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Tutorial: How To Jailbreak iOS 6.1.2 Untethered On iPhone 5, 4S, iPod touch And All Other Devices Using Evasi0n [Updated]
Update 1 (02/28/13): This tutorial also applies to Evasion 1.5
Apple quickly released the iOS 6.1.2 update today to address a few lingering bugs in the OS, but luckily, the jailbreak wasn’t patched.
However, the Evad3rs team worked around the clock to update the Evasi0n desktop tools and we are now glad to say that iOS 6.1.2 can be jailbroken fully untethered using the latest version of Evasi0n, which is v1.4.
All iOS devices that are able to run iOS 6.0 through 6.1.2 are supported, including the 5th-gen iPhone. The only exception is the recently released Apple TV 3, which cannot be jailbroken at the moment.
After I recently wrote about how I often set up new Macs from scratch rather than taking advantage of migration, many people asked me to share my action logs. While I can’t do that specifically because (1) my logs are extremely long and cryptic and (2) they contain tons of personal activation keys and serial numbers, I decided to share a few setup tips to help stem the tide of emails.
What follows is a dozen setup tasks that I picked out from my normal techniques, which I thought might be useful to others. Here are some of the things I do to my new systems, to make them shinier and happier and ready to use.
1. Copying my Solid Black desktop pattern
Apple has kept the developer betas of iOS 6.1 coming in thick and fast, and with download of iOS 6.1 Beta 2 having just been seeded by the Cupertino company, we’re here with the usual jailbreaking details.
It is – as ever – a tethered break, and it’ll only work with iOS devices susceptible to the Limera1n exploit, so those running A4 or earlier. If you own an iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPad 3/4 or iPad mini, or a fifth-gen iPod touch, you won’t be able to participate, since none of them can be jailbroken on iOS 6. If you’re rocking an iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, or iPod touch 4th-gen and wish to jailbreak on the latest dev beta, you can do so with ease.
The latest version of Redsn0w hasn’t been updated to support the new iOS 6.1 beta 2, and likely wont be updated until iOS 6.1 is public, but if you follow the usual guide – pointing to the new firmware instead of the old one – then you’ll find the jailbreak works once again.
How To Jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 On iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS And iPod touch 4G (Pre-A5) Using Sn0wbreeze 2.9.7 [Tutorial]
Sn0wbreeze has finally been updated to v2.9.7, bringing in support for iOS 6 / iOS 6.0.1 on Pre-A5 powered devices such as the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and the 4th-gen iPod touch.
Follow the steps below for achieving a tethered jailbreak on iOS 6.0.1 using the popular restore based Sn0wbreeze jailbreak tool for Windows. Before continuing remember that a jailbreak of a tethered nature means that the device will need to be connected to the computer and booted into a jailbreak state every time it is hard booted or powered down for whatever reason.
Alternatively, you can also use iPhone Dev Team’s Redsn0w to jailbreak 6.0.1 on your A4 powered iPhone and iPod touch.
Earlier today, Apple released iOS 6.1 beta 1 to developers. Only registered members of iOS Dev Center currently have access to it. If you are a iOS developer who develops tweaks and apps for Cydia, you might be interested in a jailbreak for iOS 6.1.
As it turns out, just like iOS 6.0.1 which was released to public today, iOS 6.1 beta 1 can be jailbroken too using the current latest version of Redsn0w. We have tested and can confirm that the same method that was used to jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 can be used to jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 1 too.
But just like any other early jailbreaks, this one too is limited to tethered boot for now, and is compatible with pre-A5 limera1nable devices like the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4th-generation. All the newer devices like the iPad mini, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, and iPod touch 5th-generation are out of luck for now. Dev-teams involved in jailbreaking are working hard on an untethered jailbreak for all devices, but currently there is no update on when will they get close to actually releasing a public jailbreak.