Alongside pod2g releasing an updated Absinthe version, iH8Snow has also released an updated version of SnowBreeze to include the support for that new iOS 5.1.1 firmware build of iPhone 4. The previous version of SnowBreeze didn’t work with the new firmware release for GSM iPhone 4.
Sn0wBreeze 2.9.5 also includes a fix for the iPhone 3GS (iPad Baseband users) location services. Whereas the compatibility is concerned, at the moment SnowBreeze jailbreak support is limited to A4 and below devices only.
For those users eager who want to find that what’s iH8Snow’s stance on the compatibility for newer iOS devices, see below :-
As stated many times in the past, sn0wbreeze cannot be updated to work on A5(X) devices until a low level exploit in DFU or iBoot is found and made public. Therefore, A5(X) users will have to rely on using the lovely absinthe.
A5(X) Baseband Preservation/Hacktivation?
For those running A5(X) devices and need to preserve your baseband, there is nothing you can do at the moment. For those wanting to hacktivate, the only advice I can give is to buy the carrier’s SIM (the one its locked to obviously) on ebay. The SIM does not have to be active with the carrier to activate the phone.
So if you’re an own an A5 (iPhone 4S- iPad 2) or A5X (new iPad) device, you’ll have to rely on the Absinthe jailbreak utility (Link). In case you have the older device and want to comfortably jailbreak on Windows platform, grab the latest version of Snow Breeze from the below mentioned link.
Download Sn0wBreeze 2.9.4 [Direct Link]