Guess what folks! Good news! Looks like T-Mobile iPhone 5, 4S and 4 will be iOS 6 evasi0n jailbreak ready as according to two T-Mobile representatives I spoke to today, the iPhones will all come equipped with iOS 6.0 (Instructions for jailbreaking below) . As if the contract-free plans debuting April 12th on the iPhone 5, 4S and 4 weren't exciting enough, the fact that you can jailbreak each device with iOS 6 evasi0n jailbreak just sweetens the deal.
I spoke with T-Mobile representatives at both my local T-Mobile store today and the 1-800-T-Mobile Customer service department, and both confirmed the new iPhone would come stock with iOS 6.0 installed and upgrade to iOS 6.1 would be optional ( Note: Though this is verbatim what the sales staff told me, I'm pretty sure the upgrade to 6.1 would actually be 6.1.3 so stay away from the optional upgrade!) Of course to make sure this is absolutely the case, anyone can walk into T-Mobile after April 12th, ask to see the iPhone 5 on display, and navigate to the settings to ensure 6.0 is the operating system running on the new iPhone.
For those who have never completed a jailbreak before or are new to the jailbreak community, iOS 6 was jailbroken untethered back in February of this year by the Evasi0n jailbreak team which includes, David aka @planetbeing, Nikkias aka @pimskeks, Cyril aka @pod2g, and Eric aka @MuscleNerd. The jailbreak works on all iOS devices including the iPhone 5, 4S, 4 and 3GS, iPad 2, 3, and 4, iPad Mini and iPod Touch.
Though Apple released iOS 6.1, 6.1.1 and 6.1.2, it was 6.1.3 that finally broke the evasion jailbreak, patching 4 of the 8 vulnerabilities used to create the evasion iOS 6 untethered jailbreak (Note: If your iPhone is running iOS 6.0, 6.1, 6.1.1 or 6.1.2, it can be jailbroken with Evasi0n. iOS 6.1.3, however, cannot so DO NOT UPDATE!)
In listening to members of the community, most heeded the warning of the Evasi0n jailbreak team and avoided the upgrade to iOS 6.1.3 but for a few, their jailbreak was lost, due to needing to restore or accidental upgrade.
The good news is, if your contract is nearly through or you are interested in a new iPhone T-Mobile's latest "Simple Choice" plan is amazing, offering a 16GB iPhone 5 for $99 down and $20 per month for two years or $579.99 outright. T-Mobile will also feature the iPhone 4S, which costs $69.99 upfront and $20 a month and the iPhone 4 at $14.99 plus a $15 a month. iPhone 4 and 4S cannot be pre-ordered through T-Mobile however.
T-Mobile's rate plans are pretty great to at just $50, $60 or $70 dollars a month for unlimited data, text and talk is a way better deal than you'll find anywhere. Seriously.
But anyway, so say you've pre-ordered your T-Mobile iPhone 5, 4S or 4 already and want to know how to jailbreak it with Evasi0n, the process is pretty simple and instructions can be found below. I've also included a helpful video and instructions from iDownloadBlog to aid you in the process.
How to Jailbreak iPhone 5, 4S and 4 with Evasi0n (From iDownloadBlog)
Note: For emphasis, your device must be running either iOS 6.0, iOS 6.0.1, iOS 6.0.2, iOS 6.1, 6.1.1 or 6.1.2 for evasi0n to work. If your device is not running iOS 6.x, then you will need yo upgrade your device to the latest firmware. This jailbreak tool does not work for Apple TV devices, see notes below for more information. Also, as we told you in our iOS 6 jailbreak preparation tutorial, make sure you perform any necessary backups of your device. Although there shouldn't be any issues, it's always best to backup your data just in case.
Step 1: Download evasi0n for Mac via our downloads page, and extract the package.
Step 2: Double click the evasi0n app to run it.
Step 3: If your device has a passcode set, unlock your device and go to Settings > General Passcode > Lock > and select Turn Passcode Off.
Step 4: Plug in your iDevice to your computer. This can be any device running iOS 6.x, except for Apple TV devices.
Step 5: You should see a message on the evasi0n tool that it has detected your device. Once an eligible device is detected, the Jailbreak button will become clickable.
Step 6: Click Jailbreak, and the jailbreak process will begin.
Step 7: Several automatic steps will now be performed, including preparing jailbreak data, injecting jailbreak data, rebooting the device, uploading Cydia, and uploading the Cydia packages list. This may take a few minutes, so be patient.
Step 8: Once the steps listed in step 7 have completed, you should now see a screen asking you unlock your device. Once your device is unlocked, you should see a new app icon on your Home screen called "Jailbreak". Tap this Jailbreak app icon just ONCE, and the screen should go black and then return to the Home screen.
Step 09: You will see more messages like injecting jb data messages, and Root Filesystem successfully remounted on the evasi0n tool.
Step 10: Once the process is completed, you will see a "Done!" message on the evasi0n tool. Your device will now reboot. Be patient for this portion, because the first boot will take longer due to performing first time setup. Be aware that the device might restart several times.
Step 11:Your iDevice will now display a large Evasi0n logo sitting on a white background. The first time, you'll see a series of brief (sometimes very brief) messages. These messages include:
- Setting up fstab and AFC2
- Setting up Cydia
- Setting up Cydia packages
- Clearing SpringBoard Cache
Again, the first set of messages on the white evasi0n background are there very briefly, blink and you might miss them. Afterwards, your device will reboot for the final time. Once your device reboots, you'll again be presented with the white evasi0n screen with several messages. This time the messages include the following:
- Initializing offsets
- Finding offsets
- Patching kernel
- Cleaning up!
- Done! Continuing boot
After these final steps, you'll be taken to your Lock screen, signifying that the jailbreak process is completed.
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