Just a couple of days ago, the evad3rs Dream Team quietly released an update for the evasi0n tool, evasi0n v1.5.1, with updated Cydia package list. As iPhone Hacks notes, the updated Cydia package list includes a package catalog from all of the default repositories, which will show up on the first launch of Cydia app soon after jailbreaking your device without requiring a full refresh cycle.

In addition, the new evasi0n jailbreak update is said to reduce the load times on Cydia repositories. Those who have already jailbroken their iOS 6 devices using the evasi0n tool need not re-jailbreak, as the update does not bring any major feature changes except for the update to Cydia package list.

Here is the complete change log for all the versions of evasi0n tool released by evad3rs Dream Team till date:

Version 1.5.1:

  • Updated included Cydia package list

Version 1.5:

  • Improved boot-up time.
  • Updated included Cydia package list.

Version 1.4:

  • Support for 6.1.2

Version 1.3:

  • Support for 6.1.1 on the iPhone 4S

Version 1.2

  • Disable OTA updates.
  • Correct timezone issue in evasi0n binaryif client fails to correct it.

Version 1.1

  • prevent Weatherapp from appearing on iPads.
  • mitigated the long reboot issue.
  • fix issue with not working after connecting multiple iOS devices
  • fix blinking of the jailbreak instructions on OS X.
  • codesigned Mac app.

Version 1.0

  • first public release


Download evasi0n v1.5.1 [Mac, Windows, Linux]

Here is the complete list of supported iOS devices for evasi0n v1.5.1 untethered jailbreak:

  • iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS
  • iPad4,iPadmini, iPad 3, iPad 2
  • iPodtouch 5G,iPodtouch 4G

NOTE: Jailbreakers are advised to strictly avoid updating their devices to the new iOS 6.1.3 update, as it brings a patch for one of evasi0n's key exploits.

iOS 6 users who are yet to jailbreak their devices using evasi0n tool can follow our step-by-step guide given below (courtesy of iDownloadBlog):

Key Points to Note

  • Evasi0n v1.5.1 supports iOS 6, iOS 6.0.1, iOS 6.0.2, iOS 6.1.1 and iOS 6.1.2.
  • Ensure that iTunes is updated to the latest version.
  • If you are using Ultrasn0w to unlock your iPhone, then avoid updating to iOS 6.1.2. iPhone dev teams are yet to release Redsn0w or PwnageTool with support for iOS 6.x untethered jailbreak, which enables the creation of custom iOS firmware file for updating to iOS 6.1.2 with baseband preservation.
  • Do not jailbreak your iPhone just to pirate apps from the App Store.
  • Make sure that the device's passcode lock is disabled (Settings > General > Passcode Lock On > Turn Passcode Off), as it can interfere with the jailbreak process.
  • OTA updates have a known history of causing problems with jailbreaks. So, avoid OTA updates to iOS 6.1.2 at any cost and instead opt for the iTunes update.

How to Jailbreak iPhone 5 and Other iOS 6 Devices Using Evasi0n v1.5.1

Step 1: Copy the evasi0n app to the desktop and launch it.

Windows users: It is recommended that you launch the application as an Administrator. Right-click on evasi0n.exe and choose "Run as Administrator" option.

Step 2: Ensure that Passcode is disabled for the device and then connect your iOS device to evasi0n using an USB cable plugged-in to the computer. Wait until evasi0n detects your device and confirms that iOS 6.1.2 is indeed running on it.

Step 3: Click the jailbreak button and the jailbreak process starts. This process is time-consuming and the device will reboot several times during the process.

Step 4: After some time, evasi0n prompts you to unlock the device (NOTE: Do not close the evasi0n application), and tap the Jailbreak icon on the device's Home screen once. Follow the onscreen instructions while ensuring that you tap the icon just once and allow the device to complete the processing.

Step 5: Evasi0n continues processing the jailbreak installation and eventually prompts you to click the Exit button. Meanwhile, your iOS device will progress through the final stage of jailbreaking with the following status messages: Remounting, Injecting remount payload, Root filesystem successfully mounted, preparing final jailbreak data, injecting final jailbreak data and so on (the device may restart several times as it nears completion). So, do not interrupt the process.

Step 6: Wait for the confirmation message reading "Jailbreak Complete" on the evasi0n window and now your device will reboot to the evasi0n logo with brief messages pertaining to the status of the jailbreak.

NOTE: As iPhone Hacks notes, Patching Kernel and Initialising offsets steps can take as long as 18 minutes. So, be patient.

Step 7: Your device will reboot one final time and launch the Cydia app on its Home screen. Now, Cydia will run through initialisation process for about 1 to 2 minutes. Once the initialisation is complete, the device will respring again.

Step 8: Relaunch Cydia, choose Hacker, and enjoy the newly jailbroken iOS device running the latest iOS 6.1.2 onboard.

NOTE: If the device gets stuck or freezes in the middle of any process, then you can safely restart the entire process or hardware reset your iOS device (press and hold Power and Home button until the device shuts down).