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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. ttthomas's Avatar
      ttthomas -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatOneProfile View Post
      Go to att and get a nano sim. Or cut it down yourself?
      I have a nano sim (iPhone5) need an AT&T micro sim (iPhone4) if I get a replacement AT&T micro sim for the iPhone4 it invalidates the nano sim for the iPhone5.
    1. oneduality's Avatar
      oneduality -
      I managed to get in this morning and link my account to download FolderEnhancer.. so I have bite sms, folderenhancer and sbsettings... not much else I really use so I'm a happy boy.

      Now to wait for the reboot and weather issues to be fixed and I'm golden! not like those are super critical to me but I refrain from advising my less tech savvy friends from doing this jailbreak until those are resolved.
    1. ThatOneProfile's Avatar
      ThatOneProfile -
      Quote Originally Posted by ttthomas View Post
      I have a nano sim (iPhone5) need an AT&T micro sim (iPhone4) if I get a replacement AT&T micro sim for the iPhone4 it invalidates the nano sim for the iPhone5.
      This may just work. Ive seen a plastic case for nanosims on amazon or ebay (something like that) which allows the smaller nano sim to fit inside the iphone 4/4s. It's basically a microsim case. That seems like your only option besides going to att and getting a micro sim to activ the i4, then getting another nano sim after it's activated.
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      Quote Originally Posted by maultasche View Post
      Anyone on linux?

      I get this error message on gentoo linux: (kernel 3.6.11-gentoo)

      ./evasi0n.x86_64: /usr/lib64/libcrypto.so.1.0.0: no version information available.

      Any advice?
      It's caused by evasi0n being compiled with (and trying to dynamically link to) a newer version of libcrypto than you currently have on your system. Have you tried:

      apt-get install libcrypto

      ? If so what version of libcrypto do you currently have installed?
    1. H3LLGWAR's Avatar
      H3LLGWAR -
      Can anybody explain to me why does Cydia looks like this on my iPad?
    1. bmwraw8482's Avatar
      bmwraw8482 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave_Xiavia View Post
      I only have SBSettings, Springtomize and Gridlok on mine at the moment..
      I've got the same stuff. Does gridlock actually work for u cuz it causes me to go to safe mode on iPhone 5
    1. Faresismail's Avatar
      Faresismail -
      I cant believe this :/ been waiting for the jailbreak for months now i forgot all the tweaks that i wanted to download
    1. ciize09's Avatar
      ciize09 -
      nvm
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      Quote Originally Posted by ciize09 View Post
      what is the current best way to install cracked apps on a 6.1 jailbroken iPhone 5? tried ******* 6.0 from repocydia, but apps i sync just close immediately after i open them. Same happened with appcake. Or is there a way of installing a cracked app just by SSH with WinSCP?
      There is a little-known, but reliable method of installing apps. It's called the Apple App Store.

      Nobody here is going to help you with that kind of question.
    1. DanOptic's Avatar
      DanOptic -
      Quote Originally Posted by ciize09 View Post
      what is the current best way to install cracked apps on a 6.1 jailbroken iPhone 5? tried ******* 6.0 from repocydia, but apps i sync just close immediately after i open them. Same happened with appcake. Or is there a way of installing a cracked app just by SSH with WinSCP?
      Take your illegalities somewhere else, this forum doesn't support it
    1. primalscream.40's Avatar
      primalscream.40 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ciize09 View Post
      nvm
      Best advise is put ur iPhone/ or whatever u got n the microwave an turn it on. Cause if u install a jacked up app it might just fry ur phone
    1. SAVAGE5's Avatar
      SAVAGE5 -
      Quote Originally Posted by primalscream.40 View Post
      Best advise is put ur iPhone/ or whatever u got n the microwave an turn it on. Cause if u install a jacked up app it might just fry ur phone
      LMAO do it!

      Quote Originally Posted by ciize09 View Post
      nvm
      Don't listen to them. This should help you out
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      My iPhone is not the same after yesterday morning, I love it
    1. allicatmeow's Avatar
      allicatmeow -
      Quote Originally Posted by bmwraw8482 View Post
      I've got the same stuff. Does gridlock actually work for u cuz it causes me to go to safe mode on iPhone 5
      Gridlock also causes endless Safe Mode loop on my 4S.
    1. SAVAGE5's Avatar
      SAVAGE5 -
      Just got SBSettings for anyone who hasn't been able to get it.
    1. maultasche's Avatar
      maultasche -
      Quote Originally Posted by csglinux View Post
      It's caused by evasi0n being compiled with (and trying to dynamically link to) a newer version of libcrypto than you currently have on your system. Have you tried:

      apt-get install libcrypto

      ? If so what version of libcrypto do you currently have installed?
      I have currently installed version 1.0.1c and 0.9.8 ... some packages still require 0.9.8

      Installing 1.0.0j right now ...
    1. jaykain's Avatar
      jaykain -
      I can not get the repo for respingcashefix to add to my phone any help please or just restore and start again

      Gridlock is not updated yet for 6.1
    1. kuanyu's Avatar
      kuanyu -
      C'mon! Bought my iphone 5 today, then i cut my micro sim into a nano sim using a pdf file, inserted the sim but nothing happened, it didn't work!! Can't activate that phone
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Anyone got springtomize or weekillbackground to install yet?
    1. DanOptic's Avatar
      DanOptic -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
      Anyone got springtomize or weekillbackground to install yet?
      i have the KillBackground from BigBoss installed