Last month saw the long awaited release of the iOS 6.1 Jailbreak tool, evasi0n. Since then, Apple has upgraded their firmware to iOS 6.1.2 and evasi0n has been updated alongside it to offer support. If you have an iPhone 4 running on 6.12 or lower you will be able to jailbreak it using this tool. Make sure that you have a computer that is on a minimum of Windows XP, Mac OS X 10.5 or Linux and that you have the cable to connect your iPhone 4 to your computer. Follow these steps exactly otherwise the jailbreak will not work:
- Back up the contents of your iPhone 4 using iCloud or iTunes.
- Download TinyUmbrella , open it and follow the on-screen instructions to save your SHSH blobs.
- Download Evasi0n jailbreak for your operating system.
- Download iOS 6.1.2 here and then, using iTunes, update your iPhone 4 to it. It is not advisable to do the update OTA as it causes problems with the jailbreak.
- If you have a pass-code lock, remove it. This can be done in Settings, General, Pass-code Lock.
- Close down iTunes and open up Evasi0n on your desktop.
- Connect you iPhone 4 to your computer and make sure evasi0n recognizes it.
- Select the jailbreak button and wait for evasi0n to start the process. Do not touch anything until evasi0n asks you to unlock your screen.
- Unlock and tap on the Jailbreak icon that will have appeared on your home screen.
- Let evasi0n complete the process; your iPhone 4 will restart a couple of times and then you will get a message on evasi0n to tell you the jailbreak is complete. You should now see the Cydia icon on your home screen.
- Tap on Cydia, select whether you are a developer, user or owner and Cydia will load the default repositories.
That’s it. Your iPhone 4 has been successfully jailbroken using evasi0n.