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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. holdown's Avatar
      holdown -
      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 mod edit? if yes, where can i get it from? miss mod edit now
      Pay for the apps! The devs who create them worked hard on their apps. Pirating is illegal and even the jailbreak devs don't condone pirating apps.
    1. jgrand03's Avatar
      jgrand03 -
      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!


      I've been able to successfully install sb settings and bite sms both so far seem compatible with my iphone 5
    1. jber's Avatar
      jber -
      Donate to Evad3s!
    1. tha1youshouldfear's Avatar
      tha1youshouldfear -
      Quote Originally Posted by Faresismail View Post
      No i used a third party cable and it worked... Try to reconnect
      I tried a few times. I've even tried restarting the computer and making sure the program is running "as administrator" it still doesn't read my iPhone. I'm running Windows 7
    1. punjabi212's Avatar
      punjabi212 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jber View Post
      Donate to Evad3s!
      +1
    1. EVO's Avatar
      EVO -
      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 mod edit? if yes, where can i get it from? miss mod edit now
      Hello, welcome to MMi.

      Please refrain from asking assistance related to piracy.

      We cannot provide aid to help pirate apps as we are against it.

      It is against our forum policies.

      Please abide by our rules and enjoy your stay
    1. dazdaman80's Avatar
      dazdaman80 -
      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 managed to access my account after about 10 consecutive attempts. linked my device but couldnt install my purchases as the big boss repo is still down. think persistance is the key, just finally installed activator.
    1. noles4423's Avatar
      noles4423 -
      Quote Originally Posted by jgrand03 View Post
      I've been able to successfully install sb settings and bite sms both so far seem compatible with my iphone 5
      I've been trying to download sbsettings for three hours now!
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      lol, silly cam
    1. CRF1000's Avatar
      CRF1000 -
      Do you guys think the fix will come through Cydia or will there be an update through the evad3rs website? Just curious...
    1. p-3xpt0's Avatar
      p-3xpt0 -
      Arghhh LAG ... done =) everything have worked after "tons of reloading"
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by CRF1000 View Post
      Do you guys think the fix will come through Cydia or will there be an update through the evad3rs website? Just curious...
      Fix for what?

      Fix for Weather.app is unknown at this time.
      The fix for everything being slow, and server errors is "wait awhile".
      If you're having other issues, there may be suggestions available on MMi, sometime. Possibly soon.
    1. dazdaman80's Avatar
      dazdaman80 -
      Quote Originally Posted by camxposure View Post
      I'm still trying to figure out what the hype is all about- everything that is known to jailbreaking is gone....

      iPad 2 64GB AT&T evasi0n jailbreak on iOS 6.1 on Hackentosh (PC did nothing)

      no more ********* for ********** to add ipa's - and not very many REPOs out there to handle the load as before

      DCMA has got everyone on the run -

      all servers 500 internal Server Error
      502 Bad Gateway

      What a shame
      oh dear !
    1. big_frog's Avatar
      big_frog -
      my iphone 5 weather app is crashing everytime after i installed activator ...any sulution yet?
    1. Spyruf's Avatar
      Spyruf -
      if we just got the file for the tweak from somewhere else, we could just install it like that right. btw what are tweak files called. like apps are ipa's, andorid apps are apks, what are the cydia tweaks called? its been so long i lost all my cydia and jb knowlegde
    1. Dougr33's Avatar
      Dougr33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by dazdaman80 View Post
      oh dear !
      I know! It touched my heart as well!!
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Spyruf View Post
      if we just got the file for the tweak from somewhere else, we could just install it like that right. btw what are tweak files called. like apps are ipa's, andorid apps are apks, what are the cydia tweaks called? its been so long i lost all my cydia and jb knowlegde
      deb
    1. CRF1000's Avatar
      CRF1000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by raduga View Post
      Fix for what?

      Fix for Weather.app is unknown at this time.
      The fix for everything being slow, and server errors is "wait awhile".
      If you're having other issues, there may be suggestions available on MMi, sometime. Possibly soon.
      No just curious about weather app fix. It doesn't work on my iPhone 4. I was waiting to JB my iPhone 5. Thanks for info. I know Cydia is overcrowded and will be for sometime. No worries there.
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by big_frog View Post
      my iphone 5 weather app is crashing everytime after i installed activator ...any sulution yet?
      read thread
      How to Jailbreak your iPhone 5 or iOS 6.x iDevice with evasi0n
    1. atticuscc04's Avatar
      atticuscc04 -
      Soooooo for all those wondering about the weather app, musclenerd just tweeted about it.

      "For those seeing the Weather app problem, @planetbeing has started working on a fix. Until then, just don't go outside."