We saw two software updates coming out of Apple yesterday. The company released iOS 6.0.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch to the public. Moments after that, iOS 6.1 Beta 1 was seeded to registered Apple developers. iOS 6.0.1 is a minor update which comes with bug fixes, performance and security improvements. iOS 6.1 beta 1 on the other hand is the developer beta of a major iOS 6.0 update which is expected to be publicly released in the next couple of months.
Regardless of that fact that iOS 6.1 beta 1 is only available to developers, it is now possible to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 1 on iPhone and iPod touch using the latest version of redsn0w jailbreak tool. This guide will teach you how to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 1 on your Windows or Mac computer.
Before we teach you how to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 1 there are a couple of things that you need to keep in mind. This particular jailbreak is tethered and is only compatible with non-A5 devices. Latest iOS devices are not compatible, but this jailbreak can easily be done on older A4 based devices such as iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4G. Tethered jailbreak requires that the device be booted in tethered mode whenever it is switched back on either after battery discharge or the voluntary act of switching the device off.
How To Jailbreak iOS 6.1 Beta 1 Using Redsn0w:
It is actually quite easy to do this jailbreak. The method is exactly the same as the one used to jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 tethered on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G. Nevertheless we have recreated all of the steps needed to be done down below.
Step 3: Click on Extras and then on Select IPSW. Manually select the iOS 6.0 firmware file that you downloaded in step 1. Once redsn0w has finished identifying the file, click on Back followed by Jailbreak.
Step 4: When the next screen comes up, select Cydia. Redsn0w will then instruct you how to put your device in DFU mode. Follow these instructions very carefully. Once the jailbreak has been done, select “Autoboot this device when it connects in DFU mode” to put the device in tethered boot mode.
Those are the four easy steps you need to follow in order to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 1 on iPhone and iPod touch. In order to do a tethered boot simply launch redsn0w, click on Extras followed by Just Boot. Please keep in mind that beta firmware is intended for developers only.