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Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 Updated, Allows Tethered iOS 6 and 6.0.1 Updates

Looking for a tethered solution for iOS 6 and iOS 6.0.1 devices? While there are already a few different methods for getting this down, Sn0wbreeze for Windows has now been updated to 2.9.7 and added the ability to work with pre-A5 devices running the latest versions of Apple’s mobile OS.

The instructions are provided by the iDownLoad Blog and are pretty straightforward. Best of all it includes Cydia support. The full instructions and download are available here.

So should you go with an untethered solution or not? Here are the main pros and cons of running a tethered solution:

Pros

  • You have full access to Cydia and other options that you can only get with a Jailbreak
  • The full need to restart and boot from tether doesn’t occur for most users.

Cons

  • A tethered jailbreak means you have to connect to a computer to boot your device up. If you don’t have a PC around when you need to tether, your iDevice will essentially be useless until you can get to your PC.
  • Not all Jailbreak apps even work with iOS 6 yet… so it might be wiser to either wait to jailbreak or stick with iOS 5 for the moment.

We aren’t going to tell you not to tether, but ultimately if you are new to the jailbreaking seen and/or won’t always have a PC within easy access– you might be better waiting off. An untethered solution doesn’t require the same level of skill since you don’t have to tether and “just works” without the extra hassle.

Do you have a jailbroken iOS 6 tethered device? Do you mind booting from PC or is it relatively a non-issue for you?

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