How to jailbreak iOS 6.1.1 with evasi0n

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 11, 2013

To the surprise of many of us, Apple released iOS 6.1.1 today for the iPhone 4S. Fortunately, @planetbeing has reiterated the fact that the evasi0n untethered jailbreak works with iOS 6.1.1 perfectly fine.

Living up to that promise, the evad3rs just a few moments ago, released their update to evasi0n with iOS 6.1.1 support in tow. We have tested out the jailbreak for ourselves, and can confirm that the process is exactly like the previous jailbreak process, except it now works for iOS 6.1.1.

If you feel like doing so, it is now okay to go ahead an update to iOS 6.1.1, and re-jailbreak your iPhone 4S with the latest version of evasi0n. One thing that must be kept in mind, however, is that the iOS 6.1.1 update will most likely update your iPhone 4S’ baseband. So, if you’re relying on some sort of unlock like UltraSn0w, it’s advisable that you hold off for the time being. Those of you who are factory unlocked won’t have a problem.

Check inside for the full tutorial and video walkthrough. Read More


Evasi0n 1.3 jailbreak for iPhone 4S on iOS 6.1.1 now available

By Sébastien Page on Feb 11, 2013

The evad3rs just released evasi0n 1.3, an update specifically targeted to iPhone 4S users who are running iOS 6.1.1.

Earlier today, Apple released iOS 6.1.1 for iPhone 4S users, an update that was pushed to fix spotty 3G issues on the device. As always when a new firmware version drops, the main question on our mind was: will this break the jailbreak? We were quick to find out that even though evasi0n was not working with 6.1.1, it didn’t fix the exploits used by evasi0n to jailbreak your device. Ultimately, evad3rs member PlanetBeing let us know that it was only a matter of time until evasion would get an update for iOS 6.1.1, and this time has come… Read More


Evasi0n jailbreak still works on iOS 6.1.1, but…

By Cody Lee on Feb 11, 2013

Earlier today, Apple rolled out iOS 6.1.1 to iPhone 4S owners in an effort to fix the widely reported 3G performance problems. Evidently, some kind of bug in the week-old iOS 6.1 firmware was causing service, and consequently battery, issues.

Obviously, the first question on everyones’ minds is “will the new update break the evasi0n jailbreak?” And we’re happy to report, that per planetbeing, it doesn’t. It looks like iPhone users on iOS 6.1.1 will be able to continue jailbreakingRead More


Evasi0n 1.2 is out, disables OTA updates and fixes timezone bug

By Cody Lee on Feb 8, 2013

The evad3rs have sure been busy this week. On Monday they released version 1.0 of their jailbreak utility, and on Wednesday they rolled out version 1.1 with fixes for the Weather app and long reboot bugs.

Today, they’ve posted a second update to evasi0n, bringing it to version 1.2. The new update features built-in code to disable future OTA updates on your jailbroken device, and a fix for the timezone issue… Read More


Hackers still have exploits for use in future jailbreaks

By Cody Lee on Feb 8, 2013

On Wednesday, Apple seeded the first beta of iOS 6.1.1 to developers. It came just a few days after evasi0n was released to the public, so it was widely assumed that it had something to do with patching the new jailbreak.

Pod2g has since squashed the theory, at least for now, reporting that the beta doesn’t mess with any of their exploits. But as it turns out, it wouldn’t matter if it did, because the evad3rs still have several of them in reserve… Read More


Four days later, evasi0n jailbreak has set free seven million iDevices

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 8, 2013

If you have used the new evasi0n tool to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad, you’re among the millions of people that have done just that thus far. In fact, an unbelievable seven million devices have been set free in just four days following the release of the evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 6.1, making the free tool the most successful jailbreak ever, on any device, period… Read More


Pod2g: iOS 6.1.1 beta does not fix latest jailbreak

By Cody Lee on Feb 7, 2013

This is pretty interesting. Pod2g just announced that the new iOS 6.1.1 beta that Apple seeded to developers yesterday does not actually patch the exploits used in the latest jailbreak.

The beta came just a week after Apple rolled out iOS 6.1 to the public, and two days after the release of evasi0n, so it was assumed that the two were related. But that may not be the case… Read More


Evasi0n 1.1 released with fixes for Weather and long reboot bugs

By Cody Lee on Feb 6, 2013

Earlier today, the evad3rs uploaded two new packages to Cydia that were built to fix a few bugs found in the latest jailbreak: one that caused the Weather app to crash, and another that caused longer reboot times.

This afternoon, the team has released an update to evasi0n, bringing the utility to version 1.1. And as expected, it includes these bug fixes, so users should no longer encounter them when jailbreaking their devices… Read More


Pod2g shares more evasi0n stats: 40 million page views, 20% from China

By Cody Lee on Feb 6, 2013

We’ve been keeping close tabs on the popularity of the evasi0n jailbreak since it was released on Monday. Within the first 10 minutes, it saw over 100,000 downloads. And yesterday morning, Saurik said that it had crossed the 1.7 million mark.

Today, pod2g shares even more interesting stats on the jailbreak, noting that the evasi0n website has seen more than 5 million unique visitors, and 40 million page views in the last few days. Here’s a breakdown of all of that traffic by country… Read More


How to easily fix the Weather app after jailbreaking with evasi0n

By Sébastien Page on Feb 6, 2013

Some of you who used evasi0n to jailbreak their iPhone earlier this week might have encountered an issue where the Weather app would just crash at launch. The evad3rs were quick to identify the issue, and yesterday, they released a “manual” solution to fix the problem.

This fix, which we detailed and explained, required a bit of code manipulation, and was not really the easiest way to go at it. Fortunately, the evad3rs have now released and update that can be downloaded right from Cydia… Read More


Planetbeing reveals some of the complicated hacks used in evasi0n

By Cody Lee on Feb 5, 2013

This week’s evasi0n release has garnered a lot of attention over the past two days—and not just from folks who intend on jailbreaking. Sites like CBS and DaringFireball, who don’t normally cover the jailbreak scene, are running multiple stories on the hack.

The consensus seems to be that folks are just genuinely flat-out impressed with the technical aspects of evasi0n, and the team behind it. And for good reason too. Check out this Forbes interview with planetbeing, where he talks in-depth about the jailbreak… Read More


How to manually fix the Weather app issue after jailbreaking with evasi0n

By Mike Schnier on Feb 5, 2013

As you may be aware, the initial release of the evasi0n untethered jailbreak broke a few minor features in iOS 6, most visibly the native Weather app on the iPhone and iPod touch. Word from the developers is evasi0n’s exploit corrupted an important plist settings file for System apps like Weather, Siri, and the App Store. Lucky for our tech savvy readers, there’s an easy fix that can replace the broken plist file in minutes. The script we are working with come from pod2g himself… Read More


Evasi0n has been downloaded over 1.7 million times so far

By Sébastien Page on Feb 5, 2013

In the first 10 minutes that evasi0n was online, it had already been downloaded 100,000 times, an incredible number if you ask me. For those of you that aren’t impressed yet, Cydia’s saurik has shared some stats in an article published earlier today by Forbes.

According to saurik, Cydia was installed on over 1.7 million iOS devices since evasi0n was released yesterday… Read More


If you used evasi0n to jailbreak your iOS device, please consider making a donation

By Sébastien Page on Feb 4, 2013

I usually put my money where my mouth is, and in this case, it means making a donation to the people who made it possible for me to run some of my favorite jailbreak tweaks again on my iPhone.

If like me you can’t get the most out of your iOS device without a jailbreak, then you should consider making a donation too. Anything helps, whether it is a few cents or a few dollars… Read More


evasi0n iOS 6 untethered jailbreak released

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 4, 2013

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it’s finally here. After much anticipation, the hard working team of hackers that make up the evad3rs have released their iOS 6 untethered jailbreak tool to the public. The tool is called evasi0n, and it will let you jailbreak your iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches, on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Evasi0n is an untethered jailbreak, and it works on every iOS device capable of running iOS 6, with the exception of the Apple TVs. That means that you can now jailbreak the iPhone 5, the iPad mini, the iPad 4, the iPad 4, iPad 3, the iPhone 4S, and various other iOS devices with evasi0n. Check inside for more information along with the download link. Read More


How to jailbreak iOS 6 using evasi0n [Mac tutorial]

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 4, 2013

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.

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How to jailbreak iOS 6 using evasi0n [Windows tutorial]

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 4, 2013

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… Read More


Cydia repos buckle under evasi0n traffic

By Cody Lee on Feb 4, 2013

Earlier today, planetbeing announced that evasi0n saw over 100,000 downloads within 10 minutes of its release. The pent-up demand for the iOS 6 jailbreak was clear, as an influx of visitors crashed the evad3rs’ website.

That excess traffic has also seemingly crippled Cydia this morning. Although the app itself loads fine, we’re finding it nearly impossible to access our Store accounts, or download any apps or tweaks from the main repos… Read More


Users complain of issues with stock Weather app after jailbreaking

By Cody Lee on Feb 4, 2013

Evasi0n, the long-awaited untethered iOS 6 jailbreak was released to the public this morning. And aside from some overloaded web servers and Cydia repos, it’s been a fairly smooth ride for most folks.

But there does seem to be one bug in the utility that is causing problems for [at least some] iPhone users. We’re seeing a lot of folks complain that their stock Weather app crashes after jailbreaking… Read More


Surprise: evasi0n unhides Weather app on iPad

By Cody Lee on Feb 4, 2013

While the new evasi0n jailbreak has been causing problems with the stock Weather app for some iPhone users, it’s had quite the opposite effect for those with iPads.

As many of you have probably discovered by now, the utility actually adds the stock Weather app to the tablet’s home screen… Read More