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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.0]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.0]

Posted October 14, 2012 at 7:31am by iClarified
These are instructions on how to perform a tethered jailbreak of your iPhone 4 on iOS 6.

A tethered jailbreak means you will need to connect your device to the computer each time you reboot.

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 firmware from here and place it in the Pwnage folder. (Note: you do not need to download the 6.0 firmware if you are already on iOS 6.0)

Extract the RedSn0w zip file by double clicking it.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.0]

Step Two:
If you haven't already updated to iOS 6 then open iTunes from your dock.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.0]

Select your iPhone from the list of devices on the left. Now hold down Option and click the Restore button. Restore is preferred as it won't create any wasted space on your iPhone.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.0]

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 6.0 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.0]

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 Open from the popup menu that appears.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.0]

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens ensure your device is connected and click the Jailbreak button
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.0]

Step Five
Turn OFF your device then click the Next button
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.0]

Step Six
RedSn0w will now guide you through the steps to get into DFU mode. You can find more help with DFU mode here.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.0]

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.0]

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.0]

Step Seven
Your iPhone will now be exploited with limera1n.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.0]

Step Eight
RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.0]

Step Nine
Select Cydia from the list of options and click Next.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.0]

Step Ten
Your iPhone will now be rebooted again and RedSn0w will begin uploading the new RAM Disk and Kernel.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.0]

Step Eleven
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done and that this is a tethered jailbreak.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.0]

How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.0]


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

Step One
From the main RedSn0w menu click the Extras button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.0]

Step Two
Select Just boot from the Extras menu to boot tethered and follow the instructions to put your device into DFU mode again for boot.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.0]


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

ANSWERS:
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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CESAR
CESAR - January 30, 2013 at 8:36pm
ME LLEGO UN MAIL AVISANDO QUE MI IPHONE 5 YA ESTABA DESBLOQUEADO POR MEDIO DEL IMEI, COSA QUE NO ES ASI. SEGUI TODAS LAS INSTRUCCIONES PARA DESBLOQUEAR PERO TAMPOCO FUNCIONO. RESTAURE CON EL IOS 6.1 QUE TIENEN Y TAMPOCO FUNCIONO. LES MANDE 6 CORREOS PIDIENDO SOPORTE DESDE HACE 8 DIAS Y NADA ME QUEDO CON EL SABOR DE BOCA DE QUE NO CUMPLEN
Adam
Adam - January 10, 2013 at 3:07pm
hey, some of the apps do not show. what do i do?
verdunSki
verdunSki - January 4, 2013 at 5:01pm
any news on tethered jailbreak on 6.0.1 ?
Tommy
Tommy - December 15, 2012 at 5:35am
Have you gotten yours to work? I get the same error you are.
Tommy
Tommy - December 15, 2012 at 10:35pm
I finally got mine working. You have to restart redsn0w (which is actually in the directions but I didn't notice) AND reselect your IPSW (6.0 not 6.0.1) before the last "just boot" phase. Here's a good video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qjBiCyR-Bs
CHESS
CHESS - December 10, 2012 at 3:57am
wILL I LOOKE MY PIKS N HOW DO I FIND UR BLOG ???
Meta
Meta - October 30, 2012 at 2:29pm
Heey annd thaanks for all the advice, but juust a quick question. Do I have to restore my iPhone4 iOS6 to Jail Break?
sylvie
sylvie - October 24, 2012 at 7:03pm
It doesn't work with iPhone 4S. It's not what they say at the begining of the process.
jusgrave
jusgrave - November 1, 2012 at 1:56am
it says "How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w " not 4s dude read
israel
israel - October 23, 2012 at 10:54am
no consigo liberarlo de orange en españa, ¿podrían ayudarme?, gracias
Gary
Gary - October 19, 2012 at 4:11pm
done this like 5 times and still no cydia on my home screen. Any ideas why I dont have cydia.. Im using the latest redsn0w and not the devs beta one.
nekton
nekton - October 15, 2012 at 10:02pm
I followed the latest redsn0w jailbreak steps for a SoftBank IP4 already on iOS 6 (updated using stock from Apple) but I added previous SAM activation ticket and not Cydia. Now I have an IP4 that boots untethered with no problems—and I have no idea why. Very happy but don't know why it is not tethered.
JP
JP - October 14, 2012 at 7:19pm
My iPhone 4 just reboots to normal while redsn0w stays on the 2nd "waiting for reboot" screen. Any ideas?
Whatabout
Whatabout - October 14, 2012 at 3:33pm
I'm thankful for the jailbreaks but if the reason they haven't JBd the 4s or A5 devices is the usual it "cost money to get the devices" than dammit charge us... Ask for donations but 2 devices behind in a jail break. Well, I just expected more. No I can't code but I am a fan of the work these guys do and this is a let down. "3GS and iPhone 4 devices... Everybody is jumping to a minimum of 4s since the 5 is just a elongated 4s and the 4 is slow on ios6....
Whatabout
Whatabout - October 14, 2012 at 12:04pm
4s?? Will this work on 4s??
4smilE
4smilE - October 16, 2012 at 9:55am
it's just 4 not 4s!!
Whatabout
Whatabout - October 14, 2012 at 12:02pm
Will this work
Iphone_4
Iphone_4 - October 14, 2012 at 9:57am
After the jailbreaking starts the following appears in the Redsn0w window: Missing Keys.plist data for this build and my iPhone freezes. I am running iOS 6.0 on iPhone 4.
nb0sa
nb0sa - October 14, 2012 at 10:32am
I had the same problem. I fixed by going back and re-jailbreak again but this time I went to Extras and chose my 6.0 ipsw from pc before starting jailbreak process. Everything went well this time around and remember to boot tethered after. My iphone was jailbroken before with Redsn0w Dev4 but somehow my Cydia got broken but it got fixed after successfully re-jailbreaking with new Redsn0w.
PARNAK
PARNAK - October 14, 2012 at 10:51am
PC ? ITS FOR MAC... :)
nb0sa
nb0sa - October 14, 2012 at 12:28pm
THE STEPS ARE THE SAME U EDIOOOOOOOTTTTTTT.
iPhone_4
iPhone_4 - October 18, 2012 at 6:58pm
Thanks man. Just a little bit more help. Before clicking Jailbreak button, you went to Extras and clicked on Select IPSW. Did you have iOS 6 already on your device? Did you have to do the Restore before starting the jailbreak?
Angel_92701
Angel_92701 - October 14, 2012 at 8:39am
How about iPhone 4s jailbreak 6.0
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