It's been a long wait for those seeking an iOS 6 untethered jailbreak for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPod Mini and other non-jailbroken devices and many fans of jailbreaking have grown quite restless without the Cydia Tweaks and Themes they've grown accustomed to on their jalbroken devices. However, there may be hope yet for iOS 6 jailbreak on A5, A6 or other non jailbroken Apple devices as just this week a Beta version of iOS 6.1 was released in the Apple developer store which allows owners of A4 devices to download and install it for testing purposes. Owners of A5 and later devices such as the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPad 3 and so forth may also enjoy downloading this beta version, but for those with the A4 devices or earlier, they get a special treat: the ability to preview what iOS 6.1 would be like with an untethered jailbreak installed.
Just like previous jailbreaks using the iPhone Dev. team's redsn0w software, a jailbreak can be very simply achieved on devices that are compatible with it. Simply install the new firmware from the iOS Dev. Center , then visit the iPhone Dev. Team blog, install the latest version of Redsn0w 0.9.15b3 and you are in business.
It should be noted however, that this is a developer download, meaning without an Apple developer license, the 6.1 beta 3 is unavailable for use.
The iOS 6.1 beta 3 will feature thing like bug fixes, and improvements to Apple's Passbook application, and Safari, as well as some alterations to Apple's mapping ware.
If you do plan to download and jailbreak the new beta for A4 or earlier devices, make sure you do it quickly as the iOS 6.1 beta 3 is set to expire at 12 a.m. (GMT) Friday Dec. 28, 2012.
Though it's no iOS 6 or 6.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak for iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and other non-jail broken devices, it still offers a great look at Apple's future.
Here are the steps to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 3 tethered using Redsn0w 0.9.15b3 for developers only. ( From iDownloadBlog)
Step 1: Download and install iOS 6.1 beta 3 on your device.
Step 2: Download RedSn0w 0.9.15b3.
Step 3: You will need to have iOS 6.0 available for your device on your computer. If not, download the iOS 6.0 firmware file for your device.
Step 4: Connect your iOS device to the computer and place into DFU mode. Now open Redsn0w 0.9.15b3.
Step 5: Click Extras > Select IPSW > and point to the iOS 6.0 firmware file. It would successfully identify the firmware file.
Step 6: Now 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 7: Make sure that "Install Cydia" is checked and click Next to proceed with the jailbreak process.
Step 8: Once the jailbreak is complete, you would be on your Lock Screen. Place the device back into DFU mode.
Step 9: Click Back on the RedSn0w window and click Select IPSW. Again, point to iOS 6.0 and click Just Boot.
Step 10: After a while, a pineapple logo should appear on the device's screen as it boots up.
Step 11: After the device is booted, swipe to the Home screen's second page. The Cydia app icon will appear on the page.
iPhone Dev-Team Releases RedSn0w 0.9.15b1 to Restore iOS 6 to iOS 5.x Design Though No iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak For iPhone 5 Available Yet
For those of you who eagerly downloaded the iOS 6 update when it was released by Apple, only to discovered the update left you wishing for your old 5x system and design, thankfully, the guys on iPhone Dev-Team have come up with a solution.The iPhone Dev-Team has released its latest update to Redsn0w 0.9.15b1 which allows for a downgrade to iOS 5.1.1 for various iOS devices--that is a long as you saved your iOS 5.1.1 SHSH blob. Even though it's not an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak for iPhone 5, still, it's something a lot of folks have been eagerly awaiting. Though iOS 6 includes some fun new features and design elements, nothing beats the freedom of owning an untethered jailbrokendevice complete with Cydia for all your iPhone tweaking and design wants and needs. Take a look at the information below, as posted on the iPhone Dev-Team blog regarding new features, downgrade and eligibility information, as well as the links the new redsn0w update.
What Redsn0w 0.9.15b1 Includes Taken from the Dev-Team Blog:
- Restore from any 5.x iOS to any other (up, down or the same) 5.x iOS on all devices as long as you have the correct blobs
- Cydia in the tethered 6.0 jailbreak on A4 devices
- Untethered 6.0 jailbreak on old-bootrom 3GS
- Untethered 6.0 hactivation on any 3GS or iPhone4
- Directly restore pre-A5 devices to earlier firmware - no more complicated 15-step how-to's with stitching, iTunes errors, and "hosts file" concerns
- Deactivate any iPhone, useful for testing your "official" unlock status through iTunes.
- Any time a set of blobs is fetched remotely (from Apple or Cydia), redsn0w also saves them locally (and will check there first if you click "Local")
- IMPORTANT: For your future restoring convenience, you should also submit all of your past and present TinyUmbrella blobs to Cydia if you haven't done so yet. Resubmitting is okay and won't cause conflicts
Device Eligibility Details Taken from the Dev-Team Blog
1. Redsn0w now lets you restore an A5+ device from any iOS5 to any other iOS5 as long as you have correct 5.x blobs for the starting (current) and ending points of the restore
2. You DO NOT QUALIFY for iOS5-to-iOS5 restores if you got to your current 5.x via an OTA update
- The tickets saved by Cydia, redsn0w, and TinyUmbrella do not cover OTA update ramdisk images. Even if they did, it's the "wrong kind" oframdisk (you'd need to start at that earlier pre-OTA FW)
- Devices fresh from factory or refurb may fall in the "does not qualify" category (your results will vary)
- It's okay if you previously got to 5.x via an OTA update, as long as your current 5.x was installed via a normal iTunes restore. All that matters is how you got to your current 5.x most recently
- Redsn0w detects an OTA/normal-restore APticket mismatch very early, so if you don't know your status there should be no harm in trying. Any device in recovery mode after such a mismatch can boot normally again just by going back to "Even More" screen from the "Restore" screen (or use "Recovery Fix" if you quit redsn0w before doing that).
3. Unlike the A4 devices, redsn0w can't (usefully) prevent the baseband updates of A5+ iPhones and iPads.
4. iPad2 owners (all three models) with saved 4.x blobs can use those instead, even from 6.x
5. Ultrasn0w has yet to be updated for 6.x
6. Redsn0w lets you "Fetch" the SHSH blobs currently flashed onto your pre-A5 device
Of course all this informaiton may have your head swimming, and if that's the case, its okay! The guys on the iPhone Dev-Team fully expect it and have told readers to submit all downgrade questions to their comments section and they will respond. Visit iPhone Dev-Team's offical blog and comment section here.
In the meantime, for those who are ready, the download links for the iOS 5x downgrades are posted below! Happy Downgrading!
- redsn0w 0.9.15b1 (OS X - use Ctrl-Click->Open if on Mountain Lion for now)
- redsn0w 0.9.15b1 (Windows - run in Adminstrator Mode)