Tutorial: Untethered iOS 6 Jailbreak on iPhone 5 and iPad Mini

Posted on June 22, 2013 by Nikhil P Naik

This is for those looking for an untethered Jailbreak of iOS 6 devices. In this guide we are going to explain the jailbreak of iPhone 5, iPad mini, iPhone 4 and all other supported iOS devices on iOS 6.1.2, 6.1.1, 6.1, 6.0.2, 6.0.1 or iOS 6.0 with jailbreak Tool “evasi0n“.  It supports all iOS devices which are compatible with iOS 6

This jailbreak process is credited to evasi0n which is formed by the new development team called “evad3rs “. This guide is applicable only with unlocked Apple devices. So in case if you haven’t yet done so, then unlock phone with sites like this. Without wasting much time, let’s dig into the tutorial.

jailbreak ios6 devices

The following devices are compatible:
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4S
  • iPhone 4
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPad Mini
  • iPad 4
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 2
  • iPod touch 4G
  • iPod touch 5G
  • Apple TV 2G
 The iOS versions supported:
  • iOS 6.1.2
  • iOS 6.1.1 (iPhone 4S Only)
  • iOS 6.1
  • iOS 6.0.2
  • iOS 6.0.1
  • iOS 6.0
  • At least Windows XP, OS X 10.5 or Linux (x86 / x86_64)
  • SHSH certificate from the iOS device backup
  • Disable passcode lock on iOS device
  • iOS 6.x must be installed on the device

Points to Remember:

  • Make a backup of all data on your iOS device with iTunes. (WARNING: THE BACKUP CAN NOT BE ENCRYPTED) Should this be the case, open iTunes and choose “Encrypt Backup“. Make sure you have not come by OTA update to iOS 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1, 6.1.1 or 6.1.2 ( Settings app -> General -> Software Update). If so, then install the newest version of iOS 6.1.2 with iTunes again fresh restore. You can then upload your backup without problems.
  • The SHSH Files of iOS 6.1.2/6.1.1/6.1 should be secured using TinyUmbrella.
  • Remove the lock code from the iOS device. Doing so can cause problems.
  • Activate iPhone first and then jailbreak.
  • On Windows Vista and Windows 7, evasi0n in compatibility mode to “Windows XP SP1, 2 or 3, depending on which version is in you,” and “Run as administrator“. Otherwise, there may be errors in the jailbreak! Also must be run redsn0w with OS X 10.8 Lion Mountain.
Instructions to jailbreak with evasi0n:

Step 1:  Download a evasi0n the jailbreak tool for  Windows from the links given above. Unpack the archive after download and open the program.

Step 2: Hook up your iOS device to the computer.

Step 3: Click on “jailbreak”  and let the tool run.

evasi0n Screen

Step 4: After a few moments evasi0n would have completed the installing process. You will find the icon on the homepage screen of  your iOS device. Click on the icon so as to so complete the jailbreak process.

jailbreak app
Step 5: Once the jailbreak is complete, your device will restart a few more times until you will finally have Cydia on the homescreen.

Step 6: Open Cydia, make the configurations and it closes automatically.

preparing filesystem

Step 7: Now, Open Cydia again and you will see a screen something like the one shown below. Chose the user of your choice.


That’s it. You’ve successfully jailbreaked your device and loaded Cydia on it. You have completed the untethered jailbreaking process of iOS 6.1.2 6.0/iOS 6.0.1/iOS 6.0.2/iOS 6.1/iOS 6.1.1/iOS successfully with evasi0n.

About Nikhil P Naik

Nikhil Naik has a Master's Degree in Information Systems, and is currently working as a Software Engineer at Microsoft. He also loves playing cricket, listening to music, and traveling. Twitter Handle - @buzz_nikhil.

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