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Install Custom Boot Logos on iOS 6 Using Redsn0w [How-To Guide]

In a rather pleasant development concerning the jailbreak scene, the official tethered jailbreak for iOS 6 has been released which makes it a good time to post a tutorial on how to install custom boot logos on iOS 6. When it comes to customizing your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, one of the most popular methods is to install custom boot logos. It may seem like a simple tweak but it adds a whole lot of personality to your iOS device. There is a good deal of custom boot logos which can be found over the net or if you prefer you can choose to make your own using any image editing software. Below is the tutorial on How to Install Custom Boot Logos on iOS 6 Using Redsn0w.

Install Custom Boot Logos on iOS 6

Before You Install Custom Boot Logos on iOS 6:

  • Since the iOS 6 jailbreak is only available for A4-based devices, this tutorial is only applicable for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and iPod touch 4G.
  • It is important to bear in mind that this tutorial is for entertainment purposes only. Since the iOS 6 jailbreak is currently tethered, you will only see the custom boot logo during the first reboot. Custom boot logos are far more useful for untethered jailbreaks.

Steps on How to Install Custom Boot Logos on iOS 6 Using Redsn0w:

  1. First, you will need to download the latest Redsn0w tool. Download RedSn0w v0.9.15b2 using the link.
  2. Of course, before you can use this tutorial you will need to have jailbroken iOS 6 into your iPhone or iPod touch using Redsn0w. In case you haven't yet, you can refer to our iOS 6 jailbreak guide.
  3. For this step, you will need to find the boot logo which you will use to load into you iDevice. If you have been brushing up on your Google-fu skills, you should have no problem finding custom logos over the web. But of course you may also create your own logo using tools like Photoshop. Just make sure that the format is in .png with the following dimensions:
  4. iPhone 4 / iPod Touch 4G: 640px by 960px
    iPhone 3GS: 320px by 480px

  5. Launch the latest version of Redsn0w which you have downloaded in Step 1. From the main screen, click the Extras button.
  6. Redsn0w Extras

  7. On the next screen, click Even More, then Preferences.
  8. Redsn0w Even More Preferences

  9. At the Preferences menu, you should see the Boot Logo button. Click it and browse for the boot logo that you wish to use, click Open.
  10. Redsn0w Custom Boot Logo
    Redsn0w Browse for boot logo

  11. Click the button twice and you should be back at the Extras menu, click the Just Boot button, follow the DFU mode instructions, and when your device reboots, you should be able to see your custom boot logo appear.

Again, the only instance that you will see your custom boot logo is during the first reboot given that the jailbreak for iOS 6 is currently tethered. So this tutorial is for the purposes of sharing information and entertainment. Once the untethered jailbreak for iOS 6 is released, the process of installing custom boot logos on iOS 6 should still be the same.

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    Codeyellow128 years, 7 months ago

    Will it work if I used evasi0n the first time?

    Tosti8 years, 8 months ago

    It’s also useful if you’ve got the old BR cause its not tethered