How To Jailbreak iOS 6.1 Beta

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If you’re a developer and have installed iOS 6.1 beta on your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPod touch 4G, then the good news is that you can use Redsn0w to jailbreak your device.

In this article, we show you how to jailbreak your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4G running on iOS 6.1 using Redsn0w.

Here are some important points to note before you proceed.

  • This guide is meant for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4G users.
  • Warning: If you depend on Ultrasn0w to unlock your iPhone, then DO NOT update to iOS 6.1.
  • Redsn0w 0.9.15b3 only supports a tethered jailbreak, which means that you need to connect your iPhone to the computer on every reboot (except iPhone 3GS with older bootrom). It is currently not possible to jailbreak iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini and iPod Touch 5G.
  • Please note that jailbreaking your iOS device may void your warranty and hence proceed with caution and at your own risk.
  • Please do not forget to backup your iOS device before you proceed. You can refer to this post for instructions on how to backup your iOS device using iCloud or this one to backup your iOS device using iTunes.
  • Please ensure you are running latest version of iTunes.

You can follow these step-by-step instructions to jailbreak your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4G on iOS 6.1:

Step 1: Download Redsn0w 0.9.15b3 (Redsn0w 0.9.15 beta 3) from this link and save the application in a folder named “Redsn0w” on your desktop.

Step 2: Download iOS 6.0 firmware file (yes, the trick is to point Redsn0w to the iOS 6.0 firmware file) for your iOS device from the links mentioned below:

Step 2: Double click the Redsn0w zip file and extract the application. Navigate to the Redsn0w folder and launch the Redsn0w application.

Windows 7 users should run the exe in Windows XP compatibility mode (right-click on the Redsn0w exe and select Properties, then select the Compatibility tab and select Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows XP). Windows XP and Windows 7 users should run Redsn0w as ‘Administrator’ (right-click on the Redsn0w exe and select ‘Run as an Administrator’).

Step 3: Click on Extras button.

Step 4: Then click on the Select IPSW button. Navigate and select the firmware file download in Step 2.

Step 5: Go back to Redsn0w’s main page and click on the Jailbreak button.

Step 6: You will now be prompted plug your iOS to the computer and switch it OFF. Follow the instructions and click on the Next button to move to the next screen:

Step 7: You will now need to put your iOS device into the DFU mode. Redsn0w will take you through the necessary steps:

(a) Hold the Power button on your 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 8: Your iOS device should reboot now. Please remember to release the Home button.

Step 9: Redsn0w will now start preparing the jailbreak data.

Step 10: You will now be prompted to select the jailbreak options. Make sure Cydia is selected and click on the Next button to continue. iPhone 3GS users can also select Enable battery percentage option.

Step 11: Your iOS device will reboot again and Redsn0w will now begin uploading the new RAM disk and kernel.

Step 12: You will now be notified once the jailbreaking process is complete. Click on the Ok and then Quit button to exit the application.

Step 13: The rest of the process will take place on your iOS device, wait for it to complete. Your iOS device will reboot once again (which could take approximately 5 minutes).

Boot tethered:

Step 14: You still need to  rerun Redsn0w to boot tethered. Launch Redsn0w again.

Step 15: Click on Extras button.

Step 16: Then click on the Select IPSW button. Navigate and select the firmware file download in Step 2.

Step 17: Then click on the Just Boot button.

Step 18: You will now be prompted to plug your iOS device to the computer and switch it OFF again. Follow the instructions and click on the Next button to move to the next screen:

Step 19: You will now need to put your iOS device into the DFU mode. Redsn0w will take you through the necessary steps:

(a) Hold the Power button on your 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 20: Redsn0w will recognize the iOS device in DFU mode and apply the limerain exploit (remember to release the Home button). Your iOS device will reboot and a pineapple logo will appear, indicating a tethered boot.

Step 21: Wait for the process to complete, 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 and you should see Cydia on the Home screen. If you don’t find it on the Home screen, please don’t panic, search for it using Spotlight.

Note: Since Redsn0w currently supports only a tethered jailbreak except for iPhone 3GS with older bootrom, you will need to follow steps 14 to Steps 21, each time you reboot your iPhone or iPod touch to be able to use the jailbreak apps like Cydia.

If you’ve any problem jailbreaking your iPhone or iPod touch on iOS 6.1 then check out this video tutorial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzP0r-Va5s0

Please don’t forget to checkout our article on tips to keep your iOS device secure.

If you’re new to the jailbreaking world and wondering what to do after jailbreaking your iOS device, checkout our jailbreak apps category page to find out the apps you can install on your iOS device using the Cydia app.

Hope this helped. Please don’t forget to let us know how it goes in the comments and drop us a line if you hit any issues.

  • martinasa@gmail.com

    This Version IS VERY BAAAAAAAAAAD on Iphone 4 5.1.1 (Jailbreak is TETHERD) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so disappointed !!!!!!!!

  • http://www.halosys.com/iphone-application-development iPhone Application Development

    So are there any real changes in iOS 6.1? As in a supposed music widget in the notification center on the iPad?

  • Jack

    How do you get it

  • Harry Spencer

    Jailbreaking your iPhone provides you to access the paid applications for free via different repositories.

  • Rasec54

    Thank you, it was very helpful your step by step again thank
    you

  • http://www.facebook.com/maurice.williams.566148 Maurice Williams

    when im just booting everything goes through fine untill on redsn0w it says done and maybe a minute or 2 later the pineapple changes to the apple and it stays like that forever….. untill i put it in dfu mode again and ittl start my iphone back up so like whhy does it change back