How to Jailbreak iOS 6.1.1 With evasi0n

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evad3rs Dev team has just released evasi0n 1.3 to jailbreak iPhone 4S on iOS 6.1.1 that was released few hours back .

In this guide, we will take you through the step by step procedure to jailbreak your iPhone 4S running iOS 6.1.1 with evasi0n.

Here are some important points to note before you proceed.

  • This tutorial is meant for iPhone 4S users as iOS 6.1.1 is compatible with it. Other iPhone users can check out this tutorial, iPad users can check this tutorial and iPod touch users can check this one for iOS 6.1.
  • evasion performs an untethered jailbreak
  • Please do not forget to backup your iPhone to iCloud or iTunes before you proceed. Please also take a manual backup of your iPhone 4S using iTunes.
  • Please ensure you’ve updated iTunes to the latest version.
  • Warning: If you depend on Ultrasn0w to unlock your iPhone, then do not update to iOS 6.1.1. You should wait for the dev teams to release Redsn0w or PwnageTool that adds support for iOS 6.x untethered jailbreak, which will allow you to create a custom iOS firmware file, which will allow you to update to iOS 6.1.1 while preserving the baseband
  • Please note that jailbreaking your iPhone may void your warranty and hence proceed with caution and at your own risk
  • Please do not jailbreak your iPhone 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 iPhone 4S.

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 iPhone 4S to the computer. evasi0n should detect your iPhone 4S and also confirm that iOS 6.1.1 is running on it. Click on the Jailbreak button.

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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 iPhone. Do not close the evasi0n application.

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Step 7: Unlock your iPhone 4S and then tap on the Jailbreak app (the one with the evasi0n icon).

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Step 8: When you launch the evasi0n 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 tool 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”.

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Step 11: The rest of the jailbreak process will now take place on your iPhone 4S. After you iPhone reboots, you will see a large evasi0n logo with messages 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 iPhone will reboot and you will again see the large evasion logo on your iPhone 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 iPhone 4S will reboot for the final time. After it has rebooted, you’re done. It has been successfully jailbroken and you should be able to find the Cydia icon on your iPhone’s home screen  (it may not be on the first page so search for it to locate it).

Please note if the process gets stuck in the middle, it’s safe to restart the process, hardware reset your iPhone 4S (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 6.1.1 doing a full restore using iTunes. So if you had upgraded to iOS 6.1.1 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 iPhone secure.

If you’re new to the jailbreaking world and wondering what to do after jailbreaking your iPhone 4S, checkout our jailbreak apps category page to find out the apps you can install on your iPhone 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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  • Random

    Any big changes with 6.1.1? Not going to bother updating if there isn’t. Battery life is the same as before 6.1, and I’m already jailbroken so is there anything else? Orrr perhaps any tips on restoring all my tweaks if I decide to upgrade?

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      Apple has released iOS 6.1.1 to fix 3G connectivity related issues. So if you’re not facing them then you can skip it.

      You can use jailbreak apps like PkgBackup, xBackup to first take a backup of your jailbreak apps and tweaks and then restore them after you have updated to iOS 6.1.1 and jailbroken it again.

      • Random

        Thanks for the quick reply! I haven’t noticed much of a connectivity issue, but then again I’m almost always on wifi, and I live out in the middle of nowhere so 3G is almost nonexistent anyways lol. Will definitely check out PkgBackup/xBackupthough, thanks again :)

        • Robson1204

          My iphone 4s after update from 6.1 to 6.1.1 keep battery worse than ever in 3G connection :/ and connect to 3g last a bit longer than in 6.1 post your iPhone 4s comments

      • http://www.facebook.com/fadzly Mohammad Fadzly

        Im suggesting u guys not to use xbackup unless u really sure that the previous tweaks or cydia apps are working 100% in ios 6.1.1.

        • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

          Thanks Mohammad for that tip!

  • woody

    Can I do an OTA update or is it better to download the whole ISPW file?

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      If you have already jailbroken your iOS device using evasi0n then OTA update would be disabled.

      I recommend at least updating it via iTunes, then taking a manual back of your iOS device using iTunes and then trying the jailbreak.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.bell.161214 David Bell

    Apple needs to lay off with the updates for a few months…Easier said than done when it comes to completely restoring your iPhone…Round three with the Jailbreak and Jailbreaking may only take minutes but the restore process and re-downloading all the Cydia apps takes much longer ( something you can’t do before leaving for work in the morning ) Can’t we just skip right to IOS 7 ? Jailbreak it and be done for a year or two ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/himanshucares4u Himanshu Oberoi

    i couldn’t backup my data i’m very helpless now help me

  • Chad Bolosan

    Noob question here, but what is meant by “starting with a fresh install”? (as suggested by the original evasi0n instructions)

    • http://www.facebook.com/david.bell.161214 David Bell

      “starting with a fresh install” basically means you have to “Restore” your iPhone with iTunes using the Apple 6.1.1 IOS update (which will wipe out any previous jailbreak) (But perform a backup using iTunes first) – Then Re-Jailbreak your iPhone with the newly released evasi0n 1.3 (afterwards you have to Re-Download all your installed Cydia Apps)

  • dhx

    This Jailbreak has wifi issue problem. I am entering the correct password of our wifi but it says that my password is invalid. Also so many crash issues. Brightness always returning back to its minimum. thats why my iphone is always dark. i need to readjust the brightness always. :( shouldnt update to ios 6.1.1.)

  • dhx

    please fix the wifi issue…

  • Tony

    I have an iphone 4S 6.1.1 and did the jailbreak last night successfully but I have no app store , it disappeared from the home screen. Any coments how to fix this?

  • AL

    did a backup then updated to 6.1.1 then jailbroke, now i cant get all my stuff backed up from backup help

  • katsuboi

    Been waiting for this. Followed the instructions loosely, worked great 1st time. Been jailbreaking for many years, but gotta say, I probably will change phones when my contract expires at the end of this year. The flash restrictions as well as so much else are annoying at this point when so many other phones offer so much more. The magic of jailbreaking is no more.

  • Mika

    After installing 6.1.1 jailbreak on my 4s now my apps whether downloaded through cydia or App Store automatically shut themselves down after a few seconds. Even after deleting the other apps and tweaks I dl’d and brought it back to the point like it when it was installed. What should I do …?

  • shannon

    everytime i try to open cydia, it crashed immediately and my phone restarts. how do i fix this issue?