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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. Hedrush's Avatar
      Hedrush -
      Quote Originally Posted by MarkSta1 View Post
      Is anyone else having boot problems? When I turn my iPhone 4s (6.1) off and attempt to power on again, I get stuck on the apple logo. I then have to force reboot in order to get the phone on. I've had to force reboot as many as 3 times before the phone finally booted up.
      Just had the same issue.
    1. desepticon's Avatar
      desepticon -
      Quote Originally Posted by atticuscc04 View Post
      Anyone else have a problem with the stock weather app not working anymore after the jailbreak? iPhone 5 on 6.1. Open the stock weather app and it immediately closes. Any suggestions???
      Same thing is happening to me :/
    1. law111's Avatar
      law111 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rayndog3 View Post
      yup, mine was working till I turned the phone off then back on, now it crashes on startup.
      Guess what though, about the weather. You'll still be able to tell the weather around you, it still works in notification center
    1. elkyelky's Avatar
      elkyelky -
      Weather app works perfectly for me on iPhone 4 6.1.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Weather app is working on my iPhone 5 6.1. Rebooted a couple times, still working.
    1. MgNate's Avatar
      MgNate -
      Can't wait to get home so I can jailbreak my ip5!!!
    1. AGIAMIU's Avatar
      AGIAMIU -
      mine to is stuck on apple
    1. Jato_BZ's Avatar
      Jato_BZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by law111 View Post
      Guess what though, about the weather. You'll still be able to tell the weather around you, it still works in notification center
      That's true! And no it doesn't work in NC for me! #Busted
    1. iOS 4 life's Avatar
      iOS 4 life -
      Now jailbroken nothing works on cydia
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      hehehe. I was right
      re: apt.saurik.com

      not just servers under stress.
      server stress + backup server not configured properly.
      fixed now

      ......

      Well. configuration fixed now.
      Still needs to repopulate.



      ......

      done(ish)
    1. CRF1000's Avatar
      CRF1000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by elkyelky View Post
      Weather app works perfectly for me on iPhone 4 6.1.
      Mine worked perfect on iPhone 4 until I rebooted... then weather app crashes. Waiting to do iPhone 5 until fix comes out. No worries!
    1. Jato_BZ's Avatar
      Jato_BZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Weather app is working on my iPhone 5 6.1. Rebooted a couple times, still working.
      Sounds like your phone is the only one not having Weather App crashing...mine sticks on Boot logo for a while every time i hard reset causing me to hard reset again!
    1. MacOSG's Avatar
      MacOSG -
      Cydia does not work for me. If I tap on Featured or Themes, the screen is blank inside the window. Same if tap on FAQs or any of the User Guides. I tried installing Winterboard and got a red "hash sum mismatch." Could this all be from Cydia servers getting hammered?
    1. chris52204's Avatar
      chris52204 -
      Quote Originally Posted by XTRoRDiNAiRE View Post
      Do I need iTunes on my pc cause its not reading my phone jailbreak is greyed out
      Yes because iTunes contains the driver for the computer to read the iPhone
    1. steveken's Avatar
      steveken -
      I am not going to reboot my iPhone 5 because I want the weather to keep working and don't wanna have to force reboot. Will wait until I see a couple updates in cydia to reboot.

      A question was asked earlier about the Apple TV 2 working with this jailbreak. I am in the same position. I want to update the ATV2 that I have, but I want to be able to jb it and put xbmc back on it. Does anyone know if this jb works with the ATV2 like was indicated a cople weeks ago?

      Thanks.
    1. EVO's Avatar
      EVO -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jato_BZ View Post
      Sounds like your phone is the only one not having Weather App crashing...mine sticks on Boot logo for a while every time i hard reset causing me to hard reset again!
      mine works fine also on iphone 5 6.1
    1. Gamemaster77's Avatar
      Gamemaster77 -
      Finally able to download some stuff! Just got Mobile Substrate. Now on to openSHH and other important ones!
    1. eskco's Avatar
      eskco -
      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?
      iPod touch 5th gen on 6.1 weather app crashes.
    1. Feanor64's Avatar
      Feanor64 -
      yeah roger finally able to download winterboard just kept trying yesss!!!
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      OOooh, pretty!

      powerlogd now has descriptions of the fields!!!
      I may have to go back to pretending to be a developer again