The latest jailbreak to be released is called Checkra1n. Built on the checkm8 bootrom exploit, the jailbreak works on iOS 12.3 and higher – read on for all the details.
How to Download Checkra1n?
Before you go ahead and download the jailbreak, here’s some important information:
- You need your computer to install the jailbreak on your iPhone or iPad, and, right now, it is only supported on macOS – Windows support is expected in the near future.
- Checkra1n is semi-untethered, which means that, whenever you reboot your device, you will need your Mac to reactivate the jailbreak
- The jailbreak is supported on A5 to A11 64-bit devices – see list below
- It works on iOS 12.3 right up to the latest iOS 13 firmware
- A jailbreak is an experimental tool on the iPad Air, iPad Mini2, 3, and iPhone 5S
- The default package manager is Cydia, but support for Sileo and others is expected soon
Checkra1n jailbreak works on these devices on iOS 12.3 or higher:
- iPhone 5S
- iPhone 6/6S
- iPhone 6/6S Plus
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 7/7 Plus
- iPhone 8/8 Plus
- iPhone X/XR/XS/XS Max
- iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max ( Unconfirmed )
- iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation)
- iPad (9.7-inch)
- iPad Mini 2
- iPad Mini 3
- iPad Mini 4
How to Download and Install Checkra1n Jailbreak?
Right now, as we said, this only works on the macOS – as and when Windows support is added, we’ll update you with the details. For now, so long as you have one of the above devices on the required iOS firmware, follow these steps:
- Fire up your Mac and connect your device to it using the official lightning cable
- If a message appears, asking you to Trust your device, click on Yes
- Next, download Checkra1n onto your Mac
- Find the file on your computer and double-click on the .dmg file, so it opens
- Drag the checkra1n app and drop it into your Applications folder
- Launch your Applications folder and right-click Checkra1n
- From the dropdown menu, click on Show Package Contents
- Then, click on Checkra1n > Contents and then on MacOS.
- Double-click the file called checkra1n_gui, and the jailbreak should open
- Check that your device has been recognized by the jailbreak and then click the Start button
- You will be requested to put your device into DFU so click the Next button
- Click Start and the instructions will appear on the screen – follow them to put your iPhone or iPad into DFU
- The jailbreak will now begin the process of exploiting and jailbreaking your device
- The verbose boot screen will appear with the Checkra1n theme – leave your device connected until the process has finished
- When it’s done, close the app and go to your homepage
- Open the Checkra1n loader and tap on Cydia
- Tap Install Cydia and wait
- The app will shut down when its finished, and Cydia should be on your home screen.
Your device has been jailbroken successfully using the Chekra1n utility.
Installing Sileo Package Manager
Cydia is the default package manager for Checkra1n but, if you prefer, you can use Sileo. To do that, you need to add a new repository to Cydia:
- Open Cydia and tap on Sources
- Tap Edit>Add and type one of the following URLs into the box
- Tap on Add Source, and Cydia will install it.
Be aware that, by doing this, Cydia will be uninstalled, and Sileo will replace it with the default shell set as zsh.
Deleting Checkra1n Jailbreak:
Sometimes you may find that you need to delete the jailbreak from your iPhone or iPad. It could be that it doesn’t work, or you decided that you no longer want it. Whatever the reason, deleting it is simple:
- Install Cydia Eraser from Cydia
- Open Cydia Eraser and tap Delete All Data An Unjailbreak Device
- Tap Delete All and wait – when the process is complete, your device reboots t the iOS version you were on when you installed the jailbreak.
Alternatively, restore your device using iTunes.
With jailbreak thin on the ground now, we should grab each one as it comes along. Install Checkra1n and enjoy it!