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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      do you have any tweaks that effect the Messages.app?
    1. weazle23's Avatar
      weazle23 -
      Quote Originally Posted by 3nrico View Post
      Native Messaging App crashes upon startup.Any suggestions?
      mine did that after installing copic. it would do it twice and then work
    1. Dgow452's Avatar
      Dgow452 -
      Thanks for four wonderful days of being jailbroken And to many many more
      Thanks to the jailbreak folks who are responsible for this.
    1. slicksj's Avatar
      slicksj -
      I wanted to try this on my iphone 3gs which is on 6.1, but it says I need activate my phone.
      I do not have original carrier SIM, any options ?
      Downgrade to 5.1 also not working.

      Please help.
    1. Ruffy559's Avatar
      Ruffy559 -
      Not Working
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ruffy559 View Post
      Not Working
      You replying to above post?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by slicksj View Post
      I wanted to try this on my iphone 3gs which is on 6.1, but it says I need activate my phone.
      I do not have original carrier SIM, any options ?
      Downgrade to 5.1 also not working.

      Please help.
      Jailbreak with redsnow (point redsnow to 6.0 firmware) then install evasi0n package in Cydia to untether (if needed depending on what bootrom you have).
    1. fup4000's Avatar
      fup4000 -
      Could someone pls. tell me what this means?
      & where to find the packages folder to get rid of it..
      TIAAttachment 621402
    1. iH85CH001's Avatar
      iH85CH001 -
      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?
      about 7 minutes for iphone 4, ipod touch 5, about 4 minutes... so the newer the device, the faster it will go. But it should definately not take more than say, 10 minutes... if it just stays at that, you can unplug your device, restart evasi0n, and plug it back in.
    1. slicksj's Avatar
      slicksj -
      Thanks Simon.
      After a lot of struggle, I was able to get to ver 4.1 using Tiny Umbr and redsnow.
      But the modem firmware is at 06.15.00
      I think .. could be wrong.. because of this 06.15, the phone keeps searching and I am getting as no service.
      I used ultrasn0w from cydia, but still the same error.
      I tried to go to 5.1.1 but redsnow gives me Exploit failed.
      Any suggestions.. I am a newbie.. could be trying too many combinations.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by slicksj View Post
      Thanks Simon.
      After a lot of struggle, I was able to get to ver 4.1 using Tiny Umbr and redsnow.
      But the modem firmware is at 06.15.00
      I think .. could be wrong.. because of this 06.15, the phone keeps searching and I am getting as no service.
      I used ultrasn0w from cydia, but still the same error.
      I tried to go to 5.1.1 but redsnow gives me Exploit failed.
      Any suggestions.. I am a newbie.. could be trying too many combinations.
      Use redsnow again and downgrade your baseband back to 5.13.04
    1. slicksj's Avatar
      slicksj -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Use redsnow again and downgrade your baseband back to 5.13.04
      I have oldbootrom and tried redsn0w_win_0.9.14b2, made it choose IPSW of 5.1.1 which I assume has the baseband you suggested.
      When I click on Jailbreak, it does some processing, reaches the dfu mode and then again processes something and finally says exploit failed.

      Am I missing something.

      Thanks in advance.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      nvm
    1. slicksj's Avatar
      slicksj -
      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      you can't downgrade the baseband
      so what do you suggest. how should I proceed, steps would be of great help.
      phone activation is stil a problem.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      ignore me
    1. Smekerit's Avatar
      Smekerit -
      I can't open the weather after i instal vshare
      Any way to fix that !
    1. Cmds187's Avatar
      Cmds187 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Smekerit View Post
      I can't open the weather after i instal vshare
      Any way to fix that !
      Uninstall vshare
    1. oralrobert's Avatar
      oralrobert -
      Hi, I'm new to Apple products. I want to use my ipad2, 6.1 as a personal wireless hotspot for my laptop running windows. Am I in the right place? Will this jailbreak enable me to do what I want? Thanks!
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by oralrobert View Post
      Hi, I'm new to Apple products. I want to use my ipad2, 6.1 as a personal wireless hotspot for my laptop running windows. Am I in the right place? Will this jailbreak enable me to do what I want? Thanks!
      You have to have cellular service for your iPad and be sure tethering isnt already included in your monthly charge. If you have service but not free tethering, then YES, you're in the right place!!!

      You'll need to jailbreak your iPad on ios 6.1 using the program at www.evasi0n.com. Once you're jailbroken, buy an app on Cydia called 'MyWi 6.' This app costs $20 but it is a one time charge as opposed to, say, AT&T's monthly $15 fee.

      You can then tether your laptop to your iPad using WiFi (drains battery the fastest), Bluetooth (a lot less battery drain), or USB to 30-Pin connector.
    1. oralrobert's Avatar
      oralrobert -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      You have to have cellular service for your iPad and be sure tethering isnt already included in your monthly charge. If you have service but not free tethering, then YES, you're in the right place!!!

      You'll need to jailbreak your iPad on ios 6.1 using the program at www.evasi0n.com. Once you're jailbroken, buy an app on Cydia called 'MyWi 6.' This app costs $20 but it is a one time charge as opposed to, say, AT&T's monthly $15 fee.

      You can then tether your laptop to your iPad using WiFi (drains battery the fastest), Bluetooth (a lot less battery drain), or USB to 30-Pin connector.

      Thank you! I guess it's time to give Verizon some more of my money...