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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      Guys, planet being is working on a fix for weather app
    1. altoiddealer's Avatar
      altoiddealer -
      lol
    1. Dougr33's Avatar
      Dougr33 -
      It's crawling, but Cydia finally showing my paid apps on my iPad3, not yet on iPhone5
    1. strnad79's Avatar
      strnad79 -
      OK here is my experience - I run the jailbreak on iPhone 5. Everything went on just fine and got Cydia. Running Cydia was really slow, but after awhile packages got downloaded etc. When I tried to download simple SBSetttings - hash errors. Other stuff - same thing.
      Another weird thing is the fact the iPhone thought it is in a different time zone - GMT although I am GMT+1 - the clock was set to automatic update.
      I tried "hard reset" if it helps and it really did help - I got stuck on Apple logo. How did it help you ask? I am running 6.1 without jailbreak again as I had to restore my iPhone
      So overall - I may wait for version 1.1 or something like that. I am happy to have iCloud back up, so it does not bother me, but.... lets wait for those things to get fixed first.

      For those that have no issues - good on you :-)
    1. camxposure's Avatar
      camxposure -
      I do understand that the issue is due to everyone playing ON DEMAND video of the Super Bowl , so bandwidth worldwide is down... FYI, Baltimore WON, Beyonce dyes her hair to hide grey, the power failure was due to everyone trying to charge their iOS device at the same time... In anticipation of the Evasi0n release!!!!

      it works folks, just be patient... Everyone all got in the the game that bought a ticket, you just have to get in line and check in...
    1. dazdaman80's Avatar
      dazdaman80 -
      I had the same issue with being stuck on apple logo, followed previous posters suggestion of doing a hard reset, booted up as normal after that.
    1. camxposure's Avatar
      camxposure -
      REST IN PEACE Chris Kyle , for you waited too for this jailbreak

      NO BAN Ev3R
    1. iFrosty's Avatar
      iFrosty -
      Quote Originally Posted by camxposure View Post
      I do understand that the issue is due to everyone playing ON DEMAND video of the Super Bowl , so bandwidth worldwide is down... FYI, Baltimore WON, Beyonce dyes her hair to hide grey, the power failure was due to everyone trying to charge their iOS device at the same time... In anticipation of the Evasi0n release!!!!

      it works folks, just be patient... Everyone all got in the the game that bought a ticket, you just have to get in line and check in...

      I, um.... uh...
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by garfielgato2 View Post
      I donated, now happy. Good work!
      i actually thought i had a bug on my screen... thanks
      lol
    1. Jato_BZ's Avatar
      Jato_BZ -
      Ok not good, with the weather app crashing I decided to turn off the iPhone 5 iOS 6.1 jailbroke via Mac and the untether updated in Changes tab in Cydia. Was restored to 6.1 as a new phone via iTunes.

      Turned phone on and stuck on Apple Logo...have hard rebooted/reset about 6-10 times and nothing but the apple boot logo...

      :-(
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jato_BZ View Post
      Ok not good, with the weather app crashing I decided to turn off the iPhone 5 iOS 6.1 jailbroke via Mac and the untether updated in Changes tab in Cydia. Was restored to 6.1 as a new phone via iTunes.

      Turned phone on and stuck on Apple Logo...have hard rebooted/reset about 6-10 times and nothing but the apple boot logo...

      :-(
      other people said this too.

      i had to hard reboot 4 times then it worked again
    1. Tperry's Avatar
      Tperry -
      Anybody else having problems with Cydia not pulling up your My Account information?
    1. jukens's Avatar
      jukens -
      My weather app doesn't work now...
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Tperry View Post
      Anybody else having problems with Cydia not pulling up your My Account information?
      if you read the thread
    1. usernameisvalid's Avatar
      usernameisvalid -
      Followed all the instructions but cant install any packages on my ipod touch 5g os 6.1. help?
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Solution for weather.app problem:

      1) power off iphone using slide to power off
      2) plug iphone in to charge
      3) stand up
      4) go outside
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by usernameisvalid View Post
      Followed all the instructions but cant install any packages on my ipod touch 5g os 6.1. help?
      How to Jailbreak your iPhone 5 or iOS 6.x iDevice with evasi0n
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      If ya gitting errors its becuse of heavy traffic gonna have to wait till it slows down a bit.

      Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
      Solution for weather.app problem:

      1) power off iphone using slide to power down
      2) plug iphone in to charge
      3) stand up
      4) go outside
      Lol good one
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
      Solution for weather.app problem:

      1) power off iphone using slide to power down
      2) plug iphone in to charge
      3) stand up
      4) go outside
      amazing! lol
    1. Shlizz's Avatar
      Shlizz -
      Anyone else get stuck on the gathering info part, i dont touch my phone at all (like I was told) and it is just stuck there... 5/6.1