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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. BlueGene's Avatar
      BlueGene -
      Damn, Cydia is broken! :P
      Stand up and fight like a man, Cydia!
    1. iFrosty's Avatar
      iFrosty -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cimpy101 View Post
      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.
      Just backup your phone
      Restore in itunes to 6.1 (if you did ANY OTA updates)
      Let itunes do its thing
    1. apexad's Avatar
      apexad -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThuD Muffin View Post
      Just gladly donated $6.10

      Seems appropriate
      You might have just started a trend. I like your thinking. I sent $6.10 too. Interesting that it's going to saurik.
    1. lillewis51's Avatar
      lillewis51 -
      Ipad4 retina and iphone5 free from jail thank you evad3rs! Donation sent!
    1. altoiddealer's Avatar
      altoiddealer -
      For anyone having trouble getting into DFU mode, I found that most guides don't explain it properly.
      It works flawless for me every time by this process:
      1.) Turn off device.
      2.) Turn on device. When Apple logo appears, immediately hold lock/home buttons for 10 seconds.
      3.) After 10 seconds, release lock button and continue holding home button until the window appears in iTunes saying that it has detected a device in recovery mode
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      Is Cydia down? lmao
    1. Hedrush's Avatar
      Hedrush -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hedrush View Post
      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.
      Scratch that its just rebooted and finished its thing . Happy days
    1. Ijosito's Avatar
      Ijosito -
      I am getting red lines on anything I try in Cydia. Anyone else have this problem? I have not been able to install anything.
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ijosito View Post
      I am getting red lines on anything I try in Cydia. Anyone else have this problem? I have not been able to install anything.
      same here. Cydia down due to all the traffic
    1. iFrosty's Avatar
      iFrosty -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ijosito View Post
      I am getting red lines on anything I try in Cydia. Anyone else have this problem? I have not been able to install anything.
      Its gonna be a while before those lines disappear. This is normal.
    1. b00st4ddicted's Avatar
      b00st4ddicted -
      For those who can't get into DFU mode. I used tinyumbrella and I just clicked on the "Enter Recovery" button.
      Too bad Cydia is down =\
    1. Sniper488's Avatar
      Sniper488 -
      On my iPad it loaded the weather app but it's not visible in notifications to turn it on so it's in the notification pull down screen???
    1. RudeGerbil's Avatar
      RudeGerbil -
      Anyone know if it is required to update themes?
      I posted my first theme on The BigBoss Repo , so maybe you won't be able to answer my question...
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      If somebody needs Windows or Mac version send me a private message here with your email, I will send it to you...
    1. lizzy954's Avatar
      lizzy954 -
      OMG !! the easiest Jailbreak I have everrrrr experienced !! wow wow wow yipee yoooo yipee yeeee All three devices JB in less than 5 min !! Key thing was to have it prepared for the jb all is working great too,,, no nothing !!! so worth the wait !! This will be it for me and Apple,,,,, bye bye Apple !!
    1. chriskaraokeman's Avatar
      chriskaraokeman -
      Jailbreak ran fine, but anything I try and get from Cydia I get an internal server error and the installation crashes.
    1. bigmoss's Avatar
      bigmoss -
      Got an error right off the bat Failed to connect to Lockdownd (-12)
    1. ratbrain's Avatar
      ratbrain -
      works great. every repo is getting hammered tho....
    1. chriskaraokeman's Avatar
      chriskaraokeman -
      Ok so Cydia is being hammered, I will try later
    1. Colin9001's Avatar
      Colin9001 -
      At school and I need admin privileges.... =.= ****. Guess I gotta wait another hour.