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sn0wbreeze is a PwnageTool port to Windows, developed by iH8sn0w, w3st05, srts, Little_Martian and LiLBush81.

Models Supported

The iPod touch 2G and iPhone 3GS need to be have the signature checks disabled beforehand. The S5L8900 devices can enter DFU Mode and restore with iTunes without being jailbroken.


sn0wbreeze was first released January 13, 2010 as a beta version. The following versions that are shown here are official.


Version Release date Changes

Public Beta

January 13, 2010
  • Initial release
  • Jailbreaks 3.1.2 firmware
  • Only allows you to be able to select simple mode
  • Taken down due to copyright issues with XPwn


January 16, 2010
  • Official release of sn0wbreeze


January 19, 2010
  • Fixes Cydia problems
  • Fixes problems with NOR on S5L8900 devices
  • Fixes custom packages not being installed


January 21, 2010
  • GUI fixes
  • Fixed even more Cydia problems


January 23, 2010
  • fixes bug where some Cydia repositories could not be added and downloaded from


January 26, 2010
  • Fixed vital bug where deb files may not be added to the right place


February 5, 2010
  • Jailbreaks 3.1.3
  • removed verbose mode support


February 7, 2010
  • Removed blacksn0w due to com center issues (Fix being worked on)


Version Release date Changes


June 24, 2010
  • Added Support for iOS 4.
  • Deleted Ultrasn0w Unlock option.
  • Removed the option Sn0wbreeze App


July 6, 2010

1.8 Beta

July 16, 2010
  • Added Support for iOS 4.1 beta 1.
  • Deleted Hacktivation.


September 22nd, 2010
  • Added support for iPod 2G MC (Tethered using usb_control_msg(0xA1, 1) Exploit)
  • Added Support for iPod touch 3G and iPhone 3GS new bootrom on 3.1.2 firmware
  • Simplified the GUI


September 22nd, 2010
  • Fixed Error 37


There are some problems with blacksn0w because it relies on the 3.1.2 CommCenter, and needs to be updated to the 3.1.3 version. If installed it will cause your iPhone to go into a boot loop.

Use of xpwn

The backend of sn0wbreeze is xpwn, an open-source custom IPSW generator created by planetbeing in parallel with iPhone Dev Team developments of techniques and tools. xpwn runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Given a "bundle" of patches from either PwnageTool or sn0wbreeze, xpwn driven from the command line is able to create the same custom IPSW as either tool. All Fixes to xpwn made by iH8sn0w have been made available. [1].


sn0wbreeze is freeware.


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