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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. Koreandude82's Avatar
      Koreandude82 -
      I was just wondering before I update to 6.1. is there away that I can preserve baseband before updating to ios 6.1?
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by Koreandude82 View Post
      I was just wondering before I update to 6.1. is there away that I can preserve baseband before updating to ios 6.1?
      Actual Mod edit
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by Koreandude82 View Post
      I was just wondering before I update to 6.1. is there away that I can preserve baseband before updating to ios 6.1?
      Depends on your device
    1. chief_bignut's Avatar
      chief_bignut -
      Quote Originally Posted by nrfuller View Post
      "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.
      Not everything in Cydia is halted. When I did all 4 of my devices about an hour ago I was able to install the untether tweak that showed up in the changes section of Cydia. Try to refresh it should pop up
    1. ugotpwned5's Avatar
      ugotpwned5 -
      After using evasi0n, I believe the iPhone has a mind of its own. It decides whether it feels like working or not haha. There is a little bug that I am sure will be fixed in the next couple hours-days
    1. themadman123's Avatar
      themadman123 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      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.
      I swear, I believe people are retarded at this point. There is basically 28 pages of "Cydia isn't working. Is it working for anyone else? What is wrong?" right below four posts with the EXACT SAME THING! And a reply to every single one of them saying "The servers are being hammered. Give it time, everything is ok" I think Modmyi should just put up a big page for the homepage for the next couple of days " Jailbreak works. Cydia servers are being hit really hard. Give it some time, everything's good, calm down. Move along, nothing to see here."

      Clearly no one knows how forums work, yet people know how to post. I give up.
    1. xisled's Avatar
      xisled -
      Please dont forget before updating in itunes turn off temporarily your firewalland antivirus. it makes things go smoother. with the whole process then turn n once jailbroken.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by themadman123 View Post
      I swear, I believe people are retarded at this point. There is basically 28 pages of "Cydia isn't working. Is it working for anyone else? What is wrong?" right below four posts with the EXACT SAME THING! And a reply to every single one of them saying "The servers are being hammered. Give it time, everything is ok" I think Modmyi should just put up a big page for the homepage for the next couple of days " Jailbreak works. Cydia servers are being hit really hard. Give it some time, everything's good, calm down. Move along, nothing to see here."

      Clearly no one knows how forums work, yet people know how to post. I give up.
      Wouldn't help. People will still ask no matter where or how big the message is. Just the way things are.
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      I jailbroke this morning when it was released and no apps installed yet due to the high traffic on Cydia, keep trying.
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Quote Originally Posted by themadman123 View Post
      I swear, I believe people are retarded at this point. There is basically 28 pages of "Cydia isn't working. Is it working for anyone else? What is wrong?" right below four posts with the EXACT SAME THING! And a reply to every single one of them saying "The servers are being hammered. Give it time, everything is ok" I think Modmyi should just put up a big page for the homepage for the next couple of days " Jailbreak works. Cydia servers are being hit really hard. Give it some time, everything's good, calm down. Move along, nothing to see here."

      Clearly no one knows how forums work, yet people know how to post. I give up.
      Or as Kyle put it. http://twitter.com/modmyi/status/298...882880/photo/1
    1. ugotpwned5's Avatar
      ugotpwned5 -
      Quote Originally Posted by pokadotz View Post
      can anyone please tell me what to do or how to FIX ITUNES ERROR -1 on ipad 3 with gsm?
      Are you getting this while trying to update your iPad? check your host list and make sure on your computer that tiny umbrella didn't block apple servers. I have had issues in the past with that program editing my host list without me even realizing it.

      edit host list how to
      How to Edit the Hosts File in Mac OS X with Terminal

      Server to remove off list
      gs.apple.com (it may have a random ip address next to it. I can't quite remember)
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      It's like this every time a jailbreak releases. And worse when one releases for new device/s.
    1. Koreandude82's Avatar
      Koreandude82 -
      ok, cool. Thanks. I might wait until sn0wbreeze or redsn0w is updated to ios 6.1. I'm currently on ios 6.0.1. again thanks for the info.
    1. AGIAMIU's Avatar
      AGIAMIU -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cer0 View Post
      Me too, I wasn't able to download anything from my Cydia account
    1. andrew666999's Avatar
      andrew666999 -
      Nothing works on jailbroke 4s 6.1 in cydia wtf!
    1. raduga's Avatar
      raduga -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      Wouldn't help. People will still ask no matter where or how big the message is. Just the way things are.
      How forums "work", is that usually people do what's most convenient to them.
      Reading through 28 pages of a very slow MMi forum that's also being hammered is not convenient,
      and expecting people to do that is probably unreasonable.

      So, every new lemming who posts contributes to the pileup and makes it worse.
      You can put up a fence, or a banner but lemmings will just climb over it.
      We always do.
    1. splicerd's Avatar
      splicerd -
      Except for the Weather app, everything went smooth for me.

      iPad4, 6.1

      Many thanks!!!
    1. mrwilson1992's Avatar
      mrwilson1992 -
      Can't wait to go home after work and Update to ios 6.1 and then JB! This makes my day after moveing for the past 2 days and workin! There nothing better to spend my day off by jail breaking my phone and being lazy
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by raduga View Post
      Actual Mod edit
    1. JokerG23's Avatar
      JokerG23 -
      I'm patiently waiting until Cydia will let me install some things.