Snowbreeze 2.9.6 Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 [How To Guide]

I have some good news for the jailbreak community. The notorious jailbreak developer, iH8sn0w, has just released Snowbreeze 2.9.6, the latest version of his well-known jailbreak tool. Although this is not a major update, like Snowbreeze 2.9.5 which brought us untethered jailbreak support for iOS 5.1.1, it does bring some minor improvements such as support for Apple TV 2 iOS 5.0.2. Another interesting thing about Snowbreeze 2.9.6 is its new feature that lets the user to resize their Apple TV 2’s root partition size.

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Just like its predecessor, this new software update from iH8sn0w also features untethered jailbreak support for iOS 5.1.1, however just like all jailbreak tools available at the moment it doesn’t bring Apple TV 3 support. Hopefully the jailbreak developers have noticed this issue and will bring this feature with their future jailbreak tool updates. Some sources already announced that a breach might have been found and jailbreak for Apple TV 3 can be achieved if they find a low level exploit in A5(X) processor.

Now let’s proceed with our complete step-by-step guide on how to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 untethered with the latest version Snowbreeze 2.9.6.

Step 1: Download Snowbreeze 2.9.6 for Windows and also iOS 5.1.1.

Step 2: Run Snowbreeze.exe and click the blue arrow.

Step 3: Hit browse and select the downloaded iOS 5.1.1 IPSW file, Snowbreeze will check and recognize the IPSW and after that hit the blue arrow again.

Step 4: Select “Expert Mode”, then select “General” and click the blue arrow. (If you do not have the official SIM card carrier check mark “Activate the iPhone [Hactivate])

Step 5: Select “Build IPSW” option and click the blue arrow. Now just wait until Snowbreeze finishes building the custom IPSW file. The icon should appear on your desktop after the process is complete.

Step 6: Connect your iDevice and click “OK”, then follow the on-screen instructions in order to put your iDevice into DFU mode. If you’ve done everything right you should receive a confirmation prompt.

Step 7: Open iTunes, select your iDevice from the list view and hold down the left Shift/Option key and then hit the Restore button. Now browse and select the custom IPSW file previously created.

iTunes will now start restoring the custom iOS 5.1.1 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Once the process is complete it means that you’ve successfully managed to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 untethered on your iDevice with Snowbreeze 2.9.6.

However if you run on Mac or you simply do not like jailbreaking your iDevice with Snowbreeze you can also jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 untethered with Absinthe 2.0 or Redsnow.



  1. Angel A
    Angel A November 27, 2012 at 3:19 am

    Does it work for the ipod 5th generation

  2. Tristan
    Tristan December 9, 2012 at 9:00 am

    no ipod 5s come with ios 6 on them – this jailbreak is not compatible with ios 6

    1. luka
      luka February 17, 2013 at 11:24 am

      actually IOS 6 can be jailbreaked. with new snowbreeze. watch tutorials on youtube.

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  5. Teedub
    Teedub May 10, 2013 at 6:12 am

    I have already had my 3GS JB by a vendor but since then I have been having signal issues when I use location services. Can I just run this to get a fix for my problem or do I need to start from scratch and JB and unlock my 3GS all over again?

  6. Thomas Lopez
    Thomas Lopez October 24, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I have attempted using snowbreeze to jailbreak my ipod device however it will just work if ipod device has already been jailbroken. Can someone help?

  7. Michael C
    Michael C October 24, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Well i understand how to jailbreak my ipod device, using Snowbreeze 2.9.1, but whenever i jailbreak, i usually lose my applications, music and videos, then whenever i restore my ipod device to be able to have them back, my ipod device turns normal again. How do you correctly jailbreak my ipod device and my applications, music and videos and cydia?

  8. stingerms
    stingerms October 26, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    i’ve attempted lots of programs including snowbreeze, limera1n, and red-colored snow. exactly what do i actually do?

  9. morbiusdog
    morbiusdog December 22, 2013 at 7:55 am

    I attempted redsn0w and snowbreeze however i could not jailbreak it. If a person can leave a great link or something like that I’d be so grateful. Thanks.

  10. Jeanelle the Retard
    Jeanelle the Retard December 22, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    I attempted a lot of Jailbreak Programs like Greenpoison, Redsnow, Blackrain, Snowbreeze and etc. I actually want to Jailbreak this ipod device.Anybody have suggestions?

  11. johnkaiser 22
    johnkaiser 22 December 26, 2013 at 3:11 am

    I’ve snowbreeze’s Connected jailbreak. My firmware is 4.3.1 lol. Just wondering if there is an UNTETHERED jailbreak package inside cydia

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