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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. chewyy_usa's Avatar
      chewyy_usa -
      Any sources yet?!?
    1. pokadotz's Avatar
      pokadotz -
      Quote Originally Posted by ugotpwned5 View Post
      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)
      thanks for the advice, however i tried editing the host files but still no success, yes im trying to update to ios6.1 on the ipad 3 gsm. ive been trying many times using different usb ports and cables. disabling security programs and trying on other computers but still no success, really need some help
    1. xclusiveiphone's Avatar
      xclusiveiphone -
      Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
      If you get stuck on the apple logo do a hard reset. Should boot up after that.
      Done that a dozen times. Multiple restores and re-jailbreaks with same result. I'm using iPhone 5 6.1 GSM by the way.

      Seems like they tested everything, BUT rebooting.
    1. WithinTemptationFan's Avatar
      WithinTemptationFan -
      I had to be persistent to get some things to download but after countless errors ill just wait till the servers aren't being hammered ^.^
    1. DrTran83's Avatar
      DrTran83 -
      Anyone on ip4 or ip4s experiencing wifi, antenna or battery issues with 6.1? Seeing a lot of problems on apples discussion forums.
    1. pokadotz's Avatar
      pokadotz -
      thanks for the advice ugotpwned5, however have edited the host files still no success. yes i am trying to update/restore to ios 6.1 on ipad 3 gsm. i tried many times using diff usb ports and cables on diff computers and at the same time disabling all security applications still no success and always get the ITUNES ERROR -1. PLEASE HELP!
    1. ugotpwned5's Avatar
      ugotpwned5 -
      Quote Originally Posted by xclusiveiphone View Post
      Done that a dozen times. Multiple restores and re-jailbreaks with same result. I'm using iPhone 5 6.1 GSM by the way.

      Seems like they tested everything, BUT rebooting.
      LOL

      It will get fixed. Just be patient.
    1. xclusiveiphone's Avatar
      xclusiveiphone -
      Quote Originally Posted by ugotpwned5 View Post
      LOL

      It will get fixed. Just be patient.
      I'm sure they will, but this is kinda a big problem lol.
    1. trek-life's Avatar
      trek-life -
      Quote Originally Posted by drtranis3 View Post
      Anyone on ip4 or ip4s experiencing wifi, antenna or battery issues with 6.1? Seeing a lot of problems on apples discussion forums.
      Battery seemed to be draining a little faster, but no wifi nor antenna issues at all
    1. ratbrain's Avatar
      ratbrain -
      anybody else having the weather app crash issue?
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      Sounds like it has a few issues for quite a number of people. I think I'll wait a couple days before I actually JB my iPhone 5...I'm sure by then they'll have some sort of update or fix for these problems. Hopefully the servers will be less crowded as well! I'm still way excited for the JB release though! Thanks to the evaders for working so hard!
    1. ugotpwned5's Avatar
      ugotpwned5 -
      Quote Originally Posted by pokadotz View Post
      thanks for the advice ugotpwned5, however have edited the host files still no success. yes i am trying to update/restore to ios 6.1 on ipad 3 gsm. i tried many times using diff usb ports and cables on diff computers and at the same time disabling all security applications still no success and always get the ITUNES ERROR -1. PLEASE HELP!
      when in doubt, just use another computer. borrow a friends.
    1. Bluemoldycheeze88's Avatar
      Bluemoldycheeze88 -
      Is MyWi crashing for everyone using a WEP key?
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      Batteries are draining because we are all on our stupid phones trying to get Cydia to work.
    1. gotgbus's Avatar
      gotgbus -
      I'm having a lot of trouble with my jailbreak
      Cydia is acting up I can't even install a package it gives me tons of errors
      Please help me
    1. Wicrowe's Avatar
      Wicrowe -
      Quote Originally Posted by iFrosty View Post
      Ironically i tweeted to them about that update maybe 5 mins ago. no response. But now that you are stuck at the apple logo i may hold off.
      Restored twice and stuck at Apple logo myself
    1. Googly2moogly's Avatar
      Googly2moogly -
      I am on iOS 6.1 with iPhone 5. Jailbroke once without any issues. Weather app works just fine from the beginning. Rebooted a few times just to test if anything crashes. No issues (knocking on wood).
    1. RoloDiva13's Avatar
      RoloDiva13 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jato_BZ View Post
      Same deal for me. I restored to 6.1 unjailbroken. This JB seems too broken ATM.
      Same thing happened to me but I figured out if I did a 'clean' restore, DON'T restore a previous backup (prior to the jailbreak) but instead set up as a new device, this doesn't happen. JB'd the iP5 and the iPad3 this way with zero issues. AFTER the JB, then I went back and restored from the backup of my choosing.
    1. mr117's Avatar
      mr117 -
      What's funny is that everyone was saying, "where's the jb, when will it be out? 80%, now it's 90%, can hardly wait!" Seems to me I said, on another thread, "what's the hurry, you'll be able to jb, just not add anything from Cydia for a few days."

      And here we are. Relax, you've got your jailbreak. Eventually, you will have your Cydia working. It's called patience, people. Try it. We might like it if you do.
    1. Dougr33's Avatar
      Dougr33 -
      Okay, everyone should go to bed now! You're getting very sleepy. Very, very sleepy....