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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      iPhone 5 jailbreaked with no issues.... Thanks Evad3rs
    1. ForgottenHero's Avatar
      ForgottenHero -
      Done. But did anyone else get attacked by a trojan seconds before it went live?
    1. Evan88's Avatar
      Evan88 -
      My iPad 3 has been in Patching kernel for about 10 minutes now. Is this normal?
    1. lukinrats's Avatar
      lukinrats -
      Just got finished with no problems, however, I am unable to manage my account in Cydia, or open the featured or themes links. Probably just overloaded. could not have been more smoothly done
    1. kuanyu's Avatar
      kuanyu -
      iPhone 4s jailbroken. Will get my iPhone 5 tomorrow. WOOT!
    1. THEInternetExplorer's Avatar
      THEInternetExplorer -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anndy View Post
      Me 2
      thats too long!!
    1. DoWoRkSoN's Avatar
      DoWoRkSoN -
      Now let the Cydia crashes begin....can everyone so kindly not log in while I update and install all of my favorite tweaks. Thanks!
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      Red letters on Cydia as expected, someting normal.
    1. onski's Avatar
      onski -
      yep cant manage my account too, cant even purchase apps..
      installing free apps for a moment
    1. senorian's Avatar
      senorian -
      !!! that was awesome how easy it was to do the j/b. Thank you guys!
    1. chuk23chuk's Avatar
      chuk23chuk -
      Does this require iTunes? I'm mwindering if I can do it at school.
    1. Repins's Avatar
      Repins -
      Worked Great!! But can get into manage account. Blank Screen
    1. Mariousmc's Avatar
      Mariousmc -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThuD Muffin View Post
      Just gladly donated $6.10

      Seems appropriate
      Great Idea, I was going to give 5 but $6.10 is def more appropriate
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      so happy!
    1. gldoorii's Avatar
      gldoorii -
      Meh...doesn't recognize my iPhone. Jailbreak is greyed out. Figures.
    1. jasvncnt10's Avatar
      jasvncnt10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dranon View Post
      My chrome browser on my Mac is giving me the big red warning that there is MALWARE ahead detecting on the MODMYI website!!!
      Chrome has been doing that today on many websites. Just click advanced and hit proceed at my own risk. Doing this on many sites today
    1. markdh's Avatar
      markdh -
      I would say less that 5 min. 3 maybe :P..
      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?
    1. lilrican21's Avatar
      lilrican21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mrquarter View Post
      Hell yea! Mine is still patching kernel but hopefully its done soon!
      it will it's takes like 15 mins just to do. i was wondering the same thing lol
    1. ankit_jedi's Avatar
      ankit_jedi -
      Thank you Kiki the cat!!!!
    1. rocky5's Avatar
      rocky5 -
      Cant register my iphone 5 to my account in cydia :-/ i want my tweaks! :'-(