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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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 877 Comments
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2moon View Post
      Does anyone know if evasion alters the device baseband?
      And can anyone tell me what are the consequences of doing so?
      It does not alter the baseband in any way.
    1. sheon's Avatar
      sheon -
      ya worked great after rebooting weather app crashes like crazy now
    1. fadadman's Avatar
      fadadman -
      DONE, iphone4 6.1 jailbroken
    1. bbrks's Avatar
      bbrks -
      This JB wont change the BB.
    1. iNasser's Avatar
      iNasser -
      Good Work, But still I get this error in Cydia while adding new sources or installing any app:

      "NetDB: Open nodename nor servname provided, or not known"

      And it's not installing anything..even a ringtone from Cydia!!

      Anyone had this too?
    1. 2moon's Avatar
      2moon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      It does not alter the baseband in any way.
      Thanks for the reply.
      But can you tell me what are the consequences of altering it?
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      Cydia servers are still down.
    1. dougal22's Avatar
      dougal22 -
      My weather app isnt working either on 6.1 iPhone 5
    1. towboattrash34's Avatar
      towboattrash34 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iNasser View Post
      Good Work, But still I get this error in Cydia while adding new sources or installing any app:

      "NetDB: Open nodename nor servname provided, or not known"

      And it's not installing anything..even a ringtone from Cydia!!

      Anyone had this too?
      Cydia server is over loaded you will have to wait a day or 2 or 3 before you can dl anything
    1. DanOptic's Avatar
      DanOptic -
      4.3TB bandwidth on the Evasi0n website.... thats more than 400,000 downloads and people hammering cydia... give it time
    1. altoiddealer's Avatar
      altoiddealer -
      My weather app ALSO isnt loading on 6.1 iPhone 4S.
    1. towboattrash34's Avatar
      towboattrash34 -
      Yep my weather app is broke also.
    1. DanOptic's Avatar
      DanOptic -
      My weather app is fine
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Quote Originally Posted by AGIAMIU View Post
      My Cydia doesnt work it say NetDB failure- doesnt find the server!!!!!
      Try opening Settings head to General - Reset - Reset Network Settings
    1. atticuscc04's Avatar
      atticuscc04 -
      For those of you who's weather app stops working are you on 6.1 or a earlier firmware? Also for those that it is working what firmware?
    1. Feanor64's Avatar
      Feanor64 -
      according to apple jailbreaking violates their copyright jobs hated it i find it funny that all these people who swoon over apple choose to ignore this oh well jb on ip5 6.1 no issues except for cydia overloaded like everyone else thanks evad3rs!!
    1. Merman123's Avatar
      Merman123 -
      Quote Originally Posted by atticuscc04 View Post
      For those of you who's weather app stops working are you on 6.1 or a earlier firmware? Also for those that it is working what firmware?
      iPhone 5 6.1 weather app not working
      iPad mini 6.1 weather app loading as an iPhone app
    1. Googly2moogly's Avatar
      Googly2moogly -
      Thank you!! Donation made and Cydia still receives 500 internal server error Everyone is enjoying their jailbreak
    1. Darkkz's Avatar
      Darkkz -
      For those who are stuck on the 'click icon' part of the process:
      1. Get to the point of being stucked.
      2. Close the process of evasi0n.
      3. Change the usb port (dont restart the phone).
      4. Redownload and rewrite all the files of evasi0n.
      5. Restart the JB process.
      6.?????
      7. Profit
      Now it should work like a charm.
    1. wickedfx's Avatar
      wickedfx -
      Quote Originally Posted by atticuscc04 View Post
      For those of you who's weather app stops working are you on 6.1 or a earlier firmware? Also for those that it is working what firmware?
      I just wrote this 1 page back, but no one wants to read.

      iphone 5 on ios 6.1, weather app crashes, and custom carrier logo is gone. Won't let me update it to the custom one anymore either.

      iphone 5 on ios 6.0, weather app works fine, custome carrier logo still there.