(Warning: This has been recommended by the iPhone Dev Team to stay “developer only.” Also, neither Today’s iPhone nor myself take any responsibility for anything you do to your own device. This will void your Apple warranty. You have been warned. Thank you.)
Well it hasn’t even been a full week and there is already a jailbreak (well kinda sorta) for iOS 6 beta. This jailbreak does NOT support all devices, and is recommended by the developers of it to be used only by developers looking to test their applications on iOS 6. The devices that are supported are of the A4 variety, excluding the iPad (as it did not receive iOS 6), also the iPhone 3GS is supported. If you are not a developer, it is advised that you stay clear of this, as there is no Cydia installed (it has not been updated for iOS 6). The only two things that will be installed are SSH and afc2, which are very useful but only if you know what you are doing. If you wish to continue, the source link at the bottom of the page has the RedSn0w download, and a list of instructions courtesy iDownloadBlog is below.
Step 1: Download and open RedSn0w 0.9.13dev1.
Step 2: Click Extras > Select IPSW, and point to your iOS 6 firmware file for your device.
Step 3: Click back and Click jailbreak. Place your device into DFU mode, and the jailbreak should begin. RedSn0w will prompt you to Install SSH. Make sure that option is checked, and click Next. the jailbreak will proceed until completion.
Step 4: Once on your Home screen, go back to RedSn0w and click Extras > Just boot. This will perform a tethered boot. You will need to place your device into DFU mode again to proceed.
Step 5: Once the tethered boot is completed, your device will go back to your Home screen. Congratulations, your device is now jailbroken. You can now use SSH, or another iPhone file navigation utility to browse the default file structure. This may allow you to install apps and tweaks manually if need be. Again, this is for advanced users only, as no GUI interface is there to help you through this process.
Again, this is recommended for developers only. Proceed at your own risk.
What do you think? Are you going to try this? Are you excited to see what jail breakers do with iOS 6? Let us know in the comments.
This article is presented for informational purposes only. Jailbreaking can void Apple’s iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad warranty. Any efforts or attempts at jailbreaking is done at the sole discretion of the user. Today’s iPhone assumes no liability or responsibility for any resulting user actions, software or hardware glitches or revocation of warranties. Proceed at your own risk.