How to Jailbreak iOS 6.1.6 Using P0sixspwn


Last week, iH8sn0w had released a new version of p0sixspwn, which makes it a lot easier to perform an untethered jailbreak on iOS 6.1.6. Prior to that, users had to use Redsn0w to perform a tethered jailbreak, and then install the p0sixspwn package to convert the tethered jailbreak into an untethered jailbreak.

In this guide, we will take you through the step-by-step guide to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on iOS 6.1.6 using p0sixspwn for both Windows and Mac users.

Here are some important things to point out before you proceed:

  • This guide is meant for iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on iOS 6.1.3 – iOS 6.1.6 (Settings -> General -> About – Version).
  • Please note jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1/7.1 is not available currently. Check this link for the latest updates about iOS 7.1.1/iOS 7.1 jailbreak. If your device is on iOS 7.0.x, then check this webpage for the links to the latest jailbreak guides for your iOS version.
  • p0sixspwn performs an untethered jailbreak.
  • Please do not jailbreak your device to pirate apps from the App Store.


  • p0sixspwn supports the following devices on iOS 6.1.3 – iOS 6.1.6:
    • iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5
    • iPod touch 4G, iPod touch 5G
    • iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini
  • Mac: OS X 10.6+ or Windows

Important steps before we proceed:

  • Please disable the passcode on your iOS device temporarily for the jailbreak process. (Settings > General > Passcode Lock – Turn Passcode Off). Don’t forget to enable it after you’ve successfully jailbroken your device.
  • Please uncheck Encrypt iPhone (iPad/iPod touch) Backup option in iTunes temporarily for the jailbreak process. Don’t forget to enable it after you’ve successfully jailbroken your device.

Step-by-step instructions:

Step 1: Download the latest version of p0sixspwn jailbreak from this link and save it to your desktop.

Step 2: Double click the downloaded file and extract the application. 

Windows users: Please note Windows users should extract p0sixspwn to your Desktop or C:\ drive prior to running. Do not run it directly from the zip. Please launch the application as an Administrator. Right Click on the evasion exe and select the “Run as Administrator” option.

Step 3: After launching p0sixspwn, it will prompt you to connect your iOS device.

Step 4: Connect your iOS device to the computer. p0sixspwn will mention that your device has been detected, and also show the iOS firmware version.

Jailbreak iOS 6.1.6 with P0sixspwn

Step 5: Click on the Jailbreak button.

Step 6: After clicking on the Jailbreak button the tool will give a progress update on the various stages of the jailbreak process such as.

  • Connecting to device …
  • Getting payload files from Apple .. (If this fails, your internet connection has issues…)
  • Gathering information to generate jailbreak data…
  • Sending initial data … [You will see Restore in Progress on your iOS device]
  • Waiting to reboot. Do not unplug your device.
  • Waiting for device… [You will see this after the device has rebooted]
  • Remounting root…
  • Sending Cydia and untether payload to the device… [After sometime it will reboot the device]
  • Your device is now jailbroken, it now preparing to reboot automatically.

Step 7: After it has rebooted, you’re done. It has been successfully jailbroken and you should be able to find the Cydia icon on the home screen  (it may not be on the first page so search for it to locate it).

Troubleshooting tips:

For Mac users:

If p0sixspwn closes after rebooting the device on my Mac, then try using p0sixspwn v1.0.2 from our download page.

For Windows users:

As I have mentioned earlier, it is important to extract the program to C:\ drive, and also run the program as an administrator. If you’re a Windows 8 users who is still having issues, then try to run the app in Windows 7 compatibility mode. To change the compatibility mode, right-click on the exe, then click on Properties from the menu, followed by the Compatibility tab. Check the “Run this program in compatibility mode for” box, and then select Windows 7 from the drop-down.

Downgrading iTunes:

A number of readers who have Windows machines have reported that they managed to successfully jailbreak their iOS device after downgrading iTunes from 11.2.2 to 11.1.4. You can download the older version of iTunes from this link.


If you’ve problems jailbreaking your device using p0sixspwn then you can try using Redsn0w. Check this article to find out how to jailbreak your iOS device running on iOS 6.1.6 using Redsn0w.

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

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

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  • Llama

    just says “waiting for device to reboot”

  • Llama

    NVM. make sure you reboot your device manually when it says “waiting for device to reboot” then turn it back on, the rest of the steps should work perfectly fine from there!

  • Nonya Bizness

    I need help… I’m on windows and I have an ipod 4th gen v6.1.6 I installed p0sixspwn extracted it onto desktop and ran it as an administrator. Now when p0sixspwn detects my device I get a message saying “p0sixspwn has stopped working” and the program shuts down…

    • Chris Dorman

      Downgrade Itunes unless you have an older version that isn’t supported by iOS 6.1.x

  • apiitconnect

    Same here (using Windows 8 & Latest iTunes)
    used Windows 7 and old iTunes but there the application closes during performing magic step

  • LDienel

    After downloading p0sixspwn and unzipping it, I cant seem to run the file. Everytime I either double click or right click and open, it just says that it cannot be opened because of a probem. Help!

  • JailbreakiPod

    There`s a way to un-jailbreak? because im not very sure of doing this, I bricked my Galaxy Ace putting ROMs on it, i dont have a very good experience doin` this stuff lol

  • ewam

    omg thanks so much.. if anyone is using chrome… dont, it dont work with chrome, make sure you use internet explorer

  • Juno

    Can someone help me please, I follow the instructions, the procedure went fine but at the end my iphone went off, try to power on but only shows the apple logo and shut downs, how can I solve this please.

  • Les Norton

    It worked and installed Cydia but its still tethered, tried to search for Evasion and nothing is available – although i thought it would be untethered anyway – I’m on an 3gs and EE installed p0sixspwn 1.0.8 (mac)

  • Christ

    Cydia did not show up and now my ipod cannot connect to the internet!!!!!

    • Jmanfro

      same for me but I HAVE THE SOLUTION look up DFU mode, then it restored my ipod to factory settings and i can also use internet again hope i helped

  • Blu3Monkey1

    My worked PERFECTLY. Im
    running windows7 64 bit and latest iTunes

  • Nellyz

    Need help after installing repos from cydia it says all this stuff about parsing and exceeding pacakge limits after the first repo! any help plz respond?

  • Makke

    I have some problems after this jailbreak: I can´t find the cydia icon, the access to wlan is blocked and the device restarts every minute. What can I do?

  • Perfeito!!! O mais fácil que existe!! Parabéns aos criadores, podem fazer sem medo de ser feliz!! Mas antes façam backup e restaurem do zero o iphone, coloquem os dados iniciais e ai sim façam o jailbreak. Iphone 3GS Modelo A1303.(Aposentado para testes huhauahuahau)

  • blocke

    my ipod 4 6.1.6 i will get to the jail break screen then on the computer it will stop at the (waiting for device reboot) and its gettin annoying

    • andi

      reboot your device yourself (turn it off, and then on again while still plugged to your computer) ant it should work

  • jnw

    my i pod froze and when i try to reboot it, it is stuck on the apple sign

    • jnw

      nvm it works

  • Sam868

    Worked like a charm! P.S. when it reaches “waiting for reboot”, it means its waiting for you to perform a manual reboot

  • Kostas Dano

    wow I always thought jailbreaking was really difficult but I with this guide I did in like 2 minutes. thanks a lot dude!

  • dengo6007

    its jailbreak but cydia source not showing i add source and still not show anything

  • Diddi

    My Jailbreak always Fails saying I have no Internet, but I do. Could some Kind of Firewall be the problrem or something else and does anyone have an idea how to fix this Problem? thx in advance

  • Steve Foley

    success, only took me 2mins….easy

  • rhlry

    done in less than 2
    0 minute 😀 thanks

  • Vladimir

    Windows 8.1 (all upgrades) x64
    Install iTunes 11.1.4 (downgrade)
    Device iPhone 3GS (New Boot) FW IOS 6.1.6 (fresh FW just written through iTunes)
    p0sixspwn 1.0.8
    no encrypt and codes, iTunes no autosyncro
    set windows compl mode (Win7/Winx XP (SP2/3)) and admin rights
    USB 2.0
    Every time after reboot it types performing magic… and then types Error 03
    I also tried Win7 and Win8 (x32) the same error :(((
    pls Help !!! (It has already stolen about 16hours my time)

  • Wondargirl

    I just want to thank this website for making it easy for someone who is not a techy to actually do this. Amazing!! Wonderful

  • memb

    That was super easy. Thank you.

  • kat

    Same here

    • kat

      Nvm just downloaded it again and it worked

  • right click>properties>unblock
    disable/exit AV
    run in windows 7 compatibility (if you’re W7 user)
    run this program as an administrator

  • Anders Lindemark

    Works fine with my factory restored ipod touch 4th gen ios 6.1.6

  • Airiey Ayie

    how can i do if iphone 3gs can’t activate ?

  • Jdoggy

    Could this work using a Surface 2?

  • Shafiq Haque

    Some one tell me where to find and fix my Missing Key.plist data for this build:

  • Nathan

    You have to preform a manual reboot. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time until the screen turns black. Things should move along normally.

  • Connie

    my touch screen stopped working after I ran the program

  • Ettesaf

    Need help after installing repos from cydia it says all this stuff about parsing and exceeding pacakge limits after the first repo! any help plz respond?

  • Norlan Brequillo

    thanks it works

  • R

    it keeps on saying “this devices appears to be jailbroken already” and then it reboots again. Help?

  • R

    thank you a lot, now my ipod reboots every 3 minutes. this sucks

  • Kirbyofdeath .

    Wow! This is easier than jailbreaking ios 6.1.3!

  • Cassie

    it keeps saying It requires iTunes 9 or above, but I just downloaded the latest iTunes, any suggestions?

  • robbe

    p0sixspwn requires itunes 9 or above but i have the latest version of itunes
    what can i do?

  • Neo


  • Timothy Kawasaki

    I have iTunes 12. It says it requires 9 or later.

  • gbr

    it stuck at performing magic

  • Ssjgoku

    I got the latest version of ITunes and it keep saying require iTunes 9 or above!
    And also reds now is not working it say that the Ipsw isn’t detected.

  • David Pettinicchi

    Can I do this with windows XP

  • Ironfacebuster

    It says it requires iTunes 9 or above

    • Ironfacebuster

      And I intalled the latest iTunes