Jailbreak the iPhone on 7.0 through 7.0.6 firmware with evasi0n
Updated: February 22, 2014
Who is this guide for?
- iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5C, and 5S.
- Works with firmware 7.0 through 7.0.6 (not Over The Air updates). Will work on
7.1 Beta 1 and Beta 2.
- I used an iPhone 5
- I used OS X 10.9.1
- I used iTunes 11.1.3
Thanks go out to the evad3rs team (for providing this amazing, and FREE program for
customizing the iPhone. Do not pay for this program! You may however want to donate to
the team for helping YOU out! You can visit their site
and their Twitter page
There has been a lot of drama on Twitter (and elsewhere) over this jailbreak, and what is
included with it. You can read the official response of the evad3rs team
and their follow up
You may also want to read
One more thing before we jump in to the tutorial. Please read my
You've been advised. What you do to your iPhone is YOUR responsibility and no one else's,
certainly not mine. I strive to provide error free tutorials.
Here's some things you should read before we begin. It's important you know about all
- If you updated your iPhone via Over The Air (OTA) methods, then you need to restore
via iTunes to 7.0.6 as the jailbreak can fail.
- 7.1 beta users don't even bother since betas expire. Get back to 7.0.6 while you still
can! Apple will block this jailbreak soon.
- Backup your iPhone. You can use either iTunes (recommended) or iCloud.
- Disable any passcode you have set. Launch Settings, go to General > Passcode Lock.
- Those who use backup passwords in iTunes must disable them for now. After doing so,
iTunes makes a brand new backup. Please wait for that backup to complete before
proceeding! Feel free to re-enable your backup password after jailbreaking.
- Avoid all iTunes related tasks until the evasi0n jailbreak process is complete.
- If the process gets stuck somewhere, it's safe to restart the program, reboot the
device (if necessary by holding down Power and Home until the iPhone shuts down), and
restart the process.
You can read about others' experiences at the
Mac Rumors forums,
or at the Mod My i forums.
Download evasi0n here.
Open the .dmg
and drag out the application and the read me. Do not attempt to run the application
from within the .dmg!
With your iPhone on, and the USB cable hooked up to it and your Mac, launch evasi0n.
Click the Jailbreak button.
Note: If your Mac refused to open the application, then
read this page to disable the Gatekeeper.
Lots of messages will appear in the program: Retrieving remote package informations...,
Retrieving remote package..., Uploading jailbreak data..., Injecting evasi0n app...,
Configuring system..., Rebooting device...
The iPhone will then reboot. You'll see the Apple logo on your iPhone. In the application
the message: To continue, please unlock your device and tap the new 'evasi0n 7' icon.'
Slide to unlock and press the evasi0n 7 icon.
The iPhone will reboot. More messages will appear in the application: Rebooting
device..., To continue, please unlock your device. You do not need to slide to unlock.
Just wait 10 seconds and the program will continue on its own. The jailbreak has been
revised and they did not remove this prompt in the program. Before you had to slide to
unlock a second time. You don't have to now.
More messages will appear in the application: Modifying rootfs..., Cleaning up...,
Done! You can click the Exit button at this point.
The iPhone will reboot. The evad3rs logo will appear on the iPhone with several messages:
Reading kernel, Calculating offsets, Setting up packages, Setting up Cydia, Continuing
with boot. The iPhone will then reboot again. The evasi0n app will be gone and Cydia
will be in its place.
Launch Cydia and it will prepare the filesystem. The iPhone will reboot when finished.
Launch Cydia again.
Make a selection at the Who Are You? screen, then press the Done button. Note the red
badge on the Changes tab. Press it.
There's an item to upgrade. Press Upgrade (1). Press Confirm.
Press the Return to Cydia button. You can close Cydia at this point. Enjoy your
jailbreak! You should know that when you launch Settings and go to General, Software
Update that the iPhone will now be blocked from checking for updates. This is a normal
feature of the jailbreak. It is done to prevent you from updating your phone and losing