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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. 250curatolo's Avatar
      250curatolo -
      Ok 1. What is dfu mode and how do you do it. When restoring as new wont I loose everything and have to re jail break
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Here a link about dfu mode.

      http://m.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=1034


      And it's always best to restore as new so no issues come with new firmware. Ya have iCloud for contacts notes and all. Music apps and stuff can put back on manually
    1. 250curatolo's Avatar
      250curatolo -
      Ok thanks so much, your right all my apps will in the app store and best do take a little extra time to do it right then f'up the phone. Thanks so agakn
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Welcome glad to help
    1. hughEE's Avatar
      hughEE -
      Respect.
    1. csedgewick's Avatar
      csedgewick -
      Hi, sorry if this may sound stupid, but when you do this jailbreak, does this mean your device is open to all networks? Apologies again if this is a ridiculous question. New to all this ha .

      Chris
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      What ya mean open to all networks?

      And there is nothing bad that can happen to ya phone. Just stay away from the piracy repos and nothing will happen to ya phone.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      @Chris
      Or...if you're that concerned, you can get an app called MobileTerminal and change the ROOT password to your device. This way, nobody will be able to remotely get into your device!
    1. himerjackson2's Avatar
      himerjackson2 -
      evasi0n - Version 1.5.4 new version has been released for ios 6.1.3 For more info visit removed
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by himerjackson2 View Post
      evasi0n - Version 1.5.4 new version has been released for ios 6.1.3 For more info visit removed
      No, it hasn't. And that site is a not theirs, it's a fake.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      -BUMP-

      OOO.. Did I actually beat Anthony to this news before he wrote an article??!!

      If you launch Cydia today - you will no longer see your saved blobs from 6.0-6.1.2 listed accross the top. There is a notice pointing you to belowon the screen and an 'apology article' from Saurik. Now it's NOT news to insiders that there was something wrong with the API Tickets in the saved blobs at Cydia starting with 6.0 and lasting thru 6.1.2 - but what's 'news' is Saurik erasing them from Cydia servers and a big apology letter.

      I'm glad I saved my 6.1.2 also to TU (without Cydia upload option).

    1. bbrks's Avatar
      bbrks -
      Done it, very early this morning
      As a matter of fact, we are discussing it all day long on our local iforum.
      BTW, I have a question, what should be the right size of properly saved blobs....any idea?
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by bbrks View Post
      Done it, very early this morning
      As a matter of fact, we are discussing it all day long on our local iforum.
      BTW, I have a question, what should be the right size of properly saved blobs....any idea?
      Don't know about size.
      But - when you say 'done it this morning' - keep in mind that what 'you done' was save 6.1.3 and not 6.1.2 or lower even if that's what your phone in on. Saving of SHSH blobs with their appropriate APTickets can only be done while a signing window is open. Once that signing window closes you can't ever get your blobs saved for the current iOS you're running. iOS 6.1.3 has been out now. So when we save our SHSHBlobs now - we're saving 6.1.3 blobs and not 6.1.2. Maybe you already know that - but for others who are new to the whole 'blob' thing.

      That's why this was such a big deal for people who rely only on Cydia to autosave their blobs for them while a signing window is open. People who only relied on Cydia this time and never used TinyUmbrella don't have a copy of their 6.0-6.1.2 blobs ANYWHERE now and can't ever get them again. Not that any of us would ever need them - since iOS7 is pretty close.. But if there's any reason you hate iOS7 and they find a bootrom exploit for iP4S or iP5 - you would never be able to downgrade to 6. Again - practically speaking that's a pretty far-fetched scenario I just described - but it's still a very big deal for people with iPhone 3GS, 4 and iPad2.
    1. bbrks's Avatar
      bbrks -
      Fair enough, I know what you mean and I am glad you explained this to the public all around. I know the whole story and I always save my blobs on the PC, as soon as new IOS is out. That is exactly why I successfully restored my i4 to 6.1.2, when I was in trouble. My English is not that good and I wouldn't be able to explain it to the people the way you did.
    1. stacyth's Avatar
      stacyth -
      question im on tmobile iphone 5 woot finally,, but I want to just ad cydia any way without bricking it?
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      What firmware are you on
    1. w2far's Avatar
      w2far -
      Hi...
      I'm the new kid.
      I have the 4S ver. 6.1.3 any chance there will be a jailbreak for that ?
      I just heard of this today...OUTSTANDING!!!
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by w2far View Post
      Hi...
      I'm the new kid.
      I have the 4S ver. 6.1.3 any chance there will be a jailbreak for that ?
      I just heard of this today...OUTSTANDING!!!
      You heard incorrectly. There are a lot of hoaxes out there right now giving people false hope. There won't be any new jailbreak available for 4S and 5 until iOS 7. Sorry you were given bad information.
    1. bizzy420's Avatar
      bizzy420 -
      i havent kept up in awhile, and currently using 4s on 5.1.1. i am pretty muhc stuck on 5.1.1 until a new jb comes out for the 6.1.3?
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Won't be one for 6.1.3 ya stuck till iOS 7 comes out