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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. rudylo1's Avatar
      rudylo1 -
      What a Great Day this is!!! $10 in your account already Evad3rs, even if you guys had us wait a little bit longer for the JB so google can put adds on your sight and for people to give more donations (no gun to head) like @i0n1c suggested on twitter. Thats just smart business .
    1. ugotpwned5's Avatar
      ugotpwned5 -
      Quote Originally Posted by AGIAMIU View Post
      Nothing works to be downloaded from Cydia
      That is a false statement. Most things cannot be downloaded due to the overload on the servers. I was lucky to get sbsettings on mine. Still waiting to download mywi 6
    1. Richard's Avatar
      Richard -
      The weather problem is a bit strange. It works on my Mini but not on my IP5 ??

      I personally find it a bit strange that they included the Weather app in the Jailbreak ?

      Any one know why ??
    1. bisayakid07's Avatar
      bisayakid07 -
      Just jailbroke my iPhone5 with issue at all. Everything is working.
    1. SAVAGE5's Avatar
      SAVAGE5 -
      Got FiveIcon and MobileSubstrate.
    1. SneakyFox's Avatar
      SneakyFox -
      Managed to added my list of sources from back when I had my 4S. 10/12 worked, two seemed to time out on each attempt. Oh well.

      Installed ThemeIt and BytaFont from Cydia. Everything else seemed to be problematic, so I'm killing some time by installing my old Carla theme from the TI app. 54% atm, happy days.
    1. -=viper=-'s Avatar
      -=viper=- -
      I heard ios 6 have problems on iphone 4 in compare to ios 5 - is that true?
    1. jakeyboy1990's Avatar
      jakeyboy1990 -
      I've had no issues with my iphone 5 jailbreak so far, other than the weather app problem

      I've actually managed to install a few cydia apps (winterboard, activator, infinifolders, unfold, hands-free control) and can confirm they all work on the iphone 5

      Hope i can get into my account soon so i can get intelliscreen and springtomize
    1. Cmds187's Avatar
      Cmds187 -
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cmds187 View Post
      What do I do to put my shsh
      SHSH have nothing to do with this thread or jailbreak. What are you trying to ask?
    1. buttamix's Avatar
      buttamix -
      i have cydia but having problems downloading stuff from cydia
    1. shigh's Avatar
      shigh -
      Quote Originally Posted by petrusk View Post
      Yes but turn your phone off and re-start it and the app won't work .
      Did that n my weather works fine.
    1. Jato_BZ's Avatar
      Jato_BZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by Faresismail View Post
      Bro wth! Just go to the app store and download accuweater or any other weather app! Just because the stock weather app is not loading doesnt mean its the end of the world. Plus u can still check the weather from NC
      No u can't check weather from NC I have this issue. It's busted all over for me.
    1. LoganKal's Avatar
      LoganKal -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anndy View Post
      Finished process.

      But on reboot, stuck on Patching Kernel" message.

      Is it normal?
      you need to be on a clean restore, had the same problem did a full restore and was literately done in 5 mins
    1. procamp's Avatar
      procamp -
      it starts rebooting fairly quickly....give it time.
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      biteSMS crashing to safe mode like crazy....this happening for anyone else?
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      From iOS 5 to 6, here I come.
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      What's the record for number of pages in one thread?
    1. towboattrash34's Avatar
      towboattrash34 -
      I don't know what jailbreak they gave us, but it is not the same 1 they are using. I can't even soft reboot my ph without it hanging up. I've been doing this since the 3 and have not seen so many problems. Ip5 6.1

      I think I'll restore and they can keep this jailbreak.
    1. djrobstephens's Avatar
      djrobstephens -
      Does anyone notice that their battery is completely draining after the jailbreak? I went from 100% to 65% in 45 mins and I'm not even using my phone. It's sleeping.