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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    NOTE: This guide is now outdated.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. ABOSWORTH's Avatar
      ABOSWORTH -
      Quote Originally Posted by bizzy420 View Post
      i havent kept up in awhile, and currently using 4s on 5.1.1. i am pretty muhc stuck on 5.1.1 until a new jb comes out for the 6.1.3?
      There will not be a jailbreak for 6.1.3. Hey, at least you're jailbroken on 5.1.1 and not stuck with 6.1.3 and no jailbreak. I upgraded to 6.1.2 a week or so before 6.1.3 was released so I just made it. I didn't upgrade right away.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      There are still several new phones out there in off the beaten trail type places like Best Buy and Target that might have stock with 6.1.1 or 6.1.2 on them - in the store. Maybe MicroCenter too?? But it's a long shot. People are always selling phones on eBay too that are already jailbroken on 6.1.2. You have OPTIONS.. just not for the phone you have now.. Selling your phone on eBay will be easy - even without jailbreak. So something to consider.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      @bizzy420 5.1.1 is a great firmware, I wish I could get back there

      Edit: Id like it better if I could put MY iPhone on which ever firmware I desired, Apple give up this nonsense
    1. stacyth's Avatar
      stacyth -
      im on 6.13 i went from having iphone 3g 2 years ago to android and now iphone 5 loving it but missing cydia bad,,,,,,,,i jailbroke my iphone 3 but im on tmobile if i use redsnow would it brick just for cydia?
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Don't see why it would brick
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by stacyth View Post
      im on 6.13 i went from having iphone 3g 2 years ago to android and now iphone 5 loving it but missing cydia bad,,,,,,,,i jailbroke my iphone 3 but im on tmobile if i use redsnow would it brick just for cydia?
      If your iPhone 5 is on 6.1.3 firmware, there is no jailbreak, sorry.
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Thought they talking about there 3G
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
      Thought they talking about there 3G
      No worries love, team work...
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Very true
    1. stacyth's Avatar
      stacyth -
      thanks sorry i brought up wrong software,,,,just miss cyda lol
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      So you all good then
    1. stacyth's Avatar
      stacyth -
      o ya its awesome,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      That's good enjoy
    1. Gamemaster77's Avatar
      Gamemaster77 -
      I just got an old iPhone 3gs from someone. Am I not able to update to anything other than 6.1.3?
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Depends on what shsh blobs the phone has on it. Tiny umbrella can show ya which ones ya phone has.
    1. NewdestinyX's Avatar
      NewdestinyX -
      Can anyone confirm or deny the rumor I heard that i0n1c blabbed the precious exploits being saved for iOS7 to SyScan - a public outlet where Apple could discover these exploits and close them?
    1. Simon's Avatar
      Simon -
      Hadn't heard that. But I don't follow anything i0nic related these days. Nothing but a twitter troll now.
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by NewdestinyX View Post
      Can anyone confirm or deny the rumor I heard that i0n1c blabbed the precious exploits being saved for iOS7 to SyScan - a public outlet where Apple could discover these exploits and close them?
      I highly doubt he knows all, if any, of the exploits for iOS 7 (plus, we don't even have a beta iOS 7 to exploit!). He's made such a bad name for himself that no Dev is gonna share that info w/ him.
    1. miclwolf's Avatar
      miclwolf -
      i have a jailbroken iphone5 on 6.0.1. I want to keep my jailbreak and update to 6.1.2 (or .1.3. or .1.4). When I try to option click update with 6.1.2...it says "ineligible for update". Can I update through iTunes to 6.1.4 (without option click) and keep my Jailbreak? If not, any suggestions to upgrade from the 6.0.1 to at least 6.1.2 without losing jailbreak?
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      you need to stay on the firmware you're on, if you upgrade to the firmware you can upgrade to, you will lose your jailbreak with no way to get it back. Until a new one is found/released