Jailbreak iOS 6

This has just come in that the iPhone Dev team has released a new version of RedSn0w that has full support for the final public release of the iOS 6 with the official version of Cydia.

The Redsn0w 0.9.15b1 is for both Windows & Macs. It adds not only support for the iOS 6 jailbreak, but it can re-restore and downgrade select devices from iOS 6 to an older firmware!

iOS 6 jailbreak with Redsnow — Supported Devices:

  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPod Touch 4th Gen

No A5 devices (iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPhone 5) are supported at the moment but it is interesting note that Hacktivation + baseband preservation support has also been added for iPhone 4 and 3GS.

jailbreak iOS 6 iPhone 4
Jailbreak iOS 6 With Redsn0w 0.9.15b1

This latest version of RedSn0w does not require users to go through the trouble of downloading and going through the whole stitching firmware process. Redsn0w recognizes the firmware installed and downloads all the required files and does the jailbreak! Moreover no need to manually install Cydia as well! Much excited we are to hear about this!

Jailbreak iOS 6 iPhone 4 / iPhone 3 GS / iPod Touch 4G Instructions:

Step 1: Download Redsn0w 0.9.15b1 from our download secton.

Step 2: Download iOS 6 Official, and update your A4 device to it.

Step 3: Start Reds0w (make sure to run it as administrator if using windows) OS X mountain lion users will need to start it with Ctrl-Click on the Redsn0w icon and then selecting Open from the new menu.

Jailbreak iOS 6 with Redsn0w
Redsn0w jailbreak iOS 6.0

Step 4: Click on Jailbreak, start Cydia and enter DFU mode, once the DFU mode in initiated Redsn0w will start jailbreaking the device with the limera1n exploit. After its finished, select the option named ‘Autoboot this device when it connects in DFU mode’ in order to enter tethered for the moment. The device will reboot with the Cydia icon on the homescreen.

Preserve iOS 6 baseband – Create iOS 6 Custom IPSW Firmware

iPhone 4 & iPhone 3GS ultrasn0w unlockers will need to preserve the older baseband in order to unlock. Click on the Extras and then on Custom IPSW option, select the required iOS 6 IPSW and let RedSn0w make the custom firmware. After that, enter Pwned DFU mode by selecting “Pwned DFU” from Redsn0w’s Extras option, and then restore to this custom firmware.

Jailbreak iPhone 4 iOS 6 Redsn0w
Redsn0w 0.9.15b1 Pwned DFU

Booting Device tethered on iOS 6:

You will need to boot your device in a tethered mode every time the device is turned off. It’s simple, go to RedSn0w and click on extras, and click on Just Boot option. Follow the instructions and you will be rebooted back into the tethered jailbreak mode.

Install Cydia on iOS 6
iPhone 4 IOS 6.0 Cydia 1.1.6 iOS 6

The new re-store features allow third gen iPad and iPhone 4S users to re-store to any version of iOS 5.x although Apple is not signing the software. You will just need the SHSH blobs for your iOS 5.x. The downgrade can only be done if you updated your device using iTunes and will not work if the upgrade has been done OTA (Over The Air). iPad 2 users will be able to downgrade if they have blobs from 4.x and 5.x saved. The A4 based iPhone 4, 3GS and 4th-gen iPod touch users can downgrade to an older firmware for untethered jailbreak provided that they have SHSH blobs saved for the firmware they want to downgrade to.

There are still no iOS 6 untethered jailbreak although the Dev teams are working hard on the issue. Stayed tuned for more unlock & jailbreak updates and feel free to comment. As soon as any new update concerning jailbreaks come out, we will let you know ASAP.

  • Tim

    What if your phone factory unlock do you still have to preserve your baseband?

  • valbonab

    I tried to jailbraik on Iphone 4 but during the process it freezes and redsnow shows erorr and stops. It seems the iOS 6 is harder to crack. Also, during the process of jailbraiking the process loads lot of memory!! Did anyone tried it yet?

  • UnlockBoot

    No, Factory Unlocked iPhones can be updated without preserving your baseband.

  • elvispresley

    does it work with sam activation ticket backup?????

  • Xavier

    estoy esperando que officialiphoneunlock cumpla con el plaza para el unlock de mi iphone de swisscom ya pasaron 2 dias y no tengo respuesta

  • vishal shah

    i have iphone 4 bb 01.59.00 will this thing works fine or will it upgrade my baseband???

  • UnlockBoot

    You need to Preserve your baseband with iOS 6 custom firmware.

  • vishal shah

    ok but will it work fine if i do it your way specified above?

  • Nader el dabaa

    my phone is 3gs on baseband 6.15.00 and the firmware is 4.3.1
    can i update it to ios 6 and unlock the phone again.

  • doodles

    i did with the ios 6 on iphone4, and it froze too. i retried it then my phone wouldnt turn back on,. it stayed off till i had to restore it then it turned back on. which i has to back up and all of my apps were deleted.

  • Mason

    do i need to worry about my baseband if im not unlocking? i had an ipod touch that i jailbroke. is it any different?

  • UnlockBoot

    Factory unlocked devices can be upgraded to iOS 6 without any worries! Enjoy your iPhone 4 iOS 6 Jailbreak, hope soon will be untethered!

  • Vasile

    Do I need to preserve my baseband to restore Sam back-up activation ticket after I jailbreak my iPhone 4?

  • AliceQ

    thanks for detailed tutorial. before i go into it, would like to double confirm if it works for my situation… Device: iphone4, baseband: 1.59.00, redsnow unlocked. if i jailbreak the device this way, am i going to preserve the unlock?

  • sharat

    i have iphone 4 on ios 4.2.1 & BB 3.10.01. If I upgrade to 6 what will be the new BB version & do i need to preserve the baseband to Jailbreak & unlock?

  • guest

    Can I use this guide to jailbreak ios 6 iPhone 4s or I need to wait for A5 ios 6 jailbreak?

  • prisly clement

    Help me out .i am having an iphone 3gs. its showing as activation required … So i need to jailbreak it so i have downloaded ios 6.0.1 now what i have to do next …but already 6.1 is in the phone .so help me what to do ..? Friends

  • abir

    hi please need your help soon

    imei: 012964009436091

    iphone 4 ios 5.1.1 bb 04.12.01

    network and carreir not available

    i think its locked to bell canada

    when i check imei its give me sim lock status: unlocked(iphone world) then give me locked what thats meen? thank you

  • duane

    what is the easiest way to gwet siri on my iphone 4 6.0.1

  • asd

    there’s no appropriate jailbreak sorry

  • ola

    I have a 3gs IOs 6 thedered jailbreaked with redsnow BB 6.15.00.installed ultrasnow fixer installed it and installed utrasnow then rebooted device but still doesn’t work( No service). how can i solve this?? Or do i have to wait for the unthedered jailbreak for ios6?

  • Noob

    I have an iPhone 4 (no previous jailbreak), running iOS 6.0.1 and modern firmware 04.12.02. If I just follow the steps, will I be fine? Also do I have to worry about above catagories: Preserving iOS 6 Baseband and Booting Device Tethered in iOS 6? Please help! Thanks

  • Pritesh Shah

    I have 3GS factory lcoked piece (AT&T) with iOS 4.2.1 and BB 06.15.00. i am using in India by unlocking and jailbreaking. can this procedure upgrade my phone to iOS 6 and also unlock to other service proveder? Pl help.

  • JT

    Tried jailbreak on my phone using 0.9.15b3 and it failed… got the following message
    Missing Keys.plist data for this build:
    Device iPhone 4-VZW
    ECID: 4268007116045
    Build: iPhone3,3_6.0.1_10A523

    Should it work on my phone? First attempt at jailbreak.
    Carrier: Verizon 13.0
    iPhone 4
    Model: MC676LL
    iOS 6.0.1 (10A523)
    Firmware 3.0.04

  • William Nay

    Hi, I couldn’t jailbreak my iPhone 4, below was the error message:

    Missing Keys.plist data for this build:

    Device: iPhone 4
    ECID: 2780394832xxx
    Build: iPhone3,1_6.0.1_10A523

    Please anyone help me with this problem?

  • William Nay

    I met the same problem as your

  • Joe

    I cant create a custom firmware with Redsnow…..

  • kevin

    hi how can i unlock my iphone 3gs

    model:mc133J/A

    version: 6.1 (10B141)

    modem firmware: 06:15:00

    pls email me bk and let me know kmr187-at-gmail.com

  • Dhave Barsalote

    question: how to upgrade jailbroken iphone 4 ios 6.0 to ios 6.1

  • Dhave Barsalote

    help guys, ‘cuz whenever i updated my iphone 4 ios 6.0 to ios 6.1 as it says in my software updates it always says in the nearest end that Update Is Failed. My Iphone is already a Jailbroken. I wan’t to update it because my current ios version right now is not compatible with the carrier network that i’ve been using. And i’ve heard that 6.1 fixes those Bugs.

  • johny

    how to unlock apple iphone 4 of t-mobile u.k

  • raghav

    HI How can i update firmware in iphone 3gs.. i dont know whether my iphone is jailbroken or unlocked…

    version:4.1
    model:MC640LL
    baseband: 06.15.00
    Please send me how to update fimware..to gupta.nrg-at-gmail.com

  • Mikersson

    I have a iPhone 3gs New botroom baseband 5.13.04 with IOS 6.1.2 I was using the phone well, but suddenly stopped to workaround 1 month ago.
    What should I install and in what order?:
    – ultrasn0w + ultrasn0w fixer 6.0
    – ultrasn0w + ultrasn0w fixer 6.1
    – ultrasn0w fixer 6.0 + ultrasn0w
    – ultrasn0w fixer 6.1 + ultrasn0w
    or should I upgrade to ipad baseband 6.15.00?

    Thank you very much!

  • Mikersson

    keep trying again. Have u solved it?