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  • Preparing Your iOS Device for the evasi0n iOS 6 Jailbreak


    Well, itís finally coming here. The team of iOS hackers, known as evad3rs, have officially announced released the evasi0n jailbreak tool for jailbreaking your iOS 6.0, iOS 6.0.1, iOS 6.0.2, 6.1, 6.1.1, or iOS 6.1.2 iOS devices. It will be out very soon is out! It supports the following iOS devices:


    • iPhone 3GS
    • iPhone 4
    • iPhone 4S
    • iPhone 5
    • iPod touch 4G
    • iPod touch 5G
    • iPad 2
    • The New iPad (third generation)
    • iPad With Retina Display (fourth generation)
    • iPad Mini


    To prepare your iOS device for the imminent iOS 6 jailbreak, weíve put together a few recommended and optional steps that you might want to follow so your iOS device(s) will be ready to be jailbroken on iOS 6.0 - 6.1.2.

    Step 1: Back Up Your Personal Data

    This is a pretty important step. You should always back up your data before a jailbreak just to ensure that you wonít lose any of your data if something goes wrong and you need to restore your device so you can start over. You can back up by one of two ways: 1. Via iTunes; or 2. Via iCloud. iCloud may be easier, but iTunes will be the most secure and fool-proof method.

    Step 2: Download iOS 6.1.2 (NOT OTA)

    iOS 6.1.2 is the latest firmware that can be jailbroken by evasi0n. Itís also the firmware most jailbreak developers will be working on jailbreak tweaks for. If you want to ensure that jailbreak tweaks you want to download after you jailbreak will be compatible with your iOS device, we recommend being on iOS 6.1.2 instead of staying at lower firmware versions. Some jailbreak developers may not have access to these legacy firmwares, and so jailbreak tweaks may not be created for them. So just do yourself a huge favor, and grab iOS 6.1.2! You can get the link for 6.1.2 with your device at http://www.felixbruns.de/iPod/firmware/

    Step 3: Do A DFU Mode Restore to iOS 6.1.2

    A DFU mode restore is different than a regular restore, because when in DFU mode, your entire iOS image is replaced, while a regular restore just reverts all your old settings back to their factory defaults and keeps the original iOS image while replacing the user space and boot loader with new ones. The DFU mode restore helps ensure no corruptions, and this is exactly what youíll want for a fresh jailbreak. To do this, just put your device in DFU mode, open iTunes, and Shift+Click (Windows) or Option+Click (Mac) the Restore button in iTunes and point iTunes to the iOS 6.1.2 firmware you downloaded in the last step.

    Step 4: Restore From Your Backup

    This is optional, as you can always set a device up as a new device if you want to, but if you backed up your data and want all of that data to carry over to your fresh install of iOS 6.1.2, you can restore from your backup either from iCloud or from iTunes. Just remember, restoring from your backup can re-introduce corruptions that may have been present in your backup to your freshly restored iOS 6.1.2 firmware. So be prepared to decide if restoring from the backup is worth it. Note that iCloud can automatically sync your Contacts, Notes, Passbook contents, E-mails, Calendars, Reminders, and Safari Bookmarks to your freshly-restored iOS device without the need to restore from a backup.

    Step 5: Save Your SHSH Blobs for iOS 6.1.2

    There is currently no use for iOS 6-iOS 6.1.2 SHSH blobs on most devices, since the APTicket vulnerability that was available in iOS 5 allowing us to restore between iOS 5 firmwares is not existent in iOS 6, however if hackers find a way to circumvent the system in the future, it would be a good idea to have your SHSH blobs saved. We recommend this as precautionary measure. You can save your iOS 6.1.2 SHSH blobs with either TinyUmbrella or redsn0w.

    If youíve followed the five simple steps above, then your iOS device(s) are nice and fresh and ready for the iOS 6 evasi0n jailbreak. ModMyi will keep you updated on the progress of the tool, and alert you upon its release. Stay tuned!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Preparing Your iOS Device for the Imminent iOS 6 Jailbreak started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 89 Comments
    1. Alexdakidd's Avatar
      Alexdakidd -
      Hope they can find a way to restore to 6.1 if it messes up coz at the moment we only have 1 chance on it. (Because apple will patch it pretty soon).
    1. samhfoley's Avatar
      samhfoley -
      I tried putting my phone in DFU mode and updating with iOS 6.1 IPSW, but I kept getting error code 1601 and 1602. I then tried updating through iTunes and got error code 21. Now I just see a picture of a USB and the iTunes logo on my 4S. Cannot get out of DFU. Tried holding home/power for 5 seconds and releasing power while holding home for 10 more sec....didn't work. Tried holding home/power to do a soft reset....didn't work. What else can I try?!?! fixed w/tiny umbrella...whew
    1. broyo's Avatar
      broyo -
      Same here, constantly getting 1601 error when restoring in DFU mode.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by broyo View Post
      Same here, constantly getting 1601 error when restoring in DFU mode.
      I think you need to point your hosts file to Apple instead of Cydia.

      I'm not 100% on that, Simon will know for sure.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      I think you need to point your hosts file to Apple instead of Cydia.

      I'm not 100% on that, Simon will know for sure.
      Your right its in ya host files ya need to fix
      the HOSTS file is located here:
      C drive -> System32 -> drivers -> etc

      open up the HOSTS file with notepad (run notepad as an administrator)

      then check to see if the file has the hosts entry "74.208.10.249 gs.apple.com", if it is, delete it, save the file
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      1601 isn't a host file error. Normally when you get this error try a different USB port or cord or even another computer if you can. 16XX errors can be a pain. 1394 is the hosts file error.
    1. Scottsomnia's Avatar
      Scottsomnia -
      I'm a little confused on one thing after the dfu restore do I jailbreak before
      I restore from backup or after?
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scottsomnia View Post
      I'm a little confused on one thing after the dfu restore do I jailbreak before
      I restore from backup or after?
      I never restore from backup. I always do setup as new.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scottsomnia View Post
      I'm a little confused on one thing after the dfu restore do I jailbreak before
      I restore from backup or after?
      Best to jailbreak first, run cydia once. Then you can restore your backup if you want.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Update for evasi0n 0.1-1 is live in Cydia. It converts your tethered 6.x JB to untethered.
    1. madrich's Avatar
      madrich -
      Quote Originally Posted by chriscoyne View Post
      I'd recommend get a Cydia App iCleaner to clean your iPhone of old Temp Files etc. also, Cydia App PKGbackup and upload all your Cydia App and Mods and Tweeks to a Cloud Service. This way once Newly Jailbroken you can re-install PKGbackup and Restore all your Mods at once. Granted some Mods won't be 6.1 ready but you can remove those that cause issues. I think most are ready. Just Saying.
      I have not used Cydia in a long time, but with the new JB I downloaded SBS settings and LivePapers (so cool). I was unaware of the iCleaner until I read your post. Wow! it works great. everything runs smoother and a little faster on my iPod Touch. Thanks again.
    1. PhanaticD's Avatar
      PhanaticD -
      felixbruns.de doesnt seem to have the 6.1.2 firmware on it.
    1. tympani's Avatar
      tympani -
      July 2013. Apple is no longer signing 6.1.2. I have a FU iPhone 4s (Jailbroken, 6.1.2) that mysteriously went into recovery mode while plugged into my MacBook. Is it true that I cannot restore it to 6.1.2? I thought I had valid SHSH blobs (saved from TU) but I get a 1600 error when I try to install a local 6.1.2 IPSW. I have no idea why it would go into recovery mode: no hacked apps, everything on the phone is legit, paid for, and kosher ;-)

      Are my only solutions to 1) restore to 6.1.3 (no option-restore) and wait for a jailbreakable iOS 7 in the fall or 2) restore it, sell it and try to buy a 4s with 6.1.2 on it so I can jailbreak with evasi0n?

      Thanks in advance
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Apple signing older 6.0 firmware git it while ya can.
    1. migsy999's Avatar
      migsy999 -
      Hi all,

      I have been jailbreaking from the first iphone but have been a bit rusty lately.

      I have bought a new Ipad 4 and luckily it has IOS 6.0.1.

      Now, do i just use this evasion tool to JB or is it sort of out of date now for this firmware?

      There is no way i can upgrade to 6.2.1 is there so my only hope is jailbreaking 6.0.1.

      Any advice would be much appreciated.

      Thanks
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      If ya upgrade ya iPad you will lose ya jailbreak if ya would like to jailbreak it evasion can do it for ya. Hope this helps need anymore info let us know.
    1. migsy999's Avatar
      migsy999 -
      Quote Originally Posted by migsy999 View Post
      Hi all,

      I have been jailbreaking from the first iphone but have been a bit rusty lately.

      I have bought a new Ipad 4 and luckily it has IOS 6.0.1.

      Now, do i just use this evasion tool to JB or is it sort of out of date now for this firmware?

      There is no way i can upgrade to 6.2.1 is there so my only hope is jailbreaking 6.0.1.

      Any advice would be much appreciated.

      Thanks

      Success
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Glad ya got it have fun
    1. LucySterling's Avatar
      LucySterling -
      I am keeping my fingers crossed - they need to figure out a way to restore 6.1 if it screws up since apple will lock it down soon enough.
    1. Right2YaDome's Avatar
      Right2YaDome -
      I've got a iPhone 4s(sprint) currently on 6.1.3

      If I find an iPhone 4s(sprint) on 6.1.2 can I use that to restore the other iPhone back to 6.1.2 by saving the ShSH blobs of the 6.1.2 iPhone into tinyumbrella, plugging back in my other iPhone on 6.1.3, go thru the process, starting the TSS server and shift clicking to restore, etc. Should work right?