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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. Colby21's Avatar
      Colby21 -
      "The iPhone could not be restored because the firmware file is not compatible."

      Any help here!??!!?

      I have an iPhone 5
      Trying to run iPhone5,1_6.1_10B143_Restore.ipsw

      Any help is appreciated!
    1. mlevine54's Avatar
      mlevine54 -
      Oh wow that's crazy. I'm holding off till all this is worked out. And I need apple to fix my battery. I have an iPhone 5 on 6.1 and my battery life is objectively bad
    1. Cardiac's Avatar
      Cardiac -
      I get a preferenceloader package error in Cydia. Also Cydia Repo isn't working... Cydia Bug..?
    1. ugotpwned5's Avatar
      ugotpwned5 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Colby21 View Post
      "The iPhone could not be restored because the firmware file is not compatible."

      Any help here!??!!?

      I have an iPhone 5
      Trying to run iPhone5,1_6.1_10B143_Restore.ipsw

      Any help is appreciated!
      Make sure you selected the right firmware for your idevice. There are certain ones for different carriers.

      Like for example you may have used iPhone5,1_6.1_10B143_Restore.ipsw but really you may have needed iPhone5,2_6.1_10B143_Restore.ipsw

      Notice the iphone5,1 & iphone5,2 are different
    1. iphonerookie's Avatar
      iphonerookie -
      now that i have my iphone 5 jailbroken...how do i get all my paid packages back that i had purchased on my iphone 4s? they all aren't showing up as officially purchased anymore since it's a different device.
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      My i4 wouldn't upgrade, failed. But it would restore. So I let it, it did, no issues. Try using Restore. The jb took a bit less than 5 minutes on my iMac, smooth and easy. Of course Cydia is effectively missing in action, nothing will fully load on phone, so phone is jailbroken but stock.
    1. Cardiac's Avatar
      Cardiac -
      Quote Originally Posted by iAdamir View Post
      GUYS, how long does it takes after we touched the jailbreak icon on the homescreen to see any thing happen on the desktop app or iphone ? cuz i'm waiting and nothing is happening !
      make sure your lock screen is disabled. keep retrying, also just to ask. your on 6.0.1 or 6.1 right..?
    1. mbeezy81's Avatar
      mbeezy81 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iphonerookie View Post
      now that i have my iphone 5 jailbroken...how do i get all my paid packages back that i had purchased on my iphone 4s? they all aren't showing up as officially purchased anymore since it's a different device.
      Should be able to log in with your google account, or through Facebook and all your apps will be there. It's on Cydias main page where it says manage account. But that's slammed right now too so good luck getting in.
    1. Colby21's Avatar
      Colby21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ugotpwned5 View Post
      Make sure you selected the right firmware for your idevice. There are certain ones for different carriers.
      I'm on ATT (GSM) that firmware is for that.
    1. ugotpwned5's Avatar
      ugotpwned5 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Colby21 View Post
      I'm on ATT (GSM) that firmware is for that.
      The easiest way would be just connect you iphone and click update and let itunes download 6.1 ipsw for your device. Then find it where itunes downloads the ipsw and make sure it is still the 10B143 version

      That version appears to be correct that you have. I also have an iphone 5 GSM (AT&T) I used iPhone5,1_6.1_10B143_Restore.ipsw
    1. iphonerookie's Avatar
      iphonerookie -
      thanks mbeezy....i figured thats what i had to do but its blank when i click it, nothing loads lol guess ill just wait haha
    1. ugotpwned5's Avatar
      ugotpwned5 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iphonerookie View Post
      thanks mbeezy....i figured thats what i had to do but its blank when i click it, nothing loads lol guess ill just wait haha
      Jay Freeman (saurik) is working on the issue. He tweeted, "Also, "it's up!" only applies to my repository, not my payment system . That is not as simple as "yay @CDNetworks", but I'm working on it."
    1. Colby21's Avatar
      Colby21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ugotpwned5 View Post
      The easiest way would be just connect you iphone and click update and let itunes download 6.1 ipsw for your device. Then find it where itunes downloads the ipsw and make sure it is still the 10B143 version

      That version appears to be correct that you have. I also have an iphone 5 GSM (AT&T) I used iPhone5,1_6.1_10B143_Restore.ipsw
      What website did you get it from? Maybe i got it from a ****** place?
    1. xclusiveiphone's Avatar
      xclusiveiphone -
      Stuck on Apple logo every time I turn off or reboot the phone. Force to do restore. Is this jailbreak really untethered???
    1. pokadotz's Avatar
      pokadotz -
      when trying to restore to ios 6.1 on ipad 3 wifi+cell i get itunes error -1 2/3 of the way through and then my ipad is stuck in rec mode with itunes and usb cable icon. please help i have tried restoring many times using different usb ports and cables and other pcs still the same.

      thanks
    1. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      Thanks dev team
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by xclusiveiphone View Post
      Stuck on Apple logo every time I turn off or reboot the phone. Force to do restore. Is this jailbreak really untethered???
      If you get stuck on the apple logo do a hard reset. Should boot up after that.
    1. chief_bignut's Avatar
      chief_bignut -
      everyone is experiencing this white apple of death after JB and power cycle. im not sure what page it was posted but there is an "untether 6.x for evasi0n" update in cydia. i installed and have not had any issue whatsoever with the JB (im on iphone 5 6.1) thanks evasi0n team
    1. nrfuller's Avatar
      nrfuller -
      "there is an "untether 6.x for evasi0n" update in cydia. i installed and have not had any issue whatsoever with the JB (im on iphone 5 6.1)"

      But if you can't install anything on cydia- how are you supposed to install the update? Curious.
    1. rlowride's Avatar
      rlowride -
      Well... I should have read all this first....
      I was still jb'ing on 5.0.1... Flawless....
      Jb my wife's new phone... Went decent... So I dove in..... Did the whole update, restore, as a new phone....

      Now....
      Cydia works on neither..
      Oh we'll... I'm actually happy... Getting to upgrade...finally...
      I can wait a bit for bugs to be worked out...

      Thank you some much!!!! Everyone that worked on this!!!