Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 6.x is finally here, here's how to use it
The evasi0n jailbreak tool is available for Windows, Mac and Linux, and should work for pretty much any relevant iPhone, iPad or iPod, including iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, 5 / iPad 1G, 2G, 3G, 4G / iPad Mini / iPod Touch 3G, 4G, 5G, where "3G, 4G, 5G," etc. stands for the generation of the device and not its cellular technology.
Naturally, before you proceed with the jailbreak process itself, the evad3rs team kindly asks you to make a back-up of your device in the unlikely event that something goes wrong. Other than that, jailbreaking using evasi0n is pretty simple. You just have to connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod to your computer with the USB cable, then use the option "Erase All Content and Settings" (that's said to make the jailbreaking process faster), and then finally start the evasi0n tool on your computer and hit the "Jailbreak" button. As always, please note that you are using this tool at your own risk - PhoneArena or the devs of the tool are not responsible for any bricked devices. Though we are going to feel sad, should we hear that you've accidentally bricked your handset or tablet. :(
Also, please do not jailbreak your iDevices just to install pirated apps. This way you'll be damaging the entire iOS ecosystem!
Download: evasi0n for Windows | Mac | Linux
3. illusionmist (Posts: 121; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)
If customising and tweaking are their first priority then sure, why not?
But the fact that even as popular as jailbreaking is, people are still hanging onto iOS proves all those are still secondary to what really matters. The ecosystem and the user experience.
(Pardon my grammar. Not a native speaker.)
8. T12RYK (Posts: 98; Member since: 10 Jun 2011)
Well said, Android may be good for tweaking and customisation but the only reason I have got an iPhone is because of Apples Ecosystem and iTunes Match is just wicked!!
I'd sacrifice Jailbreaking and customisability just for the ecosystem
25. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
I have to agree with this one. Jailbreaking was needed a few years back, but Apple has allowed most of the customization that I've wanted. The only thing I'd jailbreak for is tethering.
9. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3633; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Maybe they want something that works though.
17. Shinydesert (Posts: 60; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
I have on my desk (right now) the iPhone 5 and the Galaxy S3, and both are great, neither one is better than the other,they are just different,I love both.
The iPhone UI is easier and more simple, both work like a charm.
24. kboo1995 (unregistered)
Just get a life for crying out loud
2. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)
Never understood what all are the advantages of jaibreaking an iOs device other than installing pirated apps..
Can anybody here, explain ??
4. Ray.S (Posts: 260; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
If your device is jailbroken, you can install various apps and tweaks that aren't allowed on stock iOS. For example, there are homescreen customization utilities, or quick setting toggle add-ons, etc.
7. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
So basically the same customizations found on stock Android devices or in the google play store. That is until Apple closes the door again. I wonder how this will affect the adoption rate when iOS gets updated again?
10. Ray.S (Posts: 260; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
iOS devices are doing pretty well even without that customization.
14. ilia1986 (unregistered)
A sad but true fact. Fortunately this appears to be changing as we speak.
13. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
There's an app called SBSettings and its basically 4.2 quick settings, or the equvilent to Notification Toggle for Android.
You can also set gestures for quick and easy access to things, and a one button press to clear all open apps.
AdBlock really speeds up browsing since I prefer not to use mobile sites.
There's plenty of other things, but of course, Android is much better in this field.
15. ilia1986 (unregistered)
28. MobileFun.Pk (Posts: 6; Member since: 30 Jan 2013)
May be the link can explain something: squidoo dot com/what-is-ios-jailbreaking
5. ilia1986 (unregistered)
I am a Jew so I'm allowed to say this:
This really reminds me of the Partizan resistance fighters (the Jailbreak community) during WW2 who fought the Nazis (Apple) from within the concentration camps (general iOS userbase subject to Apples will and tyranny) to obtain the very freedom (freedom) the west (Android) has been enjoying since the very beginning (Android 1.0).
We should salute these guys.
11. Ray.S (Posts: 260; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
I'm sure iOS users are felling so oppressed by Apple.
12. ilia1986 (unregistered)
I hope you're not being sarcastic here. There is nothing funny in what Apple does. One doesn't understand the fact that one is limited in some way until one peeks at what exists beyond that limit.
18. Ray.S (Posts: 260; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)
That is very true. However, one also cannot appreciate the virtues of a product until one has actually used it (for more than 5 mins).
20. ilia1986 (unregistered)
If I have a car and you have a car and they can drive at the same speed and cost more or less the same and have about the same shape, colour and fuel efficiency but my car has a built in tablet with GPS and radio while yours does not - you need not to drive in my car to know it's superior to yours.
21. 305Bucko (Posts: 506; Member since: 07 Aug 2011)
Jesus was also a Jew, and spoke using analogies... Except his actually made sense :/
Sidenote: Apple does not obligate people to buy their products. Even after buying you can still return and get refund.
22. ilia1986 (unregistered)
What if I told you that many people buy Apple products because they are Apple products yet expect Apple to deliver the same features Android has in order to stay competitive? (*gasp*)
19. Shinydesert (Posts: 60; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)
I think Some day Apple will have to drop its pants a bit more,android is here to stay and spread around the planet.
Apple will end up with a bigger phone and unlocking or adding basic features,such as:
-A file explorer/manager that lets you control you files and downloads for all the other apps.
-Downloads from Safari.
-Attach any file to your emails.
I know you can do all the above,but unfortunately it has to be done with 3rd party apps these days.
6. Jonathan41 (Posts: 529; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)
Congratulations. You can customize you phone.
26. bucky (Posts: 1494; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
I know! And it doesn't crash!!! What a combo!!!
23. wmva24 (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Feb 2013)
will the jailbreak erase all text messages also?
29. iTechie (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)
evasi0n doesn't support iOS 6.1.3 versions, its confirmed by evad3rs team. Currently its in beta stages, Apple will hopefully seed the public version soon