Popular Jailbreak tool most of the iOS users are aware of - Sn0wBreeze has just been updated to support iOS 6.0 and iOS 6.0.1, bringing the tethered jailbreak to the pre-A5 devices. The compatible hardware models include iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 – this means that the tool is not effective with iPad 2, or A6 devices like the iPhone5. Below you’ll find what’s new with Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7:
• Added 6.0 (10A403)/6.0.1 (10A523) support. (Only includes iPhone 3GS & A4 devices).
• The 6.0/6.0.1 is currently a tethered based jailbreak via iBooty (except for iPhone 3GS old bootrom users).
• SAM is built-in for iOS 6 hacktivations. (Hacktivated phones can reboot to a semi-tethered state after being activated [rather than just hang at the Apple Logo]).
Below you’ll find the complete guide on how to jailbreak iOS 6 and iOS 6.0.1 with Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7. But before we start, please note once again that as mentioned above, this is a tethered jailbreak only, except for old bootrom 3GS users. This does not work at all with A5 devices like the iPad 2, or A6 devices like the iPhone 5. This only works with older pre-A5 devices like the iPhone 4, or iPod touch 4th generation. And one more thing – we are not responsible for any software/hardware related issues you may experience consequently of following the tutorial provided below.
Download Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 from here and unzip the package. Run Sn0wbreeze-v2.9.7.exe as an administrator from the desktop. Click Okay > Next > and select Browse for IPSW. For those being not sure where the 6.0 or 6.0.1 firmware is located, it can be downloaded by clicking the Download iOS Firmware button instead of searching.
Once the proper IPSW file is selected for your device, a message stating that the file was verified should appear. Click Next > Simple Mode, and select Yes to Hacktivation - custom IPSW file should now be created and appear on your desktop. S3elect OK and place your iDevice into DFU mode.
Next you need to click Start to put the device into Pwned DFU mode using iReb – the screen should go and stay black now. Once verified, you should open iTunes and the device should automatically be detected in a recovery mode – pick your device from the list and hold the Shift key on your keyboard while clicking the Restore. Then pick the custom IPSW file created by Sn0wBreeze and click OK.
While restoring like normal via iTunes, a snowflake icon should appear on your screen as it restores the custom firmware. Once the device is restored, go through the usual setup process until you reach the Home screen and swipe to the left to reach the second page – Cydia should be there. However, you cannot use it until you perform a tethered boot.
To complete the process, put your device back into DFU mode, start the iBooty folder located on the desktop and run iBooty. Again pick your device from the drop down menu, and click Start – your device should tether boot now, meaning that Cydia will be available for you to use once it arrives back at the Home screen. So once you’re back on home screen, try opening Cydia – if it starts successfully – Congrats! You’re now an owner of a jailbroken device!