How To Jailbreak Your iPhone On iOS 6.0.1 [Tutorial]

Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 with Redsn0w 0.9.15b3

Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1: iPhone 6.0.1 jailbreak is now possible thanks to the guys behind the RedSn0w jailbreaking tool.  RedSn0w has been updated to the latest version  Redsn0w 0.9.15b3, and although it does not natively support iOS 6.0.1, iPhone 6.0.1 jailbreak can be achieved by just pointing RedSn0w towards iOS 6, which it supports, so that’s not a problem. Read on for the detailed tutorial.  I hope that i make it easier for people who are doing it for the first time. The people who have been around the block could probably do this now with their eyes closed.

Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1

Caution: I would like to remind you that currently an untethered iOS 6.0.1 jailbreak is not possible on pre A5 devices, so if you are looking specifically for an untethered jailbreak, then i am afraid that you might have to wait a little longer, as the devs are still working on it. However this tutorial would serve you well if you are interested in iOS 6.0.1 and 6.0 tethered jailbreak for your A5 based devices, such as the iPhone 4 and iPod touch and earlier pre A5 models.

Step 1: Download the latest version of RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 and download iOS 6.0 firmware. Download links for Redsnow are given at the end of the post. iOS 6 would be used to point RedSn0w towards iOS 6.0.1 as we mentioned before, so that untethered iOS 6.0.1 jailbreak can be achieved.

Step 2: Launch RedSn0w and Connect your iPhone or iPod Touch to your computer. Your iDevice should be plugged in and turned off. Then place your iPhone in DFU mode.

Step 3: Once it detects your device, click “extras” and then “select IPSW”. Now you have to look for the iOS 6.0 firmware file that you downloaded and select it. This will allow Redsn0w to jailbreak iOS 6.0.1, as like we mentioned before, Redsn0w 0.9.15b3 does not natively support iOS 6.0.1, so this step is necessary to make it happen.

RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 jailbreak

Step 4: Now head back to Redsn0w main window and click jailbreak. This will begin the tethered iPhone 4 jailbreak process and also give you the option to install Cydia. Option to install Cydia would be check-marked automatically so just click next. You will notice on your iPhone screen the tethered jailbreak being installed. Once the process finishes, do not close RedSn0w as we will need it once more.

Step 5: You should now be on your device’s lockscreen. If you are then all has gone well up till now. Now you would have to place your device in DFU mode once again. Head back to Redsn0w on your computer, and select Extras, and then just boot. This will restart your device and boot it tethered and jailbroken on iOS 6.0.1

Step 6: Once that is done, check your homescreen on your iPhone for the Cydia icon. If it is there then that means that you have successfully achieved tethered jailbreak on iOS 6.0.1

There you have it folks! A pretty simple and straightforward method tojailbreak iOS 6.0.1 on your iPhone. This should be easy regardless if you are doing it the first time or the umpteenth. You might have to wait a little longer if you want to jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 untethered, as that is still in the works but if you cant wait to jailbreak your iPhone, then this tethered iPhone jailbreak would be a good choice to implement. The only drawback would of course be that if your iPhone runs out of juice and shuts down, you would have to boot it back up in tethered mode with Redsn0w, just like you did now.

Let us know if you were able to jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 successfully on your iPhone and if you have any queries, just leave a comment below. Happy jailbreaking!

Download RedSn0w 0.9.15b3: Windows
Download RedSn0w 0.9.15b3: Mac

Update June 2013: Read  and follow this new tutorial to jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 Using Evasion 1.4 for a newer untethered jailbreak.

  • Irfan

    my iphone 4 has automatically gone to infinite loop and showing everytime that apple logo and i hold the power button and home button together but it didnt work. Redsnow will working in this situation with no login, the phone is not on and continuously showing apple logo. please help

  • malik irfan

    iphone 4s

  • Matt

    Doesn’t work with iPod Touch 4G 6.0.1 – Continually gives the error message:

    Missing Keys.plist data for this build:
    Device: iPod touch 4G
    Build:iPod4, 1_6.0.1_10A523

    Any help?

  • jibbajabba

    does not work wif 4s running 6.0.1.

  • Swine

    Hi I’ve a 4s which is currently factory locked-is there a suitable jailbreak to unlock it-think its running on 6.0.1?

  • Dieter

    Hi! can I jailbreak my 4S or is this only for the iphone 4

    • hnrafiq

      its for all

      • Dieter

        Thanks for answering. I´m running redsnow 0.9.15b3 and the jailbreak button doesn´t highlight. The bottom line says that a 4S (6.0.1,3.0.04) is connected. What do I do now?

  • tsquare

    Thanks for the instructions so far, however, am on this page where it says

    Missing Keys.plist data for this build:
    Device :iPhone 3GS
    ECID: ************
    Build: IPhone2,1_6.1_1******
    Please am i still on the right track because it hasnt moved from that view for over 30mins now. Pls reply asap.

    • Grooover

      Go to extras-select IPSW-then choose the installed IPSW
      Go back and start JB again

  • robin

    waiting for reboot takes a long time… how to solve this? i have selected ipsw and while JB on the waiting for reboot processs takes so long its like it already freezes

    • kaamie

      if by long you mean over half an hour then that could probably be because you might have followed a step wrong, because it shoudnt take that long to reboot. an alternative would be to backup all your data and apps, restore to stock ios version form itunes and then do a fresh clean jailbreak

    • Grooover

      Just cancel the process and restart helps a lot

      • girl

        ive done that like 12 times

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  • martin

    i dont understand step3, where is it that ‘extra’

    • kaamie

      its the second button when you load up redsn0w

  • chukky

    does this woerk with ipod touch 4

    • kaamie

      yes it does

  • Dhingra

    Iphone 4 g ios6.0.1 Cydia Is installed but after rebooting Iphone the cydia not opening fack jailbreak software redsnow 0.9.15b3 not working cydia ios6.0.1

    • kaamie

      can you be a little more specific?

  • kaamie

    Yes unfortunately that is one of the limitations of a tethered jailbreak. However you do not lose any saved data and the whole process of rebooting takes 5 minutes tops with redsnow..

  • kaamie

    Yes unfortunately that is one of the limitations of a tethered jailbreak. However you do not lose any saved data and the whole process of rebooting takes 5 minutes tops with redsnow.

  • teelions

    So with this JB, if I am away from my desktop and my iPhone’s batteries dies, then I  would need to comeback to the desktop just to boot it back up again?

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