Following the trend of the Jailbreak community, ih8sn0w the person behind Sn0wbreeze tool updated t for the support of iOS 5.1.1 the day before. The same day, Apple released a mysterious build for iPhone 4 users of iOS 5.1.1 with a different build number (9B208). This new build was released one day after the Untethered Jailbreak was released for iOS 5.1.1 for all the iDevices. Amazing thing about this build was that, it had no change log and Apple didn’t release it in iTunes as an official update. Still this mysterious build was a big question mark for the users having iPhone 4 GSM.
This new mysterious release by Apple was soon PWNED by the Jailbreak hackers. The Chronic-Dev Team released an update for Absinthe for the support of this Firmware for iPhone 4 GSM. Following the release of Absinthe, ih8sn0w also updated his tool Sn0wbreeze to a newer version of 2.9.5 with the support of this iOS 5.1.1 (9B208) Untethered Jailbreak. The change log of the latest version of Sn0wbreeze is as follow:
What is New?
- Added 5.1.1/9B208 untether payload for the iPhone 4 GSM.
- Added iPhone 3GS (iPad Baseband users) location services fix.
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.
Report any issues to iH8sn0w via Email (iH8sn0w@iH8sn0w.com) or Twitter (@iH8sn0w)
This new version of Sn0wbreeze includes, location Services fix with iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak support for iPhone 4 and iPad baseband support for iPhone 3GS users.
Now what is this Location Services Fix?
Location services is a service given by Apple in its iDevices that locate you where you are and tags you on that location or tells you nearby friends or so. Mainly this is a service, which is used by your Camera.App and some other Apps. In camera.App it tags the location on the Map at the location on which the image was taken.
This might sound new to you, but your iPhone when fully restored to factory settings ask you for this option when you open a Camera.App or any other App that have this function in it to allow or this allow this service to have your current location.
Without wasting any time, you can download the latest version of Sn0wbreeze from here.
Thanks to Dheeraj for sharing the news with us.