sn0wbreeze, the only iOS 4.3.x jailbreak compatible with Microsoft’s operating system, was updated again over the weekend. The new version of the jailbreak, released by iPhone hacker iH8sn0
w, is now compatible with iOS 4.3.1, and just like its predecessor, it allows users to unlock their iPhone via ultrasn0w (with a couple of caveats, more details after the break).
The jailbreak is compatible with all devices capable of running iOS 4.3.1, namely the iPhone 3GS & 4, the first generation iPad, and third & fourth generation iPod touch. iPad 2 users will need to wait, as the jailbreak is still not compatible with their device.
sn0wbreeze is a tethered jailbreak, which means that each time iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users switch off or reboot their device, they will be required to plug it to their computer to be able to restart it.
While the jailbreak allows you to preserve your unlocked baseband, if your baseband needs to be unlocked, the updated version now supports ultrasn0w unlock. Only six basebands are supported at this stage:
Note that ultrasn0w is not compatible with other basebands, such as 02.10.04, 03.10.01, 04.10.01, 05.14.02, as well as 05.15.04. Also note iPhone 3GS users currently using an incompatible baseband can upgrade their iPhone 3GS baseband to the 06.15.00 iPad baseband, but in some cases, some iPhone 3GS lost their GPS functionality – in other words, if your baseband is not listed above, you might want to walk away from this update.
Since the jailbreak is still at a beta stage, make sure to fully backup your device (including your SHSH blobs via a tool such as TinyUmbrella
) before you even give it a try. sn0wbreeze 2.4 beta 1 can be downloaded here
, and a complete guide is already available over at Redmond Pie
Even though jailbreaking is considered legal, always keep in mind that Apple sees it as a warranty-voiding act, so do it at your own risk. Please do not use jailbreaks to install copyrighted/paid content you haven’t purchased yourself.