2 years, 10 months ago

With the release of the long awaited iOS 6.1, we are almost to the long awaited untethered jailbreak release that everyone has been waiting for. In the meantime, those with pre-A5 devices that are supported on iOS 6 can still jailbreak their devices tethered using the previous version of Redsn0w, 0.9.15b3. This jailbreak is only supported on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod Touch 4G, but users of other devices will be receiving their jailbreak later this week.


Follow these steps to jailbreak your device on iOS 6.1.


  1. Download and Install RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 or higher. [Download Link]
  2. Download a copy of your device’s iOS 6.0 firmware. Note that because Redsn0w has not been updated for iOS 6.1 yet, it will not work with the newer firmware. Point Redsn0w to the 6.0 firmware instead, and it should work. [Download Link]
  3. Invoke DFU mode on your device, if you don’t know how to do this RedSn0w will walk you through it when needed.
  4. Open Redsn0w, navigate to: Extras>Select IPSW and select your iOS 6.0 (not iOS 6.1) firmware that you downloaded in step 2.
  5. Now navigate back to the home page of RedSn0w and click the ‘Jailbreak’ button. Let this to continue until boxes come up and check ‘Install Cydia’.
  6. Once done, your device will appear as if it has just booted. However Cydia will not be on your homepage. You now need to perform a tethered boot.
  7. Connect your device back up to your computer if you have disconnected it, and reopen RedSn0w if you closed it. Now place your device one again into DFU mode, and go to Extras>Select IPSW and select the same firmware that we did in the first step, it’s essentially the same process. Once RedSn0w has done it’s thing, select ‘Just Boot’ and when your device reloads it will have Cydia on it!
As we said, those that dont have a device supported by this jailbreak shouldn’t worry, since an iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak is expected to be released very soon, with the next update for Redsn0w. Keep checking back for updates!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rakin.baten Rakin Baten

    Can someone help me I was stupid and installed 6.1 over the air with my iPod Touch 5th gen so can someone tell me how I can fix my SHSH Blobs

  • alex

    ok so im reading this page and the instructions. the page says jailbreak instructions for 6.1 but in the instructions it says that its 6.0. so. what is it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Dragondreamer1989 Glen Shaw

    Tried this three times on my iPhone 4 on 6.1. I get the same message “Missing Keys.plist data for this build” Any ideas??

  • dsasad

    If you are searching for the iOS 6.0.1 Jailbreak I got it
    visit WWW.EVAD3RSJB.COMand get the file
    It Really Works!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mustafa.allah.9 Mustafa Habeeb Allah

    for the iphone 4 , the ipsw is not supported by this versiov of redsn0w. this jailbreak not work for the iphone 4 .

    • The JB untether guy…

      It will work….

  • The JB untether guy

    Guys, guys! Don’t listen to those people who provide weird links to a working untethered JB! They’re just some scammers who tries to earn money by lying.
    Just wait and let the fun out on sunday! :)

    (Please get me some starbucks coffee!)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Iofiel-xin-tong-mo-guo-ru-ci-Balaam/657539384 Iofiel 心痛莫过如此 Balaam

    Woo this rawksss!!! Jailbreak 6.1 Untethered~ Apple pwned!!! Jailbreaknation yea! : )

  • Monique Hunter

    They Just Released Evasi0n for 6.1 Untethered
    Works for all iDevices including iPhone 5
    Go to Their Site And See WWW.EVASI0NJB.NET

  • Optimus

    I have an Iphone 4, and It gets stuck on matrix mode with it saying Please Wait and it never installs cydia, anyone know how it to fix it

  • mertinator

    I have recently updated my iphone to ios6.1 and it sadly also updated my baseband to 5.16.08. I have successfully jailbroken it using evasi0n but I can’t seem to find a guide to downgrade its baseband. Can I use redsnow to do an ipad BB upgrade then downgrade?