The problems for Evasi0n 7, which has been released in December, have been piling up for those users who downloaded it immediately after its release, even while being caught by surprise by the quick and unannounced release.
In this article we are going to try solving a few of these problems.
Infinite reboot loop
The cause of this problem is usually MobileSubstrate, which was not compatible with the first version of evasi0n 7, but which is now updated and identified under the name Cydia Substrate. If you’re not able to boot up your device, you will have to go into DFU mode and restore. If you are able to boot, then go into Cydia and remove tweaks that are based on MobileSubstrate.
After you go through these steps, install the jailbreak again. For an iPad AIr 2 you should use version 1.0.2, or otherwise download version 1.0.1. This will stop the endless reboot loop. After that you can reinstall your tweaks and they should function properly.
If your process of jailbreaking itself crashes (using evasi0n 7, the process shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes) – then what evad3rs recommends is shutting down your PC, restart it, rebooting your device and start the jailbreaking again.
Apple Logo crash
A very common problem for the users who downloaded the jailbreak, it is regularly generated by the fact that you upgraded the iOS firmware using the OTA method, which is something incompatible with the jailbreak itself. An excuse for this is the quick release of the jailbreak, but the problem still is and still needs to be fixed:
Utilize a hard reset by holding your HOME and POWER buttons down for approximately 10 seconds and then execute the jailbreak again;
If this doesn’t help, then you must connect your device to your PC (in DFU), and then hold down the POWER and HOME buttons for approximately 10 seconds, then release the POWER and continue holding HOME until iTunes will report a Device in Recovery. Using a back-up made before the jailbreak, restore your device.
If none of the first two steps work, then your hope is the two updates that evad3rs have released for Evasi0n 7 – v1.0.1 which remove Taig from the jailbreak and, in the case of iPad Air 2, v.1.0.2. By installing one of these you might fix the problem, otherwise just restore and try a new update, whenever evad3rs release one.
Activation Lock crash
During the jailbreak you might be asked about your Apple ID. This is an attempt by Apple to prevent theft. You can only solve this by providing the password, if you know it (if the device was bought by you), or you can ask the previous owner what the password is using a secondary phone.
Evasi0n doesn’t open on your Mac
GateKeeper on OS X 10.11.1 or higher will usually generate this problem. To solve it, , right click on the desktop app for Evasi0n, choose Open and then Open again in the next box, and then the problem should be solved. Otherwise, right clicking and selecting again is a good idea.
Configuring system crash
This is an issue that commonly appears during the jailbreaking process. It has been reported by evad3rs that slow machines tend to have this issue more frequently. They have also recommended repeating the procedure on another computer, to see if that solves it.
Other helpful tips:
For Windows users who can’t open the Evasi0n application, you should always right click and choose Run As Administrator;
It is not recommended to run processes that will execute iTunes while the jailbreaking process itself is being ran;
Make sure you disable your passcode lock before you begin;
For security reasons, ALWAYS back up your device before you execute the jailbreak to make sure your files and information will not be lost in the process;
A clean restore using iTunes is recommended before you jailbreak if you have upgraded your firmware using the OTA method;
You need to be patient and careful when you are using jailbreak tweaks and apps on a new A7 64-bit chip device, or else you might run into problems. The developers are constantly updating jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 apps and tweaks to support iOS 9.3.3 and the newer devices.