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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. jasvncnt10's Avatar
      jasvncnt10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by DJ NiveK View Post
      is it just me or is cydia barely working? i can't install nothing... guessing it's from the traffic?
      Seriously? Did you bother reading any part of this thread?
    1. Darkkz's Avatar
      Darkkz -
      Anyone got stucket at the 'clicking the icon on the springboard' part? It's been like 15 minutes and nothing changed in evasi0n installer. What should i do? Click it again?
    1. ukblake's Avatar
      ukblake -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anndy View Post
      Me 2
      Pod2g says if Cydia is stuck at "patching kernel" to hold the home and power button until it forces a reboot. This should solve the problem.
    1. Laxu's Avatar
      Laxu -
      Oh God. Cydia. How I lived widout u
      love u guys
      thanks EVADERS
    1. MoDaLoT's Avatar
      MoDaLoT -
      Quote Originally Posted by NOYB111 View Post
      Should show up on your last page of icons... I did a 4S and iPad4.. both took about 5 minutes with no issues.
      I did all that before It's not showing. Maybe I should try to restore fresh and do it again.
    1. jetsetjoey's Avatar
      jetsetjoey -
      ThankYouThankYouThankYou to the JailBreak Team!!!
      I just posted a humble $20 to their PayPal account ;-)
    1. DJ NiveK's Avatar
      DJ NiveK -
      Quote Originally Posted by jasvncnt10 View Post
      Seriously? Did you bother reading any part of this thread?
      lol i forgot how to use this forum in so long, i didn't check... my bad.

      i was on the android boat for too long. i have an itouch 5 now so bare with me xD
    1. jetsetjoey's Avatar
      jetsetjoey -
      After a (successful) JailBreak, Cydia immediately showed an update for envasi0n Untethered 1.1 & of course I updated.
      Does anyone know what that supposedly fixed because I didn't see any issues???
    1. DayumQuitPlayin's Avatar
      DayumQuitPlayin -
      Can't download/install anything or access my account info, but I'm just glad to have jailbroken my iPhone 5. Once the servers are stopped being bombarded, I'm sure we're all able to install our cherished tweaks and apps.

      Anticipating getting these ASAP:
      1. Infinidock
      2. Infinifolder
      3. SBSettings
      4. BiteSMS

      Today's a good day :-)
    1. bradmullins007's Avatar
      bradmullins007 -
      Meet ME the first person to brick their device this morning. I've been Jailbreaking since IOS 3 but there's hope a restore will work....ill update the thread later
    1. MauiDigi's Avatar
      MauiDigi -
      Got stuck on 'Finding Offsets...' for about 15 minutes, maybe a little less, started up. Ran Cydia, respring'ed'. After getting an error for SBS, and a long time to refresh 'Changes', figured it was better to wait until things calm down. Thanks @pimskeks, @planetbeing, @pod2g, and @MuscleNerd!!! You made a lot of people very happy today! [Donated]
    1. DQEight's Avatar
      DQEight -
      Quote Originally Posted by jetsetjoey View Post
      After a (successful) JailBreak, Cydia immediately showed an update for envasi0n Untethered 1.1 & of course I updated.
      Does anyone know what that supposedly fixed because I didn't see any issues???
      I'm wondering this as well, except I cannot even get that update because of the Hammering the Cydia servers are taking. Most I can do right now is add my repos and even then, adding a repo takes about 5 minutes for each because of all the errors
    1. Merman123's Avatar
      Merman123 -
      Overall smooth process. After jailbreaking I loaded cydia just to click around and everything seemed fine (aside from the slow loads). After that I decided to restart, just to ensure the untethered(ness?) I got stuck at the apple logo for 15 minutes, so I decided to force reboot and that seemed to have worked. Not sure what that was all about.

      Anyway, I donated $50.00. I thought it would be fair considering how many devices I'm going to jailbreak with this tool.
    1. XTRoRDiNAiRE's Avatar
      XTRoRDiNAiRE -
      Is anyone else getting bad gateway errors ?
    1. wickedfx's Avatar
      wickedfx -
      Updated my iphone 5 to 6.1, and jailbroke it. All went perfect, bu lost my custom carrier logo, and weather app crashes.

      Jailbroke my wife's iphone 5 runnung 6.0, and it got stuck on patching kernal. Forced reboot, and it works perfect. Custom carrier logo is still there, and weather app works fine.

      I should have stayed on 6.0
    1. Darkkz's Avatar
      Darkkz -
      I can't get past that phase when i'm supposed to click that goddamn icon. Can some1 help me or atleast share their thoughts? After clicking how long it took to move to the next step?
    1. Merman123's Avatar
      Merman123 -
      Just noticed my weather app crashes as well.
    1. MarkSta1's Avatar
      MarkSta1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Merman123 View Post
      Overall smooth process. After jailbreaking I loaded cydia just to click around and everything seemed fine (aside from the slow loads). After that I decided to restart, just to ensure the untethered(ness?) I got stuck at the apple logo for 15 minutes, so I decided to force reboot and that seemed to have worked. Not sure what that was all about.

      Anyway, I donated $50.00. I thought it would be fair considering how many devices I'm going to jailbreak with this tool.
      I have this problem as well. I tried checking to see if the phone would boot and got stuck on the apple logo. I've had to force reboot as many as 3 times before the phone turned on.

      Also, my stock weather app stopped working.

      I'm restoring and going to wait a while on the jailbreak and hopefully these bugs will be ironed out.
    1. Merman123's Avatar
      Merman123 -
      I just noticed that on my iPad mini, the weather app is loading up as a scaled down iPhone app. My iPhone 5 weather crashes instantaneously.
    1. 2moon's Avatar
      2moon -
      Does anyone know if evasion alters the device baseband?
      And can anyone tell me what are the consequences of doing so?