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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. DanOptic's Avatar
      DanOptic -
      Quote Originally Posted by pechon View Post
      I have problems with weather.app it closes after i tap on it, and it doesnt show on notification either. A little help would be appriciated
      Read the thread, about 70% of this thread is people saying the exact same thing
    1. jasvncnt10's Avatar
      jasvncnt10 -
      Quote Originally Posted by pechon View Post
      I have problems with weather.app it closes after i tap on it, and it doesnt show on notification either. A little help would be appriciated
      You dont say....did you read any of this thread?
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      It's a known issue the evad3rs are trying to fix it
    1. ThatOneProfile's Avatar
      ThatOneProfile -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Xiavia View Post
      Everything is running smooooooth like exlax on my 4S. Only problem I'm dealing with is the traffic on Cydia. Can you lot stop trying to get on there for about 30mins so that I can grab what I need??!!!!



      Seriously I hope all the people that are having issues get it sorted. I can imagine it can be a bit frustrating.
      LOL. Just wait a few days. Hundreds of thousands of people have been on cydia in the past 19 hours.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by pechon View Post
      I have problems with weather.app it closes after i tap on it, and it doesnt show on notification either. A little help would be appriciated
      Dev team working on a fix for this.
    1. ThatOneProfile's Avatar
      ThatOneProfile -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
      Dev team working on a fix for this.
      In the mean time you can restore and re-jb. That worked for me.
    1. SAVAGE5's Avatar
      SAVAGE5 -
      MuscleNerd
      @MuscleNerd: "For those seeing the Weather app problem, @planetbeing has started working on a fix. Until then, just don't go outside."
    1. Dave_Xiavia's Avatar
      Dave_Xiavia -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatOneProfile View Post
      LOL. Just wait a few days. Hundreds of thousands of people have been on cydia in the past 19 hours.
      Hahaha yeah, I'm in no rush. Glad a new jailbreak was released.
    1. SAVAGE5's Avatar
      SAVAGE5 -
      Everything is hit and miss for everyone. Just like everything you buy or use. Quality Control can't be 100% even though we all wish it was. Lol. My weather app works but doesn't show up in notifications. But I'll take a JB over my weather in notifications.
    1. ThatOneProfile's Avatar
      ThatOneProfile -
      It's funny. It let me download quasar for my ipad 3, says purchased and everything then puts me in a respring loop as if i pirated it. Haha
    1. SAVAGE5's Avatar
      SAVAGE5 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatOneProfile View Post
      It's funny. It let me download quasar for my ipad 3, says purchased and everything then puts me in a respring loop as if i pirated it. Haha
      Attachment 620468
    1. ttthomas's Avatar
      ttthomas -
      Here is a strange occurrence I have. On an iPhone 4s that had been using IOS 4.2.1 upon updating the IOS to 6.1 the Evasi0n jailbreak does not work because the iPhone4 has been reset for 1st time activation with the new IOS 6.1.

      With the iPhone5 (carrier AT&T) since it has the micro micro sim chip I am not able to activate the iPhone4 by swapping sim cards. The original carrier for the iPhone4 was AT&T which was unlocked to use T-mobile a couple years ago.

      I haven't tried to restore it through iTunes backup to IOS 4.2.1 or attempted to use redsn0w 0.9.7b6! which provided a tethered jailbreak at the time.

      In effect I have a used/brand new iPhone4s prompting me for activation with IOS 6.1 and no micro AT&T sim card to activate it. The T-mobile sim card is not the approved carrier for the iPhone4.

      Prior to doing anything to either device I did save the blobs using tiny umbrella then backed-up the iPhones using iTunes.

    1. ThatOneProfile's Avatar
      ThatOneProfile -
      Quote Originally Posted by ttthomas View Post
      Here is a strange occurrence I have. On an iPhone 4s that had been using IOS 4.2.1 upon updating the IOS to 6.1 the Evasi0n jailbreak does not work because the iPhone4 has been reset for 1st time activation with the new IOS 6.1.

      With the iPhone5 (carrier AT&T) since it has the micro micro sim chip I am not able to activate the iPhone4 by swapping sim cards. The original carrier, AT&T was unlocked to use T-mobile a couple years ago.

      I haven't tried to restore it through iTunes backup to IOS 4.2.1 or attempted to use redsn0w 0.9.7b6! which provided a tethered jailbreak at the time.

      In effect I have a used/brand new iPhone4s prompting me for activation with IOS 6.1 and no micro AT&T sim card to activate it. The T-mobile sim card is not the approved carrier for the iPhone4.

      Prior to doing anything to either device I did save the blobs using tiny umbrella.

      Go to att and get a nano sim. Or cut it down yourself?
    1. Dave_Xiavia's Avatar
      Dave_Xiavia -
      Still getting the same error message when I try to DL IntelliScreenX. I'll just wait.


      BTW, how am I supposed to get home from work if I am being told to not go outside????!!!!
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Xiavia View Post
      Still getting the same error message when I try to DL IntelliScreenX. I'll just wait.


      BTW, how am I supposed to get home from work if I am being told to not go outside????!!!!
      Just gonna have to wait then. Hope ya git paid for overtime.
    1. DanOptic's Avatar
      DanOptic -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Xiavia View Post
      Still getting the same error message when I try to DL IntelliScreenX. I'll just wait.


      BTW, how am I supposed to get home from work if I am being told to not go outside????!!!!
      Underground caves dude
    1. SAVAGE5's Avatar
      SAVAGE5 -
      Take a screenshot of the error. And I think he was being sarcastic at everyone for the weather app. Lol
    1. venkyreddevil's Avatar
      venkyreddevil -
      After jailbreaking with evasi0n my 4S I cant use the restart function of Sbsettings. The phone gets stuck at the Apple logo. Only a manual reboot helps here to escape.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by ciize09 View Post
      yeah this happens a lot to white iphone...
      hahahahaha!!!
    1. nderosa's Avatar
      nderosa -
      Sorry if this is a repeat question. But is there not yet a carrier unlock update (utlra/redsnow) yet correct? I just do not want to brick my phone.

      thank you

      N