How to Fix Exploit Failed Error During Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 Jailbreak Procedure

If you updated to iOS 6.0.1, I am sure that you will definitely want to start the jailbreak process as soon as possible. Unfortunately, some users already started jailbreak on their devices and they encountered a serious problem while jailbreaking iOS 6.0.1 using Redsnow. People encountered various problems during the process, but the most notable one is the Exploit Failed error. Apparently, this problem is due to the lack of compatibility of the jailbreak software, in this case Redsnow, with this latest iOS update. However, the only way in which users are able to fix Exploit Error during jailbreak, is to use the same program as for the jailbreak process. It is worth mentioning the fact that this software is meant only for A4-based devices such as iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4th generation.

Before starting the process to fix the problem, you must take into consideration several aspects. First of all, you need to know for sure what the jailbreak process means and how it can be done. Secondly, another important aspect is the way in which you put your device in the DFU mode. This process is not that complicated, but some people might encounter problems when doing it. Apparently, this is the main cause of the exploit problem. In the last part, you need to run Redsnow as administrator.


Now, here is what you need to do to fix Exploit Failed error during jailbreak iOS 6.0.1:

1. Put your device in the DFU mode. This is not that complicated, but if you fail, you will still encounter the problem. For this, you need press the Lock Button for 3 seconds. The, you need to hold the Home Button and the Lock Button for 10 seconds at the same time. Release the Lock Button but keep on pressing the Home button for another 15 seconds.

You will see that something will appear on your screen when you reach 8 seconds. At this time, do not let the button go. This will lead you to the error as well. You must press the Home button until you see that the Uploading First Stage process is completed. This will finish the exploit process.

At this time, you are free to continue with the jailbreak process, as you know. It is not that complicated, but if you want to avoid the Exploit Failed issues, you need to be quite patient and careful.



  1. keulys
    keulys December 11, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    dude, you are the man, bro this right its the right answer, thanks bro.

  2. seyedreza
    seyedreza December 20, 2012 at 7:46 am

    I done this step by step but again coming the same (Exploit failed)
    my iPhone is 3GS
    can u help me?

  3. saya
    saya December 29, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    do not work it hacks ur thing

  4. Brittney
    Brittney December 30, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    im pretty sure im putting my ipod touch 4g ios 6.0.1 In dfu mode correctly but the exploit failed keeps coming up and I am really confused and getting frustrated with it. HELP!!!!

    1. danny10900
      danny10900 February 10, 2013 at 1:53 pm

      try changing usb ports and make sure ur wire is ok then it might work it did for me

      1. Zach
        Zach July 14, 2013 at 8:08 pm

        Thanks u helped me

  5. erixas
    erixas January 13, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Itried alot of timeing metods. tryed holding only 3 sec , 10 sec and 15 sec.
    als tryed this method by holding home button til “Uploding first stage” but stil my 3gs iphone comes to Exploit failure. why ?
    I run the Redsnow at administrator mode then i selecting th IPSW file and it goes well. but then i come to next stage i just cant make it. sitting and try it for over 10 hours.

  6. erixas
    erixas January 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    i just tryed to enter Pwned DFU mode and for that you have to do same things. I made it with first try so i cant understand why I cant enter dfu mode without geting Exploit failure problem.

  7. Nick
    Nick January 16, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    I followed your instructions to the point and it gave me a new error message “missing Keys.plist data for this built”. I have know idea what this means and don’t know what to do now. Please help

  8. CJ
    CJ February 4, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    You should perform the tethered boot on THE SAME COMPUTER, using THE SAME REDSNOW VERSION that you used for the original jailbreak.

    I have all these problems listed above when trying to tether-boot my iphone4 on my new computer. Using my old laptop, the one I also used for the jailbreak of ios 6.0, it’s no problem. I’m still trying to figure out how to get it working on any computer, but hell, untethered EVASION is here so why bother :)


  9. RiriFreak
    RiriFreak April 6, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Ahhhhh man!!! THank youuu

  10. lucasg615
    lucasg615 October 24, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    I heard when you jailbreak the apple iphone then you can aquire a couple of awesome applications free of charge however i don’t learn how to. As well as, I heard you need to restore the apple iphone after to make certain that Apple will not discover for it set for repairs?

  11. Splash Log Level 2 Again
    Splash Log Level 2 Again October 25, 2013 at 1:44 am

    please answer such as this

    connected jailbreak: explain what’s this type of jailbreak

    untethered jailbreak: explain what’s this type of jailbreak

    which 1 of individuals 2 would be best– and which 1 of individuals to happens when u turn ur ipod device touch from the jailbreak disappears something of that nature.

  12. RichT
    RichT October 26, 2013 at 2:21 am

    I needed to jailbreak my apple iphone 4 that we up-to-date to ios 6 :( can you really use jailbreakme or perhaps a similar site? Does anybody determine if someone is going to be focusing on this?

  13. Oilers
    Oilers October 26, 2013 at 2:30 am

    I’ve the version 5.2 of updates how do you jailbreak it to really make it have awesome stuff i am new only at that

  14. jdfan
    jdfan October 26, 2013 at 2:39 am

    I wish to jailbreak my ipod device touch 2g MC model running 4..2. I’m able to only downgrade it 3.1.3. I cant download every other ipsw because my internet is simply too slow. My real question is what jailbreaker must i use bearing in mind i have only individuals two ios. I’d much prefer an untethered jb but when theres none i’ll settle having a connected. Any assistance is much appreciated.

  15. Jerosh Nagulachandran
    Jerosh Nagulachandran October 26, 2013 at 5:51 am

    I’ve got a second generation ipod device touch. Is really a connected jailbreak the most secure way or perhaps is there one other way. Please explain

  16. RuMKilleR
    RuMKilleR October 26, 2013 at 8:37 am

    I wish to Jailbreak my second generation ipod device Touch, however i want that it is a safe and simple way. As well as the just one out at this time is connected, and you may only boot up out of your computer whenever you power it down, will the startup tool 100% work? Please answer, thanks :)

  17. stealspartansbcglobalnet
    stealspartansbcglobalnet October 26, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Also, what is the better mod, possibly a totally free one, that will the same factor as ps jailbreak and is equally as easy to use? The same is true the jailbreak permit you to rip your ps move games towards the hard disk drive much like normal play station 3 games? Lastly, using the ps jailbreak, can you decide to either rip the overall game for your internal ps hard disk drive or perhaps an exterior one? Thanks a lot.

  18. Ev dog
    Ev dog October 27, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    What’s the best jailbreak for an ipod device touch 3rd gen version 4.1?

  19. Superman
    Superman October 27, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I wish to jailbreak with greenpois0n but I’m not sure basically can simply jailbreak it as an ipod device touch, could it be exactly the same?

    I wish to find a good way to jailbreak it.

    Any assistance will do well! Thanks.

  20. lets roll
    lets roll October 27, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Okay. Basically tether jailbreak my apple iphone can untether jail break it later without rebuilding it ? Or would I must restore it? Since I really do not wanna need to restore.

  21. Caltel T
    Caltel T October 27, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I kinda wish to jailbreak. Where will i find the best reliable program to jailbreak?

  22. Anny
    Anny November 2, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Just how can jailbreak my ipod device touch to in which the system think it’s as an iPad or apple iphone? Someone made it happen to my siblings.

  23. SteveO
    SteveO November 5, 2013 at 1:08 am

    What’s the Most secure and simplest method to jailbreak an normal apple iphone software version 5.1

    Please i do sooo bad and obtain NES games and stuff

    however i also shouldn’t break or screw up my Apple iphone Whatsoever!

    well without having done that… every other ways?

  24. Cupcakerum
    Cupcakerum November 8, 2013 at 1:50 am

    what jailbreak must i use for five..1. I’ve got a apple iphone 4 and i wish to jailbreak it. I in addition have a ipod device touch 3rd generation and i wish to jailbreak this too. What jailbreak must i use. And just what website.

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