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After I download Evasion 7 from computer than follow all The instructions are given, at the last Cydia won't install. I already have back up my iPad with iOS 7.0.4 then do it again but It still won't install Cydia.....only Evasion7 icon remains in iPad screen.... What should I do? Plz help

asked 05 Feb '14, 04:17

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do you have mac or pc? have you done an OTA update?

(05 Feb '14, 04:26) daniel664 daniel664's gravatar image

I've got pc (window vista which it sucks) and you mean my iTunes is in the latest version? If so, nope, i haven't done the latest update.

(05 Feb '14, 10:59) challo challo's gravatar image

1 connect to itunes and backup your device.

2 restore by clicking " restore iphone " in itunes

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3 set up as a new device

4 jailbreak

5 restore backed up data using itunes


answered 05 Feb '14, 04:38

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Mark Hack ♦

edited 05 Feb '14, 04:38

I am having the same problem. I restored my iPhone to an older backup I had. I ran all the steps but still nothing in the end. It says modifying rootfs and then the evasi0n7 is done and the app closes. Nothing after that, and I am just stuck with evasion app on my iPhone and no Cydia. When I saw some videos online it seems there is a last reboot which didn't happen in my case. With the above comment by Mark, do you mean I just backup my iPhone with evasion installed ? And then restore it to the same backup version. (So that any over the air updates do not exist ?) Or should I remove evasion app and then take a backup and restore as above ?

(05 Feb '14, 06:29) Chaitz Chaitz's gravatar image

Also can you please elaborate on step 3 ? Setup as a new device ?

(05 Feb '14, 07:32) Chaitz Chaitz's gravatar image

Err. You see the pic in the post? Please tell me you can't see the pic. Did you read the posted instructions? 1 means you do that first, then 2 you do that next and so on.

(05 Feb '14, 07:48) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image


(05 Feb '14, 08:02) daniel664 daniel664's gravatar image

Very funny justinred ! (Sarcasm) - in case u don't get it :)

(05 Feb '14, 08:42) Chaitz Chaitz's gravatar image

Thanks Mark but the above solution doesn't work in my case at least.

I think evasion doesn't finish its run as it says modifying rootfs and then the application dies. Any one has faced similar issue ? Or have any answers?

Tried it twice and did a reboot and tried again , no luck.

(05 Feb '14, 09:18) Chaitz Chaitz's gravatar image

try another system ( computer ) @chaitz

(05 Feb '14, 12:14) Mark Hack ♦ Mark%20Hack's gravatar image

@Chaitz Restore from backup is not the same as restore iPhone/iPad/iPod firmware. Look and understand the instructions that @Mark Hack posted.

(05 Feb '14, 19:37) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

This WORKS. Restore the phone to factory default, re-run the Evasi0n tool and voila! No more install disappearing and no Cydia showing up. Worked like a charm. Thanks for the advice!!!


answered 05 Feb '14, 10:46

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Patwatson , did you Settings-> General -> Reset -> Reset All Settings or did you do Erase All Content and Settings ? Just trying to find the exact options.

(05 Feb '14, 10:56) Chaitz Chaitz's gravatar image

Neither; I did the "Restore iPhone" from the iTunes screen. That does the same thing (and more) than going into the phone and erasing the settings by hand. I tried that early on, and tried reinstalling evasi0n and it didn't work. Doing the restore to factory defaults from the iTunes interface and then running evasi0n worked the first time.

(05 Feb '14, 11:03) patwatson1066 patwatson1066's gravatar image
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