Sn0wbreeze 2.8 Beta 8 To Jailbreak iOS 5 GM For iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch Released

BY Jason

Published 5 Oct 2011


iH8sn0w has also released Sn0wbreeze 2.8 beta 8 to jailbreak iOS 5 Golden Master for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that was seeded to developers of iOS developer program.

Since the Golden Master version is the shipping version of the software, it means that just like Redsn0w 0.9.9b3 that has just been released by iPhone Dev team, Sn0wbreeze 2.8 beta 8 should also be able to jailbreak iOS 5 when it is publicly available on October 12th.

Sn0wbreeze is considered the unofficial PwnageTool for Windows. It allows users to create custom iOS 5 GM firmware file that is pre-jailbroken, which can be used to upgrade their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to iOS 5 GM. In case of iPhone, it also preserves the baseband from getting upgraded so that it can be unlocked using Ultrasn0w.

According to the release notes, Sn0wbreeze 2.8 beta 7 includes the following features:

  • INSTANT IPSW detection (seriously!).
  • Now jailbreaks iOS 5 Gold Master (9A334).
  • UDID Developer check removal is no longer needed.
  • Still has the ability to hacktivate.
  • Still preserves the baseband (as always!).
Sn0wbreeze 2.8 beta 8 supports the following iOS 5 devices:

Sn0wbreeze 2.8 beta 8 cannot jailbreak iPad 2, so it is very unlikely it can jailbreak iPhone 4S that was unveiled at yesterday’s Let’s Talk iPhone event. It however supports an untethered jailbreak for iPhone 3GS (old bootrom) and a tethered jailbreak for the remaining iOS 5 devices mentioned above, which means that you need to connect your iOS device to the computer on every reboot.

You can download Sn0wbreeze 2.8 beta 8 for Windows using this link.

As always, let us know how it goes.

[via Twitter (iH8sn0w)]