iOS 6 Beta 3 has been released. This version was seeded to registered developers earlier. According to the release notes alongside, this version brings with it bug fixes and improvements and has been pushed as an OTA update to people registered with apple’s developers program.
When iOS 6 was initially released, it was clear that some features won’t work on some older devices like the iPhone 3GS. With this third beta release two features that did not previously work, namely Photo Streams and VIP Mail, will now work on the older gen iPhone. The Maps app has been significantly improved and many changes have been made such as the addition of an all new section for Maps in Settings, which allows customization. This includes the option to choose between miles/kilometers, language, label sizes, the volume for turn-by-turn navigation etc. Satellite imagery has been reported as working by some people too. Changes have also been made to Safari and iMessage. Safari has been updated, glyphs for bookmarks, reading list and history instead of worded labels. Answer and decline options are back in FaceTime too.
Once you get iOS 6 Beta 5 on your device, the next question will undoubtedly be when it can be jailbroken. The answer is now. Redsn0w has already been updated to version 0.9.13dev 3 and this allows for easy jailbreaking of your device. The jailbreak, like previous ones, will be a tethered one however. Cydia will not be installed on your device as a result.
Here’s how to use Redsn0w 0.9.13dev 3 to jailbreak your iDevice running the latest iOS 6 Beta 3:
Step 1: Download Redsn0w 0.9.13dev3.
RedSn0w 0.9.13dev3 (OS X)
RedSn0w 0.9.13dev3 (Windows – run in Administrator Mode)
Step 2: Run Redsn0w. Your device will need to be placed in DFU mode.
Step 3: Navigate to Extras > Select IPSW in Redsn0w. Point to your iOS 6 beta 3 firmware. Once your firmware is successfully identified by Redsn0w and it notifies you of it, move on to the next step.
Step 4: Select the ‘Jailbreak’ option from Redsn0w’s main page. Make sure ‘Install SSH’ is checked.
Step 5: After the jailbreak process ends, and you’re back to the homescreen place your iDevice back into DFU mode. Repeat Step 3.
Step 6: Under Extras, select the Just Boot option. A tethered boot will then be performed on your device.
That’s all there is to it. Your device running iOS 6 beta 3 should now successfully be running a tethered jailbreak. This tethered jailbreak isn’t much use to average users but is great for devs that need SSH access. Average users need access to their favorite Cydia tweaks, normally, and since this isn’t provided it is recommended that you wait for iOS 6 and a full user jailbreak!