Just a day after the release of the 4th beta of iOS 6.1 Apple have released the update publicly. While the Evasi0n iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak is yet to be released, anyone who wants to try having a go at jailbreaking the can do this thanks to Redsn0w. But do take note it is a tethered solution.
iOS 6.1 jailbreak: Redsn0w available now, Evasi0n untethered later
The jailbreak for the iOS 6.1 is courtesy of Reds0w however you do have to take into account that this happens to be a tethered jailbreak and if you have a device that runs on the A5 processor. This means devices such as the Apple iPhone 3GS, the iPhone 4 and 4th gen iPod Touch, all of which rely on the Limera1n exploit. However it will not work with the Apple iPhone 5, the Apple iPhone 4S, Apple iPad 2, 3 or 4, nor the Apple iPod Touch 5th gen or the Apple iPhone Mini.
If you want to go ahead and jailbreak your device then you can follow the steps outlined below.
Ensure that you have iOS 6.1 on your device.
Connect your device with your computer and put your device into DFU mode. You can then open 0.9.15b3 and then your computer should be able to recognise the device. Click on Extras and then IPWS and go to the firmware file. Redsn0w will see your firmware
Go to the main page of Redsn0w 0.9.15b3 and click on Jailbreak. Wait for the jailbreak process to complete and ensure that you have checked Cydia. Click on Next and then wait while the jailbreak process completes. You should then be back on the Lock Screen and you then have to put the device back into DFU mode
Back on the main page of Redsn0w go back to Extras and choose IPSW then choose iOS 6 firmware and the computer should recognise the device. You then click on Boot Tethered and wait for it to complete. The device will restart and you should see the Pineapple logo when your device boots back up.
When you have gone through the jailbreak you should be back at the Lock Screen and you can unlock it and swiping will take you to the second page where you should see the icon for Cydia. Open it and go through the configuration and set up process.
You should now have a device that has been jailbroken, congratulations.