Jailbreak iOS 6.1 Beta 5: Step-By-Step Tutorial

By Sumit Passary email: s.passary@mobilenapps.com | Jan 28, 2013 02:20 PM EST

Share This Story

  • Print
  • Email

Apple released iOS 6.1 beta 5 just a day before the beta 4, released in December 2012, expired. Experts opine that the beta 5 is in fact iOS 6.1 GoldMaster and iOS 6.1 will follow soon.

Follow us

Good news for Apple fans as the iOS jailbreak community has jailbroken iOS 6.1 beta 5 for pre-A5 devices.

This iOS 6.1 beta 5 jailbreak is a tethered jailbreak, and here's a step-by-step guide on how to jailbreak a pre-A5 device running on iOS 6.1 beta 5.

Step 1: Download iOS 6.1 beta 5 from Apple's developer portal. Again, you must be a developer in order to do this. However, reports indicate that iOS 6.1 is available to non-developers also.

Step 2: Download iOS 6.0 for your particular pre-A5 device from this link. This could be the iPhone 4, the iPhone 3GS, or the iPod touch (fourth generation).

Step 3: Download RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 from the above-mentioned link.

Step 4: Connect your device to your computer, and place it into Device Firmware Update (DFU) mode. Visit OSXDaily to find how to put your iPhone in DFU mode.

Step 5: Open RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 and ensure it detects your device in DFU mode at the bottom of the window.

Step 6: Click Extras > Select IPSW > and select the iOS 6.0 IPSW on your computer screen. RedSn0w should successfully identify the iOS 6.0 firmware. If not, you have the wrong version of RedSn0w, or the wrong firmware. Click OK if it is the correct version and proceed.

Step 7: Click Back and then click Jailbreak. Once everything finishes loading, ensure that Install Cydia is checked, and click Next. The jailbreak will start, assuming you placed your device into DFU mode correctly in Step 4.

Step 8: Once your device is back to the Lock screen, place it back into the DFU mode.

Step 9: Click OK on the Tethered Jailbreak notification if you have not already done so, and again click Select IPSW.

Step 10: Select the iOS 6.0 firmware for your device. Once it successfully identifies the firmware, click Just boot.

Step 11: Considering that all above steps have been followed correctly RedSn0w will tether boot your device. You will see 'pwnapple' logo as your device boot screen, which indicates you were successful.

Step 12: Once back at the Lock screen, unlock the device and swipe to the second page. Once there, you should see Cydia.

Now your device is jailbroken running on iOS 6.1 beta 5. The above is a tethered jailbreak and the untethered jailbreak is expected to make its appearance soon.

Check out the video courtesy iDownloadBlog to see the above jailbreak steps in action.

Get the Most Popular Mobile&Apps Stories in a Weekly Newsletter

Join Our Conversation

The HTC logo is seen with different devices from the brand HTC M10 Perfume Launching A Month Later After MWC 2016
Lava Unleashes New P7 Device Into The Indian Market
New Disney Phone Coming To Japan
Xiaomi Locks Redmi Note 3, Mi 4c And Mi Note Pro; Others To Follow Suit?
Tablet / Laptop / PC
Dell Venue 7 and Venue 8 Dell unveils Venue 7 and Venue 8 Android 4.3 Jelly Bean tablets
Retina iPad Mini facing delays, may not launch until early next year
Refurbished 128GB iPad with Retina Display now available on the Apple Online Store
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition: Pricing and availability now official
Amazon Logo Amazon reportedly to launch ‘Firetube’ set-top box before 2013 holidays
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear India launch: Pricing and availability
Samsung Galaxy Gear Android smartwatch now up for pre-order in Canada
Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 reportedly in the works already, may debut at CES or MWC 2014
OS / Software
HTC Logo HTC reportedly considering Android/Windows Phone dual-booting smartphone as Microsoft pushes for deeper Windows mobile integration
iOS 7 Chrome Incognito mode leaks private searches due to bug
Sprint HTC One Android 4.3 Jelly Bean already rolling out, AT&T, T-Mobile & Verizon to follow
Microsoft Windows 8.1 now available for pre-order
Internet / Social Media
Google Downtime Google blacks out for two minutes, causes 40 percent drop in world’s Internet traffic
Xbox Music web player is live and ready for Xbox Music Pass subscribers
Facebook Android app collected phone numbers even if users never logged in
Firefox 22 brings support for web video calls, 3D gaming, and Unreal Engine 3
What's App
ZTE's new lease program ZTE’s new Lease-to-own Program for Mobile Devices
LG’s G Pay to Take on Google, Samsung and Apple
Facebook: Taxes in the UK and a new Shopping tab
Samsung’s VR Headset to be Released at $99, Hulu Jumps Onboard with Apps Ready

Most Popular

© 2016 IBT Media Inc. All Rights Reserved.mobilenapps