Some of you may be looking to jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 on devices that come with an A4 chip or older chips. These devices can include iPhone 3GS, 4 and iPod Touch 4G.

Jailbreak IOS 6.1.3

So we’re here today to tell you how this can be done not through Redsn0w, but sn0wbreeze 2.9.14. Jump after the break to follow our guide to jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 (Pre-A5 devices).

Compatible IOS 6.1.3 Devices that can be jailbroken

For those who don’t know, the untethered jailbreak for the iOS 6.1.2, 6.1, 6.0.1 and 6.0 firmware that was made by evasi0n was patched by Apple in the latest iOS update, but the Limera1n exploit made from geohot can still be used for the purpose.

Before proceeding, please note the method only works on the devices mentioned above. Apart from that, you need to have the USB cable for your device along with you. This method won’t work on the latest iPhone, the iPod Touch 5G or even the iPhone 4S. It’s also a tethered jailbreak, so a connection of the device will be required with the computer where you would be using iBooty to boot the device tethered every time when it restarts.

Without further taking your time, here are the IOS 6.1.3 Jailbreak instructions:

Step 1: Download iOS 6.1.3 on your device if you want to follow this guide.

Step 2: Download the latest version of sn0wbreeze.

Step 3: Start the sn0wbreeze software, go to the bottom right of the interface and select the blue arrow by clicking on tip.

Tethered Jailbreak IOS 6.1.3

Step 4: Next, click the box that says Browser for an IPSW, and choose the firmware file downloaded in the previous step.

iOS 6.1.3 Jailbreak

Step 5: After the firmware goes through verification, click on next arrow -> Simple Mode.

Sn0wbreeze iPhone 4 jailbreak

Step 6: Now you will be prompted to activate your iDevice. Go for No if you are on factory unlock or an official carrier, or go for Yes if the device needs to be unlocked through ultrasn0w 1.2.8.

Hacktivate iOS 6.1.3

Step 7: Now sn0wbreeze will start making the file for custom firmware, which will take a while. After it’s done, the file will be placed on your desktop.

IOS 6.1.3 Jailbreak Process

Step 8: Now you will be asked by sn0wbreeze for entering the Pwned DFU mode. How to do that? Just follow on-screen instructions. This may take few attempts, and you can keep trying till you succeed.

Jailbreak iPhone 3GS iOS 6.1.3

Step 9: After reaching Pwned DFU mode, open iTunes, and keep the device connected to PC.

Step 10: iTunes will make a detection, but in recovery mode. Use your keyboard to press the left SHIFT key and while holding it, click on Restore. Choose the file for custom firmware from your desktop.

Final IOS 6.1.3 Jailbreak step

Step 11: Let the restoration process complete, and after it is, the device will start and Cydia will be there.

Steps to boot tethered your iOS 6.1.3 Device

In case you forgot, we did tell you this jailbreak was tethered. Now you need to go to the iBooty folder created on the desktop and follow these steps:

  1. Start iBooty tool from your desktop.

iBooty Boot iOS 6.1.3 iPhone

  1. Go to the drop-down menu and choose your device. Next, select the Start button by clicking on it and place the device in DFU-mode by following on-screen instructions.
  2. After the process is complete, the device will start and that’s all that was required.

jailbroken iOS 6.1.3 iPhone 4

Well, that was it. Not to big of a deal once you get to it. Enjoy your newly jailbroken iDevice and feel free to leave comments. We will keep bringing new guides as soon as they appear.

  • Carver Michael Bennett

    itunes keeps saying error 3202. Any suggestions?

  • UnlockBoot

    Check your hosts file.

  • Carlos Jovel

    it says that it´s installed but the iphone only shows the apple and it doesn´t run anymore 🙁

  • Carlos Jovel

    hey guys when you finish installing the IOS there will appear an apple and it wont run anymore, what you have to do is open iboot and boot it 🙂

  • liz

    is there a sn0wbreeze 2.9.14 for mac????? pls respond!!! thanks.

  • liz

    where and how did you install sn0wbreeze 2.9.14? mine says safari cant open the file. help me pls?

  • faith

    I accidentally updated my phone (cdma) from 6.1.2 to 6.1.3. Ok so this method REALLY WORKS 100%!!!! NO JOKE MAN!! Email me whoever needs my help and I’ll do my very best. 🙂 THANK YOU SO MUCH UNLOCKBOOT!!!!!!!!!

  • midian

    the jailbreak is tethered??

  • midian

    when i start step 7 its still at Patching LLB

  • UnlockBoot

    Hey lis, Sn0wbreeze Windows-only software. You can use it only on Windows PC.

  • kadyo

    when I reboot my device and naturaly run the ibooty to take effect the thetered jailbreak. when the device succesfuly boot, I opened the cydia but suddenly the whole page/screen of cydia turned to small not fit to actual size of iphone 4 screen. please help me to resolve this. thanks!

  • Charlie Reed

    ok im confused. step 4 says to choose the firmware file downloaded in the previous step (3) but that step only says to start the software and click the blue arrow. IT SAYS NOTHING OF ANY FIRMWARE FILE TO DOWNLOAD! please help

  • Dustin

    Everytime i try restoring the iphone with itunes it either gives me a error!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Please help!!!!!!

  • Dustin

    what does that even mean? ;_;

  • Gucci

    just did an worked. thanks alot

  • Jamie

    notepad c:windowssystem32driversetchosts

  • Wils

    I cant believed it worked..thanks

  • Andrew

    After installing cydia why cannot install hackulous?

  • Sharon

    I am having problems finding my ipsw file on step 4. Help please:(

  • Britney

    After restoring and setting up as a new iphone, there was no cydia. I followed all the steps correctly, and even did it on my own iphone and succeeded. Do you know how to get the cydia to appear? Btw, its the same ios and iphone. It just isn’t showing up on the one phone.

  • SomeCleverNameWithNumbers

    I end up with an error, 1601!

  • Whiteside

    After mannnnny tries of jailbrakin’ i finally succeded on Iphone 4 ios 6.1.3 and i succeded of hacktivating too 😀 i can only use it as an Ipod now :(because SAM TOOL is only for ios starting from 4.x -> 5.X and it has 6.1.3…any chances of making a hack and use it at least on one configured SIM?please if you know some tell me about it 🙂 And the tutorial is very useful i tryed some other methods but this was the only one that has really worked :)thx

  • PRiphoniac

    This is real easy and completely noob proof all off you getting errors just following the instructions step by step and it will get you jailbroken in no time. 😉

  • bablu surana

    where i ll find the ipsw file please help me ..

  • fthhfh

    error 3014 third time already. What am I doing wrong?

  • Gina Punzal

    still appear they cannot restore.. error 1604.. pls. help through this?! thanks and god bless!

  • praveen

    just install latest redsnow and jailbreak it with ios 6.0 ipsw and install ultrasnOw in cydia. u can use any sim but everytime u restart u need to just boot from redsn0w

  • sayid

    u need to download first

  • sayid

    i got error when restore…plz help….

  • jos

    Error 1600 while restoring in itunes??

  • Gr8 Spirit

    1st of all, THANK YOU. I’ve spent more time than I care to confess trying to get Cydia back on my 3gs after being kidnapped to 6.1.3! My initial problem was my phone was not recognizing my Sim card, and now it’s doing that (well, not doing it) again. QUESTION: how to fix it so my SIM is recognized WITHOUT LOSING CYDIA. Thanks again for your help this far.

  • kochit

    Thanks . You saved my time. I am trying for many software and failed ever but this time i got it.Thank you and keep going ,my dear.

  • Jeevan

    Will This Work In Ipad2(wifi)??? Plz reply….

  • Raji

    can u tell me can i downgrade iphone 4s 6.1.3 to ios 6.1.2?

  • Serge Fomichenko

    I’m having a problem with step 4. I downloaded the firmware as instructed and when i go to select it from my desktop it says “invalid IPSW”. please help

  • Serge Fomichenko

    my phone is an iPhone 4S… i know i can’t downgrade to 6.1.2 but does this also mean i can’t get even a teathered jailbreak on the 4S since it’s an A5? please let me know thank you!

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  • Yong Xiang

    INVALID IPSW when when i selected the ipsw 6.1.3 iphone 4s…

  • no.

    When I’m in pwned DFU after the sn0wbreeze process, and I restore to the sn0wbreeze IPSW, I don’t get cydia. it’s basically the same as before I did the whole process.

  • 4S User

    Same problem over here!

    Invalid IPSW!

  • Luciano Gabriel

    HELP!!! invalid ipsw a4b272bea1e604853c1576186d498f68 , WHAT IS THE PROBLEM ?

  • Nekro

    wrong ipsw used, select the one for your device maybe?

  • mateodos

    Ibooty completed but just kept going back to the restore in iTunes. Tried three times and my device stop booting and had to factory restore.

    Any suggestions?

    iPhone 4. 6.1.3

  • Eliitas

    i have the same problem but i have downloaded all FIRMware 6.1.3 for my IPAD 2 and its the same. what i need to do??

  • joanne

    hi Im getting the invalid ipsw can anyone help me?

  • Derek Pajaro Valderrama

    Its not supported for redsn0w latest version 0.9.15b3; does not let me do it.

  • Paulus N. Haukongo

    i have the some problem 6.1.3 iphone 4s

  • Zach

    You might be able to use it on your mac if you use a virutal windows machine such as VM Fusion.

    Example I have a iMac and on it i have VM Fusion which allows me to have a windows xp, vista, and 7 operating systems on my mac

  • Matt

    I need help, it keeps telling me invalid ipsw, mine is 6.1.3, and i have a iphone 4s. I selected the right firmware and the right version of snowbreeze, and they are compatible, so why does it keep saying this? I’ve seen a lot of people having the same problem, SOMEONE give a solution to this! I thought there are genius out there, but when it comes to real problem like this, which millions of people are having, no one knows shit!!

  • Jao

    doesnt work when i try to restore to the snowbreeze ipsw it itunes gives error 3194

  • Kevin C

    After using iboot, my 3gs device is not booting up. Please help

  • Kevin C

    For those whose device didn’t reboot after running iBooty, use Redsnow 0.9.15b3 and use the option Recovery Fix in DFU mode. After that open the iBooty and run the process in DFU mode as instructed in the tutorial. It should work/ It worked for me.. Enjoy !!!

  • Vintage

    How can i update/restore I phone 3gs I keep getting a (-1 Error) Please help, I cant get past the itunes screen on phone.