How to jailbreak iOS 7 using evasi0n7 [Mac tutorial]

By , Dec 22, 2013

ios 7 jailbreak

As we just told you, the evad3rs have released a new jailbreak tool called evasi0n7, and it allows you to easily jailbreak iOS 7. The good news is that the hack works with all flavors of iOS 7, which includes iOS 7.0.1, iOS 7.0.2, iOS 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, and 7.0.6. (no jailbreak for iOS 7.1 at this time).

As usual, the evad3rs have made the utility fairly easy to use. But also as usual, we know there will be folks out there looking for a bit of help using it. So we’ve created an easy-to-follow tutorial to show you how to jailbreak iOS 7 on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

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Note: Again, this jailbreak is only compatible with compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.6. That means it won’t work on the Apple TV or any devices running iOS 6.0. Also, you’ll want to make sure that you backup your device using iCloud or iTunes. We don’t anticipate any issues, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Update: for those of you having issues, the evad3rs have provided a possible resolution:

Step 1: Download evasi0n7 for Mac via our downloads page, and extract the package. Make sure you download the latest version available.

Step 2: Double click the evasi0n7 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, and wait for evasi0n to recognize it.

Step 5: You should see a message on the tool that it has detected your device, and the Jailbreak button should become clickable.

evasi0n7 jb screen

Step 6: You’ll then click that button, and sit back while the app does its thing.

Step 6: Finally, you’ll be asked to tap the evasi0n7 icon on your device’s Home screen

And that’s all there is to it. The entire process takes around 5 minutes, and your device will reboot a few times. If the process gets stuck at any point, it’s safe to restart the program, reboot the device (if necessary by holding down Power and Home), and rerun the process.

It’s worth restating that Saurik was caught by surprise, as we all were, with this release, so he hasn’t had the chance to test things out yet. As such, we imagine you’ll run into issues with both Cydia and your favorite tweaks, so be prepared for initial compatibility issues.

Anyway, if you have questions, concerns, or comments, 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. Windows users can click here for a separate tutorial.

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  • hartefbrown1

    You will need to start from scratch and do an update from iTunes, then you can do the steps from the Evasion jailbreak, you will not need to put it into DFU mode if you do clean update from iTunes

  • Rommel Lapuz

    hey guys… i may have found a fix for ios7 jailbreak apple look stuck issue!!!

    im on my ipad mini retina display.. ios 7.0.4

    first i did was reinstall 7.0.4 using itunes..

    then on the initial setup screen. follow anything in your desire BUT!!! disable location services (you can change it back later after jailbreaking)

    after you set up your new device.. jailbreak it using evasi0n 1.0.1.. and woala!!! its Jailbroken!!!

  • s.e

    i figured it out you have to hold the control key and open it up

  • Andy

    Same problem. You find a fix?

  • Bangali

    I can’t even open e7 on my mac! I have tried on 10.6.8 & Mavericks aswell..any ideas?

  • Guest

    evasion gives me this error on mac 10.6.8

  • Abdullah Badr L Deen

    evasion gives me this error on mac..
    evati0n 7 cannot open because of a problem.
    check with the developer to make sure evasi0n 7 works with this version of Mac OS X.

  • http://twitter.com/_conath c0nath

    I was able to successfully jailbreak my iPod Touch 5th gen using evasi0n 7 even though it’s an OTA install and I have passcode lock on.

  • Ben

    I got an issue with my iPad 2 : it reboots over and over again after jailbreak is complete… I tried 3 times.

  • محمد عزيز

    i can’t tap on the icon evasion..when i tap the apps close by it self then nothing happen…the loading bar on evasion stop there..anyone have the same problem like me?

  • Ron

    I am using ios 10.6.8 and the jailbreak tool will not open. What do I do?

  • Ron

    Does anyone know how to get the jailbreak to work on Mac OS 10.6.8, it won’t open

  • Colin Malloy

    Can you recommend a ipad to tv mirror app for ios 7?

  • Ciao

    i downloaded the evasion7 software on my mac running SL, when i open it, it says: unknown error.
    suggestions?

  • Wassim Achy

    when i click jailbreak to jailbreak the device does it download some files???

  • Ben Cawthorn

    has anyone found a fix to error when trying to open evasion on mac running 10.6.8. PLEASE!!!!!!

  • audrey

    Does anyone know if I can use this version of Envasi0n on a Mac OS X 10.6.8 for iphone 4s IOS 7? Having a lot of trouble opening Envasi0n. thanks.

  • Pamela Braziel

    Can not download file on Mac OS X 10.6.8 I have did al the steps an it says file can’t be open please help, I’m lost without my jailbreak was running ios6 but when I installed a tweak it bricked it so I had to update to 7.0.4 hate it

  • cristianoo

    Running on MacBook Pro and cant seem to open the evasi0n download. Says it cannot be opened because of a problem with the options of “Ignore” or “Report” Please help

  • vicky

    I CAN’T TURN ON MY IPAD AFTER JAILBREAK,NEED HELP PLEASE!

  • Keishara Lynette Burke-Tucker

    How do I unlock to use a different carrier

  • Martin Fong

    How come my iPhone 5C running iOS 7.0 is not supported???

  • Landau Calrissian

    Brother u rock!! my issue is that my iPad 4 wont activate because it states it os stolen
    i dont remember what account name I find it under originally. I sign in under different names for everything. Is there anything I can do or you can do to help me?

  • Honey

    Unable to download EvasiOn tool on my Mac OS 10.6.8. Is there a way to do this?
    I foolishly restored my perfectly working jailbroken iPad 6.0, upgraded it to 7.0.4, and now I can’t re-jailbreak it! Can anyone help?

  • Light

    im using ipad 2 (with wifi) after i jailbreak the latest beta version ,many sources cannot put it, can teach me why?

  • Clay Griep

    it downloaded onto my home screen but when i try to open it it doesnt do anything it just sits at a blank screen. help?

  • Derrick Swanson

    i just tried multiple times to jailbreak my original iphone5, and when it gets to modifying roots the evasion will close on my windows computer and nothing will happen after that.

    • Jeremy Betancourt

      You find a fix for that because the same thing is happening to me

  • captiva24

    i am trying to jailbreak iphone 5. the jailbreak keeps telling me that i have a passcode set, but it is actually turned off. it will not let me proceed. help!!

  • tony

    im using a mac book pro followed every step and direction and my loading bar disappears at roots??!!! very frusturating please help.

  • Jared

    I tried to jailbreak 6+ times on my iPhone 5. It shows the envasi0n icon and even reboots when i press it. The problem is is that when it reboots the envasi0n on my mac never says done; it just disappears. When the phone reboots back up for the final time it still shows envasi0n icon, but never reboots for the final reboot and I never get the cydia icon. Am I doing something wrong?

  • Kaweesha Wijesinghe

    It’s been about a month and looks like the problem is not fixed. I tried what evaders tweet suggested. Backed up my iPhone and restored it. But I wasn’t clear on whether to restore it to the backup one or factory settings. So I ended up restoring the phone using that backup I just made. Still the same issue though. Everything goes well up until the last second and the Evasion app quits without even saying “It’s DONE!”. I thought it was normal, but the phone never reboots and install the kernels. Any thoughts?

  • Byaombe Salome

    i don’t know what to do, when I open the app, it keeps on saying, “evasi0n 7” can’t be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.

  • monni motta

    I’ve done this process a couple of times. i get the icon. and i n the final step it tells me to slide to unlock and the evasi0n7 icon is still there instead of it being cydia app. I took off the password. i don’t understand why its not working

  • Tom

    i have a message saying “Evasi0n7 cannot be opened because of a problem. and i get that yellow triangle with an ! any idea how to run it?

  • ben

    i click the new evasion 7 it opens then closes. then it nothing happens
    HELP

  • n0m0n

    ‘Well my issue is that Im checking for a update on my iPh5s (7.0.5) and it’s just Checking for Update” for 5 minutes now.
    Closed and went back into software update and still it only says Checking for Update
    DO I need to un-jailbreak first or ???
    I am downloading via iTunes just in case.

    Is this a known issue?

    Thanks

  • Adam Ashley

    just tried to jailbreak 7.0.6 i get up to the end of evasion 7 app but when evasion 7 finishes i don’t get to click exit and then the step where it self reboots without clicking anything before the cydia app goes on won’t work.

  • Joey

    I have tried about a hundred times and evasi0n7 fails when it gets the “modifying roots” step. My iPhone 5 is running iOS 7.0.6 and I use Mac. Please, someone help me D;

  • Jeremy Hammonds

    It says my computer is not up to date with evasion7. How do i fix this?

  • Guilherme

    I’m having a problem opening the evasi0n on my mac.

  • greggashley .

    Im a newbie to this, s apologies in advance if this is a dumb question. I have tried to do a bit of research online but with no definiive answer…

    My question is, is it possible to jailbreak apple tv 3?

    some places seem to think you can, others say it is not possible yet. What is the deal?

  • jack mann

    I have the evasi0n icon but after rebooting, I don’t have cydia Icon… starting evasi0n gives me a white screen and nothing… help

  • A B

    wat is ota
    and how do i gett rid of it

  • conrad

    Im having trouble installing 10.7 on my 10.6.8 Imac. Evasion won’t work with my current OS. Do I need to do think on MY computer or can I upload the Evasi0n to any 10.7 machine just for the jailbreak?

  • Timmy18

    help

  • Ryne Huff

    I went through the steps twice, but Cydia never shows up on my iPad Mini after the process. Any pointers??????

  • Cj Thompson

    I downloaded it everything was fine but evasion never switched to cydia help ?