Step-by-step guide to Jailbreak iOS 6.1 Beta 5 for pre-A5 devices

Step-by-step guide to Jailbreak iOS 6.1 Beta 5 for pre-A5 devices

By | January 30th, 2013
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Here's a step-by-step guide on how to jailbreak a pre-A5 device running on

iOS 6.1 beta 5.


														               
							 	 						

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Apple has just released iOS 6.1 beta 5. This comes just a day before beta 4 was set to expire, and signifies one of the expanded gaps between beta releases in iOS history. Experts think that the beta 5 is in fact iOS 6.1 GoldMaster and will follow soon by iOS 6.1.

The iOS jailbreak community has jailbroken iOS 6.1 beta 5 for pre-A5 devices and that has turned out to be a good news for Apple patrons.

This iOS 6.1 beta 5 jailbreak is a tethered jailbreak. Let us guide you with the following step-by-step guide on how to jailbreak a pre-A5 device running on iOS 6.1 beta 5.

Step 1: Download iOS 6.1 beta 5 from Apple’s developer portal. But in order to do that you must be a developer. However, some reports suggest that iOS 6.1 is also available to non-developers.

Step 2: Download iOS 6.0 for your particular pre-A5 device. It might be the iPhone 4, the iPhone 3GS, or the 4th generation iPod touch.

Step 3: Download RedSn0w 0.9.15b3.

Step 4: Connect your device to your computer, and lodge it into Device Firmware Update (DFU) mode. Visit OSXDaily to know how to position your iPhone in DFU mode.

Step 5: Open RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 and make sure it detects your device in DFU mode at the bottom of the window.

Step 6: Click Extras > select IPSW > and select the iOS 6.0 IPSW on your computer screen. RedSn0w should successfully identify the iOS 6.0 firmware. If not, then the version of RedSn0w is wrong, or the firmware is wrong. Click OK if the version is correct and continue.

Step 7: Click Back and then click Jailbreak. Once loading is done, make sure that Install Cydia is checked, and click Next. The jailbreak will start, pretending that the device is placed correctly in to DFU mode as shwon in Step 4.

Step 8: Once your device is back to the Lock screen, place it back into the DFU mode.

Step 9: Click OK on the Tethered Jailbreak notification if you have not already done so, and again click Select IPSW.

Step 10: Select the iOS 6.0 firmware for your device. Click Just boot, after it successfully identifies the firmware.

Step 11: Assuming that all above steps have been followed correctly RedSn0w will tether boot your device. Indicating the whole process to be successful, a ‘pwnapple’ logo will be visible as the device boots screen.

Step 12: Once back at the Lock screen, unlock the device and swipe to the second page. Once there, you should see Cydia.

Now your device is jailbroken running on iOS 6.1 beta 5.

To read the original tutorial, click here.

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