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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. BIG BUFF's Avatar
      BIG BUFF -
      Quote Originally Posted by javiert30 View Post
      Red letters on Cydia as expected, someting normal.
      Same hear
    1. lukinrats's Avatar
      lukinrats -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cimpy101 View Post
      So did all of you restore your do a DFU itunes restore before JBing? Is it necessary?
      I did, just because I had previously updated to 6.1 by OTA. Battery was worse when I did that, than it is with the DFU full software wipe and install. Dont know that it is necessary, but probably just advisable
    1. flaviocontreras's Avatar
      flaviocontreras -
      The Jailbreak worked flawless but like all other jailbreaks the first day Cydia is lagging because of everyone including me is trying to download app's.. But i am happy the Jailbreak is finally out.
    1. Outrager's Avatar
      Outrager -
      So my iPhone 4 was on Patching Kernel for 10 minutes then it restarted, but now it seems to be stuck on the Apple Logo. Anyone else get this? Should I wait or do a reset?

      Update: After 2 hard resets it finally booted up.
    1. onski's Avatar
      onski -
      theres an update on the changes section of cydia check it out
    1. rocky5's Avatar
      rocky5 -
      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.
      force shutdown your device & power it on again, loads up quick :-) mine done the same, iPhone5.
    1. Raybeast's Avatar
      Raybeast -
      Wooooooo😀
    1. samber's Avatar
      samber -
      Hey everyone,

      I was on 6.01 tethered Jailbreak. I just connected my device and clicked on Jailbreak and it worked. I did not upgrade to 6.1. Thanks evaders. The donation is on its way !!!



      Peace!!!!

      Amber.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by onski View Post
      theres an update on the changes section of cydia check it out
      Update for what?
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      If somebody needs the Mac version leave me a private message here with your email, I will send it to you.
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      Any sources in Cydia that work?
    1. iFrosty's Avatar
      iFrosty -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Update for what?
      for evasi0n apparently. Im holding off though
    1. desepticon's Avatar
      desepticon -
      Update with the cydia update for evasi0n issue: okay, after force rebooting it a buch of time (actually i was trying to get it into dfu mode) it ended up booting. YAY!
    1. broyo's Avatar
      broyo -
      Now we wait 5 days to be able to use cydia
    1. Hedrush's Avatar
      Hedrush -
      My 4s jailbreak went smoothly took no more than 5 minutes but the wife's 4s has been stuck on "finding offsets..." for 10 minutes.
    1. altoiddealer's Avatar
      altoiddealer -
      Worked like a charm
    1. hfinmyblood's Avatar
      hfinmyblood -
      Quote Originally Posted by desepticon View Post
      Update with the cydia update for evasi0n issue: okay, after force rebooting it a buch of time (actually i was trying to get it into dfu mode) it ended up booting. YAY!
      immediately after i read your post, my phone fixed itself.
    1. uzz's Avatar
      uzz -
      Forget Funday Sunday Roll on
      Fonday Monday
    1. Cimpy101's Avatar
      Cimpy101 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lukinrats View Post
      I did, just because I had previously updated to 6.1 by OTA. Battery was worse when I did that, than it is with the DFU full software wipe and install. Dont know that it is necessary, but probably just advisable
      I think I'll go ahead and do it just to be safe. I assume this means not to restore my last backup after jailbreaking? I have some apps with data I'd like to keep, but want a safe JB at the same time.
    1. gldoorii's Avatar
      gldoorii -
      Quote Originally Posted by icemike420 View Post
      My jailbreak button is greyed out still. Wont recognize my iPhone 5 6.1...??
      Glad I'm not the only one with this issue.