How To Tethered Jailbreak iOS 6 : Install Cydia Manually


by cM Boy on October 14, 2012

If you have already updated to iOS 6 and own an A4 device and want a tethered jailbreak, you have come to the right place. We will show you how to manually install Cydia on your A4 device running iOS 6.

In case you already follow VeryRite on Facebook and Twitter and wondering we are posting this guide too late, well we were thinking iPhone Dev Team will release an updated version of Redsn0w for old device so they can do a tethered jailbreak while waiting for the untethered version. But they didn’t so we have to manually install Cydia on our iDevices.

In case you are wondering about the untethered jailbreak, we have already published a story which you find here. In short, the developers are close to the solution but of course it will still take some time to reach the public.

Lets jump into a little guide.

Compatible Devices:

Its a tethered jailbreak and is compatible with only A4 devices. More specifically, it will work on those devices that are capable of Limera1n exploit that includes iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 4G. Any other device other than the mentioned ones won’t support tethered jailbreak we are going to cover here.


Those who rely on some unlock solution should simply NOT follow this guide nor update to iOS 6.

Required Downloads:

You need to download latest Redsn0w and iOS 6 firmware file for your device.

We are assuming you have already installed iOS 6. In case you haven’t you need to download and install it first using iTunes. If you have already installed iOS 6 still you need the download firmware file.

How To Tethered Jailbreak iOS 6:

STEP 1: Launch Redsn0w and click on “Extras”.

redsn0w jailbreak

STEP 2: Click “Select IPSW”.

redsn0w ios 6

Browse where you have download iOS 6 firmware for your device.

jailbreak ios 6

Once done, it will show you a message saying successfully identified.

tethered jailbreak

STEP 3: Click on the back button to reach the first screen of Redsn0w and click on “Jailbreak”.

redsn0w jailbreak

STEP 4: Make sure “Install SSH” is selected and click Next.

redsn0w cydia

STEP 5: Put your device in DFU mode and let Redsn0w perform its process. Once done, it will show you a message “Tethered Jailbreak”.

cydia ios 6

Tethered Boot

STEP 6: As soon you reach lock screen on your iOS device, put it back in the DFU mode.

STEP 7: Click ‘back’ on Redsn0w and click on “Just Boot”. You will see a pineapple logo on your device indicating tethered boot. You devices will be booted up. You can close Redsn0w now.

redsn0w ios 6

Install Cydia

STEP 1: Go to Settings > WiFi on your iOS device. Tap on the blue arrow and find your IP Address which in our case is

iphone wifi

STEP 2: On your computer connected to the same WiFi, open Terminal app and type ssh root@[youripaddress] which in my case is ssh root@

terminal app

STEP 3: It will ask you for a password which by default is ‘alpine’

STEP 4: Now paste the following command in Terminal:

wget -q -O /tmp/ && chmod 755 /tmp/ && /tmp/

terminal mac

STEP 5: After a little time, your device will reboot and you will see Cydia installed on it.

iphone cydia


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