A couple of days ago, we told you how iPhone Dev-Team member @MuscleNerd had already jailbroken iOS 6 beta 1 – apparently, he was able to “liberate” his iOS 6-powered iDevice just hours after the developer preview of the mobile operating system was released. Now, the Dev-Team has put @MuscleNerd’s work into its redsn0w jailbreak tool, releasing a developer-only version that has the power to jailbreak iOS 6 beta 1.
The news hit the Web in a post that appeared on the iPhone Dev-Team’s blog – the software, “redsn0w 0.9.13dev1,” is available to download from the Dev-Team’s website and is compatible with the following iDevices:
- iPod touch 4G
- iPhone4 (GSM)
- iPhone4 (CDMA)
However, there are a few points worth making. First, the iPhone Dev-Team has designed this release for developers only – that is, developers of jailbreak apps and tweaks. Because of this, the software won’t install the Cydia app on users’ iDevices, nor will it “hacktivate” iDevices during the jailbreak process.
Furthermore, unlockers should stay away from this jailbreak: “You will very likely lose your unlockable baseband if you try to install iOS 6,” the Dev-Team warns.
Finally, if you are a developer who plans to use this jailbreak to update packages for iOS 6, do be aware that this version of redsn0w can only provide a tethered jailbreak solution.
For more information, head over to the iPhone Dev-Team’s website – all the relevant information is available there. Below, we’ve included download links for both the OS X and Windows versions of redsn0w 0.9.13dev1.