Looking to jailbreak iOS 6.0 (build 10A403)? If you have inadvertently or intentionally upgraded your device to iOS 6, you can apply the same iOS 5.1.1 tethered jailbreak (minus iPhone 5/4S and, iPad 3/2) by using the latest version of redsn0w but unlike in previous versions, it does not install Cydia. Since the jailbreak is tethered, you have to connect your iOS device to computer to reboot – every time your battery drains out or you accidentally power it off. Notably, iPhone 3GS with old bootrom is Un-tethered.
People looking to jailbreak iOS 6.0 are advised to make back-ups of their data before using redsn0w. If your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is still running older firmware, you must first upgrade it to iOS 6 before you follow the steps to jailbreak. It can easily be achieved by downloading a stock IPSW from Apple and applying it with the latest version of iTunes.
The latest version of Redsn0w supports iPhone 3GS (both Old Bootrom and new Bootrom), iPhone 4 (GSM, CDMA), 1st-gen iPad, iPod touch 4G. It does not support Apple TV2, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPhone 5 and The New iPad (iPad 3) right now. The reason the jailbreak won’t work as-is on the iPad 2/3 or iPhone 4S is that it requires a bootrom or iBoot-level exploit to install, and the A5/A5X/A6 based devices are not susceptible to the Geohot’s limera1n bootrom exploit.
- iPod Touch 4G, iPad 1G, iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS running iOS 6.0 IPSW.
- Computer running on Mac OS X or Windows OS.
- USB cable to connect iPhone to computer
Instructions: iOS 6.0 Jailbreak
If you dare to take the plunge, the following easy-to-follow instructions will help you jailbreak iOS 6.0 (Build 10A403) on supported iOS devices.
Step 1: Download the latest version of Redsn0w and save onto your desktop. Extract the RedSn0w zip file by double clicking it. Connect the iPod Touch or iPhone or iPad to Windows or Mac via USB cable and place it into DFU mode.
Step 2: Run Redsn0w. Windows 7 users MUST run the redsn0w as an administrator mode. You can do this by right click the executable and select “Run as Administrator…” from the contextual menu.
Step 3: Click Extras > Select IPSW, and then select your iOS 6 firmware file. It should successfully identify your firmware.
Step 4: Navigate to previous screen by clicking Back button, and then select the Jailbreak option. RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data. You will have a new screen where you can select packages to install. Select Install SSH (Cydia not available on iOS6 yet) and then click Next to continue.
Note: Do not select options: Install custom bundle, Add activation ticket or Deactivate.
Step 5: RedSn0w will now start uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel for jailbreaking iOS 6. Within minutes, you’ll receive a message acknowledging that this is a tethered jailbreak.
Step 6: Once the jailbreak is completed, you will be prompted to put the device on iOS 6.0 into DFU mode. To enter in DFU mode: Press the Home and Power together for exactly 10 seconds. Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.
Step 7: Navigate to previous screen by clicking Back button, and then select the ‘Just boot’ option. A pineapple logo should appear on your device, indicating a tethered boot.
As soon as you are back on your Lock screen, close the RedSn0w. You have noe successfully jailbroken iOS 6.0 on iPhone 4, ipod touch 4G or iPad 1G.
Install Cydia on Jailbroken iOS 6 Device
Cydia is currently broken on iOS 6 firmware. But developer @PoomSmart worked out of the box to patch the broken Cydia. In order to install the Cydia on jailbroken iOS 6 device, follow two simple steps. You can follow Cydia iOS 6 installation video, if you have any trouble in following up with the steps.
Step 1: Access root via SSH (Default root password: Alpine) and enter the following command onto your Mac Terminal. Thanks to kr1sis.net for the Cydia install script.
wget -q -O /tmp/cyinstall.sh http://downloads.kr1sis.net/cyinstall.sh && chmod 755 /tmp/cyinstall.sh && /tmp/cyinstall.sh
Step 2: Following installation your iPhone should respring. If you are getting unknown or strange errors and Cydia doesn’t open, then reboot (tethered) your device and try again.
Congratulations, you have successfully jailbroken your iOS device on 6.0 10A403 (tethered). You can now try installing iOS 6 compatible jailbreak applications and tweaks on your iPhone 4, iPad or iPod touch 4G.
Feel free to post errors you’re getting during the jailbreak process in comments section below or on Forums. We will try to troubleshoot them to achieve clean and stable iOS 6 jailbreak.
iOS 6 Jailbreak: FAQ
Q1: Is iOS 6 Jailbreak for A5 devices available?
iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad 2, and iPad 3rd generation cannot be jailbroken on iOS 6 and no one knows when (or if) a jailbreak will be available – it may take a very long time. For official news and updates, follow us on twitter and facebook to get latest jailbreak news!
Q2: Can I downgrade iOS 6 to iOS 5.1.1 and re-jailbreak?
If you have upgraded one of these devices (with A5 and A5X processor) to iOS 6, it is not possible to downgrade back to iOS 5.1.1 or lower. The only device that can be downgraded is iPad 2 but you must have both iOS 4.x and iOS 5.x SHSH blobs saved locally or onto Cydia server.
However, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, original iPad and iPod touch 4G users (those who are missing Google Maps and YouTube app) can downgrade iOS 6.0 to 5.1.1 easily and re-jailbreak their iOS device using Redsn0w using the steps listed in this guide. Liked it? Click