How to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta

By , Nov 1, 2012

If you’re a developer wishing to jailbreak your pre-A5 device running iOS 6.1 beta, then you’ll be happy to know that it can be easily done using the same method we used to jailbreak the iOS 6.0.1 public release.

This is, of course, a tethered jailbreak, and it only works with pre-A5 devices like the iPhone 4, or the iPhone 3GS. For the full video tutorial, check inside…

Note: iOS 6.1 beta is for developers only.

Step 1: Download RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 and iOS 6.0 from our Downloads page.

Step 2: Place your pre-A5 device into DFU mode with it connected to your computer.

Step 3: Open RedSn0w, and click Extras > Select IPSW, and select the 6.0 firmware for your device. It should successfully identify the 6.0 firmware. Click back.

Step 4: Click Jailbreak on the main page of RedSn0w, then once it’s finished loading, ensure Install Cydia is checked and click Next.

Step 5: The jailbreak process will begin, and it will take a bit to finish. Once finished, you should be at your Lock screen. Close out of RedSn0w.

Step 6: Place the device back into DFU mode, and reopen RedSn0w. Go to Extras > Select IPSW, and again point to the 6.0 firmware.

Step 7: Once it successfully identifies, click Just boot. A tethered boot will be performed, and eventually you’ll end up back on your Lock screen. Unlock the device, and you should see Cydia on the second page of your Home screen.

Congratulations, you just jailbroke iOS 6.1 beta.

As always, we recommend that you check out our dedicated RedSn0w tutorial page for more instruction regarding RedSn0w. Also, be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/jamie.tilden.9 Jamie Tilden

    So are there any real changes in iOS 6.1? As in a supposed music widget in the notification center on the iPad?

    • Johnathan Jennings

      I was kidding. No there’s no music widget. I almost feel bad now cause so many people believed me. If there is anything new apple will wait to put it in when it is released

  • http://www.facebook.com/amir.maky.3 Amir Maky

    CAN U TELL ME THE NEW FEATURES OF 6.1

  • ninotjka fernandez

    yaay a music widget

  • seyss

    as iDB wants, you can jailbreak iOS 6.1 on old A4 devices (if you still have one) not even knowing the new features you’ll get (if any)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Palermo/100002164977772 Jude Palermo

    I hate my iPhone! HATE HATE HATE IT. I went to jailbreak my stupid freakin iPhone 3GS and I had my awesome great super diesel iPhone 4S and my awesome. (All the same coolness) iPad 3 sitting in my room UPSTAIRS, and when I started to jailbreak my 3GS, I had it running the routine, and went to get my iPhone and iPad and WHAT THE F^*#!!!,! They were in recovery mode. AirPlay or wifi or sync match or something mysteriously fucked up my shit. Never before has this ever happened. I have a iPhone 4 and 2 iPod 4s and they were not affected, just my lives, WHYYYYYYYYYY. . .? Now I have a stupid phone which I hate and I hate them both. Hate hate hate them. Without my jailbreaks, I hate my apple devices, hate them. Hate them. Did I say I hate them? I do! I HATE THEM NOW. I need my jailbreaks back or I will never love them again. And the only thing it let me do was upgrade to iOS 6 and now I am stuck and I hate them!! I am really REALLY CRYING. NO JOKE.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Palermo/100002164977772 Jude Palermo

      I need my A5 jailbreak NOW, how can I contribute to the cause. Brain power? I’ll eat brains for ever till this is done. How can I help. I hate my stuff. Whhhhhaaaaaaaaaa!

    • http://www.facebook.com/CMak70 Chris McOmber

      Emo much?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Palermo/100002164977772 Jude Palermo

        Emo? What. Does. That. Mean. That’s dumb. But I’m flipping out for weeks now. Well since this happened.

    • FabianPVD

      Great troll, or really just someone who is actually raging/crying over their measly first world problems.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Palermo/100002164977772 Jude Palermo

        I am out of control. What the freak. My shit is soooo boring and I hate it.

    • ben

      i can help all you haftoo do is downgrade it to i0s.5.1.1(search on youtube how) then you should easilly be able to jailbreak it! hope this help you :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Palermo/100002164977772 Jude Palermo

        Ben, you cant you do this with A5 devices? iPad3 and iphone4S? I’m praying that soon. Soon we all can.

      • http://www.facebook.com/CMak70 Chris McOmber

        You cannot downgrade the 4s or iPad 3 even with saved SHSH blobs. It is currently impossible to do so. Don’t give this guy false hope, he sounds manic already :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Palermo/100002164977772 Jude Palermo

        Yep. Can not. I got it all ready to do then stopped. You can’t. False hope erased with reality. Do you use the iPhone after you had it JB for a couple years straight. It is boring. BO-RING. Now I have to wait for months. This sucks. Really.

    • http://www.facebook.com/neno.bweerat Neno Bweerat

      wow! poor little u! if i was u i would throw them away!!! or maybe try to sell them on ebay and make prophet :P get rid of them!! and get a new iphone 5 and get a jailbreak!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=639201970 Ahmad Alshaghel

    hay I have 3gs with ios 3.1.3 can i upgrade it to 5.1.1 without passing on ios 6 plz help me asap :)

  • singwei

    so IPHONE 4S 6.0.1can JB?

    • http://www.facebook.com/CMak70 Chris McOmber

      No.

      • tahir

        Can I JB iphone 4s 6.1 beta without shsh?

  • Jeandre

    Please help I got ver 6.1 and really want 5.1.1 back,iPad 3 model A1430

  • http://www.facebook.com/CMak70 Chris McOmber

    Is it weird that I check IDB almost hourly waiting for an untethered JB for the 4S on 6.0???? Sad thing is my wife and daughter are still on 5.1.1 and refuse to trade with me!!!! Time to start with the bribes and cash offers :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Palermo/100002164977772 Jude Palermo

    Anyone check this poop out. This site says full UNTEATHERED jailbreak ios6 iPhone 4S and ipad3. Any A5 device. REDSN0W .9.15b4 mediafire. Run google search on that info. Even on you tube search jailbreak iPhone 4S on ios6. POSTED OCT. 11, 2012. What in tarnations is this?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Palermo/100002164977772 Jude Palermo

      It shows an idevice ios6 UNTEATHERED boot and full cydia capabilities.

      • http://www.facebook.com/kurt.higgison Kurt Higgison

        You need to buy a stress ball bro, before you pop an artery

  • Anthony Hufford

    They can take their time on releasing the jailbreak for post-A5 chipsets. Better to get it right than rush it out the door. *cough* Maps *cough*

  • ALI

    Thank you

  • marshella hanley

    when iget to the last step its works but the apple keep showing up instead of the pineapple y is that??

  • Ihatejailbreak

    Why stick with apple. When having a android there is no need to jailbreak it does it all without jail breaking. I switch to a sum sung note2 bad ass hell

  • http://www.facebook.com/leilasalah.ouidah Aurélie-Frédéric Ouidah Leila-

    moi jais un i Phone 4s iOs 6 6.1 beta 2 le 20/11/12
    Jaillbreaker a jour d’hui

  • http://www.facebook.com/chyeqarl Chyeqarl Alhasni

    Step 2: Place your pre-A5 device into DFU mode ?

    pre-A5 device ?? DFU mode ?? can explain in detail . sorry I dont know English much .

  • krystlerene92

    i followed every step but it stuck on the pineapple screen then after a while it shows the apple startup then my lock screen appears and I have no cydia upon unlocking. what did i do wrong?

  • angelo

    i’ve got the error that ipsw is not supported by this version of redsn0w what can i do.? help me please

    i have IPAD 2 A5 chipset