Apple releases iOS 6.1.6 for iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4G [Updated]


Hot on the heels of releasing iOS 7.0.6, Apple has also released iOS 6.1.6 (build number: 10B500) for iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4G for bug fixes.

According to the release note the update includes a fix for SSL connection verification just like iOS 7.0.6.

The update seems to be available over-the-air. Launch the Settings app, and navigate to General > Software Update to download and install the update.

Jailbreakers are advised to avoid upgrading to iOS 6.1.6, and wait for for the winocm to confirm if it is safe to update to the latest iOS software update.

Update 1:

iOS 6.1.6 fixes the following security issue:

Data Security

Available for: iPhone 3GS, iPod touch (4th generation)

Impact: An attacker with a privileged network position may capture or modify data in sessions protected by SSL/TLS

Description: Secure Transport failed to validate the authenticity of the connection. This issue was addressed by restoring missing validation steps.

Update 2:

Here are the direct download links for iOS 6.1.6:

Update 3:

winocm has confirmed that iOS 6.1.6 does not fix the vulnerabilities used in p0sixspwn jailbreak, so it is safe, but you may want to wait for them to release a new version of the jailbreak for iOS 6.1.6.

Let us know how it goes in the comments and if you’ve discovered any other changes.

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Categories: iOS 6.1

  • Akaash Malik

    Updating, but tell me that may i downgrade it or not?

    • Shashwot

      nope. i am stuck in 6.1.6 now.
      i think 4.1 is still available.
      apple has stopped to take ios 6.1.3 also now

  • Murat Özdemir

    I wish this software was for iPhone 5S :-(

    Is it not possible to install this software on a iPhone 5S, if i edit some system files???

    Is there really not a other way to downgrade a iPhone 5S???

    Is there not a workaround about this signing software from Apple???

    • Gautam

      Not it’s not possible.

  • Shashwot

    it doesnt get downgraded. apple has stopped to take ios 6.1.3 for 3gs

    • Michele Ružić

      U can downgrade if u have a SHSH :D

  • Fahad


  • asdfghjkl;

    so i updated on my ipod 4g. lost my jailbreak. can i downgrade back to 6.1.5? if so how

    • Sachy

      use SHSH blobs to downgrade alongwith redsn0w

      • asdfghjkl;

        not sure what that means. could you explain a little more? i need redsnow, what version, and what else?

        • esirryhat nauj

          mine too. i need it ti be back on its older version tell me how. i have iphone 3gs!

  • raj

    when will 6.1.6 jailbreak release

    • jailbreaknation@

      already has

      • hayden

        when was it released

        • hayden

          which softwear do I need

          • PureDefender

            you need redsn0w and use a 6.0 IPSW to point to, but use a 6.1.6 firmware IPSW. this WILL be tethered so just download and install the patch using Cydia to make it untethered
            it’s the exact same jailbreak as 6.0-6.1.5 just instead 6.1.6

            i jailbroke my 6.1.6 the day it came out after messing around with it (got stuck in bootloop for an hour). make sure to backup twice (just in case yes TWO times) and then after jailbreak insert the backup in and there it is an untethered 6.1.6

          • Chris Aluya

            Can u get it done for me

  • Urban Cruiser

    Im still stuck on 5.1.3 so this may be only way to upgrade to 6.1.x. Is there any other way or shoyld I wait for JB for this version?

  • Justin Case

    I will stay with iOS5.1.1 on my iPod 4G since Apple still did NOT fix bluetooth stack on iOS6.0 – iOS6.1.6. My external BT GPS GNS1000 works only on 5.1.1. I tried on every version since iOS6 and it didn’t work. At least there is safe way to downgrade to 5.1.1

  • The Dude

    Can 6.16 be JB’ed with redsn0w?
    I never have any luck with p0sixspwn, I JB W/ redsn0w then I apply the p0sixspwn patch in Cydia ..

    Any suggestions as to how to make sure
    P0sixspwn work 100% of the time?

    • Alex Jacob Holyoake

      6.1.6 can be jailbroken with Redsn0w. Just point it to the 6.0 IPSW and use the same process of a 6.1.3-6.1.5 jailbreak. The untethered 6.1.3-6.1.5 p0sixspwn download from Cydia doesn’t work though, it just creates a boot loop.

      • The Dude

        Hmm, so they need to update the patch available in Cydia, correct?

        I’ve heard that putting p0sixspwn on
        Your C: drive instead of the desktop might help.. Can anyone confirm this?
        ( not sure which OS this worked on though)

        • Alex Jacob Holyoake

          Yeah, until they update that it’s tethered only. I tried putting p0sixspwn directly on my C: drive (Windows 8.1), but running it with a 6.1.6 device just returned a ‘Device Not Supported’ message…

          • The dude

            Yeah, same here. :(
            There was a patch called ” semi tether” on Cydia a while back but, I don’t know if that’d even work with the new IOS

          • Alex Jacob Holyoake

            Probably not, especially if it was released ages ago. The exploit is sure to have been patched…

          • PureDefender

            i have a 6.1.6 iPod touch 4g and i have mine untethered. i used the original jailbreak (pointing to 6.0 IPSW but jailbreaking 6.1.6) and after you just need to download and install the untethered jailbreak patch from Cydia. It works perfectly fine for me

      • The Dude

        Ok, so they need to update the pkg. in Cydia then?
        How can I get p0sixspwn to work reliably? It keeps crashing.. On both windows and my Mac

  • kneegus

    Im so f*cked, can someone help me?

    Im running 6.1.6 with a 05.16.08 baseband

    But I need to change my baseband, and I think its only possible with the older firmware. sigh

    any suggestions on what I should do?

    • apollo

      look for the process with red snow its possible installing ipad base band first and then downdgrade base band option it will downgrade to 15.13.04. before doing this check what iphone exactly you have go step by step hope this info help regards note: dont need to downgrade the firmware

    • c1ph3r

      you can use redsn0w and ultrasn0w on cydia….

  • Drew

    I have an iPhone 4, not jailbroken, but I have been unwilling to make it nearly useless by upgrading to iOS 7. I’m wondering if I can upgrade my 6.1.3 to this 6.1.6, or do I even need to?

  • HELP!

    Help! I need help! Im a noob! I accidentally installed p0sixspwn on my iPod touch 4th gen iOS 6.1.6 and now its in a boot loop! After every boot, theres a white screen! What should I do now? I tried using rednsow to put it into DFU mode to restore it but its stuck on preparing ipod for restore!

  • Anushka

    Can we jailbreak an ios 6.1.6 device with the 6.1.3 method???

    • herbyman

      yes!! then finalize (install) it with the new ‘p0sixspwn1.4-1′
      you’re as good as new.

  • Anushka

    And can someone please post the link of how to do it ???

  • kneegus

    can someone link me an SHSH blob to downgrade my 6.1.6 to a 6.0 or even a 5.1.1

  • xajoe123456

    wtf please help someone i updated to ios 6.1.6 for ipod 4 can i downgrade to 6.1.5 or 6.1.3 or 6.1.2?? i need my jailbreak back!

  • herbyman

    “p0sixspwn 1.4-1″ ~ patch for iOS6.1.6 out!! (CYDIA)
    Thank you very much p0sixspwn.
    Make things easy for us, helps us surely a lot. You’re just amazing. All the best to you guys. Again thank you very much.

  • Hudini

    I just downloaded 6.1.6 and all my contacts lost? Any idea how can I have them back? Or restore?

    • herbyman

      how did you DL 6.1.6 (it’s an update)?! you can update and not lose your datas now I’m not sure how will you get it back? . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anyway, make a clean restore using iTunes. Use redsn0w 9.15 (ipsw6.0) to JB it then install the new ‘p0sixspwn1.4-1′ (cydia) to untether.

  • andy hare

    trying to update ipod 4 with ios 6. 1 .6 but every time I try to update it says update not available

  • Steve Somerstein

    I want to install iOS 6 on my iPhone 4. Apple no longer offers this upgrade, only iOS 7, which would turn my phone into a tortoise. Is the installation iOS 6.1.6 for the iPhone 3GS workable for the iPhone 4? What are the steps?

  • Luis Oliveira

    i got stuck in a reboot loop. Can u guys help me?
    Iphone 3GS 32 GB IOS 6.1.6 Jailbroken Tethered.

    Tnks in advance!!

    • herbyman

      there is no remedy when it starts rebootloop but to ‘restore iphone’ with iTunes. You won’t be able to recover your datas, sorry. Repeat JB process using redsnow9.15 (ipsw6), then untether with p0sixspwn 1.4-1 when Cydia installed. read the older posts. (you’re welcome!)

      • Luis Oliveira

        Thanks for your anwser!
        I tried twice already fresh restore and jailbreak (successful, with redsn0w 9.15, ipsw6) and when i instal P0sixspwn and turn my iphone 3gs off (to try if the unthetered is working) he just gets the reboot loop.
        I dont know what else to do.
        Can you please tell me what could be wrong?
        IPhone 3GS IOS 6.1.6 New boot root
        Thank you!

        • herbyman

          I too am puzzled where you’re erring regarding your restore & JB.
          I’ve done it on four different 3GSs without any hitches at all. You must install CYDIA completely with all essential updates then finalize by installing p0sixspwn 1.4.1 (this update is specifically for 6.1.6) regardless if it’s new or old bootroom. Yours should’nt have any problem at all, as long as you’re on the right procedure. Give it another try.

    • Sarah

      Some have had luck using an older version of iTunes, especially with the 3gs. Good Luck!!! I’ve been looking at the Sony Xperia series as I’m getting tired of having to spend so much time and energy just getting my phone to work as feel it should out of the box. Hmph

  • playandgo

    i cant find a program to jail break my ipod after i updated it to ios6.1.6

  • PureDefender

    -I had an ipod touch 4g and when you update it, YOU WILL GET STUCK IN A BOOT LOOP (you will have to restore your itouch) so MAKE SURE you make a DOUBLE, 2, backups if you are going to update so you can restore your ipod!

    • Tushar

      Wish I had seen your post earlier…unfortunately I did try to update my jailbroken Ipod Touch 4G to 6.1.6 and its stuck in the reboot loop ever since ( I did not even backup before doing it & I dont have any previous backups)
      Please can you tell me what to do now??

      • PureDefender

        Hopefully you jailbroke your ipod previously and since it has the files in it, you can download redsn0w and use the program to break your itouch from the boot loop. If this does not work (using redsn0w) then you may use another program to completely wipe your itouch and upload a 6.1.5 iOS onto it and redownload/install everything you had, make a backup (double backup recommended) and then update, rejailbreak it using the original method, and then reinserting the previously backed up file

        Other than that ^^ i am afraid i cannot help you
        Best of luck

        • Tushar

          Thanks PureDefender for the tip. RedSnow did not work for me. So i put the ipod into recovery mode and tried updating to 6.1.6 through Itunes (Since it did not have any previous backups, updating to 6.1.6 was the only option). It used to update and then it during updating it would be bootloop again. That happened like 5 times. And then I read somewhere about the DFU mode. So I tried my luck, put the Ipod into DFU mode after some trial & error and then tried updating to 6.1.6 through Itunes. It worked. Ipod is working great again.


    i have iphone 3gs 16gb
    now running 6.1.3
    firmware 05.13.04
    model 2010
    can i update to 6.1.6 ?
    will i get jailbreak of this by ultrasnow or any others?
    please let me know

  • ridonkulous

    Didn’t work for me. p0sixspwn 1.4-1 put my 3Gs in bootloop. Tried three times with no success. Be cautious if you update to 6.1.6.

    • Luis Oliveira

      have the same problem!!
      any solution??? or cause??

      • ridonkulous

        It depends if your 3gs is old or new bootrom. If your phone has the old BR like mine, once you jailbreak it is all done, do not install p0sixspwn as it is already untethered. The instructions all over the net seem to leave out this fact that there is no need for p0sixspwn on old BR’s.

  • wanker

    does it actually work

  • Khalil Silver Man

    i have a 3GS running on 4.1 can i update to 6.1.6
    if yes l need full steps please

    • Shafique

      Here is also the same case if u done then kindly tell me too

      • LP640($$64)

        you must first go to iTunes on mac or windows then open your iPhone on the top right side of iTunes in the page “summery” next to you iPhone description the version of your iPhone is shown and it writes restore iPhone and update or check for update click on update if it wrote check for update click on that then update it
        it will show some pages you must accept it like terms of service then when the update starts it takes too long to download my download took 6 hours and when the download completed do what it says then after a while your iPhone will be 6.1.6 :)

    • Harris

      i have a 3GS running on 4.1 too and i done the steps that u replied for Khalil silver man but in half of download it warned that connect to a network, that is already connected to a network.

  • Arun

    hey m using iphone 3gs ios 6.1.3(10b329) model MC132J/A modem Firmware 05.13.04 with jailbreak but when my Iphone restart facing no service problem then i do just boot with redsnow same ios every time i think my iphone untethered plz solve my problem what i do ? plz help me thanks in advance

  • John Pelaez

    I updated a 3gs to 6.1.6 and can’t jailbreak it now. I;m pretty sure that apple installed a patch that prevents a jailbreak with 6.1.6 just as they did with 7.1. If anyone can prove that to be untrue I sure would love to hear it because I bought the old phone because I lost my jailbreak with my i4. The phone was on 5.1.x and I thought it was safe to jail break after updating to ios 6.1.6 but pretty sure they made it impossible to jailbreak.

    • herbyman

      you can tether JB your iPhone3GS 6.1.6 w/ redsn0w9.15 (ipsw6), update Cydia essentials, install (latest patch) p0sixspwn 1.4.1 to untether. Your good to go, no need to prove because this process is the truth. Good vibes.

  • Jeff Linde

    ipod touch 4g ios 6.1.6. jailbreak success and untethered as well after p0sixspwn

  • himanshu

    my Iphone 3gs is struct in rebooting loop where it is not even restoring i have never jail broke it and neither the previous user have done it.. just few days back upgraded to ios 6 and then the apps started crashing and now the phone has suddenly rebooted and not even restoring by itune… please help

    • himanshu

      the error occurs while restoring starts and unknown error (9) appears

  • nick

    just tried again to jb with redsn0w and the program started to run then said

    Missing Keys.plist data for this build:

    device iPod touch 4G
    ECID: 1069734083852
    Build: iPod4,1_6.1.6_10B500

    so can someone tell me where i can get a working jb program?????

    • Gautam

      That’s because you haven’t selected the firmware file. Follow the instructions carefully.

  • Nick

    tried using redsn0w but did not work started to run then said Missing Keys.plist data for this build:

    device iPod touch 4G

    ECID: 1069734083852

    Build: iPod4,1_6.1.6_10B500

    i need a jb program that actually works

  • jack11

    1 day left to get it stfu man

  • ahmad khan

    is 6.1.6 released????

    • rayi aditya(baiishakill)


  • rayi aditya(baiishakill)

    help me downgrade iphone 3gs ios 6.1.6 plisssssss

  • Dauz Conan

    is there anyone who can help me .. because I have no phone 3gs cydia .. how can there be for the reasons I already install .. but failed ..: (

  • hakiza

    i have an iphone 3GS with IOS 6.1.3 i can’t update to IOS 6.1.6 wy ??? i need your help please

    • herbyman

      If your 3GS was JB’d, you can ‘iphone restore’ with iTunes (only). Use redsn0w9.15 (ipsw6) to reJB. You’ve to ‘justboot’ for Cydia to show. Then install the latest p0sixspwn1.4.1 to untether. Be careful to follow instructions step by step, particularly the DFU process. You must know how to, because it’s time consuming and grueling procedure. All the best to you.

  • khalid omar altoniji

    build 10b500 does not work

  • herbyman

    To the guys with JB’d iPhone 3GS iOs6.1.3, you just have to follow the instructions about SSL patch by BB inside Cydia. Those unJB’d 3GS you can update your iOS 6.1.3 to 6.1.6 only with iTunes, standard procedure. There is no way you can get it with OTA. Perhaps the answer to your questions are all in here (older posts and comments), hope you find your answers.

  • neymar gamer

    me sale un error al restaurar con un numero (error 3428) no es el numero pero uno masomenos asi alguna solucion!!!

  • Yasir Malik

    plz help me what i do. i love this 3gs. this new upgrade distrbing me with this base band 6.15.00 and is not downgrading

  • John Kenneth Laxamana

    i have the untethered jailbreak 3gs ios 6.1.6 and it was stucked at the apple logo but it is connected to itunes
    it was working beacuse when i tried to call my sim that installed in it, itwas ringing. but it is unusable. :(
    pls help me to fix it.

  • sam

    does uprade bring any changes in theme of ios

  • Biraj

    I have updated i phone 3gs ios 4.3.3 into ios 6.1.6 from i tunes but my sim card is showing no service to show my sim card in i phone now what should i have to do??

  • Kashi Bhai

    tell me easy way to upgrade iphone GS

  • Riaz ahmed

    I have a 3GS runing on 4.1 can I update to 6.1.6 if yes I need full steps pleas

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  • Kelvin

    Is this ios 6.1.6 same as the official one?

  • Haris Kalwar

    I have an iphone 3gs with 4.1 jailbroken with Cydia in it. I’m in Pakistan. So what do i need to do to update it to 6.0 or more?

  • viral

    I’m using iPhone 3g with ios 5.1.1 if I update these ios 6. do I have to jailbreak again.. need a help ASAP

  • Andreana Ramdhani

    thank you

  • Sylvia Merie Tavera

    i )ave a iphone 3gs and the software is 4.2.1 and wanted to no how do i update it to the 6.1.6 help !!!!!

  • carlitos

    can I unlock my 3gs with the update?

  • Dianne

    How to jailbreak the 3gs?

  • neuvi

    I am using 6.1.6 and i can install facebook and facebook messenger how can i use facebook

  • Trisha Koch

    I’m not sure if anyone is gunna see this but I need help. I have tried downloading redsn0w and p0sixspwn but neither of the downloads work.. it says it’s a broken file or something and i don’t have winzip anymore to try to open it without adobe reader opening it. PLEASE help me, and tell me what i need to do, or an exact link of redsn0w or p0sixspwn that actually works.

    • Gautam

      Trisha, you don’t need Redsn0w anymore as the latest version of p0sixspwn allows you to perform an untethered jailbreak.

      You can download p0sixspwn 1.0.8 from our download page:

      I tried the links on the page, and they are working fine.

      You can follow our guide if you need help:

      • Trisha Koch

        okay so I need to download another trial of winzip first then?

        • Gautam

          You can use 7zip. It’s free.

          • Trisha Koch

            I just ran the jailbreak and nothing happened to it and cydia isn’t on there. Now i tried to run it again and it is saying that my device appears to already be jailbroken. Now what do I do?