Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 released few days back bringing jailbreak for A4 idevices on iOS 6.0.1/6.0 firmware. Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 creates a custom IPSW that must be restored to your iOS device before the Jailbreak process takes place. These custom iOS 6/6.0.1 IPSW firmware files can also be used to preserve iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS baseband and then unlock these baseband with ultrasn0w or GEVEY SIM.
If you are owner of iPhone 4 with baseband 01.59.00 (ultrasn0w supported) or 02.10.4, 03.10.01 and 04.10.01 (unlock with Gevey SIM) or iPhone 3GS with baseband 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04 or iPad baseband 06.15.00 then you can build Custom iOS 6/6.0.1 IPSW firmware files to safely update to new firmware without baseband upgradation.
Build Custom iOS 6.0.1 IPSW With Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 To Preserve Baseband For Unlock
Things you need to download first:
- Download original iOS 6.0.1 firmware from here.
- Download Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 for Windows & Mac.
- Get Ultrasn0w Fixer for iOS 6.0.1 for iPhone 4, 3GS
- Get Ultrasn0w 1.2.7 for iPhone 4, 3GS
Step 2: Click browse and locate the original iOS 6.0.1 that you just downloaded from the above posted link.
Step 3: Sn0wbreeze will automatically identify the IPSW file. Click Next.
Step 4: Sn0wbreeze will prompt to select one of the modes below:
- iFaith Mode: Builds custom iOS and stitches it with your saved SHSH.
- Expert Mode: Preserves your baseband, will jailbreak and hacktivate (activate).
- Simple Mode (recommended): Preserves your baseband, will jailbreak and hacktivate.
Step 5: Click on yes to hacktivate. Now wait until Sn0wbreeze completes building the custom iOS 6.0.1 IPSW.
When Sn0wBreeze 2.9.7 finished building custom iOS 6.0.1 IPSW you can see it on the desktop. To restore to custom iOS 6.0.1 IPSW firmware that you have just build you need to put your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS into Pwned DFU mode. Sn0wbreeze will automatically run iREB for restoring custom firmware. You can also use iReb Standalone version which is released today for restoring custom iOS 6.0.1 ipsw firmware files. If you get error 3194 then you can this by this guide.
Once restore process is done the next part is unlocking your iPhone 4 or 3GS on supported basebands mentioned above. As we all know that UltraSn0w 1.2.8 is not yet been released while UltraSn0w Fixer on iPhone 3GS & iPhone 4 has been released to unlock on iOS 6.0.1 firmware. Users can follow this guide to unlock iOS 6.0.1 with UltraSn0w Fixer on iPhone 3GS & iPhone 4.