How to jailbreak iOS 6 and install Cydia

By , Sep 19, 2012

iOS 6 was just released a while ago, and now we’re going to show you how to jailbreak it.

First of all, please note that this is a tethered jailbreak, and it only works with A4 devices like the iPhone 4.

Secondly, since there currently isn’t any jailbreak tool that will install Cydia just yet, we’re going to have to go about installing Cydia using a manual process.

Still game after all of those asterisks? Then come inside, as we show you how to jailbreak iOS 6 final…

Step 1: Install iOS 6 on your device. You’ll also need to know the location of the iOS 6 IPSW firmware file. If you’re on a Mac, you can find that in /Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates/ if you didn’t download iOS 6 manually, and updated using iTunes. You can also download iOS 6 from our downloads page. After iOS 6 is installed, hook your device up to your computer, and place it into DFU mode.

Step 2: Download RedSn0w 0.9.13dev4 from our downloads page.

Step 3: Run RedSn0w, and click Extras > Select IPSW, then select your iOS 6 firmware file. It should successfully identify your firmware.

Step 4: Click Back, and then click Jailbreak. You should see a dialogue box saying “preparing jailbreak data” followed by a page with several options. Ensure that Install SSH is selected, and click Next.

Step 5: Your iPhone will now proceed through the jailbreak process. You will receive a message acknowledging that this is a tethered jailbreak.

Step 6: Once the jailbreak is completed, and you are back on your Lock screen, place the device back info DFU mode.

Step 7: Click Back, and then click Just boot. A pineapple logo should appear on your device, indicating a tethered boot. Once this complete’s and you are back on your Lock screen, you may close RedSn0w.

Installing Cydia

Step 1: On your iOS device, go to Settings > Wi-Fi > and click the arrow next to your connected Wi-Fi router. Find your IP address for your Wi-Fi connection. In my example, my IP is 10.0.1.27.

Step 2: On a computer connected to the same Wi-Fi network, open the Terminal app.

Step 3: In terminal type: ssh root@10.0.1.27 (be sure to change the IP address to match your iOS device’s IP)

Step 4: After a few seconds, it should connect, and prompt you for your iOS device’s password. The password is alpine

Step 5: Once connected, paste the following into the terminal:

wget -q -O /tmp/cyinstall.sh http://downloads.kr1sis.net/cyinstall.sh && chmod 755 /tmp/cyinstall.sh && /tmp/cyinstall.sh

Step 6: After a minute or so of scrolling prompts, your iOS device should reboot, and Cydia will be installed. If you get any permission errors on the terminal, just ignore them.

That’s it. You now have a jailbroken iOS 6 device running Cydia. That wasn’t so hard, was it?

Thanks to kr1sis.net for the Cydia install script.

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  • Destinee Salomon

    Mine says connection refused?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/punksoltis Nepolian Sushant

    How To Use Terminal ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/geovany.orantes Geovany Orantes

    i download the one for !OS 6.1 but it only opens itunes and thats it

  • http://www.facebook.com/mohsinrafiq97 Mohsin Rafiq

    after just boot i got pineapple logo then it stuk at apple logo what to do now?? :/

  • Shaun Andrikopoulos

    Anyone get the error message :Missing Keys.plist for this build”? How do I fix this?

  • ricky

    i dint get cydia aftr geting pineapple symbol…. what i have to do for this problem?

  • http://www.facebook.com/bogdan.ciocirla Bogdan Ciocirla

    She working on iPhone 5?

  • http://www.facebook.com/antoni.mclaren Antoni Halford

    How to use ur cellular data on ipad without jailbreak? My ipad doesn’t have the “personal hotspot” :-/ nor the “network” in general… Help pls

  • http://www.facebook.com/antoni.mclaren Antoni Halford

    I mean to tether it with other devices

  • trulla lulla

    I don’t have iMac, what app i should use instead of terminal app?

  • Allison V

    The pinapple logo isnt showing up, the apple shows up and it starts like a normal ipod

    • Gregory Surels

      What device are you trying to jailbreak and on what version of IOS are you running on your ipod ? also what software are you using to do it ?

      • Allison V

        Im trying to jailbreak my ipod 4g, and i have IOS 6.1.3 im using the redsn0w software