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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. Jato_BZ's Avatar
      Jato_BZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by EVO View Post
      no, did not update in Cydia, I just ran the jailbreak app directly from my Windows laptop and that was it
      Ahh that may be the issue. I might restore again and NOT put that update on. :-(
    1. jess1976's Avatar
      jess1976 -
      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?
      I updated the untether and im rebooting ok and have no probs with weather app.
      It does seem to take a bit longer to reboot.
    1. oneduality's Avatar
      oneduality -
      Quote Originally Posted by punjabi212 View Post
      My phone works well too after the jailbreak. Maybe the people with the trouble did the OTA update?
      I have the boot issue on my 4S and I did not do the OTA update, in fact I did a fresh DFU restore..

      So it seems to be hitting people at random.. took three hard resets before it booted up.. as long as it eventually boots, it's no big deal to me... also the weather app doesn't work on mine either.. but I don't use it anyway.

      The other weird thing is my clock was reading 8:15pm when it was 3:15pm ..it was having a hard time using location services to set my time zone.. so I just set it manually fro now, not sure if that's related.
    1. Dougr33's Avatar
      Dougr33 -
      I understand completely that Cydia's swamped.. I'm just curious: Has anyone been able to at least get to their Manage Account screen??
    1. drummer10630's Avatar
      drummer10630 -
      I'm lucky, didn't have the stuck on apple logo reboot problem with 4s 6.1, weather app still crashes though
    1. Om3r's Avatar
      Om3r -
      anyone noticed on Ipad the jailbrake add the iphone native weather app???
    1. Jato_BZ's Avatar
      Jato_BZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by punjabi212 View Post
      My phone works well too after the jailbreak. Maybe the people with the trouble did the OTA update?
      No def not via OTA & restored as new iPhone not from backup.
    1. noles4423's Avatar
      noles4423 -
      I was wonerding the same thing
    1. buttamix's Avatar
      buttamix -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThuD Muffin View Post
      Just gladly donated $6.10

      Seems appropriate
      That's pretty funny
    1. p-3xpt0's Avatar
      p-3xpt0 -
      Hi
      Has anyone have the problem after installing cydia ... mine doesn't refresh anything ... is stuck or server timeout on updates

      cheers
    1. noles4423's Avatar
      noles4423 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dougr33 View Post
      I understand completely that Cydia's swamped.. I'm just curious: Has anyone been able to at least get to their Manage Account screen??
      Not me. Seems strange
    1. punjabi212's Avatar
      punjabi212 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dougr33 View Post
      I understand completely that Cydia's swamped.. I'm just curious: Has anyone been able to at least get to their Manage Account screen??
      I haven't.
    1. altoiddealer's Avatar
      altoiddealer -
      Perhaps the Weather issue correlates with the version of the tool? I JB'd on Windows
    1. senorian's Avatar
      senorian -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dougr33 View Post
      I understand completely that Cydia's swamped.. I'm just curious: Has anyone been able to at least get to their Manage Account screen??
      i did the Evasi0n j/b about 5 minutes after it was released. I was able to get into Cydia and I was able to d/l BiteSms but after that I haven't been able to do anything. Just going to be patient and wait. I'm more than happy with what I was able to do so far.
    1. altoiddealer's Avatar
      altoiddealer -
      Wow, after about 20 attempts Winterboard installed Just keep trying guys
    1. Om3r's Avatar
      Om3r -
      Quote Originally Posted by altoiddealer View Post
      Perhaps the Weather issue correlates with the version of the tool? I JB'd on Windows
      which weather issue??
    1. NuckinFutz's Avatar
      NuckinFutz -
      I've tried to install sbsettings for 3 hours, no luck.
    1. altoiddealer's Avatar
      altoiddealer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Om3r View Post
      which weather issue??
      I won't entertain this question
    1. Jato_BZ's Avatar
      Jato_BZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by altoiddealer View Post
      Perhaps the Weather issue correlates with the version of the tool? I JB'd on Windows
      I jailbroke my i5 iOS 6.1 on Mac,,, might restore then do it via Windows...
    1. garfielgato2's Avatar
      garfielgato2 -
      Just donated $10. They deserved it. Good work.