Apple’s iOS 6 Beta 4 Confirmed to be Jailbroken Using Current RedSn0w
Apple recently released iOS 6 beta 4
with several minor changes, including the omission of the stock YouTube app
. iOS 6 is expected to make its public debut alongside the next-generation iPhone but for now it’s in the hands of developers.
For those of you who have access to the beta, you might be glad to know that the latest update can be jailbroken using the current version of the popular RedSn0w tool. The popular hacker and front man of the iPhone Dev Team, MuscleNerd, confirmed that the current version of RedSn0w (0.9.13 dev 3) on Mac and Windows will in fact jailbreak iOS 6 beta 4. Users just have to remember to point RedSn0w to the iOS 6 beta 3 IPSW file.
Just to clarify, the jailbreak is tethered and is even more limited than normal because Cydia won’t even be installed. Some might wonder what the benefit for jailbreaking the iOS 6 beta might be if that’s the case. Currently it is for developers who want to update their Cydia packages for the new OS and test compatibility. The rest of us will have to continue to be patient to wait for a stable public release in the upcoming months.
As of right now, iOS 5.1.1 is the most up to date firmware version that is compatible with a full untethered jailbreak. To learn more, check out our jailbreak assistant