The wait for the highly anticipated untethered jailbreak for iOS 5.1.1 ended on the 25th of May. Important members of the Chronic Dev Team announced the second version of Absinthe made by the GreenPois0n team. They made this announcement at the Hack in the Box (HITB) security conference which was held in Amsterdam. This tool has been named Absinthe 2.0.
The other startling news was that Apple also released a new revised version of the iOS 5.1.1 and the new build was labelled 9B208. The name of the earlier build was 9B206. This new revised edition was released especially for the iPhone 4 GSM and only fixed a small bug. Apple warned Jailbreaking users to avoid updating to the latest firmware version in case that they might lose their jailbreak as the current version for jailbreak did not include the revised firmware update. This threat has been rectified by the Chronic Dev Team and iOS hacker iH8Sn0w by releasing Absinthe 2.0.2 and Sn0wbreeze 2.9.5 respectively. They will add iOS 5.1.1 9B208 support for iPhone 4 GSM.
The following are the steps for jailbreaking Apple devices using Sn0wbreeze 2.9.5.
Step 1: Download Sn0wbreeze 2.9.5 software for Windows.
Step 2: After you have downloaded the software, open Sn0wbreeze 2.9.5 and click on Next.
Step 3: After that, select the Browse button and move to the iOS iPSW file.
Step 4: This should allow the software to identify you OS. After this, click Next.
Step 5: Then select the Expert mode.
Step 6: To start creating your custom firmware choose the Build IPSW option. Sn0wbreeze will then decode the iOS 5.1.1 IPSW file
Step 7: You will now be shown a message notifying the completion of the process.
Step 8: Now connect your device to your PC and follow these simple steps to enter DFU mode:
Press and hold both the Power and Home buttons for 10 seconds continuously.
Release the Power button and keep holding the Home button for 10 more seconds, and
Your device should now be in DFU mode.
Step 9: Now start iTunes and select your device
Step 10: Press and hold the Shift button on the keyboard and select Restore. It will let you navigate to your custom firmware file (iPSW) which you created via Sn0wbreeze.