Despite a fair amount of despondency towards the end of 2012, it would appear that the practice of jailbreaking is still very much alive. Evad3rs finally released the long-awaited 6.1 jailbreak tool, evasi0n, on 4th February, to support most iOS devices on iOS 6.x and upwards. It has since been updated to clear up several issues and to provide support for 6.1.2. If you have an iPhone 3GS or higher, iPad 2 and above, Apple TV 2 or iPod Touch 4/5 you will be able to successfully jailbreak it using this tool. Here’s how.
Steps for Evasi0n Jailbreak iPhone :
1. Back up your device using iTunes or iCloud.
2. Download iOS 6.1.2 and save it on your desktop.
3. Download TinyUmbrella and save your SHSH blobs.
4. Download evasi0n 1.5 or the latest version available
5. Update your device to 6.1.2 using iTunes. The jailbreak will not work with OTA updates.
6. Open up evasion on your desktop and connect your device to your computer.
7. Make sure that evasi0n recognizes your particulardevice and then click on Jailbreak.
8. The process will take a while so don’t touch anything.
9. Halfway through the procedure, evasi0n will ask you to unlock your screen
10. You will see a jailbreak icon on your home screen, tap on it.
11. Evasi0n will now complete the process of jailbreaking your device – it will restart several time while it completes.
12. Evasi0n will tell you when the jailbreak is complete and you will now see the Cydia icon on your home screen.
13. Tap on Cydia to open it; you will see a screen asking you whether you are a developer, user or owner, tap the relevant one.
14. Cydia will now load up the default settings and repositories. When it is complete Cydia will shut down and you will be back at your home
Provided you follow the above steps in order, no matter which device you are using, the jailbreak should be successful.
A word of warning – Apple has now released iOS 6.1.3 Beta to developers, and it will soon be rolled out to all users. The jailbreak developers have tested this version and have discovered that it will patch at least one of the exploits used in the jailbreak. Therefore, the advice is not to update your device to 6.1.3 unless you no longer want to use a jailbroken device.