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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. pang2000's Avatar
      pang2000 -
      i upgraded my ipad 2 from 6.01 to 6.1 can someone please tell me step by step how to do those steps if needed to jailbreak my ipad, thanks
    1. rackha's Avatar
      rackha -
      What I meant was do I need to do step 3 (dfu mode restore) or can I just restore and upgrade in tunes to 6.1. (wiping everything is not a problem for me)
    1. oneduality's Avatar
      oneduality -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      I highly recommend against waiting.

      If Apple were to release a quick update like iOS 6.1.1 that couldn't be jailbroken any time soon, some users wouldn't be able to get to a jailbroken firmware.

      And you saw how quickly they stopped signing iOS 6.0.2 this time.

      Just wait for compatibility, that's my best advice for this situation.
      Apple won't release ios6.1.1 until the jailbreak is out.. they would be morons to do that because they don't know what the exploits are that are being used... with that said, I'd still upgrade now or right when the jb tool comes out.

      Apple will no doubt download the tool and attempt to disect it to see what the exploits are, then they'll have to patch the os and test their patches before putting out ios6.1.1 .. so it won't be the next day .. it will probably be a week or two before that becomes a risk.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by oneduality View Post
      Apple won't release ios6.1.1 until the jailbreak is out.. they would be morons to do that because they don't know what the exploits are that are being used... with that said, I'd still upgrade now or right when the jb tool comes out.

      Apple will no doubt download the tool and attempt to disect it to see what the exploits are, then they'll have to patch the os and test their patches before putting out ios6.1.1 .. so it won't be the next day .. it will probably be a week or two before that becomes a risk.
      I have not said that Apple will release iOS 6.1.1 before the jailbreak. But if people on iOS 5.1.1 are not fast enough and the jailbreak comes out and Apple releases iOS 6.1.1, there will be no way to get to iOS 6.1, or any of the jailbreakable firmwares. iOS 6 does not have the APTicket vulnerability that iOS 5 has, so you can't restore between iOS 6 firmwares on non-limera1n devices at this point in time.

      As you can see, the poster I replied to plans to stay on iOS 5.1.1 until his jailbreak tweaks are compatible with iOS 6. That could take a while... not a couple of days.

      I recommend everyone gets to the firmware NOW instead of procrastinating if they have any intention of jailbreaking iOS 6.

      Hopefully this clarifies my original statement.
    1. nrfuller's Avatar
      nrfuller -
      I'm gonna try all this tonight and I greatly appreciate all the info people have provided.

      Man I hope the JB works cuz if not I'm really gonna miss my sweet sweet jailbreak on 5.0.1.

      Fingers crossed...
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      I have an iPhone 4S that I had to OTA because iTunes denies the verification every time. Any help?
    1. nealh's Avatar
      nealh -
      Step #3 is not mandatory. I agree it can be a good idea to put a clean restore but I have never done that before with a JB and everything went smooth as silk.
    1. Xtafi2002's Avatar
      Xtafi2002 -
      Quote Originally Posted by nealh View Post
      Step #3 is not mandatory. I agree it can be a good idea to put a clean restore but I have never done that before with a JB and everything went smooth as silk.
      Thanks that was exactly what i was asking
    1. nealh's Avatar
      nealh -
      I will admit. I generally do a clean restore in the past and not from a backup. But that is time consuming
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Anthony, you may want to add an optional step to save your blobs here too.
    1. nrfuller's Avatar
      nrfuller -
      King, can you point me in the right direction for info on how to save my blobs? I've wanted to do that forever but I'm really confused as how it's done. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

      Actually I think I just found the answer to my question. Now I'm just curious how I would save my blobs HERE. Does modmyi store people's blobs for them or sumpin?
    1. nealh's Avatar
      nealh -
      All you need to do is download the app tiny umbrella. It has been updated to support the new firmware's
      http://thefirmwareumbrella.blogspot.com/?m=1
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Download the latest version of TU, search "the firmware umbrella"

      When you run it, accept the first 2 popups

      Upper right corner hit "Save SHSH"

      Then click on the advanced tab and deselect the "Request SHSH From Cydia"

      Click on general tab

      Click on "Save SHSH" again

      This will save them to Cydia and to your computer!
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      Anthony, you may want to add an optional step to save your blobs here too.
      I like this idea. Added.
    1. aidanharris's Avatar
      aidanharris -
      Quote Originally Posted by PokemonDesigner View Post
      I have an iPhone 4S that I had to OTA because iTunes denies the verification every time. Any help?
      Is your hosts file blocking the update servers?
    1. lizzy954's Avatar
      lizzy954 -
      Hi I could not be any happier and truly grateful !! Just wanted to mention to please donate by clicking on the link on their homepage.
      I remember reading so many comments that many were willing to donate, so here is our opportunity to show how grateful we are for their time and hard work to please us Even if it's just a few dollars, please do it ?
      Anthony thank you too for your updates, reports and awesome tutorials. There are two places I trust, knowing that I will never be deceived or given wrong information, and that is Modmyi and iClarified. On You Tube,,, it's iCrackUriDevice and his website is BestTechInfo.com (BTI)
      Take care everyone, smile and enjoy both the Jailbreak and Superbowl.... lolll go Baltimore xoxo p.s. So to answer the question what will you be doing Superbowl day,,, watching the game while downloading my tweaks and themes and then go thru my wishlist I created while waiting for the jailbreak,,,,
    1. PokemonDesigner's Avatar
      PokemonDesigner -
      Quote Originally Posted by aidanharris View Post
      Is your hosts file blocking the update servers?
      When you say hosts file, what do you mean exactly?
    1. aidanharris's Avatar
      aidanharris -
      Quote Originally Posted by PokemonDesigner View Post
      When you say hosts file, what do you mean exactly?
      The hosts file is a computer file used in an operating system to map hostnames to IP addresses. The hosts file is a plain-text file and...
      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_(file)

      To summarise that a host file is what translates http://google.com into a numerical address e.g. 123.456.78

      In terms of restoring an idevice if your hosts device has been modified either manually or by using tinyumbrella or other software then iTunes may fail if its activation servers (gs.apple.com if I remember rightly) have been set to a different address such as 74.208.105.171 (Sauriks Cydia server).

      There could be another reason why your restore is failing but that seems like an obvious reason. Also have you tried doing a dfu restore?

      EDIT: also see here if you haven't already: http://support.apple.com/kb/ts3424
    1. rocky5's Avatar
      rocky5 -
      Step 5: Save Your SHSH Blobs for iOS 6.1

      There is currently no use for iOS 6-iOS 6.1 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 SHSH blobs with either TinyUmbrella or redsn0w.
      So I'm guessing that means restoring from 6.1 to 6.1 won't be possible after the signing window is closed? Like what can be done with 5.1.1.

      iPad 2 & iPhone 5 here :-) my iPhone 4 can always be restored.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by rocky5 View Post
      So I'm guessing that means restoring from 6.1 to 6.1 won't be possible after the signing window is closed? Like what can be done with 5.1.1.
      Unclear at this point. If a method similar to the 5.1.1 re-restore method is found you will want and need those SHSH though.