Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 on iPhone 4/3GS, iPod Touch 4G with Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7

How to Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 with Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7

Sn0wbreeze v2.9.7 brings support to iOS 6 / iOS 6.0.1 jailbreak for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4G. These are the steps to jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 / iOS 6 with Sn0wbreeze on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4G.

Hit the jump for details instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 / iOS 6 with Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7

Sn0wbreeze, just like PwnageTool and RedSn0w, creates custom firmware 6.0.1/6 to jailbreak iPhone 4, 3GS and iPod Touch 4G. Custom firmware also preserves your iPhone baseband to its current version which lets iPhone unlockers to use UltraSn0w or Gevey SIM.


  • Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 Support iOS 6.0.1 and iOS 6 on A4 devices (iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G) and iPhone 3GS only.
  • It provides tethered jailbreak via iBooty (except for iPhone 3GS old bootrom users). Which means each time your reboot your iDevice you’ll need to tether boot using iBooty. Learn more about: tether jailbreak.
  • Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 dows NOT support iPhone 4S, iPad 4/3/2, iPad mini or iPod Touch 5G.

How to jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 with Sn0wbreeze

Step 1

Download Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 and extract it.
Download iOS 6.0.1

Step 2

Run the Sn0wbreeze.exe on your computer;
Click Ok button and then hit the next Arrow button to proceed.
Note: Windows 8 users will need to download and install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 from here.

Step 3

Click “Browse for an IPSW” button and select the iOS 6.0.1 IPSW file that you downloaded in step 1;
Sn0wbreeze will recognize your device;
Now click the blue arrow button to proceed.

Step 4

Select “Expert Mode” and click Next;

On the next screen choose  “General” and hit Next;
Now select “Activate the iPhone [Hacktivate]” if you have a unofficial SIM card;
Now keep hitting next until you’re back to the screen where you selected General option.

Step 5

Now select “Build IPSW” option and hit blue arrow to proceed;
Sn0wbreeze will start building the custom iOS 6.0.1 for your device which may take several minutes;

Once the custom firmware building process is completed, you’ll be prompted about using iBooty to hacktivate.

Click Ok button and you’ll see the following message of process completion:

You can find Sn0wbreeze 6.0.1 custom firmware along with iBooty folder on your desktop.

Step 6

*This step is important*

Click the OK button and follow the on screen instructions to put your iPhone/iPod Touch into DFU mode. Connect your device to your computer and turn it OFF and click the Start button:

  1. Prepare to press Home and Power buttons;
  2. Press and hold the Home and Power;
  3. Keep holding the Home button.

Once your iPhone/iPod Touch has successfully entered DFU mode, iREB feature of Sn0wbreeze will put your device in PWNED DFU Mode and a confirmation message will popup.

Step 7

Now close Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 and open iTunes, Hold down the Shift/Option key and hit the Restore button;
Browse and select the custom firmware 6.0.1 that we just created, from the desktop;
iTunes will start restoring custom iOS 6.0.1 on your iPhone/iPod Touch;

Once the restore is complete, follow the iBooty instructions below to tether boot and hacktivate your iPhone/iPod Touch…

How to Tether Boot iOS 6.0.1 with iBooty

Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 also creates an “iBooty-for-6.0.1” named folder on the desktop.

Go to the “iBooty-for-6.0.1” folder (created by Sn0wbreeze) and run the iBooty.exe file;
Select your device from the drop down menu;

Click Sart button and follow the on-screen instructions to pur your device into DFU Mode:

  1. Prepare to press Home and Power buttons;
  2. Press and hold the Home and Power;
  3. Release the Power button but keep holding the Home button.

Once your device is in DFU mode, iBooty will do its thing and your iPhone/iPod Touch will tether boot. After intial setup you’ll find Cydia icon on your home scree.

Have Fun!

28 comments… add one
Jhon November 14, 2012, 2:35 pm

Hi guys what about iphone 5? Does it work on iphone5 ?? Thanks for the reply

Stevie November 14, 2012, 6:38 pm

I do what I am supposed to and when I click on ibooty from what was on my desktop,I get the message on it saying its done and my iphone shows the itunes logo even after I see it says its done.Please Help

vodanhz November 16, 2012, 3:37 am

does this provide untether for old BootRom?

vodanhz November 16, 2012, 6:22 am

my badd, all good

rabbyalone November 16, 2012, 8:47 pm

It doesn’t work on my 3gs new bootrom iPhone… Is It Scam?

Jaddz November 17, 2012, 3:53 am

Cydia is not opening> I’ve tried to reboot.. nothing. please help!!

borhan.abdulla November 18, 2012, 11:00 am

i have iphone 3gs but after upgrade to IOS 6.0.1, no service

Can u pls someone help us?

hazwan January 22, 2013, 11:30 am

how you resolve your problem… i got same problem as yours..

cholzki November 20, 2012, 6:08 am

i cant find ibooty folder to my desktop, i search the whole computer for the keyword ibooty but nothing match, i tried to jailbreak my iphone 3gs ios 6.0.1 using latest version of snowbreeze (sn0wbreeze-v2.9.7), but i cant find any ibooty folder, please help 🙁 whats wrong?

alan January 23, 2013, 8:35 pm

me neither, i couldn’t find any iBooty folder and I think that’s why i have no service, please someone help us

milko8 November 20, 2012, 9:25 am


Akwasi November 20, 2012, 5:46 pm

pls after going through all the process, itunes tells me my sim is not supported.

pls help me out

Binho Brasil November 20, 2012, 11:53 pm

I managed valley is the best friend you after so many days I got iphone 4 ios 6.0.1 with parabens are born in the us to know these things here in Brazil do not get anything worth a fight ….

martinbosss November 30, 2012, 11:51 pm

not working at all. iTunes keeps telling me IPSW not recognised even after trying several different firmwares. any help appreciated.

Travis December 3, 2012, 4:28 am

I tried this to no avail like 7 times. It all goes smoothly until I use iBooty, it says it does what it’s supposed to do but it never reboots the phone it just stays off and does nothing.

winko December 7, 2012, 6:09 pm

lated ios

angiemabute December 9, 2012, 8:10 pm

I’ve tried this and it works BUT it showed NO SERVICE with my sim. Whenever I re-boot it, my sim works ok BUT the Cydia couldn’t be opened. It couldn’t work okay on both issues. Every time my phone gets low battery and shut down, the Cydia and all other apps are not working. So for now, I decided to remove my sim for everything to work and charge it if it’s low batt. Or if by accident it shutdown, I just re-boot using iBooty. Have you experienced the same?

Khaled December 13, 2012, 4:28 am

Just Perfect, Following the instruction by letters will work perfectly on my iPhone 3GS.
Thank you Sn0wbreeze team.

jay December 16, 2012, 4:02 pm

hi need help… already did jailbreak… but no service… also did install ultrasnow fix and ultrasnow.. but still no service pls help.. 3gs here 6.0.1

mickyman December 16, 2012, 5:59 pm

dud so far its working will my sim be damaged?

hype519 December 18, 2012, 8:59 pm

Worked perfecto for my touch 4G. All though I did not use expert mode, instead I used simple mode.

Thank you 🙂

PS – peeps need to learn how to read before QQ for help…

quiestionguy December 28, 2012, 8:50 am

I don’t get the ibooty thing on my desktop. What should i do??? please help me!!

zouq January 3, 2013, 1:53 pm

cydia not open after restart of iphone why help me

yocaruso January 12, 2013, 1:17 am

Used ibooty successfully multiple times but still dont have cydia.

=-) ? =-( January 12, 2013, 2:11 am

i having all kinds of problems with installing the jailbreak on my Iphone 4 6.0.1 F/W ive try’d redsn0w_win_0.9.15b3 , absinthe-2.0.4,sn0wbreeze-v2.9.7 none have worked for me idk wtf im doing wrong ? HELP!!!!!!!!!!!! lol plz and TY

Ipwn4tu January 21, 2013, 8:09 am

Does is all work for Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS?

nabil March 15, 2013, 6:38 am

hey and thank you for your help 😀 but i have a problem , when i want to restore at step 7 ” error 3194 “

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