How to Prepare Your Device for iOS 6.1 Untethered Jailbreak [Must Read]
It certainly is one of the most exciting moments in the history of jailbreaking, if you don't know what's up, then you need to brush up on your jailbreak news. Courtesy of Planetbeing and Pimskeks' hard work, along with Pod2g and MuscleNerd, the highly-anticipated iOS 6 untethered jailbreak may or may not drop this coming Super Bowl Sunday. While it is not 100% confirmed, things are looking good and we can surely expect the jailbreak to drop sooner, rather than later. It is always exciting whenever a new jailbreak drops, but before you start pondering which jailbreak apps and tweaks to install, it is always best to be prepared for. This is How to Prepare Your Device for the iOS 6.1 Untethered Jailbreak.
Steps on How to Prepare Your Device for the iOS 6.1 Untethered Jailbreak:
- Make Sure That Your Device is Supported. There is no point on being excited if your device is not even supported to begin with. Fortunately, the upcoming iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak supports more devices than ever. Yes, even the very recent devices like the iPhone 5 and iPad mini are supported. If you have a newer device, then chances are high that it is supported. Of course, your device must be able to run iOS 6. Instead of showing you a list of supported devices, it is best if we enumerate to you the unsupported ones.
- iPhone 2G
- iPhone 3G
- iPod Touch 1G
- iPod touch 2G
- iPod touch 3G
- iPad 1
- Apple TV 3
If you have these devices, then I'm afraid you won't be able to partake in the latest untethered jailbreak experience. Perhaps, it's high-time that you upgrade.Make Sure That You Backup Important Data. Definitely one of the most cumbersome tasks when it comes to restoring to new firmware (assuming that you're still rocking the iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak like me) is the fact that you have to backup your iPhone's data. This is especially true if you have many important contents on your device. Fortunately, Apple has made it easier for users to backup their data. In this case, you can simply use iTunes or iCloud to backup your device. The sooner you do this step, the better.
As for your jailbreak apps and tweaks, there are several utilities that you can use to back them up. Perhaps the most prominent one is the PkgBackup tool.Restore Your Device to iOS 6.1 But Not Using OTA Updates. This step depends whether you would want to restore now before the jailbreak releases or not. By restoring to iOS 6.1 now, you will be able to setup your device properly, and simply wait for the jailbreak to drop. However, holding off on the upgrade is understandable for those who are currently jailbroken. But if you are going to restore to iOS 6.1, it is highly imperative that you download the iOS 6.1 IPSW and use iTunes for a clean restore. The Evad3rs team have recommended this method in order to avoid any future problems regarding the iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak. Again, I can't stress this enough: DO NOT update to iOS 6.1 via OTA (over the air) which is essentially updating through the device itself.
Save Your SHSH Blobs. Just in case your experience in iOS 6.1 is less than stellar than what you have expected, then you will be able to downgrade if you have saved your SHSH blobs. If you are currently jailbroken, then Cydia has automatically saved your blobs. Otherwise, you can use Redsn0w to fetch the SHSH blobs currently saved on your device. Or as an alternative, you can use iFaith (Windows Only) to capture the blobs that are currently saved on your device.
As mentioned, the iOS 6.1 untethered jailbreak is expected to be released on Sunday, February 3. However, there is a good possibility that it will drop sooner, perhaps a day earlier. As per usual, you can trust that we will be providing an in-depth tutorial that will help you jailbreak iOS 6.1 on your device. So be sure to stay tuned to this blog.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback