iH8sn0w is a popular name in the jailbreak community and is the creator of the useful iREB tool that makes it possible to bypass some errors that may occur when trying to restore your Apple iPhone, iPod or iTouch. It has been months since the last time this tool was updated, that’s probably because although the tool is useful, it’s not used as much as, say redsn0w tool to jailbreak or iFaith to save SHSH blobs.
The latest version is iREB 5 and this is a windows only tool, so Mac users are out of luck on this one. But if this is the first time you have heard of this tool, you probably won’t need it anyway. Below is the official change log.
- Much smaller file size (390kb).
- Fixed USB 3.0 issues.
- iREB’s speed for the iPhone 2G/iPhone 3G/iPod Touch 1G has increased significantly!
- Fixed rare DFU detection issues.
- Updated limera1n/steaks4uce payload to not hook “cmd_go” on 4.x images (nothing severe, but useless here).
What is basically does is that it would let you put your device in pwned DFU mode easily and helps you counter errors such as error codes 1600, 1603, 1604 etc that iTunes may throw at you when trying to restore to a custom IPSW to your iPhone.
iREB 5 uploads a couple of pwned files to make iTunes accept any type of firmware, either stock or Custom firmware that you may have created using Redsn0w or any other tool such as sn0wbreeze, iFaith etc.
You can grab the tool at iH8Sn0w’s official page here.