Jailbreak iOS 6.1 UnTethered for iPhone 5 and iOS Devices

After a very long wait, Finally iOS 6 / 6.1 Untethered Jailbreak is out now. The Untethered iOS 6 Jailbreak was made possible by the newly formed team 'Evad3rs' and their jailbreak tool 'Evasi0n'. Yesterday the tool was made available for download on their website (www.evasi0n.com) and a huge number of traffic started gathering on their site literally loading their servers. At a time people were just unable to load the website. 

Jailbreak iOS 6.1 UnTethered for iPhone 5 and other ios devices

Today I'm here to explain How to Jailbreak any iDevice running iOS 6.x and installing Cydia on it. 

Also See: How to Convert iOS 5.1.1 Tethered Jailbreak to UnTethered

Supported Devices

As the title says, Evasi0n is capable of jailbreaking all iOS Devices including the newly arrived iPhone 5. 

  • iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS
  • iPod Touch 5, iPod Touch 4
  • iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad mini 

Note: Apple TV 2 and Apple TV 3 are not supported.

Things You'll Need

  • An iOS Device
  • A Computer Running Windows XP or higher, Mac OS X or higher, Linux.
  • A USB Cable

Once you have all the things listed above then you are ready to Jailbreak your iOS device. I'm going to divide this Tutorial into two parts and they are: 1. Updating to iOS 6.1 and 2. Jailbreaking.

Part 1 is for those who are running any iOS version lower than iOS 6. So If your device is running anything lower than iOS 6 then first follow Part 1 and then go to Part 2. 

Upgrading to iOS 6.1

If you are already running iOS 6.x on your iOS Device then you can skip to Part 2 which is Jailbreaking. If your iOS device is on any other iOS version other than iOS 6.x then follow the steps given below to update your device to iOS 6.1

Note: Before beginning this guide, I would recommend you to Backup SHSH blobs of your device, so that you can downgrade if something goes wrong. ( This Advice is not for people using iPhone 5, iPod Touch 5, iPad 4 and iPad mini)

Step 1: Download iOS 6.1 IPSW for your iDevice. You can download any iOS 6 firmware like iOS 6, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1 but It is recommended to use the latest version and ie. iOS 6.1

Step 2: After IPSW gets downloaded, Open iTunes and Connect your iOS device to your computer using USB cable.

Step 3: Hold Shift and click Restore simultaneously (Hold Shift + Click Restore). Browse the iOS 6.1 IPSW file which you just downloaded.

Jailbreak iOS 6.1 UnTethered for iPhone 5 and other ios devices

Now let iTunes update your device to the latest iOS 6.1. Don't disconnect or touch your device.

Step 4: Once iTunes finishes updating your device, You Device will Reboot. Don't disconnect until you see the iPhone Startup screen.

Jailbreak iOS 6.1 UnTethered for iPhone 5 and other ios devices

Step 5: Once your device boots ups to normal, You're done updating your device firmware. Now your device is running iOS 6.1

Jailbreak iOS 6.1 UnTethered for iPhone 5 and other ios devices

Now that you're running iOS 6.1, It's time to jailbreak it. Just follow the steps given in Part 2

Also See: How to Make iPhone Notification Center Transparent 

Jailbreak iOS 6.x Untethered

Now that you've landed here, I'm assuming that your device is running iOS 6.x, If not then scroll up and follow part 1. 

For those who've just updated their device firmware, Follow the steps given below to Jailbreak your device.

Note: If you're device has any kind of Passcode lock then remove it before beginning the process. On your device Go to Settings > General > Passcode Lock > Off.

Step 1: Download Evasi0n tool from the links given below.

Step 2: After Downloading Evasi0n tool, Extract it to desktop. Connect your device using USB cable.

Make sure that iTunes is not running, If it is running then exit it before beginning the jailbreak process.

Step 3: Open Evasi0n and Click on Jailbreak button. Now just relax and let the tool do its job. 

Jailbreak iOS 6.1 UnTethered for iPhone 5 and other ios devices

During the process don't touch your device, It might take around 3-5 minutes for the jailbreaking process, So be patient.

Jailbreak iOS 6.1 UnTethered for iPhone 5 and other ios devices

Step 4: After a few minutes, You'll see a blinking message on the evasi0n tool which will tell you to Unlock your device and tap on the Jailbreak icon. Do the same, Slide unlock your device and tap on the Jailbreak icon present on your homescreen once and then keep your device aside.

Jailbreak iOS 6.1 UnTethered for iPhone 5 and other ios devices

Rest of the process is automated and Evasi0n will take care of it, Just relax until you see a message 'Jailbreak Complete' will will pop after a short while.

Jailbreak iOS 6.1 UnTethered for iPhone 5 and other ios devices

You device will reboot several times after the jailbreak process. Once it is done, You can enjoy cydia on your iOS Device with iOS 6.1

Note: After release of any new jailbreak, Cydia servers and repositories may experience high load and may give errors. This will last a few days after the jailbreak release and will soon become normal. So if your experience errors in cydia then don't worry.

So Congratulations!!! Your iOS device is Jailbreaked Untethered, Now you can enjoy Cydia and your favorite mods on your device. I hope this guide was helpful, If you still find any difficulties then please leave a comment below or contact us using the Contact page. 

Please Note that You are doing this At Your Own Risk, The Author or Area 51 blog is not Responsible for any damage or bricking of device.

Good Luck Jailbreaking :)


About Jimmie Luthra

Jim Luthra is a Third Officer in Merchant Navy and Chief Editor of The-Area51.com, He is a Blogger, Guitarist, Painter, Book Lover, Tech Geek, Basket Ball Lover, Traveller and Fitness Freak. He loves Traveling and Adeventure Sports.
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