Update: This tutorial has been revised to include support for the iPhone 4S on iOS 6.1.1.
One of the iOS-based devices listed above running either iOS 6, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1 or 6.1.1 (exclusive to the iPhone 4S) that hasn’t been upgraded via Apple’s over the air (OTA) update feature. If you did perform an over the air update, simply back up your device via iTunes, restore to the latest iOS 6.1 firmware (you’ll find a download link below), complete this tutorial to Jailbreak and restore from your iTunes backup to retrieve your data.
Steps (for Mac, Windows and Linux users):
1. Open evasi0n after downloading it and place the Jailbreak utility in an easy-to-access location on your computer – preferably the desktop.
If you’re on Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8, you must first set the compatibility mode to Windows XP Service Pack 2 and run the evasi0n tool as an administrator by right clicking.2. Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to your computer via a USB cable and click “Jailbreak”.
3. Ensure that your iDevice remains connected to your computer and refrain from touching it.
4. Unlock your iOS-based device when prompted, as shown in the video, and tap the Jailbreak icon once.
Note 1: The first few automated steps for evasi0n can certainly take a decent amount of time to complete and will vary depending on the amount of data on your device (for quicker results, restore to the latest iOS 6.1 firmware and then Jailbreak – see the above section about OTA updating).
Note 2: If you have a security passcode set, you’ll be required to remove it before you can fully Jailbreak, otherwise you may encounter issues.
Congratulations, you now have an Untethered Jailbreak on iOS 6, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, 6.1 or 6.1.1!
Jailbreak iOS 6.1.1 on the iPhone 4S: If you have an iPhone 4S running Apple’s latest 6.1.1 firmware, watch the below video in its entirety for a step-by-step guide.
Untethered: Your iOS-based device is Untethered, which means you won’t be required to plug in via USB and re-run a certain part of the utility every time you wish to reboot – simply power your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad off and back on again.