The iOS 6.1.1 beta 1 firmware was released by Apple this week and although many people thought for sure Apple had patched the exploit used by Evasi0n to Jailbreak iOS 6.x Untethered, the fruit company actually didn’t. This is not to say that in future beta iterations of iOS 6.1.1 Apple won’t patch the exploit, but as of right now iOS 6.1.1 beta 1 can still technically be Jailbroken Untethered.
If you have an A4 device such as the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS or iPod Touch 4th generation and want to Jailbreak iOS 6.1.1 beta Untethered you will be glad to know a workaround has been created by iMast777. As such, in this tutorial you will learn how to Jailbreak your A4 iOS device Untethered running iOS 6.1.1 beta 1 using RedSn0w and Evasi0n.
Jailbreak iOS 6.1.1 Beta 1 Untethered
Step 1) The first thing you will need to do is download RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 for either Mac OS X or Windows. You will also need to download your corresponding iOS 6 firmware file, and of course be running iOS 6.1.1 beta 1, which is available from the iOS Dev Center.
Download RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 for Windows
Download RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 for Mac OS X
Step 2) Once you have downloaded RedSn0w 0.9.15b3 you will need to extract it by right clicking on the zip file and then clicking the extract to folder option (on Mac OS X this should be done automatically).
When RedSn0w has been extracted, on Windows, find the redsn0w.exe file, right click on it and click the Run as administrator option (if applicable). On Mac OS X double click on the Redsn0w app. Keep in mind that to launch RedSn0w on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion you will need to hold down the control button, click the RedSn0w and then click the Open option.
Step 3) With RedSn0w up and running you will need to click the Extras button, followed by the Select IPSW button. Once you click the Select IPSW button, select your devices iOS 6.0 firmware file and then go back to the main menu and click the Jailbreak button. Simply follow the on-screen instructions presented to you to complete the Jailbreak.
Step 4) Once the Jailbreak has completed you will need to once again go into the Extras section and select your devices iOS 6.0 firmware file. Once you have selected it, click the Just Boot button and follow the on-screen instructions to boot your device into a Jailbroken state. You have to do this because right now it is a tethered Jailbreak.
Step 5) With your device Jailbroken you will be required to install iFile from Cydia.
Step 6) Once iFile has been installed, navigate to the following directory:
Step 7) When you are in the directory shown above find the SystemVersion.plist and open it in the text viewer.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and you should see something along the lines of:
You will want to change this to:
When this is done tap the save button in the top right hand corner of the screen.
Step 8) Once you have changed the version number, launch Cydia again and install the Evasi0n 6.0-6.1 Untether package. When this has installed reboot your device and you will have an Untethered Jailbreak on iOS 6.1.1 beta 1. The last thing you will need to do is repeat step 7 and change your firmware version number back to 6.1.1.
That’s it folks! Unfortunately this only works on A4 devices at the moment because it involves having to be Jailbroken tethered first. If Apple doesn’t patch Evasi0n’s exploit in the final release of iOS 6.1.1 then you can expect the tool to be updated. There is a very slim chance of this happening however, as Apple is likely trying to patch the bug as fast as possible.