How to Jailbreak iOS 6 with Redsn0w 0.9.15B1

By : Mario Dabek posted on August 15, 2012
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The iPhone Dev Team has just released the latest version of Redsn0w. This latest version includes the full Cydia Bundle, so there is no need to use SSH commands like before to get Cydia on to your device.

Redsn0w 0.9.15b comes in both flavors of Windows and Mac OS X, and brings a tethered jailbreak to all A4 devices, including the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and the 4th Generation iPod Touch.

However the Key feature of this Redsn0w version, is that it adds the ability to restore your iPad 2 back down from iOS 6, providing you have the correct SHSH requirements, we’ll talk about that more later. First let’s take a look on how to jailbreak iOS 6 using this latest version of Redsn0w.

How to jailbreak iOS 6.0 on A4 devices.

Step 1 - Download Redsn0w from the top right corner of this page.

Step 2 – If you already don’t have it, download and install iOS 6 on your device.

Step 3 – Start Redsn0w

Step 4 - Click the Jailbreak Button

Step 5 – Plug your device and then turn it off then hit next

Step 6 – Follow instructions to put the device into DFU mode, when your device is recognized in DFU mode redsn0w will start to jailbreak your device, sit back and wait till your iPhone reboots.

Now that you are jailbroken you have to boot into jailbreak mode so you can use the jailbreak features.

How to tether-boot a iOS 6.0 jailbroken A4 device.

Step 1 – Start Redsn0w

Step 2 – Click Extras

Step 3 – Click Just boot

Step 4 - Follow the instructions again to put your device into DFU mode.

Now, unlike before, when you click on the Cydia Icon you will see Cydia start up properly.
Just remember anytime your device’s battery dies or your decide to reboot you will have to use Redsn0w again to boot your device into the tethered jailbroken state.

Stay tuned, we’ll let you know when the untethered jailbreak has arrived.

About this Author
Mario Dabek
Mario Dabek is a technology journalist residing in Ontario, Canada. Covering everything from the latest Apple & Jailbreak news, to writing step by step jailbreak tutorials. Some key contributions include the world famous "Jailbreak Chart" as well as the "100 Reasons to Jailbreak" Video.