Tuesday, February 5, 2013

sn0wbreeze v2.9.8/2.9.9/2.9.10/2.9.11/2.9.12/2.9.13/2.9.14

What is New?

  • 2.9.14: After Cydia's mishap with aptickets from 6.0 --> 6.1.2 (causing soft-dfu loops), sn0wbreeze now includes an apticket validation. It will verify the apticket after browsing for iOS5+ blobs in iFaith mode.
  • 2.9.14: Added tethered support for A4 devices on iOS 6.1.3 (3GS old bootroms are untethered as usual).
  • 2.9.13: Ugh. More rootfs bug fixes.
  • 2.9.12: Finally fully fixed iPhone3,2 limera1n payload injection issues.
  • 2.9.12: Fixed root filesystem partition re-sizing issues on 5.x.x/6.x.x.= (again :p).
  • 2.9.11: Fixed bug with Cydia having "compatibility-issues" with the untether package on 6.1.2.
  • 2.9.10: Added Apple TV 2 iOS 5.2 sandbox fix. (thanks @nitoTV!)
  • 2.9.10: Added iOS 6.1.2 support for 3GS/A4 devices (as usual).
  • 2.9.9: Fixed issue with device not showing up in iTunes/xcode.
  • 2.9.9: Fixed bug when building iPhone3,2 (iPhone 4 GSM-Rev2) IPSW.
  • 2.9.9: Apple TV 2 bug fixes.
  • 2.9.9: Now adds evasi0n untether directly to Cydia (for future updates).
  • Added 5.2/6.0.x/6.1 untethers provided by evad3rs
  • Added iOS 6.1 support for iPhone 3GS, and A4 devices.
  • Fixed Hacktivation issues on 6.0.x.
  • Fixed some iFaith mode bugs.

  • Downgrading:

  • Use iFaith mode after selecting/downloading the appropriate IPSW for your device. You will then be prompted to browse for SHSH blobs for the IPSW you have selected. 
  • Remember to enter a PWNED DFU state with sn0wbreeze's iREB button in the top bar of sn0wbreeze prior to (SHIFT + Restoring) the custom signed IPSW!

  • A5(X)/A6(X) Support?:

    As stated many times in the past, sn0wbreeze cannot be updated to work on A5(X)/A6(X) devices until a low level exploit in DFU or iBoot is found and made public.

    A5(X)/A6(X) Baseband Preservation/Hacktivation?

    For those running A5(X)/A6(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 activated with the carrier to activate the phone.

    Known Bugs/Issues:

  • Windows 8 users currently need to use this workaround to run sn0wbreeze.
  • iPod Touch 2G 4.x.x restores fail (fix coming soon).

  • Report any issues to iH8sn0w via Email (iH8sn0w@iH8sn0w.com) or Twitter (@iH8sn0w)

    Download sn0wbreeze v2.9.14

    Sunday, February 3, 2013

    iFaith v1.5.x

    First off, I know how long I've been delaying this release. I originally promised to release this around Summer. Summer turned to JailbreakCon weekend. Followed by more future weekends. Well I'm finally happy to release this damn thing. :p

    Changelog:

  • 1.5.9: Now dumps AppleTV 2 models running 5.3/10B809.
  • 1.5.9: Fixed bug when when building signed IPSWs with iPhone3,2 blobs.
  • 1.5.9: Fixed bug with apticket validation causing a client-side crash on machines not connected to the internet.
  • 1.5.8: Fixed issues when dumping blobs on an iPhone3,2 (thanks to @airship17 for helping me debug!)
  • 1.5.7: Added ability to submit locally saved blobs (from other apps such as TinyUmbrella, iSHSHit, redsn0w) directly to Cydia [Simply click the "Show available SHSH blobs on Server" button and connect a device].
  • 1.5.7: Slight UI improvements.
  • 1.5.6: After Cydia's mishap with aptickets from 6.0 --> 6.1.2 (causing soft-dfu loops), iFaith now includes an apticket validation. You can utilize the check by browsing for blobs when building a signed IPSW or by downloading existing blobs from Cydia's/iFaith's SHSH server under iFaith's "Show available SHSH blobs on server" button.
  • 1.5.6: Now dumps iOS 5.2.1/6.1.3 blobs on 3GS/A4 devices.
  • 1.5.6: Fixed a bug when downloading iFaith blobs.
  • 1.5.5: Finally fixed iPhone3,2 limera1n issues.
  • 1.5.4: Fixed restore errors for devices equipped with a baseband.
  • 1.5.3: Now dumps 3GS/A4 devices running iOS 6.1.2.
  • 1.5.3: Fixed Windows XP USB issues.
  • 1.5.3: Fixed annoying bug when downloading blobs from server(s).
  • 1.5.3: More bug fixes
  • 1.5.3: Minor UI improvements.
  • 1.5.3: More iPhone 4-Rev2 fixes (Still needs more feedback).
  • 1.5.2: Fixed bug with 3.x.x/4.x.x dumps.
  • 1.5.1: Fixed a bug where iFaith did not submit the latest SHSH blobs Apple is actively signing to Cydia's server when *dumping*
  • 1.5: Major code improvements.
  • 1.5: Added Check for Update code.
  • 1.5: Adds the ability to dump iOS 5.1.x/6.0.x/6.1 on the iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 3, and A4 devices.
  • 1.5: Crazy payload rewrite. (There are a chain of payloads used in this new iFaith purely dedicated to bumping up performance. iFaith should dump instantly after payload executes!).
  • 1.5: Finally enabled 3.x.x IPSW creation for iPod touch 2G users.
  • 1.5: Finally fully fixes NAND issues with newer models (e.g iPhone 4 8GB, new iPod Touch 4 models).

  • In addition to dumping your SHSH blobs, iFaith will automatically fetch SHSH blobs for the latest iOS Apple is actively signing and submits them to Cydia.
  • All devices [including A5(X)/A6(X)] can grab SHSH blobs for the latest iOS firmwares Apple is actively signing simply by selecting the "Show available SHSH blobs on Server" button and following the on-screen prompts. (It will submit them to Cydia as well).
    Even though you may not be able to utilize the SHSH blobs you save for A5(X)/A6(X) devices at this time, you may be able to in the future (Future loopholes/exploits)!

  • The beauty of this feature is there is no need to provide an IPSW or push new iFaith updates just to save the latest SHSH blobs from Apple [just like the TinyUmbrella days]. (Send some love to @icj_ and @iNeal for their lovely APIs powering this new ability in iFaith).

    Mac Version?!:

    I'm working with @Djayb6 on getting iFaith fully ported to Mac OS. I can't provide an ETA as to when it will be available, but keep an eye out for it! :)

    A5(X)/A6(X) Support?!:

    Devices equipped with the A5(X)/A6(X) processor do not currently have any known low level iBoot or DFU exploits to jump start the iFaith payload to initialize the dump and restore. Therefore, support to dump blobs for devices running these processors are not possible at this moment in time. (You can still fetch the latest blobs directly from apple though by clicking the "Show Available SHSH blobs on Server" button.)

    A5(X)/A6(X) Downgrade?!:

    As far as downgrading on A5(X)/A6(X) devices goes... There currently is no publicly known loophole to kick-start a downgrade. So at the moment there is NO public way of downgrading an A5(X)/A6(X) device. For A5(X) devices that have 4.x.x SHSH blobs cached or still running 5.x.x, redsn0w can recycle the first apticket loophole and *re-restore* your device as long as you have the essential SHSH blobs. More info on that here.

    Report any issues to iH8sn0w via Email (iH8sn0w@iH8sn0w.com) or Twitter (@iH8sn0w)

    Download iFaith-v1.5.9 (for Windows)