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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. johnblaze's Avatar
      johnblaze -
      Does anyone know if SBSettings has been updated? I can't seem to install it, it goes through motions but then there's some errors and the Return To Cydia buttin appears. I go back and SBSettings is still set to Install. Anyone? Thx!
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      17 pages. nice
    1. Dougr33's Avatar
      Dougr33 -
      So close.. got the Cydia login screen, tried my goog login, and then blank again. Close!
    1. altoiddealer's Avatar
      altoiddealer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jato_BZ View Post
      I jailbroke my i5 iOS 6.1 on Mac,,, might restore then do it via Windows...
      Its not working for me, I ran the JB on Windows.
    1. BennyPR's Avatar
      BennyPR -
      Quote Originally Posted by pakitos View Post
      Damn we should take turn to download stuff from Cydia...
      I agree with your post







      BennyPR
    1. lillewis51's Avatar
      lillewis51 -
      Quote Originally Posted by johnblaze View Post
      Does anyone know if SBSettings has been updated? I can't seem to install it, it goes through motions but then there's some errors and the Return To Cydia buttin appears. I go back and SBSettings is still set to Install. Anyone? Thx!
      so far on the iphone 5 i havent been able to download anything. consistently getting hash sum mismatch and then return to cydia.

      im thinking its because the servers are overloaded? but its very possible noting has been updated for the i5 yet since its only just been jailbroken.
    1. AngryPIG's Avatar
      AngryPIG -
      cydia seems to think my iPad mini is a iPad2?
    1. fryfone's Avatar
      fryfone -
      now that you people have what you wanted go ahead and give the develpers what they deserve! click that donation button
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      Quote Originally Posted by BennyPR View Post
      I agree with your post







      BennyPR
      Let me guess you wanna go first
    1. phazedd's Avatar
      phazedd -
      Quote Originally Posted by AngryPIG View Post
      cydia seems to think my iPad mini is a iPad2?
      i have mine working cydia is perfect now download mobile substrate on cydia will help with fixing the bugs in the cydia repo installs
    1. Cmds187's Avatar
      Cmds187 -
      Ok now do I use Tiny umbrella to show shsh on cydia
    1. ABOSWORTH's Avatar
      ABOSWORTH -
      Quote Originally Posted by lillewis51 View Post
      so far on the iphone 5 i havent been able to download anything. consistently getting hash sum mismatch and then return to cydia.

      im thinking its because the servers are overloaded? but its very possible noting has been updated for the i5 yet since its only just been jailbroken.
      Cydia is simply overloaded. I'm still running 5.1.1 jailbreak on my 4S and I can't download a thing on Cydia at the moment.
    1. Anup8788's Avatar
      Anup8788 -
      Hi,

      Im new to all this, Ive jailbroke my phone on iOS 6.1, how do i install apps now :s Ive downloaded few apps but when tried to install through itunes or iFunbox it fails. Do i need mod edit? if yes, where can i get it from? miss mod edit now
    1. eightyk88's Avatar
      eightyk88 -
      Guys there are a lot of people on Cydia and downloading things. The severs are likely swearing.
    1. oneduality's Avatar
      oneduality -
      Quote Originally Posted by phazedd View Post
      i have mine working cydia is perfect now download mobile substrate on cydia will help with fixing the bugs in the cydia repo installs
      Cydia is still problematic for me and I expect it to get worse as people here on the eastern US start getting off work ... doh!

      I just want FolderEnhancer, but since it's a paid app and I can't link my account under the heavy load.. no joy for me

      Ohwell! at least it's jailbroken and I've donated to the devs =)
    1. blikum's Avatar
      blikum -
      Quote Originally Posted by johnblaze View Post
      Does anyone know if SBSettings has been updated? I can't seem to install it, it goes through motions but then there's some errors and the Return To Cydia buttin appears. I go back and SBSettings is still set to Install. Anyone? Thx!
      Yes, SBSettings is working fine on my iphone 5. It was the first tweak I installed. I haven't been so lucky getting any other tweaks yet. And yes, I have the Weather app problem others are having.
    1. Jato_BZ's Avatar
      Jato_BZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by altoiddealer View Post
      Its not working for me, I ran the JB on Windows.
      Aiight! Looks like we have a situation!
      Did you run the update "Untether" in Cydia? I'm going to Restore later as at work and not do the Update in Changes Tab in Cydia
    1. tha1youshouldfear's Avatar
      tha1youshouldfear -
      When I connect my iPhone 5 the jailbreak still stays grey and it doesn't read that my iPhone is connected but computer does. Is it because I'm using a 3rd party cable? It reads fine in iTunes.
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anup8788 View Post
      Hi,

      Im new to all this, Ive jailbroke my phone on iOS 6.1, how do i install apps now :s Ive downloaded few apps but when tried to install through itunes or iFunbox it fails. Do i need *******? if yes, where can i get it from? miss installious now
      try reading the thread before asking this
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      Quote Originally Posted by tha1youshouldfear View Post
      When I connect my iPhone 5 the jailbreak still stays grey and it doesn't read that my iPhone is connected but computer does. Is it because I'm using a 3rd party cable? It reads fine in iTunes.
      No i used a third party cable and it worked... Try to reconnect