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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. jetsetjoey's Avatar
      jetsetjoey -
      Thank You to the JailBreak Team!!!
      I just posted a humble $20 to your PayPal account ;-)
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Here's a screenshot of what I have!
      Attachment 620444
    1. the_natrual's Avatar
      the_natrual -
      I got an iPhone 5 runnin 6.1 and everything went smooth when I jailbroke it... I can download anything on Cydia that's free or a theme no problems here besides paid tweaks
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      IntelliScreenX, baby!!!
      Attachment 620445Attachment 620446
    1. the_natrual's Avatar
      the_natrual -
      I need intelliscreen ASAP
    1. towboattrash34's Avatar
      towboattrash34 -
      Ok had to unistall winterboard. That made it hang up real bad. Now it's a lot better, but still problems
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by the_natrual View Post
      I need intelliscreen ASAP
      Get my Dependencies tweak and then u can get the trial for ISX until the paid section returns!

      Homescreen Settings!
      Attachment 620448
    1. adamz360's Avatar
      adamz360 -
      can someone help me out with a simple plist edit? where do i make a post for that
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by adamz360 View Post
      can someone help me out with a simple plist edit? where do i make a post for that
      What do u need?
    1. the_natrual's Avatar
      the_natrual -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      IntelliScreenX, baby!!!
      Attachment 620445Attachment 620446
      What theme do you have for your sbsettings? It's dope
    1. jetsetjoey's Avatar
      jetsetjoey -
      Hello~
      I am running the evasi0n jailbreak iOS 6.1 on an iPhone 5. The EatYourApple Repo is causing a BIG problem in Cydia. The messages I get are " *Wow, you exceeded the number of package names this APT is capable of. * Problem with MergeList/var... * & *The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened."

      When this problem exists, I cannot view my Changes or Packages within Cydia.
      I can say this much; the EatYourApple Repo worked before the [latest] jailbreak & all the other Repos work fine. Also, when I remove the E.Y.A. Repo Cydia works fine. The exact same set of symtoms are exhibited on my JailBrokeniPhone 4s running iOS 5.1.1.

      Anyone have any ideas???

      Thanks~ Joey
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by the_natrual View Post
      What theme do you have for your sbsettings? It's dope
      That's not SBSettings, its IntelliScreenX toggles and those are my 'iRetina IntelliScreenX Toggles'. It's on my repo
    1. the_natrual's Avatar
      the_natrual -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      That's not SBSettings, its IntelliScreenX toggles and those are my 'iRetina IntelliScreenX Toggles'. It's on my repo
      What's your repo sir?
    1. iamspanky's Avatar
      iamspanky -
      i dont know about you guys but for all the people who say that when they try to restart their phone and it gets stuck on the apple logo, try plugging your phone in when you do it.

      at least with my phone, for some odd reason when i have it plugged in, it restarts fine. BUT when i dont have it plugged into my charger it gets stuck on the apple logo

      remove background doesn't work for me, anyone else have the same problem? or what other cydia tweak would you use if remove background doesn't work for you?
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by the_natrual View Post
      What's your repo sir?
      repo.itortrix.com

      Get the Dependencies tweak
      Reboot three times (manually)
      Go from there!

      Quote Originally Posted by iamspanky View Post
      i dont know about you guys but for all the people who say that when they try to restart their phone and it gets stuck on the apple logo, try plugging your phone in when you do it.

      at least with my phone, for some odd reason when i have it plugged in, it restarts fine. BUT when i dont have it plugged into my charger it gets stuck on the apple logo

      remove background doesn't work for me, anyone else have the same problem? or what other cydia tweak would you use if remove background doesn't work for you?
      KillBackground
    1. the_natrual's Avatar
      the_natrual -
      Thanks
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Attachment 620449

      I'm even running Barrel! 👍
      Attachment 620451

      Auxo!
      Attachment 620452
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Quote Originally Posted by thazsar View Post
      Attachment 620449

      I'm even running Barrel! 👍
      Attachment 620451

      Auxo!
      Attachment 620452
      SAWEET, bro!!! Yep. The only thing that's killing me now is to not have Gridlock. Do you know of any other tweak that does what it does?
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      CallBar!
      Attachment 620453

      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      SAWEET, bro!!! Yep. The only thing that's killing me now is to not have Gridlock. Do you know of any other tweak that does what it does?
      Nope...I was really hoping it would work.

      Anybody know of a similar tweak to Gridlock?

      I'm also missing Parallax. 😞
    1. iH85CH001's Avatar
      iH85CH001 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThuD Muffin View Post
      Just gladly donated $6.10

      Seems appropriate
      Haha! I think I'll do that too...