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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. Lil Street's Avatar
      Lil Street -
      Hi, does anyone having problems with Cydia? I try to install Lockinfo 5 with no success and my cydia isn't loading the sources, any help on this? Thanks.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Gonna have to wait till the traffic drops down.
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      My weather app doesnt work either but its not a problem since tere are many work around: i would either suggest downloading something like accuweather or just checking it from NC


      As for the stuck on reboot: i both rebooted twice and hard rebooted 3 times and i did not get stuck...

      One more thing, is anyone feeling that there phone is a bit laggier or is it just me :/
    1. Hondamaker's Avatar
      Hondamaker -
      Servers are way overloaded right now. You may have to wait a bit.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Faresismail View Post
      My weather app doesnt work either but its not a problem since tere are many work around: i would either suggest downloading something like accuweather or just checking it from NC


      As for the stuck on reboot: i both rebooted twice and hard rebooted 3 times and i did not get stuck...

      One more thing, is anyone feeling that there phone is a bit laggier or is it just me :/
      Mines running fine no problems with weather and all just waiting on cydia to pipe down
    1. m3sport's Avatar
      m3sport -
      Stuck on "Injecting Stage 2 jailbreak data" for over a hour on iPad 2 6.1. Anyone have suggestions?
    1. Jato_BZ's Avatar
      Jato_BZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by EVO View Post
      mine works fine also on iphone 5 6.1
      I updated the untether in Cydia itself once I finally got in there. I wonder if that's the issue? Did you do the update EVO?
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      for boot issues, force shut down, hold the home and lock buttons for 10 seconds when stuck at the Appl£ logo. Leave it off for 30 seconds and try booting again
    1. djdownhill's Avatar
      djdownhill -
      Mine is working fine

      iPhone 5 - 6.1

      1. Backed up my phone.
      2. Restored to 6.1
      3. Jailbroke.
      4. Restored back up.
      5. Rebooted.
      6. Done.

      I have turned of my phone a few times and all works fine.

      Cydia still bogged down but I'll wait. Worlds not ending and all so no biggie.

      Holy CRAP:

      Last post on this forum was on

      09-25-2008

      LMAO!!
    1. punjabi212's Avatar
      punjabi212 -
      My phone works well too after the jailbreak. Maybe the people with the trouble did the OTA update?
    1. jetsetjoey's Avatar
      jetsetjoey -
      Thank You to the JailBreak Team!!!
      I just posted a humble $20 to your PayPal account ;-)

      After a (successful) JailBreak, Cydia immediately showed an update for envasi0n Untethered 1.1 & of course I updated.
      Does anyone know what that supposedly fixed because I didn't see any issues???
    1. eskco's Avatar
      eskco -
      I updated the jailbreak in cydia also when I was able to get on there but weather app still crashes in iPod 5th gen on 6.1. Not sure what that update was for though. Going to wait to jb my iPhone 4S and iPad 3rd gen after the weather app issue is fixed.
    1. EVO's Avatar
      EVO -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jato_BZ View Post
      I updated the untether in Cydia itself once I finally got in there. I wonder if that's the issue? Did you do the update EVO?
      no, did not update in Cydia, I just ran the jailbreak app directly from my Windows laptop and that was it
    1. MoDaLoT's Avatar
      MoDaLoT -
      After a refresh restore to 6.1 The evasi0n Icon did appear.
    1. garfielgato2's Avatar
      garfielgato2 -
      I donated, now happy. Good work!
    1. Gamemaster77's Avatar
      Gamemaster77 -
      OpenSSH, Activator, after many many tries, check.
    1. altoiddealer's Avatar
      altoiddealer -
      As stated previously, Weather app not working for me. iPhone 4S 6.1

      Procedure of Jailbreak used: Connected phone to cpu, in iTunes clicked update. When update finished downloading, and it read "Extracting software", I cancelled it. I navigated to "C:/Users/Appdata/Raoming/iTunes/iPhone Software" and copied the .ipsw file to my desktop. I then put my phone into DFU mode and in iTunes, Shift+Click on Restore and selected the .ipsw file. After successful upgrade to ios 6.1, ran the Evasi0n tool and the jailbreak then went swimmingly. Everything working fine except Weather app (and can't download from Cyda- duh :P)

      **EDIT** I did also update the Evasi0n to 1.1 in Cydia but the Weather app still crashes upon launch

      **EDIT 2** I also have no issues rebooting, after having done so several times
    1. garfielgato2's Avatar
      garfielgato2 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThuD Muffin View Post
      Just gladly donated $6.10

      Seems appropriate
      I did 10! they deserved it.
    1. jetsetjoey's Avatar
      jetsetjoey -
      Quote Originally Posted by jetsetjoey View Post
      Thank You to the JailBreak Team!!!
      I just posted a humble $20 to your PayPal account ;-)

      After a (successful) JailBreak, Cydia immediately showed an update for envasi0n Untethered 1.1 & of course I updated.
      Does anyone know what that supposedly fixed because I didn't see any issues???
      I ran the JailBreak & rebooted. Then I immediately installed the evasi0n Untethered 1.1 upgrade. Also, my Weather app worked fine; but after reading of sooo many problems upon rebooting, I decided to reboot... the apple icon has been displaying for like 7 minutes!!!

      Any ideas anyone???
    1. SAVAGE5's Avatar
      SAVAGE5 -
      These guys kick arse. I wish I could just make people's lives and phones better in my meantime. Lol