How To Jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G on iOS 6.1.3 Using Redsn0w


If you’re an iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPod touch 4G user and accidentally upgraded to iOS 6.1.3 then the good news is that it is still possible to jailbreak your iOS device using Redsn0w.

In this article we show you how to jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 that was just released 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 6.1.3.
  • 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. We’ll let you know as soon as there is any update so don’t forget to join our Facebook Fan page or follow us on Twitter or add us to your circles on Google+ or subscribe to our RSS feed.
  • 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.
  • This method uses an iOS 6.0 jailbreak with the iOS 6.1.3 filesystem, so it could cause some unknown issues.
  • Check out this post to find out the improvements in iOS 6.1.3.

You can follow these step-by-step instructions to jailbreak your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4G on iOS 6.1.3:

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 and NOT iOS 6.1.3 firmware file) for your iOS device from the links mentioned below:

  • iPhone (Please ensure you download the correct iOS 6.0 firmware file for your iPhone model. Check this link if you need any help in identifying which iOS firmware file to download for your iPhone model.)
  • iPod touch

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:

Note: Check this tutorial if you’re having trouble putting your device in DFU mode.

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 downloaded 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 trouble, check out the video tutorial on how to jailbreak your iDevice running on iOS 6.1.3:

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.

Troubleshooting Tips:

1. Can’t find Cydia: 

If you can’t find Cydia on your iPhone’s home screen after following steps 1 to 20 then it looks like you’ve used an incorrect iOS 6.0 firmware file. Please ensure you download the correct iOS 6.0 firmware file for your iPhone model. Check this link if you need any help in identifying which iOS firmware file to download for your iPhone model.

2. Unsupported IPSW:

If you get an error message informing you that the IPSW is not supported by this version of Redsn0w, then it means you’ve downloaded iOS 6.1.3 firmware file in step 2 instead of iOS 6.0 firmware file. Please download iOS 6.0 firmware file to jailbreak your iOS device running on iOS 6.1.3.

3. Cydia closes immediately:

If Cydia closes immediately when you try to launch it, it means that you haven’t tethered boot your device. Follow steps 13-20 mentioned above to solve this issue.

Hope this helped. Please don’t forget to let us know how it goes in the comments and if you hit any issues start a thread in our forums for help.


Post has been updated with troubleshooting tips and tricks, which should help in resolving frequently reported problems.

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  • Jays_on

    That was fast!

    • David Egyud

      Not really. It’s tethered, just like the 4/3GS/4G jailbreak was for 6.x before evasi0n came along – those exploits are still there, so the older jailbreak still works. The newer chips that are on the iPad and iPhone 4S/5 are what take longer to exploit.

      • D4

        Still using Limera1n exploit for older devices aren’t they? such a shame one isnt out for 4S+….

        • iPhoneHacks

          And we don’t expect one for the newer devices anytime soon (if at all).

          • D4

            Such a shame..
            Be nice if one is found and given to the devteam…
            But like they say, Apple soon fixed that permanent (so far as we know) from 4S+….

      • Zit

        Thanks a lot for posting it, i really worried when i realised i f*cked up upgrading to 6.1.3, bookmarked and will try this tomorrow, huge props if it works ! :P

  • Sir

    in the beginingit only mentend that”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).” so does the ipod 4g have to be tethered

    • iPhoneHacks

      Yes, iPod touch 4G would also be tethered.

      • faa

        some1 help.. i followed every step bt couldnt find cydia.. hw can i find it, explain me plz?!

        • iPhoneHacks

          Try steps from 13 to 20 again and you should be able to find Cydia this time round.

          • faa

            nothing,, i just cant find it.. :( what do i do now?

      • Sir

        Even with the lower ios 6

  • hsjkahidf

    It wont accept the restore files!

    • iPhoneHacks

      In the Select IPSW file step, you should select iOS 6 firmware file and not iOS 6.1.3.

  • TarBus

    when i try to select the ios 6, it said not supported. what should i do? i am stuck

    • iPhoneHacks

      It looks like you have downloaded the correct firmware file.

  • James Osborne

    When the black screen loads up with all the coding I get a message saying error, what do I do?

  • Sky

    This morning I updated my phone to 6.1.3 not knowing it would screw me over. And my phone is already unlocked I have tmobile. But if I jailbreak my phone with this will it work?

    • iPhoneHacks

      Unfortunately, it would have updated the baseband as well so you won’t be able to unlock it as Ultrasn0w doesn’t support the newer basebands.

      You may want to check out IMEI based unlocking solutions to unlock your device so you don’t have to worry about it going forward.

  • Steven

    Ug I did the jailbreak and now my ipod does not play music.
    Any ideas?

    • iPhoneHacks

      Do you use iTunes Match?

      • Steven

        No idea what that is. I just did this. When I click on my music icon it opens up then shuts down. Its an itouch,.

      • Steven

        No itunesMatch

  • Zit

    Sooo I did this it worked but now I seem to get sim error, service error and such.

    It says no service at top left and I can’t seem to use phone of iphone at all… ;(

    • iPhoneHacks

      Redsn0w doesn’t unlock your iPhone.

  • c0nd1

    cydia doesnt work for me….i see the app and when i click on it , doesnt come up

    • iPhoneHacks

      You haven’t tethered boot your device. Follow steps from point 13 to point 20 and you should be able to launch Cydia.

  • ahmad

    my phone wont turn back on after i tried the DFU mode

    • iPhoneHacks

      Hardware reset it. Press the Home and Sleep/Wake (Power) button simultaneously until you see the Apple logo.

  • Tim

    Worked like a charm.

  • Firsttimer

    i went through all the steps but after Step 12 my phone wont reboot. What do I do?

    • iPhoneHacks

      Try hardware resetting your iPhone. Press Home button and Sleep/Wake button simultaneously until you see the Apple logo.

      • bradlashard

        I completed every step and it worked fine but after I boot tethered the pineapple logo comes up and it’s stuck there!

      • jojojo

        every time I try and jailbreak, it gets stuck on “waiting for reboot”
        I even let it sit over night… what’s wrong?

        • colin

          Me too

      • colin

        Mine keeps saying waiting for reboot

  • first time

    phone wont reboot after step 12? its just stuck on the apple logo.

    • iPhoneHacks

      Try hardware resetting your device. Press Home button and Sleep/Wake button simultaneously until you see the Apple logo.

      • first time

        i did that and its still not rebooting its stuck on the apple logo. is it broken?

        • iPhoneHacks

          No idea, guess you will have to restore and try again.

          • first time

            how do i do that? Ps. i know nothing about computers

          • Cheker Chuin

            Your iphone is not broken just hold power+home untill the apple logo apears

          • Navz Navalan

            how do you restore it ?

          • bob

            i keep getting exploit failed on ios 6.1.3 iphone 3gs new bootrom

      • first time

        and i keeps dying

        • William Mueller

          then charge it and try again lol

  • J Allen

    Updated iPhone 3GS to 6.1.3 which had iPad BB for unlock now BB is broken and won’t read sim.

    iPhone is now officially unlocked by provider but I need a re-flash of the BB to get the sim reading again..

    Any items on what to do?

    • iPhoneHacks

      You need to install Ultrasn0w but don’t think it is compatible with iOS 6.1.3 yet, you can install it to check.

      • J Allen

        I get Missing Keys.plist data for this build message on screen

  • Elise

    Thanks !! It worked pretty well BUT I can’t unlock my phone anymore … I just have the wifi :/
    Please help me again !!

    • iPhoneHacks

      Redsn0w can’t unlock your iPhone.

  • ricky

    redsnow says the firmware is not compatible with this redsnow

  • max

    im not able to use the ipsw, its telling me that this file isnt support by my redsnow version? i have the latest version and i download the right ipsw for my device? what am i doing wrong?

    • nameless

      I had the same problem. I just renamed the firmware. so instead of iPod4,1_6.0_10A403_Restore, i took out the underscores and named it iPod4,1 6.0 10A403_Restore. I am JB-en again! I wish i had known this little trick before i downloaded 6 different firmwares

  • ricky

    redsnow says the firmware is not compatible with this redsnow

    • iPhoneHacks

      What’s the name of the firmware file you have downloaded?

      • ricky

        its ios 6.1.3 and redsnow b3

        • iPhoneHacks

          As I’ve mentioned in the tutorial, you need to point Redsn0w to iOS 6.0 firmware file and not iOS 6.1.3. It’s a trick you need to use to use Redsn0w to jailbreak iOS 6.1.3.

          • ricky

            so cant i jailbreak 6.1.3?

          • iPhoneHacks

            You can if its an iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPod touch 4G.

            But you need to point Redsn0w to iOS 6 firmware file (not iOS 6.1.3 firmware file) to jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 running on your device. Hope it solves the confusion :)

          • ricky

            done it thanks

  • tomtom2222

    What should I do if Cydia does not show me, I’ve done everything correctly please help: (

  • Joao

    Is here any jailbreak for Iphone 5 – 6.1.3 yet? Sorry for the ignorance.

    • iPhoneHacks

      There is no jailbreak available for iPhone 5 running iOS 6.1.3 yet.

      • Joao

        Will be released soon? Because I just upgraded my iPhone and I made a big mistake as I see

        • iPhoneHacks

          Seems unlikely but we’ll let you know when there is an update. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

          • Joao

            Sure mate. I’m following aight now on Facebook. Thanks!:)

  • Luis Daniel Lugo

    I get an error with SHSH blobs

  • Ty_Branch

    redsn0w wont detect my iPhone 3GS after I put it in DFU mode. Can’t get past this problem.

  • yawe

    my phone wont open..

  • yawe

    my phone wont open..

  • Imad Tad

    I’m using Turbo sim for my iphone 4 .. does redsn0w save the Basband ??

  • Luis Xaviəər II

    Why it’s says exploit failed ?

  • Deangellys dalmina

    olá, meu iphone ficou trancado na maça. Logo após ter passado pela tela do abacaxi, poderiam me ajudar amigos? um abraço

  • firsttimejealbreaking

    i am trying to jail break the iphone 4 and i went through all of this and at step 12, when it gets to the column saying “please wait….” it stays like that for like ten minutes, then it just reboots (without showing the pineapple logo part) and the phone is just back to normal

    • iPhoneHacks

      You need to also follow steps 13 to 20.

      • jailbreaking iphone4

        i did. that didn’t work either. It completely skips that part where it shows the apple logo in step12. i am using windows 7 and yes i set the compatibility to windows xp ( service pack 2) and i checked the box run as admin

      • jailbreaking iphone4

        please help

        • ☠michael bates☠

          Reboot pc and start fresh and try difeerent ios eg cdma or gsm etc

    • ☠michael bates☠

      Try different ios files it took me ages to get one that worked but i did it and im unteathered.

      • agata

        Well, jailbreak doesn’t allow me to use other phone company, as for the att users, go check att iphone unlocking . com, they unlock all att phones up to date, I also did mine there.

      • skulaz

        which one u use?

      • pokypokybreak145

        thank you

    • Cheker Chuin

      That means redsnow is not commmunication the right way with your iphone…please plug it in a different usb port try each port and tell me if that works ;)

      • omer

        this Works Perfectly on my 3gs :D

    • Santino Caruso

      How you solve this issue? Please help me

    • omar rhadfi

      i am having the same problem i dont know how to jailbreak it

  • jailbreaking iphone4

    iphone 4.. during the coding part in step 12, it says “please wait…” for like 10 minutes and then just reboots and goes back to normal .. please help??

  • sydney

    IM scared it will break my iphone or gets frozen is there a great chance it wont work

  • George Targa

    cydia didnt show

  • George Targa

    why did not appear after all the step

  • Finito de Londres

    Thanks for all this advice. Can I downgrade to untethered iOS 6.1.2 with a 3GS? I have saved SHSHs (with both redsn0w and TinyUmbrella) and both custom (with iFile) and non-custom Blobs for 6.1.2. No unlocking issues.

    • Finito de Londres

      Custom signed ISPW is with “iFaith” not iFile. Sorry.

  • aamor

    Anyone know what I should do with ” replayed APticket” I have 3gs 4.1 jealbraked, and with ipad basband. I tried to preservsofware to 6.1.2 but it keeps telling me ” replayed APticket” … pleas help

  • pabfitzg

    When I press select IPSW it says that “that IPSW is not supported by this version of redsnow”, and i definately downloaded the versions indicated in this tutorial

    • iPhoneHacks

      What’s the filename of the firmware file you’ve downloaded?

  • NN

    Does it work for Ipod Touch 4G ios 6.1.3

    • iPhoneHacks

      Yes it does

  • not tech savy

    when I try to downoad the firmware, it says that the file is invalid or is corrupted. Help! i can’t get past step 2!

    • worriedelectricshock

      did you downlaod the correct filmware ( 6.0 for ipod or iphone) (sorry for bad english)

  • worriedelectrickshock

    hi i did step 12 and after that i get a electick shock is this normal? I am realy worried (sorry for bad english :p )

  • Tim

    That was easy. Thanks!

  • worriedelectricshock

    oh after the electric shock i see that i can’t open my mails anymore is the 2 things normal (sorry for bad english)

    • worriedelectricshock

      oh yes i forgot i got no cydia so i want do the last staps but i’am worried about the shock after 5 minitus i’am still feeling it

      • iPhoneHacks

        That has nothing to do with the jailbreak :)

        • worriedelectricshock

          okey thank you

  • worriedelectricshock

    THANK YOU REALLY WORKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (without elecritick socks XD)
    i go say that to all my friends

  • Guest

    great tutorial! easy to read step-by-step!

    • iPhoneHacks

      Thanks Samuel!

  • Samuel Suganda

    I see the pineapple logo from step 20, but it doesn’t go straight to the lock screen. instead it reboots and shows the apple logo again. help guys?

    “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.”

  • ☠michael bates☠

    Dont know what i did but mine is jailbroken and untethered

    • iPhoneHacks

      If you have the iPhone 3GS and an untethered jailbreak then it is probably the one with the older bootrom.

  • daazzee

    Everytime my phone turns off, I’ll turn it back on, but none of my jailbreaking stuff work. Cydia and Winterboard wont even open at all. I have to “Just Boot” every time. How do I fix it?

    • iPhoneHacks

      Yes, that is why it is called a tethered jailbreak. There is currently no untethered jailbreak available for iOS 6.1.3. You need to follow steps from 13 to 20 every time you reboot your iPhone to be able to use jailbreak apps.

  • Edirose

    Great instructions – but my iPhone is now missing lots of app icons – Phone (?), email icon, and others. Those were default with the iphone, do I have to reload them Cydia or the iTunes App store? I can’t even place a phone call.

    • iPhoneHacks

      That’s strange. Try to reset your iPhone to see if it helps.

      • Edirose

        I tried a reset a few times and all icons across the bottom row of the phone are gone.

        • Edirose

          There is a gray rectangle that looks like a shelf or something.

  • Owen

    I did everything and I got pineapple with out any issues but I don’t have Cydia. It is not in spotlight or anywhere else. Why don’t I have Cydia?

  • Zachintosh

    it says my IPSW isnt supported?

  • Strajow

    I would be careful doing this, you get a lot of problems and its really touch and go. shame really

  • Strajow

    now my phone won’t even turn on.. wtf is going on lol? Ive never had so many issues with a jailbreak before..

    • iPhoneHacks

      Hold the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button simultaneously to hard reset your phone.

      • strajow

        hopefully 5th time is a charm, Im following all directions correctly so im sure it will work eventually. Just annoying seeing every single time ive jb’d a phone it has worked first go with no issues at all. thanks you IPH

  • strajow

    is it normal for it to take over 20 minutes to reboot once the pineapple logo is on? I don’t mind waiting, just wanting to know what the normal waiting time was for others please?

    • iPhoneHacks

      It depends on how much data you have on your device. It can take time if you have a lot of data.

      • strajow

        so it has booted back, but it has not changed at all and is not jailbroken. lol? is this normal to get so many issues? or should I do steps 13-20 again and see what happens?

        • iPhoneHacks

          Steps 13 to 20 is mandatory.

          • strajow

            13-12?? huh? do you mean do 13-20 again? thanks

          • iPhoneHacks

            13-20. Corrected the typo!

          • strajow

            ok so i did the steps again and still nothing? its not jailbroken or anything? there is no cydia or any signs of it being jb’d? wth is going on lol? this never happens, all i can do is laugh now. what a shame really and what waste of a good part of an hour. shattered lol

          • strajow

            guess i will download these ipsw’s
            6.0.0 (iPhone 4 GSM): iPhone3,1_6.0_10A403_Restore.ipsw
            6.0.0 (iPhone 4 CDMA): iPhone3,3_6.0_10A403_Restore.ipsw
            and try them now?

            is that a good idea? seeing i tried this one first!
            6.0.0 (iPhone 4): iPhone3,2_6.0_10A403_Restore.ipsw

          • strajow

            hello? would that be a good idea? or no point at all iPhoneHacks?

          • iPhoneHacks

            Ideally, they shouldn’t work as only one firmware file will be compatible with your device and the fact that you could follow all the steps indicate the first one was compatible. But you can try your luck and let me know how it goes.

          • strajow

            ok ty, yeah i had no issue with the first ipsw just after every step was completed phone was not jailbroken?

          • iPhoneHacks

            Suggest trying steps 13-20 one more time.

          • strajow

            ok will try again before trying the other ipsw’s

          • strajow

            we have a winner haha! finally got it, i suggest anyone that has some issues just use this ipsw “iPhone3,1_6.0_10A403_Restore”
            worked a treat!

          • iPhoneHacks

            Great, so looks like the problem was because you hadn’t used the correct firmware file the first time (strange Redsn0w didn’t warn you about it).

            Will update the post so it’s useful for other readers. Thanks for that.

          • strajow

            still normal stock iphone 4, jb didnt work again. any idea of the percentage of users whom have actually got it to work? like i said before, i have never had issues like this. suppose all i can do now is try them other ispw’s mentioned and if they do not work (which im betting they dont) just give up and have a boring a#s iphone 4 lol.

          • strajow

            ah you corrected your comment and I didnt see lol, thank you and I will try again! thank you for your assistance IPH!!

  • Rohan

    Hassle free. Not sure why others are having an issue. You follow the steps and it just works.

    • strajow

      lol luck you! what ispw did you dl if you don’t mind me asking?

      • strajow


  • strajow

    would is be a good idea to download these ipsw’s and try them?
    6.0.0 (iPhone 4 GSM): iPhone3,1_6.0_10A403_Restore.ipsw
    6.0.0 (iPhone 4 CDMA): iPhone3,3_6.0_10A403_Restore.ipsw

    seeing this one does not work on my iphone 4?
    6.0.0 (iPhone 4): iPhone3,2_6.0_10A403_Restore.ipsw

  • Mikki

    I have an iPhone 3GS (new Bootrom, but serial number xx134xxx), running ios 5.1.1 and wanted to unlock it (an most preferably update it to ios6). However, I assume with ios 6.1.3 I’m not able to get it unlocked anymore, right (with ios 6.1.2 it should have worked)? It’s currently very confusing with all the different options out there… Thanks for a quick explanation.

    • Mr. Dumb

      Get it factory unlocked and save time for yourself. Search ebay for cheap solutions relating factory unlock

      • Mikki

        Thanks. This means I basically cannot unlock it myself?
        It’s an old phone, which will be unlocked in 5 months by the operator. However, it would have been great to give it to my father – because I assume in 5 months ios 7 will be out and 3GS won’t support it.

  • joeblack

    Hi All,
    I am wanting to upgrade iphone 4, current basesband 4.10.01, os5.1.1, using gevey sim to unlock. Can I upgrade to an ios that will update to an unlockable baseband without the gevey?

  • MeLe Kolo Mafi

    Hi IPH im stuck with step two ‘ pleeease help it says ” this program cannot be run in DOS mode …. ” what do i do now ‘

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  • MeLe Kolo Mafi

    thankyou so much ive done it ; but just one more problem ; my fones says “no service” help pleeeeeaaase :(

    • iPhoneHacks

      As we have mentioned in the article, Redsn0w does not allow you to unlock your iPhone.

  • Susan

    When I open Clydia it closes immediately, what can i do?!

  • lost

    wheres the link for ois 6.1

    • iPhoneHacks

      Why do u need a link to iOS 6.1?

  • Sticky94

    Help! after the step 9, while my iPod 4g is rebooting, redsn0w said :”exploit failed”…Why?
    I used the correct firmware, iOS 6.0, but it doesn’t work.

  • K.J. UnderTaker

    GREAT HELP! Worx directly like posted! But YES Iam happier cos I hav iPhone3GS with old BR :o)

    Thank you very much 100% working for me.

    Installation was “easier” by myself “tunned” steps:

    1) iTunes official upgrade and install of iOS 6.1.3
    2) DLed official iOS 6.0 for my iPhone3GS model
    3) manually self complete “deep” DFU (not PWNed (like is over RedSn0w)!)
    4) DL and RUN latest RedSn0w (0.9.15b3)
    5) Choose iOS6.0 IPSW from my-point 2)
    6) RUN JailBreak over RedSn0w


  • James

    I have updated my Ipad to IOS 6.1.3. Is it possible to jailbreak?
    When i realized it was 6.1.3 version couldnt get back and stop it. Am i gonna lose all my apps i got from jailbreak?

    • James

      i have an ipad

      • iPhoneHacks

        There is no way to jailbreak an iPad on iOS 6.1.3 currently. We’ll let you know as soon as there is any update so don’t forget to join our Facebook Fan page or follow us on Twitter or add us to your circles on Google+ or subscribe to our RSS feed.

  • Joselito Bustillos Sagnep Gart

    i successfully jailbroken the phone but i cant see cydia on the homescreen… please help

    • iPhoneHacks

      Refer to Troubleshooting tip 1 for more details on how to resolve it.

  • havingtroublejailbreaking

    Missing Keys.plist data message recieved when i tried to jailbreak my ipod touch 4 G. Process doesn’t complete when pineapple logo comes,just reboots by itself. Please help what did i do wrong.

    • iPhoneHacks

      It looks like you didn’t click on the Select IPSW button and select the iOS 6 firmware file. You need to do it when you jailbreak and also when you tethered boot your device.

      • havingtroublejailbreaking

        Actually i did. the file name was iPod4,1_6.0_10A403_Restore.ipsw

        • iPhoneHacks

          You need to do it both times, first time in step 4 and then again in step 15.

  • Cheker Chuin

    Hello people if anyone is having trouble please contact me

    • Mitch_from_Holland

      hi, im calling for your help…
      Im trying to jb my opod touch 4g… i did use the correct redsnow and the ios6.0 for the ipod… but i just cant seem to get cydia to install… any suggestions?

  • Cheker Chuin

    If you are having trouble in step 12 just plug ur iphone in a different usb hub and if that didnt work please make sure you clicked on ”select ipsw” and you choosed ios 6.0 if that didnt work then you must have an older redsnow version or downloaded the wrong ios 6 ipsw.if your iphone got stuck in the apple logo just hard reset it by pressing home+power buttons until the apple logo dissapears then appears again.for people who are having ”exploit failed” on redsnow please download the latest motherboard drivers and if you are on a laptop make sure your laptop is PLUGED IN THE CHARGER because low usb voltages can interrupt the process and cause errors.

  • Navz Navalan

    i done step 10 and the pineapple process was done, it took me to the apple logo however it was stuck with the logo and i am not sure if that should happen so now i have tried putting it to dfu mode then it had a reboot error. so right now its on the apple logo, what should i do to get it back on the process or should the logo actually be showing

  • Navz Navalan

    now i have tried just boot however it worked until it said missing keys.plst , i have downloaded the ipsw 6.0 but i am not sure how to get it to complete step 11 and 12

  • matt

    Hi, i have Iphone 3gs with BB 06.15.00, iOS 6.1.3, Can i remove simlock?

  • keepfailinginjailbreaks

    i tried to jailbreak my ipod 4 6.1.3 and i’m sure that i got the correct firmware but whan the jailbreak ended there was no cydia so i opened the just boot and what he said was missing key files shuld i try to jailbreak again?

    • keepfailinginjailbreaks

      never mind i tried to boot again and it’s done :)

  • mgarcia

    can i do the baseband donwgrade on ios 6.1.3 wtih redsn0w 0,9,15 beta 3?

    • iPhoneHacks

      No, you can’t downgrade baseband.

      You should probably look for the IMEI based unlocking solution to unlock your iPhone. They are quite cheap these days.

  • Dorothy Conway

    It worked but there is no Cydia and I’m not sure which firmware file to use for my ipod touch model A1367?

  • samuel

    it’s taking me very long to do this
    i have been staring at computer codes for more than 15 minutes

  • samuel

    i have never jailbroken anything b 4

  • Meistertjk55

    mine says “That IPSW is not supported by this version of redsn0w. I downloaded everything from steps 1 and 2. Can anyone help?

    • iPhoneHacks

      What is the name of the firmware file you downloaded?

      • Meistertjk55

        I dowloaded this (6.1.3 (iPhone 3GS): iPhone2,1_6.1.3_10B329_Restore.ipsw)

        • iPhoneHacks

          Then you haven’t followed the steps, please go through them again. It’s the iOS 6.0 firmware file you need to download.

          • Meistertjk55

            So even if my phone is 6.1.3, I still download the 6.0 version?
            This one? (6.0.0 (iPhone 3GS): iPhone2,1_6.0_10A403_Restore.ipsw )

          • iPhoneHacks

            Please read the instructions!

          • Meistertjk55

            I really do not understand, this is my first time jailbreaking. Can you help me please? my phone model number is A1303. Sorry for the inconvenience

  • Nay Min

    i want to jailbreak for iPhone 4S iOS 6.1.3 but i can’t see Redsn0w for there

    • iPhoneHacks

      It is currently not possible to jailbreak iPhone 4S on iOS 6.1.3.

  • fanzozo

    thanx guyz, i just jailboke my iphone 4 after unknowingly updated to ios 6.1.3!

    your step-by-step guide is excellent!!!

    keep up the good work!

    regards fani! south africa!

  • jason

    what ios version do i need for iphone 4 gsm a1332 i have downloaded redsn0w_win_0.9.10b5c and iPhone3,1_5.0.1_9A405_Restore tried 3 times and mu phone crashed after reboot at step 12 you see the pineapple the screen the gets blue and green vertical stripes and i have to wait for battery to die to retry. currently running in ios 6.1.3

  • HavingTrouble

    I was at step 9 and my phone wouldn’t reboot. The apple logo wasn’t showing up. Am I supposed to wait or what should I do? I have an iPhone 4.

    • Dinodashh

      im having the same issue

    • Jay

      same here man

      • Sincere28

        I am stuck on the part where it is asking me to select IPSW I downloaded the firmware but when I select it, it does nothing. I am trying to jailbreak an iphone 3gs on 6.1.3

  • Having Trouble

    Also my screen was just dark. Nothing was happening. But the light was on.

    • iPhoneHacks

      Hardware reset you device by pressing the Home and Sleep/Sleep wake button simultaneously till you see the Apple logo and start the process again.

    • Steve

      mine too :(

  • Having Trouble

    I did what you said and it rebooted. But the Apple logo came on and my phone was working normally. Yet, it was still waiting for reboot.

    • ernie

      you forgot to reselect the ipsw firmware file again before booting tether.

  • Dakota

    Worked smooth. Great tutorial! If you have the iPhone 4 and 6.1.3, feel free to ask me. I’ll be glad to help!

  • Dyngbo

    Mine has now been at the last step for several hours only with the pineapple logo on the screen ?!?

    • Dyngbo

      step 20 *

      • iPhoneHacks

        Then hardware reset and just try steps from 13 to 20 again.

    • iPhoneHacks

      Try to hardware reset it and trying agin.

      • Dyngbo

        How do i hardware reset it ?:)

  • Nox

    How long should step 20 take?

    • Dakota

      depends on how much data you have on your phone.

  • jedgarhoover

    I keep getting this:
    Missing Keys.plist data for this build:
    Device: iPod touch 4G
    ECID: 2439509869430
    Build: iPod4,1_6.1.3_10B329
    I checked all the steps several times and can’t figure out why it won’t work!!

    • iPhoneHacks

      It looks like you are not selecting the firmware file in Step 4 or Step 15.

  • aarolon

    its says its not supported the device for untheterpls help me on my iphone 3gs i updated it on ios 6.1.3 i need to unlock also plss help its baseband is 6.15

    • iPhoneHacks

      That’s because you have an iPhone 3GS with a new bootrom. You should still be able to jailbreak it, but it would be tethered. To unlock your iPhone you need to install Ultrasn0w, though I’m not sure if it is compatible with iOS 6.1.3. You can install it and see if helps.

  • ocho

    every time i have to reboot my device because of something i install on cydia, it closes immediately and i have to repeat steps 13-20 AGAIN. is it going to be like this every time????

  • John Baker

    how can i unlock the iphone 3gs when it is already jailbroken through redsn0w and has cydia with ios 6.1.3 and a firmware of 05.16.08?? please help im desperate

  • jay

    lol It works on iphone4 that has ios6.1.3 if you follow the steps above. yeay

  • Acjlarsen

    Thanks! I’ve been looking for a way to jail break my iphone 4 6.1.3 and couldn’t find a way. I was already familiar with the redsnow method so this took me all or 5 and a half minutes. Life saver, free wifi on my trip next week! (:

    • iPhoneHacks

      Did you follow steps 13-20? Try following them again to see if it resolves the issue.

  • james green

    thanks man done everything u said one perfect jailbroken ipod ya best

  • Guest

    lol i am stuck on step 2 which IOS 6.0 Firmware file do i download for ipod touch 4th genration PLz Help (and i use Windows 7) Thank You :D

  • Guest

    Thank so much. Your The Best P.S do i need to reboot often?

  • scamps

    I am downloading the ipsw file but it comes down as a zip. when I extract it I end up with a folder but no ipsw file. what am I doing wrong?

  • Guest

    How come not all the apps in cydia are free? PLZ HELP !!!!!! Thank u

  • sroach83

    Hi will this work if iphone3s has been updated to latest version and will no longer let me activate the phone even after reboot

  • Andreana Ramdhani

    thanks for explaining those jailbraking steps, i’ve red those from another site. here i’ve found that i’m missed select the restore ipsw instead i’m using 6.1.3 wich is wrong and it’s causing failures on my last jailbrake attempt. thank you for reminding us. good job

  • PLZ HELP!!!!!

    what firmware file do i download for iphone 5 IOS 6.1.3 PLZ HElp ME OUT!!
    Thank You

    • iPhoneHacks

      You can’t jailbreak iPhone 5 on iOS 6.1.3.

  • noideawhattodo

    I got stuck at step 5 because it couldn’t encrypt kernal??

  • Yep

    I can’t see Cydia but I followed all the steps correctly and I saw the pineapple logo and everything. Cydia is still not there, help?

    • iPhoneHacks

      Check troubleshooting tip #1 for help.

      • Yep

        Tried that too, still not working.

  • rajesh

    i followed all the steps and things seem to work fine except that email, calendar, maps apps are not working. when i open them they stay in a frozen state for some time and then just close. any ideas?

  • rajesh

    btw, can we now start using the 6.1.3 firmware file that is in the firmwares list or it does not work yet?

    • iPhoneHacks

      It is not supported

  • mark

    i have ran the jailbreak on my iphone 3gs newboot rom on 6.1.3 with the ios 6.0 but when I try to just boot it gets to waiting for phone to reboot but it does not reboot ?

  • firstTIMejailbreakfor6.1.3

    THANKS SO MUCH IT WORK , lol i was in panic when i never saw cydia in my iphone because i forgot to just reboot

  • Obii

    done with the jailbreak,, thanx

  • jasmine choo

    I’ve got cydia on my phone home screen, but when i search for something, nothing shows up, and when click on the apps on the main page, it says Note: Cannot Locate Package

    • jasmine choo

      now cydia immediately closes, so i followed steps 13-20 and it still closes itself….. : (

  • sludgeydude

    So Thank You Very Much for all The Information on to jailbreak the IPhone 4 with 6.1.3. It All Worked 100% no problems at all

  • joebob

    on my iphone 4 it downloaded cydia but it got stuck when i opened it and now nothing is happening. what do i do?

  • Zack Rene

    what is the ipsw?

  • Zack

    it keeps on saying missing keys, what does that mean?…


      you have to download the 6.0 ipsw and specify it

      • help

        how do you specify it

        • Esteven Caballero

          Go to extra and go to select ipsw and select the 6.0 firmware then jailbreak.

  • Slick

    I keep on getting that the kernel cannot be decrypted, I double checked all of the files I downloaded, and still get the same response.

    • Mine-Crater

      im trying it now, you need to do what said and download 6.0 firmware, even though your on 6.1.3, we’ll see what happens…

    • Joe

      I have the same problem. Please help!!!!!

    • Paulie Neira

      People u need firmware 6.0 but it has to be 6.0_3.3 not 3.2 got it maybe that will help !

    • Veerav Naidu

      I also have the same problem, I am trying with the 6.0.0 firmware now.
      If it doesn’t work I will try it with the 6.0.1 firmware. Although I am not so sure either will work or not.

  • satronicx

    Aprés avoir suivi le tuto et aprés le lancement de jailbreak j’ai un ecran noir avec cette inscription ” please wait …”

  • Cody T

    After I jailbroke my Ipod 4, i had installed ifile, barrel, and something else while its was still plugged into the pc, and after i unplugged i think it either died (which i doubt) or went into recovery and it now does nothing. Also i am one of the unlucky ones who’s home button does not work so what are some solutions for this??

  • IcedUpSquirrel

    Whenever I follow the above steps, I get the following message: ERROR! Please reboot the device into normal operating mode, then perform a clean “slide to power off” then try redsn0w again… any hints as to how to get past this?

  • Ziying

    it went all right but at the end it stucked with the pinneaple logo.

    • Ziying

      for like 20 minutes

  • mike

    i’m trying to jail break my friends phone for him and for some reason after it uploads each stage when it’s supposed to boot to the pineapple and finish it instead sits at ‘waiting for reboot’ for as long as I leave it… any ideas?

  • bsher

    please help me , how can i unlock my iphone 4g IOS 6.1.3 ?
    it is locked on french network ( orange mobile network ) and i am from egypt

  • please help

    everytime i open redsnow there’s an alert says “Certain operations (like the A5 jailbreak) are disabled due to incomplete itunes libraries. please be sure the latest itunes is installed. couldn’t load mobile device.dll (error 127)”

    i already have the latest itunes, please help.,thanks

  • please help

    and when i’m trying to select the the ipsw it says “that ipsw was not supported by this version of redsn0w”

    i have downloaded redsn0w 0.9.15b3 and iphone 4 6.0.0 gsm firmware.,btw currently i’m on 6.1.3.,

    please help, thanks.,

  • ryanh

    ok, so the first trouble shooting tip says that if cydia cannot be located after following the steps to a tee then it must mean that i used the incorrect 6.0 firmware file. I clicked the link to check and make sure that I am choosing the correct file and I am. I still am not getting cydia on my home screen. I restored my phone and tried fresh and still nothing. The jailbreak process goes through fine with no problems and the just boot function also works fine. When my phone comes up to the lock screen I unlock it and do not see cydia. I searched in the spotlight feature and still nothing. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

  • brys2027

    i jailbroke my ipod and my app store got deleted PLEASE HELP

  • joe

    i’ m try to jAIL BREAK MY IPHONE 4 USING your technique but this message comes out like this at the end step 12.. What should do???

  • BruneiansCitizen

    work like a charm :D thanks for the post 5*

  • CookedDuck

    Thank you so much you legends!!

    • iPhoneHacks

      Don’t forget to spread the word :)

      • Wan Halim Osman

        work perfect good toturial

      • angelo

        hi there..i had successfully followed the above steps..but sadly, No Service in my iphone (3gs) to do now?

  • Brooke

    I have Windows 8. So everytime I try to select the correct firmware file, the files just open up instead of just automatically selecting it.

  • Ian

    I’m looking to do this on my iTouch 4s. Will I lose all of the game data which I have saved on there?

  • Ameenur Rahman

    Thank you soon much……………………….

  • Anthony Ferrari

    step 4 did not work. the redsn)w cant browse and find the IPSW files.

    • iPhoneHacks

      If you’ve downloaded the firmware file using Safari then ensure that auto unzip feature is disabled or use Chrome or Firefox.

  • Denial Lim

    my iphone 3gs is stuck at a black screen in Step 20 where waiting to reboot, no apple logo or anything,

  • Denial Lim

    i try to do it again but still stuck at Step 20 in black screen~

  • jada

    went through all the steps , waited for the pineapple logo to finish when it did it went to the lock screen but still no cydia

    • iPhoneHacks

      Check the troubleshooting tips.

      • westcoastiphones

        can you tell me why it hangs on the apple logo after just boot ??? pm please

  • Jason Mount

    6.1.3 jailbreak needs to use 6.0 ipsw file or it will not reboot and download to patch. This is why you are not seeing the pineapple. I have gone through this problem for about 3 days now until seeing a youtube video stating to use the 6.0 ipsw file. Good luck!

  • pablortega

    Hi all. I had an old Ipod tocuh 4G that I was not using around and give it to my son today for his birthday. It has IOS 4.3.5. From what I have read there was never a untethered jailbreak for this IOS. I tried updating to IOS 6.1.2 using Itunes (Shift+update button and then select ipsw file) but I get error 3194. I believe this happens because apple stopped signing that IOS.
    Is there anything I can do? Do I have to update to IOS 6.1.3 and then follow this guide? Thanks for your help.

  • alicia

    After launching redsnow application and clicking on jailbreak, it keeps giving me an error saying cannot decrypt kernel. what do I have to do for this to go away?

  • MadBro

    O_O. i use iphone 5. i can do it 2?

  • tim

    Hi can i have some help I keep doing it correctly but it says ‘kernal cannot be decrypted’ when i try jailbreaking it please help :)

  • alijan

    Hi, went through the above and worked no problem so I thought , when I put in my new sim it just says No Service, what I am doing wrong or not doing, phone is a 3GS. cheers

    • duffmans

      U need to jailbreak and upgrade to ipad base band and then downgrade the ipad baseband to 05.13.04 it worked perfect for me on iphone 3gs. When redsnow is flashing the baseband it can take awhile so be patient it will work.

  • sadiiiiiiii

    why im failed to instal ipa software in my ipod? i did successfully jailbreak and i have cydia too..

  • Josh

    It Worked

  • noneofyourbusiness_

    will this work on iphone 4s

    • iPhoneHacks

      No, it won’t work with iPhone 4S.

  • brett elliott

    my iphone jailbreak did not reboot in the amount time what do i do

  • Johnj

    Hi iam new to thetered i was woundering if i have to boot it true the computer even when i get a cydia tweak that reboots my phone when installed??

  • nobody

    so every time I turn off my phone I need to do just boot again and again and again?!!

    • iPhoneHacks

      What do you mean, you need to keep rebooting?

      • Obii

        this is the same problem with my iphone,evrytime i switch it off , when i turns it on cydia dont work nor its downloaded apps,,
        everytime i hav to repeat step 13 to on ward

        • iPhoneHacks

          That’s why it’s call a tethered jailbreak.

  • Steve DeViney

    I successfully jailbroke my iphone 4 using 6.0 and Redsn0w 0.9.15b3. After downloading essential files from Cydia and rebooting, I did the Just boot from Redsn0w. I did point it to the 6.0 before rebooting but I get a Exploit failed. FINALLY got it to work but now my CYDIA icon is gone. I have tried rejailbreaking but no good. It either says exploit failed or Cydia is not there. Why did it work the first time and not now? Any help?? Frustrating!!!

    • Steve DeViney

      I’m sure I’m using the correct IOS version as referred to in troubleshooting tips. Just cant figure out why it worked the first time then when rebooting it wont.

    • Steve DeViney

      I got it!! I restored my IOS in iTunes to 6.1.3. Had to download via itunes. When I originally updated it was on the phone over air. So I’m assuming my file wasn’t stored on the computer? I restored and rejailbroke and it works great! Not a single problem!

      • iPhoneHacks

        That’s awesome!

  • luis

    I am trying to jail break the iphone 4 and the process works until step 9 and the iphone dont restart ? What i need to do ? Please help me,

    • iPhoneHacks

      Hardware reset your iPhone. Hold the home button and the sleep/wake button simultaneously till you see the Apple logo and trying jailbreaking your device again.

  • frustrated!!

    my iphone 4 was in the process of jailbreaking, and when i went to go into dfu mode for step 8 it said to plug into itunes?? what did i do wrong?

  • Jordan

    why it written “Exploit failed” after boot? can someone help me?

  • Jordan

    I stuck on step 10, it written Exploit Failed. How to solve it?

  • MGB

    I did everything right till the last pineapple sign. but no cydia in my phone. I download the right 6.0 firmware too. Im using an iPhone 3GS. Please help. Thank you.

  • wherethefckiscydia

    i did it like you explain…. but cant find cydia anywhere after rebooting… smh

    • finallygotit

      problem solved.. installed the originally 6.1.3 version and now it works.. thx for the tutorial. great job!

      • iPhoneHacks

        Glad it helped!

        • cantfindcydia

          i have the sme problem on Ipod touch 4g, i can´t find cydia

    • stonedalone

      Same problem :$

  • Balaganes Ganisakran

    I completed all steps correctly till the last pineapple sign on my screen but there is no Cydia on my phone. I’m using an iPhone 3GS. Please reply. Thank you

  • Sev

    It says that it failed to dycrpt kernal

  • Bobby Dobson

    Wait what dies it mean by you have to connect your iPod to a computer for every reboot?

  • DesperateAndNeedHelp

    Need some help here:(
    My iPhone4 (ios 4.3.3, jailbroken already) was hanged whlie opening an app.
    I forced the phone to reboot (home + lock) and now it goes into an infinite loop of rebooting (could only see the white apple and the spinning “flower”, could not go to the screen for me to slide the bar and enter the 4-digit password).
    I have tried many means to back up a very important file from the phone but failed due to a password protection. I have tried programs such as iTools, iFunBox and Gecko iPhone Toolkit (did not use the strong mode).
    I cannot afford to lose that file and that’s way I am not pressing the “Restore iPhone” button in iTunes.
    What should I do now? Should I press the JailBreak button in redsn0w 0.9.15b3 to jailbreak my phone again?

  • help

    i did everything correct, and then when i did the second DFU entering i showed the connect to itunes logo!! what am i doing wrong?

  • tommy

    I did it, it wasreal easy. But after I opened cydia it automaticly started an update and rebooted and now it will not let me open cydia again, it just immediatly closes after I tap it. How do I fix this?

  • Cameron

    I got an error that said “failed to decrypt kernel”. Help please

    • confused

      Same here! Please help

      • CreeperFace

        *sigh* Your using the 6.1.3 ispw you need the 6.0 ispw

        • Maria Young

          I get so frustrated reading these comments screaming “Help Me!”..I’m 51 and it took me 2 tries. lol

  • jheppyeah

    i successfully jailbreak my iPhone 3GS iOS 6.1.3 with this tutorial
    but when i opened Cydia. it closes immediately.
    i already tethered boot (repeated Step 13-20) but it closes everytime i launch it
    any fix?
    i am doing fresh restore again with itunes and try it again.

    • jheppyeah

      it worked perfectly now ! Thank You :)

      • iPhoneHacks


      • khan

        can i know did u do that.. coz im also stuck on this same issue..

      • iPhone 3gs

        what baseband are you at

    • Shamique Fenelus

      how did u do it?? because im having the same problem

      • iPhoneHacks

        Follow steps 13 to 20 again.

        • Robert Aryeetey

          this helped me but my sim still detects no service

          • Gussaint

            I also encountered this problem when I upgraded to ios 6.1.3 using the redsn0w…I remembered a step I did when I did my ios 5.1.1 jailbreak which is to click “Cydia” and “Upgrade to Ipad Baseband”. I did this and then did the “Just reboot” procedure and then after reboot my Iphone 3GS got the signal.

          • Usman

            Install iPad baseband or downgrade iPad baseband

      • THREĘ 33

        What problem ?

    • THREĘ 33

      The fresh restore won’t work

    • THREĘ 33

      Your doing something wrong

    • S.M. HASAN

      you need to logout from itune from your device iTune option, then repeat step 13-20 again, hope problem will solved.

  • Alexander Naples

    Ma non sarebbe meglio aspettare? comunque…che delusione l’iphon …ma con quale coraggio li mettono a questi prezzi!!!???? incredibile!!!!!

  • Alexander Naples

    e non x questo problema …ma per il dispositivo in genere…e x il sistema operativo ios …comunque volevo fare questo jailbreak…solo per installare siri …con cydia …ma visto che sono nuovo dell’iphon… ho fatto l’aggiornamento ios 6.1.3 …. come giusto che sia… non sapendo però…che andavo incontro a tutto sto casino!!!!

  • Incubeus1

    I downloaded the IOS restore zip file but it has no IPSW file just dmg files and some folders that look they should have something in it but nothing with IPSW tagged to it, Any special steps for that?

  • Paul Roberts

    I have no service on my iPhone 3gs, i have successfully jailbroken it as above. Please help

  • slapchip

    This does not work like stated above, and even if it did, I’m sure it would not have unlocked the phone seeing that the baseband also updated with IOS 6.13.

    Waste of time!!!

    • iPhoneHacks

      As we’ve stated in the post this is for jailbreaking and not unlocking.

      • No service

        Plz, what then is the way forward for those of us already trapped in NO SERVICE issue??? Does it mean now that d iPhone 3GS is now useless (havin mistakenly also updated its modem firmware to 6.1.3 ?? )

  • Nick Musgrave

    iphone4 cdma6.1.3 ok so i have redsn0w 0.9.15b3 i downloaded the ipsw iPhone3,26.010A403Restore so i do the tethered jailbreak because it says thats all i can do right now until the untethered 7.0 comes out .. so i did it got through the jailbreaking process i restArted the redsn0w and “manually specify an ipsw as iPhone3,26.010A403Restore then rebooted it …. got through that until the device “iphone” logo came up as the “pineapple” im like SWEET i finally got it after three days of trying to figure this out …. so i sit here waiting … waiting it gets stuck about 5 min later it clears the pinapple and goes straight to the apple logo and boots my normal iphone … no cydia just the same old non jail broken iphone what do i do i tryed to explain everything i could SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!!

    • joh

      im having that same problem too

    • THREĘ 33

      iPhone 3,2 6.o doesn’t work no more

    • Big Monkey

      I am having the EXACT same problem. Have you found a solution?

  • Huy Nguyen

    I followed all of step but after I tried to reboot couple times the cydia did not pop up? How can I solve this problem?

  • epikboya

    how do you download it

  • John Williams

    i download many ipsw files but every time get error “IPSW is not supported by this version of Redsn0w” please help me my phone is 3Gs, model no A1303

    • Guest

      try downloading the latest version of Redsnow 0.9.10b5c

      • Guest

        sorry, i meant latest Redsnow V. 0.9.15b3

  • আতিক মাহবুব

    works great…thanks a lot

  • The Che

    worked like a charm… thanks guys!!!!

    • iPhoneHacks

      That’s great, please spread the word :)

  • john

    it just says uploading first stage, was i supposed to contiue holding the home button, how long s it supposed to take

  • Darius

    i have problem, when i put jailbreak: error- failed to decrypt kernel

  • Corey Emerson

    I’ll be breaking my girlfriends iPhone 3GS tonight… She’s been whining ever since she accidentally updated to 6.1.3 I told her there was no way to jailbreak yet. Not Anymore. Sweet. Will report back with results

  • Darkshark297

    Does anyone have an answer to this? Every time i try to get a theme or anything with Cydia it says, (Note: Cannot Locate Package) And i read the solution and it says to install more sources what ones do i install, and what does that mean?

  • Kosma Torebko

    I have no service after jailbreak, please help

    • iPhoneHacks

      As we have mentioned, it does not unlock your device.

      • Kosma Torebko

        but how can i do this ?

      • greek

        i also jailbreak my iphone successfully but no servise!! any idea?

        • iPhoneHacks

          Redsn0w doesn’t allow you to unlock your iPhone. If you depend on software unlock and have preserved the modem firmware from getting upgraded then try installing Ultrasn0w from Cydia to see if it helps.

          • greek

            thanx for the quick response guys.i have try this jailbreake about two months ago and it was saying no servise i send to a ”fixer” and he restore to ios 6.1.3 again… But i just checked my IMEI and it said sim unlocked and activated.
            Do you thing i will have problem with the baseband again if i do the jb now?

          • iPhoneHacks

            Ultrasn0w supports only the older basebands such as 04.26.08, 05.11.07, 05.12.01, 05.13.04, and 06.15.00 for iPhone 3GS and baseband 01.59.00 for iPhone 4.

          • greek

            so any idea how to check if my iphone is unlocked ?

  • Maffew

    did this and got missing keys.plst for this build… can anyone help me?

    • Figshta

      Me too… any word on this? My 3GS wouldn’t activate before running redsn0w. It it related?

      • CreeperFace

        selct the 6.0 firmware when booting……

  • chris

    do i need to reboot everytime I install an app or modification? For instance, I installed a new image for the display of the battery on the lock screen, and it still displays the default battery instead of my new image without rebooting.

    Thanks in advance

  • Reese

    when i click the ‘Select IPSW’ and i click the firmware it says ‘that IPSW is not supported by this version of redsn0w’ what should i do next

    • iPhoneHacks

      What’s the file name that you’re selecting?

  • vinny131

    it says not the right kerrnel or something? Help!?

  • Phillip Silva

    i need help to download the firmware the page doesnt load

  • William

    I already tried this a few times, but every time it works for a few hours and then if i want to start cydia it goes back to the homescreen,
    What do i do wrong?
    Plz Help!!

  • Laurentiu

    THX Man you save me

  • Teeairra

    i did the ios 5.1.1 jailbreak and when i looked and my settings in wasnt updated but i still have cydia what do i do ?

  • bMurphy

    I got to step 20 when it said there was a problem/error and now my ipod touch wont turn on at all.. What do I do now?

    • iPhoneHacks

      Hardware reset it. Press the Home and Sleep/Wake button till you see the Apple logo.

  • dangItttm

    if i use the 6.0 OS, I will lose all the updates up to 6.1.3?

  • jo

    Finally i have successfully jailbreak my iPhone 4 iOS 6.1.3 with this tutorial
    Thanks you so much

    • iPhoneHacks

      Glad it helped!

  • Jordan James Brotherton

    is it safe does it force it to go to recovery or all that?

  • Tet

    i still get the iOs 4.2.1. even if I did the process right. how so?

    • iPhoneHacks

      You first need to update to iOS 6.1.3 and then follow this tutorial to jailbreak it assuming you’ve an iPhone 4, 3GS and iPod touch 4G. If you depend on software unlock then you should avoid updating to iOS 6.1.3.

  • nate

    I get to the end of tethered booting and it says missing keys.something
    im on 4g ipod touch please help

    • iPhoneHacks

      It looks like you didn’t select the firmware file in Step 4 or Step 15.

      • Strajow

        I have the same problem, but I installed this months ago and only now am getting the missing keys when rebooting. why is this only happening now? I installed this correctly months ago and only just now is it saying missing keys. please help

      • Strajow

        your incorrect sir, as I installed this months ago and selected the correct firmware in stated steps, installed perfectly and only the last week has evasion stopped working and saying missing keys.. Now lets try fix the issue, or at least could you guys please figure out the problem as its not about selecting the firmware at all..

  • firsttimejailbreakingipod4thIz

    hope this works for me im still downloading the step2 and well 2 more hours to got thinking of finishing tomorrow if i had found this before i would a being done already and probably decorating and more oh well almost there hope this is worth it :D

  • R-Awx EatDieyou

    why cant i jailbreak my iphone 4s

  • Dyaln

    I have cydia on my ipod touch 4th gen. but i cant open cydia it just closes what do i do? I have 6.1.3 and the 6.0 firmaware downloaded but it never works

  • Polar Bear

    it doesn’t recognize the IPSW even tho I downloaded iPhone4s 6.0.0

  • Mack

    Thanks, this works if you do everything right :) Finally can use my phone and its out of recovery loop!

  • Hibari

    im waiting for reboot but my phone doesnt seems to reboot.. any help here? using an iphone 3gs

    • Brieby22

      I am having the same issue

      • dikson

        i also have the same issue

        • youknow

          you need to go back and click just boot to boot tethered

  • kristins

    Everytime I try and select IPSW it wont recongize it, it just keeps opening more folders, help!

    • iPhoneHacks

      Use Chrome or Firefox to download the firmware file.

  • Badtameez

    I keep on getting that the kernel cannot be decrypted

  • ReaganRhythm

    On step 20, once everything is completed, my phone reboots like normal. Except, my phone stays on the apple logo screen and won’t move on from there. The only thing I can do from there is restore my phone, which of course gets rid of cydia. I’m using an iPhone 4. What am I doing wrong?

  • Rick_H

    Please help a neophyte. I have an AT&T iPhone 3GS that I wish to use with T-Mobile. Can it be done using this jailbreak? Thanks!

  • Gamer

    When I go to extras to find the firmware I cant find it where it is saved, help

  • Strajow

    what do I do now it says missing keys when I do my reboot? what happened to evasion the last few days?

  • Strajow

    I would not download and install evasion jailbreak anymore. Completely useless now the keys are missing.. GREAT meh

  • bridgy

    my 3gs 32g was running on 4.1 and jailbroke i dint really no what i was doin just when i plugged it in itunes said update to 6.1 so i did after it installed an went to activate it wont do n now i dont no wat to do help please


    i did everythink cydia is appear on the screen , but my phone is still locket to the orange network , whats wrong ?

  • Nick

    I set my phone to dmu and it wont reboot just a black screen. help?

    • iPhoneHacks

      Press Home and the Power (Sleep/Wake) button simultaneously till you see the Apple logo.

      • Nick

        can u help me through im stuck after the dmu part my phone just goes into recovery mode

        • iPhoneHacks

          It looks like you’re not following the steps on how to put the device in DFU mode. Follow them carefully to avoid going into recovery mode.

          • Nick

            ok. good news i got it in dfu mode but when it enters the reboot session on redsnow it turns the phone to a screen that is lit but no symbol

          • iPhoneHacks

            What do you mean by “lit but no symbol”

          • Nick

            like the phone is on and it looks exactly like the power on screen just without the apple symbol

          • iPhoneHacks

            Redsn0w should ideally start uploading the new RAM disk and kernel.

            What does Redsn0w say? Are you seeing any activity?

          • Nick

            No activity just says Missing Keys.plist data for this build:

          • iPhoneHacks

            It looks like you missed step 4 of selecting the IPSW file.

          • Nick

            I select the iphone download or redsnow?

          • iPhoneHacks

            Please read the instructions or watch the video.

  • Ron

    I followed step by step and it worked awesome, a big thanks to the author

  • I need help

    hi, my problem is that apart 4rm d NO SERVICE issue, i get stuck in configuration (CONNECT TO ITUNE ) without been able to get to my home-screen talk-less opening Cydia… plz any dear of how i can b able to leave configuration mode to get to my home-screen????

  • nothavingagoodtime

    my iphone 4 just stays with a black screen with the light on while trying to reboot on step 9 and im not sure if i keep waiting or not

  • Stas

    Everything is working good, but Cydia is missing.

    iPod touch 4G

  • bubz

    my power button is broken

    what do I do now

  • shehzad

    Hi, any new on 6.1.4 jailbreak? Thx

  • B2D Rizzle

    Ive tried this twice now on my Iphone 4. I followed the instructions word for word.I have made it to the pineapple logo, but phone just reboots with no cydia after 10-15 minutes of displaying pineapple.
    Any ideas what Im missing?

  • Mike

    I’m doing everything fine, I select the iPhone 6.0 ipsw, hit jailbreak, put my phone into DFU mode, and then redsn0w does it’s thing. “Uploading first stage, uploading second stage, uploading RAM disk, uploading kernel” Then it tells me that the rest of the process will take place on my phone, and then I get all that white text that appears on the screen, and shortly after, the screen fills up with lines that say “Please wait…” Is there a fix for this yet?

  • Brian

    Hello IphoneHacks

    I have some experience with redsn0w when I jalbroke my 3GS a couple years ago.I recently got an Iphone 4 on ATT running 6.1.3

    I have followed this guide as thoroughly as possible.The only thing I could not do is run redsn0w as an admin because I do not have an admin set up.

    redsn0w keeps getting stuck after the second stage of the jailbreak.I get into DFU just fine, and then I get “waiting for reboot” but I have waited and waited, and the ramdisk part of the jailbreak never starts up(no reboot)
    What am I doing wrong? Im positive I have the correct ipsw following the guide posted.
    I REALLY miss cydia
    Can anyone offer some advice?It would be genuinely appreciated.
    Thank you

  • Rudresh

    jailbresk stop after first stage……………….why

  • lil maccy

    hey thanks for this great tutorial , well i have this new bootroom 3gs with iOS 6.0.3 and i stupidly upgraded my baseband to 5.16.08 , and now it says no signal , and i need to downgrade the baseband to 5.14.03 to have it unlocked ,, i did some searches on google but i got nothing , some of the tutorials seems to be so complicated and has many steps and im afraid to ruin my phone ,, also some require downgrading to iOS 4 which i dont want to do , now would you please tell me what to do in order to have my 3gs unlocked on iOS 6.0.3 ??? and thanks alot for your time

  • jelly


  • Isaiah

    it says this ipsw is not supported. i downloaded the 6.0.0

  • Drake

    I followed all the steps and it seems to be working, but on the steps where my phone reboots it shows the pineapple at first, then switches to the apple logo and nothing has changed.

  • Rezsicknessgaming

    Redsnow never works for me always says exploit failed

  • Sy Dynath

    successful jailbreak device with cydia installing, buth cannot install application. the cydia is working please help

  • naman

    which firmware should i download for ipod 4g 6.1.3 ??
    please help… :) :)

  • iPoduser146

    I’m having trouble getting the iOS 6.0 firmware downloaded for the ipod touch 4th generation. Also i am running windows 7. Please help

  • Joe smith

    i am stuck at step 10, it says waiting for reboot and it is stuck, and nothing happens in my phone, i have an iphone 3gs 6.1.3

  • Black Smith

    I have successfully jb my 3Gs 6.1.3 firmware 06.15.00 using redsnow
    Have installed ultrasnow 1.2.8 and event the fixer, have tried both but my phone wont unlock, pls help

  • metallikat79


    I applied the jailbreak for an iphone 4 using the correct ipsw file (gsm) and it worked fine. However, whenever I reboot (just boot) with redsn0w again, I do not see cydia, even after I searched for it on spotlight. I selected the 6.0 ipsw on jailbreak and tethered boot, but no cydia. I’m certain I downloaded the correct ipsw and I don’t run into any errors during the process either (and I checked the box to install cydia). I’m pretty familiar with how this all should work as i have done it successfully before on previous ios versions, but I’m really stuck on this one.

    Can anybody help please???

  • daku

    hello there
    i m from Pakistan
    i did 6.1.3 on 3gs but my sim is still not working so what should i do for that plz help

  • lala

    thx worked just fine

  • Lukiepop

    Heya, thanks for the tutorial. All runs smoothly till I get to the reboot at the end where everything stops. It has been about 10 minuets now and nothing has come up.

    • Lukiepop

      Sorry, my bad. Put it in Recovery Mode instead of DFU. Still awesome tutorial!! (^^)/

  • pakela.thakela

    i have jailbreak my iphone 3gs but after rebooting the iphone doesnt go to the homescreen option and only the apple icon is shown what should i do?.

    • pakela.thakela

      because of which i m confused should i go ahead with the dfu mode or not

  • Nacho

    Can i jailbreak this with my iPhone 3GS that have ios 6.1.2? because i have a hard time downgrading to ios 6.0

  • pelonsete

    Hi. I have an iPhone 3gs new bootrom. It is stuck in recovery mode iOS version 4.1 after being jailbroken and afterwards accidentally upgraded via itunes to 6.1.3. Its IMEI belongs to another country’s carrier (Orange UK) and I don’t have the SIM card for that carrier. I have tried almost everything to restore it to whatever iOS version possible without success, no boot but only the itunes icon and usb cable images on screen and an error messahe in iTunes. I just want it to work again with a local carrier whatever the iOS version is. Is there any solution for this problem? thanks in advance.

  • Thebiglloydtree

    Hey, trying to Jailbreak a 3GS (6.1.3) from week 49, whenever I try to boot the device in step 19, the limera1n exploit never actually finishes. It’s just left doing nothing indefinitely.

    Did I do something wrong?

    • Thebiglloydtree

      Ok, i’ve managed to get the thing to boot jailbroken twice. It seems to be pure luck though, Is this normal?

  • Nyckolaus

    I go through parts 1-19 with ease but after the pineapple logo goes away it goes to the apple logo and does do anything after that! what do I do?

  • ali

    exploilt failed???? wtf and its soft dfu mode

  • Harry

    It’s don’t click jailbreak button. Help me!

  • William Mueller

    come on all of the sites to download are google sites and it keeps pausing every 20 seconds

  • isnotworking

    mine says Missing Keys.plist data for this build

  • Joe Partyboy Vercetti

    i get a “Don’t Send” error every single time i try this :(

  • Joe Partyboy Vercetti

    Actually, when i try this, i do all the steps. then after its booting when its done “uploading the first stage” an error message appears and says “redsn0w has encountered a problem and needs to close”
    can someone help me?

  • Randomdude11

    I open Redsn0w 0.9.15b3 for my Iphone 3Gs, i get stuck after “hold down power button… bla bla”

    “Waiting for reboot”
    what do i do??

  • matt

    redsnow freezes at loading first stage what am i doing wrong?

  • kimmy

    i got to step 16 and it said “failed to decrypt kernel” PLEASE HELP!

  • fifaplaya

    i cant find cydia

  • Paul

    this is working on iphone 4s?

  • infernal

    missing keys.plist? when i try to boot at the end

    • iPhoneHacks

      Check troubleshooting tips.

  • nicolas

    porfa atuda ya hize todos los pasos pero cuanto le doy jailbreak me sal esto failed to to decrypt kernel que debo hacer porfa ?

  • Dalton Claybaugh

    Hi im trying to jailbreak my ipod 4g i am currentlly runnig 6.1.3 I downloaded the firmware file named ipod 4,1_6.0_10a403_restore-1.ipsw and i go to extras then select ipsw i select that file and it just says this version of ipsw is not supported by redsnow, please help.

    • Dalton Claybaugh

      i got it i just had to redownload the file

  • Dinodashh

    I did everything right and between steps 9 and 10 it just keeps saying in my compter “waiting for reboot” and my phone has a dim light and thats all.. What can i do to fix this..

  • fabian

    I have an Iphone 3GS on IOS 4.3.3 I accidently upfraded in Itunes to IOS 6.1.3 Can I downgrade to IOS 6.1 and is this easily done? I am new to jailbreaking and am struggling with all this. I have the blobs, just need to know if it’s easy to downgrade and what steps I need to follow. Thanks

  • Arslan

    how to update ipod 4g 8g model # a1367 as there is no 6.0 firmware for that model please help

    • Arslan

      where i can find correct 6.0 firmware for ipod 4g 8gb model # A1367

  • derp

    icant find cydia even though I choosed the ios firmware file 6.0

  • the_concurer

    Hi there. I need to jailbreak my iPhone 4. Will these steps work if I am using a Macbook Pro?

  • ty

    I had to run the last couple of steps twice, but it works – thanks!

  • RealFusionz

    I am trying to jailbreak an Ipod 4G model A1367 and i follow all steps and download what i believe to be the correct firmware, and i just boot and there is no cydia, in search or anything please help.

  • tuyet

    does it work with ipad 2 ?

  • Dylan

    I follow all the above steps but when i get to the jailbreak part it goes well untill suddenly it keeps spamming ‘please wait’ on my iphone 4.
    And it keeps doing that.. Please help?

  • sunnny

    i completed the whole process till step 20 n got it al right with the pineapple logo n all. m using my iphone4 now, evrything is working. it synced my contacts from itunes n cydia is also opening but it is not detecting any network nor wifi. i tried repeating the process but the same result. plz help

  • aelyphant

    its work for me….thanx…..

  • idjc7

    i did your instruction already, but in step 12, the home screen didnt appear. and there’s no pineapple logo appeared. what should i do? :((

  • nico

    when it’s about to upload the second stage it pops up something saying that redsn0w has encountered a problem and needs to be closed, plus it asks me to debug, send or not send the error report.
    can someone help me?

  • xfvuxks

    it saids am missing pluggins after ii click just boot

  • kk

    im trying to update my iphone 3gs and i didnt know that it was jailbroken because it was a gift and then i coudnt activate it and if i activated it is it possible to have a signal? please help

  • Isaac Castillo Rojas

    i don’t get step 2 plz help me

  • Davil

    Ive tried this all. My screen has turned to a complete white out since replacing my cell phone screen. Nothing is working. Redsnow says that the rest of the process will take place on my phone, and that everything is “Done” but still only a white screen. Any help would be great! My phone is running on IOS 6.1.3. I cant seem to link to itunes either. I just need to be pointed in the right direction.

  • $lena

    I did all the steps but after doing that i can’t find cydia

  • rahul

    i am trying to jailbreak my iPhone 4 6.1.3 but redsnow gets hang on waiting for reboot?? i have restored the iPhone still the issue is not resolved

  • Adam Shpreaks

    Whenever I start to jailbreak, it ends up saying please wait. Please help

  • Shamique Fenelus

    the jailbreak worked bt when i try launching cydia it quickly closes, i followed ur directions above but i thought i tethered booted my device right. i’ll dry again and let u know how i did.

  • luweegee

    is this work on iphone 4s?

    • Helpful Person

      Think so

  • ganesh rao

    thanx! successfully !!@

  • Shamique Fenelus

    Successfully jailbroke it again, however this time when im on Cydia it says “3 essential upgrades: 1 or more essential packages are currently out of date. if these upgrades are not performed you are likely to encounter errors” they give me the options of ignoring, upgrading or completing the upgrade.. The first time I checked “complete upgrade” i had problems and thas when Cydia immediately kept shutting me out everytime i tried launching

  • H2O

    work great thank you!

  • ADAM

    does there have envas0n for iOS 6.1.3, because once my 3gs is restart, I need to reboot it using pc/laptop, which is follow step 13-20. Anyone can help :(

  • trip

    I downloaded the 6.0 back up for my 4g touch, but when I select .ipsw there is no selectable file. Any Ideas why? I’ve search though the files and have not found any.

  • PauL12

    I don’t know how to jailbreak my Ipod Touch 4g. I was thinking that after jailbreaking it, I don’t know what to do if anything of this problems happen. =(

    • Helpful Person

      Mate you have to take the chance :)

  • alahit

    mine keeps saying please wait then just opens up like nothing happened

  • rohit

    sir i have iphone 3gs .ios 6.1.3. but cydia close when i reboot my phone and no signal on the iphonw help

  • ash8078

    i have done everything as per the instructions,but there is no cydia on my homescreen.
    i am using i phone 4 GSM……
    plz help….

  • heyhey

    why mines says panic: we are hanging here? when its at the kernal

  • heyhey

    mine is on panic: we are hanging here what to do?

  • Arshad Khan

    Hi friends i have a strange issue, I have Ipod touch 4g with IOS 6.1.2 jailbroken, I have installed many apps like angry birds and all. Some of them opens and works perfectly fine but many just open then close. If i connect to my wifi then it ask apple username and password. I enter that still it close done. ASAP help will be appreciated.

  • melcor

    Can I follow this tutorial because my Iphone 4 stuck in connect to itunes after software update to 6.1.3 this morning, before it was 6.1.2 gsm 10B146. Restoring device using itunes failed many times. I don’t know what to do. Pls. advice. Thank you!

    • iPhoneHacks

      Couple of questions:
      1. What do you mean by stuck in connect to iTunes.
      2. What error are you getting when you’re trying to restore.

      • melcor

        1. I mean the phone stuck in language – Country or Region – Connect to itunes with usb image.

        2. there is a problem with your iphone. pls visit the service answer center …..

      • melcor

        here’s the image.

  • martrers

    I’m doing a tethered jailbreak, and I know it successfully jailbroke, but the phone goes to the pineapple, changes to the apple logo, and then gets stuck there. What’s going wrong? It’s happened six times already in a row…

  • deLuna

    very good post! it worked like a charm :)

  • John

    Downloaded firmware 3,1 613 10b329 matches the firmware in my iphone 4 gsm, when i launch the redsnow software and browse for the ipsw is cant see any ipsw file….? help here please.

  • windu00

    please would someone answer me will this jailbreak delete my existing iphone data

    • bob


  • ruben

    cydia doesnt show up i repeted the steps 1-20 succesfully. cydia didnt show up after I did the steps again. HELP!

  • Helpful Person

    @5e52c0385c16aa6578699edbc37c99dc:disqus it shouldn’t but there is a 45-50% chance it will.

  • Johnny

    Im sure i downloaded wright version firmware and redsnow and still is error message about not supported version. I launch redsnow in function administrator.
    What is wrong?

  • Grin

    iphone 4 6.1.3 which firmware do I d/l I keep getting “this version is not compatable with redsnow

    • Grin

      Got it!!

      • manbearpig5280

        im having that problem. how did you solve it?

  • carllllll

    i follow all ur steps and i successfully jailbreak mi iphone 3gs but the thing is can’t unlock it, can u help me with that? thanks

  • yooooooo

    redsn0w would recognize the firmwar.
    there was aproblem when i tried encrypting the firmware and couldn’t encyrpt.
    why is that? i have the 6.o version

  • JK

    Hi I have successfully jailbreak my iPhone4 with iOS 6.1.3 with the about tutorial but I was unable to get carrier by using ultraSn0w so, can you help me out how to get carrier.

  • Dylan

    can you still do this with windows 8? I don’t want to take the risk of messing up my computer.

    • iPhoneHacks

      Yes it works on Windows as well.


    i am facing a problem ,—when i tried untethered jailbreak for ipod touch 4g (followed all instructions step 1 to step 13 , also downloaded ios 6.0) it shows exploit failed…any solution???

    when i tried tethered jailbreak,it is stuck at ‘exploiting with Limera1n’ with blue progress bar almost complete….its been stuck like that for a long time…no response solution???

  • Shai Yammanee

    Thank you for this.
    I didn’t realise that there was a revised version of the iphone 4 and I was downloading the wrong file.
    A huge thanks!

  • linzo

    exploit failed:( help mee im using ipod 4

    • bob

      same here bro

  • deamcholle

    does it work on my iphone 4s 6.1.3 that was upgraded to that when i bought it?

  • prajwal bhattarai

    is it not compatible with windows 8? Can I use it in windows 8 as well using XP compatibility mode?

  • mano


  • mano

    the cydia icon doesn’t come i have a ipod 4g?

    • bob

      try the just boot steps again

  • crazeecabana

    my 3gs cannot success the ‘Just Boot’ to instal jb, the windows appear ‘Exploit Error’. why? please help me out

    • iPhoneHacks

      Try syncing your iPhone with iTunes and follow the steps again. It seems to have worked for some people.

  • manbearpig5280

    i am trying to jail break my iphone 4 6.1.3 and i downloaded the 6.0 firmware a second time to be sure. but when i try to launch redsnow i keep getting to message that the IPSW is not supported by the version of redsnow.. any suggestions?

    • yakabehanzu

      same problem here with 3gs

  • Shiver_Me_Timbers

    After I finish DFU mode, It says waiting for reboot and then says exploit failed.
    How do I fix this?

  • yakabehanzu

    i try to jailbreak my 3gs, when i select the IPSW 6.0, the redsnow said “not support the firmware”, when i try to use ipsw 6.1.3, the redsnow supported. what should i do?

  • bugsy

    Hi,gonna sound thick here but I successfully jailbroke my iphone 3gs running ios 6.1.3 and all is fine, how do I downgrade to an earlier ios version as since running ios 6.1.3 my battery life is terrible and phone heats up while using and charging.thanks

  • KayD

    when i load the 6.1.3 firmware in jailbreak and try to start it says it cant find the kernel, is the file corrupt or something?

  • KayD

    correction it says failed to decrypt kernel

    • ari

      download 6.0

  • ari

    ok so i downloaded the jailbreak and tethered but when i go on cydia and try to download a package it says cannot locate packages

  • knight

    cydia still dont show on my device
    nd i did just boot

  • Ethan

    it worked but my cydia wont open up. i opened it up once clicked user complete upgrade it upgraded and now it wont open… help me

    • iPhoneHacks

      It’s a tethered jailbreak so follow steps 13-20.

  • KayD

    so i have successfully jailbroke my iphone 4 and wanted to do my ipad 2 WiFi as well FW 6.1.3, what FW should i download is it the same as the ipod or iphone or is it totally different?

  • KayD

    so i have successfully jailbroke my iphone 4 and wanted to do my ipad 2 WiFi as well FW 6.1.3, what FW should i download is it the same as the ipod or iphone or is it totally different?

  • bambam

    i successfully jailbreak my iphone 4 ios 6.1.3 and it worked perfectly
    thx a lot

  • KayD

    how can i jailbreak my IPAD WiFi 6.1.3

  • ahaden

    I have downloaded IOS 6.0.0 for iphone 4…When I open redsn0w and go to find ipsw, it will not find it. Any help would be apspreciated

    • iPhoneHacks

      It should be a .ipsw file. If you’re downloading the firmware file using Safari then ensure that auto unzip feature is disable or use Chrome or Firefox.

  • Amanda Haden

    I have tried several times to jailbreak my iphone 4 and everytime I go to select IPSW it does not auto find it, even though I have downloaded it to my computer. Any advice??

    • iPhoneHacks

      Follow these instructions and you should be able to find the IPSW: If you’re downloading the firmware file using Safari then ensure that auto unzip feature is disable or use Chrome or Firefox.

  • Amanda Haden

    I am trying to jailbreak my phone and everytime I get to the find IPSW redsn0w does not recognize it even though I have downloaded 6.0.0. Any help??

  • scotty dont

    it tells me untethered isnt su.pported. how do i teather. i even went as far as trying 5.1 instead of 6.0, im at a loss.

  • e_r_i_c

    when i choose the ipsw file it says that it isnt supported by this version of redsn0w plz help

    • iPhoneHacks

      What’s the file name of the firmware file you’re selecting?

  • e_r_i_c


  • Jay Rodriguez

    Hey. I’m having a problem. I keep getting stuck on the iPhone to reboot. My screen lights up, but it stays black… any help? please email me if anything

  • johnnyC

    how do i fix the kernel error

  • edo

    can someone help me? i have iphone 4 with ios 4.3.4 and using redsnow to tethered for reboot. can i upgrade it to ios 6 immediately or do i need to upgrade it to ios 5 first?

  • OVind ShArma

    i wanna a jailbreak for ios 6.1.3 on iphone 4

  • pikasho

    it works perfectly …..iphone 4 ….6.1.3 Best regards

  • amc

    Thanks a lot the admin of this site it’s very useful a lot of info. it’s solve my problem where it shakes my heads for days………. now am so happy finally jailbroken my iphone.
    Thanks once again.

  • Yan

    Thank you, my jailbreak is a successful one ;)

  • Yan

    My jailbreak was fine. I add sources and install barrel, activator and so on. then when I reboot for installing (which it was requested) the notification’s theme it turns out to be okay but my cydia got some problem. my cydia turn out to be very tiny and small once i open it, i reboot loads of times.. and it still the same. i dont know why :( help please?

  • Yan

    even other apps like dropbox, etc. is this tiny too..

  • Moamen Krabatch

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  • MCee

    I did everything right 1-20 and still no cydia I have an Iphone 4 sprint and have the 3,3 ipsw but nothing whats going on?

  • John

    what do you do when it’s says… Missing Keys.plist data for this build:

    • iPhoneHacks

      You need to select the ipsw file in step 4 and 15.

  • Arturo Gines

    Hi iPhoneHacks do I have a change to jailbreak a iPhone 3G on iOS 6.1.3?

  • TREY

    Is there any tricks if the power button is broken? or am I basically screwed

  • aaron

    hello hacks ive done the jailbreak process but cydia isnt in the springboard. I checked in funbox and is there. i need help dudea

  • tommienich

    tried to jb my ip4 6.1.3 using redsnow and snowbreeze, both are stucked at logo, redsnow said missing key.plist, i booty didn’t work also, have a clue?

    • iPhoneHacks

      You need to explicitly select the ipsw firmware file in step 4 and 15 to avoid the missing key.plist error.

    • iPhoneHacks

      You don’t need anything else, just use Redsn0w by following the instructions and you should be able jailbreak your ip4.

  • Jking

    I try using read snow on my itouch 4gen and after it says first stage i get an error… What do i do i tried all your steps and different ones from jailbreaknation

  • Jokaman

    I am having problems with this i go through it all and when it loads ramdisk then shows please wait and after about 10 min reboots to normal i have tried changing usb ports and changing cords and nothing helps i keep getting same thing over and over again

  • Garrett

    hello i did everything correctly, but my iphone is stuck in a reboot lap after it showed the pineapple

  • Guest

    www . evasi0n . com is what i ment

  • Nella Dow

    You can jailbreak UNTETHERED 6.1.4/6.1.3 I just did it for my iPhone 5
    You have to go to www . evasi0njb . net And download the latest update
    Thumbs up so everyone sees! :D

  • Jame Frederick

    You can jailbreak UNTETHERED 6.1.4/6.1.3 I just did it for my iPhone 5
    You have to go to www . evasi0njb . net And download the latest update
    Thumbs up so everyone sees! :D

  • Leta Barr

    You can jailbreak UNTETHERED 6.1.4/6.1.3 I just did it for my iPhone 5
    You have to go to www . evasi0njb . net And download the latest update
    Thumbs up so everyone sees! :D

  • ur mom

    my ipod is off it cant be turned on
    how DO IM OPEN IT

  • Willian Guthrie

    like it!

  • Maximo Rock

    like it!

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  • Robert Aryeetey

    i followed the steps u showed in downgrading iphone 3gs 6.1.3 to 6.0 . i installed the redsnow as u recommended and anytime i i want to launch the firmware with IPSW, it shows an empty folder in the firmware i downloaded. i tried to extract it because it was zipped but still it shows empty. can i plz know y. i need ur help

  • Robert Aryeetey

    i followed the steps u showed in downgrading iphone 3gs 6.1.3 to 6.0 . i installed the redsnow as u recommended and anytime i i want to launch the firmware with IPSW, it shows an empty folder in the firmware i downloaded. i tried to extract it because it was zipped but still it shows empty. can i plz know y. i need ur help. i downloaded iphone firmware2,1_6.0_10A403

  • Robert Aryeetey

    my iphones network is popping up with no service even though with the sim inside. i use the 6.1.3 firmware for my iphone 3gs. what do i do to get it back on. am desperate

    • iPhoneHacks

      As we have mentioned in the post, Redsn0w allows you to jailbreak your device. If you depend on software unlock then we’re not sure. You could try installing Ultrasn0w.

  • MatryoshkaFriends

    it keeps saying please wait… please help!!!

  • jyoti

    thanks!! i followed all the instructions and cydia is installed successfully as well…but there is still one problem …i cant call or send messages..there is shown no service…can u help me to solve it??

  • ROK

    “Exploit Failed” … what should i do?

  • Mortal_soul

    Got the same error “Exploit Failed”

    • iPhoneHacks

      Sync your iPhone with iTunes and then try following the steps again.

  • fahad

    hi i m trying to just boot but its keep telling exploit failed….
    and can i use any sim after this jailbreak…

  • thomas

    I am using windows 8 and I cant find the firmware. is it because of windows 8???

  • isaac

    it keeps saying im ion owned dfu mode when i do the dfu steps

  • Dustin

    ok so I jailbroke my ipod touch 4th gen on 6.1.3 and its been “just booted” and I cant access my cydia or winterboard and I have no ideal why… both of them crash if I try to open them… any thoughts on the matter?

  • thanks

    thanks man

  • atway

    I have tried sn0wbreeze (hacktivate) and redsn0w to jailbreak iPhone 4 (cdma) and I get “No Service” for cellular (3G) but get WiFi. I have searched the net regarding this issue but all solutions are over 3 yrs old and no help. Is there anyone who could help with this issue?

  • Ryan

    I dont see the running pineapple when i do this to my iphone 4. What would the reasoning be for this all it does is show me the please wait… and then it boots up

  • JoshFerrell

    my ipod touch 4 is stuck on the apple logo screen help!!!

  • THREĘ 33

    U can jaibreak the iPhone 4 and 4s on 6.1.3 with redsnow if u know what ur doing I did 3 today and got paid 100$ for each phone I did !! Easy !! But to do it u need latest version of redsnow and the Ipsw 6.0 but it has to be iPhone 4 or 4s or ipad 3,3_6.0 or it won’t work with 3,2 _6.0

  • THREĘ 33

    Trust me I’m am IT TECH and know what I’m doing !!

  • newbie

    does the ‘going-to-be-jailbroken’ iphone 3gs (which i has) taking very long for the computer to upload the jailbreak stuff in??? mine does…

  • manz

    all screen based controls are struck after jailbreaking iPhone 4 on iOs 6.1.3

  • adrian

    why does the apple firm file keep downloading as a zip file I don’t even have WinRAR?

  • adrian

    how do I unable auto zipp ?

  • Shah Sahib

    hi there my dear friend i have problem with redsnow. when i want to compatible with there is no windows xp service pack 3. there is only windows 95, 98 NT. service pack 5 and 2000. plz help me

  • Harshulvr

    Thanks ALOT! Worked GREAT on my mac!

    • amit

      hi i downloaded 6.0.0 for 3g ipsw, but everytime I try loading ipsw it doesn’t show I loaded that file more than 1 time
      any help

  • johnny

    i have already repeated the steps 13-20 like three times but cydia is still not found in my phone! what should i do? my phone is iphone 3gs.

  • Emilie

    Is it supposed to take a long time to “upload the first stage”? It’s taking a very long time for me

  • Fredric Marcus

    They already released 6.1.4/6.1.3 untethered….
    just view their site – w w w•e v a s i 0 n j b•n e t
    Works on my iPhone 5

    • Angelosms

      77ZipSetup.exe FAKE!

    • Thisis Insane

      Not only is THAT one fake, but that pos website made me download and INSTALL a ton of spyware and junk that tried to take over my system. My alert software went crazy. Also, NOBODY bothered to say anything about this crap by cydia costing money. I am ticked and you can have your jailbroken web garbage. I won’t be back so you can talk about me all you want. What a bunch of crackpots. Try to save money and they want you to spend more. *FULFILL THE REQUIREMENTS to get the software!*

      • help me

        you get custom websites to get the stuff for free like xsellize or hackolus <i cant remember how to spell this one. resherch before you do something

    • Spencer Carriveau

      Nice 75 guest vote ups. So fake.

      • Gautam

        Thanks for pointing it out, that comment was removed. Please feel free to flag such comments.

        • Spencer Carriveau

          Alright, thanks.


    So ive doen verything correctly i am even getting the pineapple to appear. once my ipod goes to the lock screen after a boot it doesnt give me Cydia. I have the correct 6.0 ipsw downloaded for ipod touch 4. Whats the problem?

  • SS32

    To turn it off and on you have to replug it in the computer

  • SS32

    every time you turn iphone on and off you have to re jailbreak

  • jailbreaker

    hey im trying this on my iphone 3gs ios 6.1.3 and everytime i gt up to turningmy phone off redsn0w 0.9.15b3 stops responding is there something that im missing or whats wrongs

  • LHR

    Great job guys,.. thanx a lot,…

  • Rachael Daviis

    I’m at the part where it says “rebooting” on my redsnow download thing and the blue bar is completely full but I can’t hit next yet. And on my phone it says “downloading jailbreak data” and its been like 20 minutes.. How long does this normally take?

  • lizzette

    the “jailbreak” button cannot click. I downloaded the correct firmawre and it is correct but when i go back the “jailbreak button” cannot click.

  • THREĘ 33

    Lizette u have to be doing something wrong

  • monde

    i did this on my iphone and it was successful. after 3 weeks, when my phone turned off, i tried to just boot again but now it always gets stuck on the pineapple logo. what should i do? thanks

  • Rahul Lahamge

    how much time take for reboot(step9)?bcz in my device it steel show the msg waiting for reboot from before 10minut. what i do now?

    • Seph Garcia

      that’s my problem too :(

  • arijaya

    hollyy shit! it works! on my iphone 4 6.1.3

    • Seph Garcia

      how do you do it men? I stuck in the image that saying waiting for reboot

  • mbv

    i have a problem. i follow the steps but after i press the ”select ipsw” button nothing appears. can somebody help me please?

  • Seph Garcia

    I got some problem like this I stuck in this image help me pleasee :'(

  • Rahul Lahamge

    these assole not give replies any more..then shut it down..

  • Joao graça


    I have done the following steps but now i have my iphone with a sim card but a “no service/network” message.

    Do i need to unlock by cydia now?

    Best regards, thank you for the tutorial!

  • Romanzo

    I have an iphone 3GS running iOS 6.1.3. I tried to jailbreak using this tutorial but after the jailbreak succede some of my app like safari shut down after 1 or 2 second and I can’t read any more video on youtube or other website.
    Any ideas?

  • kal

    redsnow keeps saying ipsw 6.0 isn’t supported .
    downloaded 3 different 6.0 files for the iphone 4 . which is what I have.
    help plz

  • kal

    I can’t even reboot my iphone nor go into DFU mode.
    I had a jailbroken 6.1.3 and now I have a black screen =((
    any tips plz ?

  • kareem

    does its matter if the redsNow is 0.9.10b?

  • hannah

    When i put it in DFU mode my ipod doesn’t reboot and my computer stays on uploading first stage. What do i do?

  • Williams88


  • Roxas

    My jailbroken ipod keeps rebooting itself everytime i unplug it from the charger. Any solutions?

  • sean

    i did it but now the wifi wont give me the option to turn it on and cydia is no where to be found

  • Babe

    my itouch 4th gen is only semitether . What’s d difference wid tethered? :)

  • THREĘ 33

    Sean ur doing something wrong

  • Vapors Creations

    your firmware doesnt work

  • third.zarate

    When I restart my iPhone 4 again I cannot access safari calendar and maps

  • Happyipoduser

    Actually works :)

  • Hud Azzaki Zainal

    is it applicable for ipad 2?

  • help me

    my iphone has been jailbroken before on 5.1.1 but i accidentally updated it now i cant jail break are we supposed to use 6.0 or 6.1.3 because i used 6.1.3 and when i jailbreak it it says rebooting and it wont reboot i waited 30 minutes for it to reboot and it never did also how come i cant have a custom boot logo i mean ive had it longer than 4 years but it says it was made in 2012 which is impossible ive had my xbox for 3 years and i had my iphone for 4 or 5 years its a 3gs also when i had it jailbroken before it sad it was a iphone 1, 2 but its not now it says 2, 1

    • help me

      i said xbox because thats how im getting 4 or 5 years because i had my iphone for 2 years before my xbox

  • zack

    the 2nd time i re spring gives me the same apple logo

    • zack

      and i did not see the cydia icon

    • zack

      oh nevermind i just forgot to click the just boot button
      sorry for the disturbance

  • testytech

    I still can’t find Cydia. I’m doing everything step by step, using the right ios provided by your link. I don’t get it. Can you guys please help?

    • testytech

      NM< got it to work finally. But, a lot of my apps that come with the ipod are missing???

  • Guest

    is it untethered??

  • Artemio69

    when I click Jailbreak on redsnow it says failed “decrypt kernel”
    what should I do??

  • scott

    The 6.0 hardware will not download

  • goldenboysilver

    Dude this is great! other jailbreak tutorials only got me to…Well pretty much nothing. NOW, THANKS TO YOU..I HAVE MY PINEAPPLE!!!!

  • Taranjeet Singh

    bug in libxpc: could not set context on mach port while upgrading iphone 3gs ios5.11 jailbreak help!!

  • Filipino SEO

    Hi.. I followed the steps perfectly but after the pineapple loads comes the apple logo loading endlessly. Can you guide me why I’m just seeing apple logo endlessly?

  • kjb15317

    No matter what I do Cydia will not show up at all
    the Jailbreak is successful, i get the battery percentage, but not cydia

  • Jay

    I have followed the jailbreak my Iphone 3GS IOS 6.1.3 successfully, but every fortnight the phone goes back to No Service and I have to Jailbreak all over again. I have made sure the battery doesnt die or restart.

  • Guest

    When I click jailbreak it comes up with “Failed to decrypt kernel”

  • karan

    how to unlock iphone after jailbreaking

  • karan

    i followed the above steps and jailbroke it

  • Ryan

    Help please! It says “exploit failed” when i do the “just boot” after the initail one

  • Gerry

    is it normal for my iphone to take so long on step 12???

    please i need help

  • Gerry

    it has been over an hour and i’m still on step 12 waiting for my iphone to do the rest

  • pkckzk

    omg u mustb tired!

  • pkckzk

    idont think its normal…

  • pkckzk

    ummm did u go to sleep or something? it might finish while u r asleep…

  • Caleb

    Im downloading the ipod touch 4g 6.0 but it still says not supported. Please Help :(

  • someone_needing_help

    help! it says ‘Exploit failed.’

    • joseph

      hold home for the full 15 seconds even after the screen changes

  • robert

    it says fail to decrypt kernel

  • Azëëm Möhämmêd

    i stuck step 5, its not jailbreak. it was say “failed to decrypt kernel”.. plz help me friends

  • DatMex

    mmm my redsnow wont recognize any IPSW what do I do I have the latest version!!!!! >;(

  • chop

    im stuck at “please wait……”

  • chopu

    im stuck at “please wait….”

  • fredddie

    where do i get the software ipod files from? i click select ipsw but cant find them

  • Larissa

    Can I just jailbreak my ipod 4th gen. (using 6.1.3) without changing the IPSW to 6.0.0? Because every time I select it on extras, it says the file has an error or something? Please help! Thanks. :)

  • Small hacker

    Failed to decrypt kernel…plzz help me

  • Phil Perkins

    Step 4: Then click on the Select IPSW button. Navigate and select the firmware file download in Step 2. It should successfully identify it.??

    I downloaded the ios 6.0 firmware file twice. Both times it was not able to find the firmware in the zip file. I’m frustrated and lost at this point. I did unzip the file but can’t see firmware there.

    Help please!

    • Robert Aryeetey

      @phil. Try using Firefox integrated with idm and u will get the correct ispw. I experienced the same issue when I used the “e” Internet on ma pc. It always zipped it but u wouldn’t get the ispw. I downloaded it several times but it didn’t work. With Firefox u are served right

      • Trevor

        can you explain to me what you mean? I’m having this exact problem and its very frustrating as you already know

  • loganbaker

    When i downloaded ipsw 6.0 for iphone4 (cmda), i clicked extras, then select ipsw, and the latest version doesent support it.

  • rocket man

    i clicked on something to install on my jail broken ipod then it rebooted and now it wont open cydia what do

  • Furzey

    iPhone 4 GSM iOS 6.1.3 tethered reboot issues.

    Downloaded redsn0w and appropriate iOS 6.0 firmware file as per instructions. Tethered jailbreak worked excellently, as did reboots when required.

    BUT . . . now I’ve got a new computer (PC) and had to re-install iTunes. Downloaded latest version of redsn0w (redsn0w_win_0.9.15b3) and appropriate 6.0 firmware for my iPhone 4GSM (iPhone3,1_6.0_10A403_Restore.ipsw).

    Now when I go to try and manually specify the IPSW file for the reboot it tells me “the IPSW is not supported by this version of redsn0w Fingerprint: 468c3443b4758e399e691a75eadb39bccf23″

    Any suggestions? I’ve triple checked, as far as my knowledge will take me, that I am downloading the correct files and not doing something stupid like downloading the iOS 6.1.3 IPSW file. And I can’t get my old computer back as it was a work-provided machine and it’s just been “upgraded” to a new unit.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • JDood1

    i’m having problems with the select ispw whenever I try to select it it comes up with that ispw is not supported by this version of redsnow

  • omar

    hi, i have faced problem when i jailbroke my device 6.1.3 . in the end of my work it says that : i need to reboot my device into normal operating mode . and i dont know how to solve it..please is there anybody help. thanks.

  • Ganet

    How do you know if your ipod is jailbroken?

  • JAY

    booting is not one

  • JAY

    booting not done

  • conor

    i did everything but cydia wont show up is it because i have to delete everything on my ipod for it to work please respond!

  • Me….

    i need a little help when i do select ipsw and select the ipsw firmware 6.0 for my ipodtouch 4 it says that redsn0w does not support that ipsw

  • itwontwork4g

    ipod touch 4g cydia wont show up i did everything just like you said and now it wont restore with itunes:(( HELP

    • itworkednow4g

      sorry guys i got it. did a fresh restore(finally got it to work) and tried Again! thanks alot!!



  • dzane

    working!!!.. thank u so much!!..

  • john

    does this delete all your current data on your iphone?

  • julz

    why doesnt my pineapple come of the screen at the end ??

  • Paulie Neira

    @julz u could be using the wrong Ipsw !

  • Paulie Neira

    Ok people to jailbreak ur iPhone 4 u need to use Ipsw that says iPhone 3_36.0 not 3_2 that’s an old one and doesn’t work and when ur done jb choose the Ipsw. Again and boot tether and follow instructions and u should be good ! Hope this helps !

  • Please Help!!!!

    I spent 5 hours downloading the 6.0 ipod4 firmware, and it’s a WinRAR archive. I managed to convert it to .ipsw, but now redsn0w says it’s “unsupported”. PLEASE HELP ME ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JenksLinuxRXS

    Failed to decrypt kernel then nothing WTFO?! ipod gen 4 ios 6.1.3

    • Gautam

      You should try to sync your device with iTunes and then try again.

  • chris jp

    while trying to jailbreak myt ipod 4 it woprks all till i put it in dfu and it just stays at exploiting with limera1n

  • Sumanth Mithyantha

    I successfully jailbreak my ipod touch 4g but when i turn off fully and turn on again cydia crashes. i followed steps 13-20 it does fix. but when i restart again it crashes. can u help me plz. Thank You

  • Rajan

    when an pineapple show then suddenly it moves into apple symbol so plz give me the solution…thanxx in advance

  • Rajan

    when pineapple symbol after “just boot” process then it suddenly moves into iphone symbol….plz give me the solution,,,,thanxx in advance

  • Toney

    i dowloaded the 6.0 and i still get the error msg. can anyone help?

  • aiman

    i tried the 8 step and now my ipod touch wont turn on. it sudden blank and i cant open it anymore!! HELLLPPPP :(

  • CaptJava558

    Kinda wonder if I’m all alone here. Looks quiet for 5 mo. Anyways, on my trusty 3GS, just twice tried to restore from 6.1.3 down to 6.0 so I could jailbreak with redsn0w. Everything just looks sweet, but in the end, when I check the Version in my iphone, it remains at 6.1.3 (10B329). Ideas about what to try??? Thx

  • Anonymous_Jailbreaker

    Anybody having problems it is most likely your error not theirs. I have jailbroken 13 devices now running 6.1.3 and they all went smoothly. This does work.

  • alex

    hi, ive spent ages trying to get this to work, and I finally have but I cant find the backup (step 2) that I downloaded. I can see it in my normal files but not when I actually try to include it. PLEASE HELP URGENTLY

  • DCF

    I did all the steps for my ipod 4th gen but when i finish my cydia didnt pop up and its nowhere on my ipod.All this did was deleted my setting app store and everything so what to do

  • RGExcaliber

    It worked! Just jailbroke my iPod 4g. Thank you! :)

  • Joe Stevens

    can you download apps that cost for free on this jailbreak??

  • iphone3gs75

    i successfully jailbreak my iPhone 3GS iOS 6.1.3 with this tutorial. the pineapple loads then it reboots and the jailbreak didn’t take any help

  • McKenzie

    I’ve done everything correctly and I STILL don’t have cydia. :(
    iPhone 3gs, new BR, on iOS 6.1.3 using an iPhone 2,1 6.0 IPSW.
    Why doesn’t it work?

  • Damar Davis

    exploit failed

  • connor

    when iv done my ipsw thing and im about to jailbreak when i press jailbreak it says failed to decrypt kernal why is that ?????????

  • connor

    when i have got my ipsw from my files i go back to jailbreak and when i press jailbreak it tells me that it failed to decrypt kernel WHY ?????????????????


    it worked for me

  • yanksy

    well it works for me thanks ^^

  • matthew zamecnik

    i have a ipod 4. it runs 6.1.1 (newest i can get) and every time i jailbreak it sais missing key. i have used 6.0.0 and 6.1.1 and neither will work. how do i do this

  • John Darlench

    I downloaded the iPod Touch 4g IOS 6.0 IPSW but everytime I try to select IPSW it says it is unsupported by this version of redsn0w, what do I do? Thanks.

    • Ubuntumaster

      That happend to me, but once i got an internet connection, it worked

  • Lokie

    nice tutorial,succesfully jailbreak my iphone within 3 hour,it my first time though..

  • Moales Florin Cristian

    You are a GOD! Thank you. Now I just need to solve my service signal issue :)

  • Moales Florin Cristian

    You are a GOD! Thank you. Now I just need to solve my service signal issue :)

  • jailbreak help

    once it starts to jailbreak on the computer like when it said uploading stage one are you still holding the homebutton

  • David

    Bro my iphone didn’t restart why i leave it rof too much time but notthing happen plz help

  • Jhfaaa

    I’ve left it for hours and it is still uploading the first stage. It got to the end quickly enough but is stuck at the end.

  • Alvi Diaz

    hola amigos, excelente tutorial fue la mejor que he podido encontrar, mi iphone quedo perfecto liberados con las aplicaciones que quiero y lo mejor de todo que puedo ingresar cualquier sim card y ahora estoy contento con mi iphone 3Gs. solo que tengo una curiosidad lo que pasa es que en app store ahí aplicaciones paga y las quiero gratis y trato de subirla por otro programa y no me deja. como hago ayúdenme como puedo subir aplicaciones gratis a mi iphone que son pagas. gracias un fuerte saludo desde barranquila – colombia

  • hybrid

    hy there. i folow your steps… but when i “just boot” is get stuck at “first stage” and froze… 3gs, 6.1.3 firmware 5.13.04. i’ve tried so many tutorials and none worked.i tried with sn0wbreze to create a custom ispw with cydia integrated but when i try to restore with me a lot of error, i fix 3194 with tinny umbrela.. another error 11… with all ispw. my 3gs in carrer locked. i hade a 3gs 5.1.1 firmware 6.1.5 carrer locked. i upgrate it to 6.1.3 and get “no signal” so i did the jailbreak with sn0wbreze like i said before and woked..i had cydia instaled .. go to repo666.. and carrer free :). but with this 3gs nothing works !! a little help pls !!!

  • hybrid

    i must say ..the old 3gs had a old rom.. this one has a new rom, based on info of snowbreze

  • Hassan Mallick

    Redsn0w stucks on exploiting with Limera1n . Please help ASAP

  • shak


    try to jailbreak my ipod 4g and follow all these step. but the cydia apps is not there.
    below are the details :
    ipod 4g
    ios 6.1.3
    downloaded ipod4,1_6.0_10a403_restore.ipsw
    follow all the step as in video.

    conclusion : no cydia apps was found.

    Thank you.

  • Paulette

    am trying to jail break but i get a message saying the ispw is not supported by the version of redsnow then I go to jailbreak and its telling me that I have a missing key,,,help please.

  • meowington

    i downloaded the ios 6.0 but it still says that its not compatable what should i do i also tried doing it with ios 5.1

  • anndrey

    i follow all the steps correctly, and i download the correct firmware but i cant find cydia.. i jailbreak my phone 5x already but i never find cydia

    • Kat

      Same with my and iphone 4

  • Unhappy

    Does not work on iPod Touch 4G as of 10 November 2013.

  • Namdev Sakpal

    i tried of this tools but my phone isn’t show anything on screen .
    after FDU mode the phone gone to jailbreak.

  • 70na5

    This one works great, thanks!!

  • Territory

    Redsnow is the best software ever for jailbreaking an iphone

  • Eugen

    should i download 6.0 firmware for ipod touch 4g to,or 6.1.3?

    • Ubuntumaster

      6.0 (thats what i used for my 6.1.3 jailbreak)

  • Suhail

    After I put my iPhone4 in the Dfu mode and proceed further it says waiting for reboot but nothing happens my iPhone screen is black! Please help…..


    Hi thanks a lot buddies, i have done it and works like a charm….thanks to all.. And for those who facing issues with let me tell you few things,
    1. select the firmware exactly 6.0 version , neither 6.01 or any will not work
    2. Cydia may wont display the contents properly, for fixing it open cydia->changes->Refresh.. That will work for sure.

    Hope it helps, i have jailbroke my iphone 3gs successfully and thanks once again..

  • iPodTouch4gA4

    Is there a way to use these steps to downgrade to 5.1.1 rather than 6.0, and run a 5.1.1 jailbreak?

  • Irma

    It says unsupported when attempting to load iPhone3,1_6.0_10A403_Restore

  • Jake

    I downloaded the 6.0.0 (iPod Touch 4G): iPod4,1_6.0_10A403_Restore.ipsw When I clicked on Select IPSW there were no ipsw files in any of the folders. I redownloaded it with same problem. Any advice?

  • Vidhipatel29

    I download the correct firmware file but cydia is showing up. I also repeat the steps. Help !

  • Eljo

    Does this tethered jailbreaking also works for my 3gs with new boot ROM. I am afraid to brick by idevice.

  • hakim

    why can;t identify my ipsw??? even me select ipsw 6.0. help plss

  • ray Seven

    My Phone IS Dead Please Help ME Iphone 3gs 6.1.3

  • shohel

    i am succesfull jailbreak my iphone ios 6.1.3. but there was no network service.

  • rohit

    cant find IPSW filmware… plss help soon

  • Ubuntumaster

    Will this work with ipod touch 4g 6.1.5?

  • Ubuntumaster

    will this work ipod touch 4g 6.1.5? (using redsn0w)

  • Cams

    It was stock on waiting for reboot.. how can i get into the next step?

    • Ubuntumaster

      Me too

  • Wayne

    Thank you so much – I followed you instructions exactly and my phone has come back to life !

  • Annepliy

    I followed the instructions but still got “no service” after inserting SIM card. How do I fix it?

  • Rizqy Bentang Umbara

    does it needed to select ipsw everytime i reboot the device with redsn0w ?

  • Abbas ELMAS

    i was keep getting exploit failed errot and i realised that is because of my usb port when i changed it workedfine

  • rycer

    what about 6.1.5

  • MikeCoke

    Trying to Jailbreak iPhone 4 IOS 6.1.3 I get this message Exploit failed. After I click the Jailbreak button

  • Steve

    I’ve done everything correctly but when I click on jailbreak I get the error message: Error preparing data. What should I do?

  • Tonči Žužul

    I’m now between step 10 and 11
    and my ipod touch 4g is rebooting
    and loading circle appeard and it’s standing there for hours
    what should i do? i don’t get it :(

  • armando galacio

    jailbreak my iphone 3gs 6.1.3 successfully but the problem is there is no service from my carrier..can u help me with this?


    Excuse me,do i need 6.1.0 shsh for that?Thanks in advance.

  • Mayank

    so I jailbroke my iPod Touch 4gen iOS 6.1.3 and it worked perfectly, then my iPod lost battery and i had to reboot it. So I did the whole ‘just boot’ thing again and now Cydia and all other tweaks don’t work. I did the ‘just boot’ part again and again, but cydia and all tweaks close immediately.

  • christo

    i have the new bootrom will i be able to jailbreak it

  • Peter

    How long does it take for Cydia to show up?

  • Prabash

    What if your home button dosent work?

  • J

    If somebody has a “Failed to Decrypt Kernel Error”, check if you are using 6.0.0 firmware file (not 6.0.1). Seems it makes difference at least on iPhone 3GS.

  • Akshay

    I could not jailbreak my Iphone 3GS iOS 5.1.1 with 6.0 IPSW as mentioned in the tutorial. I have a newer version and after I click the Jailbreak option, the phone lands in ‘Bug in libxpc could not set context on mach port!’
    Can someone please help with this. Thanks.

  • me

    why is it taking me so long to download the 6.0 restore? ive had to restart it 4 time because of some error. is there anything I can do to fix it?

  • Mapeters246

    I Jailbroke my iPod Touch 4g following all of these steps but Cydia is nowhere to be found. And I used the only iPod Touch 4g 6.0 firmware that there was. Please help!

  • Kopihan Bala

    plz help i successfully jailbreak my iPhone 3GS iOS 6.1.3 but cydia close immediately i have re try 3 times all times close cydia plz help!!!!

    • iPhoneHacks

      It is a tethered boot, so you need to follow steps 13 to 20 again for Cydia and other stock apps to work. You can then install p0sixspwn package from Cydia to make it untethered.

  • shivorn

    after tethered boot my device and install cydia and after i reboot my device and open cydia its close immediately

  • Matttyler3

    I tried jail breaking my iPod touch 4g and I followed all the steps and Cydia is not there when I open it. I tried following the steps again but it still didn’t work. I made sure I had the correct ios 6.0. Please help!

  • k rehman

    hi sir pls tell me which ipws i download for my 3gs Model number is A1303 pls

  • k rehman

    plssssss help me plsss give me a simple link for my mobile model A1303 plssss

  • dan_amolf711

    I did everything fine and I open Cydia but its just frozen on there. It wont close and the only thing I can do with it is change the volume. Any help?

  • Afridi

    Please help me pls i need to know which one Ipws i download for my iphone 3GS Model No A1303 pls give me direct link pls help me sir

  • S S M Kartheek

    After putting in DFU mode my mobile is not restarting and the software is also on standby. Any fix ?

  • noob

    Step 2: Download iOS 6.0 firmware file (yes, the trick is to point Redsn0w to the iOS 6.0 firmware file and NOT iOS 6.1.3 firmware file) for your iOS device from the links mentioned below:
    iPhone (Please ensure you download the correct iOS 6.0 firmware file for your iPhone model. Check this link if you need any help in identifying which iOS firmware file to download for your iPhone model.)
    iPod touch

    Should i download ios 6.0 or 6.1.3? what happened if point redsnow to ios 6.1.3?

  • taran

    cant find SHSH blobs for ios 6.0. help!!
    i want to upgrade jailbreak 3gs ios 5.1.1 to ios 6

  • Vlad

    I successfully jailbreak my iPhone 3GS iOS 6.1.3 with this tutorial
    but with redsn0w_win_0.9.15b2,

  • ohh men

    nothing happens after this.. what should I do?
    model = Iphone 3GS 6.1.3

  • Em

    I have to put my iphone in DFU mode before even opening redsn0w because every time i try to open it itunes closes and therefore i cannot put my phone into DFU mode haha. Still works though so no other complaints here.

  • jackmorley2000

    Once you’re done, you can go into Cydia and download p0sixspwn and it makes the jailbreak fully untethered so you can boot without having to connect to PC

  • mayur

    thx a lot , its really work with less effort …

  • Jailbroken

    Lol mines working

  • Jailbroken

    nvm, its taking to long to move the applications
    plz help?!

  • Jailbroken

    nvm again it just started working

  • Jailbroken

    k now its not turning on…. im really scared right now

  • amarnath

    Hello everyone.

    Thank you for this tutorial

    Can someone fix this complex issue that i am facing.
    I have iphone4s with ios6.1.2
    the jailbreak has been released now and i want to update it to 6.1.3 and jailbreak it.
    I downloaded the ipsw from here and i am not able to update my ios to 6.1.3 ( i need it) i get the error 3194.
    I updated my itunes, cleared my hosts. no go . can anyone help me with this please.

    • Gautam

      You can’t install iOS 6.1.3 on your iPhone 4S as Apple has stopped signed it. You can only install iOS 7.0.4 which is the latest version.

      There is hardly any difference between iOS 6.1.2 and iOS 6.1.3, so you are better off staying where you are if you don’t want to upgrade to iOS 7.0.4, which by the way is also jailbreakable.

      Check this link to find out what has changed between iOS 6.1.2 to iOS 6.1.3:

      If you want to jailbreak iOS 7.0.4 then check out this link:

      • Amar

        Thank you for your explanation. Things are clear. thats very bad though. I have JB my 6.1.2 but the cydia is crashed and i am not able to open it. sometime i started using flex (probably) to make some changes and eventually ,my IOS is not stable.

        is there any way i can correct this and get stability to my phone please. i really dont want to upgrade to 7.x.x

        I thought its tough to downgrade but not for upgrade anyways thanks for throwing light on it. Is there no option at all to upgrade it to 6.1.3 ???

  • salimbubug

    thank you!

  • Eric

    What do i do with the 6.0 firmware when i DL it?

  • jackson

    question if jailbreak my iphone 4 and I install many thing deas the storage full yes or not

  • Bun Thearith

    anyone can help me?
    I am trying to jailbreak my iphone 3gs following the step above, but it seems not working.
    it gets stuck as shown in the picture.

  • Dao Le

    I have a trouble, the screen is off when the redsn0w get step 9-10, just hang on “waiting for reboot” and the screen on IP is not on

  • 007

    i have jail broken my ipod touch 6.1.3 twice before and it worked both times and i am planning to use this method to jb 6.1.6 and the install the p0sixpwn package from cydia to untether it and fyi they now have untethered jb for 6.1.3-6.1.6

  • Steve Newell

    I’m getting the “Unsupported IPSW” error… and I’m using the correct version of everything.

    • Steve Newell

      figured it out. it was because of error 127. needed SQlite3.dll in the redsnow folder.

  • Steve Newell

    Missing keys.plist data for this build???

  • Derrick Doan

    Why did my exploit fail after I did everything it told me to do?

  • Filiip

    i install correct iOS firmware but i cant find cydia at my screen
    help me!

  • Juliana Flores

    the packages for cydia downloaded, but now it won’t close? its like frozen. i cant lock it and the home button doesn’t work when i press it. what do i do?

  • Deb

    I have followed all the steps mentioned above without any error; but still now it is showing the iOS version as 4.1. What else I have to perform to upgrade to 6.1.3.

  • Ubaid

    My redsn0w gives the message that “this IPSW is not supported by this version of redsn0w” what should i do?

  • yassine

    hi i have an iphone 4 and i’ve followed every step you said but when it comes to ” installing bundles” i didn’t stay long as you said it’s gonna take instead it runned very fast and when it reboot it comes back like before no change, can you please answer me this is my e-mail
    thnk you in advance

  • jon3s115

    it says that the version of redsn0w is not capable of the ios 6.0 software… did i have to download the 6.1.3? or no, cause you said 6.0

    • jon3s115

      it’s an ISPW error, i downloaded the 6.0, why doesnt it work???

  • dip kasyap

    i just have upgraded to 6.1.6 3gs throuch the itunes , now im getting
    activation screen and there is no signal (no service), somebody pls
    guide me . will redsn0w make phone recognize the sim card again? this is
    my first jail break attempt ! thanks in advance !

  • Andreana Ramdhani

    thank you. still got no service after jailbraked.

  • ahmad

    when i go to the main menu i try to jailbreack but it gives me failed to decrypt kernel. Please HELP

  • ahmad

    i did everything i could but i did not find cydia please help

  • Perfeket

    Awesome!!!!!! Thanks so much!

  • Rajesh Dhankher

    Hi, Thanks for this tutorial I did everything as instrucuted but I am not getting any signals on my iphone 3gs