Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 with Sn0wbreeze 2.9.5 [iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad, iPod Touch 4G, 3G]

How to Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 with Sn0wbreeze 2.9.5 [iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad, iPod Touch 4G, 3G]

Sn0wbreeze 2.9.5 can jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 untethered on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1 and iPod Touch 4G, 3G. These are the steps to jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 untethered with Sn0wbreeze 2.9.5 on your iPhone 4, 3GS, iPad 1 and iPod Touch 4G, 3G.

Sn0wbreeze, just like PwnageTool, creates custom firmware using iOS 5.1.1 to jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Custom firmware not only jailbreaks your iDevice, it also preserves your iPhone baseband to its current version which lets iPhone unlockers to use UltraSn0w or Gevey SIM. So, jailbreak with custom firmware is recommended for those iPhone users who depend on UltraSn0w or Gevey SIM unlock.


iPhone users: If you do NOT depend on UltraSn0w/Gevey SIM unlock, Absinthe 2.0.2 is the recommended iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak for you:
How to: jailbreak iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS 5.1.1 with Absinthe 2

iPad/iPod Touch users: Absinthe is the easier solution for you guys:
How to: Jailbreak iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad 5.1.1 with Absinthe 2
How to: Jailbreak iPod Touch 4G, 3G 5.1.1 with Absinthe 2

Sn0wbreeze 2.9.5 does NOT support iPhone 4S, New iPad 3, and iPad 2.

How to Jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 with Sn0wbreeze 2.9.5


Download Sn0wbreeze 2.9.5
Download iOS 5.1.1

Extract the downloaded sn0wbreeze-v2.9.5.zip and execute the sn0wbreeze-v2.9.5.exe;
Click OK button;
Now click on the Next Arrow button.

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Click Browse for an IPSW;
Browse and select the downloaded iOS 5.1.1 IPSW file for your iDevice;
Sn0wbreeze will verify and recognize the selected IPSW, click the Arrow to continue;

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Now select Expert Mode;
Select General and hit Next Arrow button;
Check mark Activate the iPhone [Hactivate] only if you do NOT have the official carrier SIM card;
Click Next and then again hit next;

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Select Build IPSW and hit the Next Arrow;
Sn0wbreeze will start building the custom iOS 5.1.1. You can either choose to play PacMan during the building process or stick with the spinner;
Upon completion, Done! message will appear on Sn0wbreeze and a custom IPSW will be created on your desktop.

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By clicking the Ok button, Sn0wbreeze will instruct you to put your iPhone, iPad or iPad Touch into Pwned DFU Mode.

*This step is important*
Click the Start button and follow the on screen Sn0wBreeze instructions *important* to put your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch 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

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

  • 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 custom iOS 5.1.1 on your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. Once done, your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch will be running iOS 5.1.1 jailbroken untethered.

35 comments… add one
jose May 30, 2012, 1:03 am

could you please confirm, in case i want to preserve baseband, the only point is to mark the “Activate the iPhone [Hactivate]” option? It is not quite clear in the explanation above.

Ric June 1, 2012, 12:22 am

por tu nombre creo q hablas español, sino disculpa, cuando haces click en “Activate the iPhone [Hactivate]” lo q hace es q no te pida el sim del carrier oficial en mi caso T&t, cuando haces click en Build IPSW y desp en la flecha te crea una nuebva IPSW y esa es la q le tenes q instalar q no tiene el baseband nuevo! saludos espero q se entienda

Ronnie May 30, 2012, 11:23 am

No network detected Pls advice baseband 06.15.00

Godfred May 31, 2012, 12:22 am

i have the same no service problem since i used sn0wbreeze to jailbreak this morning i will appreciate a work around please help

traance May 31, 2012, 10:13 am

Same here, i’m freaking out! 😐

Godfred May 31, 2012, 6:04 pm

I guess we got to put the phone somewhere and wait for pwntools

iPhoneHeat May 31, 2012, 7:11 pm

Did you install UltraSn0w after jailbreaking your iPhone with Sn0wbreeze?

traance May 31, 2012, 8:04 pm

yes i did

Godfred May 31, 2012, 8:54 pm

i did not but no service since i did,i guess there is a bug in sn0wbreeze

Godfred May 31, 2012, 8:55 pm

i mean i did install ultrans0w but still no service

Ric June 1, 2012, 1:50 am

i have the same problem y put the original sim carrier and its still in no service :S

Godfred30 June 5, 2012, 12:00 am

there is a new update to ultrasn0w which fixed the no service problem(fixed mine) just use the switch to put your phone off and back on again and it should work

Ric June 6, 2012, 6:46 pm

i did this:

1 use redsn0w to make a custom firmware
2 make tethered jailbreak with resn0w
3 thered boot
4 install the Untether Patch Rocky Racoon
5 install the Ultrasn0w fixer iOS 5.1.1 patch
6 finally install ultrasn0w
7 its work great! (i upgrade ulstrasn0w yestarday and still works)

sorry for my english

abed May 31, 2012, 2:46 am


Godfred May 31, 2012, 8:56 pm

Is there a way to downgrade to 5.0.1 because i tried several time always get errors

earl June 2, 2012, 8:18 pm

same to me no signal when I install baseband 06.15.00
help pls. I already install ultrasnow but still no service somebody help

bruno June 3, 2012, 10:49 pm

can i tether boot my snowbreeze jailbroked iphone through redsnow

SJ-newbies June 4, 2012, 4:59 pm

Regarding your warning “Check mark Activate the iPhone [Hactivate] only if you do NOT have the official carrier SIM card;” I don’t clearly understand. What’s the impact if I checked mark against this? Actually, I followed steps above, everything looks good except “No Service” when I inserted cell phone carrier SIM card. I’m not sure if it caused from checking [Hactivate]. If it’s, what I should do, rebuild IPSW without checking [Hactivate] or other option to avoid restore 5.1.1. Thank you.

soroush June 7, 2012, 9:49 am

hi all
I have used the above way to upgrade my iphone4 (oldios:4.3.3 , BB:4.10.01 ) to ios 5.1.1 Hoodoo 9B208 with snowbreez 2.9.5 without AT&T simcard – i used Hacktivation mode ( it’s preserve baseband it self) and with gevey simcard just get signals, and NOW every thing works fine,
thanks every one
thumbs up

Sepehr June 11, 2012, 6:01 pm

i have an iPod Touch 4g.when i want to restore with custom firmware i got error 3194.

iPhoneHeat June 12, 2012, 2:41 am

put your device into PWNED DFU Mode first, either using Sn0wbreeze’s or RedSn0w

Sepehr June 12, 2012, 8:47 am

Thank You So Much

adeolubells June 13, 2012, 6:53 pm

I am from Africa and I have iPhone 3GS ios 4.2.1 and I want to make it run ios 5.1.1,my device is already jail-broken and unlocked how do I do this update? Thanks

Anuj January 1, 2013, 6:16 pm

Did you find the right way to upgrade you 3gs from 4.2.1 to 5.1.1? I want to do the same..
Does if have any problems?
Let me know

soroush January 7, 2013, 2:24 pm

i have done the same
Upgrade 3gs from 4.2.1 to 5.1.1 with out any problems
just follow the instructions and dont worry


01.59.00 June 26, 2012, 5:21 am

tried the power dfu mode, but failed twice, scared to try it again. I may brick my iphone again (happened before).

eu July 23, 2012, 8:36 pm

4s not suported ?

how to fix error 3194 September 1, 2012, 6:50 pm

Is this for all devices ?

isaac September 10, 2012, 12:22 am

thank you this has worked on my iphone 3g..thank alots

Yoganand March 11, 2013, 12:48 pm

I tried this mentod, but my iphone 3gs is not getting on, its in the black screen mode.
Can you tell me how to sort it out?

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