Redsn0w: “Missing Keys.plist data for this build” Error [Fix]

Some of the users who updated to iOS 6.0.1 firmware are getting the error where redsn0w says “Missing Keys.plist data for this build” while trying to jailbreak or boot tethered. In error details, it mentions the build as 10A523. As an example, here is the screenshot of the error that appears for iPhone 3GS users:

Redsn0w Error: Missing Keys.plist data for this build

As you can guess, redsn0w seems to be unable to identify the iOS build that your device is running. So, either you are using and older version of redsn0w or the latest version as not yet been updated to add support for that build. Here is what I was using:

Device: iPhone 3GS

OS: iOS 6.0.1 (iPhone2,1_6.0.1_10A523)

Redsn0w version: 0.9.15 beta 3

How to Fix Redsn0w Missing Keys.plist Error

First, download latest version of redsn0w. At current, the latest version is Redsn0w 0.9.15b3 and it does not support iOS 6.0.1. This was the reason I received the error. In order to jailbreak iOS 6.0.1 with redsn0w 0.9.15 beta 3, you need to point redsn0w to iOS 6.0 instead of 6.0.1 IPSW. Follow the steps below:

Step 1: When you receive this error, click “Back” button to navigate back to Redsn0w main screen.

Or simply launch redsn0w. Windows users should run redsn0w.exe as administrator. OSX Mountain Lion users should Ctrl-Click->Open the redsn0w.

Step 2: Click on “Extras” button and then click on “Select IPSW”.

Step 3: Browse and select the iOS 6.0 firmware IPSW.

Step 4: After selecting the IPSW, navigate back to redsn0w main screen and click on “Jailbreak” button. Or if you were trying to boot tethered, navigate to “Extras” and click on “Just Boot” button.

This should resolve the issue in most cases.

The issue is that you are trying to use redsn0w for a version iOS that it does not currently support. So, you just need to select an older version that it supports.

Still facing the error? Let us know in comments, we’d be glad to help.


  1. miles says:
    mine wont let me boot on redsn0w tho so idk wat to do
  2. yassine says:
    i want sex with you
  3. sbranco says:
    Mine is giving me an error Missing Keys.plist data for this build: Build: iPhone3,1_6.0.1_10A523 but its not supported by 0.9.15b3 :S
  4. KevinASP says:
    ive tried this with both redsnow b2 and b3 and still continually get the error after switching ipsw fo 6.0. the pineapple pops up on both versions but only momentarily before turning back to the regular apple. also getting the error on my phone saying i need to peform a regular slide to power off and try again. Any help is greatly appreciated
  5. Tony says:
    I’m having the same problem as Kevin^^ with the pineapple appearing then switching back to the regular apple and acting like nothing happened. The only difference is i dont have the problem with the error popping up. please reply to this problem soon.
  6. Alex says:
    Even with IOS 6.0 firmware it still doesn’t work, it still says missing keys.plist

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