iOS 6.0.1, 6.1 beta jailbreak already established

By Alan Ng - Nov 2, 2012

We were anticipating a new update to iOS 6 this week and Apple has now delivered with an official update to iOS 6.0.1. For those looking to jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 straight away, you’ll be pleased to hear that the latest version of RedSn0w can help you out and it even can jailbreak the beta 1 iOS 6.1 update as well, although there isn’t an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak just yet.

If you have an iPhone 4 or iPod Touch at the ready, you can head to your general settings and see that an OTA software update to iOS 6.0.1 is now available. It is sized at 43.3MB and contains eight notable fixes and improvements from iOS 6, including a known Passbook issue when accessing the app from the lock screen.

If you have already installed iOS 6.0.1 on your iPhone 4 and already feel the need to jailbreak, you can install Redsn0w 0.9.15b1(or b2/b3) and jailbreak the software without any hassle. The important thing to note here though is that the jailbreak is a tethered one, meaning that you will have to re-enter jailbreak state every time you switch off or restart your handset.

For the moment, this jailbreak only works with pre-A5 devices, which means that this jailbreak for iOS 6.0.1 is only supported on the iPhone 4, 3GS and iPod Touch (4th generation) only. Trying to install this on the new iPhone 5 or even the Mini iPad or iPad 4 will probably result in a bricked device.

As mentioned above, the same Redsn0w 0.9.15b1(or b2/b3) software can also be used to jailbreak Apple’s iOS 6.1 beta software, which the company released just hours ago. This will be off limits to most though, as access is only available to those with an Apple developer account – just like every other pre-release version of iOS 6.

If you are interested in giving the tethered iOS 6.0.1 jailbreak a try, you can find detailed instructions and all the download links you need over at Redmond Pie here. Considering that this isn’t a iOS 6.0.1 untethered jailbreak, we would recommend that you hold off from downloading this for the moment, as an untethered solution may just become available now that Apple has made their move.

Will you hold off from updating as well, as the world waits for an untethered iOS 6 jailbreak for the iPhone 5?

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  • Kenny

    anyone know how to downgrade from ios 6.0.1 to 5.1.1 for ipad 2? thank

  • Maee

    i shouldnt have updated to ios 6.1 cause they dont have one for the 4s yet ;(

  • Angela

    Can you please email me when ios 6.0.1 jailbreak comes out?

  • Aiden88

    I don’t know why you face problem while downgrading your devices
    Simply download any old version and restore it
    Then open iTunes n restore it again officially

    What I did
    I’ve downloaded beta 6
    + 5.1.1 iOS

    I was actually facing battery problem in beta 6
    So I decided to restore to an old version
    When iOS 6.0 wasn’t available
    I simply restore to 5.1.1
    ” open iTunes
    Press shift and click restore
    Then browse the file 5.1.1 iOS
    You have to download this file
    It is around 800 mb
    Then restore your phone”
    When your phone is completely restored
    Then this time open iTunes and click restore
    And it will restore 5.1.1 officially

  • king-kaay

    can you email me when the ios 6.1 unthered jailbreak cums out and is it alright to update it now to 6.1

  • iRock84

    Is there gonna be a jailbreak for iPad 2 IOS 6???

  • Lilrstar

    Is there a jailbreak for ipad 2 and should i update mine to ios 6.0.1

    • Kyle

      No, there is currently no jailbreak for the iPad 2, and you should not update to iOS 6.0.1 as it may patch many jailbreak exploits.

  • Spencerr

    What about the Ipad 2???

  • MJH

    redsn0w sucks

  • Plop

    If you have saved your shsh at 5.0.1 then you will be able to downgrade, if not then there is no way you can achieve this.

  • Mahesh Gautam

    I want to downgrade my Iphone 4s From IOS 6.0 to IOS 5.0.1 but it’s not happening with redsnow. So I was thinking of jailbreaking my iphone 4S and then try to perform Restore from redsnow. Since you guys are expert in Iphone, can you help me and many of those who are facing the similar problem.

    • Bogurhan

      I just jailbreak my iPhone 4 and save the hshs then downgrade the 5.1.1 you can so that just googled

      • HungTran

        No way for 4S lar.

    • HungTran

      Until now, you can’t jailbreak for iPhone 4S. The one you can do is waiting for update from redsnow.