How To Jailbreak Your iOS 6 Device With Evasi0n The Right Way [Jailbreak]

Evasi0n Jailbreak iPhone 5

The Evasi0n jailbreak has been released for all devices capable of running iOS 6, including the iPhone 5 and iPad mini. You can download the free Evasion tool for Mac, Windows, or Linux. The jailbreaking process takes all of five minutes in most cases, and once completed, you have full access to Cydia.

Ready to get your jailbreak on? Here’s how to jailbreak your iOS 6 device with Evasi0n the right way:

Before you begin: Make sure you read our guide on how to prepare for this jailbreak. Once you’ve followed the steps, you’re good to proceed.

Requirements

Evasi0n is an untethered jailbreak for all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models running iOS 6.0 through 6.1. (The third-gen Apple TV is the only device not supported.) The “untethered” aspect means that you do not need to re-jailbreak every time you reboot your iOS device.

The Evasi0n jailbreak tool will run on OS X, Windows, and Linux.

Here are some important notes from Evasi0n’s release notes:

- Those who use backup passwords in iTunes must disable them for now. After doing so, iTunes makes a brand new backup. Please wait for that backup to complete before proceeding! Feel free to re-enable your backup password after jailbreaking.

- Please disable the lock passcode of your iOS device before using evasi0n. It can cause issues.

- Avoid all iOS and iTunes related tasks until evasi0n is complete. Why not just enjoy a brief break from the computer to stretch your legs?

- If the process gets stuck somewhere, it’s safe to restart the program, reboot the device (if necessary by holding down Power and Home until it shuts down), and rerun the process.

How To Jailbreak

Easy as pie.

Step 1: Once you’d downloaded the Evasi0n tool, drag it onto your desktop. Open it and plug in the iOS device you wish to jailbreak.

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Step 2: Evasi0n will recognize your device, and then it’s safe to click the “Jailbreak” button. Sit back and relax while Evasi0n does its thing.

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Step 3: The tool will do its magic, and along the way it will ask you to unlock your device and tap a new “Jailbreak” icon that has been miraculously added to your Home screen.

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Step 4: Let Evasi0n install the rest of the jailbreak, and your device will reboot. Cydia should now be sitting there next to your other app icons. This is really one of easiest jailbreaks ever.

Here’s a video how-to by Cult of Mac’s John Brownlee:

Make sure to check out our list of iOS 6-compatible tweaks in Cydia. Happy jailbreaking!

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  • JackDaRipper79

    Note: Once Cydia is up and running note to update evasi0n package on Cydia.

  • cmink79

    hello all
    i am geting this error when i open cydia and it updates all packages.error: DB open NODENAME. i am trying to install stuf like sbsettings and bitesms but its not letting me, any ideas?

  • NateBevilacqua

    it wont even let me update the Evasi0n package on Cydia

  • daov2a

    So, if I do this jailbreak and then decide I need to revert to normal (work phone), is the accepted routine still: backup, restore, then restore from backup?

  • Lucasapplegeek

    Anybody else getting the error HTTP/ 1.1 bad gateway and internal server error? I can’t download anything from Cydia

  • ragtopb
  • NateBevilacqua

    i finally got to update everything.. still having issues downloading. I’m thinking its due to server over load… give it a couple hours and maybe a couple days. should be smooth sailing then.

  • JamesDavis

    Does anyone know what the case is on the white iPhone in the article pics?

  • masoomenator

    Hello. I am on iOS 5.0 jailbreak version. I was wondering what is the best way forward to get 6.1 jailbreak on my phone? Should I first upgrade to 6.1 over the air (ofcourse would loose all tweaks) and then do the jailbreak, or is there a better option to do this? Thank You!!

  • Atienne

    AppleTV2 ???

  • Timothy Williamson

    So, if I do this jailbreak and then decide I need to revert to normal (work phone), is the accepted routine still: backup, restore, then restore from backup?

    And to add to this, when the next version of iOS is released, and I don’t care about losing the JB, will I be able to make an iTunes backup with JB iOS 6.1, then restore to the new version of iOS, and finally restore Apps/Data from the iOS 6.1 backup?

  • luchid

    Does anyone know what the case is on the white iPhone in the article pics?

    +1. I’d like to know the brand and model of it. It looks great.

  • chriskdavis

    Does anyone know what the case is on the white iPhone in the article pics?

    Looks like a Grove case. http://www.grovemade.com/

  • chitogrito

    i’m running this as of the first day, and i am loving it. there is very little that i modified, a testament to iphone’s greatness, but the stuff i did change make it a superb phone. has been stable for now, and i think the performance is a bit snappier :)

  • lambaline

    hey, what’s that wallpaper used in the vid? It looks great!

  • EdgeSync

    Easily the best Jailbreak i’ve ever used. No messing, very clear, and works perfectly. Highly reccomend you donate to the makers, i know i did!

  • AdamDaieh

    I was able to jailbreak my phone successfully and I did it by following the guide

    in ???.?????????????.???

  • cgranier

    Anyone know how to get Visual Voicemail working again after JB? Also, I was unable to restore from backup after the JB – iTunes said the backup was corrupted.

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