Thursday, March 21, 2013

Jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 On Pre-A5 iPhone And iPod touch Using Redsn0w [Step by Step Guide]

With the launch of iOS 6.1.3, Apple has patched Evasi0n untethered jailbreak exploits for iPhone 5 and other newer devices.

So if you have updated to 6.1.3, there is no way for you to untether-jailbreak your device. For newer devices, there is no option to downgrade to older firmware either. But if you happen to have A4 powered iOS device, you can tether jailbreak iOS 6.1.3.

I came across the procedure given at Redmond Pie and sharing it to Silicon Buzzard readers.

Redmond Pie have tested and confirms that using the latest version of Redsn0w, a tethered jailbreak can be applied on all pre-A5 iPhones and iPod touches, those vulnerable to the Limera1n exploit, such as the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4th-generation.

However, this jailbreaking is not possible for newer devices like the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad and iPod touch 5th-generation.

If you happen to be on iOS 6.1.2, DO NOT update to iOS 6.1.3, or you will lose your untethered jailbreak. This tutorial applies to users of pre-A5 powered iOS devices only, who may have accidently updated to 6.1.3, or those developers who want to test their tweaks and apps on 6.1.3 for any future public untethered jailbreak release.

iPhone 4, iPod touch 4, iPhone 3GS
Things which you will need:

  • Redsn0w 0.9.15b3 [Windows / Mac]
  • iPhone 4/3GS, iPod touch 4th-gen running iOS 6.1.3 final. You can download iOS 6.1.3 from here.
  • iOS 6.0 IPSW. You can download iOS 6 from here.

Before you go ahead, keep in mind that this is a tethered jailbreak and will require you to plug your device into your computer in case you wish to reboot your device. With that aside, lets begin.

Caution: Whatever you do from now is to be done at your own risk and Silicon Buzzard will not be responsible for any loss of data or harm to your device. For any queries, please refer to Redmond Pie team.

Step 1: Download the original iOS 6.0 from the link provided above.

Step 2: Download and fire up Redsn0w 0.9.15b3 and run it. Download links above.

Step 3: Click on the visible Extras button and choose Select IPSW. Point Redsn0w to the unmodified iOS 6.0 IPSW you downloaded in step 1.

Step 4: From Redsn0w’s main screen, simply click on Jailbreak and follow the easy on-screen instructions. When prompted, choose to install Cydia.

Step 5: When instructed, enter DFU mode with the help of the Redsn0w wizard.

If all has gone well, Redsn0w will now start doing its magic in the background: jailbreaking your device using the Limera1n exploit and installing Cydia in order for you to install and run third-party tweaks or packages. This process should not last more than just a few minutes.

Note: This is a tethered jailbreak, and your device will be stuck on the dreaded Apple logo if it reboots for some reason or loses power. To boot it into the jailbroken state again; simply connect your device to your PC or Mac, launch Redsn0w, click on Extras and click on the Just Boot option, and you’re done.

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