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.
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.
Also, due to the nature of this Tethered jailbreak, only the following iOS devices are supported:
If you own of of the following newer iDevices, it’s not compatible with this iOS 6.0 jailbreak:
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.
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.
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