There should be thousands upon thousands of users who were able to jailbreak iOS 6 into their devices. However, the Evasi0n jailbreak itself is far from perfect and there are bound to be issues and bugs. In this post, we'll try to pinpoint problems folks are experiencing regarding the latest untethered jailbreak.
Common Issues With Evasi0n iOS 6 Untethered Jailbreak & How to Fix Them
Cydia is Slow / Not Loading and Can't Add Sources / Packages
There are a lot of users experiencing these issues. Upon launching Cydia, you should notice the app is very slow, or it won't load at all. If you can navigate, adding Cydia repos and installing packages are really difficult to pull off. Considering the popularity of this new jailbreak (100,00 downloads within 10 min.), it shouldn't come as a shock many are experiencing this sort of issue. To put it simply, the Cydia server is far too overloaded. Millions are accessing Cydia right now, so there isn't any doubt things won't go smoothly. Unfortunately, this is not something that can only be fixed by exercising patience and waiting it out. To avoid frustrations, sit back and relax for about 24-48 hours. By that time, Cydia should a lot more stable.
Evasi0n Tool Can't Detect iOS Device
You may think you are qualified for a jailbreak, so it's maddening when Evasi0n can't detect your iOS device. The most likely cause is you performed an OTA update in order to get your current iOS 6 firmware. However, Evad3rs advises you to not do this. You will need to restore your device to iOS 6.1 but this time, you need to do it by downloading the required iOS 6.1 IPSW and restoring via iTunes. If Evasi0n still doesn't detect your iPhone, there might be something wrong with your computer or the USB port itself. Restart your computer and make sure that your device is properly plugged via USB, or try switching USB ports.
Evasi0n Fails While Jailbreaking
One of the main reasons Evasi0n fails is you may have enabled Passcode for your device. In the READ ME file that comes with Evasi0n, it indicates you should disable your passcode, as it can cause issues while jailbreaking. To disable your Passcode, navigate to Settings > General > Passcode Lock. If it still fails, you might consider doing a fresh iOS 6.1 install and performing the jailbreak again.
Evasi0n Stuck at "Patching Kernel"
There is a possibility while doing the jailbreak process, Evasi0n will get stuck at "Patching Kernel." The causes are currently unknown but Pod2g has tweeted a quick fix, which is done by forcing a reboot.
If the device is stuck displaying "patching kernel", you can press Power+Home for a long time to force a reboot.
After forcing a reboot, you can try the jailbreak again and hopefully, Evasi0n won't get stuck anymore.
Most of the errors you are experiencing with the Evasi0n jailbreak and Cydia can be attributed to the fact that there are millions of users trying to jailbreak and access Cydia. According to Planetbeing, they have now exceeded 4.2 terabytes of data for their Box.net mirror alone, which is nothing short of impressive. To cut it short, the new untethered is massively popular. If you wish to avoid the hair-pulling situations, I suggest you wait it out before you add your favorite Cydia sources and install your favorite jailbreak apps and tweaks.
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