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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. Ijosito's Avatar
      Ijosito -
      Quote Originally Posted by iFrosty View Post
      Its gonna be a while before those lines disappear. This is normal.
      Does make it a bit worthless, for the time being, anyways.
    1. lillewis51's Avatar
      lillewis51 -
      Having trouble downloading anything from Curia right now... Everything is getting errors
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      I'm donating!!!! These guys/gals are Gods.
    1. iFrosty's Avatar
      iFrosty -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ijosito View Post
      Does make it a bit worthless, for the time being, anyways.
      Well if this is your first rodeo in jailbreaking it will seem like that. However this happens every time. Maybe im accustomed to it or something.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      there is a mistake in the article, it should be @pimskeks not @pimskeels
    1. Colin9001's Avatar
      Colin9001 -
      This also may be the biggest jailbreak yet. You can search for deb files on the Internet and install them via ifunbox.
    1. dennisdionisio's Avatar
      dennisdionisio -
      will donate 20$. :-)
    1. RandyTG's Avatar
      RandyTG -
      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?
      less than 5 minutes.
    1. Trooper Sam's Avatar
      Trooper Sam -
      Nevermind, my iMac was being dumb, needed a restart. It's fine now.
    1. strnad79's Avatar
      strnad79 -
      Has anyone tried to jailbreak Apple TV2?
    1. atorres062's Avatar
      atorres062 -
      Quote Originally Posted by lillewis51 View Post
      Having trouble downloading anything from Curia right now... Everything is getting errors
      Same here, could it be too many of us contacting their servers & preventing from anything to download?
    1. Cimpy101's Avatar
      Cimpy101 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iFrosty View Post
      Just backup your phone
      Restore in itunes to 6.1 (if you did ANY OTA updates)
      Let itunes do its thing
      Jailbreak
      I've done that. My question now is can i restore from my last backup or should I just start fresh?
    1. iFrosty's Avatar
      iFrosty -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cimpy101 View Post
      I've done that. My question now is can i restore from my last backup or should I just start fresh?
      You can restore from the backup
    1. RandyTG's Avatar
      RandyTG -
      Jailbreak was super easy, but Cydia is unresponsive.
    1. unison999's Avatar
      unison999 -
      woo hoo! Just waiting for Call Block to be updated to 6.1.
    1. jasvncnt10's Avatar
      jasvncnt10 -
      Really? Is this the first time some of you have ever JB? Of course Cydia is going to have issues. Why do we need to read all theses threads reporting the same thing about Cydia. Just have to wait
    1. BennyPR's Avatar
      BennyPR -
      I can't open my Cydia account. iPhone 5 GSM ATT

      I have this message: Not found (error to origin)

      Thanks
    1. pang2000's Avatar
      pang2000 -
      i jailbreakwd succesfully, but now how do i install ******* so i can install ipa files
    1. illadope's Avatar
      illadope -
      If anyone needs a mirror I uploaded OSX & Windows versions to my FTP!

      6.0 untethered Jailbreak - illablog
    1. Assassination's Avatar
      Assassination -
      What's wrong with cydia , it keeps saying the request timed out.