How to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 2 with RedSn0w 0.9.15b3

By , Nov 12, 2012

If you’re a developer, then you might be interested in jailbreaking the latest beta version of iOS — iOS 6.1 beta 2. The beta was just released today, and like we always do, we’ve created a video tutorial that shows how to successfully jailbreak it if you happen to be a developer.

Take a look inside as we walk you through the iOS 6.1 beta 2 jailbreak process step-by-step.

Note: This is a tethered jailbreak for developers only. This jailbreak is only compatible with pre-A5 devices like the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch 4th generation.

Step 1: Download and install iOS 6.1 beta 2. If you are a developer, then you will already know how to do this. If not, then you will have to wait until iOS 6.1 is released publicly.

Step 2: Download RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 from our downloads page.

Step 3: Ensure you have iOS 6.0 available for your device on your computer, if not, download the iOS 6.0 firmware file for your specific device via our downloads page.

Step 4: Connect your iOS device to your computer, and place your iOS device into DFU mode.

Step 5: Open RedSn0w and ensure it recognizes your device at the bottom of the screen as being in DFU mode.

Step 6: Click Extras > Select IPSW > and point to the iOS 6.0 firmware file that we discussed in Step 3. It should successfully identify your firmware file. See the video for more details.

Step 7: Go back to the main page of RedSn0w, and click Jailbreak. The jailbreak will process and then it will present you with an options screen.

Step 8: Ensure that “Install Cydia” is checked, and click Next to proceed with the jailbreak process.

Step 9: Once the jailbreak is complete, you should be on your Lock Screen.

Step 10: Place your iOS device back into DFU mode.

Step 11: Go back to the Extras > Select IPSW > and reselect the iOS 6.0 firmware file again. You must select this firmware file again on beta jailbreaks, or else you will get a failure message.

Step 12: On the Extras page click Just boot to perform a tethered boot.

Step 13: You should see a pineapple logo on your device’s screen after a while, as the device boots up.

Step 14: Once the device is booted, swipe to the Home screen’s second page, and wait until the Cydia app icon appears on the page.

Step 15: Congratulations, your iOS 6.1 beta 2 device is now jailbroken using RedSn0w 0.9.15b3.

Again, keep in mind that this is a tethered jailbreak only, and that it only works with a handful of devices at the moment. If you’re interested in learning more about the jailbreak process, then please visit our dedicated jailbreak page, which explains everything.

If you’re more interested in learning the inner workings of RedSn0w, then we’ve also created a dedicated RedSn0w page that covers nearly all of the available features of this wonderful app. This tutorial was created on a Mac, but the same exact principal applies to PC users. you should be able to use the exact same tutorial in order to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 2 on your PC using the latest version of RedSn0w.

Are you a developer? Have you decided to jailbreak Apple’s latest iOS 6.x beta release? If so, please sound off with your thoughts and comments below.

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  • MNS

    Thanks for this but i have iPhone 4s! Please help us to jailbreak our phones!

    • Liam Smith

      It’s not as simple as that, if it were then the jailbreak would’ve been released publicly.

  • http://twitter.com/myorangeisstuck wahaha

    I think there would be a 6.1 untethered jailbreak instead

  • andsetiawan

    yes i have iphone 4s iOS 6.0.1 but still no jailbreak, wondering when is the untethered jailbreak release??? :)

    • 1337lolzorz

      Y would u upgrade your 4S to IOS 6?? Now you’re stuck “wondering”

      • andsetiawan

        At first the reason i upgrade to 6.1 is because some of the features gone.., such as panorama, personal hotspot, etc.
        Then i used tiny umbrella incase something goes wrong, but shit happen (did not save the shsh 5.1.1) so can’t downgrade.

        Alot of mislead tutorial said tethered 6.1 iPhone 4s already provided.

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

    I’m surprised nobody’s noticed this, but there’s a significant update to the music interface upon selecting an artist, and then album — you’ll notice the tracks and their time are surrounded by a bigger rectangle. Bad description, I know; see for yourselves!

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

    My wife is trading iPhones with me tonight, she’s still on 5.1.1 and jailbroken. SCORE!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/craig.wayman.7 Craig Wayman

    I am so tired of hearing Jailbroken, jailbroken, jailbrokem. Now and as the year goes on people are moving towards A5+ devices. I hear a lot of hackers groan and fight with each other when they talk about doing jailbreaks for money. Dude I would gladly pay for it. I am surprised there isn’t a company out there that pay these hackers to do it then sell them the tool, then market it to people. There is a lot of money involved with jailbreaking both Cydia and hackers to be paid. I wish someone would F’n Untether Jailbreak iOS 6, actually I can wait until 6.1 because that update is going to be bad ass. Just hope someone steps up.

    • http://twitter.com/e420kush e420Kush

      I understand where your coming from, I miss my jailbreak a lot now that I upgraded my 4S to a iPhone 5. So quit bitching and be happy with your tethered jailbreak. I would LOVE a tethered Jailbreak right now. It takes time and a lot of hard work for these Hackers and developers to do what they do. A lot of them do it on the side as a hobby and do it for free. So just be patient and be appreciative of the Tethered Jailbreak you currently have.

  • Jasim

    Jailbreak jailbreak !! Last time I buy apply stupid products !! A mistake that will not repeat !! Even I donate with hope this encourage the hackers !!

  • Hoang Bach

    Good job,

    But I have a problem when Jailbreak.

    I use Iphone 4 – unlock, 6.0.1 (10A523) – redsn0w 0.9.15b3

    I already correctly with youtube guiding but after jailbreak we need to restart iphone by using “just boot” and I got messenger (missing keys.plist data for build…)

    :((, how can I solve now?? thanks

    PS. I already do 3 times but still get that messenger

    • Carbonbased33

      You need to select 6.0 firmware first in dfu mode for it to work

    • Bob

      try,,, iPhone2,1_6.0_10A403_Restore

  • wybhajaba

    is there a ios 6 untethered yet?

  • Carbonbased33

    Becides anyone havering trouble anyone notice 6.1 is faster then any jailbreak yet

  • http://varmag.com/ Danny Michel

    This doesn’t work . iPhone4,1_6.0_10A403_Restore.ipsw is not supported

  • rockyafai@gmail.com

    wat the fuck u saying i tried 10 times but is not working ………….