[How To] Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 4.3.1 using an iPod Touch 4G and Sn0wbreeze 2.5

Posted Apr 5, 2011
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For long have people waited for the untethered release of Apple’s iOS 4.3.1 but sadly iPad 2 owners will have to wait a bit longer for the untetethered jailbreak with sn0wbreeze, I will show you how to achieve an untethered 4.3.1 jailbreak on most of your iDevices using Sn0wbreeze 2.5!

First of all I would like to warn you to back up your data before hand, because the last step will make you run iTunes and do a restore which will wipe your data clean, I highly recommend you back up any and all essential data before carrying on.

You will need the following: iTunes 10.2.1 Sn0wbreeze 2.5 The restore.ipsw of your desired iDevice iPod Touch 4G iPod Touch 3G iPad iPhone 3GS iPhone 4 (GSM) once you have downloaded all 3 run the exe file out of the “sn0wbreeze-v2.5.rar” rar file or extract the contents anywhere on your desktop, it works either way. Now once you start Sn0wbreeze you will press the arrow to proceed to the next step as shown below:

When you press said arrow click on “Browse” and choose your ipsw file (I highly recommend saving all files to desktop as it makes this task VERY EASY). Once you have chosen your ipsw file wait a bit for the ipsw verified screen shown below, press the blue arrow yet again. Choose “Expert Mode” And when inside choose “Build IPSW” and press the blue arrow Now this part below is particularly lengthy you will have to wait 10+ minutes for this step. In the mean time surf the net, play a game on your DS Lite or something 😀 Now after the last step you will be instructed to put the device in DFU mode here’s the EASIEST way to do this

  1. Click on your windows clock and wait for the clock to hit either :00 or :30 seconds or any round number, I always wait for :00
  2. You have to hold BOTH POWER AND HOME BUTTON for 10 SECONDS ONLY AFTER 10 SECONDS ONLY LET GO OF THE POWER BUTTON BUT KEEP HOLDING THE home button
  3. After another 10 seconds of keeping the home button pressed, press the “start” button on the bottom of the screen and you will see this screen pop-up

This screen below means that all is well so far and now you can close Sn0wbreeze. Now start up iTunes you will receive the following prompt: After pressing “ok” you will see the following screen “SHIFT + LEFTCLICK” on the restore button. To bring up the browse menu and choose the Sn0wbreeze created custom ipsw file. For instance mine was named “sn0wbreeze_iPod Touch 4-4.3.1.ipsw” so your one should have a sn0wbreeze prefix. DO NOT LOAD THE PLAIN ipsw FILE OR YOU WILL NOT JAILBREAK!!! Now you will see the following, proceed to press “Restore” and then as shown in the next screen press “OK” Now look at your iDevice and you will see the sn0wbreeze logo with a loading bar below it, this will again take some time so be patient. Once this screen is done you will see the Apple logo with a loading screen below it. Once you have passed BOTH loading screens you will wait to be at the home screen. Once you are at your home screen swipe to the left side to see “Cydia” installed!!! And THAT’S IT your device is now jailbroken and untethered . As you can see from the screens below this is indeed MY iPod touch and I am running Cydia 1.1 and 4.3.1 =). Feel free to leave a comment and ask any questions you need to be answered.

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