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  • How to Jailbreak your iPhone 5 or iOS 6.x iDevice with evasi0n


    NOTE: This guide is now outdated. The current guide uses evasi0n 7, and is at http://modmyi.com/content/13169-how-...evasi0n-7.html .

    {last updated March 12th, 2013}

    This Windows, OS X, and Linux guide will teach you how to jailbreak various devices using evasi0n. The current version of evasi0n is 1.5.3. Note this is an UNTETHERED JAILBREAK, meaning you can reboot your phone just like you normally would.

    This guide should be used with the following device/firmware combinations (if you're not sure, here's how to find your iOS firmware version and how to find your iOS device type):

    • iPhone 3GS | 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1, 6.1.2
    • iPhone 4 | 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1, 6.1.2
    • iPhone 4S | 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1, 6.1.1, 6.1.2
    • iPhone 5 | 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1, 6.1.2
    • iPod touch 4G | 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1, 6.1.2
    • iPod touch 5G | 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1, 6.1.2
    • iPad 2 | 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1, 6.1.2
    • The New iPad (third generation) | 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1, 6.1.2
    • iPad With Retina Display (fourth generation) | 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1, 6.1.2
    • iPad Mini | 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1, 6.1.2


    NOTE: The team that put together this jailbreak (@pimskeks, @planetbeing, @pod2g, and @MuscleNerd) IS accepting donations - please feel free to donate via PayPal if you're able! You can also do so on their website (same PayPal); scroll down and click the green Contribute button.

    NOTE: Before running the evasi0n jailbreak, you should fully back up your data via iCloud (Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > Back Up Now) or iTunes.

    If you are on a lower firmware version than iOS 6.1.2 (again, here's how to check), it is highly recommended you update your phone to iOS 6.1.2 BEFORE jailbreaking. If you haven't yet, you should do this through iTunes, NOT over the air (it's ok if you already have) by following this guide.


    Alright, let's assume you're now on iOS 6.1.2 (this guide will also work on iOS 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1, and 6.1.1, but it is best to update to 6.1.2) and backed up.

    Let's get started. First thing you'll need to do is download the version of evasi0n for your operating system:

    OS X evasi0n 1.5.3 at mod.my/evasi0nmac153.
    Windows evasi0n 1.5.3 at mod.my/evasi0nwin153.
    Linux evasi0n 1.5.3 at mod.my/evasi0nlin153.

    Double-click the zip file to unzip it if your browser didn't automatically unzip the file.



    Making sure your device is connected, and only one device, double-click evasi0n to launch it. You will see the evasi0n home screen, and evasi0n should tell you your device (and firmware version) is detected. Click the Jailbreak button to begin.



    evasi0n will tell you it is connecting to the device, then retrieving information from the device to generate Jailbreak data. This process can take a minute or two, be patient and don't press anything.





    evasi0n will then go through many status messages while it reboots and jailbreaks your device. This process also can take a few minutes. Do not touch or unplug the device during this process.

    Side note - the step saying "Uploading Cydia packages list..." is a brilliant move on the evad3rs part - it includes a recent list of all packages on default Cydia repositories, including ours, which means when millions of users open Cydia for the first time on their newly jailbroken devices, our servers are not immediately hit with large file downloads. Thanks to saurik for the idea and the evad3rs for the implementation!



    At the end of this process, evasi0n will let you know there is now a new Jailbreak icon on your iDevice, and to unlock your device and tap the icon. ONLY TAP THE ICON ONCE, LEAVING YOUR DEVICE CONNECTED.



    After doing so, evasi0n will run through more status messages as it continues to jailbreak your iDevice. Don't touch anything.



    Cydia is now on your iDevice! You can press Exit in evasi0n now - your jailbreak is complete.



    That's it! You're now holding a jailbroken device. Not too bad, eh?

    NOTE: If you get stuck on any of the following messages: "Initializing offsets, Finding offsets, patching kernel, or cleaning up," for more than 5 minutes, you can simply do a hard reboot (hold Power and Home buttons for 10-15 seconds until the iDevice restarts).
    This article was originally published in forum thread: How to Jailbreak your iPhone 5 or iOS 6.x iDevice with evasi0n started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 878 Comments
    1. miclwolf's Avatar
      miclwolf -
      unfortunately, thank you...I was hoping to be able to update to 6.1.2

      any idea when a jailbreak for 6.1.4 will come out? Will i be able to update to 6.1.4 and jailbreak at that time? Or will I always have to stay at 6.0.1....In other words...every time there is a new jailbreak, will apple have updated to a newer firmware and prevent me from option-click updating to the previous one and keeping my jailbreak?
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      when a new jail break comes out for an new iOS you need to update to that new iOS so you can take advantage of the jailbreak

      keep your eyes open here on this site for jailbreak news(it's always front page news), t

      follow these guys on Twiter:

      MuscleNerd
      pod2g
      chpwn
      p0sixninja

      these are just some of the guys to follow
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by miclwolf View Post
      unfortunately, thank you...I was hoping to be able to update to 6.1.2

      any idea when a jailbreak for 6.1.4 will come out? Will i be able to update to 6.1.4 and jailbreak at that time? Or will I always have to stay at 6.0.1....In other words...every time there is a new jailbreak, will apple have updated to a newer firmware and prevent me from option-click updating to the previous one and keeping my jailbreak?
      The next jail break wont be until iOS 7 is released. Then who knows how long it will take for a jailbreak to be released.

      Or what DSG said above. Hey bro!
    1. iH85CH001's Avatar
      iH85CH001 -
      sorry dude, there's no way to do that. if you restore or update now you will have to go to 6.1.4, and ultimately lose your jailbreak. You should have updated when Apple was still signing 6.1.2. You're out of luck now. sorry...
    1. johb's Avatar
      johb -
      Thanks to share jailbreak iPhone 5
    1. pauldafunk's Avatar
      pauldafunk -
      Quote Originally Posted by iAdamir View Post
      GUYS, how long does it takes after we touched the jailbreak icon on the homescreen to see any thing happen on the desktop app or iphone ? cuz i'm waiting and nothing is happening !


      Dont suppose anyone has the copy of ios 6.1.3 with the model of my phone i phone 5 uk a1429
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      get it from here
    1. pauldafunk's Avatar
      pauldafunk -
      cheers Boss
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      get it from here
      Not heard of that site. Why don't you link to the iPhone wiki which has legit links and far more detail?
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Good point, I should have.

      theiphonewiki firmwares
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      This site has all the firmware available for download in the download section.

      I always wonder why people never use it.
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      This site has all the firmware available for download in the download section.

      I always wonder why people never use it.
      FW is easier to find and there is more information on the Wiki. Young George set it up for a reason and since he lft it has been kept up to date by people who know what they are doing.
    1. juliana fitz watar's Avatar
      juliana fitz watar -
      Very niceee
    1. ifonemebollox's Avatar
      ifonemebollox -
      can i use this to go from 5.1.1 to 6.0.1?
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      short answer is no

      the signing window is closed for iOS 6.0.1, which means Apple has stopped you from been able to install iOS 6.0.1 indefinitely

      Edit: unless it's an A4 iDevice with SHSH blobs saved for iOS 6.0.1
    1. lvbre012's Avatar
      lvbre012 -
      i updated my software to 6.1.3 and this is not compatiable to it, and now my phone is locked. how to i downgrade my soft ware now. im stuck
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by lvbre012 View Post
      i updated my software to 6.1.3 and this is not compatiable to it, and now my phone is locked. how to i downgrade my soft ware now. im stuck
      What phone are you on? It's not possible to upgrade to 6.1.3 anymore since Apple isn't signing that firmware. Only way to get to 6.1.3 from something lower is on 3GS or 4.. Is that what you're doing?
    1. jameswilliam's Avatar
      jameswilliam -
      you guys all upgrade to iOS7+?