Jailbreak 6.0.1, iOS 6 for iPhone 4, 3Gs and iPod touch 4th Generation using Redsn0w

Jailbreak 6.0.1 for iPhone 4, 3Gs and iPod touch 4th Generation using Redsn0w Yesterday, a popular iOS tutorial YouTuber named iCrackUriDevice released an updated jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 tutorial using RedSn0w. While the new 6.0.1 version has utility has yet to be officially supported through Redsn0w, there’s a simple workaround that enables iOS-device users to jailbreak on 6.0.1 and install Cydia.

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Unfortunately, even though it’s possible to utilize Redsnow for 6.0.1, iDevice users can only jailbreak iOS 6 (6.0.1) using what’s referred to as a Tethered jailbreak. Naturally, iPhones and iPods jailbroken with this method will need to be rebooted with the assistance of the RedSnow jailbreak utility every time they power off.

Jailbreak iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod touch 4th Gen on iOS 6.0.1

Furthermore, due to the nature of this Tethered jailbreak, only devices powered by Apple’s A4 processor or earlier are compatible, which includes the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and the 4th Generation iPod touch. Here’s a list of supported iOS devices:

  • iPhone 4
  • iPod touch 4th Gen, 4G
  • iPhone 3GS

The newer A5, A5X, A6 and A6X devices are unfortunately left out. If you own one of the following iOS-based devices, it’s not compatible with this iOS 6.0.1 jailbreak and is thus not jailbreakable:

  • iPod touch 5th Generation
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4S
  • 3rd Gen iPad 3
  • iPad 4, fourth Generation

With that said, before we proceed, to be immediately notified on any and all news regarding the UnTethered jailbreak for 6.0.1 and the new iOS devices, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our official JailbreakingiOS6 and iOS 6.0.1 UnTethered Jailbreak feed.

How-to Jailbreak 6.0.1 and iOS 6 for A4

1. Download the latest version of Redsn0w and the iOS 6.0 IPSW (not 6.0.1) from the download section near the end of this tutorial and ensure that your iPhone or iPod is running Apple’s 6.0.1 firmware.

Note: If you’re on windows Vista or windows 7, 8, you’ll need to right click Redsnow, set the compatibility mode for windows XP service pack to and grant Administrative privileges. 

2. Run RedSn0w – for OS X  MAC users, right (control) click the utility and click open.

Jailbreak 6.0.1, 6.1 using Redsn0w

3. Click Extras -> Select IPSW feature, browse for and point it towards the iOS 6 IPSW file (not 6.0.1) to proceed with the jailbreak. After the file has been successfully identified by RedSnow, click the Back button to return to the main screen for Redsnow.

Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 UnTethered Semi

4. Select Jailbreak, ensure that the option to Install Cydia was checked by default, continue and set your iOS-device into DFU mode.

  • To Enter Device Firmware Update mode: Press and hold the home and power buttons together for a total of ten seconds, once ten seconds has passed, release the power button and continue to hold the home button for an additional ten to fifteen seconds.

5. Wait for the process to complete and for your jailbroken iPhone or iPod touch to reboot – you’ll then need to continue and boot Tethered.

How to Boot Tethered:

As previously mentioned in this jailbreak tutorial, you’ll be required to boot tether to see Cydia and every time you need to power your iPhone or iPod on. To boot Tethered, simply open RedSnow and click to Extras, followed by Just Boot.


Congratulations, after only six simple steps, you’ve successfully jailbroken your iPhone or iPod touch on iOS 6.0.1. Also, if you want to install what’s known as either a semi Tethered or semi UnTethered jailbreak after performing this Tethered RedSn0w jailbreak, be sure to check out the above video from iCrackUriDevice.

For those of you who are interested in the latest details and information on the UnTethered 6.0.1 jailbreak,  be sure to visit our post on planetbeing’s latest jailbreaking 6.0.1 update.

If you follow us on Twitter, like our Facebook page, add us to your circles on Google+ and subscribe to our UnTethered Jailbreak 6.0.1 and JailbreakingiOS6 news feed, we’ll keep you updated on the latest iOS and jailbreak information.

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58 Responses to Jailbreak 6.0.1, iOS 6 for iPhone 4, 3Gs and iPod touch 4th Generation using Redsn0w

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  5. Andres says:

    Im going to try this right now

  6. Monster says:

    i have downloaded all ipod 4th gen firmwares but it redsn0w says that it is not supported

  7. Altin says:

    Is there any problem if I use Iphone gsm 6.0_10A403 while my iPhone’s model number is A1332?

  8. Ashley says:

    My battery ran out for my ipod 4g after i did the semi untethered jailbreak. Since the battery running out it technically a “power off” most stock apps of mine won’t work and cydia won’t open. How do i reboot it with redsnow? i tried downloading the package and tried rebooting and it wouldn’t work, any help? -Thanks, Ashley <3

  9. alex says:

    ive tried doing this multiple times. i do every step correctly (or so i believe) and the “please wait…” black screen lasts a long time and then the running pineapple logo never apears on my screen. my phone just turns back on. even with rebooting the phone with redn0w my cydia never shows up? help :(

  10. SIRAJ says:

    how to install installous in cydia ios 6.0.1

  11. Felipe says:

    I need jailbreak for ipad 2 In the IOS 6.0.1

  12. Milton says:

    Only tutorial which has allowed be to successfully jailbreak ios 6.0.1 on iphone4 even though it’s tethered !!! Thank you !!!

  13. Christina says:

    So, I have an iPhone 4 on ios 6.0.1 and I followed all the instructions here, but when I get by the scrolling text area, I cant get cydia to download. It just goes to the apple logo. I’m fairly new to all of this. could use some help figuring this out.

  14. Marlon says:

    Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is great, let alone the content!

  15. ej says:

    every time i get a text message my phone goes into exit safe mode can anyone explain this?

  16. Dan h. says:

    Well, installous does work on ios 6, but whenever I try to install an app, no matter what app it may be, it’s ALWAYS An invalid IPA. Anyway to fix that?

  17. Talal says:

    thank you guys, you are the best

  18. Bruce binder says:

    How much would I have to donate to get the 4s update rolling???

  19. M3GATRON says:

    Waiting patiently for UnTethered iPhone 4S iOS 6.0 jailbreak. All the best to the Dev Team :)

  20. Bhavik says:

    I want to jail break my iPhone 4S ios6 free what can I do

  21. Geordie says:

    hi all sorry im a bit of a noob when it comes to this but i have two questions i hope ppl can answer 1) how do i know if i need iphone 4 GSM or CDMA 2) when i download the ipsw file the icon is unrecognised so when i run redsnow it cant find it. sorry to sound so lame with this but just starting out. do i need a file like the winzip?

  22. JayP, says:

    Just bought a 4s, unfortunately with the 6.0.1 iOS installed. I will be watching progress closely hoping for a break for my device soon. Willing to donate to the cause! Much love!

  23. ej says:

    when i open cydia if force closes help please

  24. Ryan says:

    This is reoccurring problem for me >:( continuously says exploit failed. Followed video and many other scenarios and phone turns on like normal. Any ideas? Much appreciated.

    • Ryan says:

      Cuz I’m a retard and forgot, iphone 4, att 3g, I have restored many a times. wasnt thinking and went to 6.0.1 version and didnt save 5.0.1 shsh blobs, so I am screwed there.

  25. Fatih says:

    If you have any knowledge 4s i be able to do this, please tell me when you jailbreak 4s do not have a site to Jove bought it regretted a thing nalet how everyone in this business thanks in advance Greetings from Istanbul …

  26. Armonia says:

    Thank’s! All is working! Wonderful!!!

  27. Hussain says:

    I have just bought an SIM FREE iPhone4 which has the iOS 6.0.1 already installed. Firstly will this jailbreak work for my device and secondly will it be tethered or untethered.

  28. Vimarsh says:

    Is there any possibility of the jailbreak to come for A5 devices????????

  29. Ars says:

    Ipad 2 on IOS 6???

  30. Mik.T says:

    So this Guide can be use on iPhone 4s 6.0?

  31. Dee says:

    This didnt work for Iphone3gs.. F.Y.I

    • admin says:

      Yes, it does, we’ve personally tested it. In rare instances, you’ll need to restore. We recommend first backing up in iTunes, then restoring to 6.0.1, jailbreaking and, finally, restoring from your iTunes backup!

      • RMG says:

        With my 3GS, I had to restore the 6.01 after the first two attempts. The third time it worked perfectly after I installed the 6.0 ipsw prior to the “just boot”. My phone still shows that I have 6.01 installed and iTunes even says that my firmware is current.

  32. Dan H. says:

    Yeah, everyone is getting impatient about the untethered jailbreak not being here yet, but I can wait. Everything that cydia has to offer isn’t updated to ios 6 yet, and Installous doesn’t even work. I don’t even see a point in jailbreaking it tethered at all. Everyone should just wait for the untethered jailbreak, and just try to live with being unjailbroken for the time being.

    • Beanerhackers69 says:

      Yes installous does work on ios 6 jailbroken I added this source cydia.hackulo.us And then clicked on installous and let it do its thing and it said reboot and im like ok then and when i booted up i tested it and it works

  33. Jay How says:

    After jailbreakin, i tried to tethered boot and when “waitin for reboot” came on it said: Missing Keys.plist data for this build

    • Jay How says:

      NVM. Im sorry. I didnt select the ipsw again. U have to select it again before bootin.

      • admin says:

        In certain situations, you don’t need to select the IPSW before booting tethered. However, we’ve found that it’s ALWAYS best to select the IPSW first if Redsn0w hasn’t been updated to natively support the firmware you’re jailbreaking!

  34. Nancy says:

    I have the iphone 4s with iOS 6.0, I havent updated the version to be able to jailbreak. Will the tethered one work?

    • admin says:

      Unfortunately, it will not. Tethered jailbreaks utilize Geohot’s limera1n exploit, which is patched for the iPhone 4S. Be sure to follow us, like us and subscribe to our news feed to be notified on any and all iPhone 4S jailbreak details!

  35. esaul says:

    i did everything and followed all the steps but cydia does not show up on my home screen.

    • admin says:

      Try to boot tethered again. If that doesn’t work, you’ll need to restore to a clean version of iOS 6.0.1. We recommend backing up in iTunes, restoring to 6.0.1, jailbreaking and, finally, restoring from your iTunes backup!

  36. Nathan says:

    You people with the newer A5, A5X, A6 and A6X devices need to stop demanding for time frames, learn to have patience, and understand that this is a free service you are not being charged money for! Same for those who ask about a un-tethered jailbreak!

    • Michael says:

      Agreed, everyone is impatient for an untethered jb for all devices on iOS 6, but that takes time. The only thing that may speed up the process would be to donate large amounts of money to the dev team, but that is a BIG maybe

  37. Ali says:

    I need untethered????????????????????????

  38. Marco says:

    We need Jailbreak for iOS6.0 A5 processor Please!!!

  39. Tima says:

    When will we get updates for the 4s? @fbadelabu

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