need to be in iOS 6.0 or iOS 6.0.1 in order to perform this jailbreak tutorial. Download iOS 6.0.1 IPSW here.
  • Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 is only available for Windows operating system. Mac users may use Redsn0w instead. NOTE: Windows 8 users will first need to download and install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 to make Sn0wbreeze work.

Steps on How to Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 / iOS 6.0 Using Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 [Tethered]:

  1. First, you will have to download Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7.
  2. Upon downloading Sn0wbreeze, extract the contents of the zipped file on any directory you prefer. Run Sn0wbreeze by double-clicking the sn0wbreeze-v2.9.7.exe file. NOTE: Running it with administrator privileges is highly recommended.
  3. Run Sn0wbreeze.exe

  4. At the main screen of Sn0wbreeze, you should see the screen below. Click the blue arrow to continue.
  5. Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 Home

  6. The next screen is the IPSW Selection screen. Click the Browse for an IPSW button and browse for the firmware file version you are trying to jailbreak.
  7. Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 IPSW Selection
    Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 Browse IPSW

  8. Upon selection of the firmware file, Sn0wbreeze will then begin identifying the firmware you have loaded onto it. Once the identification is successful, you will get a notification. Click the blue arrow to proceed.
  9. Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 IPSW Identified

  10. On the next screen, 4 options will be displayed - iFaith Mode, Simple Mode, Expert Mode, and Baseband Preservation Mode.
  11. Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 Expert Mode

    • iFaith Mode: Useful for downgrading because it creates a custom IPSW which contains previously saved SHSH Blobs.
    • Simple Mode: This mode will allow you to create custom IPSW without customizing some of its aspects.
    • Expert Mode: Here you can customize various aspects of the jailbreak which will be contained within the custom IPSW you'll make.
    • Baseband Preservation Mode: If you wish to update your firmware without upgrading your baseband but without jailbreaking, use this mode.

    Note: Sn0wBreeze WILL NOT update your iPhone’s current baseband regardless of which mode you choose.

  12. For this tutorial, click Expert Mode and you will be presented with various options. Here you can customize various options for your jailbreak. In General, make sure that you have the options Activate the iPhone and Install SSH checked. Once you have customized everything, simply click Build IPSW and click the blue arrow to continue.
  13. Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 General
    Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 Build IPSW

  14. Sn0wbreeze will now proceed to create the custom IPSW for you according to the options you have selected. The process can be quite long so we suggest that you sit back and relax. Sn0wbreeze also offers the ability to play PacMan while waiting.
  15. Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 Creating IPSW

  16. After the IPSW creation is done, you will now need to place your device in DFU Mode. Click the OK button to continue.
  17. Here you will simply need to follow the onscreen instructions provided by Sn0wbreeze. After successfully doing the steps, a notification will inform you that your device is now in DFU mode and will be ready for an iTunes restore using the custom IPSW.
  18. Sn0wbreeze DFU Pwner
    Sn0wbreeze DFU Mode Success

  19. At this point, you can close Sn0wbreeze and launch iTunes. Connect your device and select it from the left-hand menu. Press and hold the SHIFT button and click on the Restore button. This will enable you to browse for the custom IPSW you've made earlier. Select the custom IPSW (located at your desktop) and click Open.
  20. iTunes Restore

  21. iTunes will now restore your device using the custom IPSW you've made using Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7.
  22. iPhone Restored

How to Perform a Tethered Boot?

Upon creating your custom IPSW, Sn0wbreeze will also create an additional folder on your desktop which is called iBooty. Since this is a tethered jailbreak, you will be required to use iBooty to boot your device back into its jailbroken state.

  • Launch iBooty. Select the device that you want to boot in tethered mode and click the Start button.
  • iBooty 2.3 Home

  • You will see the onscreen instructions on how to place your device in DFU Mode, just follow the said guidelines.
  • iBooty 2.3 DFU Mode1
    iBooty 2.3 DFU Mode2
    iBooty 2.3 DFU Mode3

  • Once your device is in DFU Mode, iBooty will proceed to boot your device into the tethered jailbreak mode.

And that it is pretty much it! You now have jailbroken iOS 6.0.1 / iOS 6.0 on your iDevice using Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7. If you have any questions on this jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 guide, feel free to drop your comments below.

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    Jaden Y8 years, 8 months ago

    I have followed the instructions to boot my device(iphone4) the first and 2nd time that i did so it is perfectly fine and working. However, after installing some tweaks and sources and it requires me to reboot, i’ve not been able to open my cydia. Even though i’ve used ibooty to boot my device and it says that it’s done. i’ve tried countless time and it still does not work.

    Alfado8 years, 8 months ago

    I am about to buy at AT&T IPhone 5 and ship it to India. I have done this in the past with IPhone 4S and the GSM band of AT&T and India is the same so no issues with the working of the phones. However I just have a few questions before I place my order for IPhone 5: 1. I do have an old AT&T micro sim that came with my Iphone 4S. Can I use it to activate IPhone 5 just the same way as I did in 4S. In other words has the process changed or pretty much the same. That is use any AT&T sim and you are done? 2. Is there any hacktivate possible in case answer to first question is no for iphone 5. 3. How trustworthy are the IMIE unlock for the iphone 5.  Really appreciate your help as always!

    Nawazish Ali8 years, 9 months ago

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    john8 years, 10 months ago

    I can’t get the iBooty v2.3 to get my iphone 4 to be tethered mode, when the booty says it done it still black screen and stuck on the DFU mode

      Tyler (Jaxov Team)8 years, 10 months ago

      We’ve found a forum for someone who had a similar problem to yours, and there’s a few different solutions there, so depending on the specifics this may help: