Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 with Sn0wBreeze 2.8b11 - iPhoneHeat

Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 with Sn0wBreeze 2.8b11

Sn0wBreeze 2.8b11 is now available to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1. There’s nothing special about Sn0wbreeze when compared to RedSn0w jailbreak for iOS 5.0.1 in terms of jailbreaking. Below is the detailed guide to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1…


Let’s jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 with Sn0wbreeze 2.8b11…

How to Jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 with Sn0wBreeze


Download the required stuff:

Step 1

Make sure you’re running iTunes 10.5 or later version. You can download iTunes 10.5 from here. Backup your personal data with iTunes.

Step 2

Run the Sn0wBreeze.exe. Hit Ok, then Close Credits button and then hit the next button.

Step 3

Either drag & drop the iOS 5.0.1 firmware file in the given box or hit the Browse button and select the iOS 5.0.1 IPSW file for your iDevice. Sn0wBreeze will identify the IPSW firmware file. When done, hit the next button.

Step 4

Select the Expert Mode, Hit next button, then select General and hit Next. Make your desired choices, then keep hitting Next.

Step 5

Now select the Build IPSW option and hit next. Sn0wBreeze 2.8b11 will start building custom iOS 5.0.1 firmware to jailbreak your iPhone 4, 3GS, idevice. Since the building process takes several minutes to complete, you can either choose to play PacMan or stick with the Spinner.

Once Done! Hit the OK button. (Custom firmware 5.0.1 can be found on desktop along with an iBooty folder)

Step 6

Now follow the Sn0wbreeze instructions to put your iDevices into Pwned State. Sn0wBreeze instructions are important to follow because this will put iDevice into Pwned DFU state NOT the simple DFU mode.

  • Hold Power + Home buttons for 10 seconds
  • Now release the Power button but keep holding the Home button for 10-30 more seconds

Your device should now be in DFU mode Sn0wBreeze will prompt you once you’re into Pwned DFU state.

Step 7

  • Now open iTunes, Hold down the Shift/Option key and hit the Restore button.
  • Browse and select the custom firmware that we just created, from the desktop.

iTunes will start restoring iOS 5 on your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. Once done, your iPhone, ipad or iPod Touch will be running iOS 5 jailbroken tethered.

How to Tether Boot

Like I told you earlier, it’s a tethered jailbreak.

  • On your desktop, there’ll be a new folder named iBooty. Open the folder and run the iBooty.exe.
  • Select your device from the drop down menu (bottom-right) and hit the start button.
  • Follow the on screen instructions to put your iDevice into DFU mode.
    • Hold Power + Home buttons for 10 seconds.
    • Now release the Power button but keep holding the Home button for 10-30 more seconds
  • Your device should now be in DFU mode
  • Once you’re into DFU mode, iBooty will do the rest and your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch will boot into jailbroken state!

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30 comments… add one
bruno November 12, 2011, 9:04 pm

tether jailbreak 🙁

najaf November 13, 2011, 8:27 am

i had done every thing right checkd hacktivate option and install ultrasnow but still getting no service please help….

darksniper87 November 13, 2011, 1:49 pm

Ultrasn0w doesn’t support yet iOS v5.0.1, only v5.0

Tomsiphone November 14, 2011, 12:37 am

I just JB’d my 3GS (old bootrom so it’s untethered)using sn0wbreeze ’11 and v5.0.1. Ultrasn0w worked fine. I have full bars and swapped SIMS with another carrier and it’s good.

Every phone is a little different, I guess.

azn_tmcgrady November 17, 2011, 3:03 am

you need to update it to the official firmware through itunes and jailbreak it through redsn0w. so that you can reinstall the baseband. or you can also downgrade your iphone to firmware 4.x through shsh and reinstall baseband.. i had the same problem and that’s how i got it fix.

Ahmer Malik November 13, 2011, 10:06 pm

Step 7 is not working for me.. when i open itunes it opens a tab “ITunes must check the iphone software update server to identify this device” if i press cancel nothing happens no restore or update tab but if i press check it connects to internet.

sMan November 14, 2011, 4:37 pm

let is check the internet when it’s finished it will tell you you will have a device in Recovery Mode and you will have to restore it.

Bumyen November 15, 2011, 6:51 pm

Oh damn ! I think it’s working ! ill wait till it’s done ! phew ! i’ve been looking for these solution for almost a week. i hope this works for me !

Bumyen November 15, 2011, 7:02 pm

i dont see any ibooty folder on my desktop, i have followed the instructions . did it step by step and ny iphone still wont activate 🙁

iPhoneHeat November 15, 2011, 7:58 pm

restored the custom firmware or stock?
n model?

speedy November 15, 2011, 10:54 pm

snow breeze v2.8b11 with Download iOs 5.0.1 for iPhone 4S – iPhone4,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore.ipsw wont recognize it and says…NOT VALID IPSW? CAN ANY ONE HELP ME! thanks

iPhoneHeat November 16, 2011, 3:36 pm

Read the IMPORTANT part.. itz not iPad 2/4S supported

billybob November 16, 2011, 12:02 pm

everything was followed but after finished end it up in recovery mode. my phone is useless now.

hatbi02 November 16, 2011, 1:09 pm

damm….i have almost finished steps but it was still loading more than 30 minutes for last step .It also cause error 9 plzz help

shaymus1968 November 17, 2011, 5:16 am

Everything worked except the cydia button does not work. It tries to but, then goes back. What do I do now?

shaymus1968 November 17, 2011, 5:38 am

Never mind I did a reboot and it started working. Thank”s for your hard work

iPhoneHeat November 17, 2011, 4:35 pm

u need to tether boot it using iBooty

wasim November 18, 2011, 1:51 am

please help…is this jailbreak will work on baseband 4.10.01 im stack with this baseband

curious November 20, 2011, 10:12 pm

jailed 3gs currently on ios 4.2.1 bb 06.15.00 old bootrom.
can it be jail to ios 5.0.1?

wissamurai November 22, 2011, 2:52 pm

I did all the steps on my 3GS old boot room with Ipad Base Band 6.15.00 When I finished Using the Ultrasn0w My Iphone Still Unlocked With No Service
Please Help

Pirata November 23, 2011, 7:07 am

So i’ve done everything allright (i guess) but it asks for the proper SIM to activate iPhone. I’m in europe, this phone was bought on ebay from german guy but i don’t know where he got it, so there’s no way to know what country is it from.

Is there any way to fix this? Do I have to wait for proper release? Or do i have to get the real simcard?
(I had the phone on 3.x.x for more than a year and a half, this was my first update.)
I’m running a 3gs, but no idea about the rest of details. I can’t go back to previous state as it stays locked on activation menus.


Pirata November 23, 2011, 5:55 pm

Ok, done it.
Activation problem?
Just go to sn0wbreeze and do it on expert, select general and “activate” and you’re good to go.
Btw my base band is 05.16.05, so i can’t unlock it, going for ipad baseband

wasim November 25, 2011, 12:59 am

Please help me…this teather jailbreak will work on baseband 4.10.01

iPhoneHeat November 25, 2011, 3:52 pm

yes, n make sure you update using a custom firmware.. create one with Sn0wBreeze or RedSn0w 0.9.9b8

Kush3m December 4, 2011, 8:36 am

Thank you very much. If you read carefully the steps , you wont have any problem. Cheers

silentarts January 14, 2012, 1:18 pm

Sn0wbreeze does not detect any firmware i give it…

What do i do?

This is Sn0wbreeze 2.8b7

Keeps saying not valid

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