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Tethered Jailbreak iPhone 4/3GS/iTouch 4 iOS 6.0.1

Supported devices:

  • iPhone 4 and 3GS
  • iPod Touch 4th Generation

Before you jailbreak your device with this guide, make sure your device has been upgraded to iOS 6.0.1 and that the computer is running the latest version of iTunes.  [Read: How to Check the iOS version of Your iDevice]

It does NOT support any other iOS version or iOS devices that are not listed above!!!


Notice: Firstly make sure that you have made a backup of your device in case that you lose some important information during the jailbreaking. But if you don’t want to back up it, please skip first to the step 2.

Step 1: Download the latest iTunes.

If you have already installed iTunes, make sure that you have updated it to the latest version.

Step 2: Back up your device:

  • Plug into your device on your Mac and enter iTunes
  • Right click the device name in the sidebar list shown below
  • Click Back Up and wait for the sync to finish

Jailbreaking tool  required:

Ready to Go!

1. Once you have downloaded RedSn0w 0.9.15b3, you will need to extract it.

On Mac OS X, it should be done automatically, but on Windows, you need to right click on the .zip file and then click the extract to folder option to extract it.
On Windows, you will need to right click on it and select Run as administrator. On Mac OS X, right click it and click Open option.

open the redsnow file

2. After you open the RedSn0w, please simply click the Extras button.

click extras

3. Then click the Select IPSW button and select iOS 6 firmware for your device.

select ipsw

3. Your device will inform you that "Successfully identified".

successfullt identified

4. After RedSn0w successfully recognizes the firmware, you are able to click the Back button, and followed by clicking the Jailbreak button, then RedSn0w will start processing.

click back and start jailbreaking

5. Check on "install Cydia" and then click Next button, your RedSn0w will start jailbreaking.

install cydia

6. Once you click the Next button, you will be presented a screen with preparation instructions for entering DFU mode.

Read the instructions below, power off your device if you haven’t yet, and then click the Next button.

power off your device and enter DFU mode

As soon as you click the Next button, you should execute the steps shown on screen in the following:

  • Hold down Power (corner) button for 5 seconds.
  • Without releasing the Power button, also hold down the Home (bottom center) button along with the Power button for 10 seconds.
  • Releasing the power button, continue holding down Home button for up to 15 seconds.

7. After you have entered the DFU mode, RedSn0w will begin processing the iOS 6 firmware.

Please wait for a while, it will inform you that the jailbreak for this device is currently tethered, but you have to follow the instructions shown below.
DO NOT interrupt or use your computer during this time. When your device finishes jailbreaking it will reboot automatically.

successful jailbreaking

8. Go back to the RedSn0w main page and click Extras button, click the Select IPSW button, browse for your device’s iOS 6 firmware again and then click the Just boot button. 

You will now need to put your device into DFU mode again. Once your iOS device is in DFU mode it will boot into a Jailbroken state. After your device reboots, you will see Cydia on the Home Screen. Enjoy it right now!

select ipsw again and click just boot

Note: Remember that you will need to repeat Step 8 every time your iPhone or iPod Touch loses power.

Congratulations! After following the guides above, your device will be jailbroken successfully!

Untethered Jailbreak iPhone/iPad/iTouch iOS 5.0.1

This guide works for following devices running iOS 5.0.1.

  • iPad 1
  • iPhone 4 (GSM/CDMA), iPhone 3GS
  • iPod Touch 4G, iPod Touch 3G

If you would like to jailbreak your device with this guide, make sure your device is in the list above and it has been updated to iOS 5.0.1. [Read: How to Check the iOS version of Your iDevice]
It does NOT support any other iOS version or iOS devices that are not listed above!!!


Notice: If you already made a backup for your device or don’t want to back up it, please skip the first 2 steps below and download jailbreaking tool directly. However, the backup is always suggested in case you lose important information during jailbreaking.

Step 1: Download latest iTunes HERE
You can skip this step if you already have iTunes installed.

Step 2: Back up your device:

  1. Plug into your device and launch iTunes
  2. Right click the device name in the sidebar list
  3. Select Back Up and wait for the sync to finish

Download jailbreaking tool:

Ready to Go!

  1. For Mac: Unzip redsn0w_mac_0.9.10b4.zip and open redsn0w
    For Windows: Unzip redsn0w_win_0.9.10b4.zip and open redsn0w

  2. Power off your iDevice and connect it to your PC or Mac with USB
  3. Click Jaibreak on redsn0w window and click Next.

  4. Please make sure your iDevice is OFF and PLUGGED and click Next

  5. Make your iDevice enter the DFU mode by following the steps on redsn0w window
    • Quickly hold "Power" button on your for about 3 three seconds
    • Keep holding the "Power" button and press "Home" button too.
    • After about 8 seconds release "Power" button but keep pressing "Home" button until installation begins.

  6. Redsn0w will identify the jailbreaking, reboot your iDevice and process kernel. They may take a while. Please be patient.

  7. Select Cydia or keep the default options, click Next, and wait while your build is being processed

  8. Once you see the Done! on redsn0w window, you can close redsn0w.

Your iDevice will reboot and run some processes to configure the jailbreak. This step may take a very long time. Please do NOT operate and wait for it to complete!!

When you finally see the Cydia icon, your iDevice is successfully jailbroken. Now you can launch Cydia to personalize your iDevice by installing different extensions, apps and themes.