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As we just told you, the evad3rs have released their jailbreak tool called evasi0n, and it allows you to easily jailbreak iOS 6. As we always do, we’ve created an easy to use written and video walkthrough to show you how to jailbreak iOS 6 on your iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches.

The good news is that evasi0n works with all flavors of iOS 6. That includes iOS 6.0, iOS 6.0.1, iOS 6.0.2, and of course, iOS 6.1. The evad3rs have worked hard to create easy to use tools, which allow you to jailbreak iOS 6 using Mac OS X, Windows, and even Linux.

We have personally confirmed that this tutorial works on every iOS 6 compatible device outside of the Apple TV 2 and Apple TV 3. This includes the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPod touch 4G, and iPod touch 5G. This first tutorial will show you how to jailbreak any of those devices using evasi0n on Mac OS X, and we will shortly follow up with Windows and Linux tutorials.

Video tutorial

Note: For emphasis, your device must be running either iOS 6.0, iOS 6.0.1, iOS 6.0.2, or iOS 6.1 for evasi0n to work. If your device is not running iOS 6.x, then you will need yo upgrade your device to the latest firmware. This jailbreak tool does not work for Apple TV devices, see notes below for more information. Also, as we told you in our iOS 6 jailbreak preparation tutorial, make sure you perform any necessary backups of your device. Although there shouldn’t be any issues, it’s always best to backup your data just in case.

Step 1: Download evasi0n for Mac via our downloads page, and extract the package.

Step 2: Double click the evasi0n app to run it.

Step 3: If your device has a passcode set, unlock your device and go to Settings > General > Passcode Lock > and select Turn Passcode Off.

Step 4: Plug in your iDevice to your computer. This can be any device running iOS 6.x, except for Apple TV devices.

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Step 5: 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.

Step 6: Click Jailbreak, and the jailbreak process will begin.

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Step 7: 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.

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Step 8: Once the steps listed in step 7 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.

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Evasi0n App Icon

Step 09: You will see more messages like injecting jb data messages, and Root Filesystem successfully remounted on the evasi0n tool.

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Step 10: 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.

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Step 11: Your iDevice 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
  • Rebooting

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.

evasi0n initializing offsets

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.

Notes: 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 user, please refer to our iOS 6 jailbreak tutorial for Windows. If you are a Linux user, stay tuned, as we’ll be following up with in-depth tutorials on how to jailbreak your iOS 6.x device using this operating system.

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. I also recommend you mosey on over to our top jailbreak tweaks of 2012 post. Actually, just go ahead and watch all of our jailbreak videos, because you’ve probably missed a lot of cool stuff.

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.

How are you feeling? Excited much? We are!

  • Crushed

    Well with seeing all the errors people are having I am just going to wait to tweak my phone LOL! I’m CRUSHED

  • tv_gadget

    oh man i screwed up my ipod,after jailbreaking it i opened cydia and it kept doing whatever the hell it was doing for 10 minutes so i closed it,since then my ipod is stuck in the boot loop,so now im trying to restore it with itunes,its downloading ios 6.1 lets see what happens next

  • I can’t even download this, the servers are so overloaded.

  • Amrit Awasthi

    My phone’s been stuck at the “Patching Kernel” screen for a good 10-15 minutes now, is this normal?

  • My phone is staying on “Finding offsets” any help? 🙁

  • i jailbreak it less than 3 min iphone 4s

  • Negev

    I’m getting impatient with the fact that Cydia is being flooded and nothing updates on it. Makes me feel like clubbing a community of baby seals.

    • SolsticeIsPissedFML

      Lol I’ll help you club so god damn seals.

  • Alex

    How about locked iPhone’s? Can I make custom IPSW with preserving baseband 04.10.01 ? I have locked iPhone 4 with GEVEY SIM.

  • Whenever I click on Cydia, it always go to Preparing File for around a minute, reboots, then goes to my lock screen. I tried manually rebooting, but it didn’t help. Any ideas?

  • every time i open the app as soon as i plug my phone it quits unexpectedly wtf do i do

  • Chris Eko

    hey you guys, my iphone already jailbroken, then i shut it down. when i try to turn it on, its stuck at the apple logo. anyone experiencing this?

  • Yay!! Success!! Thanks so much, for your hard work, it’s much appreciated!!

  • Can someone please help? I am currently on a mac, and every time I go to run evasi0n it doesnt open and it says to relaunch, and no matter how many times you click relaunch, it still won’t open.

    • SolsticeIsPissedFML

      you need to use a different computer I believe. I am going to do this tonight on my Windows PC.

  • this doesnt work. as soon as i launch evasi0n it unexpectedly quits

  • andsun

    nice mine is done..

  • Adrian SixSixSix

    It wont let me download winterboard or tweaks

  • kay

    I think it wont work on any Iphone who updated their devices over the air, please read all instruction guys

  • Jaw83

    how can i unlock iphone 4s after jailbreak it

  • i’m from Indonesia. i have jailbreak my iphone 3GS using redsnow before and i found an evasi0n untethered tweak on cydia this morning. i download that tweak from cydia and done… 🙂 so if u have tethered jailbroken with another tools before don’t worry you can find evasi0n on cydia. “HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error” its mean the server is to busy because people download to the same server. be patience dude..

  • Cody

    I can’t download anything, it keeps displaying red text. Should I just rejailbreak or what?

    • no u just try to download again… its because the server is busy

  • kay

    its untethered right? why it wont start after oi shut it down?

    • kay

      now stuck at apple logo

  • hey jeff i did the jailbreak on my ipad mini and the weather app just appeared how can i erease it? I dont like it because its the iphone app so it is small

  • I have IOS 10.5.8 and can’t run the application.

    The error I get is

    Incompatible library version: evasi0n requires version 10.0.0 or later, but libxml2.2.dylib provides version 9.0.0

    Can anyone help me??

    • Ok, for anyone interested and reading this, if having the same problem:

      DpkgDan, was kind enough to clarify:

      “Your version of OS X is too old. I know it’s officially supported, but your version of libxml is just too old. I would try to find another computer to jailbreak from. It works fine on Windows XP and newer if you have any computer with one of those OSes installed.”

      • Jeff

        I have the same issue. I am going to have to find a friends computer and do this. Thanks.

      • SolsticeIsPissedFML

        thanks Im gonna do this tonight when my parents go to sleep because Im supposed to do homework right now 🙁

    • That’s a really old OSX you’re running – and the JB itself requires iOS 6+.

    • Well simply put your computer’s operating system is 10.5.8 the last true APPLE or PPC Chipset was used before microsoft’s intel processor. The software will run on any 10.6 os or above running an intel chip

  • super beta, shut down and on the iphone, one hundred hours in wake up, is something wrong with this jailbreake

  • jbeeme

    evasi0n crashes for me as soon as I plug in my phone. Any ideas?

    • SolsticeIsPissedFML

      same as me god damnit

  • RiZzARIO

    Guys, what about Ultrasn0w unlock and preserving my baseband? How will this effect the new jailbreak? Will I be able to use ultrasn0w? is there a compatible version released yet? My base band is on 4:26:08

  • it works perfectly !! the wait for iOS 6 jailbreak is worth a lot

  • Awesome! Everything went smooth and it finished in less than 10 minutes! Thank you to the evad3rs team, and for this tutorial!

  • Daniel

    the jailbreak icon doesnt come up for me???

    • Daniel

      anyone getting this problem?

  • Eldaria

    Finally a JB that works.
    Now I can upgrade my iPhone 3GS, and JB my iPad 3.
    Not sure i will get the iPhone 5 though, still think it is missing some important things, Like NFC, 4G in Sweden. I might hold of for a future iPhone 6, if this does not have NFC, well then i’m probably saying bye bye to iPhone. Too bad, I really like the iPhone otherwise, and I spent massive amount on apps, some I can use on the iPad, but still.

  • Rithy

    Can anybody help me ? I get stuck with apple logo after install a tweak and respring . Is there anyway without restore?

  • Kieran

    Can anyone help after I jailbroke my iphone 5 my battery has been draining faster then usual help anyone?

  • Teo Hacoupians

    help please my iphone 5 doesnt turn on after jailbreaking what should i do ???

  • Just did JB and everything was ok, my Question is : How Can I Install apps (.ipa) without Installous ? 🙁

  • Well, I just have to say a big huge THANKS to everyone involved in the development of this wonderful project! 2 for 2 here with my iPhone 4S and iPad3. Thank you!

  • Jadon Stoltzfus

    Just wanted to let everyone know…I had updated my it4g with OTA to iOS 6.1 and so I didn’t know how well this would work. But I tried it anyway and it works great! So apparently OTA updated 6.1 can work okay also.

  • eliab soto

    i have a problem, I’m trying to run evasion from my MacBook Pro version 10.8.2 and when I plug in my iPhone and open evasi0n the application wont run, can any one help

    • SolsticeIsPissedFML

      same shit here

  • mj

  • Will the jailbreak affect the use of the newsstand tweak? I don’t want to download a tweak that is already there.


  • did u get evasi0n to recognize your device???

  • Yuval Marcus

    Someone explain me something. Is jailbreaking an iPad or iPad Mini illegal? I know jailbreaking the iPhone is legal, but what about the iPad? Can I get arrested for jailbreaking my iPad?

  • jefblack

    Evasion wont run on my mac. I have OS 10.5.8 on a core 2 duo so I know I am up to date with the mac. On the iPhone I am running OS 6.1 and when I download Evasion it puts an icon on my desktop and when i click on that to open it brings a window with a txt box another evasion icon that doesnt work. What am I missing??

    • You DO realize that 10.5.8 is YEARS old, right? Current OS software should be 10.8.2…yikes.

  • For some reason installous wasn’t installed is that normal and can i install it?

  • Michelle

    After I download evasi0n, it wont open on my computer! This message comes up right after I click the app to open it: “the application evasi0n quit unexpectedly”
    Help please!

    • SolsticeIsPissedFML


  • Lucka

    Hi I did the jailbreak correctly and I had Cydia working. Then I installed Sbsettings and hidden Cydia icon and sbsettings icon. How do I get them back now? When I searched the iphone..they are not there? Thank you so much for help.

  • John East

    I’ve Jailbroken iOS 6.1 on my iPhone 3GS Old-Bootrom using evasi0n v1.2. I’m new at this and my goal is to restore iOS back down to v5.1.1. I’ve read that the Old-Bootrom model doesn’t require shsh blobs to restore. I have the 5.1.1 firmware file saved on my Mac Desktop. What steps do I take to get this 3GS downgraded to v5.1.1.? Thanks for your help.

  • Starfish

    I’m on Mac OS 10.5.8 and trying to jailbreak my 4S..
    I can’t launch the Evasi0n after download.. Keeps crashing and giving me an error: “The application evasi0n quit unexpectedly.”… etc…

    I re downloaded and tried several times, but no luck…
    Anyone can help please?

    • SolsticeIsPissedFML

      same shit

      • Starfish

        Hi! I was able to do it with Windows… but now WEATHER app won’t work… 🙁

  • Meg

    Mine has taken over an hour to jailbreak so far!! is this normal?

  • lolen1991ger

    wow very nice jailbreak im so hot thx 🙂