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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.
Whenever a new version of iOS is released to the public (or indeed, simply to developers), the attentions of many quickly turn to the possibility of a jailbreak.
Offering a freedom impossible at stock level on an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, jailbroken devices offer the iOS experience without limitation, and it’s thanks to utilities like the iPhone Dev-Team’s Redsn0w that jailbreaks can be achieved.
We have tested and can confirm that Redsn0w can be used to jailbreak the just released iOS 6.0.1, and we’ve got the guide below detailing how to do so. Unfortunately, this jailbreak is limited only to those devices that are susceptible to the Limera1n exploit (A4 or lower), and so those rocking a new iPad or iPod touch, and iPhone 5 will have to sit tight for a while yet.
In addition, it’s a tethered-boot jailbreak, which means each time you switch your device off or reboot, you’ll need to connect to your PC or Mac in order to get it up and running again. Although any jailbreak is, of course, better than no jailbreak at all, in some instances, it may cause issues. For example, if your A4 device is your daily runner as opposed to a spare / leisure device, then I’d have to suggest you wait for an untethered jailbreak. You wouldn’t want to be caught in an emergency situation and unable to call for help because you wanted the convenience of SBSettings, now would you?
As you might already know, a new version of Redsn0w has been released which apart from many other features adds support for restoring to an older or same version of iOS 5.x firmware.
So if for any reason you feel the need to restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch from a firmware like iOS 5.x to iOS 5.x which Apple isn’t signing, the following guide should help you do just that.
Before jumping on the how-to instructions, it is important that you carefully read the low down below:
Jailbreaking an iOS device is an excellent way to introduce additional functionality to the already fantastic user-experience which Apple packs into their mobile devices like the iPhone, iPod touch and extremely popular iPad tablet.
As well as introducing new feature sets to the device, users can install packages, tweaks and enhancements that alter the way the operating system functions and change substantial parts of it to suit their own tastes and usage methods. Of course, it isn’t all about tweaks and system changes, some users just love to alter the visuals of the device rather than make do with Apple’s own aesthetic vision.
Cydia is inundated with theme submissions on a daily basis, and in all honesty, the majority of them don’t even come close to offering an enhanced visual experience on the device.
How To Free Up Space On iPhone, iPad By Removing Caches, Temporary And Junk Files Without Jailbreaking
If you own an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device, you’ll be more than aware that storage space can often be at a premium.
Apple makes up to $100 per size upgrade on the iDevice range, which means many opt for the model with the least space in order to save those precious few dollars. While many manage just fine with 8 or 16GB of real-estate for music, videos, ringtones and whatnot, it often becomes a bit of a squeeze, and quite a few end up having to delete files just to get by.
The thing is, when you check your Settings app and realize you’re down to megabytes as opposed to gigabytes, it’s not just the obvious – your third-party apps, music, video clips and games that are taking up all the space on your system.