Happy holidays to all those good spirited Christmas shoppers and for those of you iPhone lovers who have been patiently waiting, the iOS 7 jailbreak is now here! This is a repost from Kyle Matthews of ModMyi. We knew this was great information to pass on and share, but we will not take credit for this information.
This Windows and OS X guide will teach you how to jailbreak various devices using evasi0n 7. The current version of evasi0n 7 is 1.0.0. Note this is an UNTETHERED JAILBREAK, meaning you can reboot your phone just like you normally would.
NOTE: The evasi0n 7 jailbreak and Mobile Substrate (necessary for many tweaks, including WinterBoard) are not fully compatible yet. A version of evasi0n 7 which fixes this will be out soon (possible a few days).
- iPhone 3GS | 7.0 through 7.0.4
- iPhone 4 | 7.0 through 7.0.4
- iPhone 4S | 7.0 through 7.0.4
- iPhone 5 | 7.0 through 7.0.4
- iPhone 5S | 7.0 through 7.0.4
- iPhone 5C | 7.0 through 7.0.4
- iPod touch 5G | 7.0 through 7.0.4
- iPad 2 | 7.0 through 7.0.4
- The New iPad (third generation) | 7.0 through 7.0.4
- iPad With Retina Display (fourth generation) | 7.0 through 7.0.4
- iPad Mini | 7.0 through 7.0.4
- iPad Mini with Retina Display | 7.0 through 7.0.4
- iPad Air | 7.0 through 7.0.4
NOTE: The team that put together this jailbreak (@pimskeks, @planetbeing, @pod2g, and @MuscleNerd) IS accepting donations – please feel free to donate via PayPal if you’re able! All proceeds from your contributions will go to Public Knowledge, Electronic Frontier Foundation and Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure to help protect jailbreaking as your legal right. You can also donate on the evasi0n website (same PayPal); scroll down and click the green Contribute button.
NOTE: Before running the evasi0n 7 jailbreak, you should fully back up your data via iTunes and restore to 7.0.4.
If you are on a lower firmware version than iOS 7.0.4 (again, here’s how to check), it is highly recommended you update your phone to iOS 7.0.4 BEFORE jailbreaking. If you haven’t yet, you should do this through iTunes, NOT over the air (it’s ok if you already have).
Alright, let’s assume you’re now on iOS 7.0.4 (this guide will also work on firmware versions 7.0 through 7.0.4, but it is best to update to 7.0.4) and backed up.
Double-click the zip file to unzip it if your browser didn’t automatically unzip the file.
Making sure your device is connected, and only one device, right-click the evasi0n icon and choose open from the menu to launch it. You may be prompted to allow an application for a new developer – click Open.
You will see the evasi0n home screen, and evasi0n should tell you your device (and firmware version) is detected. Click the Jailbreak button to begin.
evasi0n will then go through many status messages while it jailbreaks your device. This process also can take a few minutes. Do not touch or unplug the device during this process.
At the end of this process, evasi0n will let you know there is now a new evasi0n 7 icon on your iDevice, and to unlock your device and tap the icon. ONLY TAP THE ICON ONCE, LEAVING YOUR DEVICE CONNECTED. It will restart.
After restarting, evasi0n 7 will run through more status messages as it continues to jailbreak your iDevice. Don’t touch anything.
When it is ready, evasi0n 7 will ask you to unlock your device to continue. Do so, and the device will reboot once again.
More status messages, and then a message saying Done!
Cydia is now on your iDevice! You can press Exit in evasi0n 7 now – your jailbreak is complete.
Thats it! You should now be holding a jailbroken device. For any information and inquiries please check out the modmyi site or submit questions to our contact page. Please jailbreak at your own risk!