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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. iPodTouch149's Avatar
      iPodTouch149 -
      I keep getting error HTTP/1.1 404....What is causing it? It doesnt let me download any tweaks nor refresh cydia! Am I the only one getting this?
    1. Hazzzy33's Avatar
      Hazzzy33 -
      Trying to download from cydia but keep getting a internal server error. Sorry if anyone asked about this already. But anyway to fix it.

      Thanks
    1. Colby21's Avatar
      Colby21 -
      NVM, redownloaded it from a different site, and all is good!
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Hazzzy33 View Post
      Trying to download from cydia but keep getting a internal server error. Sorry if anyone asked about this already. But anyway to fix it.

      Thanks
      Quote Originally Posted by iPodTouch149 View Post
      I keep getting error HTTP/1.1 404....What is causing it? It doesnt let me download any tweaks nor refresh cydia! Am I the only one getting this?
      Cydia is getting hammered right now. Some repos are down, some are slow, some are going down then up and so on. Paid apps/tweaks are not working online right now. Give it time to settle and all these issues should be worked out. Cydia is always like this after a new jailbreak drops.
    1. saleen_GT's Avatar
      saleen_GT -
      Quote Originally Posted by Om3r View Post
      anyone noticed on Ipad the jailbrake add the iphone native weather app???
      Yes I have same thing but I was happy then sad bcz it's crash
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Cydia is run down down guys give the traffic some time to die down.
    1. Hazzzy33's Avatar
      Hazzzy33 -
      Wasn't sure if it was on my device since it said internal.
    1. Gonzinc's Avatar
      Gonzinc -
      Hey guys could you help me out? I installed Cydia and Im trying to download just anything but nothing will download. Is it due to me having only an Iphone 4 or is it just the server or something?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Gonzinc View Post
      Hey guys could you help me out? I installed Cydia and Im trying to download just anything but nothing will download. Is it due to me having only an Iphone 4 or is it just the server or something?
      Cydia. Hammered. Slow. Give time.

    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      It's the servers guys please read post so we don't have to keep saying this. Cydia will be like this for a bit until traffic dies down.
    1. ghc's Avatar
      ghc -
      Hey guys - for those of you who are asking if this is 'untethered' because it is hanging up on you upon a reboot, did you happen to load anything from Cydia that had a MobileSubstrate component? I had a flawless jailbreak, got in/out of Cydia, rebooted, no issues. I loaded something with MobileSubstrate and now it hangs on a reboot.....not sure if its related, just thought I would check....
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ghc View Post
      Hey guys - for those of you who are asking if this is 'untethered' because it is hanging up on you upon a reboot, did you happen to load anything from Cydia that had a MobileSubstrate component? I had a flawless jailbreak, got in/out of Cydia, rebooted, no issues. I loaded something with MobileSubstrate and now it hangs on a reboot.....not sure if its related, just thought I would check....
      Haven't got anything off of cydia yet lol
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by ghc View Post
      Hey guys - for those of you who are asking if this is 'untethered' because it is hanging up on you upon a reboot, did you happen to load anything from Cydia that had a MobileSubstrate component? I had a flawless jailbreak, got in/out of Cydia, rebooted, no issues. I loaded something with MobileSubstrate and now it hangs on a reboot.....not sure if its related, just thought I would check....
      Do a hard reset
    1. ugotpwned5's Avatar
      ugotpwned5 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Colby21 View Post
      What website did you get it from? Maybe i got it from a ****** place?
      I got it from apple servers lol. Through itunes more specifically. Just make sure before you actually install the firmware you verify the file incase apple pulls a quick one and updates the hole in which the exploit is taking advantage of.

      Join irc.saurik.com with your IRC client and I will send you the file personally. http://appldnld.apple.com/iOS6.1/041...3_Restore.ipsw
    1. pokadotz's Avatar
      pokadotz -
      can anyone please tell me what to do or how to FIX ITUNES ERROR -1 on ipad 3 with gsm?
    1. gadfly1974's Avatar
      gadfly1974 -
      Thanks for these directions! I was getting nowhere.
    1. drummer10630's Avatar
      drummer10630 -
      I downloaded a tweak with mobile substrate component, and did not get the hang on reboot problem...iPhone 4s, 6.1 verizon
    1. towboattrash34's Avatar
      towboattrash34 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Do a hard reset
      Done that and have to do it cause this is screwed.

      Oh where oh where is a redsn0w jailbreak. Lol
    1. ghc's Avatar
      ghc -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Do a hard reset
      Yeah, I was thinking that was next step, but wanted to see if anything was related.....I remember one of the jailbreaks many moons ago having some issue w/MobileSubstrate....having done this a 'few' times over this year, this is the best, most efficient jailbreak process I've seen...many thanks and $$ to the team! If you haven't donated, drop 'em a few bucks....
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by ugotpwned5 View Post
      Nobody to my knowledge posted that they hard booted because they just wanted to.
      I hard booted because I just wanted to.
      It hung the first time.
      I restarted, and it hung the second time, too.

      Third, fourth, subsequent reboots its been fine.