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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. koreanmasters99's Avatar
      koreanmasters99 -
      thnx so much!
      I will be getting Iphone 5 soon!
      God bless guys!
    1. KenjiTheSamurai's Avatar
      KenjiTheSamurai -
      Can anyone help me? I've connected my iphone 5 (running ios 6.1) and my ipad 3gen (running ios 6.1) and it won't recognize either device and will not let me select the jailbreak button.
    1. iFrosty's Avatar
      iFrosty -
      Quote Originally Posted by KenjiTheSamurai View Post
      Can anyone help me? I've connected my iphone 5 (running ios 6.1) and my ipad 3gen (running ios 6.1) and it won't recognize either device and will not let me select the jailbreak button.
      Do you have itunes installed?
    1. KenjiTheSamurai's Avatar
      KenjiTheSamurai -
      Quote Originally Posted by iFrosty View Post
      Do you have itunes installed?
      Yes
    1. iFrosty's Avatar
      iFrosty -
      Quote Originally Posted by KenjiTheSamurai View Post
      Yes
      Reboot your machine if you haven't. That usually solves everything.
    1. KenjiTheSamurai's Avatar
      KenjiTheSamurai -
      Quote Originally Posted by iFrosty View Post
      Reboot your machine if you haven't. That usually solves everything.
      I did a restart, as well as deleted the evasi0n tool and reinstalled it. Still nothing.
    1. iFrosty's Avatar
      iFrosty -
      Quote Originally Posted by KenjiTheSamurai View Post
      I did a restart, as well as deleted the evasi0n tool and reinstalled it. Still nothing.
      Ok. Have you tried another USB port? (especially one closer to the Main Board (on a desktop) )
    1. evolution83's Avatar
      evolution83 -
      can't believe it's finally here. no more stock iPhone; no more restraints. my phone is FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! thank you jailbreak team!
    1. KenjiTheSamurai's Avatar
      KenjiTheSamurai -
      Quote Originally Posted by iFrosty View Post
      Ok. Have you tried another USB port? (especially one closer to the Main Board (on a desktop) )
      Yes sir. Nothing is working.
    1. iFrosty's Avatar
      iFrosty -
      Quote Originally Posted by KenjiTheSamurai View Post
      Yes sir. Nothing is working.
      Well hmmm....
      You have iTunes (up to date im sure)
      You have rebooted
      You have changed USB ports
      Im assuming your using the Original apple cable as well

      I honestly cant answer this one. Those are the usual suspects as to why it doesn't work.

      EDIT:
      What OS are you using?
    1. KenjiTheSamurai's Avatar
      KenjiTheSamurai -
      Quote Originally Posted by iFrosty View Post
      Well hmmm....
      You have iTunes (up to date im sure)
      You have rebooted
      You have changed USB ports
      Im assuming your using the Original apple cable as well

      I honestly cant answer this one. Those are the usual suspects as to why it doesn't work.
      Well thank you anyway. I appreciate the feedback.
    1. Domtah's Avatar
      Domtah -
      Does any know of any homescreen transitions that could make the page swirl or something that's compatible with the iphone 5?
    1. bbrks's Avatar
      bbrks -
      I have seen many posts about an upgrade in Cydia for untethered JB, not knowing what it is.

      So for those that are asking the same question, that update is meant only for those (me included) who are, or were, on i4 6.0.1 tethered JB. With this update tethered JB turns into untethered. This update is by default installed with every evasiOn jealbreak on every device.
      For those who remember, it's the same thing as Rocky Racoon, which did the same thing with 5.1 tethered JB. So those who upgraded to 6.1 and installed full evasiOn JB can ignore that untethered update in Cydia.
    1. SBouri's Avatar
      SBouri -
      Hi all

      ive got a white iphone 5 32 gb on 6.1 jailbroken but cydia just seems slow.. mega slow.

      shall i wait for another 5-6 hours till i use it as i want to buy lock info 5 and a few other things?
    1. ciize09's Avatar
      ciize09 -
      Quote Originally Posted by SBouri View Post
      Hi all

      ive got a white iphone 5 32 gb on 6.1 jailbroken but cydia just seems slow.. mega slow.

      shall i wait for another 5-6 hours till i use it as i want to buy lock info 5 and a few other things?
      yeah this happens a lot to white iphone...
    1. slickric's Avatar
      slickric -
      Graviboard crashes and causes my iPhone 5 to go into safe mode - hope its up dated in the coming days
    1. towboattrash34's Avatar
      towboattrash34 -
      Quote Originally Posted by slickric View Post
      Graviboard crashes and causes my iPhone 5 to go into safe mode - hope its up dated in the coming days
      Winter board caused most of my stuck on apple logo/ boot up
    1. Sakyr's Avatar
      Sakyr -
      Did the jailbreak with no issues aside from the weather app. Battery seems not to be affected as others said but I did clean restore.

      Now we wait for Cydia to not be hammered and I can tweak the hell out of my i5!
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Weather app definitely broke after my first reboot. Oh we'll. I hid that icon anyway with sbsettings, which took about 2 hrs to download.
      On another note: does anyone know of another tweak like gridlock, which doesn't work either on iPhone 5 or ios6.1?
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Cydia should be somewhat back to normal.