How To Jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 4 Using RedSn0w 0.9.15.b3
Only recently did Apple release its allegedly final version of iOS 6.1 beta by pushing out the iOS 6.1 beta 4 compatible with all iOS devices including the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV.
If you are a beta user already, then you can simply go to the General > Software Update section of the Settings.app to access the latest update. Make sure you take into notice however that if you download it straight from Apple’s developer portal, you can get the 896 MB full fledged update, while the previously mentioned delta updated comes in at the lower 56.5 MB (yes, big difference). To summarize, you can either choose the available delta update or go right to Apple’s developer portal and directly download it from there.
Now that we have dealt with the new iOS 6.1. beta 4 update, let’s also highlight what jailbreaking actually is. Basically – it is the process used in order to modify Apple’s mobile operating system – iOS – to run unsigned code. This unsigned code would then allow you to have (easy) access to a series of files that Apple would normally have a restriction on and wouldn’t give you permission (and possibility) to access.
What jailbreaking does for you (in a few words) is that it adds unofficial application installers to your iOS device, that would normally not be available via the App Store. Besides the application installers, you could also download other third party applications such as tweaks and extensions. Jailbreaking brings an infinite possibility regarding what you can do with your iOS device, releasing you from Apple’s restrictions and bringing a note of improvement in the way your iOS device operates.
If we continue and talk about the jailbreaking options, then do know that the iOS 6.1 beta 4 was expected to be jailbreakable from the very beginning and this theory has afterwards been confirmed. There are however some arising warning notes you need to be aware prior to this.
Jailbreaking is generally done on and applicable for pre A5-devices, such as iPhone 4, iPod touch 4th generation, and iPhone 3GS. The process below is done on the publicly available iOS 6.0 firmware for your respective device and it is solely addressed to developers. It would be better to simply wait for the iOS 6.1 to become fully public if you do not meet all the previously mentioned criteria, without which the jailbreaking process should not be proceeded with.
If you have taken all of the above into consideration and you are still interested, then you must have met all the criteria.
If you want to perform this process on your iOS 6 beta 4 device, you do not need to look any further but check out the same steps we are to go over below in order to finalize the action.
How to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 4
The first step is to either go directly to Apple’s developer portal or use the delta update to download iOS 6.1 beta 4 for your qualifying device.
Secondly, you need to download the iOS 6.0 version and thirdly, to get the latest RedSn0w (0.9.15b3) download version. The newest version includes a multitude of bug fixes and improvements meant to bring a much smoother note when it comes to the jailbreaking process.
The third and fourth action you need to take is to connect the device to your computer, and then you need to open RedSn0w. Do set your device to DFU mode and let RedSnow trace the device in DFU mode.
As a fifth step, Click Extras, then Select IPSW, and then also select the iOS 6.o IPSW you have downloaded a few moments ago (see Step 2). The firmware should now be effortlessly identified by RedSn0w 0.9.15b3.
As a sixth step, you need to return to RedSn0w’s main page and select/click on Jailbreak. As soon as the processing is done, do check Install Cydia and if this is ok, then click Next so that the jailbreak process is finished with.
It will take a while until the process is completed and the used device appears back on the Lock screen. Once this happens however, take step 7 and set the device back to its DFU mode.
You need to return to the main page of RedSnow for step 8 and click on Extras, then select IPSW and select the iOS 6.0 firmware. As before, Red Snow should successfully identify the firmware and no issues should occur.
As step 9, in order to have a tethered boot be performed on the device, you need to click on Boot tethered. It is that simple. The process is nonetheless not a quick one, and you will see a pineapple logo during this bootup – if you see this displayed on your screen, then make sure that the ongoing booting process is ok. Patience is highly recommended in this matter.
Step 10 marks your returning to your device’s Lock screen as soon as the tethered boot process is completed. Do unlock the device and go straight to the second page. Don’t get worried if this process takes a while – after a few seconds, the Cydia icon should appear. You need to open it afterwards so that it can perform its initial setup and configuration.
The next step is for you to be happy that the jailbreaking process has been completed! We can only congratulate you for having managed to jailbreak your device’s iOS 6.1 beta. In order to restart your device at any time, mind steps 8 and 9 – they will have to be performed again.
To make sure all is clear, all of the above have been specifically addressed to Cydia developers who are in the search for ways to test out the compatibility of their apps and tweaks for Cydia in particular, and (only) the developers are the ones for which this firmware is addressed to. Please do not take this lightly and mind our kind piece of advice. Again – we feel the urge to reiterate that it would be best to wait until the 6.1 is officially launched in case you are not among registered Apple developers. Trust us, this should happen any minute now so why hurry and risk it.