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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  • Om S

    Hey everyone! I successfully jailbroke my iPhone 4 on iOS 6.1. After opening cydia, it crashes. PLEASE HELP!

  • http://twitter.com/peaches661 Lady P

    error you need evasi0n untether package where is that at :’(

  • disqus_LlCvkTOoPa

    does it work on ipad 4 AX6 retina display???

  • cydialover

    THAT IS SO IMPORTANT!!! if u guys do not have sim free device, if u use unlocked device like 3gs or 4 with 5:13:4 6:15:00 basebands, DO NOT TRY TO UPGRADE YOUR PHONE TO IOS 6.1. and also just because we cant update, this jailbreak is not also for us. we must wait for tools to get custom firmware which allows us to preserve baseband. IF U TRY TO UPGRADE YOUR PHONE IOS 6.1, YOU WILL HAVE AN IPOD INSTEAD OF IPHONE FOR NOW.

    • cydialover

      if u update, it will directly upgrade baseband. that is why u will have an ipod for now

  • http://www.facebook.com/mahmoud.ammouri Mahmoud Ammouri

    i cant add any source from cydia .. whyy ??

  • Jake

    When I jailbreak, will all the apps I currently have on my device be deleted?

    • http://twitter.com/iTechApple iTechApple

      No, they won’t. But just to make sure, you are covered in case anything goes wrong, do backup your device!

  • http://twitter.com/ItsDidrick Didrick Namtvedt

    I’m really impressed with this jailbreak! I jailbroke my iPhone 4, iPad 2 and my iPod Touch 5 tonight and the process went really fast and smooth all three times without any issues whatsoever. I started out jailbreaking the iPad bracing for what could be time consuming as it has been in the past but it was actually done in about 10 minutes (Even less probably) and after successfully having jailbroken the iPad, I went on to repeating the process with the two other devices, with the same quick successful result. Very impressive!

    • http://twitter.com/ItsDidrick Didrick Namtvedt

      Major props to evasi0n for their hard work on this jailbreak! I do have the same experience as others here not currently being able to download anything from Cydia but as so many people are on it now, I’ll wait until tomorrow and see if I can download things from there again.

  • Amy

    My Ipad2 is not being recognized by the software…sigh….I’ve done everything and then some. The only new thing was to right click on the exe file and run as administrator, although that was unnecessary, I still have the software not recognizing my device

  • Coney

    For some reason Evasi0n cannot detect my device iPhone 5 i get “Error detecting device” (lockdown error -265) I restored to 6.1 thru itunes. I tried 3 times and get the same error. Its not the USB port or cord. Itunes and my computer can detect it. Help

  • Karthick

    Error : failed to upload file
    Above error at the end of the process.

  • Orbigod

    Using an iphone 3gs new boot rom on 6.0.1 when i update to 6.1, will evasi0n hacktivate my phone or will i be stuck on the same problem that i have faced using sn0wbreeze?

    • cydialover

      do not upgrade now. cauz it will also upgrade your baseband. and there is no solution for it now. wait for sn0wbreeze. it will come out soon

      • cydialover

        if u do that, your iphone wil turn an ipod

      • Orbigod

        Thank you a lot will stay on the same version untill sn0wbreeze releases an update. May i also ask on why won’t sn0wbreeze hacktivate my 6.0.1 i have used a method in which you have to delete a folder then install sam from cydia? So if you could help me to understand what i did wrong while using sn0wbreeze

      • cydialover

        you should use iFaith mode while doing it with sn0wbreeze. u should select shsh blob. and final sn0wbreeze 2.9.8 released for 6.1. dont forget select iFaith mode. mark for shsh blob and select general button. and mark activate my phone and mark build ipsw. thats all. then itunes will make it correctly

      • Orbigod

        It worked out after the release of sn0wbreeze. Did th expert mode but had a problem with itunes it didn’t identify my iphone and to fix that i had to download evasion untethered from cydia and everything worked out. Thanks a lot :)

  • lisham3338

    Sooo it said that i can exit the jailbreak because it was done but on my iphone 5 still have a message (FINDING OFFSETS) And its freeze. Please i need help!!!!

  • Coney

    Im at my wits end. Both my iphone 5 and my wife iphone 4 arent being detected by Evasi0n. Im on Windows 7 and ran as administrator. Im not a noob to this stuff. Ive jailbroken many times in the past. I dont know whats going on. Im about to scream.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000061961790 Ian Jackson

    Avoid the BigBoss Repo for a while, guys. it’s really getting swamped while modmyi and other repos aren’t as bad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pete.castillo Pete Castillo

    I’m not getting the jailbreak icon to continue the jailbreak on the iphone 4s and same thing happens on the ipad3. Any help regarding this thank you

  • http://twitter.com/Daniel_Kleinber DANIEL KLEINBERG

    Is AppSync 6.0 + available yet, or will AppSync 5.0 + work on iOS 6.1 ?

    • zhaneo

      beware someone is gonna tell you. Buy your apps xD

  • http://www.facebook.com/mon.dee.54 Mon Dee’

    The evasi0n jailbreak won’t detect my iPhone 4. I back it up & plugged it in … Nothing happened. Jailbreak button is not active.

    • Coney

      Im having the same problem with my iphone 5.

  • desieltonic

    Hey all. My device seems to be bricked. Everything seemed to go fine until the end. Now I just have black screen + Apple boot logo. Any suggestions?

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.m.scherzer Chris Scherzer

    Anybody know if you can use this to untether a tethered iPod touch 4G running 6.0?

  • smtp25

    So do we backup, install 6.1, JB, then restore to get our contacts and SMS history?

  • http://www.facebook.com/krishnakanth90 Krishna Kanth Reddy

    does SAM unlock work..??

  • http://www.facebook.com/crelo.steffano Crelo Oliver Steffano

    Just added a few additional repo and now cydia doesn’t work at all. Just refuses to launch. Anyone experience the same issue?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Frank-Has-A-Crank/685810626 Frank Has A Crank

    i got stupid question…. how to restore my apps after the jailbreak???

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Frank-Has-A-Crank/685810626 Frank Has A Crank

      any help its really annoying!!!!!

  • RJM

    i turned my iphone 5 off and now its stuck on the loading screen. What can I do to fix this?
    Thanks
    =$

  • Mahesh Venkatesan

    Jeff –> People syncing their corporate emails can’t disable their passcode, any other workaround for this? Or i should just disable corporate emails sync for a moment to disable the passcode?

  • http://www.facebook.com/soykapitan Patrick Seo Yap

    must activate your phone before proceeding any workaround?

  • http://www.facebook.com/soykapitan Patrick Seo Yap

    any work around activation screen? i cant jailbreak the sim did not come with it . . .6.1

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Frank-Has-A-Crank/685810626 Frank Has A Crank

    it seems i lost all my apps!!!

  • louie760li

    installous ” API unavailable ” error , please help me guys !!

  • http://twitter.com/Heryadi_Oey Heryadi Oey 黄佳节

    try to jailbreak my iphone4 but some kind like stop on injecting stage 2 jailbreak data (1/3) seems very long …. anybody facing the same problem?

    • http://www.facebook.com/david.toit.7 David du Toit

      Having the same problem

  • soundlikecool

    evasi0n is not detecting my iphone 4 do i need itunes please help thank you

  • http://www.facebook.com/xenopaw29 Paulo Valenzuela

    im stuck in patching kernel.

    • http://www.facebook.com/xenopaw29 Paulo Valenzuela

      working fine now! takes a lot of minutes about 7-10minutes

  • melanie

    an error comes up saying error could not connect to lockdown -12 what does that mean?

  • http://www.facebook.com/Zahid1976 Muhammed Zahid

    the jailbreak button in Evasion is not clickable, please help

  • john jennings

    i updated my iphone5 to ios 6.1 via tunes, can I still jailbreak my phone?

  • Greg

    just donated a few bucks. Do the same guys. They’re doing great job, you all were waiting for it!

    • cydialover

      you are definetely right. if we pay a good money for iphone, a few bucks is nothing. do the same guys.

  • Vindy Treendrian

    hi im newbie,
    how can i upgrade from 4.3.3 jailbroken to 6.1 unjailbroken first before i jailbreak to 6.1 ?how can i backup my ipad and restore my backup files ?thanks

  • Tom

    something little that i forgot about that totally fixed my ipad not being recognized, disable firewall lol, worked right after that :)

  • http://twitter.com/azr_shah AⓩR ✘‿◕

    thank a lot evad3rs

  • Jigsawm8

    To all that are having trouble with the greyed out Jailbreak button perform the following;

    - Disable your firewall in windows
    - Ensure iTunes is installed

    The reason your device isn’t being detected is either because the iTunes apple drivers (that recognize the device correctly) are not installed or the firewall is blocking the usb port

  • azhar

    evasion is not detecting my ipad 3..help

  • Winnzipp

    My iphone backup is encrypt and disable to unselect ;(
    Please help I want jailbreak!

  • http://www.facebook.com/zlugon Tiago Santos

    Muito fácil e feito com sucesso. muito obrigado pelo o tutorial, muito obrigado pela a equipe evad3rs vocês são os melhores.

  • Ashik

    How can I unlock after jailbreak?

  • andrew

    hi..can someone tell if i can unlock my iphone carrier after performing this jailbrake.?

  • Mr. Dumb

    Jeff says ” Step 6…….this is the hard one”……The most memorable line of this year so far :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/togor.mamun Abdulla Al Mamun

    mine is iphone 3gs and it is ultrasn0w unlock……can i upgrade to ios 6.1 and jailbreak untethered with evasion….!!!???…can i unlock with ultrasn0w…??? please help….!!!???

  • http://www.facebook.com/Zeeeemooo Azeem S. Bilour

    My iPhone doesn’t appear on evasi0n. I’ve tried like 10 times. Someone please help!

    • Coney

      Me too. Tried everything I can think of. I’m so frustrated.

  • Erik

    what about sim card unlocking!!!! will gevey sim card work with jailbrken ios 6.1?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mmerchen1 Mike Merchen

    im using a pc and it wont recognize my ipad mini I have tried everything I can think of any thoughts