iOS 6.0.1 was just released a few minutes ago, but we’ve already confirmed it can be jailbroken right now using the existing jailbreak tools for iOS 6.

Although RedSn0w was recently updated to 0.9.15b3, the update doesn’t yet include support for iOS 6. That’s okay, because you can still point at the already supported iOS 6 firmware and successfully jailbreak iOS 6.0.1.

Check inside for the full video walkthrough that shows how.

Note: This is a tethered jailbreak for pre-A5 devices (iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4th generation) only.

Step 1: Download RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 and iOS 6.0 for your specific device from our Downloads page.

Step 2: Connect your device to your computer and place it into DFU mode.

Step 3: Open RedSn0w, and ensure it detects your device.

Step 4: Click Extras > Select IPSW, and select the iOS 6.0 firmware for your device. It should successfully identify the build.

Step 5: Go back to the main RedSn0w page and click Jailbreak. RedSn0w will process, and then allow you to install Cydia, which should be already checked on the next screen. Click Next, and the jailbreak will finish processing and begin on your iPhone. Keep RedSn0w open.

Step 6: Once the jailbreak is complete and you are back on your device’s Lock screen, place your device back into DFU mode.

Step 7: On the main page of RedSn0w click Extras > Just boot. This will perform a tethered boot. Your device should reboot with a pineapple logo.

Step 8: Once the device reboots, you should see Cydia on the Home screen.

That’s it, you’re finished! For more info on RedSn0w be sure to check out our dedicated RedSn0w page.

Were you able to successfully jailbreak? Share your experience in the comments section below.

  • i did the download and it went perfectly fine untill i installed winterboards and now cydia wont open and neither will winter boards?? what dod i do?

    • Jomar Maysonet

      that happened to me and al li had to do was reboot it

  • Danish

    thanks a lot i did on my iphone 4 6.0.1….bravoooooo…
    can i also jaibreak my iphone4s 6.0.1? help please

  • vec

    still cant jail break it gets stuck on the plug in mode when im doing my second df mode whats wrong???

  • Arpit

    im using xp. sp3
    when i reach the first upload stage.. the progress bar freezes just before completing .. and an error comes which says “windows has encountered an problem and is closing the program(redsn0w)”
    please help me .. what should i do

  • Rodrigo

    My device didn’t reboot with a pineaplle logo.
    What should I do?

  • do i need to clean restore my iphone before jailbreaking?

  • Rick

    anybody having problems with getting iphone 4 stuck on pineapple logo after jb ios 6.0.1?? need help please!! verizon phone will not tether boot! cydia is there but will not work

  • disqus_MUv7j3g7bN

    iphone 4 gets stuck on please wait…. matrix screen. Not sure how to fix it. Could anyone help.

  • Alex

    missing keys.plist data for this build . Why ?

  • clark

    here’s my issue—im in redsnow,it recognizes the devise on bottom of redsnow in DFU mode. i click “select IPSW” a window opens “browse for ipsw” but there are no ipsw’s to click, it gives the option to search through my computer for the files….no boxs that have a music symbol and disk like in the vid….where do i find these, or does anyone know why they arnt availible?

    Thank you

  • vips

    is there any way for utethe jailbreak for ios 6.0.1 and FW 04.12.02 ?

  • Brandon

    When it says iphone 4 does that mean 4s to ? Plz help me asap as im really in need of a kail real terhered or not

  • Sreeram

    Do i have to have a backup of my contacts, photos and stuff before I Jailbreak it?

  • just wondering any new regarding ios 6.0.1utethered jailbreak any idea when it will be available …can’t wait to have it

  • Shockxxz

    Can i ask i downloaded IPAD4 6.0.1 firmware but what version of redsnow im going to use? because i used redsnow 0.9.15 beta 3 but it seems its not supported… hope someone will help me

  • Hey my iPod is now I dfu mode and the Ipsw doesn’t work I am a windows user and I need a solution now

  • Tony

    AMAZING, the best detailed and clear tutorial on jailbreaking. Thank You so much, I’ve been working on this for 2 days and almost gave up but cause across this. Thanks for stressing the 6.0 ipsw vs. 6.0.1 ipsw, all along that was my problem. Forever grateful!

  • Joebelle

    Hello, I updated my iphone 3gs to ios 6.0.1 then it says i need to activate my phone. Tried the redsnow 0.9.15b3, but it just says “missing keys .plist data for this build”. Any help? Thanks 🙂

  • bio

    redsn0w go crash in uploading first stage

  • Ipod4ever

    When I succesfully jailbreak my Ipod and then do boot, it will write missing plist..
    WTF is that ??!! I wana my Cydia !!

  • kayla

    ive done every step and i get the pineapple but i dont get cydia ive done it lots of times, redsnow says its done but i check and i dont have :(((((

  • alex

    why dosent the pinapple come up after the just boot….? please help i did everything step by step

  • Cesar Carrillo

    why does it keep saying Missing Keys.plist data for this build ?

  • first_timer

    Thanks hackers,this is awesome! To anyone having problems with the missing keys thing: just keep trying stuff out. I had the same issue and i tried to jailbreak again,and it gave me a report on some other mistake,and i listened to advice below about reloading the IPSW file and after a couple of tries it worked. Maybe it was beginners luck or something,but maybe you just need to squash some bug that the phone has.

  • I cant get redsnow to find IOS 6.0 when i hit ” Select IPSW”? I have downloaded it and it shows up On my vista desktop as iPod4,1_6.0_10A403_Restore. PLEASE HELP

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  • Aiden Marcelis

    When I am doing the “Just Boot” option, it says “Missing key .plist for this build” It says I have the IOS 6.0.1 selected as my IPSW but I have IOS 6.0 selected please help me

  • teh

    Is this an untethered jailbreak for ios 6. Will it shut down and cannot restart it again??


    Hi there.
    New to all this, so apologies if I’m asking for ifno already posted.
    I have an iPhone 4S version 6.0.1, 10A523. Is there an untethered jailbreak for this model, or is this what everyone is waiting for?

  • Sara alyse

    OMG PLEASE HELP?! I been trying to jailbrake my ipod touch 4th gen all day now & im close in redsnow where u select ipsw then ios 6.0 from computer but it keeps sayin this redsnow wont support it but I got the new right 1 it said to get! Im sooo frustrated!! Can anyone help…???

  • Sara alyse

    O so then I tried skipping that part & then it just sits on rebooting grrr!!! >;( I think some of u have had the same problem Idk all keep trying…

  • Sara alyse

    … Ok said identifying now says missing keys bla bla & stopped uh!

  • Sara alyse

    OMG I been trying to jailbreak my ipod touch 4th generation all day now & im close in redsnow where u select ipsw then ios 6.0 from computer but it keeps sayin this redsnow wont support it but I got the new right 1 it said to get uh! So then I just tried to skip that & jailbreak but then it sits on rebooting or says missing keys grrr!!! >;( If anyone can help me it would be sooo appreciated!!! Im sooo frustrated & tired I give up for tonight…

  • Sara alyse

    O also when I would go to select ios 6.0 from my comp it wasn’t showin up where I saved it but does show up when im not in redsnow so confused! ;( K all check back tomorrow hoping someone can help & all try again…

  • Joey Foo

    i was not able to do it on a 3GS ? Kindly advice. It said its not supported and could not identify the footprint.

  • hydrowolfe

    I can get to the ramdisk portion of the jailbreak and then it goes into the line of codes. But mine just goes please wait… for like forever. No idea what’s going on

  • Alyssa

    My phone is in DFU mode and I selected the IPSW. When I hit jailbreak it said my phone was in the wrong mode and put it into normal operating mode. Any help?

  • Nikki

    Do u have to keep cydia on your apple product in order for it to be jailbroken

  • Ashley Weaver

    i dont understand step 4.. when i click ISPW, it brings me to my computer files and i cant find anything about ios 6.. please help.

  • Amy

    I have my iPhone 4 only 1 month and I plugged it into my laptop and before I even clicked on the programme it started to do “restore mode”
    iPhone is now completely fucked and if I had of known as soon as you plug it in it ruins your phone I wouldn’t have wasted my time downloading this piece of shit or wasted my iPhone

  • disqus_96ApdOo018

    I dont know what I’m doing wrong but Redsnow says “That IPSW is not supported with this version of redsnow’ when clicking on extras – select IPSW…
    Help please.

  • Billy

    hi there i have jailbroken my phone using resn0w but when i tired tethered right now but it run first stage and second fine but it says missing keys Device ECID BUILD

  • ipod touch4g

    i did it and it ha tha pinneapple logo but the i hasnt have the cydia .What can i do???

  • Maurice Cassidy.

    Hello. I can’t jailbreak my 3GS with iOS 6.0.1. Tried two versions of resn0w. Just keeps giving an error on the iOS device… Error. An error has occurred. Power of and try resn0w again. Have tried several times. Same error.

  • Roman

    how do i restore my iphone? i keep getting itunes could no restore 🙁 plz help!

    • Roman


  • Miss_Emm04

    If I let my ipod die with the iOS 6.1 will it break my Ipod?

  • Miss_Emm04

    If my Ipod dies while I have the iOs 6.1 will my Ipod break?

  • HrvojeŠignjar

    in the end of tethering reboot just before it says “end” it can’t be finished and it says like some keys are missing …i got iphone 4 so im not sure can it or not be jailbraked and if anyone know what does it means by “some keys missing” can be so nice and hele me coz this is first time im having problems with jailbreaking…