In this guide, we will take you through the step by step procedure to jailbreak your iPhone running iOS 6.x using evasi0n for Mac and Windows users.
Here are some important points to note before you proceed.
- This tutorial is meant for iPhone users. iPad users can check this tutorial and iPod touch users can check this one.
- evasion performs an untethered jailbreak
- evasi0n supports iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS
- Please do not forget to backup your iPhone 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)
- Warning: If you depend on Ultrasn0w to unlock your iPhone, then do not update to iOS 6.1. 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 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.
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 to the computer. evasi0n should detect your iPhone 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 iPhone. Do not close the evasi0n application.
Step 7: Unlock your iPhone and then tap on the Jailbreak app (the one with the evasi0n icon).
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”.
Step 11: The rest of the jailbreak process will now take place on your iPhone. 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
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 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 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.
If you’re new to the jailbreaking world and wondering what to do after jailbreaking your iPhone, 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.
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