How to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 3

By , Dec 3, 2012

iOS 6.1 beta 3 has been released to developers, and as we always do, we show you how to jailbreak it. This jailbreak is a tethered jailbreak, and works with pre-A5 devices like the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, or iPod touch 4th gen. It also should be reiterated that the jailbreak is for developers only.

Take a look inside as we showcase on video how to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 3.

Step 1: Download iOS 6.1 beta 3 (you must be a developers to do so), and download RedSn0w 0.9.15b3. You’ll also need access to the iOS 6.0 firmware for the device that you’re using. You can download the iOS 6.0 firmware, which is public, from our downloads page.

Step 2: Connect your device to your computer and Open RedSn0w 0.9.15b3. Click Extras > Select IPSW > and point to the iOS 6.0 firmware for your device. It should identify the firmware successfully.

Step 3: Go back to the main RedSn0w page and click Jailbreak. Once it process the jailbreak, ensure Install Cydia is checked and click Next.

Step 4: Place your device into DFU mode, and the jailbreak should proceed until completion.

Step 5: Click Back on the RedSn0w window, and click Select IPSW again. Again, point to the iOS 6.0 firmware, and click Just boot.

Step 6: Place your device back into DFU mode, and a tethered boot will proceed. You should notice a pineapple logo as the device boots.

Step 7: Once at the Lock screen, unlock the device, and swipe to the second page. You should see the Cydia app icon present on the second page.

Jailbreaking iOS 6.1 beta 3, like previous betas, is extremely simple and straightforward. The key is pointing to the iOS 6.0 public firmware.

If you’re a developer, and you’re looking to stay up to date with the latest beta firmware, then this tutorial should be all you need to successfully jailbreak. If you’d like more information on RedSn0w, then check out our dedicated RedSn0w page.

Be sure to share your experience in the comment section below.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/vih.preti Vih Preti

    hope for iphone 5 jailbreak !

  • http://www.facebook.com/vih.preti Vih Preti

    waiting for a jailbreak iphone 5, i really want this

    • http://twitter.com/digitalfeind Dani Hayes

      Then get cracking.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004687206783 Dos Santos

    Aw man, When there is really no Jailbreak for iphone 5 this device is soooo useless.
    I hate the feeling that I know that there is a bad ass processor in my phone but there is no app that could really take advantage of it, I see no difference in speed between iPhone 4S and 5. With a jailbreak the difference would be much more noticable.

    • SoCoMagNuM

      How does jailbreaking show the true power of the processor? Stuff like resource intensive apps like photo editing, games etc show the power of the resources…not jailbreaking. iPhone 5 isnt s great phone its just locked down to what apple thinks what you should do with it and gives user no choice but to jailbreak in order to install non-Apple approved applications. That would be a reason to jailbreak…not the processor.

      • 1337lolzorz

        Dos Santos is right, the A6 chip and 1 gig of ram isnt being used to its full potential without the jailbreak. I remember last year when IOS 5 was jailbroken my tweaks and cydia ran so much faster compared to previous jailbroken A4 devices. A jailbroken A6 device will be awesome.

      • SoCoMagNuM

        So what your saying “jailbreaking” and installing cydia tweaks will unlock A6 potential? If im not mistaken all that will do is put more strain on the A6 chip, use more of its resources. Thats not making the phone faster…thats using more resource making performance slower. Jailbreaking makes iDevices slower…especially the more tweaks you install and have running in background. So no..jailbreaking does not make your phone smooth and faster. Apple has the phone tight knit for a reason..it runs the way they want smoothly as is..when you “tweak” it is when things go off balance thus making the phone slower than normal. Ive had a jailbroken iPhone for over 4 years. The few times ive stayed stock is when my phone rsn the smoothest. Its only when i jailbroke my phone is when the sluggishness and crashing became prevalent. So from here ill agree to disagree and leave it at that. Hope you get A6 jailbreak support soon so you can “unlock” your iDevices processing potential lol

      • 1337lolzorz

        Putting “more strain” and using “more resources” as you say IS using the processor to
        It’s full potential. Ofcourse jail breaking makes devices slower but as I said before, each generation brings faster performance. The point is that jailbreaking allows you to do so much more. it doesnt “make it faster”..nobody said that. Are you jailbroken on an older device or running conflicting tweaks? That could be your problem as to why your phones slow.

      • SoCoMagNuM

        Agree to disagree. That is all. Good luck with your jailbreaks. Hope its everything you ever dreamed of and more.

        Edit from previous comments. Ive had jailbroken iPhones (plural) and iPod touches (plural). They were all up to date and started to run slow and crash often when i jailbroke them. Yeah i had cool tweaks but atbthe sacrifice of stability and performance. Each is their own.

      • Matt

        I would agree there should be more customization to Apple products, but you really have to understand why it’s so limited. Read Steve Job’s biography and you’ll see Apple targets creative users, not hobbyists/hackers. The iPhone in its current state is Steve Job’s vision of creativity.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ahmed.hosen.7 Ahmed Hussein

    iphone 4s pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • http://www.facebook.com/shakur.ali.963 Shakur Ali

    Very soon we have jailbreak

  • http://www.facebook.com/shakur.ali.963 Shakur Ali

    Can not wait to jailbreak

  • seyss

    brought to you by… GEOHOT

  • http://www.facebook.com/lomax2004 Tony Sosa

    Apple finally was able to make a iphone jailbreak proof, i have the iphone 5 and 4S and no working jailbreak yet, and no sign of relief soon.

    • http://hbang.ws/ Adam D

      There’s no such thing as jailbreak-proof, we’ll have a working untether for iPhone 5 in time :)

  • http://hbang.ws/ Adam D

    Why do you always post these videos? The directions are always exactly the same, and you’re just helping people who are not developers to jailbreak an iOS beta they most likely pirated.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shakur.ali.963 Shakur Ali

    Plz pod 2g and devteam jailbreak this month plz plz plz plz plz

  • http://twitter.com/CristianAlegri5 Cristian Alegria

    IPad mini please

  • http://twitter.com/IbrahimRIAlBora Ibrahim R.I.AlBoraey

    I’m not professional, but I follow the news for long time, since iOS 3.1.3.
    Apple will keep updating it’s firmware, and closing holes, and keeps updating the CPU which make the jailbreak to be hard. The untethered Jailbreak go public just short time before the next iOS is out to not show the gaps that have been used to do the trick.
    The strange thing is Apple says that it’s not against iPhone Jailbreak (iPhone jailbreak it’s the only one is legal) however it’s keeps fighting and closing every thing jail-breakers use.

  • ajaz khan

    I have iPhone 4 basband 4.12.02 I have upgraded to ios 6.0.1 sir how to activate it or jailbreak ‘coz it says invalid SIM while m activating plssssssss help me

    • http://twitter.com/IbrahimRIAlBora Ibrahim R.I.AlBoraey

      if your iPhone is locked on one carrier, you need to use that carrier SIM to activate, if it’s not, the activation is easy, no need to the jailbreak for it.
      the existing jailbreak for the iOS 6.0 and iOS 6.0.1 is a tethered jailbreak,
      you can use the redsn0w to do it, you can find how, and download the needed files, from this web site. it has a description video how to do that.

  • Juned Vaza

    Guys jailbreak come verry soon Cz apple knew that iPhone is nothing without jailbreak.. So I think jailbreakers are waiting for the green flag from apple to be realease the jailbreak. And sorry for my bad English..

  • http://www.facebook.com/shakur.ali.963 Shakur Ali

    Come on devteam do your hard work 6.1 is out for u come on jailbreak 4 us plz

  • http://www.facebook.com/shakur.ali.963 Shakur Ali

    This month plz

  • http://www.facebook.com/shakur.ali.963 Shakur Ali

    So when is 6.1 comeing to Public

  • Hata

    Thank you for everything to have.When your I5.Wait longtime

  • http://www.facebook.com/darian.hudon Darian Cassidy

    im on ios 6.01 idk which firmware to download helppp

  • Devo

    How do you get the terminal thing up that has all the codes! And whats the PASSWORD

  • Afah Kasule

    does dis support all tweaks of cydia on iphone 4 as well as all apps from installous? i mean d 6.1 beta 3

  • HJ

    when i have downloaded and i try to open RedSn0w, i won’t open cause my computer says that there is an error opening “the picture or film”. how come?

  • HusManAly

    Not working :( i have iPhone4 (6.0.1,04.12.02)