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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. itsjustlenny's Avatar
      itsjustlenny -
      Quote Originally Posted by fanboyfanboy View Post
      About how long does it take? I know the website says 5 mins but how long is it actually taking?
      literally 5 minutes LOL. i just jailbroke mine.
    1. XTRoRDiNAiRE's Avatar
      XTRoRDiNAiRE -
      Does iTunes need to be installed ? It's not reading my phone
    1. RolaZiel's Avatar
      RolaZiel -
      Awwwwwwwwwww Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaooooooooo
    1. Anndy's Avatar
      Anndy -
      Finished process.

      But on reboot, stuck on Patching Kernel" message.

      Is it normal?
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      It's so nice .

      iPhone 5 Cydia
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      No it doesn't. Make sure ya passcode is off to
    1. gotgbus's Avatar
      gotgbus -
      It's so magical :')
    1. oneduality's Avatar
      oneduality -
      Went smoothly for me! way to go evad3rs! ( iphone 4s )
    1. JokerG23's Avatar
      JokerG23 -
      Heck yeah!! I will be doing this when I get home this evening!
    1. fanboyfanboy's Avatar
      fanboyfanboy -
      Quote Originally Posted by itsjustlenny View Post
      literally 5 minutes LOL. i just jailbroke mine.
      Haha alright good! I'm on a tight schedule and don't have much time!
    1. jadid's Avatar
      jadid -
      Quote Originally Posted by iFrosty View Post
      never thought id see Cydia ever again
      Nor I, soooo glad to be home again :-D Love my iPad Mini now even MORE!!
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      patching kernel... its been 10 minutes... anyone else?
    1. Anndy's Avatar
      Anndy -
      Quote Originally Posted by nickhesson View Post
      patching kernel... its been 10 minutes... anyone else?
      Me 2
    1. Mrquarter's Avatar
      Mrquarter -
      Quote Originally Posted by nickhesson View Post
      patching kernel... its been 10 minutes... anyone else?
      I am having the same issue. I am just going to let it sit there and wait.
    1. iAdamir's Avatar
      iAdamir -
      Quote Originally Posted by iAdamir View Post
      GUYS, how long does it takes after we touched the jailbreak icon on the homescreen to see any thing happen on the desktop app or iphone ? cuz i'm waiting and nothing is happening !
      anyone ?
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      I'm tempted to force a reboot.. of course my luck, first go.

      iPhone 4S with 6.1
    1. Mrquarter's Avatar
      Mrquarter -
      Quote Originally Posted by nickhesson View Post
      patching kernel... its been 10 minutes... anyone else?
      Mine was doing it for 10 minutes and now it is restarting
    1. Anndy's Avatar
      Anndy -
      Rebooting.... Seems OK :-)
    1. Dranon's Avatar
      Dranon -
      My chrome browser on my Mac is giving me the big red warning that there is MALWARE ahead detecting on the MODMYI website!!!
    1. Nick Hesson's Avatar
      Nick Hesson -
      For those having the long "patching Kernel"

      BE PATIENT! i just waited 10 minutes on my iPhone 4S on this screen. It works now