How to jailbreak iOS 6 using evasi0n [Windows tutorial]

By , Feb 4, 2013

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We’ve already shown Mac users how to jailbreak iOS 6 using evasi0n, and now it’s your turn Windows users! Inside, you’ll find a step-by-step tutorial that shows how to jailbreak your iOS device on your operating system of choice.

In this example, I’m using Windows 8, but this should work on virtually any version of Windows, including Windows 7, Windows Vista, and even Windows XP. Take a look inside for our guide…

Video Tutorial

Step 1: Download evasi0n for Windows via our downloads page.

Step 2: Extract the download onto your desktop and open the evasi0n folder. Right click on the evasi0n.exe file and select Run as administrator. If a User Access Control window pops up, choose yes.

Step 3: Make sure your device passcode is disabled, if you ever set one up. To disable your passcode lock, go to Settings > General > Passcode Lock > and choose Turn Passcode Off.

Step 4: Plug in your iDevice to your PC. Note that evasi0n will jailbreak any device running iOS 6 and above, except of course the Apple TV.

Step 5: Evasi0n should now show that it has detected your device. Once your device has been detected, the Jailbreak button will be activated and clickable.

Step 6: To begin the jailbreak process, click the Jailbreak button.

Step 7: Evasi0n will now proceed through several steps. Among other steps, it will prepare jailbreak data, reboot the device, upload Cydia, inject jailbreak data, and upload the Cydia packages list. This is probably the more time consuming part of the jailbreak process. Just sit back, and wait for evasi0n to take care of it all.

Step 8: Evasi0n will now ask you to unlock your device. On the Lock screen, Slide to Unlock your device, and you will see a new app icon on the second page of the Home screen named “Jailbreak”. Tap this Jailbreak app icon once (make sure to only tap it once), and the screen should go black and then return to the Home screen immediately. Again, make sure you only tap the Jailbreak icon once.

Step 9: We’re in the home stretch. Evasi0n will continue displaying messages such as injecting jb data, and Root Filesystem successfully remounted. Your iphone, iPod touch or iPad will reboot, perhaps more than once. The first reboot will take longer than usual, so once again, be patient during this one-time setup. Again, be patient and don’t touch anything.

Step 10: Once the jailbreak process has completed, evasi0n will tell you that you are “Done.” You should now see a large evasi0n logo showing on your iOS device screen. It should appear once or twice briefly, and then stay on for a bit longer. Finally, you’ll be taken to your Lock screen. From there, you can Slide to Unlock your iOS device and you should see the Cydia icon on your Home screen’s second page.

Congrats, your iOS device is now jailbroken on iOS 6 using evasi0n for Windows!

Notes: Remember to reenable your passcode if you removed the passcode as suggested in Step 3.

This tutorial is for Windows users. If you’re a Mac user, see our Mac OS X iOS 6 jailbreak tutorial. If you’re a Linux user, stay tuned for our complete Linux iOS 6 jailbreak guide.

If you’re interested in jailbreaking the Apple TV 2, then wait until we hear more word from FireCore, the folks behind the Seas0nPass jailbreak solution for Apple TV.

If you’re wondering as to which Apps you should try, be sure to take a look at our must have jailbreak apps for iOS 6, and our top tweaks of 2012.

Last, but not least, congrats to team evad3rs. If you feel like giving, you can donate to the evad3rs using the link available at the bottom of the evasi0n jailbreak tool.

Let me know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions in the comment section below. Remember, help your fellow jailbreakers out if they have questions.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/austin.chitwood.56 Austin Chitwood

    im trying to jailbreak my iphone 5 using windows xp and evasi0n 1.4 and when i get to the jailbreak screen it will not detect my phone so the jailbreak button is not usable……?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ossama.retha Ossama Ridha Alwash

    error with jailbreaking ipad 2 wifi on iOS 6.1.2
    the error says “could not remount root filesystem” ??
    btw I’m 100% sure that i’ve done everything perfectly right , tried jailbreaking several times using different computers , restored to a freash copy of iOS 6.1.2 but still no luck .. please help

  • Danndy Mann

    My iPhone 4 isn’t showing up either are we all doing it wrong?

  • http://www.facebook.com/gaescobar77 Gabriel Escobar

    This works with modem firmware 3.0.04?

  • http://www.facebook.com/nayeem.hassan Nayeem Hassan

    if my phon is `X` sim unlock ,thn what todo?

  • jjskk

    can you get installous with this?

  • hamish

    why does the download link take me to ip page that wants me to pay before downloading evasion??

  • http://twitter.com/Neeecooolee Bruce W▲yne

    THANK YOU! all these other websites werent helping thanks!

  • Joe Leonardo

    I jailbroke my iPad 3 with Evasion and everything works EXCEPtT Bluetooth. Can anyone help with this problem?

  • ahmed

    when i setup on my iphone in step 8 not icon appear on my iphone ??? what can i do ???

    • perez

      Did you ever get this problem resolved? Because I am having a similar problem with the update check wiping the jailbreak icon from the home screen.

  • ahmed

    in step 8 icon of new JB not appear on my 4s ???? what can i do
    ????

  • Ryo Enomoto

    Thanks a lot! It really helped!

  • Sabrina

    This helped so much :) Thank you!
    More video ideas would be:
    How to restore your ipod from jailbreak
    Best jailbroken features
    Jailbroke websites (meaning how to download stuff for jailbroken iOS devices)
    Keep up the great work!

  • ngadiva12

    I click the jailbreak icon and it keeps giving me the. Message to click it

  • Naman

    Perfect Tutorial !!

    Thanks !

  • http://twitter.com/Kilroy672 John Rogers

    This went smooth. But how can I add Battery Percentage? I read that after jailbreak it will add this on. Did miss something here?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000123900670 Mathias Færevaag

    Why does it open it self in iTunes?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jacksonchee1993 Jackson Chee

    i forgot to remove my passcode when jailbreaking. But the jailbreak went well and nothing happen till now. So, should i restore and jailbreak again?

  • buwaz

    it happened smoothly and quickly..thank you..

  • Madz

    i hve done the jailbreak….can i use any other network sim in it…???

  • http://www.facebook.com/tipdarath.phal Tipdarath Phal

    i jailbreaked my ipod touch 4g ios6.0. with evasion. after i jailbreak, cydia doesn’t work. i cannot launch it. how to solve this problem?

  • http://twitter.com/JackalettePI hatin

    OMG i need help LOL.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jane.deaux.754 Jane Deaux

    I need help, so i had the yellow stripe screen of death. Now i have it jailbroken but it is tethered i want to untether it. It is an iphone 3gs, and it is running 1_6.0_10a403. Not sure what this means. Can i untether it now?

  • http://www.facebook.com/salmanalic Salman Ali Choudhary

    how to jailbreak ipad 4 with 6.0.1

  • Vivek

    Thank You. It worked for me. :)

  • http://twitter.com/rebeccacwq becky ❄

    I get the “error: file failed to upload thing what do I do????

  • Ben Max

    I have ipad 2 wifi ios 6.1.3 can I jailbreak it?

  • 007

    if i jailbraked my device i have some apps in it are they going to be deleted?

  • Haseeb

    is this tethered ?? has anyone tried it on ipod 4??

  • Haseeb

    PLEASE tell

  • hari

    how can i jailbreak ios 6 1 3

  • Galindo909

    Will this unlock my phone to use with tmobile

  • perez

    The software update check prevents the jailbreak from completing. Any ideas for a work-around?

  • Chad Grams

    this program has unexpectedly quit, every f@&&ing time? windows 8 ran as admin turned off firewall pls help

  • ciara

    right after the first time my iPhone 5 reboots the program closes and my iPhone doesn’t jailbreak

  • Mike Pecchillo

    i dont have a passcode on, on my phone and it keeps saying i cant do it because my pass code is on wtf i need help asap

  • Cassandra Swartz

    It won’t allow me to jailbreak my iPod. Everytime it says that the passcode is set up and I need to disable it. But I don’t have my passcode set up?? Can anyone help me please?