Follow This iOS 6.1 Upgrade Path to Ensure Jailbreak Compatibility

Cydia-iOS-Devices-iPad-iPhoneApple dropped the iOS 6.1 software update just hours ago, but follow this guide before upgrading to the latest version if you plan to jailbreak your device in the near future.

Remember that the following devices will not support this jailbreak, since they aren’t compatible with iOS 6.1 in the first place: iPhone (first-gen), iPhone 3G, iPod touch (second-gen), iPod touch (third-gen), the original iPad and Apple TV 3. Follow your upgrade path ahead.

  • iPhone 5: Safe to update to iOS 6.1 by doing a full restore and upgrade through iTunes. Backing up your device to iTunes or iCloud first is highly recommended. Jailbreak developers have advised against doing an over-the-air update (through Settings > Software Update) to get to iOS 6.1.
  • iPhone 4 / 4S / 3GS: Safe to update to iOS 6.1 by doing a full restore and upgrade through iTunes. Backing up your device to iTunes or iCloud first is highly recommended. Jailbreak developers have advised against doing an over-the-air update (through Settings > Software Update) to get to iOS 6.1.
  • iPod touch (fourth-gen / fifth-gen): Safe to update to iOS 6.1 by doing a full restore and upgrade through iTunes. Backing up your device to iTunes or iCloud first is highly recommended. Jailbreak developers have advised against doing an over-the-air update (through Settings > Software Update) to get to iOS 6.1.
  • iPad 2 / iPad (third-gen) / iPad (fourth-gen) / iPad mini: Safe to update to iOS 6.1 by doing a full restore and upgrade through iTunes. Backing up your device to iTunes or iCloud first is highly recommended. Jailbreak developers have advised against doing an over-the-air update (through Settings > Software Update) to get to iOS 6.1.

Keep an eye on the iFans blog and official Twitter feed for the latest jailbreak developments, plus the latest Cydia tweaks and utilities that you’ll want to install when your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is finally jailbroken. The iOS 6.1 jailbreak should be released on Sunday, so keep checking back. In the meantime, it’s time to sit back and relax.

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