How to Jailbreak iOS 7.0.6 with Evasi0n

Feb 23, 2014 - 21 Comments

Evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 7.0.6

The popular Evasi0n utility has been updated to support jailbreaking iOS 7.0.6. Though iOS 7.0.6 is a minor version change to iOS, it includes an important security fix that prevents potential man-in-the-middle attacks and/or data interception from occurring, thus it is highly recommended for all users to install as soon as possible, including those who jailbreak their iPhones and iPads.


Using the updated Evasion tool is basically the same as before, but individuals who are currently jailbroken on a prior version of iOS should take a few additional steps before attempting to run it with their devices. Additionally, users who updated to iOS 7.0.6 via the Software Update mechanism on their devices will need to perform a fresh install before being able to complete a successful jailbreak. Whichever the situation, grab the appropriate version of Evasi0n for Mac or Windows below, and then follow the simple procedure outlined to successfully jailbreak a 7.0.6 device.

1: Download Evasi0n for iOS 7.0.6

The Evasi0n7 utility with 7.0.6 support is officially versioned as 1.0.6, grab the appropriate link below:

Once you have the evasi0n utility, you may need to reinstall iOS 7.0.6 on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch as outlined below before proceeding further.

2: Jailbreaking iOS 7.0.6 Successfully

Devices must be updated with iTunes, not OTA, to prevent failure with the new evasion tool. This is easy to do, even if you’re already running 7.0.6:

  1. Back up the iPhone / iPad to a Mac or PC through iTunes
  2. Update to iOS 7.0.6 through iTunes
    • Important: if the device is already on iOS 7.0.6 as updated through OTA, perform a fresh install of iOS 7.0.6 with iTunes by using the “Restore” function
  3. Optionally but likely desirable, restore from the recently made backup now that the device has been updated to the latest version of iOS
  4. Now run the newly downloaded evasi0n utility to complete the jailbreak as usual

Evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 7.0.6

Though there are mixed reports of successful jailbreaking after installing the iOS 7.0.6 through OTA update, there are many more reported problems occurring. Thus, it is recommended to follow the steps outlined above, as it should prevent any potential issues from occurring during the jailbreak process.

If the jailbreak fails or the device gets stuck on the Apple logo during the process, the device was likely updated through OTA rather than a fresh install from iTunes. If that is the case, just restore from iTunes to get started again properly.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iPad, iPhone, Tips & Tricks

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  1. Why do people like to break phones? Seriously. Why? I get rooting can be fun, and I’d like to get some of the cruft off my 5s, but otherwise, why?

    It’s a serious question. Some cool apps that only run on broken phones? OK, I loves me cool apps. Like what? And why do they need to run only on broken phones?

    • cm0ski says:

      Jailbreaking an iOS based device unlocks it from the many restrictions Apple adds to it. You can install custom themes, tweak the operating system, install neat addons and so much more. Its pretty much like giving an iDevice the functionality you would expect from a computer to sum it up.

    • tiddy says:

      Go buy a PC without administrator password, and ask the same question again plx…….

  2. Ken says:

    I can understand people jailbreaking iOS 7 to get an aesthetic, sensible, visible UI that doesn’t scrape out their retinas. Otherwise I’m against jail-breaking in principle.

    • cm0ski says:

      Why are you against jailbreaking? An iPhone that isn’t jailbroken is like receiving a computer that is so severely locked down that you can only run programs somebody “approves”. I understand being against piracy – I don’t believe in it. I do, however, believe in using any device to its full potential. Pirates have always given jailbreaking a bad name. Its surprising that they don’t give PCs a bad name because many more people pirate on them than iOS devices.

  3. l0l3rs says:

    There are two kinds of people who jailbreak: 14 year olds with inordinate amount of time on their hands and no adult responsibilities to concern themselves with that would require a stable consistent phone experience, and people who want to pirate apps. Have never met anyone that falls into another camp, except maybe 28 year olds with the mentality of 14 year olds…

  4. Lyokophantom says:

    I would jailbreak so I could make my phone colors look less ios7. The app icons, all the white backgrounds. Aesthetics is why I would jailbreak. ios6 graphics may have look more clunky compared to ios7, but I’d rather see a red flag for e-Mails than a flag outlined in pencil thin blue. Stuff like that. That’s my reason I would jailbreak.

    • Plato Cave says:

      I agree with this, I think it’s the only reason normal people would have an interest in jailbreaking is to change the horrible appearance of iOS 7. Nobody likes iOS 7, everyone just puts up with it or has gotten used to it. It’s like having a cold or being ill, nobody likes it, but you put up with it. Jony Ive should stick to hardware design.

  5. Mike says:

    Jailbraking is not for just for aesthetics. There are apps that make the iPhone more productive. I jailbreak for biteSMS and MyWi.

  6. Johnny Five says:

    I went for JB only to enable the possibility to have exchange email in ios device without to have passcode enable (restriction of my company exchange server)
    I didn’t installed any cracked ios program (or ever do it) and I even payed for a jailbreak tweak.

    Since I have JB I installed some tweaks which enables me better ios experience.

    I also love the 7.x look and will not change anything on it relating the design/interface.

    Every person will have their reasons to use JB. To say it is only because they have too much time on their hands or only to enable to have apps without pay is just wrong.

  7. Jenny Mullenbach says:

    Jailbreak is a preference. Many age groups perform jailbreaks on their phone,It does not have to do with to much time on there hands. Many people who work behind the scenes of jailbreak are highly educated worker individuals. So before anyone can slm JB, they need to walk in the shoes of the creators.

  8. Tae says:

    “Jailbreak” itself has a very negative connotation and that is why a lot of iphone users are “afraid” to JB their devices. I am 41 yrs old and I enjoy tinkering and tweeking my iPhone to my hearts desire. In my opinion, iOS 7 icons/themes are very feminine and have too many pastel colors to be admired for a guy like me. That was the major factor to convince me to jailbreak. I love Apple products but I don’t like the restrictions Apple places on their devices. You can do so much more when you jailbreak. Only then is your phone truly unleashed to its great potential!

  9. joe sample says:

    Jailbreaking is for tech savvy people that understand why they want to do it, how easy it is to do, and that if you’re smart about it, it’s very safe. Why would you do it? Because there are many awesome apps that can’t be obtained any other way (e.g. try googling swipeselection, activator or mywi and see what you’re missing). Or perhaps folks that just want to amend the look and feel of the iPhone beyond Apple’s walled garden. Lastly, the jailbreak community has created such awesome innovation that typical iPhone users should feel indebted to them since Apple itself has borrowed heavily from some of these innovations and included them in the stock software.

  10. Ewan says:

    If i restore my ipad to get rid of OTA, will i lose my minecraft data?

  11. Ryan says:

    You stated in your article: “individuals who are currently jailbroken on a prior version of iOS should take a few additional steps before attempting to run it with their devices.”

    However, you didn’t include any extra steps for those of us who have already jailbroken our phones and are just looking to upgrade to the latest version without having to perform a full restore. If you try to run evasi0n on an already-jailbroken phone, it warns you that the phone has already been jailbroken and that re-jailbreaking is NOT recommended. So what can we do to upgrade our evasi0n without having to restore our iPhones/iPads from scratch?

  12. Brian says:

    Okay can we just clear up that iOS 7 is a far more up to date UI, anyone who argues is stuck in the past and knows nothing of modern flat design principles.

    Also can I just say anyone who thinks they can profile someone based on anything let alone their tenancy to jailbreak or not has unresolved issues.

    Can we all just stop sucking up to a multi-billion dollar/ pound/ whatever company and face that the iPhone is an underpowered device, some of the specs infact remain a mystery, with restrictions placed on it and priced at a higher price than more powerful competing devices.

    That’s it.

  13. Connor Grimshaw says:

    by iPod 5 will not jailbreak because the evasi0n on windows says, “Sorry, the version of iOS (11D167) of the attatched device is not supported.” this happend when i downloaded the update from the iPod. it was working before, but now it doesn’t work. please help!!! thanks alot!

  14. Steve Plisco says:

    I was wondering if I jailbroke my phone if it would let it talk to my mobile printer( 5c – hp mobile 100 ). Also, where would I find a third party app to do this. Right now it will not work because of no air software on printer.

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