Jailbreak iOS 6.1.2 with Evasi0n 1.4

Feb 20, 2013 - 16 Comments

Evasi0n jailbreak for iOS 6.1.2

Almost immediately after iOS 6.1.2 was released with a few bug fixes for the Microsoft Exchange data use problem, a new version of the Evasi0n jailbreak utility came out to handle any devices that were upgraded to 6.1.2. It’s still the same Evasi0n jailbreaking experience, untethered and all. Like prior versions of Evasion, the following devices running iOS 6.1.2 are supported: iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, and iPad mini, and the 4th and 5th generations of iPod touch.

Jailbreaking iOS 6.1.2

If you used evasion with iOS 6.1 when it first came out you will be familiar with the process already. The procedure is identical regardless of using an iPhone, iPad, or Windows or Mac.

  • Update to iOS 6.1.2 through OTA or IPSW if you haven’t done so already, either method works
  • Back up your iOS device with iTunes or iCloud – this is important because it allows you to unjailbreak without losing any of your files or personal data
  • Download Evasi0n 1.4 (Mac OS X) (Windows) and unzip it
  • Temporarily turn off the passcode to prevent any conflicts by going to Settings > General > Passcode Lock
  • Launch Evasi0n (right-click and Open in OS X, run as Administrator in Windows) and connect the iOS device to the computer using the standard USB cable
  • When your device is recognized, click on “Jailbreak” to begin, the entire process takes a minute or two and is generally very fast
  • Towards the end of the progress indicator, you will be told to find and tap the “Jailbreak” icon on the iOS home screen, do that when necessary
  • The device will reboot itself and will be jailbroken, find the brown Cydia icon on the home screen and launch it
  • Select either “User” or “Hacker” from the Cydia choices and be on your way

Don’t forget to re-enable the Lock Screen passcode if you turned it off. After finishing the jailbreak, you may want to consider changing the default “alpine” password for root and mobile users for some added security as well.

Cydia is the primary outlet to the jailbreaking tweaks and app experience. There are many popular hacks and tweaks, letting you do everything ranging between removing app restrictions from 3G cellular connections to completely modifying the device lock screens to resemble something from the Android world. Many Cydia packages are free while others cost money, making Cydia very much like an underground App Store. Some ever-popular Cydia tweaks for jailbroken devices include Auxo, DashboardX, Intelliscreen, BiteSMS, Springtomize, Emblem, Stride, and MyWi, though none of those offerings are free.

Curiously, 6.1.2 is the second release of iOS since the Evasi0n jailbreak has been available, and the exploit used by the tool has still not been patched by Apple. That will likely not last much longer, whether it’s 6.2 or a smaller point release, so if you do intend to jailbreak your iPhone now is probably a good time to do so.


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Posted by: Matt Chan in iPad, iPhone


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  1. Sohil Memon says:

    Can I use this method to Jailbreak my iPhone 4G? It will work? Please tell me I haven’t upgraded to the iOS 7.

  2. Raj Daryani says:

    Can you undo the jailbreak for iOS 6.1.2? I’ve jailbroken my i5 using Evasion and am happy but not content because of security issues so was wondering if I can undo the Jailbreak.

  3. Gabi says:

    I just hope that iOS 7 doesn’t take forever to jailbreak like iOS 6 did.

  4. Ahmed Ch says:

    this jailbreak is not working for me. i have iphone 5 vodafone portugal and IOS 6.1.2. every thing is fine installed but when i put another card is shift to safe mode and need to activate… i need help.

  5. brad says:

    erm…i downloded it i have an iphone 4 running on 6.1.2 and the hack dosent even work like i cant click any of the links and it dosent detect my iphone

  6. cesar says:

    Its asking me to only attach one device when only one is attached

  7. cesar says:

    does this work cause i dont want to download something that doesnt work

  8. Amiga says:

    For some of us jailbreak newbs, does upgrading from a jailbroken 6.1.1 to 6.1.2 cause the phone to unjailbreak?

    • Amiga says:

      To answer my own question, yes, updating does unjailbreak. I found some articles about backing up jailbreak tweaks, but it seems safer to just reinstall any jb apps.

  9. Clifton says:

    if your jailbroken on 6.1.1 and wants to jailbreak on 6.1.2 do i have to go into DFU mode and do a restore and DL the ipsw or can i go into recovery mode or does it matter?

  10. Laurens says:

    if you jailbrake your iphone, will you lose all your data?

    • Brandon says:

      No, You will not lose any data.

    • mccarthy says:

      No you don’t lose any data. The only thing that could happen is when you undo the jailbreak by restoring if you don’t backup the phone, then you might lose stuff like your settings. That is why you always backup first, no big deal.

  11. Dave says:

    I’m happy with my stable iOS installation, no JB for me anymore.

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