Step By Step Guide to Jailbreak iOS 4.3.2 with Snowbreeze 2.6 on Windows

As you know iOS 4.3.2 untethered jailbreak has already been released in the form of Reds0w 0.9.6 RC14, which is available on both Windows and Mac machines, but all those users who rely on unlock shouldn’t use it because Redsnow doesn’t keep the baseband on its current state during restore process. So, to restore the latest iOS 4.3.2 while preserving the baseband, we have to use either Snowbreeze which works on Windows or PwnageTool which works on OS X only.

PwnageTool containing iOS 4.3.2 support is yet to be released. But iH8snow, the developer behind Snowbreeze and many other iPhone jailbreak related software, has released Snowbreeze 2.6 earlier this week. We didn’t post the step by step jailbreak guide using Snowbreeze 2.6 thinking iPhone users already know how to use it. But we are still receiving such questions:

  1. Can I restore iOS 4.3.2 safely?
  2. Can I unlock iOS 4.3.2 while I am on unlockable baseband?
  3. How to unlock iOS 4.3.2 on iPhone 4?
  4. Can I jailbreak my locked iPhone 4 on iOS 4.3.2?

The answer to all these questions is “Yes”. You can jailbreak and unlock your iPhone on iOS 4.3.2 provided you are still on unlockable baseband (01.59.00 / 04.26.08 / 05.11.07 / 05.12.01 / 05.13.04 / 06.15.00). If you are having a locked iPhone with the following baseband (02.10.04 / 03.10.01 / 04.10.01 / 05.14.02 / 05.15.04), you can still jailbreak your iPhone on iOS 4.3.2 and use it as iPod, meaning you can’t use SIM related services.

Here is the step by step guide to use Snowbreeze 2.6 to jailbreak (untethered) iPhone on iOS 4.3.2 while keeping the current baseband preserved and hacktivating your iPhone if you don’t have official SIM to activate your device.

Note: Snowbreeze 2.6 is compatible with all idevices including Apple TV2G but except iPhone 4 CDMA and iPad 2.

Requirements:

Creating Custom iOS 4.3.2 Firmware Using Sn0wbreeze 2.6

Step 1: Run the downloaded Sn0wbreeze 2.6. The antivirus installed on your PC may consider it a virus, so you should disable antivirus program temporarily or add Snowbreeze to exception list.

Step 2: Click the blue colored arrow to proceed.

Step 3: Select the required iPSW file (iOS 4.3.2) by clicking on “Browse” option.

Step 4: Snowbreeze will identify the iPSW file at this stage. Click on arrow again to proceed.

 

Step 5: If you are having iPhone and want to preserve the current baseband only, select “Baseband Preservation Mode” otherwise select “Simple Mode” or “Expert Mode”. Simple and Expert Modes not only preserve the baseband but also jailbreak the iOS 4.3.2. We recommend you to select Simple Mode at this stage.

Step 6: At this stage click “Yes” if you don’t have official SIM or you are on unofficial carriers that need to activate.

Snowbreeze will start building the custom iOS 4.3.2.

Step 7: When you see “Done” message, click on “OK” button.

Step 8: Follow the onscreen instructions to put your device into pwned DFU mode.

Restoring Custom iOS 4.3.2 Firmware Using iTunes

Launch iTunes, connect your device. Backup your device before starting the restore process. From the iTunes sidebar select your device. Now press the “alt” (option) button on Mac or left “Shift” button if you are on Win and then click on “Restore” button in the iTunes.

This will make iTunes prompt you to select the location for custom iOS 4.3.2 which you have already cooked using Sn0wbreeze..

Now sit back and let iTunes restore iOS 4.3.2 on your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. During the restore process you may see unknown error messages (1013, 1004 etc), just ignore these errors.

After the restore process completes, your device will restart in jailbroken state.

Comments

  1. Usman, thank you very much for this post. I have an iPhone 4 with 4.1 firmware, baseband 02.10.04, Unlocked by Gevey Sim and jailbreaked by limera1n. I was afraid to update, first ’cause I never jailbreak or update an iPhone, and second, ’cause I don’t have an original SIM. But thanks to this post and the instructions, I was able to succesfully, easily and happily update. Now I have iPhone 4 baseband 02.10.04, firmware 4.3.3, unlocked by Gevey Sim… I totally recomend this!

  2. Hi, ive followed the instructions but when i need to add the ipsw file to the snowbreeze it does not let me. I downloaded the file and opened it with winzip and extracted it but I get no file extension .ipsw

    why is this?

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