I have a jailbroken iPad 2 (A1395) running Version 5.0.1 (9A405).

If I update to 6.0.1, can I jailbreak untethered?

Will I have to re-install all my Cydia apps & settings, or do they get backed up and restored?

Confused by too many Google results!


3 Answers 3


This is no longer true; Both answers were written before evasi0n came out. Now it's more than possible to JB 6.x devices, in fact up to 6.1.1/6.1.2.

As for backing up, you don't need to back up Cydia - it gets reinstalled anyway. What I would back up are any manually installed (i.e. hackulous-type) apps you may have (cd to /var/mobile/Applications, then do a tar)

  • So (1) back up /var/mobile/Applications; (2) then upgrade to ios6 via iTunes; (3) then apply evasi0n; and (4) restore those apps?
    – d0g
    Mar 6, 2013 at 18:04

Found some good info here as well:


Short answer: No.


Dont do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you upgrade you will kill any chance (at present of jailbreaking). I did mine last year without thinking and have regretted it ever since. stay with ios 5.1. Trust me there is no benefit at all in upgrading only losses

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