Jailbreak iOS 6 with RedSn0w 0.9.15b2 on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G

Jailbreak iOS 6 with RedSn0w on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4G

RedSn0w 0.9.15b2 can jailbreak iOS 6 on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4G. This new RedSn0w can jailbreak iOS 6 on all A4 or older iPhone and iPod Touch and installs Cydia. These are steps to jailbreak iOS 6 on your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4G using RedSn0w 0.9.15b2.
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  • RedSn0w 0.9.15b1 provides a tethered iOS 6 jailbreak, except for the iPhone 3GS old bootrom it is untethered. A tethered jailbreak means you will need to connect your iPhone or iPod Touch to a computer each time your reboot. Checkout our detailed post on tether jailbreakuntethered jailbreak to learn more about these.
  • This jailbreak guide is applicable to A4 or older devices running iOS 6 that includes: iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4G.
  • iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 3, iPad 2 and iPod Touch 5G running iOS 6 are not yet supported.
Lets jailbreak iOS 6 on iPhone 4, iPhone 3Gs and iPod Touch 4G using RedSn0w.

How to Jailbreak iOS 6 with RedSn0w 0.9.15b


  • Download RedSn0w 0.9.15b2 (Windows or Mac OS)
  • Download iOS 6 (you do not need to download iOS 6 firmware if you are already on iOS 6)

Step 1

First of all you need to update your iPhone 4, 3GS, or iPod Touch to iOS 6 either manually or Over-The-Air. Checkout our detailed guide on how to update to iOS 6.

Important: If you depend on UltraSn0w or Gevey SIM unlock you MUST follow our guide on how to update to iOS 6 without updating baseband instead.

Step 2

Extract the RedSn0w zip file and run the RedSn0w.

  • OS X users – use Ctrl-Click and Open if on Mountain Lion for now
  • Windows – Right-click and  run in Administrator Mode

Make sure that your iPhone 4/3GS or iPod Touch 4G is connected. Now Click on the Jailbreak button.


Step 3

Now Turn OFF you device and click the Next button;


Follow the on-screen instructions to enter DFU mode. Also checkout our guide on how to put iPhone in DFU mode.

  • Release the Power (corner) button for 3 seconds
  • Without releasing the Power button, also hold down the Home button for 10 seconds
  • Without releasing the Hom button, release the Power button BUT keep holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.


RedSn0w will begin exploiting your connected iPhone or iPod Touch with limera1n and then it will begin preparing jailbreak data.


Step 4

Now select  Cydia from the options and click Next button. Your device will reboot and then RedSn0w will upload the new RAM Disk and Kernel.


Once the jailbreak process is completed, RedSn0w will notify you that this is a tethered jailbreak. Click the Ok button, close the RedSn0w and follow the further instructions to Tethered Boot your device.


How to Tether Boot

  1. re-Run the Redsn0w
  2. Hit Extras, then Just Boot.
  3. Hit next, follow the on-screen instructions to enter into DFU mode.

This should boot your iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPod Touch 4G into tethered jailbreak mode. Don’t forget to repeat the tether boot process every time you reboot your device.

RedSn0w Guides

How to: create Custom firmware with RedSn0w
How to: update iPhone 4, 3GS without updating baseband

15 comments… add one
ermylo October 17, 2012, 7:56 am

did the iphone 4 6.0 to 5.1.1 restore and it messed my phone now, its in a recovery loop that can not be fixed, tried everything.

renbrasa October 18, 2012, 9:38 am

After updating to IOS 6.0 , Ultrasnow didnt work anymore
Baseband 5.13.04

aujhj mlol October 20, 2012, 8:11 am

how about for 6.15.00 BB in IOS 6?

mark911 October 24, 2012, 9:42 am

you guys can buy on ebay to unlock permanently your phone for only $12.00 its safe and money back guarantee.

skyred5 October 18, 2012, 1:30 pm

Not recommeneded to jailbreak . lots of cydia tweaks not compatible with ios 6 .

jailbreak iphone October 24, 2012, 1:09 pm

During the DFU mode the screen blinks several times? But then the process continues as it is. Is it normal or what? I stopped it the moment this happened and restored the previous iOS? Please help mate

Nichi October 25, 2012, 3:24 pm

i downloaded the jailbreak to my ipod and now it has been stuck on the Reboot apple for an hour…. what shall i do? i appreciate if i get a Reply ASAP because im thinking that i have to throw away my ipod

ermylo October 29, 2012, 3:47 am

try this, plug ipod unto computer and wait, it may take up to a day to finally read! if that doesn’t work turn off put in DFU mode and itunes should read it then, it will be in recovery mode, and you will have to restore it! hope this helps

Matt October 27, 2012, 1:14 am

hey guys. I’m pretty familiar with the jailbreak process, so as i’m jailbreaking my brother’s phone, something flew a red flag. During the “uploading second stage”, the phone turns back on. Apple logo and all. I’ve tried both releases for A4 devices on iOS 6 (0.9.15b1 and 0.19.15b2) and both have done this, on windows and on mac. Any suggestions?

Magic October 28, 2012, 7:12 pm

Hi my i phone 4 gets error 2601 when restoring… and stuck at Recovery mode. redsn0w recovery fix doesn;t work at all. i’m using Gevey sim. so what should i do? Help guys..

Magic November 2, 2012, 6:21 am


anapplethief November 8, 2012, 12:26 pm

jailbreaking using your guide but redsnow says your iphone 3gs doesnt support untethered jailbreak

Jatin jain November 14, 2012, 9:46 pm

HOw can i update my iphone 4 gevey sim to ios 6…?????

vodanhz November 16, 2012, 4:18 am

does this work with 6.0.1?

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