The Evasi0n7 tool provides the ability for users to jailbreak iPhone, iPad, iPad Air, and iPod touch devices running any current version of iOS 7. Experienced jailbreakers will find the tool familiar and know the process well, but for those who are less familiar with the process we’ll go through it step-by-step in a walkthrough.

iOS 7 Jailbreak

Note: Jailbreaking is not recommended for most users, and casual iPhone and iPad users will likely gain no benefit from completing the process. Installing jailbreaks may cause apps to crash, system apps and the core iOS experience to malfunction or behave unpredictably, and other peculiar device behavior may occur. This makes jailbreaking best limited to developers and advanced users who have a compelling reason to use the evasi0n tool, and who are comfortable with the potential risks involved. Proceed with caution and at your own risk. This guide is provided for informational purposes only.

4 Essentials Before Using the Evasi0n 7 Jailbreak

  1. Check device compatibility before beginning. The current Evasi0n7 tool supports jailbreaking iOS 7.0, iOS 7.0.1, iOS 7.0.2, iOS 7.0.3, and iOS 7.0.4 on basically all possible hardware, including iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad Mini, Retina iPad Mini, and the iPod Touch 5th gen. The two beta iOS 7.1 versions are also supported on compatible hardware, but running a jailbreak on a time-limited beta version of iOS software is not recommended for anyone.
  2. Back up your device before beginning. Back it up to both iTunes and to iCloud – yes both. This is important, it provides the only way to undo the jailbreak should you want to revert back to normal and keep your settings and configuration.
  3. If you updated to iOS 7 using OTA as most users did, it is highly recommended to do a full backup and restore before using Evasi0n using the iOS 7.0.4 IPSW. This is not required, but recommended by the Evasi0n team to avoid unnecessary bugs and quirks.
  4. Turn off the lock screen passcode before beginning, not doing so may prevent the jailbreak from working. You will want to turn this back on again after it has finished.

How to Jailbreak an iOS 7 Device with the Evasi0n Tool

Did you back up yet? If you didn’t yet, go do that.

  1. Download the Evasi0n 7 jailbreak for Mac OS X or Windows
  2. Connect the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the computer with a USB cable
  3. Launch Evasi0n app (Mac users may need to right-click and choose “Open” to circumvent Gatekeeper, or bypass with System Prefs)
  4. When the iOS device is recognized by the app, click the “Jailbreak” button
  5. Jailbreak iOS 7 with Evasi0n

  6. Let the Evasi0n app complete the multistep process, a progress bar will indicate where things are and just follow the onscreen instructions
  7. When the device reboots, tap the “Evasi0n 7″ icon that appears on the iOS home screen – the app opens and closes immediately, and eventually the iPhone/iPad/iPod will reboot again
  8. Click the “Exit” button in the Evasi0n app on the computer, then look for the familiar brown Cydia icon on the iOS Home Screen to confirm the jailbreak has completed

The Cydia app appearing as an icon on the Home Screen is always the most obvious sign a device has been jailbroken. It looks like this:

Cydia icon

If you can’t find the Cydia icon, the jailbreak probably did not complete properly and the process will need to be started over again.

As of now, many popular jailbreak tweaks do not yet work and have not been updated to support iOS 7. If you intend on keeping the jailbreak, have patience for the jailbreak developers and tweak makers to update their packages on the Cydia Store to support the latest versions.

Basic Jailbreak Troubleshooting

Sometimes things go wrong, but usually they are easily resolved. Here are the most common issues we’ve seen so far:

  • Stuck on the Apple  logo forever? Restore the device and try again
  • Stuck in a reboot loop? Restore and rejailbreak
  • Stuck and device won’t restart? Put it into DFU mode then restore
  • White app icons? Restore and rejailbreak
  • Apps crashing? Undo the jailbreak and wait for a more stable release

Any questions or suggestions? Let us know in the comments.

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