So folks, finally, after many months of waiting; we have an untethered jailbreak solution for iOS 6. The untethered jailbreak solutions comes from the jailbreak team known as the “Evad3rs”. The Evad3rs team consists of 4 well-known and respected jailbreak devs, and all of us jailbreak fans are very grateful of them.
So, with no further ado, let’s start jailbreaking! This is a very easy process, and to help you out, we have provided step-by-step screenshots and pictures but we have The process will take no more than 5-20 minutes depending on your iOS device.
Here is the full list of iOS devices supported by Evasi0n
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 4S
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 3GS
- iPad 4
- iPad 3
- iPad 2
- iPad mini
- iPod touch 5
- iPod touch 4
- Apple TV 2 (except third-generation)
- 5 minutes of your time!
- A computer, running Windows (XP minimum), Mac OS X (10.5 minimum) or Linux (x86 / x86_64)
- An iPhone, iPad or iPod running iOS 6.0 through 6.1 (you may check in Settings / General / About => Version)
- A USB cable to connect the device to the computer.
Before jailbreaking your device, remember to view follow these steps to ensure a trouble-free jailbreak.
How To Jailbreak Your iOS 6.1 Device using Evasi0n: The Step-By-Step Guide
Step 1: First and foremost, make sure your device is running iOS 6.1. The Evasi0n jailbreak supports all iOS devices running iOS 6 – 6.1, but its better to be on the iOS 6.1. You can check your iOS version in iTunes or by going to Settings>General>About – Version. If you’re running a previous iOS version, then you update via iTunes. Click the update button in the iTunes window and your device’s firmware will start downloading.
Step 2: Download Evasi0n from http://www.evasi0n.com for your operating system. Here are the mirrors:
Evasion supports Windows, Mac OS X and Linux as mentioned above. Once you have downloaded the required software, you’re good to go. Extract the files into a folder on your desktop. Name the folder “Jailbreak”.
Step 3: Connect your iOS Device to the computer. Make sure you have a backup of your iOS device. Now shut down iTunes (On Mac OS X: Right click the iTunes icon and select Quit). Make sure to not launch iTunes during the jailbreak process. Also remember to disable your iOS device’s password (if it has one). Keeping your password enabled may cause problems.
Step 4: Open Evasi0n by double clicking on the app. You should see a message on the evasi0n tool that it has detected your device. Once an eligible device is detected, the Jailbreak button will become clickable. Click Jailbreak, and the jailbreak process will begin.
Step 5: Several automatic steps will now be performed, including preparing jailbreak data, injecting jailbreak data, rebooting the device, uploading Cydia, and uploading the Cydia packages list. This may take a few minutes, so be patient.
Step 6: Once the steps listed in step 5 have completed, you should now see a screen asking you unlock your device. Once your device is unlocked, you should see a new app icon on your Home screen called “Jailbreak”. Tap this Jailbreak app icon just ONCE, and the screen should go black and then return to the Home screen.
Step 7: You will see more messages like injecting jb data messages, and Root Filesystem successfully remounted on the evasi0n tool.
Step 8: Once the process is completed, you will see a “Done!” message on the evasi0n tool. Your device will now reboot. Be patient for this portion, because the first boot will take longer due to performing first time setup. Be aware that the device might restart several times.
Step 9: Your iOS device will now display a large Evasi0n logo sitting on a white background. The first time, you’ll see a series of brief (sometimes very brief) messages. These messages include:
- Setting up fstab and AFC2
- Setting up Cydia
- Setting up Cydia packages
- Clearing SpringBoard Cache
Again, the first set of messages on the white evasi0n background are there very briefly, blink and you might miss them. Afterwards, your device will reboot for the final time. Once your device reboots, you’ll again be presented with the white evasi0n screen with several messages. This time the messages include the following:
- Initializing offsets
- Finding offsets
- Patching kernel
- Cleaning up!
- Done! Continuing boot
After these final steps, you’ll be taken to your Lock screen, signifying that the jailbreak process is completed.
The next step is to unlock your device, swipe over to the second page of your Home screen (or further if you have lots of apps), and open Cydia. On the first load Cydia will have to initialize, so this will take a minute or two. You’ll then be taken back to the Lock screen one final time. Unlock again, open up Cydia, and choose your user type.
Congratulations, your iOS 6 device is now jailbroken! Please read the notes below for more information.
An Apple TV 2 jailbreak will probably arrive shortly via an update to FireCore’s Seas0nPass jailbreak tool. The Apple TV 3, on the other hand, is not yet susceptible to jailbreak.
If you had a passcode set on your device, you removed it in step 3. Remember to reestablish a passcode lock on your device after the jailbreak is complete.
Again, this tutorial is for Mac OS X users. If you’re a Windows or Linux user, the tutorial will be nearly the same.
If you have questions, concerns, comments, or suggestions, then please leave your feedback in the comment section below. Please be willing to help your fellow jailbreakers as you’ve been so eager to do so in the past..
If you’re wondering what jailbreak apps and tweaks you should download first, take a look at our top iOS 6 jailbreak tweaks post.
Lastly, congratulations to team evad3rs. We’ve waited a while for an iOS 6 jailbreak, but we can honestly say that it was worth the wait. If you’re feeling generous, you can donate to the evad3rs using the link available at the bottom of the evasi0n jailbreak tool.