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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      *mod edit*

      do you have a blog we can subscribe to?
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      Got hung up on "collecting offsets" screen for about 10 minutes, then it got stuck on the Apple boot logo for about 5 minutes. I did a hard reset and now it appears to be working and jailbroken. Cydia of course isn't working, but that's to be expected.

      No problems with my weather app.
    1. iphone925's Avatar
      iphone925 -
      When doing the restart it gets stuck on the apple logo After the hard restart its working now. Weather app still crashing
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      apparently cydia is attached to the stock market because both are going down!
    1. ugotpwned5's Avatar
      ugotpwned5 -
      After jailbreaking, don't do a hard reset for any reason. I did a hard reset after turning my phone on and off regularly. Right after installing cydia. I install the untether update. turned the phone off and on fine. I then hard resetted the phone to try and fix the weather.app but now i am seeing the lovely apple logo. BEWARE. very unstable as expected.
    1. Rescuer's Avatar
      Rescuer -
      Quote Originally Posted by ugotpwned5 View Post
      After jailbreaking, don't do a hard reset for any reason. I did a hard reset after turning my phone on and off regularly. Right after installing cydia. I install the untether update. turned the phone off and on fine. I then hard resetted the phone to try and fix the weather.app but now i am seeing the lovely apple logo. BEWARE. very unstable as expected.
      if you read the thread, many others already said this.

      and some have done hard reset multiple times, then it booted normal
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      you can't and won't fix the weather.app app by doing a hard reset

      Edit: just did a hard reset no issues at all
    1. CRF1000's Avatar
      CRF1000 -
      pod2g just posted about 30 mins ago via Twitter, "We are currently investigating the weather app problem. A fix will popup on Cydia when the problem is understood." Awesome news! Great JB guys!! Thank you!
    1. jess1976's Avatar
      jess1976 -
      ive done a couple of hard resets and had no problems
    1. Hedrush's Avatar
      Hedrush -
      The hard reset issue is a pain in the ***. Just had to do it 3 times to get phone back on after installing winterboard. By all accounts now tho my phone should never go off again.
    1. Dizzy714's Avatar
      Dizzy714 -
      My weather app works just fine.
    1. clincoln's Avatar
      clincoln -
      My Barclays Bank app isn't working like the weather app, anyone else having problems with any other apps?
    1. Shlizz's Avatar
      Shlizz -
      Anyone else get stuck on the gathering info part, i dont touch my phone at all (like I was told) and it is just stuck there... 5/6.1... Its been about an hour
    1. Hedrush's Avatar
      Hedrush -
      Quote Originally Posted by clincoln View Post
      My Barclays Bank app isn't working like the weather app, anyone else having problems with any other apps?
      Doesn't that require xCon?

      From the App store....

      Description
      Barclays Mobile Banking App.

      ** Please note: This app does not work on jailbroken handsets **
    1. nrfuller's Avatar
      nrfuller -
      I'm confused. Is the weather app not working a sign of bigger problems, or is it just that that one app won't load? Cuz personally I can live without the weather app if it means I can have a jailbroken phone. But maybe I'm missing something and the weather app not loading means there are greater issues that need to be addressed.

      Can anyone shed some light on this?
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Don't think it's a big issue something isn't working right with it and I'm sure the dev team is gonna have it fixed soon. I wouldn't worry about if that's the only issue people complaing about we good.
    1. iFrosty's Avatar
      iFrosty -
      Quote Originally Posted by nrfuller View Post
      I'm confused. Is the weather app not working a sign of bigger problems, or is it just that that one app won't load? Cuz personally I can live without the weather app if it means I can have a jailbroken phone. But maybe I'm missing something and the weather app not loading means there are greater issues that need to be addressed.

      Can anyone shed some light on this?
      Well without the weather app we cant shed "any" light...

      seriously though no one knows at the moment ( i dont think its serious )
    1. duceduc's Avatar
      duceduc -
      Is it possible to create a custom 6.1 firmware to preserve baseband on an iphone4 and run evasi0n to jailbreak after? I use grevy sim to unlock.
    1. clincoln's Avatar
      clincoln -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hedrush View Post
      Doesn't that require xCon?

      From the App store....

      Description
      Barclays Mobile Banking App.

      ** Please note: This app does not work on jailbroken handsets **
      Thanks for answering this, might mean restore as need banking app.
    1. iFrosty's Avatar
      iFrosty -
      Quote Originally Posted by duceduc View Post
      Is it possible to create a custom 6.1 firmware to preserve baseband on an iphone4 and run evasi0n to jailbreak after? I use grevy sim to unlock.
      Eventually yes. Those types of Jailbreaks dont get released right away. They take maybe a few days. (Like Sn0wbreeze or pwngetool)