How To: Jailbreak iOS 7 On iPhone, iPad, And iPod Touch

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With just 5 minutes of your time, you can have your iOS 7 device jailbroken with ease.

You may have already heard the breaking news, that a group that goes by the name Evad3rs has released the first fully working jailbreak for iOS 7. We’ll take you through each step on getting your iOS 7 device jailbroken in hardly any time at all. Please note: The jailbreak itself does appear to be fully functional, but that does not mean that all of the jailbreak apps and tweaks are fully functional yet with the new jailbreak. If you’re concerned whether certain jailbreak apps or tweaks are currently working with iOS 7, I would suggest you research into the specific jailbreak additions you don’t want to lose for the time being. I’ll post a link at the end of this guide with the current compatibility list for iOS 7.

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As always, performing a jailbreak on your device doesn’t come without risk. Please read everything carefully before proceeding to jailbreak your device, and if you have questions or concerns, make sure to ask or find the answers before jailbreaking your device.

Supported Devices:

All iOS devices are supported including the latest iPhone. Although, Apple TV is not yet supported. Supported versions for this jailbreak are the following:

  • 7.0
  • 7.0.1
  • 7.0.2
  • 7.0.3
  • 7.0.4
  • 7.1 Beta 2

Current Requirements for Evasi0n Jailbreak:

  • It’s highly recommended that you make a complete backup of your device whenever performing a jailbreak
  • Evasi0n recommends that you also perform a Restore to the latest iOS 7.0.4 on your device through iTunes, not OTA before running Jailbreak 7.
  • The latest version of iTunes must be installed on your PC or Mac. You can download iTunes here, or by updating your current version within iTunes itself.
  • You must not have a passcode active on your device. If you have a current passcode activated you can deactivate the passcode from your device by going to: Settings > General > Touch ID & Passcode > Turn Passcode Off

Step 1:

Download Evasi0n 7 Jailbreak for Windows or Mac from either the links below, or through the Evasi0n website.

Download: Evasi0n for Windows
Download: Evasi0n for Mac

Step 2:

Extract the contents of the Evasi0n 7 download, most OS’s today have a built in feature for this. Connect your iOS device to your computer through USB and run the Evasi0n 7 jailbreak application.

Step 3:

Click the “Jailbreak” button to start the process.

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The Evasi0n jailbreak application will run through a serious of automated actions, just sit back, relax, and watch as your iOS 7 device gets that precious jailbreak it’s been waiting so long to receive. Make sure you don’t mess with anything while the device is jailbreaking, this is where things can go wrong when people mess with the device mid-jailbreak. The process should only take a few minutes to complete.

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Step 4:

Once the jailbreak has completed, the Evasi0n application on your computer will inform you that you need to unlock your device, and open the new “evasi0n 7” app icon found on the home screen of your device. Make sure your device stays connected to your computer, we’ll tell you when it’s safe to remove. Tap on the icon and your device should automatically restart.

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Step 5:

Once the device has completed its restart, the jailbreak will continue to apply any finishing actions before asking you to unlock your device again. The Evasi0n 7 tool will prompt you to unlock your device again, which will be followed by another reboot which should generate a “Done” message.

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Step 6:

You should now have the Cydia app on your devices home screen. You can now quit the Evasi0n 7 program, disconnect your device from the computer, and start using your jailbroken iOS 7 device!

That’s it, about as easy as it gets. If you have any questions or troubles with the jailbreak, feel free to post them in the comments below. The creator of Cydia did state that the app is not fully ready for the iOS 7 jailbreak, so you may experience some bugs and functionality issues within the Cydia app. He is fully working on resolving any of these issues and I would except to see a fully working Cydia app soon. You may also find other tweaks and jailbreak apps that were not fully prepared for the sudden jailbreak release. You can find a growing compatibility chart for the iOS 7 jailbreak with this link. As always, check back later on PocketMeta for more news regarding the iOS 7 jailbreak.

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Troubleshooting

If you run into a issue where your device gets stuck with the Apple logo on the device screen, either updating to 7.0.4 or during the jailbreak, you can use the recovery steps in this article to get your device to turn back on.

If you receive a error message stating “You must run this app as an administrator” first, make sure you are running the app as a administrator (Windows: Right-Click > Run as Administrator) If you’re on a domain account, you’ll need to run this application through a local account.

I’ll update more troubleshooting tips as people report them, otherwise check out jailbreakqa.com to search for answers there.