Jailbreak iOS 6 for iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod Touch 4G

Yesterday, Apple rolled out iOS 6 for iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, iPod Touch 4G, iPad 2 and the new iPad. While the New iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5G will be shipped with iOS6. Just like the GM version of iOS 6, you can Jailbreak the iOS 6 using the Redsn0w 0.9.13dev4.

Jailbreak ios 6

Please Note that:

  • This Jailbreak will only work with iPhone 3GS, 4 and iPod Touch 4G.
  • If your iPhone relies on Gevey Sim Unlock or Ultrasn0w, Please stay away from iOS 6.
  • This Jailbreak is not like the simple Jailbreak, this is a developer-specific version, because no Cydia will be installed after this Jailbreak but you can only SHSH into your iPhone.
  • The other side of this release is that it is a tethered jailbreak which means if you restart your iPhone, iPod Touch you will need to enter in the tethered mode by running “Just boot” from Redsn0w.

Pre-Requisites to Jailbreak iOS 6:

  • Download iOS 6 for iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G or iPhone 3Gs
  • Download Redsn0w 0.9.13dev4 for Mac
  • Download Redsn0w 0.9.13dev4 for Windows

How to Jailbreak iOS 6 on iPhone 4, 3GS and iPod touch 4G using Redsn0w

  • Download the iOS 6 and Redsn0w from the links mentioned above.
  • Connect your iPhone with PC/Mac and restore it on iOS 6 using iTunes. We have already posted the step by step guide to update to iOS 6.
Jailbreak ios 6
  • Open up the “Redsn0w” and Click on “Extras” . From “Select IPSW” then point it to already downloaded “iOS 6 ipsw”.
  • Connect your iPhone with PC and hit on “Jailbreak”. Follow the on screen instructions, carefully enter into DFU mode and once the process will finish, your iPhone or iPod Touch will be restarted (Make sure that Install SSH is checked, and proceed. Your device will now be jailbroken).
  • Leave your iPhone connected and again go to “Extras” from “Redsn0w”. Now select the “Just boot” and follow the steps for tethered boot.

How to Install Cydia after iOS 6 jailbreak?

Thanks to K1sis.net for a quick tip for installing Cydia on iOS 6, follow the simple guidelines to install Cydia on your Jailbroken iPhone 4, 3Gs or iPod Touch 4G. This guide will work on both Windows and Mac OS.

Jailbreak ios 6

  • Connect your iDevice with Wi-Fi and Note down the IP address of your Wi-Fi connection.  It can be found in “Settings > Wi-Fi > “

For Mac Users:

For Windows users:

  • Download the free [iTool] and run it on your PC. Connect your iDevice and Click on “Advanced > Open SSH Tunnel”
  • Write “yes” and it will ask you to enter the Password which is “alpine”

Jailbreak ios 6


  • After successful connection, paste the following command:

wget -q -O /tmp/cyinstall.sh http://downloads.kr1sis.net/cyinstall.sh && chmod 755 /tmp/cyinstall.sh && /tmp/cyinstall.sh

  • After some time, your iOS device will be rebooted and you will see a new “Cydia” icon on your iPhone 3Gs, 4 or iPod Touch 4G.

How to Jailbreak iOS 6 on iPhone 4, 3GS and iPod touch 4G (Video)

That’s it! You will have a successfully Jailbroken iPhone 4, 3GS or iPod touch on iOS 6.

My Recommendations: Stay away from such complicated jailbreak and wait for the official release of updated Redsn0w 0.9.15b1 for Windows and Mac from iPhone Dev-team which may come very soon

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127 Responses to Jailbreak iOS 6 for iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod Touch 4G

  1. Ronald says:

    The reason Cydia isn’t on iOS Tethered is because Cydia hasn’t been fully updated to support iOS 6. This may lead to problems.

  2. natasha says:

    i tried to jailbreak my recently updated 6.0 iphone 4s but it says that the device is not supported, even after a full reset, restore, and the update.

  3. John says:

    My redsnow says my ispw is not supported. What did I do wrong?

  4. Neil Wang says:

    Great news! A proposal, I heard about the map app on IOS6 is replaced by apple map, is there anyway to extract the google maps from IOS5 ?

  5. Ben says:

    Thanks a great help :)

  6. Chris says:

    If you could read, you’d know that this is only working for iPhone 4, 3GS, and iPod Touch 4G.


  7. Chris says:

    after the pineapple goes away and the apple logo comes up to reboot it stays like that and never goes away, what can i do?

    • Sean says:

      Go back to RedSnow and do the “just boot” again after you put it into DFU mode by holding home+lock for 10 seconds then releasing lock for 20 seconds. that should do it.

  8. Chris says:

    disregard my last comment, i got it out of reboot mode and i couldnt get my computer to go through the terminal part so i gave up, but for future reference all i need to do is wait for cydia for IOS 6?

  9. Sammy says:

    just saying, the part of “SHSH into your phone” is wrong, the “SHSH” should be replaced with “SSH”. SHSH is a form of a keyfile that makes sure you do not downgrade to previous versions and is device specific. SSH stands for Secure SHell, and is basically just a wireless way of accessing your iPhone’s so-called “Command Prompt”, or if you are a Mac/Linux user, Terminal.

    • >. says:

      Not to be a knit-picky douche, but SSH is for Secure Socket Handling.

      • >. says:

        Not to be a nit-picky douche hater but a) you spelled nit-picky wrong and b) SSH is Secure Shell not Secure Socket Handling. Do a google search for SSH and all the references are to Secure Shell and not Secure Socket Handling.

        Please refrain from being so nit-picky and a douche in the future when you are wrong.

  10. Hammer says:

    I wish someone would build a exe or dmg like itunes to manipulate idevices like itunes to update, downgrade, view backup
    files, and change settings kinda like cdma tools but user friendly.

  11. Trapstar30 says:

    Yo it’s so funny to see people who don’t know what they are doing try something and don’t do they homework on how to get it to work Smh

  12. Ryan says:

    The Password alpine doesn’t work for me :(

  13. islandgirl says:

    had to restart terminal but directions were very clear. Thank you for your help!

  14. cindy says:

    will it mess up my iphone 4 if i have h20 sim card?

  15. Jaxx ID says:

    Will the jailbreak for iOS6 on iPhone 4s come soon??

  16. Carlos Cardozo says:

    Terminal in Windows 7???????

  17. x-com says:

    For Windows users:

    Download the free [http://i-funbox.com/] and run it on your PC. Connect your iDevice and Click on SSH Terminal”

  18. christos says:

    ok,what about the untethered jailbreak? bacause i red before that a tethered jailbreak is running only

  19. Max says:

    Is this jailbreak ios6 for 4S

  20. jojo says:

    My device is iPhone4 and I’ve downloaded redsn0w and ios6 from this website. When click Extras then select IPSW and point to ios6 IPSW. The status show that the IPSW is not supported by this version od redsn0w”.

  21. Binga says:

    Where this jailbreak ios6 ipad 2?

  22. AJ says:

    there’s a major issue with this jailbreak!

    Installous 5 does not work with iOS 6…. You can download apps but cannot install them

    Does anyone have a fix for this?

  23. Soysim says:

    how long does the waiting for reboot take???

  24. francisco says:

    any news about jailbreak ios6 for iphone 4s??

  25. [email protected] says:

    i want it for the IPad2.,
    where can i find it?¡

  26. vb5 says:


    I tried to upgrade my ipad 2 to ios6. My devoce was jailbroken.
    Now it shows “device is in recovery mode- click itunes to restore”. I am sure it will wipe off all the pictures and videos from my ipad.
    I have tried ifaith, iReb, and tiny umbrella… but no use.
    Is there any way to retrieve the data from ipad?

    • Artur says:

      if you have a backup on icloud or on the pc you will not lose your videos and photos, but if you haven´t there is no way to retrive.. i tried it too and i don´t lose anything.. i need the ipad 2 jailbroken!! if you find pleaseee tell me

  27. Defan's says:

    This is Unthetered jailbreak? And for beta or official ios 6?

  28. Brandon says:

    Im just gonna wait for the absinthe iOS 6 untethered jailbreak..

  29. zoë says:

    I haven’t got the file on my computer and my iphone is already updated to iOS6. What now?

  30. vb5 says:

    Yes.. it was Unthetered jailbreak. I tried official ios 6.
    Is there any chance I will get my data back?

  31. Sammy says:


    I have just jailbreak my iphone4 with ios6 with no problems.

    Now in itools (i have a pc btw) i only have to pick advanced and then open ssh tunnel and something would pop up so i can write yes and the password but nothing happens when i open the ssh tunnel. What could be wrong, plz help me.


    • matu says:

      for it to work the i device needs to have a open ssh tunnel for that u need to jailbreak it and boot it (wait for it to finish on redsnow)
      atleast i think so…

      • daniel says:

        ok so i jailbroke my iphone 4 cdma and when i open itools it say theres no open ssh tunnel it says off and i cant click on it also i have jailbroken it correctly.

    • Alfred says:

      You can use iTools to on SHH then use iFunbox SHH Terminal to enter the codes.

  32. race says:

    had my 3gs iphone updated to ios6 and it stuck to activation. it says there is no sim card installed.. please help! what should i do now???

  33. Monique says:

    My phone is in DFU mode but I keep getting the message saying no device found. Can you please help?

  34. Artur says:

    i need it to ipad 2, does it exist? sorry about the bad english, but i´m barzillian, so take easy with the words.. thanks

  35. pablo says:

    como ago para descargar el video

  36. victor says:

    does this work for 4s?

  37. ridwan says:

    I’ve succesed to jailbreak my iphone 3gs with ios6 with cydia, but when trying to install an application downloaded from installous,always fail to install..

  38. matu says:

    when i do just boot my ipod touch 4g just wakes up and redsnow is still at waiting for reboot… is this normal?
    srry if a stupid question.. jst a lil nervous this is kinda difficult compared to the earlyer versions…

  39. Awesomekoe says:

    When will there be a jailbreak for ios6 for iPhone 4S?

  40. CodyC says:

    Have anybody know this jailbreak can untethered old-bootrom 3GS?

  41. cyrus231 says:

    hallo ich habe alles wie Beschreibung duch gemacht.alles ist Super? leider viele app von cydia kann man nicht instaliren ich habe nur SBSetting und installous instalirt? mit installous kann mann runterladen??aber bei instaliren tut es nicht und warscheinlicht muss man warten bis un[tethered] kommt??danke

  42. cj says:

    cant find “iOS 6 ipsw”. need help

  43. @xViperPx says:

    Hi o have to use ultrasn0w in my iPhone 3GS. I wanna use this new iOS. but i have a question, the new version of redsn0w will come with Cydia? i will be able to download ultrasn0w and use it as well

    • marderfarker says:

      I was hoping for the same thing dude, as I heard ultrasnow 1.2.7 is out and can unlock specific baseband. I will try to do it and see how it goes. ps make sure you have a spare phone while experimenting with stuff like this.

  44. Stephanie says:

    Jailbreak for iPad 2 ????

  45. Rafael says:

    jailbreak ios6 ipad 3? Nothing? :(

  46. Corsario says:

    is there any way to install cydia without having a wi-fi?, I have the router

  47. pablo says:

    someone mades it work? I have an ipod touch 4

  48. Jay says:

    Any suggestions please downloaded the ios 6 files and when i try to access them through power iso or dmg extractor its just saying files are corrupted so i cant get in to extract the ipsw files? i have re-downloaded the ios files a few times an very time i get corruped error thanks

  49. penis says:

    I love reading these comments. A wholeeeeee bunch o’ retards you are.

  50. chris says:

    i tried doing this on an iphone 4 and it worked like a charm, i then tried to do it to my gf’s iphone 3gs and after doing everything successfully cydia still hasnt shown up on her phone? plz help!

  51. ridhun says:

    Thanks a lot Guys! Just upgraded my iphone 4 to ios 6. Jailbreaked as mentioned up here. Cydia works fine.

  52. Hempadino says:

    when it comes to jailbreak ipad 2?

  53. Spirit fs says:

    iphone4s‘s Jailbreak what time can be done?please

  54. SASHA says:

    i get an issue in the terminal, it prompts me that the remote host is closed

  55. demson says:

    does it works on ipad2 3g?

  56. kaungsoe says:

    when will be get untethered jealbreak? Waiting for this.

    • i says:

      Um. If you watched or read about the WWJC, u should know that Pod2g has made it clear that there will not be any untether jailbreak for iOS6 soon. It’ll take weeks to months

  57. Rob says:

    I haven’t read all the posts here, so i apologize if I am at all redundant. I am trying to understand why this jailbreak, specifically, doesn’t work on iphone 4s. That is, does the 4s possess some extra infringement protection? Or is it just coincidental?

    • The expert xD says:

      You are half correct.
      Each time Apple updates their chips (A4, A5, A6) they change the chip entirely and add a new system to it. I believe it used to be those and the new iPhone 5′s A6 chip is actually a System-on-chip ARMv7 Chip which is less likely to jailbreak.
      The reason why iOS5.1.1 could be jailbroken on iPhone 4S is because it was using Absinthe, meaning no dfu and flashing ROM, therefore nothing done to the chip. Redsn0w jailbreak is based on DFU and Flashing ROM.

      Correct me if im wrong

  58. gerald says:

    why is 4s not included on the ios6 jailbreak??

  59. sam says:

    ssh tunnel is not opening in itools.wat shud i do ?

  60. rac says:

    after i jail mi iphone 4 i hit just booth it pups up the pinaple the on reed snow it say rebooting and the iphone still on black screen what to do????

  61. marderfarker says:

    Can I use data IP address? I don’t have wifi in my house just using internet broadband stick. Please advice thanks.

  62. Peterl says:

    Connect your iPhone with PC and hit on “Jailbreak”. Follow the on screen instructions, carefully enter into DFU mode and once the process will finish, your iPhone or iPod Touch will be restarted (Make sure that Install SSH is checked, and proceed. Your device will now be jailbroken). i cant check it

  63. Peterl says:

    When I open itools and click on advance. Then I open SSH, but nothing is showing up, it just prompt opened. (Windows)

  64. DJToro says:

    i did everything you say on your video, i have an iphone 4 and it worked to the point where i can not see my phone icon…so i cant make no phone calls…..help?

  65. Doogle says:

    Hi, i can confirm that yes this does jailbreak the 3gs and it will install cydia with no problems BUT installous 5 won’t work cos its for IOS 5. I used my pc to download the ipa then used ifunbox “install app” tab to get them on my phone. No problems as of yet.

  66. nicey says:

    after jailbreaking my ipod touch 4g .. the camera won’t work :( can somebody help me ?

  67. HELPMEPLEASE says:

    how long does the reboot take. it says waiting on reboot and not doing nothing..

  68. sam says:

    y is my shh tunnel not opening in itool ?????????

  69. Jason says:

    This jailbreak was simple thanks for the great instructions.

  70. Udi Burg says:

    So, when will Cydia be updated to iOS6?
    And when will the untethered JB will be published?
    I can’t wait.

  71. dimka93 says:

    what do if i was jail my ipod 4, instal cydia and installous, but cant instal some app

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