As you have already know that Sn0wbreeze 2.2 R1 has been released. The new version of the tool allows you to create custom firmware iOS 4.2.1 on Windows OS. The tool uses the same exploit found in the Greenpois0n RC5 untethered iOS 4.2.1 jailbreak tool by the Chronic Dev Team. It allows you to create a custom .IPSW file on Windows operating system very similar to the process of creating .IPSW using PwnageTool for Mac.
We are here to provide what we have promised, a How to guide to use sn0wbreeze 2.2 to have a clean custom firmware creation.
Compatible devices with Sn0wbreeze 2.2r1 iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, Verizon iPhone 4, iPod Touch 3G, iPod Touch 4G, iPad and Apple TV 2G
STEP BY STEP HOW TO Create Custom Firmware iOS 4.2.1 USING Sn0wbreeze 2.2 R1
- Download Sn0wbreeze 2.2 R1 For Windows
- Extract the zip file and Launch the application by clicking on it.
- For people using Windows Vista or Windows 7, you have to launch it by doing a right click on it and choosing “Run as Administrator” (Otherwise you will be complaining us that it won’t even run)
- Connect your iOS device with your PC
- You will see the following screen. Click the blue button at the right bottom to proceed
- Click ‘Browse’ button and select the original 4.2.1 IPSW firmware saved in your PC. (We are assuming that you already have this file)
- Click the proceed button at the right bottom after selecting the file.
- The sn0wbreeze 2.2 will identify your device and verify the software.
- After verification it will show you the following screen. Press the proceed button at the bottom right to move to the next step.
- Select the “Expert Mode”.
- Click on the proceed button. You will some options.
- Select the “General”.
- Click on the proceed button at the right bottom.
- It will show you various options under general to customize the firmware.
- You can select these optional features like animated boot logos or SHSH.
- Click the proceed button at the bottom to move to the next step.
- The sn0wbreeze 2.2 will now start cooking the custom firmware.
- You can select to display the classic wheel or the new option that allow you to play Pac-Man.
- Few people are having problems with the Pac Man. If it is not showing up for you, leave it as our purpose is creating a custom firmware which sn0wbreeze is already doing.
- It will show you a message that Sn0wbreeze has successfully created a custom firmware with few instructions to enter in the DFU mode.
- To enter in the DFU mode; Turn off the device while connected to your computer
- Click the Home + Power button for 10 seconds then release only the power button while continuing to press the Home button.
- Launch the Apple iTunes.
- It will show you a message that you have entered in the recovery mode. Click OK to move forward.
- Hold the SHIFT on keyboard, using mouse click the Restore button in iTunes. Select the firmware “sn0wbreeze_iPhone_XXX”. It will take few minutes and thats it.
Congratulation!!! You have successfully created custom iOS 4.2.1 firmware using Sn0wbreeze 2.2.
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