How to Jailbreak iOS 6 And Install Cydia


RedSn0w 0.9.13dev4 that was released by the iPhone Dev team to jailbreak iOS 6 beta works with the iOS 6 that was released to the public last week.

In this guide, we provide you the step by step procedure to jailbreak your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4G running iOS 6 using Redsn0w.


Check out our step-by-step tutorial to jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS using the latest version of Redsn0w and this one for iPod touch 4G. It’s a lot easier as you don’t have to go through the hassle of installing Cydia manually.

Here are some important points to note before you proceed.

  • This guide is only meant for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch on iOS 6. It is currently not possible to jailbreak iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2, iPad 3 running iOS 6.
  • Redsn0w 0.9.13dev4 supports only a tethered jailbreak (except for iPhone 3GS with older boot). This means that to make use of any jailbreak app, you must use the “Extras -> Just Boot” button in Redsn0w every time you reboot the device.
  • Redsn0w 0.9.13dev4 does not install Cydia currently, you need to install it manually. We’ll be showing you how to do that in this guide.
  • Please do not forget to backup your iPhone to iCloud or iTunes before you proceed.
  • Please ensure you’ve updated iTunes to the latest version.
  • Warning: If you depend on Ultrasn0w to unlock your iPhone, then DO NOT update to iOS 6.
  • Please note that jailbreaking your iPhone may void your warranty and hence proceed with caution and at your own risk
  • Please do not jailbreak your iOS device to pirate apps from the App Store.

Follow these instructions to jailbreak your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch on iOS 6.

Step 1: Download RedSn0w 0.9.13dev4 from this link and save it in a folder named “Redsn0w” on your desktop.

Step 2: Download iOS 6 firmware file for your iOS device from this link for iPhone 4 & iPhone 3GS and this link for iPod Touch 4G.

Step 3: Double click the Redsn0w zip file and extract the application to the Redsn0w folder and then launch the Redsn0w application.Windows users should run Redsn0w as ‘Administrator’ (right-click on the Redsn0w exe and select ‘Run as an Administrator’).

Step 4: Click on the Extras button.

Step 5: Click on the Select IPSW button and select the iOS 6 firmware file that you had downloaded in Step 2. It should successfully identify the firmware file.

Step 6: Click on the Back button and then click on the Jailbreak button.

Step 7: You will now be prompted to select the options for your iOS device. Ensure that Install SSH option is enable as it will be required to manually install Cydia.

Step 8: You will now have to put your iOS Device into the DFU mode. Turn off your iOS device and connect it to the computer. Redsn0w will take you through the necessary steps:

(a) Hold the Power button on iOS device down for 3 seconds:

(b) Now simultaneously hold the Home button and keep the two buttons pressed for 10 seconds:

(c) Now release the Power button while keeping the Home button pressed until Redsn0w detects the device.

Step 9: Your iPhone should reboot now. Please remember to release the Home button.

Step 10: You iPhone will be rebooted again and Redsn0w will now begin uploading the new RAM disk and kernel.

Step 11: You will be notified that the jailbreak for the device is tethered. This means that to make use of any jailbreak app, you must use the “Extras -> Just Boot” button in Redsn0w every time you reboot the device.

Step 12: Wait for the process to complete and your iOS device to reboot.

Step 13: You need to put your iOS device in DFU mode again. Turn off your iOS device and connect it to the computer. Then follow these instructions:

(a) Hold the Power button on iOS device down for 3 seconds:

(b) Now simultaneously hold the Home button and keep the two buttons pressed for 10 seconds:

(c) Now release the Power button while keeping the Home button pressed until iTunes detects that it’s in recovery mode.

Step 14: Click on the Back button and then click on the Just Boot button. A pineapple logo should appear on your iOS device, indicating a tethered boot.

Step 15: Wait for the process to complete, your iOS device will reboot multiple times and once it is complete, you should see the Lock screen on your iOS device.

That’s it, your iOS device has now been successfully jailbroken.

How to Install Cydia on jailbroken iOS 6 device:

Step 1: Ensure that your iOS device and your computer are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Step 2: You now need to find out the IP address of your iOS device so that you can connect to it using SSH. Launch the Settings app and navigate to Wi-Fi, tap on the arrow next to the Wi-Fi network it’s connected to, note down the IP address.

Step 3: Launch Terminal on your Mac or PuTTY (download link) on your Windows PC.

Step 4: Execute the following command: ssh root@<IP address> [Note: Replace <IP address> with the IP address you had noted in Step 2 - Example: ssh root@ ]

Step 5: After few seconds it will connect to your iOS device, and prompt you if you want to connect to the device. Type yes and press Enter. You will be prompted to enter the password. Enter alpine as the password.

Step 6: After you’ve successfully connected to your iOS device, copy the following command and paste it into Terminal and hit Enter.

wget -q -O /tmp/ && chmod 755 /tmp/ && /tmp/

Step 7: It will download the relevant files, install Cydia on your jailbroken iOS 6 device. Your iOS device will reboot and you should now see the Cydia icon on the Home screen. Note: If you get any permission issues, you can ignore them.

Step 8: Launch Cydia, it will prepare the filesystem (which can take a few minutes) and it will exit when complete.

If you’ve any trouble jailbreaking your iOS device, then you can check out this video tutorial:

That’s it, you should now be able to use Cydia on your jailbroken iOS 6 device.

After the jailbreaking process is complete, do not forget to checkout our article on tips to keep your iPhone secure.

Also check out this comprehensive list of jailbreak apps and tweaks that are compatible with iOS 6.


Check out our latest step-by-step tutorial to jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS using Redsn0w. It’s a lot easier that this method as you don’t have to go through the hassle of installing Cydia manually.

As always, let us know how it goes.

[Thanks to folks at for the Cydia install script]

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  • winterfall

    i hope untethered version will come out soon

    • iPhoneHacks

      It’s tethered

      • grim reefa

        I think he knows that. Hence hes hoping the “untethered” will be out soon.

        • iPhoneHacks

          He initially commented, Is it tethered or untethered? So we said it is tethered, he later updated the comment to say hope the untethered is available soon.

  • Alan

    Thanks a ton, it works like a charm.

  • random

    I did the jailbreaking part without problems but when it came to the terminal it said it doesnt recognize “ssh” as an internal or external command. What can I do?

    • iPhoneHacks

      What’s the IP address?

      • random

        • iPhoneHacks

          Did you try: ssh root@

          • random

            I did, I have windows 7 though, does it matter?

          • random

            yes. i have windows 7, does it matter?

          • iPhoneHacks

            Yeah looks like you’re trying this on the command prompt :) You will need to use an SSH client like PuTTY ( on Windows to be able to ssh to your iPhone.

          • random

            it finally worked. Thank you so much!

      • random

        I do exactly the same and still doesnt work. I have windows though, does it make a difference?

    • iPhoneHacks

      We’ve updated the post with an example to avoid any confusion.

  • MuscleMass

    Well, worth a try. Waitin’ on my 5; still have my 4 (and a cracked 3GS – not jailbroken – cracked screen).

  • Jason Lee DeBias Sr.

    it keeps telling me password is denied?? what do i do>??

    • iPhoneHacks

      alpine should work, as that’s the default password

      • Jason Lee DeBias Sr.

        nope, i tried it a bunch of times and it keeps saying access denied. any thoughts??

      • Jason Lee DeBias Sr.

        unless there’s something i’m missing, but I did it step by step..

        • iPhoneHacks

          What’s the exact error message?

          • Jason Lee DeBias Sr.

            after I put the ip address in it asks for the password. then it says access denied and keeps asking me to put password in. i’m using putty on windows vista.

          • iPhoneHacks

            Strange, alpine should have worked.

          • Jason Lee DeBias Sr.

            ok i got it. Instead of putting ssh root@, I just put root@ then the password worked. thanks for responding.

          • iPhoneHacks

            Great, which was the reason for the exact error message :) … Good to know it’s resolved.

  • josh

    i always get “connection closed by a remote host” in my terminal

    • iPhoneHacks

      That’s because your iOS device has not been jailbroken. Try to follow the steps in the first section again and then try to install Cydia.

  • gamenerd

    i keep getting a “usb commuication error” what gives?

  • Malek

    just use this google it . AutoCydiaSSHInstaller

  • Jahath Santos

    on my computer I’ve used PuTTY this is i put ssh root@”myipadd.” and i pressed enter it said access denied

    • kevin

      use your phones ip address
      looks like
      mine was

  • Al

    hi all….

    When i have to “just boot”….it start but…..never finish…O.o

    Some one can help me?

    Thx a lot… :)

  • Israel Corona

    Jailbreak Iphone 5 my phone is so boring l

  • kevin

    Got the jailbreak to work, got cydia to finally not crash after the 2nd install. Everything working and now the phone is stuck in a reboot loop.
    Tried to restore and get itunes error 2003

    Any suggestions on how to get out of the reboot loop. Tried everything.
    Iphone 4 if it matters.

    • iPhoneHacks

      The restart with volume up button will not work for the reboot loop as it is tethered.

      Regarding 2003 error, are you using a USB hub to connect your iPhone to the computer. Try connecting it directly or use another USB port to see if it helps.

  • Sam

    do we know that this will work for apple tv 3 5.0.1?

    • iPhoneHacks

      No, there is no jailbreak for Apple TV 3 currently.

  • Sam

    I will really appreciate if someone can jailbreak or hack AppleTV3

  • d

    it keeps rebooting over and over and it takes looonggg help!!!!!!!!

  • m Arch Tom’s on Bar N Ass

    got a older bootrom 3gs, i had to “just boot” same as with newer bootrom ones with tethered. so…. old bootrom 3gs isn’t untethered jailbreak either ?

  • d

    neeed help

  • ft09

    i have iphone 4 win 7 and when i come to boot tethered it always says exploit failed :s any help ? im opening redsn0w as admin yes and its the latest redsn0w_win_0.9.13dev4 maybe i should wait for another version ?

    • iPhoneHacks

      Are you using a USB Hub? Try it on some other computer.

      • ft09

        was using my pc’s usb but now it worked on the laptop :s lol now im having issues making my sim work do you havy any idea if samprefs works with ios6 on iphone 4 ? im doing all the steps but on the last step ur suppose to disable sam and itunes will tell you there was a problem activating and signal bars should show but to me its just telling me incompatible sim :S buw when sam is enabled itunes shows my phone fine apart from the phone number which remains blank

        • iPhoneHacks

          Not sure, but don’t think it works.

  • Dookie

    Looks like apple win am staying on 5 not moving well done game over

  • ann

    if your password doesn’t work as alpine try typing in
    root@ip address
    instead of
    ssh root@ip address
    and type password in as alpine :)

    this worked for me!

  • Lipo

    super works like a charm

  • Lipo

    sorry , I just forgot to say thx, ;-)

  • John

    iPhone 4. Trying to use Putty to install Cydia. Every time I Click “Open” is says “Server unexpectedly closed network connection”. Did jailbreak three times. Running both Redsn0w and Putty as administrator. Did “Just Boot”. iPhone was “awake”. I have the correct IP Address (192.168.X.XXX). Even went into the router and opened some ports. Sooo. If anyone has come across this problem and has solved it please post what you did. Thank you.

    • iPhoneHacks

      It looks like you’ve not jailbroken your iPhone, follow the steps in first section again.

      • John

        Yes I had to do it 4 times to get it to finally accept my connection. I think you have to not just unzip the redsn0w into the directory “redsn0w” on the desktop, but the program files NEED to be in that folder. Not the sub folder created when you extract.

  • M-C4D

    I tried this, and it didn’t work, and now my iPod wont turn on

    • iPhoneHacks

      Just try resetting your iPod touch. Hold the Home button and the Sleep/Wake Button together until you see the Apple logo.

  • Ge

    Is there some way to jailbreak iphone 5 now? Untethered og tethered ?

  • Kasparas Kizlaitis

    for me, on iPhone 4, everything worked as expected! Hope more tweaks will get compatible with iOS 6 soon.

  • Dono

    I just tried to update my iphone 3GS via computer and itunes. Halfway through it said there was an error and no SIM card was detected.

    So then I unplugged it all and shut the phone down. Followed all the steps to jail break it and I’m at the same place as before. My phone refuses to recognize any SIM cards.

    My phone reads “Could not activate Iphone” Server is unavailable. I tried o downgrade to 5.1.1 iOS but the same thing occurs.

    Whats the next step?

    Any help is greatly appreciated

  • John

    Cydia doesn’t seem to want to cooperate with me. When refreshing data is says “The method driver /usr/lib/apt/methods/http could not be found. I checked and that entire directory is empty. Reinstalled Cydia. Same problem. Am i missing something? lol

  • sean

    Please does this jailbreak work with gevey sim?

    • iPhoneHacks

      This jailbreak has nothing to do with Gevey SIM. As far as we know, Gevey SIM does not support iOS 6 baseband.

  • Wesley

    @iPhoneHacks:disqus Hoping you can give me some incite… I’m jailbreaking my iPhone 4 successfully. I’ve done it three times or so already. I’m seeing the Pineapple logo and everything is working as stated in the description. I keep getting stuck trying to install Cydia. I’m using Windows 7 and Putty. I’m following every step accodingly but keep getting a “PuTTy Fatal Error” – “Network Error: Connection Refused” What am I doing wrong? What should I do? Help!!!

    • iPhoneHacks

      Connection refused suggests that you have not successfully jailbroken your iPhone. Suggest rebooting your iPhone and starting it all over again.

      • Wesley

        It’s possible to have the Pineapple icon appear your iPhone but it not be jailbroken? I actually just checked the IP on my computer and the IP addresses from it and my iPhone don’t exactly match. The last two digits are off, everything else is the same. Could this be where the problem lies?

        • John

          No. That’s normal. Those are the router assigned addresses for your network. Make sure you followed the instructions exactly. Also try putting the redsnow files directly in the redsn0w folder on your desktop

    • John

      I had the same problem and eventually it worked. lol. Actually the only thing I did different before it worked was moved the redsnow program files into the desktop folder directly. Because when I unzipped it into the redsnow directory it created a sub directory. *shrug*

  • agnius

    thanks ANN a lot!!! for me the same root@ip address and pass alpine :)
    like a charm after a lot of try. Thanks for nice page!

  • mpickell

    Im running on windows 7 and when I search for the IPSW I cant seem to find it and when I put the IPSW files into a folder because theyre currently zipped in a winrar .zip it is not able to find them please help

  • husam

    i did all the steps but the password for putty isn’t working i tried ssh root@ip address
    and alpine
    and i tried root@ip address with alpine nothing work out please help

    • ann

      when your device was connected after typing in root@ip address you saw the warning thing pop up right? did you click yes for that one? because earlier I clicked no for just allowing once and it didn’t work. So try pressing yes and continue :]

  • the hack legend

    THis is the most fustrating jailbreak EVA 4 a 16 yr old but its kool tht it IS possible on ipod 4g ios6

  • Sherif

    i tried to select IPSW file for my iPhone JB but it gives a message ” file format not supported”, any help??

    • sherif nabil aly

      @iPhoneHacks:disqus please

  • POi

    When will ultrasn0w work with this jailbreak??? :(

  • Sean Paterson

    Worked great on my iPhone 4. No issues
    Thank you

  • Johan Hereora Hummerhielm

    No new news about any kind (tethered or untethered) jailbreak for iOS 6 on an iPhone 4s?

  • Ra B In

    hope unthethered version will come out soonnnnnnnnnnn

  • isakujb

    what if the password isnt alpine? mine it says acces denied help please!!!

    • ann

      did you see the one i said above?
      try typing in root@ip address instead of ssh root@ip address
      and put the password as alpine :]

  • tyrkane

    worked like a charm, and your step by step guide was really well made :) Thanks, now I can enjoy my jailbroken iOS6, and tethered is alright, since I have my macbook pro on me at all times, I don’t mind. (And it’s not like you’re going to reboot your phone 6 times a day)

  • brooke

    i did eveything but cydia wont open on ios 6

  • christina

    thank you so much ! finally got my iPod Touch jailbreak and also @0a6beb89d6b3828fae8eb02b2d9174de:disqus was right use root@ip address
    instead of
    ssh root@ip address
    and type password in as alpine :)

  • er

    after i jailbreak it my ipod wuldnt turn back on

  • er

    what can i do

  • Rozaline

    I can’t install cydia for some reason!!
    Everything goes well when installing it, but I’m stuck with step 6!!
    The command does not work for me for some reason!!

  • jordan

    when will the official unteathered jailbreak come out?

  • Slick

    unable to type at all in putty ??
    can anyone tell me why ?
    (enter and right click on mouse works
    which says access denied )

    • Slick

      ended up using WinSCP instead of putty
      adding sources for cydia now so far all good

      • Brad Gustafson

        how do you use winSCP. what in all do i put in. (PuTTY wont stay on network)

        • Guest

          IS jailbroken (ipod with battery %= jailbroken)

        • Slick

          follow same instructions (host name type root@ur ip)
          find command terminal u will have to type alpine again
          execute command (wget -q -O /tmp/
          && chmod 755 /tmp/ && /tmp/

          • Guest

            host name?

          • Brad Gustafson

            Here’s my problem areas

          • Brad Gustafson

            my closest try was
            red: ip addressblue: rootgreen: alpinebut it says server unexpectedly closed the network connection

          • iPhoneHacks

            That indicates your iPhone has not been successfully jailbroken. Reboot your iPhone and try the steps in the first section again to jailbreak your iPhone.

          • Brad Gustafson

            got it. just weird how i had the battery % on an ipod touch without JB

          • Slick

            host name type in root@”your ip”
            click log in , click yes
            find command terminal u will have to type alpine again
            execute command

          • Slick

            make sure after jb u need to use redsnow to tetherboot before u can log in with winscp

  • tahi

    ok but how to bypass activating on thetered iphone after jailbreak

  • Sebastian Rasch

    I have a 3GS with a 05.16.05 bootrom. Would untethered be possible with that bootrom?

    • iPhoneHacks

      05.16.05 is the baseband, not the bootrom. It depends on when your iPhone 3GS is manufactured to determine if it has the older bootrom or the new one.

      • Sebastian Rasch

        Oh alright. Then I guess I have the older bootrom because it worked before when they said you need the older bootrom! ;)

  • oleszka

    got error Exploit failed….

  • S*B

    redsnow will not accept the IPSW. It says Unsupported IPSW “That IPSW is not supported by this version of redsnow” I have the latest one installed so I dont know why. I got the IPSW from the link given. What should I do?

    • Mona Leesa

      I’m having the same issue and can’t seem to resolve it. I hope you get an answer soon!

  • rick

    stuck on root #.

  • ahfat

    sorry bro, i’m unable to install cydia to my 3gs,, i dont have wifi connection with my 3gs, any idea bro solve this problem.

  • tokak

    i dont have wifi connection with my pc and iphone what should i do?

  • anthonykow

    I think i messed up, in terminal when i type in ssh root@ it says @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
    Someone could be eavesdropping on you right now (man-in-the-middle attack)!
    It is also possible that a host key has just been changed.
    The fingerprint for the RSA key sent by the remote host is
    Please contact your system administrator.
    Add correct host key in /Users/banita/.ssh/known_hosts to get rid of this message.
    Offending RSA key in /Users/banita/.ssh/known_hosts:1
    RSA host key for has changed and you have requested strict checking.
    What do I do?

    • x

      i used another computer and it work

    • Nickcruze

      when you see this massage just type this. and then try to do the process again, it should work. ssh-keygen -R(xxxxip address here)

  • Anthonykow

    I think I messed up, when In put ssh root@ it says: WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED! and then a bunch of other stuff. What do I do??

  • Chirag

    Thanks a Lot Frnd,

  • Darren Christopher Cola

    I tried 3-4 times to Jailbreak my Ipod touch 4g on IOS6, followed step by step in the guide, it uploaded ram , patched kernal, i even got the runnin pineapple with the blue loading bar, right before the blue bar reaches the end about — that much space, my ipod restarts and it boots up regularly as if i never jailbroken it… tried to do SSH but nothing worked, but strangely i was able to use the battery percentage feature the first time, i unchecked it the second time and now i cant use it and the ssh is still not working

  • slick

    when i tethered boot(with redsnow) everything i installed in cydia still there
    but in settings all jb apps gone and none of jb apps work anyone know whats up?
    cydia loads and seems fine , jb apps dont
    (ios6 iphone 4)

  • Gonzo

    any descriptions for Win yet?

  • Andrea Demopoulos

    I’m using a Windows 7 laptop and I have to use Putty but when I typed in my IP address with ssh root@, it said “connection refused” and i dont know what to do now.

    • Andrea Demopoulos

      i got past this put now when Putty actually works it doesnt allow me to type anything

      • thor

        it doesent show as typing when typing passwords.. just type the pasword and hit eeter,, ntohing will show

    • iPhoneHacks

      It means that your iPhone was not jailbroken successfully. Try it again.

  • Gagandeep Singh

    I tried putty on windows to install cydia.
    using host name “ssh root@ipaddress” and also just “root@ipaddress”
    even pressing Yes to the warning…but still it says “Access Denied”
    can you please HELPPPP!!!
    What to do now ???
    @iPhoneHacks:disqus ….PLEASE HELP ME!!

    • Gagandeep Singh

      i reset the password for ssh and then tried alpine using putty..and got cydia installed..

      • Shawn Johnson Jr.

        my window says ssh is not a valad comand

      • Josh Norman

        im soo confused i have the same situation. please help

      • Fahim

        how do you reset you password for ssh ?

    • Michael Murphy

      I had the same problem, Worked out it was google chrome that was stopping this tried explorer and it worked first time.

  • JB

    great job! you have a soothing voice, worked like a charm!

  • Alex Lacy

    The link for the Cydia install doesn’t work. What do I do

  • Charity

    I am using exactly what you have in the video, it has linked has uploaded first stage and is now stuck and not moving on uploading second stage….what do I need to do

    • Charity

      I have the iphone 4 w/ the ios 6

  • Chaise

    On putty it won’t let me put my password please help!

  • aaron

    when im on PuTTY i login as root @ my ip address but when it asks for the password i put in alpine but it keeps saying declined? any help please?

  • YeahAnd One

    whenever i use terminal on mac and type ssh root@ ip address it says connection refused. whats the problem?

  • Rynna

    Im stuck at puTTY thing. it came out ‘login as:’ when i entered my name, it came out the IP address for me already. But i cant type the password down. its denied. What to do next?

    • Rynna

      somebody help me pls. im halfway down the road to success. lol

  • Robert

    How long does it typically take when it says “waiting for reboot”? My screen is backlight sort of but black.

  • Robert

    I doesn’t work. Just sits at “waiting for reboot” I waited an hour and nothing. The screen is back lit but nothing. Lame

  • KC

    the password alpine didnt work for me, i tried multiple times doing different thingss that i read on the comments and still it didnt work! so what do i do now?

  • alan

    On second reboot it keeps getting hung up any thoughts

  • Qazi Rocks

    i am just trying to do the same but everytime redsnow get stuck on Exploiting with Limera1n and doesnt proceed forward…as i followed the step as per told by you but still got the issue and it doesnt go through the whole redsnow process, do help me out with this issue plz….

  • Iphonio


  • jonathan

    I followed all the instructions. Finally, when i put my Tmobile sim card, it said invalid sim card. What should I do now? Please advise. Thanks.

  • lololol

    its all fine up untill the ssh root@10.0.X.X, it comes up after i press enter as “Network error: connection refused. HELP MEEEEEEE

  • Mayur ReelectObama Pathak

    The password “alpine” doesn’t work

  • Jayson Braille Steinhoefel

    I have the iphone 4 w/ the ios 6 an followed everything but it just sits at “waiting for reboot” I waited for a half hour an its just lit up nothing goin on! can u give me advice, i tried it twice an the thing each time! thanks for the help…

  • Francisco Rolon

    can someone help i put the ssh root ip and it says that the server closed the windows :(

  • Francisco Rolon

    I put on the ssh ip adress and it says the server closed the network conection
    help please

  • jim

    in terminal it is stuck on erasing cache
    what do i do!!??

  • kyle

    i did all of that but when i try to enter the password for the ssh root@, i cant type the password in. please help!!!

  • jodi

    please can you for me send this camand because when i write that is not accept (this camand aftre root your wrtting )

  • marki

    everytime i try to jailbreak my iphone 4 ios6.. always been exploit failed..

  • lisa

    My iPhone keeps rebooting! I can’t do anything on it before it reboots again!

    • iPhoneHacks

      Was this after you installed a jailbreak tweak or after the jailbreaking process?

      • Toyoder

        yes for me it was what do i do??!?!?!

  • Reactivness

    I cannot find the Firmware anywhere?? Please help!

  • nicole

    i tried to jail break my phone and it keeps giving me redsnow error message!

    • iPhoneHacks

      What’s the error message?

  • nicole

    someone please help me!!!

  • S. Savior

    I got ‘Network error: Connection refused.’ from PuTTY. Please help!

  • Jeice

    Thanks so much!

  • Andy

    It Says Exploit Fail

    • peng

      Im Using Iphone 4 cdma on ios 6.0

  • warmhands

    wget: command not found any suggestion to fix this error

  • Life808

    How do I install cydia? I don’t know what the terminal app is?

  • sara

    I keep getting a “connection refused” after typing in ssh root@my ip address. I’m on a mac, phone is jail broke. Help!

  • clay

    it’s way to hard for me i need lots of help to get cydia

  • Benjamin

    Does this work with the ipad?

  • Dr. Potato

    I got it to work, but when I lock the screen when music is not playing, it shuts off into DFU mode.

    Now it no longer turns on or gets detected in DFU, Recovery, or anything…Just sits there.

    How can I remedy this?

    …Without a power button.

  • salmaa101

    so i have an ipod touch 4g running ios 6.0.1 but both my home button and my power button dont work, pretty shitty luck ha?? anywayz i say this article and it shows u how to put ur device into dfu mode without using any buttons but the comments at the end of the page say it mostly left the screen black and stuff, does anyone by any chance have an alternative that actually works? @iphonehacks ?
    thanks x

  • GPS

    Mine just get’s stuck on “waiting to reboot” after – running redsn0w (in admin mode + xp comp), selecting ios6 ipsw, jailbreak phone, DFU mode, it does that “matrix” thingy, then the pineapple running man thing goes and it reboots. Then I put it back into DFU mode to do a tethered boot, selecting the ipsw before boot, and the bar appears to be a millimeter away from complete, but it won’t nudge. Just says “waiting for reboot”
    Using Windows 7 Ultimate edition

  • patrik

    does it works for i phone 4s

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  • patrik

    it dosn´t work sillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllly EVERY TIME

  • patrick

    it´s not fair IT DOSN´T WORK :(

  • bugsy

    ive tried this on my iphone 3gs did everything i was supposed to,now my phone has just gone black and i cant it on,no idea what i did wrong,i was succesful in doing my ipod,please help

  • James Carson

    !YES! !OMG! Finally! I’ve been trying to pass the Exploit Failed message for hours! Thank you for the help!

    • iPhoneHacks

      We’re glad it worked.

  • Bryce Givens

    Is cydia available for iPad 2 and if so how do I get Siri ?

  • Vivek Sahay

    Take a bow !! You are a super star !!

    Everything happened perfectly. Except that after the jailbreak it says “No Service”. I bought iPhone 3GS in US and came to India, got it jailbroken and was using it perfectly fine. I then upgraded the OS for which I had to undergo the entire process which you mentioned.

    Now that everything has been setup (updated OS and Cydia as well) it is not logging onto network (cellular). Can you please help ?

  • Guest

    step 5 is not working for me …… it is showing the file is not supported please help me …

  • keerthana

    step 5 is not working for me …… it is showing the file is not supported please help me …

    • iPhoneHacks

      This is not the latest jailbreak tutorials. Please try this one:

      • keerthana

        Thanks ….. It is sucessfully jailbroken ….. I also wanted to know how to install whatsapp on my ipodtouch ….. Can u help me ?

        • iPhoneHacks

          Please buy it from the App Store.

  • faiz brages

    I cant connect my Iphone with my Laptop !! PuTTy says that Network Refused; Connection error. PLS HELP

  • sarahk

    why doe sit say couldn’t decrypt kernel?

  • Vickan

    I´m stuck at step 14. The pineapple won´t show up! Help please.

  • furqaan

    it dosen’t accept the ip adress and says connection refused

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  • kishor

    on windows 7 it gives a error connection refused