Just a few moments ago Apple released iOS 6.1 final version for the general public. After 5 beta testing versions and a few months of waiting Apple finally released iOS 6.1 earlier today. I am glad to reveal you that jailbreak iOS 6.1 is also available with the latest Redsnow 0.9.15b3 version. Before you run ahead and download iOS 6.1 you should know that jailbreak iOS 6.1 is a tethered version and it’s available only for A4-based iDevices: iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod Touch 4G, 3G. I know that you A5, A6-based iDevice owners have had a rough time lately, but don’t lose hope as MuscleNerd announced that jailbreak iOS 6.1 untethered should be released any time now, most likely in the next week or so.
For those of you who lived under a rock until now i will explain what jailbreak iOS 6.1 tethered means. Well guys a tethered jailbreak version does allow you to install all those cool third-party apps and tweaks that you eager so much, however there is a catch: every time your iDevice runs out of battery life you will have to plug it to your computer and run Redsnow again, so i strongly recommend that you keep an eye on your battery life or even better gen one of those useful battery life apps.
Like i said earlier if you own newer iDevice models that are not compatible with this jailbreak iOS 6.1 tethered mode don’t lose hope because some rumors suggest that the untethered mode could arrive this Sunday.
How to Jailbreak iOS 6.1 step-by-step:
Step 1: Download iOS 6.1 and the original iOS 6.0. They are both required in order for this jailbreak to work as Redsnow hasn’t been updated officially to work on iOS 6.1 yet.
Step 2: Download Redsnow 0.9.15b3 here for your operating system (Windows or Mac).
Step 3: Go to Extras > Select IPSW and browse for the iOS 6.0. Then wait a few seconds for Redsnow to recognize the file.
Step 4: Go to Redsnow main screen and just click on Jailbreak.
Step 5: On the next screen click on “Next” button and then select “Cydia”.
Step 6: Now you need to boot your iDevice in DFU mode and follow the prompted screen instructions.
Step 7: Wait until Redsnow does its magic and finishes jailbreak iOS 6.1 using the Limera1n exploit. Cydia will automatically be installed on your iDevice. After jailbreak iOS 6.1 process is completed head on and select “Autoboot this device when it connects in DFU mode” option.
How to boot your iDevice in tethered mode:
As i mentioned earlier, jailbreak iOS 6.1 is a tethered version so you will need to boot your iDevice into the jailbroken state every time it runs out of battery life. In order to do this follow the simple steps below:
Step 1: Use your USB cable and connect your device to your computer.
Step 2: Run Redsnow.
Step 3: Go to Extras and then select Just Boot.
As simple as that. In just 3 simple steps you will boot in tethered mode.
Stay tuned with iFlowReader and be the first to jailbreak iOS 6.1 untethered when it will be released.