Jailbreak iOS 6 Using Redsn0w and Install Cydia

by on October 1st, 2012

Download iOS6 for iphone, ipad and ipod touch and update iOS to latest iOS6 on iphone, ipod and ipad. Now that your iDevice is running latest operating system from Apple, next step you would want to do is to jailbreak iOS 6 and install Cydia. By using Redsn0w you can jailbreak iOS6 and install Cydia on your iDevice. Here is how.

iPhone Dev-Team’s Redsn0w tethered jailbreak works on final iOS 6 release. Follow these steps below to jailbreak iOS 6 using the latest Redsn0w tool from iPhone Dev Team. Before you jailbreak iOS, remember this:


  • If you rely on unlock, do not update to iOS 6 yet.
  • Compatible devices: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch 4th-gen only. iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPod touch 5th-generation are not supported by this jailbreak.
  • This a tethered jailbreak (It will require a computer connection and jailbreak software to boot a jailbroken iOS device. Every time your iPhone or iPod touch reboots or the battery dies, you have to connect (tether) your iOS device to your computer so that the hardware can boot with the aid of the jailbreak application. After the device has been booted you can then disconnect it from computer and use it).
  • Take full backup (images, music, videos, contacts, apps and games) of your iDevice before you jailbreak iOS.

Jailbreak iOS 6

Step 1: Download iOS 6, and then update your iOS.

Step 2: Download the latest version of Redsn0w for Windows or Mac from the iPhone Dev Team .

Step 3: Extract the contents of the downloaded compressed file and save it to a familiar location on your PC or Mac.

Step 4: Run Redsn0w in administrative mode in Windows. If you are on OSX Mountain Lion, start Redsn0w by Ctrl-Click on the file and then selecting open from the new menu.

Step 5: Press Extras option and point it to the desired IPSW file.

Step 6: Follow the onscreen instructions (Redsn0w might ask you to enter DFU mode) to complete the jailbreak process.

Boot Tethered on iOS 6

Click on the “Extras” button on screen and click on “Just Boot” option and follow the on-screen instructions. Once done, you will be rebooted back into tethered-jailbreak mode.

Install Cydia on iOS 6

The current release of Redsn0w doesn’t install Cydia by default.

Use terminal on Mac or use SSH program like WinSCP on Windows and use following commands.

Start Terminal on Mac or WinSCP on Windows and type following in it:

ssh [email protected]

It will now prompt you to enter the root password.

Type alpine

Then copy paste the following:

wget -q -O /tmp/cyinstall.sh http://downloads.kr1sis.net/cyinstall.sh && chmod 755 /tmp/cyinstall.sh && /tmp/cyinstall.sh

Device will reboot and Cydia will be there. Jailbreak complete.

There is currently no untethered jailbreak available for iOS 6 yet.