iPhone 5s – iPhone X, iOS 12.4.4 and up
Currently, all devices released between the iPhone 5s and iPhone X are supported excluding the iPad Air 2, iPad 5th Gen, and iPad Pro 1st Gen. Support for the iPhone 5s, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, and iPad Air is experimental. Use at your own risk.
You can check which version of iOS you have on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch via the Settings app. To do so, navigate to Settings > General > About. You’ll see the version number to the right of the “Version” entry on the About Page.
There are lots of tools available for jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad. But some are more user-friendly than others. Let’s take a closer look at the semi-tethered Checkra1n.
Checkra1n was developed by Italian hacker and security researcher Luca Todesco, also known as qwertyoruiop, drawing inspiration from the previously released exploit checkm8, and released in late 2019. It’s a semi-tethered jailbreak for iPad and iPhone, which means it has to be relaunched at every boot. Checkra1n currently supports devices running iOS 12.3 and up. But since the software is still in beta, support for iPhone 5s, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air should be considered experimental. And if you’re using a first generation iPad Pro, fifth generation iPad or an iPad Air 2, you’re unfortunately out of luck. But how do you use Checkra1n?
The jailbreak is currently only available for macOS, but versions for Linux and Windows are on their way. Using it is very simple and more devices are being supported with every release. Let’s go through the steps of jailbreaking your iOS-based device with the help of Checkra1n.
Step one. Simply download Checkra1n from links below. Make sure to get the version corresponding to your operating system.
Checkra1n Download Links for iOS
● checkra1n 0.9.7 beta
Checkra1n Download Links for tvOS
● checkra1n 0.9.7 beta
Step two. Click on the downloaded file in order to install the software.
Step three. Launch to software and get ready to connect your iOS-device.
Click Open to confirm you’d like to launch the checkra1n app.
Step four. Plug your iOS device into your computer and click the start-button available in Checkra1n.
Step five. Your iOS-device will now need to enter Device Firmware Upgrade Mode (DFU) enabling Checkra1n to do its magic.
Step six. If your device doesn’t enter DFU automatically, you will be guided through the steps by the software.
Step seven. Once in DFU, Checkra1n will begin jailbreaking your device.
Step eight. One the process has completed successfully, simply launch the newly installed Checkra1n-loader on your device. Then select Cydia and click install.
Step nine. Cydia will now install on your device, and will be available from the springboard. This enables you to install unique software and make full use of your newly jailbroken device.
Now that your device is jailbroken. You’ll have access to a vast library of amazing software and tweaks.