p0sixspwn – the untethered jailbreak for iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4G has been updated with iOS 6.1.6 support. Apple pushed iOS 6.1.6 firmware for iPhone 3Gs and iPod Touch 4G to fix some serious vulnerability related to SSL. Soon after its availability, p0sixspwn jailbreak tool also gets updated with iOS 6.1.6 support in Cydia. p0sixspwn has been created by iH8sn0w, Winocm and Squiffypwn.
If you’re running an older version of iOS on your iPhone 3GS or iPod Touch 4G, it’s highly recommended to update to iOS 6.1.6, as it patches a serious SSL vulnerability. And after the update, there’s no need to worry about the jailbreak, because p0sixspwn is available as an untethered iOS 6.1.6 solution.
p0sixspwn has not been released as a standalone jailbreak tool for iOS 6.1.6, rather it’s a Cydia package that converts a tethered jailbroken device into an untethered one. It means that before applying p0sixspwn, you will have to tether jailbreak your iPhone 3GS or iPod Touch 4G with RedSn0w and then install p0sixspwn from Cydia to achieve the untethered jailbreak.
Jailbreak iOS 6.1.6 on iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4G
Step 1 – Tether jailbreak
Since p0sixspwn is a Cydia package that converts an already tethered jailbroken device into an untethered one, first we’ll have to tether jailbreak the iPhone 3GS or iPod Touch 4G on iOS 6.1.6 with RedSn0w.
Simply follow these steps to tether jailbreak iPhone 3GS or iPod Touch 4G iOS 6.1.6 with RedSn0w. And make sure to tether boot it after the tether jailbreak
Step 2 – Install p0sixspwn 1.4-1
Once the device is tethered jailbroken, launch Cydia, search and install p0sixspwn 1.4-1 package to convert the tethered jailbreak into an untethered jailbreak on iPhone 3GS or iPod Touch 4G.
iH8Sn0w, in a tweet, has noted that the standalone p0sixspwn jailbreak tool is not a priority. So, for now, this is the only way to jailbreak iOS 6.1.6 on iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4G.