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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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 877 Comments
    1. Taz1981's Avatar
      Taz1981 -
      remember when it use to take ALL day to JB phone and you had to sit there and click and type and pray you did it right? Good times Gooood times
    1. cainy393's Avatar
      cainy393 -
      There seems to be the occasional issue with stages taking a rather long time. I had to wait about five minutes for the "gathering offsets" stage.
      Don't worry people!! Just leave your device and wait a good long while before doing anything!
    1. master_va's Avatar
      master_va -
      Can't login to cyda( manage account) so i cant download any of my paid tweaks
      uhhh
    1. hfinmyblood's Avatar
      hfinmyblood -
      installed winterboard, it rebooted and now seems to be stuck at apple logo
    1. Trooper Sam's Avatar
      Trooper Sam -
      evasi0n isn't opening on my iMac. All I get is a finder window, no app.
    1. tocnai's Avatar
      tocnai -
      thanks modmyi for mirroring the downloads
    1. desepticon's Avatar
      desepticon -
      when I refreshed cydia there was an update for the evasi0n untethered jailbreak. I installed it and now i'm stuck at apple logo.
    1. iFrosty's Avatar
      iFrosty -
      Quote Originally Posted by desepticon View Post
      when I refreshed cydia there was an update for the evasi0n untethered jailbreak. I installed it and now i'm stuck at apple logo.

      Do you see it in finder? IT should appear on the left hand side like a disk that you can eject
    1. dveer's Avatar
      dveer -
      Worked like a charm! No problems. 5 min is about right for the actual jailbreak.
    1. icemike420's Avatar
      icemike420 -
      My jailbreak button is greyed out still. Wont recognize my iPhone 5 6.1...??
    1. iFrosty's Avatar
      iFrosty -
      Quote Originally Posted by desepticon View Post
      when I refreshed cydia there was an update for the evasi0n untethered jailbreak. I installed it and now i'm stuck at apple logo.
      Ironically i tweeted to them about that update maybe 5 mins ago. no response. But now that you are stuck at the apple logo i may hold off.
    1. Colin9001's Avatar
      Colin9001 -
      Apple probably already patched it and is releasing a 6.1.1 tomorrow
    1. pakitos's Avatar
      pakitos -
      I'm gonna cry :')
    1. lukinrats's Avatar
      lukinrats -
      Quote Originally Posted by desepticon View Post
      when I refreshed cydia there was an update for the evasi0n untethered jailbreak. I installed it and now i'm stuck at apple logo.
      Yea, it may end up being tonight before you can do squat. This is the result of millions of jailbreakers waiting for a jailbreak. Iphone 5 users waiting months for anything. It will settle down. Just glad the jailbreak is done, and now Cydia will be there when things settle. I cant thank these guys enough

      Whoops, I meant to make the above reply to the post below. Instead I accidentally replied to your post.

      Quote Originally Posted by master_va View Post
      Can't login to cyda( manage account) so i cant download any of my paid tweaks
      uhhh
    1. Cimpy101's Avatar
      Cimpy101 -
      So did all of you restore your do a DFU itunes restore before JBing? Is it necessary?
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Any problems with Cydia lag yet? I'm stuck at work!!!
    1. hfinmyblood's Avatar
      hfinmyblood -
      my iphone is deaded
    1. iAdamir's Avatar
      iAdamir -
      Anyone succeeded to download Auxo yet ? the purchase button doesn't appear, only an "install button" after a wail, and if you press it, the download fails because it says you need to purchase it.
    1. MMX007's Avatar
      MMX007 -
      OH YEAHHHHHHH!

      Amazing Work Guys - THANK YOU!!!!

      Now I'm ready to buy my iPhone 5
    1. onski's Avatar
      onski -
      Quote Originally Posted by iAdamir View Post
      Anyone succeeded to download Auxo yet ? the purchase button doesn't appear, only an "install button" after a wail, and if you press it, the download fails because it says you need to purchase it.
      not just auxo, guess it fails on all paid apps.. im just installing free apps for now