Windows Users can now Jailbreak their iOS 4.3 iPhone and iPad via sn0wbreeze

Windows users will be happy to know that a new Windows-compatible jailbreak, dubbed sn0wbreeze 2.3 beta 1, was released earlier this weekend. The jailbreak is compatible with iPhone 3GS & 4, first generation iPad, and third & fourth generation iPod touch – iPad 2 users will need to wait, as the jailbreak is not compatible with their device. sn0wbreeze is a tethered jailbreak, which means that each time iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users switch off their device, they will be required to plug it to their computer to be able to restart it. The new jailbreak was released by iPhone hacker iH8sn0w, and is the first – and only – iOS 4.3 jailbreak method compatible with Microsoft’s operating system. Since the jailbreak is still at a beta stage, make sure to fully backup your device (including your SHSH blobs) before you even give it a try. Redmond Pie just published a tutorial, available here. As usual, you will be required to download the correct firmware for your iOS-powered device, and you will need to use the latest version of iTunes. 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.