How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Windows) [6.1.3]

Posted May 4, 2013 at 7:46pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 784952 views

These are instructions on how to perform a tethered jailbreak of your iPhone 4 on iOS 6.1.3 using RedSn0w for Windows.

A tethered jailbreak means you will need to connect your device to the computer each time you reboot. If you are on iOS 6.0 through iOS 6.1.2, please do not update. Rather use the iClarified Jailbreak Wizard to find instructions on performing an untethered jailbreak with Evasi0n.

Step One
Create a folder on your desktop called Pwnage

Download the latest version of RedSn0w from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. Likewise, download the 6.0 and 6.1.3 firmware from here and place it in the Pwnage folder.

Extract the RedSn0w zip file to the Pwnage folder.

Step Two:
If you haven't already updated to iOS 6.1.3 then launch iTunes and perform a backup of your device.

Select your iPhone from the list of devices on the left then hold down Shift and click the Restore button.

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 6.1.3 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.

iTunes will now update your iPhone to the new firmware.

**Important: If you want to keep your UltraSn0w unlock then follow these instructions to update.

Step Three
Right click or control-click the redsn0w application from the redsn0w folder we extracted earlier and choose Run as administrator from the popup menu that appears.

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Extras button.

Step Five
From the Extras menu click the Select IPSW button.

Step Six
Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the iOS 6.0 IPSW then click Open.

Step Seven
You'll be informed that the iOS 6.0 IPSW will be used for the rest of the session. Click OK.

Step Eight
Click the Back button and then click the Jailbreak button from the main menu.

Step Nine
RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data.

Step Ten
Ensure Install Cydia is selected from the options menu then click Next.

Step Eleven
Turn OFF your device then click the Next button

Step Twelve
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here.

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.

Step Thirteen
Your iPhone will now be exploited with limera1n.

Step Fourteen
RedSn0w will now reboot your device.

Step Fifteen
RedSn0w will upload a new RAM Disk and Kernel.

Step Eleven
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done and that this is a tethered jailbreak.

Once you have jailbroken you will need to rerun redsn0w to boot tethered.

Step One
From the main RedSn0w menu click the Extras button.

Step Two
Choose Select IPSW from the Extras menu and select the iOS 6.0 IPSW. Next, choose Just boot from the menu and follow the instructions to put your device into DFU mode again for boot.

*A big thanks is owed to the iPhone Dev-Team and Geohot for their hard work and contribution to the iPhone community.

If you need help with this tutorial please post a question in the comments or submit a question to the iClarified community using our Answers section.

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Randya - January 24, 2015 at 4:47pm
You prob need to boot tethered. Redsnow is a tethered jailbreak and after every time the phone power shuts off or you restart the phone your gonna have to plug into a computer and with redsnow follow the boot tethered
khandker - January 23, 2015 at 6:39am
I have I phone 4 with IOS 6, tried to jail break using redsnow. Now my i phone is not getting start even. It is fully charged, but it is not starting at all. Anybody has any idea, please email me: at Thanks very much. Please don't give virus. Thank you so much.
dan9889 - October 4, 2014 at 3:35pm
It does not work when you have to make up with redsn0w . I did not downloadable restore ipsw .
Sodara - September 13, 2014 at 5:30pm
why redsn0w do not support with IOS 7.0.4 ? Please tell me
suman bhujel - September 13, 2014 at 7:07am
very good idea unloked iphone
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