How to Jailbreak iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad 3, iPad 2 Using evasi0n [iOS 6.1/6.0]


evad3rs Dev team has just released the eagerly awaited evasi0n 1.0 jailbreak for iOS 6.1 – iOS 6.

In this guide, we will take you through the step by step procedure to jailbreak your iPad running iOS 6.x using evasi0n for Mac and Windows users.

Here are some important points to note before you proceed.

  • This guide is meant for iPad users. iPhone users can check out this guide. We’ll publish the guide for iPod touch shortly.
  • evasion performs an untethered jailbreak
  • evasi0n supports the 4th generation iPad, 3rd generation iPad, 2nd generation iPad and iPad mini.
  • Please do not forget to backup your iPad to iCloud or iTunes before you proceed.
  • Please ensure you’ve updated iTunes to the latest version.
  • evasi0n is compatible with iOS 6.1, iOS 6.0.2, iOS 6.0.1, iOS 6 (Settings -> General -> About – Version)
  • Please note that jailbreaking your iPad may void your warranty and hence proceed with caution and at your own risk
  • Please do not jailbreak your iPad to pirate apps from the App Store

Step 1: Download the latest version of evasion jailreak from this link and save it in a folder named “evasi0n” on your desktop.

Step 2: Double click the evasi0n zip file and extract the application to the evasi0n folder (Windows users). Navigate to the evasion application and launch it.

Windows users: Please launch the application as an Administrator. Right Click on the evasion exe and select the “Run as Administrator” option.

Step 3: After launching evasi0n, you will be prompted to connect your iPad.

Step 4: Please disable the passcode as the jailbreak may fail, if the passcode is enabled (Settings -> General -> Passcode Lock On -> Turn Passcode Off).

Step 5: After the passcode is disabled, connect your iPad to the computer. evasi0n should detect your iPad and also mention the iOS firmware that is running on it. Click on the Jailbreak button.


After clicking on the Jailbreak button the tool will give a progress update on the various stages of the jailbreak process such as:

  • Retrieving information from the device to general jailbreak data
  • Preparing stage 1 jailbreak data
  • Injecting stage 1 jailbreak data
  • Waiting for device reboot… (do not touch your device)
  • Waiting for device to be ready… (do not touch your device)
  • Preparing stage 2 jailbreak data… (do not touch your device)
  • Injecting stage 2 jailbreak data (Step 1/3)…  (do not touch your device)
  • Injecting stage 2 jailbreak data (Step 2/3)… (do not touch your device)
  • Injecting stage 2 jailbreak data (Step 3/3)…  (do not touch your device)
  • Uploading Cydia… (do not touch your device)
  • Uploading Cydia packages list… (do not touch your device)

Please wait patiently while the jailbreaking process is running, don’t start iTunes or Xcode in the meanwhile. The process may take 5 minutes.

Step 6: Once the process is complete, you will get a message informing you to unlock your iPad. Do not close the evasi0n application.


Step 7: Unlock your iPad and then tap on the Jailbreak app (the one with the evasi0n icon).


Step 8: When you launch the Jailbreak app, the screen will go black for a second and exit. Don’t worry, this will start the next stage of the jailbreak process.

Step 9: The evasi0n tool on your computer will again give you progress update on the next stage of the jailbreak process  such as:

  • Alright! Remounting will start now. DO NOT tap the icon again — just wait.
  • Injecting remount payload…
  • Root filesystem successfully remounted!
  • Preparing final jailbreak data…
  • Injecting final jailbreak data…

Step 10: Once it is done, it will give a message informing you that the “Jailbreak complete! The device may restart a few times as it completes the process”.


Step 11: The rest of the jailbreak process will now take place on your iPad. After you iPad reboots, you will see a large evasi0n logo with messages below it informing you on the status of the jailbreak process such as:

  • Setting up fstab and AFC2
  • Setting up Cydia
  • Setting up Cydia packages
  • Clearing SpringBoard Cache
  • Rebooting

Note: These messages will flash on the screen so quickly that you may not see them.

Your iPad will reboot and you will again see the large evasion logo on your iPad with messages informing you on the status of the jailbreak process such as:

  • Initializing offsets…
  • Finding offsets…
  • Patching kernel…
  • Cleaning up!
  • Done! Continuing boot

Note: The Patching kernel and Initializing offsets steps can take a long time. Some readers have reported it taking as much as 18 minutes, so please be patient.

Step 12: Your iPad will reboot for the final time. After your iPad has rebooted, you’re done. It has been successfully jailbroken and you should be able to find the Cydia icon on your iPad’s home screen  (it may not be on the first page so search for it to locate it). You may see a Weather app that keeps crashing, ignore it for now. It looks like it was a hidden app that becomes visible after the jailbreak process.

Please note if the process gets stuck in the middle, it’s safe to restart the process, hardware reset your iOS device (if necessary by holding down Hold and Home until it shuts down), and rerun the process.

Note: evad3rs dev team had strongly recommended upgrading to iOS 6.1 doing a full restore using iTunes. So if you had upgraded to iOS 6.1 using the OTA option or using iTunes and are having problems jailbreaking your iOS device with evasi0n, then try doing a full restore using iTunes and then try jailbreaking again to see if it works.

After the jailbreaking process is complete, do not forget to checkout our article on tips to keep your iPad secure.

If you’re new to the jailbreaking world and wondering what to do after jailbreaking your iPad, checkout our jailbreak apps category page to find out the apps you can install on your iPad using the Cydia app.

Hope this helped. Please don’t forget to let us know how it goes in the comments and drop us a line if you hit any issues.

If you want to show your appreciation for evad3rs dev team’s hard work, then don’t forget to give them a donation via PayPal using this link or using the Support Us link on the evasi0n application.

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  • Rammstein

    Jailbroke my Ipad and Iphone 5 in no time at all without any hassles. Now have to wait for Cydia overload to ease. Well done team

  • Neil

    cant get cydia to work ? is it because of people saying that cydia overload ? how long till it is resolved ? anyone know please ?

  • thelongstar

    I’m jealous of the speedy jailbreak for some of you. My iPad 3 is stuck at “injecting stage 2…” repeatedly.

    • iPhoneHacks

      Be patient, it can take time, but it works.

      • pegger1

        My iPad 4 gets stuck at the same stage.
        What’s your definition of “time”? Minutes or hours?

    • memememe

      I was stuck at this point for a loong time before I read somewhere you have to have done the initial iPad setup first (choosing language, network, etc.). This was my case because I clean installed 6.1. Then, Step 2 should be very quick.

  • red fruit bite

    installing cydia on ipad 4 ios 6.1 is smooth as butter and as fast as toasting bread.. but im having error installing tweaks “NetBD: Open nodename nor server name provided, or no known”

    • red fruit bite

      is this because of cydia is overload?

      • red fruit bite

        for now patients is the key…
        2 tweaks installed on my ipad 4 .. yahoooooooooooo

        • red fruit bite

          Donation Details
          Confirmation number:96K19052M9629893A
          Donation amount:$2.00 USDTotal:$2.00 USD
          Purpose:iOS 6.0/6.1 Jailbreak TeamReference:2650
          Contributor:Laurence Saul

          Thank again Evad3rs you guys are great

        • red bite correction


  • StinkyNuts

    (Not being sarcastic) Isn’t the process exactly the same for ipad and iphone?? This is a serious question as I didn’t really see any difference..
    Can’t wait to get home and jailbreak!! great job everybody!

  • Dragon

    Did anyone try to installed craked apps?
    Mine will not intall these apps?

    • chungpham2004

      this site is not for answering about pirated app you sh*thead… go elsewhere

  • Nick

    I’m trying to jailbreak my iPad and its saying that there is an error “could not get what do I do

    • Guest

      you just bricked it… :)

  • eddy_gonal

    Nothing happens when i tap the jailbreak button, what shoul i do, i dont want to tap it twice, but nothing happens HELP PLEASE!

    • Guest

      tap it again..

  • chungpham2004

    been using the nexus 7 for awhile… because of the JB maybe i’ll come back to my ipad … maybe

  • Edge

    ipad mini – “injecting stage 2 jailbreak data (step1/3)…” been stuck here for about 35 minutes.. slow for anyone else?

  • Dan

    on cydia it says my ipad mini is a ipad 2. does it affect it?

    • iPhoneHacks

      That’s the model id of the device. iPad mini Wi-Fi model id is iPad 2,5, iPad mini GSM is iPad 2,6 and iPad mini CDMA is iPad 2,7.

  • red fruit bite

    Donation DetailsConfirmation number:96K19052M9629893ADonation amount:$2.00 USDTotal:$2.00 USDPurpose:iOS 6.0/6.1 Jailbreak TeamReference:2650Contributor:Laurence Saul

    i’m out of here
    Thank again Evad3rs you guys are great

  • mark

    hi guys can u help me?cause i accidentally update my jailbroken ipad mini 6.02 to 6.1…now my ipad hangs…how can i restore it again because evrytym i restore it to itunes i got error…plzzz help…tnx

    • iPhoneHacks

      What error are you getting when you restore it using iTunes?

      • mark

        error 3194 sir…

        • mark

          cause i still restore it to ios 6.1

        • iPhoneHacks

          It looks like you have host file entries point to Cydia rather than Apple servers. Comment out all the host file entries that have

          • mark

            so what should i do sir?

          • iPhoneHacks

            Google how to edit host file entires and comment the ones with

          • mark

            ok sir thank you very much for your help….

  • mary

    I’m trying to jailbreak my ipad4. It’s just not working. Over 30 minutes there is only a message ”Retrieving information from the device…” and it just stays that way..nothing happens. Can someone please tell me what’s wrong? I did everything like it was described, evasiOn recognizes my ipad. I tried to do everything again, rebooted and started over but nothing.. pls help

    • iPhoneHacks

      First take a manual backup of your iPad using iTunes and then try following this guide. Let me know if it works.

  • mary

    still nothing…

  • diskreet

    im also stuck on “Injecting Stage 2 …. ” its been on that status for about 40min now. should i redo it?

  • CJ

    Having serious issues with cydia, the layout has shrunk and become unresponsive after updating the toolkit?

  • insomnia976

    Works fine. Using Win XP SP3 iPad 2 w/ 6.1 32 gig. No problems. Time to launch Cydia!

  • Jassy

    Just Jailbroke my iPad… perfect step by step Instructions !

  • brendon

    the evasi0n app is not coming on my ipad!! pls help

  • Nexstar1857

    For some peculiar reason my computer’s version of evasi0n isn’t picking up my iPad any help? Also on my iPad when I connect it to my laptop it says “not charging” so I’m really confused.

    • John Meyers


  • hypno

    Just JB-ed my iPad 2 WiFi, it lasted less then 5 minutes and everything works perfectly! Thank u guys, u r the best!!!

  • mike

    Iphone 4 GSM IOS 6.1 updated using Itunes. Evasi0n V1.3. Restored Iphone using Itunes and haven’t used the Backup yet. “Stuck at Injecting Stage 2″ 3rd time now, I’ve run as administrator, should I try to use windows xp SP 3 compatibility ?

    • iPhoneHacks

      There is no harm in trying!

  • Olivia

    I can’t find the option that says “Run as Administrator” please help!!!

  • Olivia

    What happen if you don’t have the Run as Administrator option? Can we skip it?

  • Kenzie

    What do I click after I open Cydia? User or Hacker?

  • Eastsidejereme

    My iPad mini getting stuck on stage 2 tried several times restored device set back up and all

  • ipadchallenged

    my ipad gets stuck on the 9th step.. it says there was an error remounting ! i tried restoring it but of no use ! i have done this procedure twice ! help me , what should i Do know ? :/

  • Guest

    Can I jailbreak my iPad 4 without activation? Or any idea how hactivate it?

  • kub3k

    Can I jailbreak my ipad 4 without activation? Or any idea how to hactivate it?

  • mohab

    thank you all

  • ELjando

    Where to download

  • Olusola Kokoye

    I just bought and updated my iPad 3 to IOS 6.1.3, can i use this procedure, will it work with this version of OS??

  • Paul

    Is Ipad with IOS 6.1.3 applicable??

  • Qwood

    Fantastic and flawless! But now my pc doesn’t see it when I connect via USB.
    What’s the fix for this? Thanks in advance.

  • Michigan1145

    I’m. Stuck on stage 2 also

  • Tannnnnnnnn

    My computer won’t let me click jailbreak

  • lalalalala

    does this work for ipod to

    • Gautam

      It depends on which model and which version of the iOS you are on currently.

  • barmeykeo

    pls leave a reply. i am having troubles with this i have my device jailbroken once then my cydia broke so what should i do?