iPhone Does evasi0n require Intel, or can I run it on a 10.5.8 PowerPC iMac?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by utahman130, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. clockworkorange macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    the requirements (as listed on the evasi0n website):

    * 5 minutes of your time!
    * A computer, running Windows (XP minimum), Mac OS X (10.5 minimum) or Linux (x86 / x86_64)
    * An iPhone, iPad or iPod running iOS 6.0 through 6.1 (you may check in Settings / General / About => Version)
    *A USB cable to connect the device to the computer
    Mac OS X 10.5 is Leopard, it is available for both Intel and PowerPC Macs. so to answer your question, No, you don't need an Intel Processor to run evasi0n.app
  2. utahman130 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2012
    I don't know, because most apps I download, even if they say for 10.5, require an intel processor. I'm stuck at school, and want to know if I can jailbreak my 5 on my computer.
  3. clockworkorange macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    it's not really an "App", it's listed as a volume in OS X (like a flash drive), so it should work.

    HMM... Activity monitor lists the process as Intel, any powerpc people would like to chime in, my iMac took a nose dive and haven't gotten around to replacing the screen =(
  4. dontpannic macrumors 6502


    May 16, 2011
    Orpington, Kent, UK
    ...and the volume contains? An app!

    I would assume it won't work on PowerPC.
  5. Xenomorph macrumors 65816


    Aug 6, 2008
    St. Louis
    Both evasi0n and the version of iTunes it needs (for libraries and such) are Intel-only.

    Run Windows XP in a virtual machine if you have a PowerPC Mac.
  6. utahman130 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2012
    Is there any free software for that?
  7. Siggen macrumors 6502

    Apr 1, 2011
    Oslo, Norway
    I would think it does require an Intel CPU. The app is so small I can hardly believe they could fit both PPC and x86 binaries there


    Yes, I dont know if it runs on PCC, VirtualBox is the bomb when it comes to free virtualization. Next in line is Parallels which is pricy (I bought it), or VMWare which is behind VirtualBox in next to all personal uses.

    I mention all in case one of them does not have PPC support.

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