Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 Using Redsn0w On iPhone And iPod Touch

Nov 3, 2012

Only yesterday Apple rolled out iOS 6.0.1 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This minor platform update comes with quite a number of bug fixes. Nevertheless it is now possible to jailbreak iOS 6.0.1, provided you are doing that on an iOS device that does not tout an A5 processor.

Up till now no jailbreak is available for newer devices that come with the A5 processor. A4 based devices, those susceptible to the Limera1n bootrom exploit, can easily be jailbroken on iOS 6.0.1, albeit tethered.

As mentioned above, you can jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4G, but its going to be a tethered jailbreak. There exists a big difference between these two kinds of jailbreaks namely tethered and untethered. A tethered jailbreak requires that the device be connected to the computer and booted with the help of redsn0w, whereas no such limitation exists in the case of an untethered jailbreak.

A tethered jailbreak can be a pain in the sitter particularly for iPhone owners, because if the iPhone runs out of battery, the only way to get it back up for cellular usage would be through a tethered boot, a procedure which may prove to be quite troublesome if there is an emergency.

Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 On iPhone And iPod Touch Using Redsn0w:

Step 1: Download iOS 6.0.1 and iOS 6.0 firmware for your iOS device

Step 2: Download the latest redsn0w version for both Windows and Mac

Step 3: Fire up redsn0w and click on Extras followed by Select IPSW. Select the iOS 6.0 firmware file that you previously downloaded. After iOS 6.0 IPSW file is identified by redsn0w, click on Back to go to redsn0w’s main screen.

Step 4: Now click on Jailbreak. In the next step, select Cydia. Redsn0w will display instructions to put your device in DFU mode, follow them to the letter. After jailbreak is done select “Autoboot this device when it connects in DFU mode” to ensure that redsn0w automatically puts your device in tethered boot mode.

That is all you need to do in order to jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4G. There is no word as yet when an untethered iOS 6.0.1 jailbreak will be available for these devices. It may take quite some time. If your iOS device runs out of charge or is powered up, you will need to fire up redsn0w again, click on Extras followed by Just Boot. This will get your device up and running once again.