HOW-TO: Execute the evasi0n iOS7 Jailbreak

The long awaited jailbreak for iOS7 is out. If you have held back from upgrades due to the missing ability to jailbreak, then you'd probably jump the gun and download the jailbreak. Just to warn iPhone5 users out there, if you own a 64-bit phone (iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c) the current release of the evasi0n7 jailbreak will not work. You just have to wait a bit more for the 64-bit mobile substrate to be available then execute the jailbreak.

First of all, you need to download a copy of the evasi0n7 jailbreak. And, if you don't have a recent backup of your phone, hook it up to iTunes and do a backup. Be aware as this is more mandatory than optional. But if you want to risk it, you may proceed without one. It's your phone afterall.

If you are restoring to iOS7 from iOS6 or even iOS5, the backup is required. It will wipe your phone!

For me, I upgraded to iOS 7.0.4 from iOS 5.1.1. This was Apple closing its doors to any restores to iOS6 when they released iOS7. But it's not too late. I have an iPhone4S so this 32-bit phone was safe to "hack" using evasi0n7 jailbreak. I used the v1.0.2 from their website to jailbreak my iPhone4S.

Having the requirements above, upgrade to iOS 7.0.4 via iTunes. Jailbreak on "over the air upgrades" have been reported to fail so I didn't want to experience what others already did.

(I'm assuming that since you we're able to upgrade to iOS 7.0.4 -- like I did -- that you have an internet connection. The evasi0n7 jailbreak needs to connect to the internet to download some binaries.)

Once iOS7 is installed on the device, fireup the evasi0n7 jailbreak executable and follow the on-screen instructions. It will look similar to this:

Uploading Jailbreak Data

Uploading evasi0n App

The device will reboot three times -- first to inject the jailbreak, next after executing the evasi0n7 application and lastly after Cydia upacks.

Rebooting Device

All these take less than 30minutes to execute.

Lastly, restore your phone's latest backup after the jailbreak. Enjoy.

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