Before the release of iPhone 5 and iOS 6, the jailbreak community had almost no work because everything had been accomplished. Popular jailbreakers like pod2g, i0nic, p0sixninja, musclenerd and the entire team had worked real hard to get all devices on the latest iOS jailbroken.
Prior to iOS 6, iPhone 5 and the new iPad, every device running iOS 5.1.1 could be jailbroken untethered.
With the release of iOS 6 beta versions, the community was back to jailbreaking. Right now, even though there isn’t an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6, we have a successful tethered jailbreak for A4-devices which work just fine.
Since the jailbreak right now works only for A4 devices, these would include:
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 3GS
- iPod Touch 4G
iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 2&3 are not supported.
You will need these files:
How-to Tethered Jailbreak A4 Devices Running iOS 6?
Note: If you need to unlock your device using Ultrasn0w, you will need to preserve your baseband. To do this:
- Open Redsn0w
- Click on Extras
- Select ‘Custom IPSW’
- Choose the iOS 6 IPSW file you downloaded for your device
- Once Redn0w does its job, enter Pwned DFU mode from the extras in Redsn0w
- Restore to the custom IPSW file and you’re set.
To jailbreak, follow these steps:
- Open Redsn0w (Windows users, open it in Administrator mode | Mac OS X users, Ctrl-click and select Open from the new menu)
- Connect your iPhone to the PC/Mac
- Click on Jailbreak
- Select Cydia
- Put the phone in DFU when prompted. (follow on-screen instructions)
- After Redsn0w jailbreaks your device, select “Autoboot this device when it connects in DFU Mode” to enter tethered boot
- A few moments later, your iPhone will reboot with Cydia installed.
Booting Your Device
As is the case with a tethered jailbreak, you will need to boot the smartphone through the system every time you switch it off.
The tethered boot works this way:
- Connect your iPhone to the system
- Open Extras in Redsn0w
- Click on “Just Boot” and you’re set!
Re-restore features have been included in this version of Redsn0w. Users with saved blobs of previous iOS versions can also downgrade even if Apple isn’t signing the blobs. Find out more here.