Users can jailbreak iOS 6 using Redsn0w 0.9.13dev4, the jailbreak tool developed by iPhone Dev Team. Follow the step by step guide to jailbreak iOS 6, the latest mobile firmware released by Apple.
iPhone released the latest version of their mobile operating software iOS yesterday. iOS 6 comes with many new features and updates that many users have been waiting for. If you haven’t updated your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad yet, you can download the iOS from this link.
Keep in mind that this jailbreak is tether only and the jailbreak won’t include Cydia so users will have to install it themselves. Redsn0w 0.9.13dev4 supports iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4th gen only so A5 and A6 device owners will have to wait till an update is released. If your device isn’t factory unlocked, you can not update to iOS 6. Also, iOS 6 untethered jailbreak isn’t released yet so iPhone 5 users will have to wait till
As always, backup all your necessary information and data before you proceed with the iOS 6 jailbreak.
How-to jailbreak iOS 6:
Step 1: Download iOS 6 using the direct links, use iTunes or the over-the-air update feature.
Step 3: Extract files from the downloaded compressed files to your PC/ Mac.
Step 4: Run the Redsn0w executable file.
Step 5: Select the Extras option from the main menu of the Redsn0w interface and point it to the desired IPSW file.
Step 6: Follow the onscreen instructions and if required, enter the DFU mode to complete the jailbreak process.
How-to boot tethered on iOS 6:
As already mentioned above, this is a tethered jailbreak, therefore you will be required to boot into tethered-mode every time you reboot your device. This can be done by starting Redsn0w: click on the “Extras” button on screen and then simply click on “Just Boot” option and follow the on-screen instructions. Once done, you will be rebooted back into tethered-jailbreak mode.
How-to install Cydia on iOS 6:
Redsn0w 0.9.13dev4 for iOS 6 doesn’t install Cydia by default. To install cydia, follow the steps below:
The following steps to install Cydia is done using Terminal on Mac. You can use the same commands on Windows using a SSH program like WinSCP.
- Note down the IP address of your device.
- Make sure your device is connected to your PC or Mac. Start Terminal on Mac and type:
ssh root@<IP address of your device goes here>
- It will now prompt you to enter the root password. Type: alpine
- Once done, type:
wget -q -O /tmp/cyinstall.sh http://downloads.kr1sis.net/cyinstall.sh && chmod 755 /tmp/cyinstall.sh && /tmp/cyinstall.sh
If done correctly, you will be able to jailbreak iOS 6 successfully. Enjoy the tethered version for now and wait for Dev teams and hackers to release the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 through Corona, Absinthe or a new jailbreak tool. In case you get stuck, let us know in the comments below and we will help you.