p0sixspwn—the jailbreak tool created by the tandem of iH8sn0w and new Apple employee Winocm—has been updated to support the just-released iOS 6.1.6 for an untethered jailbreak. iOS 6.1.6 was released solely for the iPhone 3GS and the iPod touch 4th generation. The firmware update was pushed out as a part of Apple’s SSL security fix, which also ushered in iOS 7.0.6 for more recent devices.

If you’re currently using an iPhone 3GS or a 4th generation iPod touch running iOS 6.1.x, it’s highly recommended that you update to iOS 6.1.6, and benefit from Apple’s SSL fix. The good news is that you can then use p0sixspwn to enjoy the same untethered jailbreak that was available for iOS 6.1.3 through iOS 6.1.5.

p0sixspwn 1.4 can be found right now on Cydia’s default repo as an installable package. There isn’t currently a standalone tool available for download, so you will have to perform a tethered jailbreak with a tool like RedSn0w, before converting to an untethered jailbreak.

How to untether iOS 6.1.6 on the 3GS or iPod touch 4th generation

Step 1: Perform a tethered jailbreak with RedSn0w or sn0wbreeze
Step 2: Open Cydia, search for p0sixspwn 1.4 and install the package
Step 3: Relish in the satisfaction of your newly converted untethered jailbreak on newly secured firmware

I’ve reached out to iH8sn0w, and while he says that a standalone version of the updated p0sixspwn is a possibility, it’s not high on the priority list at this time. Regardless of your decision to jailbreak or not, if you’re running iOS 6.1.x firmware, I highly recommend that you update to iOS 6.1.6.

Are you running iOS 6.1.x? If so, let me know what you’ve decided to do down in the comments section.

  • Sleetui

    Finally… *breaths heavily

    • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

      love much

  • Apple should let us downgrade!

    • Zod

      We deserve one day to downgrade to whichever firmware we want.

      • David Gitman

        We had that day. With iOS 6.1.3 we got a few hours to downgrade to 6.1.2

      • We should have a longer period of time to let us downgrade. If you hate iOS 7 then you can roll back to the older version.

    • CptObvious

      it’s called SHSH blobs, I’m on 7.1 beta 5..can still go back to 6.1.3

      • Justin

        I thought the betas expired

      • CptObvious

        beta-5 expires Apr 14

      • Zod

        Cydia’s SHSH blobs for 6.x do not work anymore because of the AP Ticket therefore people cannot downgrade

    • Arjan Vlek

      In the old days, we could:) just Shift + restore (or Option + restore on Mac) and then select the iPSW. That was before the iPhone 3GS and the third generation iPod touch came in. Miss the old days 🙁

    • xXSIM00Xx

      its because of jailbreaking why we cant downgrade, if there was no jailbreak ever, you could downgrade freely, apple even announced that.

  • Sebastian

    Is apple really that one nice guy, who wants their users to be safe rather then preventing them from jailbreaking? Or why didnt they close the exploits in their Updates?
    P.S.: Please excuse my English 😀

  • Have redsn0w or sn0wbreeze been updated yet to support 6.1.6? Both tell me 6.1.6 ipsw is not supported.

    • Redsn0w can jailbreak 6.1.6 tethered, but you have to point it to a stock 6.0 IPSW. Then it’s just a matter of installing the untethered patch via Cydia.

      • Rami Panayoti

        Hey Alex.

        Can you please explain exactly what ‘point it to a stock 6.0 IPSW’ means? I’m currently in the process of jailbreaking an iPod Touch 4G 6.1.6 and failing!

      • xXSIM00Xx

        he means to get the 6.0 ispw and use that to jailbreak it, dont use 6.1.6 ispw

      • You need to download the iOS 6.0 IPSW for your fourth generation iPod touch, then within Redsn0w, go to ‘extras’ and ‘select IPSW’. Then it should jailbreak correctly. Straight after though to boot tethered you’ll need to restart Redsn0w, choose the IPSW again, go to ‘jailbreak’, let it patch the firmware, and then go to just boot.

      • Jordan Chase

        Thanks for that. Worked perfectly for me.

  • Fethi EH

    Can I create a custom ios 6.1.6 with Sn0wbreeze to prevent the baseband update?

  • Cool


    • ahmed


  • William Oliveira

    Congratulations to the entire team was in trouble after the upgrade and is now 100%.

  • Marcus

    doesn’t work,if you download it you get stuck in a boot loop and you cant uninstall p0sixspwn

    • xXSIM00Xx

      because it is recommended YOU DO A FULL RESET of your idevice, in otherwords WIPE before Jailbreak, your own fault for bricking it, just do a restore through itunes

      • I haven’t actually tried yet, however, KEY WORD here is “recommended”. Recommended =/= Required.
        Just sayin’.

    • harrymason37

      When you jailbreak 3gs, put check on install Cydia and downgrade from a baseband. Downgrading baseband after jailbreak will put you in bootloop (happened to me twice before I figure it out)

      • Eduardo

        I cant do both on the same jailbreak… I get error 223… last time I´ve done 3 jailbreaks and then installed ultrasnow and p0sixspwn and it wouldnt boot, not with redsnow and not normally… i am trying again the same thing without installing the p0sixspwn because i read somewhere that old bootrom would get logo stuck if p0sixspwn is installed… ultrasnow worked fine btw…

  • Marcus

    doesn’t work if you install it your device gets stuck in a boot loop which you cant get out of plus you cant uninstall p0sixspwn

  • Gogeeeee ♥

    Awesome !

  • DimSimHunter ye

    lol why not go to ios7? i mean i hated it at the start but i got used to it with the new jailbreak.

    • xXSIM00Xx

      because those who are on 6.1.6 are incapable of going to ios 7 since ios 7 came out before 6.1.5, those who were compatible to update updated but those who couldn’t will never be ios 7, example iphone 3gs and ipod 4 will never be on ios 7, in my opinion the iphone 4 should be on ios 6 because it runs way too slow on ios 7

      • aidan Brinkerhoff

        ya. cause it seems unfair for the ipod 4g users because it only goes down to the iphone 4 🙁

      • leart

        Yeah correct i tried my ip4 on ios7 even on 7.1.1 and can confirm that the last usable ios for ip4 is ios6. Thnx god I grabbed 6.1.3 shsh blobs before upgrading to ios7 with ifaith..
        And for the first time even my 4s lags thnx to ios7 can imagine how it will be on ios 8 🙁

  • DAvid

    yaaa nitido gracias por el post, ya tengo mi iphone 3GS nitido IOS 6.1.6 untethered

  • Milosz

    I’m on iOS 6.1.6, jailbroken with p0sixspwn and iMesseage doesn’t work 🙁 It connects, because “send” dot is blue, but when I’m trying to send a message it says “undelivered”. Does anybody know how to fix this?

    • Josh Neale

      That happen to my friend i know how to fix but can u help do i need to downgrade to jailbreak 6.1.6

  • JakeK0202

    I have ios 6.1.6 but I’m NOT jailbroken. Is there a way that I can do a tethered jailbreak and then just install this package on cydia? If so can I have a link to the download because I can’t find it.

    • 2007buck

      I just did this all you have to do is follow their ios 6.0.1 jailbreak guide then go into cydia and install p0sixpwn.

  • Kat

    do after downloading p0sixspwn 1.4 then upgrade? cause i downloaded it and in settings it still shows 6.1.3

  • kelven

    hi, I m using 3gs old bootroom and already jailbreak with redsnow on ios 6.1.6. after jailbreak, I cant find cydia on my phone. pls help.. thanks

  • Josh Neale

    I need help jail breaking 6.1.6 do i need to downgrade and i not can u out links in description it will help me alot thanks

  • Josh Neale

    Can somone put links for 6.1.6 ipod 4grm in here thanks

  • YuppieUnlock

    hi jeff!
    is it still possible to upgrade iPhone 3GS to 6.1.6? As i did and i am stuck at “activating your iphone” screen.
    then i tried to downgarde to the iOS i have blobs, still itunes giving many errors, sometime 3194 & sometime 1600 etc.
    i suspect, Apple no more signing these iOS for 3GS. please save my time, and advise me, should i stick to old 4.1 or i can upgrade to ios 6.
    i have iphones 3GS, 6.1.6, -.6.15.00

    reply soon please.

  • bill

    what does it mean by tethered?

    • Jordan Chase

      Tethered = less ideal. You need to connect it to a computer and run redsn0w to gain all jailbreak functionality whenever the device reboots. Untethered = reboot whenever, jailbreak is not lost between boot cycles.

  • Nora Banks

    My Ipod Touch 4g is running IOS 6.1.6 and I found on youtube that if I want to do the jailbreak, I have to do it as i’ve done for IOS 6.1.3. So I’ve been trying to do the jailbreak but I failed. I do the “just boot” and cydia doesn’t appear on my Ipod. what can i do?

  • Jordan Chase

    Awesome, worked like a charm! iPod Touch 4th gen now untethered. A note for other newbies like me (owned an iPod for 1 day now), you have to refresh Cydia before p0xpwn will show up.

    1) Open Cydia.
    2) Click the “Changes” tab in the bottom toolbar
    3) Press the “Refresh” button in the top left corner
    4) Go to search and try again. p0sixpwn should appear

    • David Booth

      You are incredible for including the step that EVERYBODY else fails to mention. I made an account just to thank you

  • MrBearcat82

    I am running ios 6.1.6 and I have a broken lock button so I would like to see a standalone that supports not having to be put into DFU mode and that allows fully untethered jailbreaking

  • AOE

    my phone is lock phone 3GS OS6.1.6. i can’t activate. i used to jailbreak redsn0w .9.15b3 and used itools to delete startup file from phone. now phone is ready to used. but not yet activate. itune can’t accept my phone. what should i do? sorry for my english.

  • AOE

    how can i activate my 3GS lock phone? what should i do? someone advice me!

  • Kirmulla Khan

    Hello Admin I Have Iphone 3gs With IOs 6.1.6 I Followed All Steps For JailBreak It Now It Showing Jailbreak Yes In Itool But When I Installed Apps It Asking Me For Apple Id and Password..I Already Installed p0sispwn in Cydia…Thank You For Your Help!!!

  • mcgiemcgie

    Hi, I followed all the steps, (I have a ipod 4g ios 6.1.6, using the latest redsn0w, and the firmware 6.0) but after the pineapple logo, I can not find Cydia on my ipod 4g’s home screen. (searching through spotlight does not work as well). The problem is, once I’ve jailed break my ipod, every few minutes, there is a white flash on the screen, and it turns itself off (and then go to the apple reboot mode). (just keeps restarting) My wifi is disabled, (can not turn it on), and trying to restore it through itunes does not work…, I did click install Cydia and enable battery percentage (I now have the battery percentage on the right upper corner), but Cydia was not installed. If anyone knows how to fix this, it will be greatly appreciated.

  • Is there

  • zubair

    3gs red snow

  • Bailey

    yay now i can finally let my ipod go flat without having to worry about booting with redsn0w al the time

  • Tyler Caudell

    Does this erase any data from the iPod Touch/iOS device?

  • Michael Brzozka

    my iPod 4G keeps rebooting every 5 min
    cydia doesn’t show up
    wifi disabled

  • Trisha Koch

    I did the download and my ipod restarted 4 times but there is no sign of a successfull jailbreak and cydia is not on my ipod. I tried to do another jailbreak but it won’t let me because my device “appears to be jailbroken already”. Please help me!

  • Parry Bansal

    thnku buddy thnku for tell the jailbrake i successfully done but i have some problem when i switch off then on cydia gona crush suddnley if u have soluction can u plz tell me what should i do paryb26@gmail.com dis is my mail plz tell me waiting..