Just weeks after the third iOS 6.1 beta came out, Apple has released iOS 6.1 beta 4 to its registered developers. If you fancy having a go at jailbreaking it, then you can, as there’s a tethered jailbreak for this fourth iOS 6.1 beta from Redsn0w 0.9.15b3. At this time the much publicized evasi0n iOS 6 untethered jailbreak is yet to be released.
iPhone iOS 6 jailbreak (redsn0w)
The beta comes as a delta update – build 10B5126b. You can get it from the Apple portal as well, and it works on the iPhone, the iPad and the iPod Touch. Anyone with the iOS 6.1 beta can get the update by going to Settings>General>Software Updates.
The update is 56.5MB in size, but has a total size of 896MB. Apple has also put out a beta 3 for Apple TV, which also has the Xcode Developer Preview.
This beta iOS 6.1 jailbreak Redsn0w 0.9.15b3 is a tethered solution, and doesn’t work with the A5 chip. The iPhones 3GS, 4 and the iPod Touch 4 can use it, as they all have the Limera1n exploit. If you have the iPhone 5, the 4S, the iPads 2, 3 or 4, or the 5th gen iPod Touch or the iPad Mini, you can’t use it.
This tutorial is for developers only:
Make sure you have the beta 4 downloaded and installed on your device. Make sure iOS 6 is on your computer, and if you haven’t, download it, alongside 0.9.15b3.
Connect your device to your computer and put the device into DFU mode. Open 0.9.15b3, and your computer should recognise the device. Go to Extras>Choose IPSW>iOS 6 firmware file. Redsn0w should recognise the firmware.
Go to Redsn0w 0.9.15b3’s main page and select Jailbreak. You’ll need to wait for the process to finish and then tick Cydia. Click on Next and the jailbreak should happen.
When this is done you’ll be returned to your Lock Screen, then you need to put the device into DFU mode again.
On Redsn0w’s main page, click Extras>Choose IPSW>iOS 6 Firmware. Click on Boot Tethered and wait – a pineapple logo will appear when your device is booted back up.
When the jailbreak is finished, you’ll see your device’s Lock Screen again. Unlock and swipe to your second page. You’ll see the Cydia app icon there, open it and run through the set up and configuration process.
Congratulations! You have a jailbroken iOS 6 iPhone, iPad or iPod touc!