Jailbreak iOS 6.1 Beta 2 On iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch With Redsn0w

Nov 13, 2012

Apple has already seeded iOS 6.1 beta 2 to developers. This latest beta firmware update comes with a number of bug fixes, performance and security improvements. Be advised that it is indeed possible to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 2 on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with redsn0w. iOS 6.1 beta 2 does not come with any major improvements. Apple seems to have done a lot of work on making the Maps application better. Furthermore it has allowed developers to amalgamate Maps with their own apps in this beta version.

It should be kept in mind though that only devices which are susceptible to the Limera1n bootrom exploit can be jailbroken on iOS 6.1 beta 2. Newer devices such as iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini and iPod touch 5G can not be jailbroken on said firmware. However Joshua Hill is said to be working on a new jailbreak for latest Apple devices.

Keep in mind that the redsn0w jailbreak tool has not been specifically updated to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 2. There’s a little work around that can be used to jailbreak said firmware using the previous version of redsn0w tool for Windows and Mac. iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4G can easily be jailbroken on iOS 6.1 beta 2, albeit tethered.

How To Jailbreak iOS 6.1 Beta 2 Using Redsn0w:

It is actually quite easily to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 2 on your iOS device. The procedure is similar to what we have detailed in our guide on how to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 1. Simply follow all of the steps given in the guide, but instead of pointing redsn0w to the older firmware, point it to the newer firmware in order to obtain a tethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1 beta 2.

Keep in mind that this is a tethered jailbreak. If your device is powered off or it runs out of charge you will have to connect it to the computer and do a tethered booth. There is no untethered jailbreak available as of now, though the jailbreak gurus are undoubtedly hard at work.