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We’ve already shown how you can jailbreak your iOS 5.1.1 device using Absinthe 2.0 however there are other tools out there to achieve the same thing. Today we’re going to take a look at Sn0wBreeze, a Windows only jailbreaking application.

Download Sn0wBreeze version 2.9.6 here

  • Put your device into DFU mode.
  • Open Sn0wBreeze in Windows XP compatibility mode (as an administrator).
  • Click OK > Next > Browse and then select the iOS 5.1.1 firmware for your device. Sn0wBreeze should verify your device, allow it do so then click next.
  • A list of options will be displayed, choose simple mode. Sn0wBreeze will now create custom firmware file and save the completed copy on your desktop when done.
  • Once the aforementioned file is on your desktop, click ok and put your iOS device into DFU mode again.
  • Click start and your device will be placed into PwnedDFU mode
  • Close Sn0wBreeze.
  • Open iTunes.
  • Hold your shift key (on the keyboard) and click restore.
  • Browse and select the custom Sn0wBreeze firmware from your desktop and allow iTunes to restore your iOS device.
  • Once the restore is complete and you complete the on-screen iOS setup wizard you should see a familiar Cydia icon tucked away on the second home screen.
  • Enjoy!

Sn0wBreeze can also be used to jailbreak AppleTV 2nd generation.

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