Jailbreak iOS 6 with Redsn0w 0.9.15b2
A new version of redsn0w has been released that allows jailbreaking iOS 6 for devices with the A4 CPU or prior, including iPhone 4, iPod touch 4th gen, and iPhone 3GS. This is a tethered jailbreak however, which means any time the iPhone is turned off, rebooted, or runs out of battery, it will need to be connected to a computer with a USB cable and booted with the help of Redsn0w in order to be usable again. Be sure to understand and be comfortable with the limitations and difference between tethered and untethered jailbreaks before considering.
Before beginning, update to iOS 6 manually or through OTA/iTunes.
Download Redsn0w 0.9.15b2
iPhone 4, iPod touch 4th gen, and iPhone 3GS are supported. This version of Redsnow does NOT work with iOS 6 on iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3, or the newest iPod touch.
Using redsn0w is more or less the same as it has been for a while, if you know what to do have at it, otherwise follow the simple instructions below.
How to Jailbreak iOS 6 with Redsn0w 0.9.15b
- Turn the iPhone OFF and connect it to the computer
- Launch Redsn0w – run as Administrator in Windows, in OS X right-click and choose “Open” to launch outside Gatekeeper
- Choose “Jailbreak” , check the box to install Cydia, and enter into DFU mode when requested by holding Power for 3 seconds, continue holding Power while simultaneously holding Home for another 5 seconds, then release Power and hold Home for another 15 seconds
- Redsn0w will run and install the jailbreak, check “Autoboot” to boot tethered immediately after installation
- iPhone will reboot jailbroken, and Cydia will be available on the home screen
Congrats, the iPhone or iPod touch is now jailbroken. Launch Cydia and enjoy.
As a tethered jailbreak it’s important to know how to boot tethered with redsn0w to make the device usable again. It is easy to do so, as the walkthrough below demonstrates.
How to Boot Tethered with Jailbroken iOS 6 Using Redsn0w
- With iOS device connected to computer, launch Redsn0w and click “Extras”
- Choose the “Just Boot” option and follow onscreen instructions to again enter into DFU and boot the device
The booting tether must be used each time the iPod touch or iPhone restarts or turns off in order to have Cydia usable again.
If need be, use iTunes to unjailbreak the iPhone with a restore process.