Failed to decrypt kernel fix for iPod Touch 4G – Easy and quick solution

Failed to decrypt kernel  fix – Why this is happening?

Failed to decrypt kernel error code mostly appears on users that are new on the jailbreaking community, but generally it is a error that most of us encountered.

Today we will focus on the iPod Touch 4G and why the Failed to decrypt kernel error appears during the jailbreaking procedure of 6.1.3 iOS version. This error appears when you are trying to Jailbreak the 6.1.3 iOS version with Redsn0w, but you haven’t choose the correct IPSW file for your iDevice.


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Fix Failed to decrypt kernel – Requirements and tools

Before starting the jailbreaking procedure, you will need the following tools and files:

  • Latest Redsn0w 0.9.15b3 version (Download Area for Redsn0w)
  • The 6.0 IPSW file for iPod Touch 4G, the file should be like “iPod4,1_6.0_10A403_Restore.ipsw”
  • Mac OS X or Windows computer (It can work on Linux machines as well, but it needs a lot of preparation)
  • iPod Touch 4G with 6.1.3 iOS version installed

Having all the above you will be able to jailbreak 6.1.3 iOS version on iPod Touch 4G in only a few minutes. If you have an iOS version lower than 6.1.3 iOS version, you can perform an untethered jailbreak with Evasi0n.

Tutorial to fix Failed to decrypt kernel error

  1. Launch Redsn0w (0.9.15b3) and plug your iPod Touch 4G to your computer. If iTunes auto-launches close it.
  2. Click on the “Extra” and then on “Select IPSW”. Then choose the “iPod4,1_6.0_10A403_Restore.ipsw” file you downloaded and let Redsn0w to identify your firmware.
  3. Click on “Back” and then on “Jailbreak” button. Redsn0w will ask you to place your iPod Touch 4G into DFU mode and then make sure to check “Install Cydia” option.
  4. Leave Redsn0w to jailbreak 6.1.3 iOS version to your iPod Touch, it might take up to 10 minutes.

Redsn0w will complete the jailbreaking procedure without the Failed to Decrypt kernel error, and you will be informed that this jailbreak is tethered (“Just boot” option under “Extras” menu).

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