Tethered Jailbreak A4 Device 6.1.3 With Redsn0w 0.9.15b3

A few days ago, Apple has updated iOS to the latest 6.1.3, this version is no new contents, just fixes some Bugs. But, the important is iOS 6.1.3 patched Evasion jailbreak exploits, which means that we can no longer jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 with Evasion until some new exploits be found. Therefore, we recommend that the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPad jailbreak usersvoid upgrade to the latest iOS, and properly save SHSH blobs for iOS 6.1.2.

For the device with older chips, such as iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4g on iOS 6.3.1, there is a good news for them. You can still jailbreak them with Redsn0w 0.9.15b3.


How to jailbreak 6.1.3 tethered with RedSnow


  • This guide only for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4G users.
  • Warning: If you are a unlock user, and depend on Ultrasn0w, then DO NOT update to iOS 6.1.3.
  • This is a tethered jailbreak, which means that you need to connect your iPhone to the computer on every reboot (except iPhone 3GS with older bootrom).
  • You’d better backup your user date before you proceed.


Step 1: Download Redsn0w 0.9.15b3, double click the Redsn0w zip file and extract the application on your desktop.

Step 2: Download iOS 6.0 firmware ipsw (yes, the trick is to point Redsn0w to the iOS 6.0 firmware file) for your iOS device from the links mentioned below:

Step 3: Connect your device to the computer. Launch RedSnow.exe

Windows 7 users should run the exe in Windows XP compatibility mode (right-click on the Redsn0w exe and select Properties, then select the Compatibility tab and select Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows XP). Windows XP and Windows 7 users should run Redsn0w as ‘Administrator’ (right-click on the Redsn0w exe and select ‘Run as an Administrator’).

Step 4: Click on Extras -> Select IPSW -> Navigate and select the firmware file download in Step 2

Step 5: Go back to Redsn0w’s main page and click on the Jailbreak button.

Step 6: Redsn0w will now start preparing the jailbreak data.

Step 7: You will now be prompted to select the jailbreak options. Make sure Cydia is selected and click on the Next button to continue. iPhone 3GS users can also select Enable battery percentage option.

Step 8: You will now need to prompted to put your iOS device into the DFU mode. Redsn0w will take you through the necessary steps:

(a) Hold the Power button on your iOS device down for 3 seconds:

(b) Now simultaneously hold the Home button and keep the two buttons pressed for 10 seconds:

(c) Now release the Power button while keeping the Home button pressed until Redsn0w detects the device:

Step 9: Your iOS device should reboot now. Please remember to release the Home button.

Step 10: Your iOS device will reboot again and Redsn0w will now begin uploading the new RAM disk and kernel.

Step 11: You will be notified once the jailbreaking process is complete. Click on the Ok and then Quit button to exit the application.

Step 12: The rest of the process will take place on your iOS device, wait for it to complete. Your iOS device will reboot once again (which could take approximately 5 minutes). You will now see the Home screen on your iOS device, but Cydia would still be missing, that’s because you still need to tether boot your iOS device using Redsn0w. So follow the steps mentioned below.

Boot tethered:

Step 13: Launch Redsn0w again.

Step 14: Click on Extras button.

Step 15: Then click on the Select IPSW button. Navigate and select the firmware file downloaded in Step 2.

Step 16: Then click on the Just Boot button.

Step 17: You will now be prompted to plug your iOS device to the computer and switch it OFF again. Follow the instructions and click on the Next button to move to the next screen:

Step 18: You will now need to put your iOS device into the DFU mode. Redsn0w will take you through the necessary steps:

(a) Hold the Power button on your iOS device down for 3 seconds:

(b) Now simultaneously hold the Home button and keep the two buttons pressed for 10 seconds:

(c) Now release the Power button while keeping the Home button pressed until Redsn0w detects the device:

Step 19: Redsn0w will recognize the iOS device in DFU mode and apply the limerain exploit (remember to release the Home button). Your iOS device will reboot and a pineapple logo will appear, indicating a tethered boot.

Step 20: Wait for the process to complete, once it is complete, you should see the Lock screen on your iOS device.

That’s it, your iOS device has now been successfully jailbroken and you should see Cydia on the Home screen. If you don’t find it on the Home screen, please don’t panic, search for it using Spotlight.

Note: Since Redsn0w currently supports only a tethered jailbreak except for iPhone 3GS with older bootrom, you will need to follow steps 13 to Steps 20, each time you reboot your iPhone or iPod touch to be able to use the jailbreak apps like Cydia.

via iPhonehacks


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    At last a successful jailbreak very many thanks to all the hackers and developers for their sevices, I am quite excited!!!… its only taken me six days lol perhaps it is your clear instructions the aided the JB. Now I have my jailbreak with redsn0w how do I unlock this phone from the carrier and whres the best site to investigate tweaks and apps .

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    i did everything down to the tee! i get the pineapple when i do the just boot and it takes me to my lock screen , but no cydia, i search in the spotlight and still no cydia

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    does anyone know what to do when it says exploit failed and when it reboots nothing happens it justs comes up with the normal apple logo

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    hi i look at al the jailbreake tutorials and is see also the firmware looks like a lego block with music sign on it and moor thats the firmware?but i already got the firmware 6.0.1 i dont want to mess up my iphone can some1 help?rico tanx ps i got redsnow who can instal cydia but i dont know how .yoy got to hold the button,s i dont understand my first iphone i would not try iphone first because i got a ipad 2 wifi and 3g and dont like the pease off shit so i tought i would not like it aand sofar im am wright

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    Figured it out. When changing the compatibility in redsnow, make sure to choose Windows XP service pack 2. This did the trick

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    Hello, I followed all these instructions, everything happened as described, the pineapple appeared and then my lock screen came up, but there is no Cydia, and I can not see it in spotlight. Any ideas where it is or what happened?

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    Great tutorial, it just has not worked for me. I was too stupid and I downloaded the update,it keeps on saying that the firmware is not compatible with redsn0w. I will just wait until they release another version!

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