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.