While it took them quite a while, the team behind the extremely popular jailbreak tool Evasi0n has finally released a jailbreak tool compatible with iOS 7 running even on Apple’s most recent devices, like the iPhone 5S or the iPad Air.
So if you own an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with the latest iOS 7, here’s how you can jailbreak it using this tool.
What You Need to Know
If you never had a jailbroken iOS device, know that performing this process always poses a potential risk of rendering your device unusable. The risk is almost non-existent of course, but it is there, so proceed at your own risk.
Once the jailbreak if done though, your device will be able to access the Cydia Store, which is somewhat like the App Store, only that it provides a wide selection of apps, tools and tweaks not authorized by Apple.
Whether you should actually jailbreak your device is not for us to tell you. It’s your choice, and if it helps, we did a post on benefits and demerits of Android rooting and the points (or the concept) are pretty much the same in case of iOS too.
Now that we have that behind us, let’s get started with a comprehensive list of devices compatible with this jailbreak:
iPad mini 2
iPod touch 5
Also, this jailbreak works on all the devices listed above and running iOS 7.0 or older up to iOS 7.0.4.
How To Jailbreak Your iOS Device Running iOS 7 or Higher
Step 1: First, you will have to download the evasi0n jailbreak tool for your Mac or PC from the developers’ website. Once downloaded, install it on your computer.
Step 2: Of course, if you plan on going forward, you should always backup your iPhone or other iOS device beforehand. This allows you to restore your device to its former settings in case things don’t go as planned.
Step 3: Disable the lock passcode of your iOS device, since this might cause issues when jailbreaking it. Once the jailbreak is done, you can re-enable it.
In similar fashion, if you use a password to protect your iOS device backups on iTunes, you should also disable that feature and create a new backup that way.
Step 4: Now that everything’s ready, open the evasi0n7 app and then plug your iOS device to your Mac or PC. The app will recognize it. Once it does, click on the Jailbreak button for the process to start.
Step 5: Shortly after it does, you will notice the evasi0n7 icon on your iPhone’s screen. Just let it be for a while. If any instructions show on the evasi0n7 app window, follow them (like unlocking your iPhone’s screen or tapping the evasi0n7 icon for example). Otherwise, your iOS device will reboot after a few minutes.
Step 6: In some cases that’s all there is. But sometimes the process will finish and you will still see the evasi0n7 icon there. In that case, just tap on it and after a while your device will reboot and the Cydia icon will finally be available after it does.
Step 7: The last step is to open Cydia for the first time, which will cause your iOS device to perform one last reboot. After that, Cydia will be ready to use, indicating that your jailbreaking process has been successful.