As you probably know, iOS 6.1.3 was released for the public use. The update was meant to fix the lockscreen passcode issue and to bring Maps enhancements for Japan. The bad news is the fact that the new update kills the untethered jailbreak performed by Evasion tool on all newer devices. The good news is that you can still perform tethered jailbreak on pre-A5 devices using Redsnow.
If you happen to upgrade your device to the latest iOS 6.1.3 and you lost the jailbreak status, then there is not turning back. For all newer devices, there is not possibility to downgrade back to iOS 6.1.2 or lower. In what concerns the older devices, pre-A5 devices such as iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 4th generation, there is the possibility to perform tethered jailbreak using Redsnow.
Redsnow is compatible with all pre-A5 devices, iPhone or iPod, which use the Limera1n exploit. For all newer devices such as iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 or iPod 5th generation, we still need to wait to see what is going to happen in what concerns the jailbreak possibility.
Redsnow iOS 6.1.3 Jailbreak Tutorial
Devices compatible with Redsnow jailbreak:
- iPhone 3GS
- iPhone 4
- iPod Touch 4th generation
Therefore, before you start tethered jailbreak on your device, you need the latest version of Redsnow 0.9.15b3 for Windows or Mac, an iOS 6.1.3 running device such as an iPhone 3GS/iPhone 4/iPod Touch 4th generation and the original iOS 6.0 IPSW. At this point, if you have all you need, you can start jailbreak using Redsnow on your device. However, remember that this will only perform a tethered jailbreak, which means that you will have to redo the process each time you turn off your device.
1. Download the iOS 6.0 IPSW.
2. Download and install Redsnow 0.9.15b3 on your desktop computer.
3. Once you run Redsnow, you will be able to see the Extras button. At this point, you need to choose Select IPSW when the software will choose the original IPSW.
4. In the Redsnow window, you will see the Jailbreak option. Click on it and follow the on-screen instructions provided by Redsnow. You have the possibility to choose whether you want to install Cydia Store or not.
5. When the program ends its job, it will prompt you to put your device in the DFU mode. In case you do not know how to do it, Redsnow will show you how.
At this point, tethered jailbreak is available on your pre-A5 device, and you are free to use Cydia Store in order to test your apps and tweaks or to download new ones. The whole process last only a couple of minutes.
In case your device runs out of battery, and you see the Apple logo, it means that you have to boot in a jailbreak mode once again. For this, you have to use Redsnow. Connect your device to your computer, click on Extras/Just Boot and it is done.