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

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

Step 3: In terminal type: ssh root@ (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/ && chmod 755 /tmp/ && /tmp/

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 for the Cydia install script.

  • The Firmware wont come up on desktop when i try to find ipsw

  • hi, if i want to connect to my ipod touch 4th gen, i get the following error: ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host.

    anytone know what to do??


    • Gregory Surels

      Are you logged in as administrator ?

  • Cesar

    Every time I turn my device off it doesn’t seem to work anymore what could I do please reply

  • lucy

    quick question, I just jailbroke my iphone 4 ios 6, but i would like to unlock so I may use in a different country, how can I do?

  • jordan

    ive jailbroke my iphone and it worked with cydia, i used the same ip and computer to jailbreak another iphone, cydia stopped working on both (open and then reclose straight away), can anyone help? were both running ios 6 on the ihpone 4

  • hussain

    i want to jailbreak my ipod touch 4th gen…..but when i open the terminal and write this ssh root@ and writ my ip adress it doesnt work ,it says “ssh” is not recognised as an external or internal program,operable program or batch file…..please help me….thank you

  • How can I download cydia on my iPod whithout using a computer, my iPod is already tethered.

  • christo

    what if you dont have a wifi network with router and just a normal ethernet???

  • Jennifer

    I tried rebooting my iPhone and this message popped up: “Missing Keys.plist data for this build:


  • Help me plz. I can’t install Cydia ! Am connected to the same network my IP address on my iPhone but my MAC IP for the same net work is !! I tried both of the but after I type and press on return I got this msg “ssh: connect to host port 22: Connection refused” !! Can someone help.

  • I change my IP address and now it’s not connecting !! Even when I change it back !!

  • SRAW

    My redsn0w keeps freezing on the ‘waiting for reboot’ part of the jailbreaking… help??? NVM I got it to work, but now I can’t find the terminal app on my Wifi on my computer, which is a windows computer.

  • How do u find the terminal on a windows

  • Hi!
    i have a question.

    when i select the IPSW, redsnow says: That IPSW is not supported by this version.
    how can i fix this?
    because i want to jailbreak my iphone 4 with the latest iOS.

  • when i try to just boot, i get a missing keys.plist data for the iphone 3gs…how do i get the missing items?

  • How to jailbreak to ipad2 ios6.0.1
    And install cydia

  • Hey when i was in termnial scanner for WINDOWS it said “ssh” is not recongized so nothing happen is it different letters to type for windows ? mssg pls ? on facebook it really will b helpful

  • for some reason after the jailbreak the keyboard doesnt pop up

  • i jailbreaked my iphone 3gs, 4 , 4s and 5 <3


  • Alex C.


  • George Griffin

    everytime in type in the ssh root@ my ip code it keeps saying………ssh: connect to host port 22: Connection refused…….please help me with this

  • I dont have a mac, i have window 7, how do i download cydia?? i got lost when it said open terminal

  • kirby

    mine keeps saying ‘connection refused’ everytime i put in ssh root@ i don’t know how to put openssh on if i don’t have cydia yet and i’m trying to install it

  • not working, it keeps saying

    Missingkeys.plist date for this build

    I have IOS 6.0.1

    I have done this before with a different iphone4 but the iphone 4 im using now, i just really don’t understand why it won’t jailbreak >.<

  • hi, how can i downgrade iphone 4 IOS 6.0 to IOS 4.1 or 5.1.1?

  • saskdevil

    thank you for the help this got me out of a jam…wasted many hours trying to connect with no results you are the best!!

  • ian Tan

    after i boot and the pineapple logo appears, it disappears, and then redsnow says its done. and my iphone became blank…

    it doesn’t not appears back to the lock screen, what happen??

  • Samuel

    How come when I jailbroke my iPod touch 4g, AppStore, safari, and a Bunch of other already installed apps, were deleted???

    Pls help and I also can’t get putty to locate my iPod touch, so I can’t install cydia and I don’t have a mac

  • What is terminal file? 🙁

  • raj

    redsnow is not supporting

  • disqus_agq4sxuTzF

    what is this terminal?

  • Devo

    Does iphone 3gs work for jailbreaks

  • corneliah

    Hey! Thanks for a beatuifully set video. I’m trying to break my iphone 4 ios 6. But I’m confronted with a problem in terminal. After the hole alpine password continue part, it says “command not found” for the wget root thing. What to do? Than you for any help!

    This is how it looks:

    iPhone:~ root# wget -q -O /tmp/… && chmod 755 /tmp/ && /tmp/

    -sh: wget: command not found

    iPhone:~ root#

    🙂 Cornelia

  • how do i fix this error please reboot the device into normal…….

  • tage

    what if you have windows??

  • como se descarga

  • Raj

    Hello All, I am having issue with my 3GS 32 GB, ios 6.0.1, could not jailbreak, got stuck in Activation screen, can someone help how to bypass activation
    I tried to go back to 5.1.1 but did not work, iTunes showing 3190 error, tried all that host file modifications, but no success,
    Could you please help me here. ?Thanks

  • Xaris Dimi

    I have benn working on my iPhone 4 for 3 days searching videos and websites how to istall Cydia and none of them have helped me so far, i did that the last year with older iOS and it worked, but now all redsnow and iOS 6.0 suck! I will never manage to jailbreak it again! I get stuck on “the rest of this process takes place on your device” and then everything is lost. If someone can help me it would be grateful!

  • jing

    how come i am getting connection refused in terminal after i typed in the codes you provided?

  • Hello ! I have a problem on windows when I go to Extras>select IPSW ….then i select my ispw that I have downloaded like you have done but it comes to this problem : That IPSW is not supported by this version of redsn0w
    Fingerprint :
    44d4132f57be62c38a664c4424ca9854ae0e05 what can I do about this ! you had to speak about this in the video …please help us there are many people who have this problem and thank you !

  • Benjamin

    Wha do I do since I don’t have a mac

  • Jonathan

    I have windows 8 and when i type in the ssh root the command prompt doesnt recognize it. Help please

  • how can i get a terminal on windows 7 could it work ?

    • SimonOrJ

      Click start and type in “cmd.exe” without quotes. The language wouldn’t be same as terminal on Mac.

  • I get to step 6 & 7 of the first part of this and then get an error screen:

  • “Missing Keys.plist data for this build

  • or I get a waiting for reboot that never seems to reboot

  • Do u know how to jail break a 3G with 6.0.1 I have no clue what I am
    Doing please help also if I do jail break this I should b able to use a t
    Mobile SIM card right. Please and thank u. thanks

  • Hector Garcia

    My terminal is saying Connection refused when I try and type in the IP adress
    Help please

  • I’ll trying ,,I hope mu fon will install cydia back,,thanks