iPhone Jailbreak 4s on 6.1.3

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Learylvr., May 7, 2015.

  1. Learylvr. macrumors regular

    Learylvr.

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    Hi everyone,
    I've always wanted to try jailbreaking an IPhone and I decided to give it a try on my old 4s running 6.1.3. I used to flash ROMS on my androids 3 or 4 years ago, so why not an old 4s? I only use the 4s for a remote for my tv and music. Would someone be kind enough to post the correct link for me to jailbreak my 4s? Would much be appreciated . I would prefer any way without using my laptop, but if there's no other option, I'll pull the laptop out. I figure if I totally Bork the 4s, I'm not losing much.
    Is there any major thing I should do or know first? Most of the articles I've found on jailbreaking the 4s, are very old or not for a 4s running 6.1.3. I'll read anything you suggest. I just didn't want to read or do anything that no longer works. Thanks for the help/links or advice.
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Evasi0n was the jailbreak for iOS 6. But they only covered up to 6.1.2.

    6.1.3 did not get jailbroken until shortly after they released a jailbreak for iOS 7.

    I believe the one you want to find is Redsnow, but I'm not sure.

    I never needed it at the time because I was on 6.1 when the iOS 7 jailbreak was released.

    A far as things to know, I would suggest that you make sure your device is updated through iTunes instead of an over the air update.

    Also, you are going to need the laptop. Modern jailbreaks execute from a program running on the laptop while your phone is connected to the laptop.

    You may need a certain version of iTunes as well as I am not sure that later versions are compatible. Most jailbreaks communicate with the phone through iTunes.

    If you find the jailbreak for your version it should have all those details in there.

    P.S. While similar, it is not the same as flashing ROMs. A badly flashed ROM can brick the device. You can always restore your iPhone if something goes sideways. Jailbreaks are only giving you access to the underlying filesystem with authority to do things you ordinarily cannot.
     
  3. Learylvr. thread starter macrumors regular

    Learylvr.

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    Thank you very much for all that very useful info. I will look into finding the Redsnow link. When you say I need to update through iTunes are you talking about updating the IOS before I jailbreak? I'll keep reading around this forum to make sure I have all the Info I need before I attempt to Jailbreak. Appreciate the info.. thx again.
     
  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Right. One of the issues with later jailbreaks was that they failed because the user had previously updated OTA (Over the Air) to their current version of iOS.

    I'm not sure what the last version of iOS is that the iPhone 4 can run, but if you can restore via iTunes to 6.1.3 then I would suggest that. If iOS 7 is the latest version then you have two options. You can either stay at 6.1.3 and attempt a jailbreak, or you can restore to iOS 7 and jailbreak. 7.1.2 was the last version and it's jailbreakable by Pangu.

    Unless you want to update to iOS 7 then I wouldn't worry overmuch about updating/restoring. Just find the jailbreak for 6.1.3 and run it.

    EDIT: For some reason I thought you had a 4, not a 4s. Stay on 6.1.3 and find the jailbreak. If you have to restore it's going to force you to 8.3 which is not jailbreakable.
     
  5. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    p0sixspwn will jailbreak iOS 6.1.3 and up.

    With the iPhone 4s, if you restore it in iTunes it will be updated to iOS 8.3 (current version) which is fine, but has no jailbreak and is significantly slower than iOS 6. If I were you, I'd leave it as it is because iOS 6 is smooth and stable. Jailbreaking it is fun, but if it gets messed up its off to iOS 8.

    If you do accidentally muck it up, you might give Semi-Restore a shot before using iTunes so you can keep iOS 6 on it.
     
  6. Learylvr. thread starter macrumors regular

    Learylvr.

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    Wow! Thanks for all the very useful information.. I will try and stay with 6.1.3 and see what happens.. Wanted to try jailbreaking for a couple of years now. I figure I have nothing to lose trying it on my 4s and maybe it will give me the confidence to jailbreak my 6+. thanks again, I feel pretty confident in giving it a try now. Thanks so much for the link in case I do muck it up. Lol
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    It is considerably easier than when I first started in December 2011. And back then it was pretty easy.

    Basically, you connect your phone, the JB app detects the phone, you run the jailbreak. Your phone restarts once or twice and odd but not unexplainable things happen on your screen. Some JB apps install an app on the iDevice itself and you're told "push the big button on your iDevice" when appropriate. During cleanup those apps which are there only for the JB are wiped. Just depends on the jailbreak you use.

    All pretty idiotproof and easy now.

    Good luck! :D
     
  8. Learylvr. thread starter macrumors regular

    Learylvr.

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    Thanks again, I'm about to try it now. It's been an awful couple of weeks, had to put 14 year old 4 legged best friend to sleep. Feeling more focused and ready to try now. Thx, you guys have given me the confidence to say WTH and try it.. Will let u know how it goes. Really appreciate the replies.
     

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