How To: Jailbreak iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G On iOS 6.0.1 Tethered With RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 [Windows]

As A4 iOS devices are Jailbroken for life thanks to the LimeRa1n exploit, it means Jailbreaks for new firmware iterations often times are instantaneous. The iOS 6.0.1 firmware is indeed a good example of this and can be Jailbroken with the latest version of RedSn0w by simply pointing it to the iOS 6 firmware. As such, in this tutorial you will learn how to Jailbreak an A4 iOS device running iOS 6.0.1 tethered with the Windows version of RedSn0w 0.9.15b3.

Note: For a Mac OS X version of this tutorial please click here.

Supported Devices Include

  • iPhone 4 CDMA
  • iPhone 4 GSM
  • iPhone 3GS (Untethered Jailbreak if old-bootrom)
  • iPod Touch 4G

RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 iOS 6.0.1 Jailbreak Tutorial

Step 1) The first thing you will need to do is download RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 for the Windows operating system using the download mirror below or through the iJailbreak Downloads Section. You will also need to download the iOS 6 firmware for the device you are Jailbreaking, which can be found in the downloads section.

Download RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 (Windows)

Step 2) Once you have downloaded RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 you will need to extract it by right clicking on the zip file and then clicking the extract to folder option.

Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 Windows RedSn0w v0.9.15b3

When RedSn0w has been extracted find the redsn0w.exe file, right click on it and click the Run as administrator option (if applicable).

Redsn0w 0.9.15b1 Windows iOS 6 Jailbreak Tutorial

Step 3) With RedSn0w up and running you will need to simply click the Extras button.

 Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 Windows RedSn0w v0.9.15b3

Step 4) Next click the Select IPSW button and select the applicable iOS 6 firmware file for your device. After RedSn0w successfully recognizes the firmware you will need to click the Back button, followed by the Jailbreak button.

Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 Windows RedSn0w v0.9.15b3

Step 5) Once you click the Jailbreak button you will be presented a screen with preparation instructions for entering DFU mode. Read through these instructions, power off your iPhone or iPod Touch if you haven’t already, and then click the Next button.

Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 Windows RedSn0w v0.9.15b3

Once you click the Next button you will need to execute the steps shown on-screen, which are:

  • Hold down Power (corner) button for 5 seconds.
  • Without releasing the Power button, also hold down the Home (bottom center) button along with the Power button for 10 seconds.
  • Without releasing the home button, stop holding down the power button for up to 15 seconds.

Redsn0w 0.9.15b1 Windows iOS 6 Jailbreak Tutorial

Step 6) After you have entered DFU mode, RedSn0w will begin processing the iOS 6 firmware.

 Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 Windows RedSn0w v0.9.15b3

When the firmware has been processed you will come to a screen with a few options for your Jailbreak. Ensure that the “Install Cydia” option is checked, and then click the Next button to begin the actual Jailbreaking process. 

Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 Windows RedSn0w v0.9.15b3

Step 7) RedSn0w will now begin jailbreaking your iPhone or iPod Touch. DO NOT interrupt or use the computer during this time. When the iOS device is finished being jailbroken it will reboot into a non-Jailbroken state (or in some cases will not make it past the Apple logo). This is because you have a tethered Jailbreak and will need to boot it using RedSn0w.

Step 8) Launch RedSn0w again if you exited out of it, click the Extras button, click the Select IPSW button, browse for your device’s iOS 6 firmware again and then click the Just Boot button. You will now need to put the iPhone or iPod Touch into DFU mode again. Once your iOS device is in DFU mode it will boot into a Jailbroken state.

Note: Remember that you will need to repeat Step 8 every time your iPhone or iPod Touch loses power.

Congrats! Your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPod Touch 4G should now be Jailbroken tethered on the iOS 6.0.1 firmware. All that you need to do now is launch Cydia and begin installing your favourite tweaks. If you have any further questions or thoughts please drop us a line in the comments.

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  • Tabu

    this jailbreak is not working. As the picture shows, this redsn0w works fine with iPhone3,1_6.0_10A403_Restore but not with iPhone3,1_6.0.1_10A523_Restore

  • Tabu

    fix: SELECT IPSW iPhone3,1_6.0_10A403_Restore.ipsw and jailbreak 6.0.1

  • Emi Miura

    Wont work? you need 10A523 to boot.

  • Tabu


  • Tabu

    6.0.1 jailbreak with 0.9.15B2

  • Ks LEe

    hey can you hlp me ?i cant jailbreak my iphone 4 6.0.1 it come out a message is unsupported IPSW how can i fix it? pls hlp me thx

  • r0x0r06

    its not working i got error

  • kush

    not working plzz tell any solution…

  • Plasmaleto

    Yeah I don’t see how you claim this works with 6.0.1, it throws up an error every time saying it doesn’t support 6.0.1

  • cyberyam

    Same here ! Doesnt work:( Please reply.

  • Lemon

    I have tried all 3 Iphone 4 ispws for 6.0 and I get the same missing keys.plist message everytime I try to jailbreak it. Please help.

  • madyy

    It works
    Do it proper way

  • Nayan

    Must download the IOS 6.0 restore firmware and then do the jailbreak. The process above is correct but they should mention about ISO 6.0 (Not 6.0.1) firmware

  • Emi Miura

    It works fine to install that way. but atleast i got around 20 springboard crashes a day, might been something i installed tho

  • Jim

    I am not sure what am I doing wrong. ( iphone 3GS)

    1. Jailbroken on 6.0 and working file. Downloaded some applications from Installous and are working fine.

    2. Update to 6.0.1

    3. Applications installed from Installaous are still there (but does not open – as expected)

    4. Run the procedure as explain above and everything run successfully

    5. Start the phone with just boot.

    6. All the applications installed previously are working fine but I could not see cydia

    There is no cydia, I did this process 2-3 times but still same reason… No Cydia.

  • prakriti

    I did the whole process, exactly as you told, but I cannot see the cydia icon on my springbroad :-( . I rebooted it 3-4 times by your method, but still coudn’t see cydia icon. What can be wrong? PLease help ! I have iphone 4, ios 6.1 with ispw 6.0.

  • Mitsakoc

    It says something for missing keys.plist…

  • Argjend Limani

    try with this iPhone3,1_6.0_10A403_Restore.ipsw for iphone 4 6.0.1

  • chriswolf

    i can not find my ipsw file at all what it is under documents?

  • Katie LaDouceur Claxton

    I am running into a problem. I have downloaded redsn0w without a problem and have downloaded ios6.0.1 from the downloads section here. (I have an iphone 4) When I click on select IPSW and go to the downloaded iso file nothing is recognizes as an ips file. Help please.

  • dan

    its under download button hit the download on the very top then once the page is load go all the way down there is an ios firmare listed

  • steveabdu

    My current bb is 6.15, What will be my new bb after above steps? Is it unlockable?

  • DK

    hey, thanks for the tutorial. It works. Follow all the steps properly pease

  • Jiro

    Yeah! thanks man!

  • Jiro

    fix: SELECT IPSW iPhone3,1_6.0_10A403_Restore.ipsw and jailbreak 6.0.1 and use RedSnow 0.9.15B2

  • Anik

    All of My Fiends When u Select the 6.0.1 ipsw it says key error, Please when u jailbreak 6.0.1 then u need to be select the 6.0.0 ipsw, Then it will be done otherwise u can’t jailbreak u r phone

  • Pacman

    I did it all but it didn’t jailbreak

  • Bekim Berisha

    me kto bon shoki 100%

  • yow

    just boot tether using redsn0w

  • Mhaybe

    just need some help….why is it that redsnow says unsupported IPSW…???I don’t understand wgat’s the problem…help pls…

  • Takumi

    hi…after I jailbreak my phone my cydia, safari and weather won’t open…why is that so…need help pls…

  • Murderer123

    fuck you ijailbreak you fucking messed up my ipod and now I have to restore it to factory settings and all my data will be deleted you bitches fuck you bastard shit brains with a side of asshole, dickfaced mothafuckas who smell like a sweaty ho. u ugly ass whores ruined my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WILL FIND YOU AND HUNT YOU DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WTF

    Why does the IPSW not work and once I open redsnow it says Certain operations (like the A5 Jailbreak) due to incomplete Itunes Library. Please be sure the latest Itunes is installed when I do have it installed Please help I dont know whats up

  • WTF

    And also says Couldn’t Load MobileDevice.dll (error 127)