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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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 877 Comments
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      get mobile terminal, type:

      su
      alpine(your password if you changed it)
      dpkg --a configure

      then respring, hope this helps
    1. PieRace2000's Avatar
      PieRace2000 -
      Hi, I just downloaded the Windows file. When I click on the Zipped file to open it, I get an error "The compressed (zipped) folder is invalid or corrupted". Is there another place I can download it?
    1. GrandMstrBud's Avatar
      GrandMstrBud -
      Must run as administrator message and yes I am running as administrator
    1. isuck's Avatar
      isuck -
      Quote Originally Posted by PieRace2000 View Post
      Hi, I just downloaded the Windows file. When I click on the Zipped file to open it, I get an error "The compressed (zipped) folder is invalid or corrupted". Is there another place I can download it?
      I'm Getting the same thing from the windows 4S version. tried directly from the evasi0n site as well..
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      I just tried it on a Windows machine running Win 7 and had no issues at all extracting the file with WinRar.
      Right click on file and choose extract here.
    1. Bloodyrek's Avatar
      Bloodyrek -
      Anyone knows how to downgrade Iphone 3GS baseband after applying this jailbreak and how to actually get iMessage to work? (no sim on my phone).
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      (download issues were caused by the files not being completely uploaded - try again and they're fine!)
    1. johnblaze's Avatar
      johnblaze -
      Ok, So i got BigBoss repo installed and it's working but I noticed that I don't have the Modymyi repo, tried installing by adding it manually, SSH and from the Cydia home screen. When it's added to the sources list all packages for all sources disappear, everything is empty. Then i remove modmyi repo and everything comes back. Anyone have any idea??
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Sounds like something is corrupt with your cydia. Maybe from restoring a backup or installing a repo that corrupted your source list.

      What device and firmware are you on and what did you use to jailbreak?
    1. bcwyatt's Avatar
      bcwyatt -
      Can anyone help me here... I got my daughter new iphone 5 from sprint that come with 6.0 and i updated to 6.1.2. Then i click newer evasi0n jailbreak ( win 1-1.5.2.7 ) that i got from here. So i get error message box that said evasi0n.com stopping working... i click close try again...same thing... So i reboot my PC..then try jailbreak..same error. Yes, i click on as Run Program as and Administrator. I have Jailbreak before.. My iphone 4S when Evasi0n first come out and My son has Iphone 5 with first Evasion come out. But is it that why Jailbreak 6.1.2 getting problem.
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Quote Originally Posted by bcwyatt View Post
      Can anyone help me here... I got my daughter new iphone 5 from sprint that come with 6.0 and i updated to 6.1.2. Then i click newer evasi0n jailbreak ( win 1-1.5.2.7 ) that i got from here. So i get error message box that said evasi0n.com stopping working... i click close try again...same thing... So i reboot my PC..then try jailbreak..same error. Yes, i click on as Run Program as and Administrator. I have Jailbreak before.. My iphone 4S when Evasi0n first come out and My son has Iphone 5 with first Evasion come out. But is it that why Jailbreak 6.1.2 getting problem.
      What version of windows are you running?

      Make sure to get the latest version of evasi0n from www.evasi0n.com.
    1. zoink!'s Avatar
      zoink! -
      Is it possible to unlock yet after evasi0n jailbreak?

      I'm out of the US and need my sim card to work, so I am waiting to upgrade then JB with evasi0n.

      iPhone 3Gs 5.1.1
    1. ABOSWORTH's Avatar
      ABOSWORTH -
      I finally upgraded to 6.1.2 and jailbroke my 4S on Friday. I spent quite some time reinstalling all the tweaks I wanted. LOL
    1. cabledog's Avatar
      cabledog -
      in the process now...if this is TRUE I will be glad to donate......ive been waiting for this since my 3gs looooong wait...thanks
    1. 250curatolo's Avatar
      250curatolo -
      I have a jailbroken iPhone 5 on Verizon with intelliscreen X and axon so far. If apple releases a iOS update can I still go thru the basic upgrade method. This is my first jailbroken iPhone. Thanks for the help.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Latest that the jailbreak goes to is 6.1.2 I'm sure apple will be releasing and update for the firmware soon and what we were told by the devs is. That the new update the jailbreak will not work for it.
    1. 250curatolo's Avatar
      250curatolo -
      Yea I'm running 6.1.2 how do we upgrade the iOS software! If not OTA or via iTunes?
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Don't do it OTA do it threw iTunes.

      Your on the latest so no worries
    1. 250curatolo's Avatar
      250curatolo -
      Ok great thanks man. I wasn't sure if their was something I special you had to do with a jailbroken iPhone and iOS upgrading
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Just never do an update over the air is number one. And if you ever wanna update ya phone to the new firmware plug it into iTunes first put phone in dfu mode and restore as new.