How To Jailbreak iOS 6.1 Beta 3

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If you’re a developer and have installed iOS 6.1 beta3 on your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPod touch 4G that was seeded yesterday, then the good news is that you can use Redsn0w to jailbreak your device.

In this article we show you how to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 3 for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4G 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.
  • Check out this post to find out what’s new in iOS 6.1 beta 3.

You can follow these step-by-step instructions to jailbreak your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4G on iOS 6.1 beta 3, beta 2 or beta 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: Connect your device to the computer and 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. It should successfully identify it.

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

Step 6: Redsn0w will now start preparing the jailbreak data.

Step 7: 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 8: You will now need to prompted 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 9: Your iOS device should reboot now. Please remember to release the Home button.

Step 10: Your iOS device will reboot again and Redsn0w will now begin uploading the new RAM disk and kernel.

Step 11: You will be notified once the jailbreaking process is complete. Click on the Ok and then Quit button to exit the application.

Step 12: 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). You will now see the Home screen on your iOS device, but Cydia would still be missing, that’s because you still need to tether boot your iOS device using Redsn0w. So follow the steps mentioned below.

Boot tethered:

Step 13: Launch Redsn0w again.

Step 14: Click on Extras button.

Step 15: Then click on the Select IPSW button. Navigate and select the firmware file download in Step 2.

Step 16: Then click on the Just Boot button.

Step 17: 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 18: 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 19: 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 20: 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 13 to Steps 20, 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:

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.

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  • Jim

    I am moving from my 4S jailbroken at 5.0.1 to an iPhone 5… I am gonna miss my jailbreak! I hope they can get it done.

  • bob

    the jailabreak dosent work on my ipod touch 4
    g

  • Brendon

    Hi Geoff, I am following ur steps, everything is the same but after I reboot, I can’t see the cydia icon anywhere, I’ve tried to spotlight it but still nothing. Every thing is exactly the same. Pls help

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      Have you tethered boot your device using Redsn0w (Steps 13 to Steps 40)?

  • Michael

    ya, same with my itouch 4 :

  • baslas

    jag hittar inte ipsw

  • baslas

    help now

  • m Arch Tom’s on Bar N Ass

    6.1b3 is a beta release that also upgrades the baseband to 05.16.07 which , in my case, brings a NO SERVICE error message in the operator status bar corner. (on a 3gs, new bootrom and manufactured before week 34 2011 which means ipad baseband update is indeed possible). it is possible to activate iPhone even without registered UDID on apple developer portal when downgrading to baseband 05.13.04 and if performing a restore from backup in itunes rather than setting up as new iphone however, apparently, baseband 05.13.04 is not the only required condition to have iPhone recognized in itunes for a restore from backup. (as opposed to have itunes displaying a message “the device is not registered as part of iphone developer program”. Strongly advising not to update iPhone to iOS 6.1b3 yet for depending on the country where you got the SIM card , might get the limitation of NO SERVICE when registering on the cell network. ( i also got a message on display ” ICCID UNKNOWN” with a SIM card regularly working in my second handset and with ios 6. Any suggestion on how to restore a stock IPSW for ios 6 on a device which never had it on ? marc