With the Evasi0n iOS 6.x Untethered Jailbreak reaching 100,000 downloads within the first 10 minutes, it is safe to say this will be a record breaking Jailbreak in terms of the sheer numbers of Jailbroken devices. As there is a ton of new Jailbroken devices, along with people who have never Jailbroken before I thought it would be good to cover some of the common errors associated with Evasi0n and the iOS 6.x Untethered Jailbreak as a whole.
Along with any new Jailbreak tool release and Jailbreak release in general there is always some bugs that get brought up along with common occurrences. In this article we will take a look at some of the most common errors with the iOS 6.x Untethered Jailbreak and provide solutions.
Cydia Is Not Loading And Packages Not Installing
The most common error people are experiencing right now is problems with Cydia. This involves either Cydia not being able to download tweaks / themes (packages) or Cydia not loading whatsoever. This is the most common error that we see when any new big Jailbreak is released and it is simply due to the amount of people trying to access Cydia and download packages. There is unfortunately not solution to this problem besides waiting it out and trying again later. Generally within 24-48 hours Cydia will run at full steam again.
Evasi0n Doesn’t Recognize My Device
Evasi0n doesn’t recognize your device eh? Well, if this is the case it is likely because you did an over-the-air update to whatever firmware version you are running now. To fix this you will need to backup your device and then re-update to iOS 6.1 using iTunes. More information on this can be found in our official Evasi0n preparation guide. If, after doing this, Evasi0n still does not recognize your device, make sure it is supported, restart your computer and switch USB ports.
Evasi0n Fails And Is Not Working
This is a pretty vague statement, but generally if Evasi0n is not functioning correctly it is because you have a Passcode on your device or iTunes opened during the Jailbreaking procedure. Ensure that you disable the Passcode lock on your device and DO NOT touch your computer during the Jailbreaking process. If you are still experiencing troubles doing a fresh restore to iOS 6.1 will likely fix your troubles.
Evasi0n Is Stuck At “Patching Kernal”
Pod2G sent out a tweeted earlier explaining that if your device is stuck displaying “patching kernel”, you can press Power plus Home for a long time to force a reboot. You can then try re-Jailbreaking your device keeping in mind the suggestions explained in the previous point if you run into troubles again.
Those are the most common errors I came across over Twitter and reading through comments on our website. If you have any other troubles let us know in the comments section and I will try my best to help you out.
UPDATE #1: Cydia and Evasi0n errors caused by server overload, more information is available by clicking here.