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].
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]:
- First, you will have to download Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7.
- 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.
- At the main screen of Sn0wbreeze, you should see the screen below. Click the blue arrow to continue.
- 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.
- 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.
- On the next screen, 4 options will be displayed – iFaith Mode, Simple Mode, Expert Mode, and Baseband Preservation 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.
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.
- You will see the onscreen instructions on how to place your device in DFU Mode, just follow the said guidelines.
- 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.