It’s a very rare occasion that a jailbreak release goes without a hitch, and same has been the case with the Evasi0n7 untethered jailbreak for iOS 7. First involved in a fair share of controversy, and then lack of proper Cydia Substrate support for Apple’s latest A7 devices – there are still some issues which are in dire need of resolution.
If you’re in the ownership of the Retina display iPad mini with cellular capabilities then it’s highly likely that you ran into some teething issues pertaining to your device going into a boot loop when performing the jailbreak.
While the fix posted is more of a workaround than a proper fix, it comes from none other than jailbreak supremo Pod2g himself. He posted the workaround on Twitter, saying:
Anyone with an iPad Mini Retina Cellular that can’t be jb, try:
1. restore and set a passcode.
2. when evasi0n7 asks to unlock, wait 30 seconds, then unlock.
Also, try that without a SIM, and please report if you had success. Thanks.
There’s a chance that the above steps might not work for everyone, and your device might go into a boot loop again, if that’s the case then try all the steps again on a Windows 7 PC. Using Windows version of Evasi0n has done the trick for some. The most important step is to wait for at least 30 seconds when prompted to unlock your device, so be sure to take note of this before you even begin. If nothing works, just wait for an update to Evasi0n tool to fix the problem.
There are reports doing rounds on different social networks that the steps worked in one go for a lot of users, so hopefully it will work for you as well.
For tutorials on how-to jailbreak, check out:
- iOS 7 – 7.0.4 Jailbreak: Download Evasi0n 7 For iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, iPad, iPod touch [Windows / Mac]
- Jailbreak iOS 7 – 7.0.4 Untethered On iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4s And More With Evasi0n 7 [Video Tutorial]