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I have an IPod touch 4 6.1.6 and I want to jailbreak it how?

asked 03 Mar '14, 13:29

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This is from the Jailbreaking iOS 6 guide.

Basically, what you do is a tethered jailbreak through redsn0w, and then you download a special package in Cydia that will make the JB untethered.

To jailbreak your iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, or iPod touch 4th generation on iOS 6.1.3/6.1.5/6.1.6 using redsn0w:

  1. Download the IPSW (firmware file) for your device for iOS 6.0 (NOT 6.1.6) (here's iPod Touch 4G iOS 6.0).
  2. Open the latest version of redsn0w (redsn0w 0.9.15b3), click "Extras", click "Select IPSW", choose the iOS 6.0 IPSW you just downloaded, and then click "Back" at the bottom of redsn0w.
  3. Click "Jailbreak".
  4. Make sure Cydia is selected.
  5. Follow the instructions to put your device into DFU mode.
  6. Wait for the jailbreak to finish.
  7. Close and re-open redsn0w 0.9.15b3. Click "Extras", click "Select IPSW", and again choose the iOS 6.0 IPSW you downloaded.
  8. Click "Just Boot".
  9. Follow the instructions to put your device into DFU mode.
  10. Wait for your device to boot up jailbroken.
  11. Go into Cydia, wait for it to load, then do a search for and install "p0sixspwn". After it installs, you should be finished!

If redsn0w gets stuck in the reboot process, your antivirus software is probably silently interfering with it. This is a known issue. The only antivirus products known not to interfere with redsn0w is MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials / Windows Defender), and some people have said that Kaspersky doesn't affect Resn0w either. Any others should be disabled, or, if that doesn't work, uninstalled.

This answer is marked "community wiki".

answered 03 Mar '14, 14:51

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edited 03 Mar '14, 14:55

many thanks .. The firmware ipod4,1-6.0 was corrupted so redsn0w didn't recognize it

(05 Mar '14, 07:26) develop3 develop3's gravatar image
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