How to Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 with RedSn0w - iPhone 4 3GS, iPod Touch 4G

How to Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 with RedSn0w

You can jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 with the existing version of RedSn0w. RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 can jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4G by simply pointing RedSn0w to iOS 6.0. In this guide you’ll learn how to jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 with RedSn0w 0.9.15b3.

Hit the jump for detailed step-by-step instructions for iOS 6.0.1 jailbreak with RedSn0w


  • RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 Supports iOS 6.0.1 on A4 devices (iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G) and iPhone 3GS only.
  • RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 provides tethered iOS 6.0.1 jailbreak. Which means each time your reboot your iPhone/iPod Touch you’ll need to tether boot using “Just Boot” option in RedSn0w. Learn more about: tether jailbreak.
  • RedSn0w does NOT support iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 4/3/2, iPad mini or iPod Touch 5G.

How to jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 with RedSn0w

Before beginning the jailbreak process, it’s always a good idea to backup your personal data.


Step 1 – Update to iOS 6.0.1

Update to iOS 6.0.1. You can do so via OTA (over-the-air) or using iTunes. Follow our guide on how to update to iOS 6.0.1.

Important: If you depend on UltraSn0w or Gevey SIM unlock you MUST follow our guide on how to update to iOS 6.0.1 without updating baseband instead.

Step 2 – Point RedSn0w to iOS 6

Execute the RedSn0w, and click on Extras button;
Now click on “Select IPSW” button;

Browse and selecte the downloaded iOS 6 IPSW file (NOT iOS 6.0.1);

RedSn0w should recognize the selected IPSW file. Click Ok button;

For iPhone 3GS, it’ll show another popup asking if your iPhone 3GS has new or old bootrom and also explains how to check bootrom version. also checkout our guide on how to check iPhone 3GS bootrom.

Step 3 – Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1

Now go back to the main screen of RedSn0w and click on “Jailbreak” button;
After some processing, RedSn0w will present you with numerous options. Choose Cydia and hit Next to jailbreak your device. Select “Deactivate” Option only if you’ve the official carrier SIM

Now Turn OFF you device and click the Next button;

Follow the on screen instruction to put your iPhone/iPod Touch into DFU mode:

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

Redsn0w will begin jailbreak your iPhone or iPod Touch as soon as your device is into DFU Mode.
Once the jailbreak process is complete, Redsn0w will prompt your that this is a tethered jailbreak and you need to tethered boot your device upon each reboot.

Step 4 – Tethered boot

Go back to home screen of RedSn0w and click on Extras;
Now click on Select IPSW, browse and select iOS 6 IPSW file (Not iOS 6.0.1);
Redsn0w should identify the slected iOS 6 IPSW file.

Now click on “Just Boot” button;
Turn OFF your device and click Next;

Follow the on screen instruction to put your iPhone/iPod Touch into DFU mode:

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

Once your device is in DFU mode RedSn0w will perform a tethered boot. Your device should reboot with a pineapple logo. Once the device is back ON, you should see Cydia icon on the home screen. If you don’t see it, you probably didn’t boot tethered, which is required.

32 comments… add one
ctownjoe4rmtheroe November 23, 2012, 9:19 am

this worked on my ipod touch 4gen with 6.0.1 just changed it up a bit with 6.0 and it worked good just let it upload and keep swiping after the reboot is done it will pop up!

iphone software download free November 25, 2012, 6:43 pm

very nice posting… i got usefull information from here thanks…

isuuruu November 28, 2012, 11:01 am

Thanks , nice work.

vodanhz November 29, 2012, 9:06 am

i upgraded my 3gs (old bootrom) and JB. but they pretty much break SBsettings and now memory available is alway at 50-60.
anyone know if it’s possible to downgrade to 5.1.1 ?

noobstich November 29, 2012, 9:11 pm

i downloaded the iphone 4s 6.0 restore ipsw and updated my iphone to 6.0.1 but when i go to extera’s and slect the ipsw it says “ipsw is not supported by this version of redsn0w” what should i do?

alvin December 2, 2012, 3:59 pm

i jailbreaked my iphone 3gs and after that my iphone turned black and cannot be on….and then i tried to boot it and it turnned white ….so what must i do???

hassan December 2, 2012, 4:49 pm

great info and great work well done i got my iphone 4s jailbreked great thnakzzz

markeric86 January 6, 2013, 6:56 pm

was your iphone 4s a ios 6.0.1?? if soo howd you do this?

prakst December 4, 2012, 8:20 pm

Wow work for me to jailbreak iphone 4. Thank you very much

Larry December 6, 2012, 9:19 am

Hola lo he probado y parece que me funciona en mi iphone 3gs pero no puedo acceder a el ya que me pide una sim valida, que puedo hacer???

Khaled December 8, 2012, 10:00 pm

after uploading the second stage on my 3gs iphone 6.0.1, the screen is black and the redsnow said missing key.plist data for this build
please help?

iPhoneHeat December 10, 2012, 6:14 pm

Select iOS 6 IPSW first

Larry December 9, 2012, 5:27 am

Hola he realiza el proceso y funciona tengo un iphone 3gs, pero cuando reinicio o se agota la bateria pierdo el funcionamiento de cydia tengo ios 6 baseband 06.15.00

Nuno Neves December 10, 2012, 2:23 am

No Cydia for me. I do everythig like in the tuto. and nothing. No cydia.

Theez December 17, 2012, 1:41 am

What will happen if my iPhone 4 dies / I need to quickly turn it off like in school or something?

Amer December 17, 2012, 9:42 pm

after doing all the steps finaly i jailbreaked my iphone 3gs on 6.0.1 but the problem is that i have Cydia but i cant open it.

iPhoneHeat December 18, 2012, 1:50 am

You need to tether boot. Follow the Step 4 to Tether boot using RedSn0w.

Elvis December 27, 2012, 8:35 pm

Hello Sir i have a problem ,I’ve done all the instructions above but in the end it appears “Missing Keys.plist data for this build:Device: iPhone 4
ECID: 536300576109
Build: iPhone3,1_6.0.1_10A523

what should I do now sir? thank you

Faz January 1, 2013, 2:31 am

You’ll need to download iso 6 as well and then point it in Extra > Select IPSW
Then continue as normal

faz December 30, 2012, 5:29 am

just upgraded my mother’s 3gs via itunes to 6.0.1 then I jailbroken as shown above. Powered phone off and back on and all seems to be working fine, not sure why it’s untethered!!! modem firmware is 05.16.07 version 6.0.1 (10A523)
just need an unlock now as I upgraded before coming here first 🙁 might have to pay O2 for official unlock.

Rama January 21, 2013, 10:53 am

Iphone 4 g ios6.0.1 Cydia Is installed but after rebooting Iphone the cydia not opening fack jailbreak software redsnow 0.9.15b3 not working cydia ios6.0.1

haz January 23, 2013, 9:45 am

i have iphone 3gs ios 6.0.1 and i want to jailbreak it but the problem is my iphone’s power button does’nt work and because of it i cannot put it in a dfu mode, is there any way i can put it in a dfu mode without using the power button?? i tried that IPSW dfu thing but it dint workout :/

JollyIphone February 6, 2013, 3:17 am

I Jailbroke my 3gs yesterday, and everything worked fine until this morning, then it had shut down. I tried a tethered boot with redsn0w and it looked like everything was going fine on the computer, but my phone just went white screen…. I have pretty much tried everything I could think of, including all instructions I could find on the internet, but to no avail. For gods sake it worked yesterday!!! ?

Help please!

iPhoneHeat February 7, 2013, 12:37 am

Why not update to 6.1 and use the latest jailbreak tools:

If you’re Ultrasn0w or gevey dependent, use Sn0wbreeze instead:

Jollyphone February 7, 2013, 2:58 am

Thank you for replying!
I updated to 6.1 before I jailbroke, and pointed ispw to 6.0.1 in redsn0w. I tried Evasi0n but it said something like : This phone is already jailbroken and recommended me NOT to proceed.
So… I cannot upgrade because it is already 6.1, and none of the downgrade “how to’s” have worked, itunes gives me error 1600 an sometimes error 28.
However, I see I am not completely alone with this problem, others also have problems with 3gs and this jailbreak. phone turns off after a while when you unplug it, and then refuses to start up again.

The thing that puzzles me is that Redsn0w does not report any error on bootup, it is going through the motions as usual, but I am stuck looking at a white screen.

iPhoneHeat February 8, 2013, 12:04 am

as per my understanding, your phone is stuck ona white screen. Yes? then do this

Put your iPhone into DFU Mode..

clean Restore iOS 6.1 via iTunes:

use Evasion to jailbreak:

dang it March 3, 2013, 10:24 pm

hello i have jailbreak my iphone 3gs 6.0 when i jailbreak i reboot after it work when i turned off the iphone it dosent work beacuse i have tethred when i reboot the annanas comming up when it is done the annanas dosent desipire so i must press dfu mode for start it then the cydia crashes please answer my hotmail is [email protected] please andswer me i need it

snniper005 March 29, 2013, 1:46 pm

i have an iphone 4gsm upgraded to latest version 6.1.2 and also tbe basebond upgraded my problem is. i cant get signal my iphone 4 was bougth in japan lpease help me

dara rath March 31, 2013, 8:25 am

this version is good.

Amanda April 10, 2013, 11:38 am

hmm I think that I have done something wrong and don’t know what is it. I get a message like “Missing Keys.plist data for this build:Device: iPhone 4” do you know what is wrong?

Ank@ tech news April 29, 2013, 10:29 pm

Thanks for the guide, really helpfull but i think that now the device becomes slower and restarts quite often jailbreaking.. what do you think?

Leave a Comment