Jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 3 for devs is tethered

Although many of you are still waiting patiently for an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 / iOS 6.0.1 for the iPhone 5 we’re afraid there’s still no firm news on whether that’s any closer. Regular readers may remember though that a few weeks ago we told how there was a tethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1 beta 2 using the RedSn0w tool. Today we can tell you that iOS 6.1 beta 3 has now been released to developers and has already been jailbroken. Again though we must point out that this jailbreak for iOS 6.1 beta 3 for devs is tethered.

Apple only rolled out iOS 6.1 beta 3 yesterday and devices already running 6.1 betas can access this as an OTA update. Registered developers can also access the full beta 3 software from the Dev Center. This brings only minor changes to iOS 6.1 beta 2 and is said to contain improvements including bug fixes, some Safari tweaks, minor changes to the Passbook app concerning boarding pass behavior and more.

A good point is noted by iDownloadBlog as the expiry date for beta 3 is the same as that for beta 2, Friday 28th December, meaning we should see another beta version before that date. In a later report we learn that a jailbreak is already available for iOS 6.1 beta 3. This is a tethered jailbreak for developers only and suitable for pre-A5 devices ie. iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPod touch 4th generation. Step-by-step instructions and download links for the iOS 6.1 beta 3 jailbreak can be found at this iDownloadBlog link and we have also embedded a video below this story showing how to perform the jailbreak.

As well as downloading iOS 6.1 beta 3 (remember, only developers can do this), the jailbreak also requires RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 and access to your device’s iOS 6.0 firmware. The instructions referred to above make this a pretty simple jailbreak to perform with only 7 easy steps resulting in the Cydia icon showing once you unlock the device from the Lock Screen and swipe to page 2.

Please remember though that at Phones Review we cannot recommend jailbreaking and if you do so then it is entirely at your own risk and your responsibility if anything goes wrong. However because we know that many readers find this aspect of owning a device important we continue to bring news as we hear it.

We’d like to hear your thoughts on iOS 6.1 beta 3 and the jailbreak. Are you a developer with access to iOS 6.1 beta 3 and if so have you spotted any further changes? Maybe you’re about to attempt the tethered jailbreak, in which case let us know if it all goes smoothly? Perhaps you’re frustrated at the lack of an iPhone 5 untethered jailbreak so far for iOS 6/ iOS 6.0.1 and it now seems further away than ever? Let us know with your comments.


9 thoughts on “Jailbreak iOS 6.1 beta 3 for devs is tethered”

    1. Gregory Surels says:

      probably. They WILL JB IOS 6 but 6.1 may take some time if they haven’t already anticipated this release, which I can almost guarantee they did. The dev’s are extremely determined to crack it and I know they will get it eventually but it’s going to take time as always. They lost their biggest & best exploit with the release of IOS 6 so they are going to need time to figure it out and don’t forget it’s being done in their free time so it won’t be quick. just be patient and when they do finally release a JB it will be that much sweeter to finally JB your idevice.

  1. Jabbo says:

    The bottom line from now on is if you want a JB phone be prepared to be at least one iOS version behind the latest. It’s getting to the point a new JB is taking so long that a new iOS release will be around the corner.

    For those happy to stay on iOS 5 when non-JBs are on iOS 6 there is already a jailbreak. By the time they JB iOS 6 then iOS 7 will be in beta. Seriously it’s now a straight choice. Do you want an up to date phone or a JB phone? Take your pick.

    Same with iDevices. If you are happy with a 4S when everyone else has a 5, there will always be a JB. By the time they jailbreak the 5 the 5S will be a few months from release. When they JB the 5S the 6 will be nearly out.

    Some people just want to have their cake AND eat it. Sorry that was yesterday. You want a JB then next time you get one don’t upgrade your iOS and/or go out and buy a new phone, and expect a magical JB a few weeks later.

    Ain’t gonna happen!

  2. Geo says:

    I have a problem with my jailbroken iPhone 4 6.0.1 redsnow 0.9.15b3. All cydia apps work fine however my camera app open but doesn’t work no picture can be taken and nor recorded. Any ideas

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