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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.

  • pleas help !!
    i downloaded it and extrated but it dosent works it doesnt opens (i have windows xp)

  • Homerlicious

    After 1 minute I get the error: Could not get com.apple.mobile.installation.plist.
    What i’m doing wrong?

  • Colin

    When is redsnow going to up date with the jailbreak

  • tariq haidari

    I love thisss

  • tariq haidari

    my weather app dont work…

  • Gio

    ERROR: Your device appears to be using a semi-tethered jailbreak. Please use the evasi0n untether package from Cydia to untether instead….. I don’t even have Cydia on my iPhone 4. I tried restoring with iTunes and I keep getting error 3194. I tried unchecking the ‘Set Hosts to Cydia on exit’ but it was unchecked already, and I wouldn’t even be able to because it can check or uncheck. I also tried a custom firmware but is the same and I can’t restore. Please help I’m on IOS 6.0 on an iPhone 4. Please help me!!!!!!

  • Coney

    Ive had so many issues with this jb i wish i never even tried. I updated and restored my iphone 5 to 6.1. Evasi0n cant detect my phone. tried numerous times. Reinstalled itunes, tried different USB ports, different cords. nothing. Now I cant get my info back iTunes is saying my backup is corrupt. Even the backup before the most recent backup wont restore. so now ALL my info is gone. smh everything was working fine before I tried this JB

  • Genesis Alanes

    HI . after that jailbreak for ios 6.1 on my iphone 4 and have cydia on it… Can i now change my sim carrier ?? Im on Philippines. Can anybody could answer me ?? tnx in advance..

  • I know this is a stupid question, but before you jailbreak do you need to restore? Or will everything you had before jailbreaking still be there after you jailbreak? Oh and one other question, do you need to update to iOS 6.1 or will it work fine on 6.0?

  • Can’t envasi0n jailbreak until iPhone is activated. Can’t activate because I need to hacktivate. Catch 22, any help with this?

  • jose

    why cant I open up cydia it just closes when I click on it?

  • Arnan

    can anyone help me to solve this issue?
    i have iphone 4. update to 6.1 and got updated iTunes.

    the problem is that when i click the jailbreak button. it says.

    “ERROR – Could not get com.apple.mobile.installation.plist “

  • cameron

    NONE of the Evasi0n links are working! Please fix!

  • It’s not recognizing my 4S. I’ve tried unplugging and and plugging back in and have tried multiple USB ports. Any suggestions?

  • Evasion won’t recognize my 4s. I’ve tried replugging and tried different USB ports. Any suggestions?

  • augusto

    Is it tethered or untethered?

  • Samellis1989

    hi. my iphone 4 ios 6.1 gets stuck in recovery mode when using evasi0n. it says on evasi0n waiting for device to reboot but doesnt happen! any suggestions?

    • That’s farther then what I got. I have my iPhone 4 iOS 6.1 plugged into my laptop, and evasi0n keeps telling me to plug it in..

  • tuapuk

    i’m not able to disable passcode lock, due to some profiles installed (for work). can i still proceed with evasion jb?

  • Argetim

    I have jailbroke my iPhone 4s iOS 6.1 and when I shutted down my iphone and turned it on to turn on it take about 40 min than it turned on . But i can’t open cydia!!! WHAT SHOULD I DO?????Please help me..

  • my iphone is plugged in and evasi0n doesnt change

  • is this legit ????

  • Do you need to put your ipad 3 into recovery or DFU mode before starting the jailbreak process? Please let me know if theres anything else I need to do before starting the jailbreak process. Thanks

  • How can I download pirated and useful apps like papago since installous is shut down? Thanks

  • Filo

    Is better to restore my phone before i jailbreak it?

  • Simon


    I have now jailbroken my iphone.. thanks for the in depth info.

    anyone point me in the direction of now getting free apps. (more specifically
    im after streets of rage 3, max payne and stick cricket…


  • Shrishti

    plzz tell me what to do after downloading evasion,i cant extract it…plzz!!

  • Ok, evasion for windows 8 won’t detect my ipad 4. Although my operating system says its connected. Any ideas?

  • hhs

    thankyouuuuuuu very much you really helped me :)) and you makes a nices videos

  • kevin

    hey it is now working idk why

  • I screwed up cydia so i have to re-download the jailbreak! lol! How long dose cydia take to prepare the file system the first time you boot it up?

  • jeroen

    it does not detect my iphone 4s…. why?

  • Robin Ahmed

    Hi! i’m newbie to these things. earlier i was reading about preserving baseband with redsnow but here i dont see anything about preserving bb or shsh blobs. my question is do i need to worry about saving shsh blobs before jb-ing my idevices if i use evasi0n?

  • Spencer Duncan

    My iphone isnt being picked up by the software. HELP

  • shahbaz

    i want to update my iphone 3gs , but my iphone is not factory unlock
    plz help me

  • Kranthi

    I have a jailbroken iPhone 4 on 5.1.1 which I’m updating to ios 6.1, if I did it from iTunes by pressing shift restore, I’ll lose all the data on the phone, so my question is if I did it on the phone by pressing update software in general/settings will it keep all the data in??!!!

  • wolfsbaine

    it wont let me run the program as an administrator and when normally clicked it wont recognize my ipod

  • Ratna keshi

    can you plz ,tell me the password of Redsn0w 0.9.17b1

  • hasmin87@yahoo.com

    cannot recognize my ip5…help me!!!

  • Michelle

    I can’t get the jailbreak button to ungrey out so I can press

  • haile

    it say no service after doing all the above things healp me….

  • haile

    is there a thing that i do on cydia after jail breaking using evasi0n to unlock my iPhone 3gs

  • Georgina

    Hi I have done everything but it is not recognising the IPad what can I do?


    i followed the steps . .i cant find the jailbreak icon !!!

  • Becca

    when jailbreak my iphone 4, it says “your iphone was not recognized”, how do I fix this so I can proceed the jailbreaking?

  • 0ct0ber

    i can’t install evasi0n 1.4 on my laptop! i am using window! it asked me to run as administrator although i run as administrator. what to do? 🙁

  • CG99

    When I plug in my iPhone 5 it says error detecting device and I can not proceed with the jailbreak. Any suggestions how I can fix this? Thank you.

  • S. Nicole Carter-Hunt

    I cant download evasi0n??? says its 29.95?

  • larry

    my phone has stopped downloading at the scence that says do not touch your device… its been over an hour… any suggestions

  • Emese

    my evasi0n detects my device, but just after starting it quits the program without any warning or error code. did anyone else got that problem? how did you figured it out? -iPod touch G5-

  • Does this jailbreak work for 6.1.1