While most iOS fanatics are busy enjoying their newly jailbroken devices, I have finally decided to test it out on my own iPhone 4s running on version 7.0.4 using the latest jailbreak tool- “the Evasion 7 version 1.0.2 (BETA)”. Just after the release, I was a bit anxious to test it out on my own device as I have stumbled upon a bunch of users who were stuck in the apple logo boot loop and have encountered several errors and bugs including Wifi issues for the iPad 2 and other devices down the line. And so I hold it off and waited a little bit for a finer update. Now that the Evasion team has finally released a more stable jailbreak tool, I have decided to finally plunge in and give it a try. And guess what? I did it! and now it’s time for me to share…
Below is the tutorial on how to jailbreak your iOS 7 device compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, iPhone 4, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad, iPod Touch running iOS 7.0 , 7.0.1 , 7.0.2 , 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.1 and 7.2 beta. Take note that the Evasion 7 is a fully untethered jailbreak which means that you don’t need a tool or device to re-jailbreak when you power it off- which is simply awesome!
How to Jailbreak your iOS 7
- Make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your Windows PC or Mac. Download the latest version of iTunes from this link.
- NOTE: if you have updated your iOS via OTA or Over the Air (Wifi), hold off and do not continue with the jailbreak. To prevent errors, it is highly recommended that you Restore or Update to the latest iOS 7.0.4 on your device via iTunes (NOT! Over-the-Air).
- Make sure there is NO lock screen passcode or Touch ID ( for iPhone 5s) set on your iOS device. You have to disable the Passcode lock from: Settings –> General –> Touch ID & Passcode –> Turn Passcode Off.
- It is always important to Backup your data to either iCloud or your PC via iTunes before the jailbreak process.
- You may turn your mobile Wifi ON or OFF. In my case, my wifi was turned ON and everything went fine.
Once you have met all the above requirements, you may now proceed with the steps below.
- Step 1: Download the latest update of Evasion7 jailbreak tool for Windows or Mac from this link evasion7.com. Make sure to save it on your desktop for quick access.
- Step 2: For Windows users, make sure to run Evasion 7 as administrator by Right Clicking on the evasion icon and hitting on “Run as Administrator”. Once loaded, connect your iOS device to your computer. Evasion 7 should recognize your specific iOS device, if not, disconnect and plug it back up until detected.
- Step 3: Before hitting the “Jailbreak” button, make sure that your browsers and any other running applications including iTunes are closed out to prevent instabilities.
Evasi0n 7 will now perform the jailbreak in a series of automated steps. Your phone may reboot several times but keep your cool and never do anything silly. Never unplug your device once the jailbreak has started. Allow it to complete the entire process, it may take about 8 to 10 minutes to complete the jailbreak.
- Step 4: After about 5 minutes, Evasi0n 7 will ask you to unlock your device and tap on the new ‘evasi0n 7’ app icon found on the home screen. Tap the app icon and make sure to keep your device connected as it will continue the jailbreak. Expect another reboot after tapping the icon.
- Step 5: Once the reboot is complete, Evasi0n 7 will continue its final process before asking you to unlock your device again. Once you unlock it, it will reboot again, followed by the ‘Done!’ screen.
- Step 6: “Cydia” should now be on your iOS device’s home screen. Do not disconnect your device just yet, tap on “Cydia”, hit on the “user” tab and make sure that your Cydia app is properly loading.
- Step 7: Quit the Evasi0n 7 application, disconnect your device from your computer and then walaaah! you now have a newly Jailbroken iDevice! Congratulations!
Jailbreak Disclaimer: Jailbreaking your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad is a complex process that requires technical skills. It’s for experienced, technologically savvy users. It may cause technical errors and issues on your devices which Apple may not help you fix. If you jailbreak your iOS device, you’re doing so at your own risk and you may be on your own to fix any problems that arise. Good luck!