Jailbreak iPhone 5 with iOS 6 and higher

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Below are the steps to Jailbreak your iPhone 5, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 3GS, or iPod 4G on iOS 6. There is not yet a jailbreak for  iPad 3, iPad 2 or iPad 1 for iOS 6. If you need help at anytime, please first consult the FAQ page for questions, we are here to make sure you are successful.


 

Always backup your contacts and apps first. Need help?

If your iPhone relies on a carrier unlock, do not update to stock iOS 6 firmware and for the time being stay away from this jailbreak.

If you have a passcode set on your device, make sure you disable it before following the instructions below.

Step 1: Download Software

Download iOS 6

iPhone 5
iPhone 4 GSM

 

iPod touch 4th-generation

Download Jailbreak Software

Download Jailbreak Software for Windows

Download Jailbreak Software for Mac

Extract the contents of the file and save it to a familiar location on your computer.

Step 2:

Backup your device. Need help?

Extract the contents of the file and save it to a familiar location on your computer.

 

Step 3: Open Software

Run the executable Redsn0w file, making sure to run in administrator mode if using a Windows based machine. If you are on OS X Mountain Lion, start Redsn0w by Ctrl-Click on the icon and then selecting Open from the new menu.

 

Step 4:

With your device plugged it will be recognized by the software. Select the Extras option from the main menu of the Redsn0w interface and point it to the desired IPSW file.

 

Step 5:

Follow the onscreen instructions (The jailbreak software might ask you to enter DFU mode) to complete the jailbreak process.

You should now have a tethered jailbreak on your iOS device you were jailbreaking.

How-to boot tethered on iOS 6:

You will be required to boot into tethered-mode every time you reboot your device. This can be done by starting Redsn0w: click on the “Extras” button on screen and then simply click on “Just Boot” option and follow the on-screen instructions. Once done, you will be rebooted back into tethered-jailbreak mode

 

Step 6: How-to install Cydia on iOS 6:

The current release of Redsn0w doesn’t install Cydia by default. To install cydia, follow the steps below:

The following steps to install Cydia is done using Terminal on Mac. You can use the same commands on Windows using a SSH program like WinSCP.

Note down the IP address of your device.

Make sure your device is connected to your PC or Mac. Start Terminal on Mac and type:

ssh root@

It will now prompt you to enter the root password. Type: alpine

Once done, type:

wget -q -O /tmp/cyinstall.sh http://downloads.kr1sis.net/cyinstall.sh && chmod 755 /tmp/cyinstall.sh && /tmp/cyinstall.sh

Once done, the device will reboot and the extremely familiar looking Cydia icon will be sitting on the home screen in all of its glory. Jailbreak complete.