How to Jailbreak iOS 6.1 with evasi0n


Ladies and gentlemen, the waiting is over! As we’ve just informed you, the evad3rs have released the eagerly awaited jailbreak tool called evasi0n that will set your iDevice free in just a couple of easy steps. Just as we did with Redsn0w, which allowed a tethered jailbreak for A4 devices running iOS 6, 6.0.1 or 6.1 beta, we have written an easy-to-use tutorial that will show you how to jailbreak iOS 6 on the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Before you start jailbreaking your iDevice, make sure you have updated via iTunes to iOS 6.1 and disabled the passcode lock, because the latter may cause issues during the jailbreak process. Are you ready to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 6.1? Just follow the steps described below:

How to Jailbreak Untethered iOS 6.1 with Evasi0n in 10 Easy Steps

Step 1. Download evasi0n for Mac by following this link [Mac (mirror 1), Windows (mirror 1), Linux (mirror 1)] and extract the package.

Step 2. Launch evasi0n.

Step 3. Plug your iDevice to your computer (except Apple TV).

Step 4. Evasi0n will detect your iDevice. Click the “Jailbreak” button to start the process.

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Step 5. The jailbreak process has begun, and it will perform some automatic steps, which include injecting the jailbreak data, uploading Cydia and uploading a Cydia packages list, so it will take about five minutes.

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Step 6. After the aforementioned process is done, you’ll be prompted to unlock the device and find the icon named “jailbreak” and tap it. Important! You must tap it ONLY once.

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Step 7. Once Step 6 is completed, you’ll get more messages, and finally you’ll see “jailbreak is done” information displayed. Click exit to leave the evasi0n tool.

Step 8. Your iDevice will now reboot; it may take a bit longer than usual, but be patient, everything is all right, as the device will restart a few times. You’ll see a large Evasi0n logo on your iPhone’s display as it performs the remaining steps.


Step 9. After going through the initializing offsets, finding offsets, patching the kernel, and cleaning up process, you’ll see your Lock screen again.

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Step 10. Unlock your screen, navigate to Cydia, launch the app, and wait until the initialization process is done. Select your user type, and that’s it! Enjoy!

Are you excited? We surely are!

Update: Is your device stuck on displaying “patching kernel”? @pod2g says the fix is to just press Power and Home to do a force reboot:

Also, Cydia is under massive load right now so expect it to have intermittent issues…

Update 2: video tutorial below, via our @meadorsmusings:


  • donx

    any special instruction if we need to restore jailbroken IOS 5.1.1 to IOS 6.1 from the backup before upgrading to IOS 6.1?

  • ethan

    im having trouble with cydia… im assuming its the massive load of users trying to access its database.

  • jfmartel

    I was jailbroken in 5.1.1. I had to complete restore to get 6.1. The iTune upgrade didn’t worked for me. Once the restore was complete, I used the backup in the “welcome screen”.

  • donx

    Here is the steps I used to restore to my IOS 5.1.1, I believe restore from step 2 is what you did. But we still need restore from step 1, so step 5 is needed for us, who wants to get everything we had in IOS 5.1.1, also for Cydia, we need something like xbackup to also restore all the Cydia apps. I hope this time they all work for 6.1 as well.

    1. Make a backup of your device iTunes by right clicking on your
    device name under the ‘Devices ‘ menu and click ‘Back Up ‘.
    2. Once your backup is complete

    -plug in device
    -open iTunes
    -restore (from iTunes not from device and allow iTunes to activate it again not from device)
    -set up as new device
    -let it sync act ( i disables all sync because the more data on device the longer it takes)

    3. Open evasiOn and be sure your are still connected via USB cable to your computer.
    4. Click ‘Jailbreak ‘ and wait… just be patient and do not disconnect your device! just follow the instruction.
    Once jailbroken return to iTunes and restore your backup from earlier.
    To do so, right click on your device name under the ‘Devices ‘ menu
    in the left panel of iTunes and click ‘Restore From Backup… ‘ then
    select the latest backup you created before. (restoring this backup will
    return all the content previously on your device, i.e. apps, photos,
    6. enjoy your jailbroken iDevice!

  • Wuju

    Anyone tried the jaillbreak with an over the air upgraded 6.1 iPhone 5? Any issue?

  • baitbus

    cydia is way overcrowded!!!! Have to wait as nothing can be installed yet

  • pegger1

    It’s highly recommend not to do an OTA upgrade, Because it usually causes a lot of issues. In fact it’s not recommended to do an upgrade at all but to backup the device and do a full restore to 6.1 before jailbreaking and then restore from the backup.

  • yearoftherat

    Yeah with everybody jb’ing their devices now, its going to be slammed for a while.

  • Jailbreak success! But, like everyone else, Cydia is overloaded. Still gotta wait…

  • Can anyone tell me why I can’t install cracked apps after this jailbreak. Never mind cydia

  • nytyke

    anythoughts… stuck on step 6…

  • I was able to do my iPhone 5 that was on iOS 6.1 OTA successfully. YMMV, don’t listen to me!

  • Did you turn off passcode lock?

  • jot

    geat ,,,cydia works excellently but can anybody tell me how to unlock the iphone 4s from cydia as ultrasnow does not support iphone 4s…???/

  • JB noob here. I am confused with: “Step 10… navigate to Cydia, launch the app, and wait until the initialization process is done. Select your user type, and that’s it. ” How do you navigate to Cydia? How do I know what user type?

  • My jailbrreak was a success. but I might just do a full restore. My iPod Touch 4G runs even MORE slower with Cydia now. Be careful people, you could run into lagging or sluggishness

  • Mike Beaudin

    Select “User” dont worry about the other two, not for you or else you would know what they are

  • Mike Beaudin

    I had no issues. Worse case I was going to restore after the failed attempt but it worked like a charm.

  • I was about to but I’m going to take the time to jailbreak from a fresh restore to avoid any headaches.

  • Update: just successfully JB’d my iPhone 5 on iOS 6.1 (OTA). Cydia is a useless bag of ish right now though.

  • eshas

    Every application crashes on my iPhone5, iPhone4 and iPhone4S. I have read the Weather application crashes but in my case all applications installed using iFunbox and VVShare are crashing. Anyone else having same problem?

  • eshas

    Even AppCake application is crashing.

  • eshas

    To fix the weather crashing issue ssh to you device navigate to folder applications and chmod with 0777.

  • We can’t discuss that here, thanks.

  • Swipe to the screen on your iPhone where Cydia is located, then open it. Select “User” when it shows up on the screen.