With the release of checkra1n jailbreak tool, now you can jailbreak iPhone 5S to iPhone X on IOS 12 and IOS 13. The tool is available for macOS only at the moment. Support for windows and linux OS will be released soon. This jailbreak is permanent and will be available for these devices on all future IOS versions by apple.
How does this jailbreak work?
checkra1n is officially released by @qwertyoruiopz. This tool uses a bootrom exploit “checkm8” which was released by @axi0mX. The exploit is unpatchable and will be used on all IOS versions released by Apple in the future. It cannot be fixed by Apple without a hardware replacement.
iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X , iPad 2 , iPad Mini (1st gen), iPad (3rd gen), iPad (4th gen), iPad mini 4, iPad Pro (12.9 in.) 1st gen, iPad 2018 (6th gen), iPad 2019, (7th gen), iPad Pro 10.5″ (2017) , iPad Pro 12.9″ 2nd Gen (2017), iPod touch (5th Gen). (iPhone 4, 4S, 5, 5C might be supported in near future).
iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max and any other device with A12-A13 chips are not compatible.
Compatible IOS Versions:
iOS 12.3, iOS 12.3.1, iOS 12.3.2, iOS 12.4, iOS 12.4.1, iOS 12.4.2, iOS 12.4.3, iOS 13, iOS 13.1, iOS 13.1.1, iOS 13.1.2, iOS 13.1.3, iOS 13.2, iOS 13.2.2, and any newer iOS version released by apple in future.
How to Jailbreak?
Checkra1n on Windows or Linux OS?
Only the macOS dmg file is available at the moment. You can use a Virtual machine on the Windows or Linux operating system to run macOS and use mac apps in a virtual environment. You cannot jailbreak directly without a mac like you used to jailbreak iOS 12 with unc0ver. Checkra1n team is planning to release the windows tool soon. You can always visit checkra1n official website to check if it is released for windows or not.
Also Read: How to Jailbreak iOS 12 using unc0ver.
This Guide is for educational purpose only. I do not take any responsibility if you brick or damage your idevice. Although this Jailbreak does not damage or brick your device as it is proven to be working fully.
- Download checkra1n tool from here.
- Drag checkra1n app folder to Applications.
- Run checkra1n app from Applications. You may get a warning saying “Cannot open App because it is downloaded from an unsecure source”. In that case, go to System Preferences -> Security. and click Allow.
- Connect your iPhone or iPad (Device to be jailbroken) to Mac.
- Click on start. The app will put your device into recovery mode first.
- Put your device into DFU mode by pressing the volume down and power button for a few seconds, then release the power button and keep holding the power button.
- Once in DFU mode, it will start jailbreaking the device. The process will be completed in a few seconds.
- Your device is Jailbreaked successfully. You can see
checkra1nicon on your home screen. Run the app and click on Cydia to install it.
That’s it. You have successfully jailbroken your iPhone. Now you can install unlimited apps, tweaks, and themes from Cydia. This Jailbreak cannot install
Also Read: How to add different repos in Cydia to get the latest themes and tweaks.
If you have iCloud Locked iPhone then this jailbreak can also bypass activation lock on your iOS device. Because this jailbreak gives you access to the root file system of your iDevice. And you can easily delete or rename setup.app from root file system. This is same method which was previously used for iPhone 4.
The jailbreak is in Beta stage. Hopefully, many improvements will be made in the future.