It was a crazy day yesterday, thanks to the release of the Evasi0n iOS 6 untethered jailbreak. Being one of the most anticipated jailbreaks in history, the Evasi0n jailbreak was downloaded at a staggering rate, or 100,000 downloads within 10 min of release. Now, if you're wondering if Sn0wbreeze will be updated, iH8sn0w just announced he has updated his popular Windows jailbreak tool for the new iOS 6.x untethered jailbreak. Sn0wbreeze 2.9.8 for Windows is now available.
While many Sn0wbreeze users will be happy with the release of version 2.9.8, I need to say this is a very limited tool for jailbreaking in iOS 6. You see, this latest version of Sn0wbreeze is only for those using A4-based devices like the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4th generation. In other words, this tool won't be able to jailbreak newer A5(X)/A6(X) devices. Why is that? iH8sn0w has stressed Sn0wbreeze can't be updated to work on A5(X)/A6(X) devices. A low level exploit in DFU or iBoot has yet to be found that would make such thing possible.
Why not use the Evasi0n tool to jailbreak iOS 6.x into your device? On top of applying the jailbreak, Sn0wbreeze is able to preserve baseband and hacktivate. For many seasoned Sn0wbreeze users, it is the better option. If you're hoping for Sn0wbreeze to be updated for A5(X)/A6(X) devices, you need to know chances are rather slim to nigh impossible.
Official change log for Sn0wbreeze 2.9.8 can be found below:
What is New?
- 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.
- AppleTV 2 stuff, such as XBMC, is currently broken. You may want to hold back on updating until your favorite tweaks are updated and available.
- Use iFaith mode after selecting/downloading the appropriate IPSW for your device. You will then be prompted to browse for SHSH blobs for the IPSW you have selected.
- Remember to enter a PWNED DFU state with sn0wbreeze's iREB button in the top bar of sn0wbreeze prior to (SHIFT + Restoring) the custom signed IPSW!
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