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About 20 minutes ago, the moment everyone has been waiting for finally arrived: the evad3rs released their untethered iOS 6 jailbreak called ‘evasi0n.’ Now, everyone with a device running iOS 6 or higher (except for the ATV) can jailbreak their devices.

And it seems like everyone wants to. Unless you got in within the first few minutes, you probably received the above error when trying to download the evasi0n utility. That’s because there’s over 270,000 people trying to access the site right now…

Here’s pod2g’s tweet shortly after evasi0n was released:

And those people aren’t just looking around, they’re downloading. Planetbeing says that within the first 10 minutes of evasion’s release, their website had already blown through a terabyte of bandwidth, which he equated out to over 100,000 downloads.

So as you can imagine, the evad3r’s servers are super slammed right now. If you come across the above error, the best thing you can do is, as the site suggests, try again after a few minutes. We’ve also heard that opening the page in a separate tab works.

Once you’ve downloaded evasi0n, feel free to check out our step-by-step guide on how to use it, and our video on what some of our favorite jailbreak apps look like on the iPhone 5.

  • amaizing damn

  • Damn crazy!!! Mad I’m on school currently:/

    • dont be too mad, you cant install anything from cydia, maybe by the time your out of school it will be running much smoother. JB works perfectly. Thats the most important thing at the moment.

      • Ya that’s true. What I have been reading is just to wait a while to download stuff with no errors.

      • I dont know about “perfect” lol… there are some bugs. Overall its sweet tho πŸ˜€

  • I’ve jailbroken both iPad mini and iPhone 5 but I can’t download a single tweak. Keep getting errors?!

    • Patience. This is how the first day, especially first hour of new iOS JBs go.

    • You will have to wait. Too much traffic.

    • Yusuf Celenli

      uh… cause Cydia servers are overloaded.. derp..

    • server is so so so so so busy i will try to install tweaks tom.

    • Patience is a virtue

    • maurice Drummerboii

      sources u need them first

      • no you don’t they included the most common sources in the JB payload. It was meant to prevent this exact situation, but obviously isnt helping lol.

    • memoag12

      i hear someone get the weather icon from the iphone in the ipad mini do you get it?? also cydia recognize it as ipad 2 not ipad mini

      • Yeah I did actually. Tried to download Belfry, said it didn’t work but the weather icon is on my springboard and I can’t get it off cuz there’s no indication that I downloaded Belfry in Cydia.

      • I got the Weather icon too. Did any of your battery levels drop to 62% after the jailbreak completed?

  • Sam


  • The world went apeshit!

  • J M

    Wow! Cydia can’t handle any download requests either. Everything errors out, can’t even get mobile substrate to download and load on my phone lol. Request just times out. So many people, but it’s pretty exciting πŸ™‚

    Thanks so much to the team that made all this possible!

    • Yeah. Same here. WOw. I’m going to try again in an hour or so.

      • J M

        I just got bitesms through, don’t give up πŸ™‚ I was trying to queue up a bunch of installs but I think I’m just going to do them individually now, it’s more reliable it seems.

        And now activator as wel, took me like 7 tries of installing to finally get it to go through though.

      • damn you

    • Keep getting:

      “NetDB: Open nodename nor servname provided, or not known”

      when I try to download any packages. Is this the same error code as everyone else is getting because of server overload?

      iPhone 5

  • Luna Gillian

    I know what I’m doing when I get home! Haha

  • disqus_eu7AjhgwOU

    jailbreaken my 4s and rejailbroken my ipad 3 πŸ˜€

  • maurice Drummerboii

    I’ve jailbroken mine about 20min ago so happy downloading sources right now to get my tweaks.!!!

  • Can’t download or register to purchase cydia tweaks, probably due to high volume of users?

  • Every one needs to donate something even if it is only a dollar. I have herd every one complaining about it not being out yesterday but now that it is I don’t hear any one talking about donating.

    • donated 30$ friday πŸ™‚ ill give more when i get paid….

  • Same. Cydia breaks on jb release day again despite the promise of better performance. Can’t even access the manage account screen.

    • J M

      Just got access two minutes ago, keep trying πŸ™‚

  • Jose Gonzalez

    iPhone 4 and iPad Mini jailbroken in 12 minutes after launch! My $5 donation has just been given! Thanks evad3rs!

  • I was downloading everything fine until I read this…. Now cydia is timing out for me.. glad to be apart of this great experience. πŸ˜€

  • M4G

    It take really long to get sources but once they are done you can get started
    Server to busy thats why over 250,000 are running cydia right now

  • RM

    8th wonder of the world!!! well done guys!!!

  • Tim Cook is proud of you guys πŸ˜€ thanks

  • After the jailbreak you have to reboot your phone for Cydia to work

  • So optimistic

    No luck yet on cydia, but so thankful to the team for all the hard work!

  • I will download as soon as I get home and donate 10$… I hope everyone will at least donate a 1$ per device the intend to jailbreak… This will ensure that these guys keep working for us in the future

    • Hasn’t anyone else now realized the donations are going to Saurik himself? Not even going to the JB team, which is a classy move and makes my comments yesterday seem even more uncalled for… haha

  • Cant download any package cydia is too busy

    • J M

      Just keep trying, they go through eventually. Some have taken me between 7-10 install attempts before it connects.

  • Great cydia on my home screen! πŸ˜›

    Now waiting for a faster Cydia

  • I kept refreshing the page when the timer ended until the Windows button was available I would say I was like from the first 50 or 100 persons to download it

  • I tried to restart my iPhone 4S and now it is restarting since 15 minutes!! How can I fix that?? (I had it jailbreaked successfully)

    • Cito

      Same here with an iPod4

  • Anyone having problems when they delete a JB program from the homescreen? I did and it’s still installed- no biggie if thats the case, just can uninstall from cydia… but it’s a little confusing why they didn’t flag the JB icons like apple utility icons which cant be deleted. Thats how it used to be :/

  • Don’t forget to donate guys!

  • Not even bothering with Cydia right now. Just so so happy to finally be jailbroken. Since I got my iPhone 5 on release this is the longest I’ve ever been stock. I rushed home on my lunch break to jailbreak, now it’s just a waiting game until Cydia is calmed down.


  • click on changes in Cydia, hit refresh wait for it to stop saying “Done: Packages”. Then try to install tweaks. Also will say “downloading packages” let this finish completely.

  • I think it would have been nice to have seen 100,000 donations in the first 10 minutes.


  • disqus_poDVEEJHjM

    i dont know whether it is worth it to upgrade my 5.1.1 ipad 2 to 6.1 and jailbreak it
    i fear performance issues..and no more street view maps ^^
    can i update OVA to 6.1 and then evaision break over my actual JB?

  • I guess I am the only one who’s buying an iPhone 5 because of the jailbreak news πŸ™‚
    It’s just sad if iOS is not jailbroken πŸ™

  • Sheitsty187

    Traffic is really heavy on the servers I try later on frist day release is always like this…