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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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
      Thanks for the reply.
      But can you tell me what are the consequences of altering it?
      Consequences of what? Jailbreaking or altering your baseband?
    1. DanOptic's Avatar
      DanOptic -
      Ok just restarted phone (had to hard reset due to apple logo getting stuck) my weather app now doesnt work
    1. sheon's Avatar
      sheon -
      Quote Originally Posted by wickedfx View Post
      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.
      same for me iPhone 5 6.1 weather app crashes was working fine tell i reboot after reboot dont work anymore
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      Quote Originally Posted by wickedfx View Post
      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.
      Same here!!
    1. TBbmx's Avatar
      TBbmx -
      What about UNLOCKING? I have no iphone 4 on 01.59.00 baseband. Am I able to update to 6.1 jailbreak, and unlock? Thanks!
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by TBbmx View Post
      What about UNLOCKING? I have no iphone 4 on 01.59.00 baseband. Am I able to update to 6.1 jailbreak, and unlock? Thanks!
      Not yet, wait for redsnow or snowbreeze to be updated with this new method and for ultrasnow to be officially updated for 6.1 compatibility.
    1. 2moon's Avatar
      2moon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Consequences of what? Jailbreaking or altering your baseband?
      of altering the baseband when you jailbreak...
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      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 4s iOS 6.1
    1. bind777's Avatar
      bind777 -
      Apparently restoring your device and re-jailbreaking will fix the weather app bug. I have not tested this though. It was what I read. Can't hurt to try though.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2moon View Post
      of altering the baseband when you jailbreak...
      The jailbreak does not alter the baseband. I already said that.
    1. Jasonpeacock's Avatar
      Jasonpeacock -
      Can't wait to try !
    1. rick411's Avatar
      rick411 -
      Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
      About how long does it take? I know the website says 5 mins but how long is it actually taking?
      Cydia can't download anything or add sources

      New jailbreak don't work
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rick411 View Post
      Cydia can't download anything or add sources

      New jailbreak don't work
      Cydia is down right now
    1. DanOptic's Avatar
      DanOptic -
      Quote Originally Posted by rick411 View Post
      Cydia can't download anything or add sources

      New jailbreak don't work
      Seriously.... go troll somewhere else, id like to see you try communicate with over 400,000 people at the same time
      whats what cydia is trying to do
    1. mlevine54's Avatar
      mlevine54 -
      My battery life already sucks.. Thought I would get better w 6.1 update but guess not. I'm gonna do another DFU restore and then hopefully my battery will be better then ill jailbreak
    1. BlueGene's Avatar
      BlueGene -
      Quote Originally Posted by rick411 View Post
      Cydia can't download anything or add sources

      New jailbreak don't work
      Don't be stupid, this has nothing to do with the JB procedure. The Cydia server is overloaded.
      Or you thought that was hosted on one of the Google servers? Oo
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      i cant log into cydia to manage my downloads, anyone else having this problem?
    1. mrwilly's Avatar
      mrwilly -
      Quote Originally Posted by rick411 View Post
      Cydia can't download anything or add sources

      New jailbreak don't work
      jailbreak works fines, there's just too many people trying to get on cydia causing problems
    1. BlueGene's Avatar
      BlueGene -
      Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
      i cant log into cydia to manage my downloads, anyone else having this problem?
      Just every single user out there is having the same issue. If you hear something different from someone, is a lie.
    1. petrusk's Avatar
      petrusk -
      only thing that seems not to work now is the weather app : ). evasi0n installed it on both my ipads and has rendered it to completely crash on my iphone 5 .

      for those of you saying the jb doesn't work. you're wrong, cydia is under a lot of stress right now, be patient!