Jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 Using Redsn0w – Tethered

iOS 6.1.3 has now been released, complete with fixes for no less than 6 security flaws, 4 of which have resulted in the jailbreak tool evasi0n not working on this firmware.  If you haven’t upgraded your firmware, don’t do it because you will lose the jailbreak. If you have updated a newer device to 6.1.3 you cannot downgrade and re-jailbreak using evasi0n.  However, if you have an A4 or older device you can jailbreak on iOS 6.1.3 using Redsn0w, a tethered tool. So, for anyone who has a pre A5 device, here’s how to jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 :

Supported Devices :

Redsn0w is compatible with the iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4 and iPhone 3GS. Make sure your device is running on iOS 6.1.3 before you start.

About Redsn0w :

Redsn0w is one of the most popular utilities to ever hit the jailbreak scene. First released back in 2008 by its creator, the iPhone Dev Team, Redsn0w used to be called QuickPWN but the name was soon changed. Redsn0w is one of the more versatile of the early tools as it supports both Mac and Windows operating systems and it provides untethered and tethered options.

Unfortunately, the untethered jailbreak options are limited to the iPhone 4 or earlier running on iOS versions up to 5.1.1. Anything newer than this can only use Redsn0w to carry out a tethered jailbreak.  Support for the iPhone 4, 4S and 5 are as follows:

  • iPhone 4 – iOS 3.1.3 to 6.1.3
  • iPhone 4S – iOS 5 to 5.1.1
  • iPhone 5 – Not Supported on iOS 6 – iOS 7 [awaiting release from iPhone Dev]

Redsn0w is regularly updated to take advantage of any exploits discovered in the iOS firmware. The latest version of Redsn0w is 0.9.15b3. If you have a pre A5 device, you can use Redsn0w to jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 although it will be a tethered utility.  You can also use it to downgrade back to iOS 6.1.2 and then use evasi0n to jailbreak untethered.  Anything on an A5 or A6 processor cannot be downgraded or jailbroken using Redsn0w, not even tethered.

How to Jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 using Redsn0w :

  1. Download iOS 6 IPSW from here
  2. Download RedsnOw 0.9.15b3 Redsn0w-0.9.15 extra
  3. Open up Redsn0w, select Extras then Select IPSW. redsnow-0.9.15 select ipsw redsn0w
  4. Direct Redsn0w to the iOS 6 IPSW you downloaded earlier
  5. Now, from the main screen in Redsn0w just select Jailbreak and make sure you follow the instructions that will appear on the screen.
  6. When you are asked to, click to install Cydia.
  7. Next you will be asked to place your device into DFU mode – Redsn0w will give you full instructions on how to do this. ( Image below – iPhone 5 not supported for 6.1.3 jailbreak . For instructions purposes only) how to dfu mode iphone 5
  8. Redsn0w should now start the tethered jailbreak process on your device. This should take no more than a couple of minutes to complete. You will see codes running on the screen of your phone as shown below . redsnow-running-codes-redsn0w-Optimized
  9. If you face the problem of “Failed to Decrypt Kernel” , follow this article to fix the issue with your jailbreak .

Rebooting your Device :

Don’t forget that this jailbreak is tethered. Should your device reboot or you lose power to it, you will be stuck on the Apple logo. All you need to do is connect up your iPod or iPhone to your computer, open Redsn0w, select Extras and then click on Just boot.  Your device will now boot up jailbroken again.


Tip : Alternative Jailbreak Tutorials for 6.1.3 jailbreak listed here .

Update : Apple has released iOS 7 beta firmware to developers for testing purpose. iOS 7 brings lot of interface changes and animation that are simply awesome. It also makes your iOS device faster and get more usable features like blocking unknown phone numbers and making voice facetime calls over cellular data network . You can get iOS 7 features on a jailbroken iPhone following the tutorial here . If you want to upgrade to iOS 7 , without a developers account , this tutorial will help you .




  1. i was jailbreaking iphone 4 software 7.0.4 Software was Crashed Now which software I should Install in my Iphone ??

  2. i have iphone 3gs, ios 5.0.1, baseband 06.15, It is already been jailbroken and unlocked. i want to upgrade my ios 5.0.1 to above ios 6.x.x, Is it possible? if yes then how?

  3. when restart 3gs not run carrier no Sim found install 6.1.3 downgrade 6.0.0 install cydia,downgrade and install i pad basement reboot.plz help

  4. i have iPhone 3Gs , ios 6.1.3 .
    every time it crashs while preparing ramdisk for jailbreak !!
    please help me !

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  5. i downgraded my iphone 4(rev) from 7.0.4 to 6.1.3 and now while using redsn0w i am continuously getting the ‘failed to decypr kernel error…what should i do?

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  6. i did everything like i was supposed to but there is no cydia on my phone.. i rebooted it and ‘just rebooted’ and selected ipsw and my phone was showing that jailbreak is dowloading… but still no cydia on my iphone 3gs 6.1.3.

  7. I did everything indicated above, my iphone 4 GSM running on IOS 6.1.3 is working fine but it says NO SERVICE.
    I have surfed a number of sites and tutorials on how to fix this but to avail……………please help

  8. hay.
    im using iphone 3gs with ultrasn0w. after jailbreaking to ios 6.1.3 cydia crashes and all installed cydia apps wil be removed, and didnt get network.
    is there any way to get bloobs of other ipsw files which are not saved to cydia..

    1. I had a similar issue when i first jailbroke my iphone 3gs. what I did was I uninstalled cydia and rebooted my phone so that I could re Jailbreak it.

      Put your phone into DFU MODE before opening Redsn0w.go to Extras and select the 6.0 IPSW. go back and then Jailbreak and install cydia and install ipad baseband. after installation is finished turn off phone and prepare to reboot again.
      Again.put your phone into DFU mode and go to Extras.Select IPSW 6.0 and go back. This tisn0wme go to Just Boot. Reboot. Open up cydia and search for ultrasn0w 6.0.1 fixer. install. then find ultrasn0w. let it install. stick in your sim . and you should be good. hope this helps.

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  9. I have a cdma iphone 4 ios 6.1.3 and i did all the steps correct, i got the 6.0 ipsw and did everything it said, i selected the correst ipsw for jailbreaking and for just boot, i even syncedmy ihpone before each of them and still every time i open cydia it says “preparing filesystem” and then reboots my phone. can some one please help

  10. i tried jailbreaking my iphone 3gs, imei:012572005602879, it was formerly on ios4.1through itunes to ios6.1.3 and then i tried jailbreaking it wit redsnow,got to the step where i had to put it in dfu mode, i did and was told that my phone doesn’t support untetherd connection. Plis wat does dat mean and wot can i do

    1. Support for the iPhone 4, 4S and 5

      iPhone 4 – iOS 3.1.3 to 6.1.3
      iPhone 4S – iOS 5 to 5.1.1
      iPhone 5 – Not Supported on iOS 6 – iOS 7 [awaiting release from iPhone Dev]


  11. Hey Im using iphone3gs ios 6.1.3 and which version of redsnow should i use? Cause it says unsupported IPSW

  12. I use iPhone4 iOS6.1.3 which i need to download for my phone it have :
    6.0.0 (4 GSM): iPhone3,1_6.0_10A403_Restore.ipsw
    6.0.0 (4): iPhone3,2_6.0_10A403_Restore.ipsw
    6.0.0 (4 CDMA): iPhone3,3_6.0_10A403_Restore.ipsw

    1. I was having the same problem. This is what I did to fix problem. After following all the steps on red snow and your phone reboots click back until it’s at main screen (jailbreak or extras) click extras, click select IPSW, select firmware again it will load then click just reboot. When phone boots back up cydia app will be there after about 5 seconds.

  13. hi everybody.

    it works, i just did the jailbreak using the 6.0.1 A403 restore. however, i was trying and tryin and finally works. i have cydia installed!! mi device is an ipod 4 with ios6.1.3

  14. i tried ”Just Boot option but it is stopping and lack at Pineapple logo even Evis0n says DONE!! :'( i exited that mode but no cydia appears:'( why help me T^T

  15. UPDATE :- When I started jailbreaking , I selected install cydia and show battery % . Everything worked fine but when I tried to just boot it didnt work . After a few tries I gave up . But i can still reboot my ipod untethered and it has battery % shown . Is my ipod jailbroken or not ?!?

  16. Everything EXCEPT installation of cydia happens perfectly .. and when i try to just boot the program stops working

  17. i had jailbroken my ipod 4g 32 gb on 5.1.1 earlier now it got upgraded to 6.1.3 i had irmware 6.1.2 ipsw can it be downgraded as i don’t have shsh blobs saved for 6.1.2? and i have heard that tethered jbreak is available for it will it be permanent or it goes away when i reboot my idevice

  18. the issue of ipsw 6.1.2 not recognized by this version of redsnow will be solved by right clicking and changed the compatibility to present win OS…

  19. Hello (im french)
    its because i try this.. all work perfect… but when i unlock the screen.. i found no cydia… nothing as change.. i try many times… nothing :( help me pleze i have
    ipod touch 4g on 6.1.3

  20. I have jailbroken my phone in the past, but now that I have the 6.1.3 update I can’t. when I download the 6.0 ipsw my computer doesn’t have the file for me to convert my phone back to jailbreak. Please Help!!

    1. Some how, my Sync settings are now brekon. My desktop now requires me to enter a passphrase that I don’t have (probably some application-specific).Guess I have to delete my sync data at Google and set it up again… of cause, no data is lost (it’s on the desktop), but it waste my time.

  21. I am using iphone 4 6.1.3 ios 。Instead of using ios 6.0 ,can i use ios 6.1.2 to complete this ? NEED HELP PLEASE….

  22. some problem is here when i m reboot my iphone 3gs than cydia and safari is not working so plzzzzzz help me…

  23. i have iphone4,and its version is 6.1.3,i will jailbreak with redsnow, so i can download ios 6.1.3 ipsw,
    so it will jailbreak work successfully?
    please reply soon
    thank u

  24. If u have ios 6.1.2 shsh blobs u can stich a firmware file using snow breeze and once it has been restored by iTunes it automatically untether jailbreaks UR ipod

  25. How Much Time Should I wait in “waiting For Reboot” ?
    Because I think I stucked there :'(

  26. Ok. To clear a few things up with EVERYONE;

    1) iphone5crazy, no you can’t. Sorry. Just wait for iOS7 and the proper jailbreak to be released.

    2) Everyone with problems about jailbreaking, be sure you are using the iOS6 ipsw, and not 6.1.3.

    If 6.0 isn’t working, try 6.0.1 and up also until you get a working one. It really shouldn’t matter.

  27. I also keep getting the message, “won’t decrypt kernel.” Does anyone out there have a fix? Thanks in advance!

      1. Is it possible for someone to send the 6.1.2 ipsw file for iphone 4 GSM to someone over the internet since they’re not available from Apple? I just bought a used iphone 4, but the idiot salespeople decided to upgrade all of their used phones to the more recent ios before selling. Not too brilliant.

  28. Worked for me and ive done it about three times. The trouble is after ive been using it and put it in to sleep, like literally just turn the screen off, when i try to turn it on it doesnt work, i try rebooting from redsnow with ios 6 ipsw but that doesnt work like usual. Any ideas.

      1. i use iphone 4 (gsm) firmware iPhone3,2(not 3,1 or 3,3 of course)_6.1.3_10B329_Restore.ipsw. i tried ipsw 6.0,6.0.1,6.1.2, none of them works. in 3rd step there’s error message : exploit failed. any idea? tx.

  29. I just bought an iphone 5. Will apple still sign IOS 6.1.2 if I do a manual restore from stock 6.1 to 6.1.2?

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