Tethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1 now available, iPhone 5 coming soon

By on January 29, 2013, 7:00 AM

Apple released iOS 6.1 yesterday sporting a couple of new features and bug fixes. We’ve since learned, however, that it has already been jailbroken courtesy of Redsn0w. It’s a tethered jailbreak but if you really have the need to update and remain jailbroken, it’ll work until an untethered version becomes available.

Those wanting to jailbreak with iOS 6.1 will first need to get the ISPW files for iOS 6 and iOS 6.1 in addition to a copy of Redsn0w – an app that works with Windows and OS X. Once you have all of the necessary components, you’ll simply need to import the ISPW files and perform the jailbreak.

The drawback of a tethered jailbreak is that you’ll need to physically attach your device to your computer in the event that you need to reboot. If this sounds like too much of a drag, we’re hearing that an untethered jailbreak will be available starting February 3.

It’s worth pointing out that the jailbreak only works on older pre-A5 iOS devices such as the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and the fourth generation iPod touch. But rumors suggest the February 3 untethered jailbreak will also work with newer devices like the iPhone 5, iPad mini and iPad 4 – the first of its kind. We suspect that most users will likely wait the extra week to see what that update holds.

It’s worth pointing out that you should jailbreak at your own risk as it will void your warranty and could possibly brick your device.

On a related note, if you are interested in downloading iOS 6.1 just choose your device from the following list:

For other Apple devices please click here.




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VitalyT VitalyT said:

Did you hear that???!!! ... the sound of chuckles coming from the US... The Apple's fallen ones, who disregarded the new law and got busted...and like yeah, jailbreak this...

Is it also illegal to post this stuff online though? Ops, better get out, before it is illegal to read it...

1 person liked this | ghasmanjr ghasmanjr said:

It's not illegal to jailbreak your phone; it'll just void your warranty. It's illegal to unlock it to work on other carriers or switch to another account/person.

VitalyT VitalyT said:

It's not illegal to jailbreak your phone; it'll just void your warranty. It's illegal to unlock it to work on other carriers or switch to another account/person.

Thank you, I was, as always, being ironic Also, a day without bashing Apple is the day wasted

(your neighbor troll)

ghasmanjr ghasmanjr said:

Thank you, I was, as always, being ironic Also, a day without bashing Apple is the day wasted

(your neighbor troll)

Oh, I hate Apple more than most people. My adviser (I'm a doctoral candidate) is simply in love with Apple everything. Not a day goes by that I don't bash Apple to him at least 2 or 3 times

Go Transformer Infinity!

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