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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. atticuscc04's Avatar
      atticuscc04 -
      Fixed the weather app problem be restoring my phone and re-jailbreaking. iPhone 5 with 6.1
    1. Pinoy's Avatar
      Pinoy -
      I'm on 6.1 and weather is crashing. So that can't be a fix.
    1. Jato_BZ's Avatar
      Jato_BZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by x_IMMORTAL_x View Post
      I am also having this probably. When I try to open the weather app it just crashes immediately.
      Same here...
    1. alirz's Avatar
      alirz -
      has anyone thought about re-restores to stock or a custom 6.1 once apple stops signing it. especially for iphone 5?..im sure apple will be releasing 6.1.1 soon....and u know JB'ed devices crash and tend to get stuck at boot logos due to all the tweak mishaps etc...
    1. edwilk55's Avatar
      edwilk55 -
      Done. Easy peasy! You guys ROCK!!!!
    1. DanOptic's Avatar
      DanOptic -
      Quote Originally Posted by atticuscc04 View Post
      Fixed the weather app problem be restoring my phone and re-jailbreaking. iPhone 5 with 6.1
      restart your phone again ad test it
    1. petrusk's Avatar
      petrusk -
      Quote Originally Posted by atticuscc04 View Post
      Fixed the weather app problem be restoring my phone and re-jailbreaking. iPhone 5 with 6.1
      Yes but turn your phone off and re-start it and the app won't work .
    1. Hedrush's Avatar
      Hedrush -
      Iphone 4s. Weather app was working until I rebooted. Just crashes back to springboard now. No biggy I'm sure a small patch will sort that at some point.
    1. atticuscc04's Avatar
      atticuscc04 -
      Shoot it worked after I restarted the phone then I exited out of the app completely to test and now it doesn't work again. Bummer.
    1. EVO's Avatar
      EVO -
      Oh cydia how I loathe you, and yet how i miss you so much..

      now you are back in my life and I am complete...
    1. petrusk's Avatar
      petrusk -
      Quote Originally Posted by atticuscc04 View Post
      Shoot it worked after I restarted the phone then I exited out of the app completely to test and now it doesn't work again. Bummer.
      Exactly, although I wouldn't worry too much about it. I'm sure a fix will be released soon likely via Cydia when things calm down.
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      i timed mine. it took me 3 minutes and 44 seconds from my clicking of jailbreak to the message saying its complete. i have an iPhone 4s on a fresh 6.1 update.
    1. Liveitlive's Avatar
      Liveitlive -
      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?
      Mine took 3:18 from the jailbreak button till it said complete.. Then another 1:35 till the phone was done and unlockable (forgot to set password lock off on the i5 after doing the pod and pad :/)
    1. ecd5000's Avatar
      ecd5000 -
      somebody pinch me as this still seems like a dream
    1. Assassination's Avatar
      Assassination -
      Cydia is acting like a ***** right now. I Donate 10$ to the evasi0n team. Good job guys. Lets get cydia working!
    1. rayndog3's Avatar
      rayndog3 -
      Quote Originally Posted by petrusk View Post
      Yes but turn your phone off and re-start it and the app won't work .
      yup, mine was working till I turned the phone off then back on, now it crashes on startup.
    1. MarkSta1's Avatar
      MarkSta1 -
      Is anyone else having boot problems? When I turn my iPhone 4s (6.1) off and attempt to power on again, I get stuck on the apple logo. I then have to force reboot in order to get the phone on. I've had to force reboot as many as 3 times before the phone finally booted up.
    1. phazedd's Avatar
      phazedd -
      Quote Originally Posted by petrusk View Post
      only thing that seems not to work now is the weather app : ). evasi0n installed it on both my ipads and has rendered it to completely crash on my iphone 5 .

      for those of you saying the jb doesn't work. you're wrong, cydia is under a lot of stress right now, be patient!
      cydia is def overloaded i have two iphones one 4s on 6.1 and one 4 on 5.1.1 and i cant load up on 5.1.1 on cydia and 6.1 so the jailbreak is def fine we just all have to be patient
    1. mlevine54's Avatar
      mlevine54 -
      Anyone else having battery problems on iPhone 5 on 6.1??? Usage says I used it for 5 hrs and I'm at 25%
    1. Jato_BZ's Avatar
      Jato_BZ -
      Quote Originally Posted by MarkSta1 View Post
      Is anyone else having boot problems? When I turn my iPhone 4s (6.1) off and attempt to power on again, I get stuck on the apple logo. I then have to force reboot in order to get the phone on. I've had to force reboot as many as 3 times before the phone finally booted up.
      Same here...hangs on boot logo forever...then hard reset it & then it works. Think I will restore then just wait for an update to the JB tool. Weather App crashing constantly...too buggy...