There was a question in mind that Apple will surely patch the iOS 6 untethered jailbreak with upcoming 6.1.1 firmware and think that the Cupertino has started to block the exploit with the release of iOS 6.1.1 beta 1 to registered developers. Apart that the ongoing cat and mouse battle between Apple and the jailbreak utility scene took a huge swipe in favor of the latter on Monday, with the launch of the Evasi0n jailbreak tool. It’s an untethered in nature, means a better solution for iOS devices to jailbreak, once its applied, users could enjoy an uninterrupted experience. Now with the release of iOS 6.1.1b1 for devs, it was presumed Apple had – as it tends to do with all jailbreaks – patched the hole allowing for the userland exploit and subsequent jailbreak, but they haven’t, though they will likely patch it in the next beta version or at least before iOS 6.1.1 is publicly available.
Are you on iOS 6.1, then, it’s highly advised stay on it, reason it is a public release, and next Evsai0n is officially supported on all iOS devices by Evad3rs still 6.1 only, for now anyway. Here’s a full how-to guide to jailbreak iOS 6.1 untethered any iOS device if you haven’t already.
iOS 6.1.1 is currently on beta stage, and is of course developer seeder. It’s not as though anybody can upgrade by accident, but those Cydia devs looking to test jailbreak tweaks on this initial release of 6.1.1 iOS can now do so by jailbreaking their devices on iOS 6.1.1 using the method posted below. It is only compatible with A4 powered devices (iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod touch 4) only.
Here we got the full step by step tutorial. The system involves using Redsn0w to perform a tethered jailbreak, and then changing iOS version number in SystemVersion.plist to trick Cydia’s iOS 6+ untether files to offer an unmanned break on 6.1.1.
What you need:
- Redsn0w 0.9.15b3 [Windows / Mac]
- An iPhone 4, 3GS or iPod touch 4 running iOS 6.1.1 beta 1. (from iOS Dev Center)
- iFile, the jailbreak file exploring tool which can be downloaded via Cydia.
- The original iOS 6.0 IPSW for your device. You can downlowd iOS 6 from here.
How-to jailbreak iOS 6.1.1 tethered:
Step 1: Connect A4-powered iOS device to your computer.
Step 2: Open Redsn0w, point it to the iOS 6.0 IPSW by hitting “Extras” and then selecting “Select IPSW”, and then hit ‘jailbreak’ from the main window.
Step 3: Once the process is complete, select the iOS 6.0 IPSW once again, and select ‘just Boot’. Your iOS device is now jailbroken tethered and booted up on iOS 6.1.1 beta 1.
Continue to know how to jailbreak iOS 6.1.1 untethered:
Step 4: Now, install OpenSHH and iFile from Cydia, and head over to System/Library/CoreServices.
Step 5: Scroll down to the bottom, tap on SystemVersion.plist, and open with text viewer.
Step 6: In the .plist, look at the information at the bottom of the page in between the <string> </string> tags. It should say ‘6.1.1’. You’ll want to tap the Edit button in the top left-hand corner, and change that string to ‘6.1. Then, click Save, located in the top right-hand corner.
Step 7: Navigate to Cydia, locate evasi0n 6.0-6.1 untether, and install it. After a reboot, your device be untethered on iOS 6.1.1 beta 1. Either way, you can also install the untether manually using Evasi0n’s .deb file in iFile.
Once you’re all done, repeat steps 4 through 6 and change the version number back to 6.1.1 from 6.1.
Reminded once again, it’s important to note that further down the line of iOS 6.1.1 betas, Apple will surely call time on Evasi0n exploit. Apple to sourse and prevent the exploit will once more time be looking to make it as difficult as possible for the likes of the Evad3rs team to infiltrate, which that Evasi0n iOS 6.x jailbreak fully untethered did take almost five months this time around. ( via iMast777)