iPhone Help with jailbreaking iPhone 5

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Loangermayer, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Loangermayer macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2013
    Ok so I really wanna jailbreak my iPhone 5 but I'm really nervous it might "brick" even though its a rare occurrence. I was thinking of using Evasi0n to complete the jailbreak but I need an opinion on what is best to use.. Also before you jailbreak you have to create a back up, and I'm not sure if that means just to back it up and Keep everything on your phone how it is, or back it up and restore it to factory settings then do the jailbreak and put everything back on it? Please help!
  2. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020


    Aug 15, 2011
    evasi0n is your only choice as far as jailbreaking your iPhone 5 goes. Do the following:

    1. Connect your phone to iTunes and perform a backup.
    2. Restore your phone using "Restore iPhone" button.
    3. After restore completes, restore your phone from backup done in Step #1.
    4. Download evasi0n and jailbreak your phone.
  3. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030


    Apr 11, 2012
    Dude there's no need for 2 threads back to back posting the EXACT same thing.

    -Evasion is the only tool you can use
    -Backup your phone with iCloud or iTunes
    -Restore your device to 6.1
    -Jailbreak device with evasion
    -Sync everything back on your device

    FYI it's IMPOSSIBLE to brick your device with evasion. What you do with root access is your decision. You could screw something up forcing a DFU restore, but unless your hacking the hardware, you will never brick your device. It'll always be fixable by at least a DFU restore barring any hardware failure.
  4. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    Spend a few hours reading and learning just search jailbreaking restoring best tweaks etc. reading and learning is only going to benefit you.
  5. Enjoylife1788 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2011
    Ideally, it's impossible to brick an ios device because of dfu mode. Unless you are an advanced user and deliberately trying to brick the device. Worst case scenario, you will have to restore in dfu mode.

    So be confident and go for it.

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