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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. x_IMMORTAL_x's Avatar
      x_IMMORTAL_x -
      Quote Originally Posted by atticuscc04 View Post
      Anyone else have a problem with the stock weather app not working anymore after the jailbreak? iPhone 5 on 6.1. Open the stock weather app and it immediately closes. Any suggestions???
      I am also having this probably. When I try to open the weather app it just crashes immediately.
    1. atticuscc04's Avatar
      atticuscc04 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iFrosty View Post
      Yup
      i dont care personally but it does FC when opened
      Bummer.......If I didn't use it I wouldn't care, but I tweeted the jailbreak team to let them know though.
    1. iFrosty's Avatar
      iFrosty -
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkDragonAn View Post
      I updated my iPhone 5 over the Air when it was available before i read that we needed to updated through iTune can I still Jailbreak it I try to restore my iPhone yesterday but iTune is not letting me do it, "it saying the iPhone is not Eligible for Restoring" i was Uh... So what shoould I do.
      Sounds like you saved your blobs with tiny umbrella and your hosts file needs to be changed.
    1. zajaco0's Avatar
      zajaco0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by atticuscc04 View Post
      Anyone else have a problem with the stock weather app not working anymore after the jailbreak? iPhone 5 on 6.1. Open the stock weather app and it immediately closes. Any suggestions???
      Yup, same here! Mine keeps crashing.
    1. Colin9001's Avatar
      Colin9001 -
      Quote Originally Posted by pang2000 View Post
      app sync has nothing to do with piracy, but with development, empty comments like these hurt the community. First of all follow the steps and everything should work, i just restored to factory and no problems at all with any of my devices. it was a breeze easy. Thanks to evation. And again i need to ask since this is my first jailbreak how to i install apps on it sych as app sync and lock info etc
      Regardless *******/********** is not being updated anymore like I said. And it was made by a developer that released illegal software..
      As for your other question cydia is down. no one knows when it will be back, and can do anything about it until the huge rush is over.
    1. Anup8788's Avatar
      Anup8788 -
      Hi, anyone manage to get Installious working on iOS 6.1 jailbroken using evasi0n 1.0? I keep getting error when i tried to add the source "Verification Error"
    1. politicalslug's Avatar
      politicalslug -
      My iPhone 5 was stuck on the Patching Kernel screen for nearly 25 minutes. That's a crazy long time. It finally reboot just now and all is well. Thanks Evaders!!!
    1. eskco's Avatar
      eskco -
      Stock Weather app not working on iPod touch 5th gen either.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Quote Originally Posted by pang2000 View Post
      app sync has nothing to do with piracy, but with development, empty comments like these hurt the community. First of all follow the steps and everything should work, i just restored to factory and no problems at all with any of my devices. it was a breeze easy. Thanks to evation. And again i need to ask since this is my first jailbreak how to i install apps on it sych as app sync and lock info etc
      app sync is to do with piracy it was created by ********* to allow installing (cracked).ipa's without iTunes:
      ******* patches MobileInstallation file on iOS which is needed in order to install .ipa files manually without using iTunes.
      they created it for the sole purpose of using cracked apps, the fact that it can help legit people wasn't their intention
    1. Colin9001's Avatar
      Colin9001 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anup8788 View Post
      Hi, anyone manage to get Installious working on iOS 6.1 jailbroken using evasi0n 1.0? I keep getting error when i tried to add the source "Verification Error"
      Development for the app is 100% dead. It won't be updated anymore.
      the forum is also anti-piracy and wouldn't help you anyway.
    1. dazdaman80's Avatar
      dazdaman80 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainUnDeaD View Post
      is there is any "******* for IOS 6+" ?????
      Tut Tut Tut !
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      Quote Originally Posted by atticuscc04 View Post
      Anyone else have a problem with the stock weather app not working anymore after the jailbreak? iPhone 5 on 6.1. Open the stock weather app and it immediately closes. Any suggestions???
      stock weather app working perfectly on my newly jailbroken iPhone 5 running iOS 6.0.2
    1. icemike420's Avatar
      icemike420 -
      Worked perfectly iPhone 5!! Only took 4 min! Thank you @evad3rs!!!!
    1. pakitos's Avatar
      pakitos -
      Damn we should take turn to download stuff from Cydia...
    1. atticuscc04's Avatar
      atticuscc04 -
      Quote Originally Posted by regkilla View Post
      stock weather app working perfectly on my newly jailbroken iPhone 5 running iOS 6.0.2
      Seems to be a hit and miss problem. Seeing others on twitter with the same problem and others without it. Hopefully there will be a work around for those of us with the problem. Don't want to restore my phone and re-jailbreak meh.......
    1. Anup8788's Avatar
      Anup8788 -
      Colin9001, thanks for your reply, is there any other app like mod edit?
    1. dazdaman80's Avatar
      dazdaman80 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anup8788 View Post
      Hi, anyone manage to get Installious working on iOS 6.1 jailbroken using evasi0n 1.0? I keep getting error when i tried to add the source "Verification Error"
      its is now obsolete, as will jailbreaking be if people like you continue to ruin it for everyone !
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Quote Originally Posted by pakitos View Post
      Damn we should take turn to download stuff from Cydia...
      ok pick a number I'm 1,000,000,000,001
    1. vokal_guy's Avatar
      vokal_guy -
      Quote Originally Posted by zajaco0 View Post
      Yup, same here! Mine keeps crashing.
      Mine works, iphone5
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      Quote Originally Posted by atticuscc04 View Post
      Seems to be a hit and miss problem. Seeing others on twitter with the same problem and others without it. Hopefully there will be a work around for those of us with the problem. Don't want to restore my phone and re-jailbreak meh.......
      the weather app force close problem must be an iOS 6.1 issue.