How to Jailbreak your iPhone 5 Running iOS 6.1.2, The Complete Guide (how to)

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Jordan Goodson, the geek in the darkness, guiding his readers through the vast catacombs of tech and science. He journeys the interwebs searching for any and all relevant data to be absorbed and shared.

21 Comments to How to Jailbreak your iPhone 5 Running iOS 6.1.2, The Complete Guide (how to)

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  3. If I am running a redsn0w jailbreak on 4s ios 5.1.1will i lose it if update and jailbreak with evasi0n?

    • Jordan Goodson

      Flip, I’m not sure if I quite understand what you’re asking. If you’re jailbreaking with evasi0n’s latest tool, you must upgrade your iOS version to at least iOS 6.1. That is why I make a big deal about backing up your phone prior to starting.

  4. are all the injecting stage take a very long time? i have come to injecting stage 2, but the progress bar seems to stop.

  5. Hey I am confused about this instruction “pick up the iPhone (without disconnecting it) and Select “Set up as a new device” on the device itself. Do not select “Set up as a new device” or “Restore from this backup” on iTunes yet.” How do I do this on the device?

    • When your phone is done updating, pick up the iphone (while leaving it plugged in) and go through the options on the screen. It will ask you about Wifi networks, location services, if you want to use siri, ect. After you select a couple options, it should say “set up as a new iphone”. You don’t have to enter your apple id when it asks you also.

  6. I don’t plan on jail breaking my iPhone 4 s. my other iPhone 4 is different. We had an update flag that was annoying and we chose to update. What a mistake on the iPhone 4. Well, after repeated attempts to find a way to reverse the curse of that ios5 update I remembered the same thing happened to me on the iPhone 4 s after a cursed update and it did so to my iPad 2 as well.

    Just go to settings and hit the reset button. It is just that simple. My ipad2 is back and my iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S. So, freaking simple. Settings, general, reset, reset all settings. Boom , done

  7. U dont mention anything about the warranty misconception at the top beginning of the article. It said that would be explained?

    • Jordan Goodson

      I can see where you could read it that way. I didn’t intend on explaining the warranty issue in the piece as it’s a bit touchy. Here is the general work around when dealing with warranty issues… If something goes wrong with your phone, re-install the default iOS version w/o jailbreaking it before taking the device in for service.

  8. ‘ve did everything but when i tried installing anything from cydia i always get size mismatch. i can not donwload anything from cydia.

    • I assume you’re asking for a carrier unlock. Jailbreaking your device is not synonymous with carrier unlocking. If you have completed your contract with your carrier you can simply call their 800 number and request they unlock your device.

  9. self sagacity

    Hi, Thanks for the tutorial. One question, your images show iphone 4s, the title reads iphone 5. Does that mean these steps can also be done on the iphone 4s?

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