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How to jailbreak an iPhone 5, 4S or 4 in iOS 6 (including iOS 6.1.3)

Christopher Breen and David Price | Aug. 23, 2013
How to install unauthorised apps by jailbreaking your iPhone 5, 4S or 4 in iOS 6

What you choose to install is entirely up to you. Some people choose to install OpenSSH so that they can remotely access the device's file system via a standard FTP client. However, if you enable this feature, be sure to change your device's root password from the default "alpine," which is used by all iOS devices. Fail to do so and others around you could hack into your device. To learn how to change the password, tap the Root Password How-To link on Cydia's About screen.

How to jailbreak an iPhone in iOS 6.1.3
Finally, what about iOS 6.1.3? The Evasi0n method was disabled in the iOS 6.1.3 update, as we mentioned earlier, so if you've kept updating to the latest version of iOS you may not be able to use Evasi0n at all. (On older devices it may work initially and then disappear when you power down.) But you can always depend on the jailbreaking community to find ways around Apple's defences, and there are already some methods out there that you can use to jailbreak an iPhone in iOS 6.1.3. We've not used this service so can't personally vouch for its reliability. But if you're keen, it's an option.

Mike Tutor, on his blog, gives his highest recommendation to a tool called Jailbreak Unlock. [Once again: proceed at your own risk!] Tutor says the jailbreaking process takes less than five minutes. It's not cheap, mind you, and will set you back $19.95 for the standard membership. If you've tried the service, get in touch and let us know how things went, and whether you'd reommend it. Alternatively, feel free to suggest your own favoured jailbreaking tools.


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