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

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

Posted May 4, 2013 at 7:33pm by iClarified · 234356 views
These are instructions on how to perform a tethered jailbreak of your iPhone 4 on iOS 6.1.3.

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 firmware and 6.1.3 firmware for your device from here and place it in the Pwnage folder.

Extract the RedSn0w zip file by double clicking it.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.1.3]

Step Two:
If you haven't already updated to iOS 6.1.3 then open iTunes from your dock.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.1.3]

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) [6.1.3]

Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the 6.1.3 firmware ipsw. Click the Choose button to continue.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.1.3]

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) [6.1.3]

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

Step Four
Once RedSn0w opens click the Extras button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.1.3]

Step Five
From the Extras menu click the Select IPSW button.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.1.3]

Step Six
Navigate to the Pwnage folder on your desktop and select the iOS 6.0 IPSW then click Open.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.1.3]

Step Seven
You'll be informed that the iOS 6.0 IPSW will be used for the rest of the session. Click OK.
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Step Eight
Click the Back button and then click the Jailbreak button from the main menu.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.1.3]

Step Nine
RedSn0w will now prepare the jailbreak data.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.1.3]

Step Ten
Ensure Install Cydia is selected from the options menu then click Next.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.1.3]

Step Eleven
Turn OFF your device then click the Next button
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.1.3]

Step Twelve
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) [6.1.3]

Hold down both the Home button and the Power button for 10 seconds.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.1.3]

Release the Power button and continue holding the Home button until RedSn0w detects the device.
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Step Thirteen
Your iPhone will now be exploited with limera1n.
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Step Fourteen
RedSn0w will now reboot your device.
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Step Fifteen
RedSn0w will upload a new RAM Disk and Kernel.
How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.1.3]

Step Eleven
Once this is complete you will be notified that RedSn0w is done and that this is a tethered jailbreak.
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How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 4 Using RedSn0w (Mac) [6.1.3]


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) [6.1.3]

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

*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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Stu Onzz
Stu Onzz - December 4, 2013 at 12:52am
Worked Flawlessly on my iphone 4. Thank you
Vitoo
Vitoo - November 29, 2013 at 7:25pm
why does it not boot after i do everything right.. all i can see is the pineapple logo and it hasn't changed yet and its been like 2 mins now?? plz answer quickly.
Ashley
Ashley - March 1, 2014 at 8:12am
Mine is doing the same thing. Does anybody know what we did wrong?
Carlo
Carlo - November 8, 2013 at 6:41am
Does this works on 4S ???
Zach
Zach - August 31, 2013 at 1:28am
I followed all of the steps but cydia is no where to be found. I selected install cydia as directed
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