How to Jailbreak iOS 6.1.6 Using Redsn0w and P0sixspwn


For those of you who have an iPhone 3GS or an iPod Touch 4, Apple recently released iOS 6.1.6 to fix a critical SSL security flaw.  You can still jailbreak this version using P0Sixspwn and Redsn0w and we are going to show you how to do it.

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First, though, there are some things you need to be aware of :

  1. This is ONLY for the iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4 on iOS 6.1.6. If you have an iOS  device you need to use Evasi0n 7 to jailbreak your device
  2. If you use ultrasn0w to jailbreak, don’t update your device to iOS 6.1.6
  3. You must have the latest version of iTunes downloaded on your computer

This tutorial is in 2 parts, first to jailbreak using Redsn0w and then converting the jailbreak to untethered using P0sixspwn.

How to Jailbreak using Redsn0w

1.      Download Redsn0w 0.9.15b3, save it to your desktop redsnow jailbreak ios 7  redsn0w iphone 5s

2.      Download the iOS 6.0 IPSW – This is important because Redsn0w will jailbreak the earlier version on a tethered basis, while P0sixspwn will convert it to untethered.

3.      Connect your iPhone or iPod to your computer ipod touch in hand ios 7 jailbreak

4.      Extract the Redsn0w files and click on the application to open it – If you use Windows 7, right-click the app icon and select Properties. Click on Compatibility select Windows XP as the compatibility Mode. You should also select Run as Administrator for the menu

5.      Click on Extras 

6.      Click on Select IPSW 

7.      Point to the iOS 6.0 IPSW you downloaded earlier

8.      Back on the main page for Redsn0w, click on Jailbreak

9.      Redsn0w will begin the process of jailbreaking

10.  When asked, select Cydia on the jailbreak options page and click next. You can also click on Enable Battery Percentage  option as well if you want

11.  You will be asked to place your device into DFU. Turn off your iPhone or iPod but make sure you do not disconnect it from your computer. Click the Next button in Redsn0w:

  • Hold down the Home and Power buttons together for 10 seconds. dfu mode
  • Release Power button, continue to hold Home until Redsn0w confirms your device is in DFU

12.  Your iPhone or iPod should reboot and Redsn0w will start to upload the new kernel and RAM disk

13.  As soon as the jailbreak process has finished, click on Quit in Redsn0w

14.  Wait for a bit as the process will need to complete on your device, after which it will reboot again

15.  Cydia will not be visible as this is a tethered jailbreak so you now need to carry out a tethered boot:

  1. Open Redsn0w again
  2. Click Extras
  3. Click on Select IPSW and find the IPSW on your PC
  4. Click on Just Boot
  5. You will be asked to connect your device to your PC and turn the device off. Follow the onscreen instructions, clicking on Next
  6. Again your device needs to go into DFU, onscreen instructions will be provided
  7. Redsn0w will detect your device in DFU and will apply the Limera1n exploit
  8. Your Phone or iPod will reboot and, instead of the Apple logo you will see a Pineapple
  9. When the process is finished you will be at your lock screen

Cydia should now be visible on your Home screen. Open it and allow it to update. Cydia will close again afterwards. Relaunch it; select User from the onscreen options.

How to Convert a Tethered Jailbreak to Untethered Using P0sixspwn : ios 6.1.6 jailbreak

  1. Staying in Cydia, tap the search icon and type in P0sixspwn
  2. Tap on the correct search result and tap Install
  3. Tap on Confirm
  4. The package will install, tap on Return to Cydia when the button appears

Your iPhone 3GS or iPod Touch 4 should now be jailbroken, untethered.

If you encounter any problems, please have a look at the following tips :

Cydia not there

If Cydia is not visible on your Home screen, make sure you have actually followed ALL of the steps to tether boot your device

IPSW Not Supported

If you get a message telling you the IPSW is not supported, you have downloaded the wrong IPSW. Please make sure you download the iOS 6.0 IPSW, not 6.1.3, or any other version.

Cydia shuts down straightaway

If Cydia shuts down as soon as you launch it, you haven’t downloaded P0sixspwn in Cydia. Follow the appropriate steps above to do this.

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61 Responses - Add Yours+

  1. Aushe says:

    not working for ipod 4 it keep saying IPSW Not Supported even though i am sure i am using 6.0

  2. The Leo says:

    Its perfect. It worked on my 3gs iphone. Thanks

  3. wafflemaker223 says:

    It won’t let me connect my iPod 4g to my computer. How do I do this. I have installed all the nessesary programs onto my iPod and just want to save some of the music I have installed onto iTunes. Please help me

  4. Dale120 says:

    when i select the ispw it says this ispw is not supported

  5. sanskar says:

    cydia is not showing and i have done it 4 times

  6. Ardhito says:

    It’s not working for my iPod Touch 4G

  7. emon says:

    no wifi no connection how can i used it

  8. Rahol says:

    A Really Very Big Thanks from me. Thanks alot for P0sixspwn (Y)

  9. Annie says:

    my home button is broken and i use the assist touch button and this jailbreak requires a home button use, so what should i do???

    • AnonymousHero says:

      Try to fix it at a mobile shop.If they can’t do it you have to do it yourself.If you dunno how,look for instruction on iFixit. Search it on google.

  10. mojahed says:

    Thank you very much after days of searching… I have managed to jail breaking my iphone 3gs.

  11. Arnav says:

    Sorry !!!! But not working. Still shows ‘No Service’

  12. Jason says:

    I have a iPhone 3GS ios 6.1.6 and when I
    Go to jailbreak it says exploiting limara1 or someing and never finishes PLEASE HELP!!!!!

  13. Gran Maestro says:

    Worked like a charm but needed a repositories refresh first.

    Thank you!

  14. Zoila Fong says:

    You made some first rate points there. I appeared on the web for the problem and found most people will go along with with your website.

  15. walter says:

    cant find P0sixspwn in search icon

  16. George says:

    Thanks!! :)

  17. Tau319 says:

    My phone is 3gs and i am stuck at “waiting for device to reboot” it’s been 15mins now can someone help

  18. abc says:

    it gives error that shut down your phone and then try again

  19. Rain S. says:


    So, after jailbreaking with redsn0w, my itouch doesn’t wake up. It just has a glowing screen. Not sure what is wrong; followed all steps; Removed passcode, downloaded correct IPSW. It’s an Itouch 4g running ios 6.1.6

    Any help would be much appreciated.


  20. hafeez says:

    hi can i update my iphone 3gs ios 4.2.1, bb 06.15.00, swrial number xx948xx to ios 6.1.6 and then can i unlock it by jailbreaking…. it’s not factory unlocked and is currently unlocked by ultrasnow. i have the shsh blobs for 6.1.6.

  21. Oliver says:

    How long should it take to Move Applications

  22. AnonymousHero says:

    Haven’t tried this but just wanna ask,from 1 to 10,what do you think about this instruction.I mean I read some comments saying it didn’t work,some say it worked.I just don’t want to break my iPod Touch 4g 6.1.6

  23. Michael says:

    Will this wipe the IOS Device, since it’s installing with a different Firmware?

  24. Ahmad Rustam says:

    yeah i haven’t tried too my device is ipod touch 4g 6.1.6 too but like u said some says worked some says not worked i am stuck and i don’t know to jailbreak or not????

  25. Ahmad Rustam says:

    it worked cydia is visible now but it does not search anything that i download p0sixspwn to untethered my idevice help help [plz help

  26. Sam says:

    Worked like a charm…thanks mate

  27. G300 says:

    IPOD 4G IOS 6.1.6
    Everything seems to work including the pineapple on reboot, but I can never find Cydia (Tried all of the recommended fixes)

    Any ideas?

  28. bob hiller says:

    it says reboted but i cant find cydia and keeps on rebooting done about 10 times , what do i do ?

  29. Dylan says:

    Thanks im sure my ipod 4 will be jail broken very soon, easy to follow instructions, I dont think i could’ve done that myself, I will say if it works or not. thanks evasion.

  30. Dylan says:

    Guys i have a better an way easier way for ios 6.1.6 just go to and download their software and click jailbreak

  31. josh says:

    so i got Cydia updated and when it was finished it says complete and theres a reboot device button and it wont work cant turn the ipod 4g off or back out of Cydia or reboot device its froze up solid on the update screen anyone know what i can do to fix this issue thanx

  32. Olddan says:

    Never jailbreaked anything before and your guide makes everything really easy. Worked at the first try with a 3GS. Thank you very much !

  33. Weng Joon says:

    I have also this problem “My phone is 3gs and i am stuck at “waiting for device to reboot” it’s been 15mins now can someone help”

  34. Weng Joon says:

    I have also this problem “My phone 3gs and i am stuck at “waiting for device to reboot” been 15mins now can someone help”

  35. Luis says:

    So this means at the end i will loose my upgrade to 6.1.6?

    and if that’s true? what iam actually losing?

  36. helpme says:

    hello, i tried to jailbreak my iPod touch 4g with ios 6.1.6
    i used redsn0w and p0sixspwn .
    on redsn0w i got a faillure message: “exploit failed” and on p0sixspwn : “p0sixspwn has stpooed working”
    i downloaded the correct ipsw files ( 6.0 ) and the correct version of iTunes but it doesn’t work , please help me !

  37. jay says:

    whenever i go to search button cydia cannot find posixspwn nothing is being shown whatshould i do

  38. Ayush says:

    Thanks man…. it worked for me….!!

  39. Ayush says:

    Thanks man…. it worked for me….!! :P

  40. bentley says:

    i tried to do it on my ipod 4 and it said exploit failed what do i do ?????

  41. jan says:

    Thank you! It worked exactly as described :)

  42. Coop says:

    Okay, So everything worked, I load with a pinapple. One proble: When I get to the home screen, Cydia is not there, What do I do?

  43. Alex says:

    Not able to find p0sixspwn in cydia. Adding source times out.

  44. ellen says:

    I get that the IPSW is unsupported…I have even tried an older version of redsnow..which combination of redsnOw and ipsw works for ipod touch 4g? version 6.16?

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