How to Fix Missing keys.plist Error during Jailbreak 6.0.1 Process

Since the iOS 6 was recently released on the market, developers hurried to find a suitable jailbreak tool that would offer support for this process. Soon, Redsnow was updated and it was compatible with all A4-based devices. Therefore, this jailbreak tool only performs jailbreak on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod Touch 4th generation. In the same time, iOS 6 was upgraded to iOS 6.0.1 and the jailbreak tool is able to offer a tethered jailbreak, which relies on iOS 6 IPSW. Lately, some users who own older devices suggested the fact that they encountered errors while performing the process. This error is called missing keys.plist and it prevents people to complete the jailbreak process. On the other hand, some people encountered this problem when they tried to reboot in a jailbreak mode.

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However, in both cases, if you want to fix the missing keys.plist error during the jailbreak 6.0.1 process, here is what you need to do:


1. Exit Redsnow, turn off your device and unplug it.

2. Plug your device again and place it in the DFU mode without dealing with the Redsnow program.

3. Once you put your device in the DFU mode, you may search for Redsnow and run the program as administrator.

4. As soon as Redsnow is open, click on Extras, then on Select IPSW and they select the 6.0 IPSW option.

5. Turn back and start the jailbreak process. In the same time, you must check the Install Cydia option. At this time, you should let the program to do its job. At the end of it, after the phone booted, you must turn it off.

6. Unplug your device, exit Redsnow but then, plug it again and put it in the DFU mode once again.

7. Reenter Redsnow and click on Extras. There, you have to select the 6.0 IPSW again. Now, you need to select the Just boot option in order to place your device in a jailbreak mode. This is only because you perform only a tethered jailbreak.


This step-by-step guide should solve any problem or error you encounter whenever you try to jailbreak your iOS 6 device using the Redsnow jailbreak tool.



  1. marwan choudhury
    marwan choudhury November 16, 2012 at 1:46 am

    thank you it helped me a lot

  2. Ray
    Ray November 16, 2012 at 9:09 am

    i followed the directions but i ended up stuck on the little pineapple screen, then my iPhone reboots to the setting before i tried to jailbreak. i guess i’ll just wait for the new redsnOw update

  3. Jordan M. Asi
    Jordan M. Asi November 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    i’m trying it now… hope it work.. i’ll give you a feedback if this one work.

  4. Jordan M. Asi
    Jordan M. Asi November 18, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    wow… it’s help a lot.. thank you very much…… now my iphone 3gs runnin’ 6.0.1 working tnx tnx

  5. Chloe
    Chloe November 19, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Oh my God! Thank you so much for your help, you don’t even know how thankful I am! I spent a whole day doing it yesterday and finally it works! Thanks!!

  6. FreeFab
    FreeFab November 20, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Thank you

  7. leo
    leo November 20, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    the ipsw say that is not supported

  8. Devin
    Devin November 21, 2012 at 3:09 am

    It says the ipsw isnt supported

  9. emmanuel charles
    emmanuel charles November 21, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    okay, it works , but i did not see cydia installed on my ipod..

  10. Enrique
    Enrique November 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    muy buena explicación paso a paso

  11. Nat
    Nat November 23, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you so much – it worked!! :D

  12. missing
    missing November 25, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    That does not work on iphone 4 (ios 6.0.1)..Missing Keys-plist is shown every time…So..please let me know another way to jailbreak iphone4(ios 6.0.1) :)

    1. sn0wloVer
      sn0wloVer January 8, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      Try snowbreeze 2.9.7

  13. zane
    zane November 26, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    my ipod running 6.0 every time i do the jailbreak it comes up missing keys NEED HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!? ANSWERS

  14. Alex
    Alex November 27, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Lets go!! Worked! Just make sure when you reopen redsnow to select the IPSW again!

    1. USDOT2
      USDOT2 December 5, 2012 at 3:46 am

      Oh my god it worked!!! thank you thank you thank you……..

  15. Devin
    Devin December 6, 2012 at 5:03 am

    I can’t find 6.0

  16. Reggie.P
    Reggie.P December 6, 2012 at 5:08 am

    lol got dam i finally did thank ya lol i said this was gon b tha last thing i tried and i wasnt go try no moe lol good lookin G or G_ona lol

  17. Stan
    Stan December 11, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Thanks a lot. It did work for me!

  18. Aisha
    Aisha December 13, 2012 at 1:08 am

    worked!!!! finally thank you. :)

  19. alan
    alan December 15, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    I can not locate 6.0. Pls help

    1. ricky k
      ricky k December 25, 2012 at 9:34 am

      look in ur downloads folder

  20. Kumar
    Kumar December 17, 2012 at 2:31 am

    Dude, you are a lifesaver!!!

  21. Kaitlyn
    Kaitlyn December 22, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Hi, I loved this, thanks muchly :) But I am now to the point where I want to throw the phone into traffic! I have successfully jailbroken the phone, but it will not read sim cards? please someone HELP!!

  22. ricky k
    ricky k December 25, 2012 at 9:33 am

    thanks so much best guide EVAR!!!!!!!!!!! WOOT WOOT!!! thanks soooo much guys!!! finally after 2 days trying to get it jail broken :D thanks soo much

  23. ricky k
    ricky k December 25, 2012 at 9:39 am

    lol just gotta do it again cos i accidently backed up my ipod :P

  24. Sahar Tricky Bomb
    Sahar Tricky Bomb December 29, 2012 at 11:04 am

    well it worked :p
    thnx yaw

  25. Lanita Collazo
    Lanita Collazo December 29, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    someone please help it is saying that the redsnow is not supported by my device please help

  26. Flipperqm
    Flipperqm January 2, 2013 at 2:53 am

    This really helped with Ipod 4g 6.0.1 with the Missing Key Error by doing it this way on OS X and redsnow0.9.15b3. Thanks

  27. Rakhi
    Rakhi January 2, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Amazing.. my brother brought me an Iphone which is from Sweden Three network and If i want to factory unlok everybody asking min 6 to 8K INR and which i dont want to spend. I searched all the blogs and the solution provided in this site is excellent and it works for me.

    Once again Thanks for excellent work out.

  28. Pawar
    Pawar January 3, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    OMG!!!!!! This really worked :) thanks tons

  29. Sonia
    Sonia January 5, 2013 at 9:16 am

    For those of you who have to download 6.0 IPSW file and have the “IPSW not supported” problem: make sure the IPSW file you got belongs to the same version of your device. It’s name must start with 3,1 or 4,1 etc. depending on your device (GSM, CDMA, etc.). You can check your device’s version just looking at the name of the 6.0.1 file iTunes downloaded in your computer. Then, just look for a compatible 6.0 IPSW file. Great tutorial dude, eternally thanks!!

  30. .rev
    .rev January 7, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    This helped me out. Thanks for the tip!

  31. seba
    seba January 12, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    excellent!!! great tutorial, muchas gracias bro!

  32. Simonster16
    Simonster16 January 15, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Damn this amazing!! nice!!! ive been working for this almost a day now!! nice tutorial!! thanks!

  33. Dovydas J.
    Dovydas J. January 17, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Hey its working from first time thanks a lot realy :) because for update i have lost my tom tom navy :D nice people realy good man thanks a lot :)

  34. Noobly
    Noobly January 18, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    I need personal help idk what im doing so if someone could call me on skype and help me i dont have a functional mic yet but i can type

    1. Noobly
      Noobly January 18, 2013 at 9:14 pm

      my username on skype is ethan.beale10 or ethan.beale1 i cant remember

      1. Noobly
        Noobly January 18, 2013 at 9:36 pm

        Nevermind i found out i was doing the dfu wrong and im getting it now your BAWS

  35. RAunak
    RAunak January 20, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Thankyou so much it works!!!!!

  36. james
    james January 22, 2013 at 1:46 am

    works fine :D thanks

  37. Tj
    Tj January 27, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    I TRIED this and it was working fine but then left my iPhone frozen with vertical colored lines. I cannot turn off, recovery or reboot please help>>>

  38. manuel
    manuel January 31, 2013 at 7:11 am

    hello.can anyone link me a site where i could download that IPSW 6.0 file.cause i have IPSW but redsnow cant supported.iPhone4,1_6.0_10A403<this IPSW.

    may iphone is 6.0.1 (10A523) with 04.12.02.can anyone help me…sorry i have a bad english…

  39. sidv
    sidv January 31, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    you the man it worked! thank you so much

  40. shan
    shan February 6, 2013 at 3:55 am

    thanks buddy your the iphone king

  41. liri
    liri February 11, 2013 at 8:20 am

    nice one worked fine for me . thanks bro

  42. kfir
    kfir February 11, 2013 at 9:56 am

    I had this problem in my 3gs, and I build custom ipsw using snowbreeze 2.9.9, and it hack+jailbreak my iphone. then installed the latest ultrasnow version 1.2.8, and works prefect.

    try to restore using snowbreeze. Highly recommended!

  43. Gorege
    Gorege February 15, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    It says thet it doent support it

  44. Jay
    Jay February 22, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    hey umm I’ve tried all day yesterday which few successful stemp which resorted to me restoring my iphone4 from verizon again and again. anyway i was trying to do a redsnow tethered in order to flash my phone to cricket using apple flasher i paid $75 i didnt have cuz i didnt want to pay $85 at the store so many instructions say to jail break it first which i did, then flash it but i havent been able to go from jailbreak tethered to an jailbreak untethered some one please help me out please this is day to

  45. khalil
    khalil March 2, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    i love you man

  46. Moore, Ron
    Moore, Ron October 24, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I went redsnow to jailbreak my apple iphone 3gs and installed cydia. Next I went ultrasnow along with cydia upgrade however i can’t know if the telephone is really unlocked or otherwise. I don’t possess a sim installed yet and don’t wish to purchase one until i understand without a doubt whether it’s really unlocked i quickly may use straight talk wireless.

  47. Victoria T
    Victoria T October 24, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    I have come across Redsnow, whitesnow, blackrain, etc. Which is much better and doesn’t produce the herpes virus?

  48. Oilers
    Oilers October 24, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    I’m using Redsnow to jailbreak my fourth gen ipod device, running IOS 5.01. My house button is damaged. I’ve the Assistivetouch thig on my small ipod device. The same is true it truly matter if my ipod device is switched off while jailbreaking it?

  49. rashest_hippo
    rashest_hippo October 25, 2013 at 1:54 am

    My boyfriend really wants to jailbreak his ipod device touch, but for whatever reason he is not in a position to download redsnow or greenpoison. He requested me to basically would try to find information about how you can jailbreak it without redsnow or greenpoison, however i aren’t able to find anything. Can there be a different way to jailbreak an ipod device touch?

  50. Chris R
    Chris R October 25, 2013 at 4:22 am

    And just what redsnow beta is it necessary to use??

  51. Dom L
    Dom L October 25, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    I simply revealed my ipod device touch 4g with eco-friendly poison however the cydia application wasn’t opening and so i used redsnow to finish it off. It labored and today i opened up cydia and that i joined i had been a person however i up-to-date something also it restarted. However when i opened up cydia again it stated Not able to Load in your home screen of Cydia.

    I requested this on the internet. They stated it had been just lower. Is that this what’s happening?

  52. Erfan
    Erfan October 26, 2013 at 12:26 am

    with redsnow .9.10b1

    do you know the cons of jailbreaking an ipod device touch 4g iso5 and just how would you get free applications once you jailbreak could it be safe? if there’s an insect on my small ipod device or it doesn’t work correctly apple will change it, if apples realize that its jailbroken can they still repair the problem or change it? ? could it be legal to Jailbreak?

  53. Xbox Gamer
    Xbox Gamer October 26, 2013 at 12:26 am

    I’ve heard different names of jailbreak for example Cydia, redsnow, yet others. I’m wondering which is the greatest. Also, may be the jailbreak for firmware 3.1.1 out yet? I simply purchased a new Touch. Thanks!

  54. Roar me R
    Roar me R October 26, 2013 at 12:27 am

    I accidentally up-to-date my Ipod device touch (it’s 8gb) software to 4..2 and apparently that does not use jailbroken Apple ipods. And So I attempted the choice of jailbreaking it with redsnow or something like that like this also it labored, but whenever I install applications from cydia they open after which close rapidly. I attempted restarting or restarting also it does not work. Can there be other things I’m able to do in order to prevent that from happening?

  55. Flash Funk
    Flash Funk October 26, 2013 at 12:27 am

    My ipod device may be the second generation on 4.3.1 version…. I attempted to complete the jailbreakme website however it did not work with me. So I believed about redsnow however i am confused how to proceed. Yes I viewed the videos. Also how do you use redsnow or greenpoisn or another you’ve that’ll be faster and simpler……….. Note if I must download something from my computer, am i going to get junk e-mail/ virusesl?

  56. kamikami
    kamikami October 26, 2013 at 12:27 am

    I will jailbreak my ipod device touch 4g IOS 5.1.1 and that i heard redsnow is protected but could someone produce a hyperlink to some video or instructions regarding how to jailbreak 5.1.1 with redsnow.

  57. diggn4richez
    diggn4richez October 26, 2013 at 12:29 am

    And So I finally got around to jailbreaking my touch with redsnow. I really like it but you will find several things missing that are not with greenpoison like altering the bootlogo. So I’m wondering what can happen basically revealed the ipod device with greenpoison now wouldn’t it possess the options that come with both softwares or what?

  58. Peter
    Peter October 26, 2013 at 12:29 am

    I had been reading through something about “jailbreaking” a apple iphone having a program known as redsnow. I had been just wondering just what performs this mean? Thanks! Best solution will get 10 points!

  59. Dark_LovexXx
    Dark_LovexXx October 26, 2013 at 12:29 am

    i’ve got a ipod device 2g with 4. jail-broke with redsnow and it is slow and keeps restarting and my pal has been doing exactly the same however with greenposion and it is much softer and does not freeze.

    would i have the ability to re-jailbreak with greenpoison completely from how it’s now?

    in addition, i have battery percentage desltop wall paper and multitasking enabled via redsnow would i have the ability to do that on 4.2.1?

  60. supernerd567
    supernerd567 October 26, 2013 at 12:30 am

    My ipod device is up-to-date towards the latest update 5..1 however i cant jailbreak it with redsnow the most recent version is states SbSH error or something like that and so i attempted greenpois0n also it dosent see my ipod device being blocked in?

    Any help? can there be one other way i’m able to jailbreak it?

  61. Patrick
    Patrick October 26, 2013 at 12:30 am

    i purchased a second hand phone off my pal cause my old 3gs was damaged and swore to not ever jailbreak it cause it simply results in baloney.. well i introduced it to some shop so that they ould unlock it in my company.. well the idiot didnt let me know he was gonna jailbreak it with redsnow UGH!!! a connected jail break too. Anybody understand how to eliminate it?

  62. Chester
    Chester October 26, 2013 at 12:31 am

    i attempted likely to however it states “not supported in your device. please try for another jailbreak” once i clicked on “try here” it wound up taking me to redsnow. i looked up also it states it’s safe, but im just scared which i wont have the ability to take away the jailbreak basically use redsnow and dont need it any longer… could it be safe and may i take it off ?

  63. llb443
    llb443 October 26, 2013 at 12:31 am

    I am attempting to jailbreak my ipod device and i must download redsnow for home windows, but my default factor to spread out with is limewire, that we uninstalled. what exactly else can one download it on?

  64. blarg blarg
    blarg blarg October 26, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Hello i’ve apple iphone 3rd generation with the new ios had been already jailbroken after i got and that i have cydia placed on it too but I wish to use andriod os on my cell phone which needs a redsnow jailbroken phone. My real question is that may I still use redsnow as my phone was already jailbroken and when yes then can one direct install redsnow on my cell phone without needing pc?

  65. airdogspace2
    airdogspace2 October 26, 2013 at 12:33 am

    I downloaded redsnow to jailbreak my ipod device touch 4g after i closed this program i cant think it is any longer. Can someone assist me to?

  66. borabora5524
    borabora5524 October 26, 2013 at 12:34 am

    I simply desired to realize that what is the main difference between factory unlocked apple iphone along with a normal jailbreaked apple iphone?

    at this time i m using apple iphone 3rd generation jailbreaked on my own using redsnow. sometimes i encounter ‘brand new apple iphones- factory unlocked’ on ebay along with other eshoppings but what is the main difference? do factory unlocked apple iphones have cydia and all sorts of features? that is more easier to purchase a new apple iphone 4?

  67. kiltakblog
    kiltakblog October 26, 2013 at 12:34 am

    My phone was downgraded from the 5.1.1 to some 4.1. however i cant download any applications. So im attempting to upgrade it to a minimum of 4.3 for the most part 5.. after i attempt to upgrade using itunes i recieve the 3194 error. since i press change and restore simultaneously. I’ve redsnow and small umbrella. and my phone IS jailbroken. any help ?

  68. Ryan Z
    Ryan Z October 26, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Im jailbreaking my ipod device touch with redsnow and today im waiting for this to reboot, why do taking such a long time?

    m jailbreaking my ipod device touch with redsnow and today im waiting for this to reboot, why do taking such a long time?

    HOW Lengthy Individuals IT TAKEE?? :)))

  69. RxP DarkBox
    RxP DarkBox October 26, 2013 at 12:34 am

    I’m using Redsnow to jailbreak my fourth gen ipod device, running IOS 5.01. My house button is damaged. I’ve the Assistivetouch thig on my small ipod device. The same is true it truly matter if my ipod device is switched off while jailbreaking it?

  70. nathan
    nathan October 26, 2013 at 8:21 am

    In my computer? I am likely to Jailbreak my iTouch fourth gen using iOS 5.1.. I downloaded Redsnow about 4-6 several weeks ago to Jailbreack iOS 5 but never got time too. Could it be okay to make use of exactly the same Redsnow I’ve downloaded?

    I simply have no idea if I must download a newt form of Redsnow. Thanks!

  71. sarah w
    sarah w October 27, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    I had been using Apple iphone 4 with 6..1

    Had problems, To repair I needed to use redsnow using the Apple iphone 4 build with 6.

    It freezes in the pineapple immediately after I actually do the needed Boot factor it states to complete.

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