As we are covering the official evad3rs updates on this website, lots of emails are stacking up on my email account related to errors and troubleshooting the evasi0n jailbreak tool. As the evad3rs have been very busy compiling evasi0n for all of us, they have had very less time to deal with all the errors that are popping around with the use of this tool. As I have tested this tool, overall it goes on pretty smoothly without any errors.
Error 1: Cydia not loading up and cydia packages not installing
Cydia related errors are currently happening due to intense server overload on the cydia’s servers. Saurik is onto it and is busy fixing this issue. It is not caused by some technical problem in your idevice rather it is occuring simply due to millions of people are trying to access Cydia at the same point of time. See this tweet from pod2g below..
Update #1: Cydia Telesphoreo repo has been fixed, you can access it now if you still can’t, change your DNS to Google’s 188.8.131.52 server and try to access it again.
Update #2: Cydia has been fixed permanently by Saurik.
Error 2: Does evasi0n support OTA update
No, If you updated to iOS 6.1 via OTA (over-the-air update) it won’t work on your idevice. Here’s a quick solution :
Step 1: Firstly make a full backup of your device
Step 2: Update to iOS 6.1 using iTunes
Error 3: evasi0n does not work and fails or crashes everytime
It is happening because you have a passcode enabled on your idevice or you have left iTunes running during the jailbreaking process. Here’s the fix..
Disable the passcode lock on your idevice
Don’t touch your computer while evasi0n is running
Error 4: evasi0n gets stuck on “patching kernel”
If your idevice gets stuck on displaying “patching kernel” don’t worry, be patient as it takes time as long as 15 minutes :(. If it still doesn’t progress, press Power+Home button for a long time to force a reboot. Then again jailbreak your idevice from the very beginning.
Error 5 : evasi0n doesn’t recognize my idevice
Although it’s working fine on every idevice as I have personally tested it. Make sure your idevice is supported, see the official list below.
iPod Touch 4th Generation
iPod Touch 5th Generation
iPad with Retina Display 3rd and 4th Generation
As of now, any generation of the Apple TV is not supported. If it still doesn’t work, restart your computer system or try to switch the USB ports, as they can cause havoc sometimes.
Error 6: evasi0n is stuck on “finding offsets”
This part of the entire process takes a bit of time like around 8-10 minutes. If you still see no progress, do a Power+Home button force reboot your idevice.
Error 7: Jailbreak button appears to be grey/disabled, when the idevice is connected
This occurs because your iTunes backup is not protected by a password. You need to re-enable password protected backups again once the whole process gets over.
Error 8: Weather app crashing
If you have an iPad, an extra Weather app will appear after this is completely finished. It is just hidden in a .plist extension configuration file. The evad3rs dev team member David Wang aka planetbeing is currently working on this bug fix with a Cydia patch obviously. See the below tweet from musclenerd…
Update : Fix the weather app not working error/bug by installing 2 cydia packages,by re-jailbreaking with the updated version of the tool
Error 9: idevice freezes and gets stuck at Apple logo on booting
This problem is because of a random boot bug or it might be occuring due to an incompatible tweak. You can use any of the 3 solutions given below..
Hold Power+Home buttons to force reboot your idevice and it should work normally with the next reboot.
If it still doesn’t work, try increasing the volume while booting
Uninstall Activator and Sbsettings tweaks
Update : You can fix the long reboot bug through Cydia or by jailbreaking again with the updated version of the tool, see the how-to guide
Error 10: idevice displaying wrong time zone and time after evasi0n jailbreak
As we are always updating this article with latest errors and bug fixes. We have been seeing a new bug that involves the wrong time zone and time after using evasi0n tool. To fix the incorrect time error toggle “Set Automatically” option to OFF. For the wrong time zone, follow this method below…
Step 1: Navigate to Settings > General > Date and Time > Set Automatically > ON
Step 2: Now you need to go back again to Settings > Privacy > Location Services (ensure it’s set to on) > System Services > Setting Time Zone. Set this option to ON.
Error 11: Cydia appears small after rebooting (quarter screen bug)?
This error or bug is known as the quarter screen bug. This bug looks like this on an iPad and iPhone (shown below).
A lot of users are reporting this quarter screen bug. The root cause of this is that you might have installed an tweak incompatible with iOS 6 running on your idevice. Follow the method given below to solve the issue.
Step 1: Firstly we need to disable all the tweaks. Reboot your idevice while holding the volume up button. .
Step 2: Launch Cydia and uninstall all iOS 6 incompatible tweaks.
If this doesn’t work for you, to use Cydia again, just respring your idevice. However, respringing is not a permanent solution, it will again cause the same problem after the next reboot, you will need to repeat this once more to solve this issue.
Error 12: Your device needs to be activated before jailbreak
As asked by our reader in comments section below, evasion tool will not activate your idevice. You need to do this manually using redsn0w and then re-jailbreak. Follow the directions below on how to activate your device.
Step 1: Launch redsn0w > Extras > Select IPSW > iOS 6.0 (only select this firmware even if you are running 6.1 version) > Back.
Step 2: Click jailbreak > Back > select iOS 6.0 > Just Boot.
The activation of your idevice is finished now you just need to use the guides given below for the rest of the part.
Error 13: No sound after jailbreaking with evasi0n tool
There are many possible fixes for this issue.
Fix 1: Using airplay and manage sounds for dockconnector or headphones.
Fix 2: Fresh restore your idevice via iTunes and make sure the sound is correctly working. If it works perfectly, it is a bug and your speakers are all fine.
If these methods don’t work for you, try the method given below. This method is for advanced users only and beware that deleting com.apple.iapd.plist might cause problems with hardware devices like FM transmitters, Nike sport add-ons and others.
Step 1: Jailbreak your idevice
Step 2: Download and install iFile package through Cydia.
Step 3: Go to System/Library/LaunchDaemons. Now locate com.apple.iapd.plist on the right hand column, then right click and select Delete.
Step 4: Close iFile and reboot your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
This will definitely fix the sound issues on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Error14:AllmyCydia tweaks are deleted after evasi0n jailbreak
There are many apps for this very purpose of backing up your Cydia tweaks and packages, some popular ones are listed below.
Error 15: No jailbreak icon appears on the homescreen using evasi0n
Make sure you take a look at other pages as well, it will most probably lie there only. If this is not the case, try again using the latest evasi0n 1.4 tool or make a fresh restore and try again.
Error 16: No notifications appearing on lockscreen using evasi0n
This problem is caused if you have an HTML lockscreen theme installed. A winterboard bug hides notifications from appearing on the lockscreen if you have an HTML lockscreen theme like the Existenz theme as shown above.
Error 17: Bluetooth pairing issue after evasi0n jailbreak
In this case, your idevice will attempt the pairing but will fail and not connect properly. Here’s an easy workaround, Auxo tweak messes with your idevice’s bluetooth. What you want to do now is…
Reboot into safe mode
Pair with the desired device
Error 18: Error 21 occuring on iPhone 4, can’t restore properly
You need to temporarily disable all antivirus, firewall and anti-spyware softwares installed on your computer system. Then try a re-jb.
Other errors and fixes
Disable the passcode lock on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
DO NOT run itunes, tinyumbrella, xcode or any other idevice tools while you are using evasion.
If you ever get stuck, it’s completely safe to restart evasi0n tool and force reboot your idevice using Power+Home button.
If it still doesn’t work, make a fresh restore of iOS 6.1 and retry again.
Always use all tools with complete administrator rights only.
Evasi0n only works in IOS 6.0 to ios 6.1.2 !!!! Do not try to jailbreak ios 6.1.3 / ios 7.x.x with evasi0n, you may end up bricking your idevice. Then you will need to update your device to latest ios via itunes.