Apple released iOS 7.0.6 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch yesterday, which fixed a major security issue.
If you’ve upgraded to iOS 7.0.6 then check out this step-by-step guide where we show you how to jailbreak your iOS device running iOS 7.0.6 using evasi0n7 1.0.6, which was just released by evad3rs.
Here are some important points to note before you proceed.
- This tutorial is meant for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 7.0.6 (Settings -> General -> About – Version). If you’re any other version check out this webpage for the link to the latest guides for your iOS version.
- evasion performs an untethered jailbreak
- evasi0n supports the following devices:
- iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and iPhone 4
- iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air
- iPad mini, Retina iPad mini
- iPod touch 5G
- Please ensure you’ve updated iTunes to the latest version.
- Important: Please do not forget to backup your device using iTunes before you proceed.
- If you encrypt the backup, then disable it temporarily by unchecking “Encrypt iPhone backup” option in iTunes. Please don’t forget to enable the option after you’ve successfully jailbroken your iPhone.
- Please note that jailbreaking your iOS device 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.
- Warning: We’re hearing some users having problems using the jailbreak, so you may want to wait for evad3rs to release an update which fixes the initial bugs.
- You may use this guide to jailbreak your iPad and iPod touch 5g with evasi0n7 as well.
Step 1: Download evasi0n7 1.0.6 for Mac or Windows from this link and save it in a folder named “evasi0n” on your desktop. Please note that able to test the Mac version. so please proceed with caution.
Step 2: Double click the downloaded file and extract the application to the evasi0n folder. 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 device to the computer. evasi0n should detect it and also mention the iOS firmware that is running on it. Click on the Jailbreak button.
Step 6: After clicking on the Jailbreak button the tool will give a progress update on the various stages of the jailbreak process such as:
- Retrieving remote package
- Uploading jailbreak data
- Injecting evasion app (1/2)
- Injecting evasion app (2/2)
- Configuring system (1/2)
- Configuring system (2/2)
- Rebooting device
Please wait patiently while the jailbreaking process is running, don’t start iTunes or Xcode in the meanwhile.
Step 7: Once your iOS device is rebooted, you will get a message informing you to unlock it. Do not close the evasi0n application.
Step 8: Unlock your device and then tap on the evasi0n 7 app (the one with the evasi0n 7 icon).
Step 9: When you launch the evasi0n app, the screen will go white and reboot again.
Step 10: The rest of the jailbreak process will now take place on your iOS device. After you it will reboot, you will see a large evasi0n logo with messages informing you on the status of the jailbreak process such as:
- Reading kernel
- Calculating offsets
- Setting up packages
- Setting up Cydia
- Continuing with boot
Step 11: After it has rebooted, you’re done. It has been successfully jailbroken and you should be able to find the Cydia icon on your device’s home screen (it may not be on the first page so search for it to locate it).
If you’ve problems following the instructions above, check the video tutorial below:
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Please note if the process gets stuck in the middle, it’s safe to restart the process, hardware reset your device (if necessary by holding down Hold and Home until it shuts down), and rerun the process.
Note: If you had upgraded to iOS 7.0.6 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.
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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evad3rs have released evasi0n7 1.0.6 to add support for iOS 7.0.6, so this article has been updated accordingly.