Jailbreak 6.0, iOS 6 for iPhone 4, 3Gs and iPod touch 4th Generation using Redsn0w

Jailbreak iOS 6 UnTethered 6.0 Jailbreak iPhone 5 4S iPad 4 3

Today, the famed iPhone Dev Team hackers updated their wildly-popular RedSn0w utility to jailbreak iOS 6 with native Cydia support. While the new 6.0 firmware has been able to be jailbroken for some time through a simple Redsn0w and SSH workaround, this new update brings complete 6.0 support for Cydia.

Jailbreak iOS 6 UnTethered 6.0 Jailbreak iPhone 5 4S iPad 4 3

Unfortunately, even with the new version of Redsnow, iOS-device users can only jailbreak iOS 6 using what’s commonly referred to as a Tethered jailbreak. Essentially, this means the device will have to be booted with the assistance of the RedSnow jailbreak utility every time it’s turned on.

Jailbreak iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod touch 4th Gen on iOS 6


Also, due to the nature of this Tethered jailbreak, only the following iOS devices are supported:

  • iPod touch 4th Generation
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS

If you own of of the following newer iDevices, it’s not compatible with this iOS 6.0 jailbreak:

  • iPod touch 5th Gen
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4S
  • 3rd Generation iPad 3
  • iPad 2

With that said, if you wish to be immediately notified on news regarding the UnTethered jailbreak for iOS 6 and newer iOS-based devices, subscribe to our official JailbreakingiOS6 and iOS 6 UnTethered Jailbreak feed.

Jailbreak iOS 6 and 6.0 for A4 iOS-devices

Jailbreak iOS 6 UnTethered Jailbreak 6.0

Step 1: Download the latest version of Redsn0w from the download section towards the end of this jailbreak tutorial. After downloading RedSn0w, simply open and run the utility. Also, for windows 7 and Vista users, you’ll be required to right click the Redsnow, set the compatibility mode for Windows XP (service pack 2) and allow Administrative privileges.

Step 2: Click the “Jailbreak” option and set your iOS 6 device into DFU mode by holding down the home and power buttons together for a total of ten seconds. After the initial ten seconds are up, release the power button and continue holding the home button for an additional ten seconds.

Step 3: Once the jailbreak utility has finished processing the firmware information, ensure that the option to install Cydia was checked by default and continue.

Step 4: Wait for the jailbreaking process to complete, after it has, your iPhone or iPod touch will automatically reboot.

Step 5: Close out of the Redsn0w utility and reopen it. Click “Extras”, followed by “Just boot” and enter DFU mode again (refer to the second step).


Congratulations, after just five simple steps, you’ve successfully jailbroken your iOS 6.0 iPhone or iPod touch. Also, as previously mentioned, because this is a tethered jailbreak, you’ll have to run through the fifth step of this tutorial every time you’re required to reboot your iOS-device.

For those of you who are interested in the latest details on the UnTethered iOS 6 jailbreak, be sure to check out the post from earlier this month when pod2g gave his jailbreaking 6.0 presentation at JailbreakCon.

Also, to be notified on updates and information regarding the future status of the UnTethered iOS 6.0 jailbreak, subscribe to our official UnTethered Jailbreak 6.0 and JailbreakingiOS6  news feed.

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    1. If you’re on a Mac, press control, open Redsn0w and try the entire process again – it’s possible you’ll need to restore via iTunes in order to properly Jailbreak. Also, ensure that you are indeed using Redsn0w 0.9.15b1.

    1. Unfortunately, the latest Jailbreak for the iPhone 4S is the iOS 5.1.1 UnTethered Jailbreak (with either Absinthe v2 or Redsn0w). Just be sure to subscribe to our feed to be notified when a solution is available!

  3. @BECKY
    If you jailbreak your device now you will not have to restore your device when they make a untethered jailbreak. They make a patch for the tethered jailbreak, once they make a untethered jailbreak, that converts the thethered into a untethered one. Hope this helps.

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  5. It’s possible that you might have to restore, because tethered jailbreak are different than untethered jailbreak, but it’s possible that you don’t have to restore it and just jailbreak the latest version, but it might ruin your phone…who knows…

      1. Tried a couple times, maybe it’s a bug that’ll be fixed later. Just booted, then pineapple logo, slide to unlock, but no cydia.

  6. If I tethered jailbreak my phone now how hard will it be to jailbreak it when the untethered jailbreak comes out…will I have to restore?

  7. So has the iOS 6 jailbreak (untethered) for iPod touch 5th Gen, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S ,3rd Generation, iPad 3, and iPad 2, been figured out yet? As in, have they been able to test it out and already have it, but is “underconstruction”? Please give info about the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak, and what’s going on so far.

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