How To Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 using redsn0w 0.9.15b3


This is a guide on how to Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 tethered on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4th Generation, and iPod Touch 3rd Generation. The guide will take you through step by step on how to reach a successful iOS Jailbreak on this device.

The following is once again a TETHERED Jailbreak. This means that every time your battery drains to 0% or your device turns off, you will have to Boot Tethered, which we will explain in the end of the guide.

Step 1: Download Redsn0w and iOS 6.0 Firmware

Download the latest version of Redsn0w by going to the iPhone Dev Team Blog and scrolling down to get either the Mac or Windows version.

(the following links might be an older version of Redsn0w but still work for this version of iOS 6.0.1)

Download redsn0w 0.9.15b3 (Mac) 

Download redsn0w 0.9.15b3 (Windows) [Run in administrative mode]

You will also need to download iOS 6.0, yes that is not a typo, version 6.0 is needed to trick this version of Redsn0w into thinking the iOS 6.0.1 firmware is 6.0, doesn’t require any extra work.

Be sure to download iOS 6 for whichever device you have (i.e. iPod Touch 4G = Download iPod Touch 4G iOS 6.0 Firmware).

All firmwares can be found at this website. (Download file extension will be .IPSW)

Step 2: Unzip Redsn0w

Now the you’ve downloaded Redsn0w, unzip Redsn0w using Archive Utility on Mac, or something like WinRar on Windows.

Step 3: Open up Redsn0w

After unzipping Redsn0w, open up the folder and run Redsn0w. Windows users right-click on Redsn0w and press “Run as Administrator”. (Note: Redsn0w needs to connect to the internet, if you have any firewall enabled like ZoneAlarm or Little Snitch, please turn it off for now)

Step 4: Plug in your iPod Touch

Redsn0w is now opened up and ready to go! Plug in your iPhone or iPod Touch running iOS 6.0.1 and make sure your computer recognizes it. The botton of Redsn0w should say “Connected: 6.0.1″.

Step 5: Select .IPSW

On Redsn0w click the “Extras” button followed by the “Select .IPSW” button and find your iOS 6.0 .IPSW file that you should have downloaded in Step 1.

Step 6: Press “Jailbreak”

After you have selected your .IPSW, go back to the main page of Redsn0w and press the “Jailbreak” button to get started.

You might be prompted to use the DFU ramdisk method, if you have a lot of movies, music, etc. on your device, pressing “Yes” is preferred. If you have an unactivated iPhone, also press “Yes”.

Step 7: DFU Mode

In this step we have to put the iPhone or iPod Touch in DFU mode, which is very simple. You may either follow the steps on the screen, or follow this guide.

First, we will turn off the iPhone or iPod Touch by holding down the Power button, and “Slide to Power Off”. Get ready to hold and release some buttons, so have your device in hand and click “Next” on Redsn0w.

Hold down to Power button for 3 seconds and continue holding.

Do not release the power button, and now hold down the Home button at the same time for 10 seconds.

Finally, release the Power button, but continue holding the Home button 15 seconds. Redsn0w will start Jailbreaking before 15 seconds are up, but you need to continue holding until you see Redsnow working.

Redsn0w will now “exploit using Limera1n”, you don’t need to do anything here, just wait.

And when that is finished you will find this screen where it’s better to just check Install Cydia and Enable Battery Percentage. Click Next.


Step 8: The Jailbreak Process

Now your iPhone or iPod Touch will go into Jailbreak mode where it will run a bunch of code on the screen, download and install everything it needs to install Cydia and Jailbreak your device. This only takes a minute or two,Once this is done, your device will now reboot by itself, so feel free to grab a cup of coffee from the kitchen.

Step 9: Boot Tethered

Now that everything has installed, we must boot our device using Boot Tethered.

Open up Redsn0w once again, go into Extras, and select your .IPSW as you did in Step 5.

Now click “Just Boot”.

Put your device in DFU Mode as you did in Step 7 and click “Next”. Now you can just put your device down and let Redsn0w do its thing, afterwards your device should boot back up with the PwnApple logo on the boot screen. When your iPhone or iPod Touch boots back up, you will see Cydia on the Springboard.

Step 10: Jailbreak Successful + Quick Cydia Setup

When your device is successfully Jailbroken, you should see the Cydia App icon on one of your app pages.

Open up Cydia, make sure you’re connected to your network, and you will get a prompt asking whether you would like Cydia to use User, Hacker, or Developer mode. Don’t mess around with these, just tap “User”.

At this point your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G or iPod Touch 3G Jailbreak was successful and you are free to roam Cydia and enjoy your Jailbroken iPod Touch. Remember, if your device ever shuts off, just do Step 9 again via a computer.

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About Phil Synowiec
  • Rtyuio

    Can I jailbreak ipod touch 5g


      Not yet

  • lola

    hi my iphone4s is not jailbroken yet, and the home button takes time to reponse. Will that be covered to any mac centre?

  • teddy

    hi phil a jailbroken iphone always need to run in a computer every time its shut off or 0% battery or there is any jailbreaking process doesnt need to do that when the phone battery is dead? or it is always goes like this in every jailbroken iphone?

    • Pete Santos

      it’s a tethered jailbreak, meaning it will do that all the time. an untethered jailbreak does not require you to boot it with a computer.

      • teddy moog

        thank you man!

  • brian

    when can i jailbreak my ipod touch 5g?

  • Robi

    Hello all… i have ipod4g jailbroken like the video up that, i have a problem, i’ve installed cydia and installous, when i turn off my ipod and restart cydia, installous(crackulos and other app downloaded) crash… i open an app and it crash… why? you know?

  • azidan


  • jake

    everytime i try and jailbreak it, there is only a blue screen. when the jailbreak mode is supposed to happen, a blue screen appears and stays there. help please!!

  • deathnote

    thanks.. i was able to do it successfully then i encountered a problem.. i turned my device off.. and then went to just boot(selected ipsw file..) it said uploading first stage.. it completed then an error message appeared saying an error occurred n redsnow had to be closed.. my device was then stuck in soft dfu mode… i kickedd it out of dfu mode. n then tried again but the same thing is happening again n again! help me pls .

    device-ipod 4g(32gb)
    windows xp

  • Jaedyn123

    HEY!! The same thing happened to me except I have an iPod 4g 8 gigabyte

  • Osh

    I did everything but it did not work! What should i do?

  • ewttrr

    yea it says that it isnt supported by that version of redsnow

  • deathnote

    ok guyz i found the solution of my problem lol.. if u xp user.. right click abd go to properties.. switch to compatiblity mode.. and then run in windows 95. and app;y that setting.. now try it should work fine!!

    • David

      What do i right click.? thankyou for your time im getting isnt supported by that version of redsnow as well and not shure what to do from here

  • Somedude

    when will you be able to jailbreak an Ipad 2?

  • Seal

    How long does it take to boot up the second time. It goes from the pineapple to the apple, and it gets stuck with the apple logo and goes nowhere.