Whereas iPhone 5 and 4S buyers are still unable to jailbreak iOS6 on their devices, users owning previous models of the device can get that done without any hassle. The jailbreak solution for iOS6 on iPhone 4 has been available for some time now, but the long and anxious wait for the solution that jailbreaks iPhone 5 has confused users to the extent many have stopped jailbreaking their devices, even if the procedure and software is flawless and widely available.
jailbreak your iPhone 4 you don’t have to wait for the solution
compatible with iOS 6 on iPhone 5 and 4S, which are A5 devices. Your
iPhone 4 is an A4 generation device. This step-by-step guide explains
how to jailbreak your iPhone 4 using the iPhone Dev Team software,
called Redsn0w. This is one of the most reliable jailbreaking solutions
in the market today, however always make sure you are downloading the
software from the official website of Redmondpie.
First of all,
using Redsn0w and Cydia implies a tethered jailbreak of iOS6 on A4
devices. This means you have to plug your iPhone 4 into a computer when
turned on. The difference between a tethered and an untethered iPhone 4
jailbreak are discussed in a separate post. Please read that before you
jailbreak your device.
The latest version of Redsn0w (at this
point this is 0.9.15b1) brings several new perks to the table making
jailbreaking your iPhone 4 insanely easy. Unlike older versions, you
don’t have to actually download and point the app to the iOS6 IPSW
because the most recent Redsn0w version will recognize the software you
have previously installed on your iPhone. It will download and start the
jailbreaking by itself.
Step 1: download Redsn0w from the official Redmondpie website and update your A4 device to iOS6.
2: start Redsn0w and make sure you are running it in Administrator mode
(Windows) or start it by Ctrl+Click on the icon and select Open from
its menu (OS X Mountain Lion).
Step 3: Click Jailbreak, select
Cydia and then go into DFU mode. At this moment, Redsn0w will start your
jailbreak using a limera1n exploit. When the software is done you have
to select “Autoboot this device when it connects in DFU mode”. Your
device will reboot and you will notice the Cydia icon on your home