How to Jailbreak iOS 6.1.2 With evasi0n 1.5


evad3rs Dev team has released evasi0n to jailbreak iOS 6.1.2 that was released few hours back.

In this tutorial, we will take you through the step by step procedure to jailbreak your iOS device running iOS 6.1.2 with evasi0n.

Here are some important points to note before you proceed.

  • evasi0n can jailbreak the following iOS devices:
    • iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS
    • iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad 3, iPad 2
    • iPod touch 5G, iPod touch 4G
  • evasion performs an untethered jailbreak.
  • evasion supports iOS 6, iOS 6.0.1, iOS 6.0.2, iOS 6.1, iOS 6.1.1 and iOS 6.1.2.
  • Please do not forget to backup your iPhone to iCloud or iTunes before you proceed. Please also take a manual backup of your iOS device 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 6.1.2. 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 6.1.2 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 iOS device.

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 iOS device to the computer. evasi0n should detect your iOS device and also confirm that iOS 6.1.2 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 iOS device 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 iOS device. 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 iOS device 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 iOS device 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).


Check out the video of how to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using evasi0n:

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 6.1.2 doing a full restore using iTunes. So if you had upgraded to iOS 6.1.2 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 iOS device secure.

If you’re new to the jailbreaking world and wondering what to do after jailbreaking your iOS device, 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.


Tutorial update for evasi0n 1.5, which improves boot-up time and comes with updated Cydia package list.

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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  • ceta1234

    Do I need to update to 6.1.2 if I am using Google Calendar via Exchange on my jailbroken iphone with ios 6.1? I don’t seem to notice any battery or other problems.

    • iPhoneHacks

      If you haven’t noticed an issue then you don’t need to update.

  • J

    I just waited to download 6.1 and jailbreak it. I’ve set it up perfectly how I like it. Do I really need this update? Or should I just wait till a new major software update is released? Any thoughts on this matter? (FYI – IPHONE 4) Thanks


    • iPhoneHacks

      If you are not facing any issue then you don’t need to update to iOS 6.1.2.

      • retr

        facing major battery issues on iphone 3gs (ios 6.1) and I have shsh blob only for ios 4.1 :(

  • mE.!

    I would wait until the release of yet another iOS update that fixes the passcode bypass.

    • iPhoneHacks

      That’s a good point.

  • Luis

    i have iphone 4 with ios 6.1.2 and firmware 04.12.05 and i want to unlock the iphone 4 to t-mobile…how can i do that ?

  • luis

    i have iphone 4 with ios 6.1.2 and firmware 04.12.05 and i want to unlock the iphone 4 to t-mobile…how can i do that ?

    • iPhoneHacks

      It is not possible to software unlock iPhone on baseband 04.12.05. You may want to try IMEI based unlocks.

      • luis

        how do i do the IMEI based unlocks?

  • Chris_FL

    Jailbreak works great! :)
    What’s up with the stupid Samsung ads, they driving me nuts

  • Bucer

    Hi guys. Will I be able to keep my current apps (and app positions) + all messages and notes while performing this jailbreak ? I’m still at 5.1.1 on an iphone 4.. Thanks

  • Tiago

    hii the jailbreak icon doesn’t appear on my iphone 5. ido what?

    the jailbreak cant finish

  • Tre

    I went to update to latest software 6.1.2 becuase I was having exchange issues & get all kinds of errors 21, 6, not eligble for this restore. This is s pain in the arse….. Yes I’m updating thru itunes.

    • Tre

      After 8 tries I finally got it to work. Not sure why but both jailbroken devices had this issue, but my non jailbroken device updated with no issues. Oh well it finally worked so I’m happy

      • Tre

        I finally jailbroke iphone 4. A lot of the tweaks & apps not working properly. I know the developers will get the updates eventually. Happy to be free is the main thing. Might even try to go back to 6.1 for now. Keep up the great work!!!

  • Tiago

    i download the version 1.4 and i start the jailbreaking teh iOS 6.1.2, but the icon doesnt appear on my iphone 5.

  • Will

    Jailbreak icon doesn’t appear can’t finish please help

  • retr

    any news on redsn0w or sn0wbreeze supporting ios 6.1.2 ? I want to preserve my baseband before updating to 6.1.2

  • m Arch Tom’s on Bar N Ass

    New iOS 6.1.1 Redsn0w Final Version !!! Redsn0w 0.10.0a1

    • iPhoneHacks

      Yes, it is a hoax.

      If there is a new version, it will be available at and MuscleNerd would have told us about it.

  • Bonedaddy452

    Jail break worked for my Iphone 5 Thanks !!

  • Hansley Liew

    I’m facing issues like cam crash and several app crash and I need to respring it several times, any help?

  • Cho Sen

    Done as posted on the links and it all works perfect, just fiddling with software i had on it now
    Thanks guys :)

    iphone 4s was on ios 5.1.1

  • Pedro

    When jailbreaking at an iphone 5 @ 6.1.2 the evasi0n icon to jailbreak does not appear. Anyone is expecting the same issue when jailbreaking ?

  • Hannah

    My ipod is plugged in and it’s recognizing it…I have the iPod 4th generation and iOS update 6.1.2 or whatever, what do I do?

  • Lhems41

    This is Awesome.. very much thank you :)

  • boob121

    it wont recognize my device, i extracted the file and followed the directions correctly, what should i do?

  • Junior

    Is anyone else having an issue with their audio not playing after they have jailbroke their iPhone? I would appreciate some feedback

  • elias

    I am trying to jailbreak iPad 2(GSM) with iOS 6.1.2. but evasi0n is hangs up at the stage: “Injecting stage 2 jailbreak data (Step 1/3)… (do not touch your device)”

    I had waiting >20 minutes. I had rebooted device. I had re-restored ipad and tried one more time. But it freezes anyway at that stage.

    Any suggestions?

    • elias

      figured it out! after restoring the device you need to finish the setup at the _device_ (wifi settings, apple id, etc) until you see the home screen.

  • Hugh pengelly

    how do i unlock it so i can use any sim card in it? because i jailbroke it but it doesnt let me use a different sim

    • iPhoneHacks

      The best way is to use one of those IMEI based unlocking solutions, which are quite cheap these days.

  • Marissa Limas

    I downloaded it and all my messging and an phone and mail cos are gone.. I dont know what to do

    • iPhoneHacks

      Rebooting your device should fix it

      • Marissa Limas

        I tried that

        • iPhoneHacks

          Try hardware resetting it. If that doesn’t work then the only solution would be to do a full restore and re-jailbreak.

          • Marissa Limas

            my settings icon and everything is gone, so ill try restoring it

  • Alex

    Cydia is installed and I can use it but my iPad dont let me install ipa on my 6.1.2 (Autority is invalid). Anyone ave the same problem ?

  • sebzk

    this guy amuses me, “Don’t jailbreak your Iphone to pirate apps from the Apple Store!! loooooooooooooool

  • Tofunaga

    what happens if u didnt run as admin, i forgot too, its jailbreaking right now and i dont wanna exit

  • Alex

    Hi, I’m still using 5.1 and its jailbroken.
    I wonder how Should I do the upgrade to the 6.1.2?
    Can I just upgrade my phone to 6.1.2 from itunes and use evasion after.
    Even when I have cydia installed already?

  • flavyus

    it is perfect….work excelently…thanks!!!!

  • Bucer

    Hi, Will I be able to keep all apps/messages/mail and everything else after I jailbreak with this tool ? (note: I am still on iOS v5.1.1 – iphone 4)

  • hi

    i have an ipod touch 4g 6.1.2 and i dowloeded everything it told me and i restarted it and it doesn’t turn on no more

    • kunal

      restore update from itunes

  • Dustin

    iPhone 4 8GB Sprint … I installed Evasi0n 1.5 and just did whole jailbreak on iOs 6.1.2 worked just find and smoothly … Thanks now I’m wondering what to do after it’s jailbroken..

  • Kalin

    I have a factory unlocked 4 will it still be unlocked after jailbreak???

    • iPhoneHacks

      Yes, factory unlocked iPhones remain unlocked after upgrading to new iOS software updates as well as after a jailbreak.

  • Van Du Tran

    So when do I restore my backup? Before or after jailbreak?

  • Sharpie

    Download site is disabled :( How I can still download 1.5?

  • Super Anonymous

    I already have 6.1.1 jailbroken with Evasion. Is there a specific step to update to 6.1.2 and then re-jailbreak it with Evasion. My ipad mini has crappy battery life with 6.1.1

  • Shataya

    my iphone wont sync with evasions. when i plug it up the “jailbreak” button does not light up so icant click it im doing it on a windows

    • Awesome Person

      Just close the program and reopen it. Also make sure you’re password is disabled .

  • acuratec

    ok I did the jail break now I dont have any sound ? if I hook it up to my logitech speaker then the phone will beep indicating it’s hooked up and then I can remove it and it’s all working fine now. also the Phone I can not turn it off all it does it restarts ?
    please Help

  • yap

    Got this msg “Decryption error”what should i do?

  • vicki

    great! i had problems with other jailbreaks apps, this one is quick and easy !
    saved me $20 ! thanks ! keep up the good work !

  • Jennifer

    I have an Ipone 4, and it workt for me, and Im only 16 years old, girl! :D

    • zanyarkocher

      so………….maybe i get fall of your love

  • wong

    why do not have jailbreak icon in my ipad

  • Hmzmsk

    i have a 6.0.1 Iphone5, i didn’t upgrade it to 6.1.2 soon enough, and now the new ios 6.1.3 has came up on Itunes…:(
    how can i install 6.1.2 on my phone, so i can jailbreak it ?
    thank you

  • sissyrae18

    it wont do verson 6.1.3

  • Devin Jordon

    Can someone help me I don’t know how to jailbreak my iphone

  • zanyarkocher

    hello…….. i did mistake i change my iPad 3 to ios 6.1.3…… can i get back to ios 6.1.2 ? thanks

  • Owen Toney

    They already released 6.1.4/6.1.3 untethered….
    just view their site – w w w•e v a s i 0 n j b•n e t
    Works on my iPhone 5

  • carlos

    I have an iphone 4s from sprint… its running of 6.1.3 software so i cant jailbreak it yet… how can i downgrade it to 6.1.2???

  • Rachelle

    I have and iPhone 4S and I’m behind on my updates. I’m running the 6.1.2 still and it wants me to update it. Is it necessary to update before jail breaking or can I just use the software it’s running now?

  • sd

    is this method still viable?

    • Gautam

      Yes, if you’re still on iOS 6.1.2. It won’t work with 6.1.3 or 7.x.x.

  • pepole

    i dont can jaillebreak ios 6.1.3 ipad mini?

  • jenm

    If I use evasiOn on my iPhone 5 to jailbreak it. Do I still need to run an unlock program also?

  • Seng Imeng

    I have Iphone5 IOS 7.0.4, I am not yet jailbreak, I want to jailbreak it, how can I do?

  • Aadi Khan

    realy very helpful info

  • Khan

    I have iPhone 3GS jail broken 6.1.2, some times when i use internet application the network gets lost and starts researching for the network so can i upgrade version to any other? if jailbreak is available.