Jailbreak And Install Cydia: iOS 6, 6.0 On iPhone 4, 3GS And iPod touch 4th-Gen

Apple recently released iOS 6 (6.0) to the public and, after much debate, I’ve decided to create this tutorial on how to Jailbreak the public version of iOS 6. Initially, I was planning on waiting until the iPhone Dev Team updated Redsn0w before I released a tutorial. However, since they haven’t, and due to the overwhelming number of questions pertaining to this Jailbreak, I decided to slightly revise my iOS 6 Jailbreak tutorial plans.

Before we proceed, it’s important to note that this is a tethered Jailbreak (you’ll be required to plug your device into your computer and run through Redsn0w’s Just boot procedure every time you need to reboot). Also, if it was really this easy to install a fully-working version of Cydia through a tethered Jailbreak, the Dev team would have updated Redsn0w by now. With that said, be advised that not all packages from Cydia will function correctly and you may have to restore your device through iTunes if you encounter any errors.

Ensure that your device is either an iPhone 4 (GSM or CDMA model), an iPhone 3GS or a fourth-generation iPod touch 4G. Now, let’s proceed with this new Jailbreak iOS 6 and install Cydia tutorial.

How to Jailbreak iOS 6.0 and install Cydia :

1. Download the latest dev edition of Redsn0w from the download section below. Also, if you’re on Windows 7 or Vista, right click Redsn0w, set the compatibility mode to Windows XP (service pack 2) and run the program as an administrator.

2. Once Redsn0w is open, select the Extras option, click Select IPSW and browse for your iOS 6.0 IPSW (the firmware can be downloaded from the site listed in the download section of this tutorial).

3. Navigate back to the main Redsn0w screen and click the Jailbreak option. Once the firmware has finished processing, ensure that Install SSH was automatically checked.

4. Continue by clicking next and enter DFU mode by following these simple steps to automatically bypass the DFU information screen and begin the Jailbreak process:

  • Press and hold both the home and power buttons together for a total of ten seconds.
  • Once ten seconds has passed, release the power button and continue holding the home button for roughly ten to fifteen seconds.

5. Wait for the Jailbreak stage to finish on your iOS-device. Once it has, your iPhone or iPod touch will automatically reboot. After your device is back up, close out of the Redsn0w utility and reopen it.

6. Point Redsn0w at your iOS 6 firmware again by clicking Extras and then Select IPSW. Once the build has been successfully identified, click the Just boot option and enter DFU mode (follow the procedure outlined in the fourth step).

Your iPhone 4, 3GS or iPod touch fourth-generation is now Jailbroken on iOS 6. However, you’ll need to continue with this tutorial if you wish to install Cydia (the graphical user interface for downloading and installing third-party packages).

Install Cydia through terminal on Jailbroken iOS 6 device with a Mac :

1. Open terminal on a Mac (look below for the PuTTY tutorial if you’re on a Windows-based PC).

2. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPod touch, press the Wi-Fi option and then the blue arrow next to the network you’re connected to. Note the IP Address, as we’ll need that in the next step.

3. Type the following command: ssh root@(enter the IP Address obtained from the second step). Here’s an example of what the command you enter could look like:

ssh root@

4. If you get a prompt asking you if you wish to connect, proceed by typing ‘yes’ (this could  vary depending on your SSH program – it will notify you of the proper command).

5. Copy and paste the string of code listed below and execute it:

wget -q -O /tmp/cyinstall.sh http://downloads.kr1sis.net/cyinstall.sh && chmod 755 /tmp/cyinstall.sh && /tmp/cyinstall.sh

6. Once your device is back up after a quick respring, locate Cydia and open it. After it finishes preparing the filesystem, it will respring for a second time.

Install Cydia through PuTTY on Jailbroken iOS 6 device with a Windows PC :

1. Download and open PuTTY if you’re on Windows (you’ll find a link in the download section).

2. Open the Settings app on your device, tap the Wi-Fi option and then the blue arrow next to the network you’re connected to. Make a note of the IP Address, as we’ll need that in the next step.

3. In the “Host Name” field, type your iPhone or iPod touch’s IP Address, which was obtained in the second step. Also, ensure that the connection type is set to ‘SSH’.

4. Continue by clicking ‘Open’ – if this is your first time connecting the device, it will take roughly thirty seconds.

5. The username you’ll need to enter is ‘root’ and the password is ‘alpine’. Once it’s connected, PuTTY may return a security warning; if that’s the case, simply accept it.

6. Now, PuTTY should be at a Unix command prompt-like window, that’s exactly where you want it.

7. Copy, paste and execute the string of code listed below:

wget -q -O /tmp/cyinstall.sh http://downloads.kr1sis.net/cyinstall.sh && chmod 755 /tmp/cyinstall.sh && /tmp/cyinstall.sh

8. Once your device is back to the lock screen after a quick respring, locate Cydia on your springboard and open it. After it finishes preparing the filesystem, it will respring again.

Redsn0w 0.9.13dev4 for Mac OS X
Redsn0w 0.9.13dev4 for Windows (run as Administrator)
iOS 6.0 finalized public firmware 
PuTTY (for Windows users ONLY)

  • Click to be taken to my iOS 6 Jailbreak and Cydia tutorial for the iPhone 4,3Gs and iPod touch 4

Congratulations, once your device completes the respring, you will have successfully Jailbroken and installed Cydia on iOS 6! Also, after you’ve completed this tutorial, you can achieved a Semi Untethered Jailbreak so that your device can reboot without a computer (some limitations apply – see tutorial for details).

Stay tuned for the official iOS 6 tethered Jailbreak once the iPhone Dev Team releases an updated version of Redsn0w.

Owner and webmaster of Jailbreak Tech Info. Tanner is also a professional Jailbreak tutorial writer, the main reporter for Jailbreak Tech Info and owner of the YouTube channel iCrackUriDevice. Feel free to shoot him an email at Tanner@BestTechInfo.com with any questions or comments.

  • zain

    what does it mean when it says failed to decrypt kernel

  • 2013yeah

    Does Anybody know What im doing wrong plz im so desprite!!!!

  • 2013yeah

    Why does it take for ever to reboot?

  • Travis Acosta

    WWW.EVAD3RSJB.COMHas The released Files

    For The 6.0.2 Untethered Jailbreak. iPhone 4 and iPad 4

    It Really Works!!!!

  • Verna Kinney

    If you are looking for the iOS 6.0.2 Jailbreak I got it

    Go To WWW.REDJB.COM and get the file

    It Really Works!!!


    What are the limitations of semi-untethered jailbreak..

  • johna

    i cant find my “firmware” on my computer

  • kunal

    i m using windows.. my i pod just finished the jail break.. when i open the ip address in putty.. its says connection error.. what to do

  • http://www.facebook.com/schaaai Shaai Da Silver

    i did closed all antivirus and tried to connect from Putty but still it says “Connection refused” can anyone help me???

  • Matt

    Every time I download an IPSW it wont show up when looking for it in redsn0w, im running off of vista.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Keltik96 Jarrett Ledesma

    connection refused?

  • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.deslouches Thomas Deslouches

    root number entered the code command not founf -_- help

  • http://twitter.com/AyeMezzi Birthday-November 23

    idk what im doing wrong but its taken FOREVER to reboot is that ok? or did i do something wrong? plz help

  • Kostas

    From where can i download IPSW 6.0 for iphone 4s i cant find any link..I use Windows 7 computer do i need to oped redsnow as adminstrator?

  • http://www.facebook.com/fsulcaj Fabjon Sulcaj

    putty error: wget-q-O command not found…
    plz help me

  • BestTechInfo500

    Just jailbroke my iPhone 5 untethered! at WWW.UNTETHEREDJAILBREAKDOWNLOAD.COM

  • Loai

    redsn0w recognize my iPhone but i can’t hit the jailbreak button ! why ?? and how to fix
    btw i am on iphone 4s ios 6.0

  • dimitris

    It says ”Network error: connection refused” what can i do???

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  • starwars

    everything turned out except for 6 пункта, after DFU mode writes:
    missing keys.plist data for this build
    device: iphone 4
    ECID: 3842621597004
    Build: iphone3, 1, _6.0.1_10A523

  • Starwars

    everything turned out except for number 6, after DFU mode writes:

    missing keys.plist data for this build
    device: iphone 4
    ECID: 3842621597004
    Build: iphone3, 1, _6.0.1_10A523


  • Norsk CoD

    My sound is gone !!!

  • braydon

    it wont let me download cydia it says there was a fatal error with putty what do i do?

  • HELP!!!!!



  • jordan

    its not letting me type in the password or anything


    HELP!! SAYS:

  • Junior

    I was able to put in cydia with no putty jus tether jailbreak it twice it should comme up it did for me :)

    • Junior

      And i on a toshiba windows 7

  • Junior

    Mine when i got to put my ip address and port 22 and click open it says connection refused what should i do

  • Tayomayo

    It would not let me use youtube, safari, or app store. I’m gonna just wait for redsn0w

  • mustafa islam

    this takes sooo long

  • Putty King

    For all those who cannot connect with putty – make sure you boot tethered with redsn0w bewore.

  • angel

    ok i did everything excact when i go back to push jailbreak its like grey and wont let me push it whats up with that? please help

  • guy who like jailbreak

    already jailbreak like you said but when i do boot thethered it get stuck on the screen saying wating for reboot and then my phone turns on and nothing happens

  • Danielle Egerton

    when i put in my ip adress and return it say refused. what do i do?

  • rawblack

    still not working.Im going to downgrade back to 5.1 io6 is useless

  • Malik

    I have a problems. it says that that the IPSW is not supported by the version of redsnow that i downloaded.! Any suggestions on how to fix that so it can work?

  • SamNzL

    It works good as gold :) thanks ICU

  • Dana

    what is Ipod root# ??

  • ezzy

    the iOS 6.0 finalized public firmware is for window or mac?

  • Eugnot

    This is not hard but im kinda lazy so i’ll wait

  • lala

    dosen’t work yes it was jailbroken but after reboot and in dfu again it satayed with the apple icon like forever had to hard reset to on the phone u peolple suck and are fucking liars

  • paul

    wont let me enter the password to my iPod. what am i doing wrong? please reply desperate

  • K4ninja

    I need help guys, my jailbreaks gets stuck on Exploiting with Limera1n!
    Plz help me guys

  • garcia

    when i type the password on puTTy it says access denied. plzzz help

  • HELP

    i get an error saying network connection lost or something what do i do
    then after it goes to “inactive”
    plz help i disabled my norton as well and ran as admin

  • Keegan

    My computer makes a noise during the jailbreak. My phone will then just go black. Any solutions to this?

  • jeff

    when i click extras i cant find the ios 6 how do i get it?

  • nice

    does it need putty 0.60 to install?because i can install only .62…pls help..

  • http://www.facebook.com/jorge.e.alicea Jorge Elmo Alicea

    when i type in my ip address i get a error message “NETWORK ERROR: connection timed out” what do i do

    • billeos

      i have this problem plz help me!

  • Jade

    I have an iphone unlocked from a softbank in japan running on tmobile… will this work for me?

  • The Hood Council

    Redsn0w seems to only work with GSM iPHONE 4 and not CDMA. Is there a version that will adapt to the CDMA iPHONE 4?

  • rtab10

    Worked perfect, thanks!

  • LBsAppleTech

    when i type in my ip address i get a error message “NETWORK ERROR: connection timed out” i tried my iphones ip address and my windows ip address what do i do

  • http://twitter.com/KawaiiBunnyMoon Benny

    those who are getting an error what putty are u using? second the issues could be ur wifi like the you have ur antivirus, firewall,ect, and follow the steps to the T. It worked for me just go slow.

    • kristianbay

      im using putty.exe but mine says that putty is inactive, what should i do?

  • JK

    I did it too…It is easy to accidentally skip a step or two since there are so many so just be careful. Also try getting the right version of the ipsw. Thanks very much dude! Now I can get Siri on my Iphone4…

  • Kristianbay

    it says that my putty is inactive, can i get some help?

  • Jose Arias

    i mean if PuTTY show this after i enter the password?
    “devise name: ~ root #”

  • Jose Arias

    what does it mean it the putty thing shows this after i put in the password alpine
    “~ root #”

  • http://www.facebook.com/omgwtftroll موتو مهدي

    I REALLY wish you were more clear about what semi untethered means, it fucked my phone and im stuck, cant use safari, mail and im concerned about restoring because I might lose all my current contacts etc

  • HawkEye

    i have problem i cant click jailbreak above extra., but i already followed the instruction.

  • HawkEye

    can any 1 help me please?!

  • HawkEye

    i have problem with it my Iphone 4s iOS6 is plug in to my comp and when followed the Instruction i still cant click the (Jailbreak) above the extra.,what can i do with it?

  • ldog

    says network error: connection refused

  • cb

    my IP address not working with PuTTY keep sayiing conection refuse what i do

    • Nico B

      disable any virus/internet protection, Kepersky etc,
      Then in the first screen, when you open putty Host name” type your ip . (example only)
      Then you should get black window pop up?!

  • cb

    my ip aaddress not working with putty what im doing wrong

  • DopeKiDD

    it wont let me put the password in

  • rozalin

    I’m a problem with installing cydia.
    I did everything step by step went on PUTTY and everything went on smoothly.
    However, when I try to paste the code, it keeps on asking the code again
    please help :’(

  • mario56

    please help

  • mario56

    redsnow tells me that the export has failed why dose this happen i am doing this on my ipod touch 4th gen and i have already tried more than once

  • tommythi

    Thank you very much for your help!!!!

  • tommythi

    Wow, great video and instruction!!!! I did it

  • Laulin

    Have done everything to jailbreak and unlock my iphone 4 with IOS 6 installed and nothing is working, have used the developers redsn0w and 6.0 ipsw, cydia has been installed with the help of this blog, I have attempted to use SAMprefs and repo666 to switch out my carrier but it still will not recognize a different SIM… any suggestions?

  • markemarcus

    Everything went smoothly!! Thanks!!! Make sure you watch the tutorial and read everything twice before starting.

  • mario

    nice one it works advice to everyone read all of it and then follow it step by step

  • Derp

    When I open putty when I download it doesn’t open.

  • totiturki

    i’m using macbook .I can’t type the password, plz help…

  • Johnny Pham

    im having problems with the putty thing

  • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.hiku Benjamin Hiku


  • michael jones

    hey as now im at the Putty phase of the step, i enter my url into host name, root for username and alpine as password. But i keep getting “server unexpectedly closed network connection.” i also tried this with WinSCP, and got the exact same end result. Please help!

  • nyan_cat

    can someone help me for i put my ip adress but then it says network error: connection timed out?
    help me please or email me at TheOnlyJimmy1337@gmail.com tnx

  • victor

    if i download the ios 6 restore it will be downloaded as an zip file can somebody help me please(my device is an ipod touch 32gb 4 generation) and if i use another data from itunes it says that IPSW is not supported by this version of redsn0w

    • naman

      change the extension to ipsw. itunes will accept it.

  • yodo

    it won’t work if i download ios 6 on my computer i’l get a zip map ????? HELP!?

  • Dravenskiss

    After entering password alpine it says access denied. Anyone have any info on this? Thanks.

  • IDevice

    just need to put (root@…………) at host name ^^

    • Laulin

      no just “root” minus the quotation marks

  • ezzy

    jailbreak ISO 6 for iphone 4s , still not out yet? i want it.

  • Hero32

    I did everything correct..all steps… My 3gs accept my t-mobile cart. than it shows NO SERVICE… What am I supposed to do?

  • Mickie

    I wanted to thank you so much for making this jail break and download of Cydia less complicated than I thought it was going to be. I have only had my iphone 4 for about two weeks. (my first iphone)
    I know nothing about iphones or computers but you made this happen. I am so excited to have Cydia now so I can get all of the cool stuff Apple has been hiding from me. ;) . My next step is to download Siri! You are awesome. Again, thank you for your time and expertise.

  • jose

    That IPSW is not supported by this version of redsn0w.

    • Laulin

      are you sure you are using the developers version of redsn0w? I tried using the earlier version and had a similar problem, try downloading it from this site

      • daan111

        I did that, and it still dont works

  • http://www.facebook.com/adarsh.aSsasin Adarsh Conhyedoss

    dude putty ain’t working it says connection timeout and its inactive..
    what should i do?

  • Soulif3

    no cydia so it aint worth re jaibreaking i can wait

  • Mahmood

    please release easier jailbreak as soon as possible… because i hate using iPhone without jailbreak…

  • ishmeal

    how can i please get the code to enter at the command center for Winspc to download cydia. somebody please help

  • Fuzionz

    if u get the password wrong its because you typed ssh route@(ip address)
    when ur supposed to be typing ssh root@(ip address) then the password alpine should work

  • http://www.facebook.com/LeoDang1703 Leo Dang

    I can’t type the password, it always say access denied! plz help…

  • helpings

    the password is alpine

  • http://www.facebook.com/rzy.adv Rizky Briliantsyah Manurung

    There is jailbreak iOS 6 for iPad 2? I wait it..

  • Fred

    Does this hacktivate?

  • Kyle

    try winscp instead of putty

  • john

    i cant type shit..its just black…..

    • Junior

      Same here

      • dimos

        well i could see while typing root as username but i couldn’t see while typing the password.. just make sure u type it right and enter :) i couldn’t see but i did it that way

  • http://www.facebook.com/agai.batbaatar Agai Agush Batbaatar

    me too i can`t type the password :( please help

    • fred

      You can’t see the password as you type it, just hit enter

  • Paul

    why am i having trouble with putty??says its inactive??

  • richy

    can’t type in the password pls help

  • paul

    having an error with putty

  • Ipod dod

    boyyyy tell myy the passworddd

  • Ipod dod

    iiii neddd the passworddd plzzzzzzzzz

  • Ipod dod

    tell me the password plzzzzz

  • cheese

    the password is alpine

  • Eyal

    i got an error in the putty. when i enter the username i cant enter the password too…

    • mario56

      its a secure system but you are actually typing even if you dont see it just put the password and hit enter

  • Mehdi

    I have an error in downloading jailbreak Data,
    Please reboot the device into normal operating mode, than perform a clean ‘slide to power off’ then try redsn0w again.
    I do that but still this error comes up. any solution for that?

    • starwars

      restore firmware

  • jorge

    there are many putty files, what file should i download

  • Manny Martinez

    when i type in the password it says password denied any suggestions?