Category: Jailbreak Guide

How to Jailbreak iOS 14.8 Using Checkra1n on iPhone or iPad

Here’s how to use the popular checkra1n jailbreak utility to jailbreak iOS 14.8 and iPadOS 14.8 on some older Apple devices.

Jailbreak Compatible Devices:

  • iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and SE
  • iPad 5th generation
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Pro 1st generation

Preparations Before Jailbreaking:

  • Delete any iOS 14.8 OTA update file from Settings > Storage and reboot your device before attempting to jailbreak it.
  • A computer running macOS.
  • The latest version of iTunes installed if using a Mac running anything prior to macOS Catalina.
  • Make sure to create a backup of all important data on your device before proceeding with the jailbreaking steps.

Step 1:

Open a web browser and head over to checkra.in and download the latest version of the checkra1n app for your Mac.

Step 2:

Open the downloaded DMG file and install the checka1n app to your /Applications folder.

checkra1n-applications

Step 3:

If the built-in macOS security settings won’t allow your Mac to open the app you will need to follow the steps below. If everything opens without any issues you can skip and move on to step 4:

  1. Head into the System Preferences app and select the Security & Privacy option.
  2. Select “Open Anyway” followed by “Open” and enter your administrator password when prompted.
  3. Try to run the checkra1n app again and you shouldn’t have any issues.

Step 4:

Launch the checkra1n app from your /Applications folder. Head into the checkra1n Options and check the Allow untested iOS/iPadOS/tvOS versions option. Now, select Back.

Allow untested iOS

Step 5:

Connect your device to the Mac using the necessary cable and click on the Start option. Select OK and then keep an eye on the checkra1n app.

Step 6:

Choose “Next” and then follow the instructions that the checkra1n app provides to you to get your device into DFU mode.

Step 7:

Once the DFU mode is activated and detected, Checkra1n will detect the device and start the jailbreak process. This will restart your device multiple times, so keep in mind that this is normal and a required part of this process.

How to Install SafeShutdown for Apple iPhone/iPad

SafeShutdown is a tweak designed to help avoid situations where the device battery runs out and you have to jailbreak again. It does this by initiating a “fake shutdown” when your battery reaches a set percentage. When the device is plugged in and charged to the set restart percentage, it undoes all changes and resprings, thus waking up the device.

Once enabled, the device will be completely unusable. If you want to override SafeShutdown and use the remaining battery, you can enable the emergency wake-up feature in the settings.

What happens when “fake shutdown” is enabled? The screen is turned off and disabled, low power mode is enabled, all buttons and touches are ignored, wake up when raised, notifications, alarms and timers are blocked, the flashlight is turned off, screen recording is stopped and saved, all apps are exited but not from apps deleted from the program switcher, all sounds and vibrations are disabled and so on.

Compatible Devices:

  • iPhone/iPad that compatibles with iOS 10 to 14

Install SafeShutdown:

  1. Open Cydia, tap on Search.
  2. Type: SafeShutdown, then tap on Install/Get.

Set Up SafeShutdown:

  1. Go to Settings > SafeShutdown.
  2. Settings-SafeShutdown
  3. Adjust the value of SHUTDOWN PERCENTAGE to 5.0.
  4. In this condition, your device saves the remaining 5% battery power. And the SafeShutdown tweak does not allow your device to disconnect.

    Adjust SHUTDOWN PERCENTAGE
  5. Enable the first slider under EMERGENCY WAKE UP.
  6. You can wake up your device by pressing the volume down button three times fast.

    EMERGENCY WAKE UP

Optional Settings

The developer added some features to warn you that the device will be shut down soon, which is great. For example, an alert feature will be very useful because you will be ready to activate SafeShutdown in advance.

In addition, you can turn on the power saving mode when SafeShutdown is enabled. You can also set the charge level for a notification or set a countdown timer for SafeShutdown.

Sentinel Alternative to SafeShutdown to Keep Your iDevice Jailbroken

Sentinel is designed to help you avoid re-jailbreaking your device when the battery runs out. When the battery power reaches the percentage set by the user, it will initiate a false shutdown. This makes Sentinel the best alternative to SafeShutdown. If you encounter problems when using SafeShutdown, then you can try this tweak.

Compatible Devices:

  • iPhone/iPad that compatibles with iOS 12.0 ~ iOS 14.7.1

Install Sentinel:

  1. Open Cydia.
  2. Tap on Sources, then click Edit.
  3. Tap on Add and type: https://apt.cydia.love/
  4. Tap on Add Source.
  5. Open Cydia, tap on Search.
  6. Type: Sentinel and install it.

Set Up Sentinel:

  1. Go to Settings > Sentinel.
  2. Enable the sliders under ENABLE/DISABLE TWEAK and ENABLE/DISABLE TWEAK WARNING POPUP.
  3. Adjust the value of SHUTDOWN% to 5% or higher.
  4. Set Up Sentinel

When your device reaches the set percentage, it will initiate a fake shutdown. This enables a built-in iOS utility called Hibernation, which can also be found in BatteryRamp. In addition, it also completely disables the springboard, which means that notifications, alarms, calls, will not come through. Your phone will hardly use any battery, which means you will have enough time to charge it and there is no need to re-jailbreak.

How to Jailbreak iOS 14.7 ~ iOS 14.7.1 Using Checkra1n on iPhone or iPad

Here’s how to use the very popular Checkra1n to jailbreak iOS 14.7 ~ iOS 14.7.1 on some older Apple devices.

Jailbreak Compatible Devices:

  • iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and SE
  • iPad 5th generation
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Pro 1st generation

Preparations Before Jailbreaking:

  • Delete any iOS 14.7 ~ iOS 14.7.1 OTA update file from Settings > Storage and reboot your device before attempting to jailbreak it.
  • A computer running macOS.
  • The latest version of iTunes installed if using a Mac running anything prior to macOS Catalina.
  • Make sure to create a backup of all important data on your device before proceeding with the jailbreaking steps.

Step 1:

Open your browser and visit checkra.in and download the latest version of the Checkra1n app for your Mac computer. checkra1n-applications

Step 2:

Take the downloaded DMG file and install the checka1n app to your /Applications folder.

Step 3:

If the built-in macOS security settings do not allow your Mac to open the app, you need to follow the steps below. If everything opens without any problems, you can skip and continue to step 4:
  • Head into the System Preferences app and select the Security & Privacy option.
  • Select “Open Anyway” followed by “Open” and enter your administrator password when prompted.
  • Try to run the Checkra1n app again and you shouldn’t have any issues.

Step 4:

Launch the Checkra1n app from your /Applications folder. Enter the Checkra1n option and check the “Allow untested iOS/iPadOS/tvOS version” option. Now, choose Back. Run Checkra1n   Allow untested iOS

Step 5:

Connect your device to your Mac with the necessary cables, and click the “Start” option. Select “OK” and pay attention to the Checkra1n app.

Step 6:

Select “Next” and follow the instructions provided to you by the Checkra1n app to put your device into DFU mode. Cydia

Step 7:

Once the DFU mode is activated and detected, Checkra1n will detect the device and start the jailbreak process. This will restart your iPhone multiple times, so keep in mind that this is normal and is a required part of this process.

How to Download and Enable Vnodebypass Jailbreak Bypass for iOS 12-14.X

Vnodebypass is a jailbreak bypass tweak developed for Apple devices. When you enable this tweak, it will disable all installed jailbreak tweaks and basically put your device in a quasi-non-jailbroken state. This allows you to freely run any app that may not run when your device is in a jailbroken state. In this article, we will show you how to download and enable vnodebypass jailbreak bypass on iOS 14 and below.

REQUIREMENTS

  • A jailbroken iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
  • unc0ver v6.1.0 (or later) on iOS 14 or above
  • A jailbreak package manager
  • libkrw package

Step 1:

Fire up your preferred package manager, search for “libkrw” by Siguza and install it. We will use the Zebra package manager in this walkthrough for demonstration purposes. This package is available on the default Elucubratus repo (https://apt.bingner.com/). Make sure that you install v1.1.0 or above. libkrw

Step 2:

Open Safari and download vnodebypass v0.2.3 from the official GitHub repository of the project here. vnodebypass

Step 3:

Now open the downloaded package in Zebra or Cydia and install it. Once you install the tweak, close your package manager.

Step 4:

The vnodebypass app should now appear on your home screen with the default white icon. If for some reason the app doesn’t appear on your home screen, open the terminal and run the uicache command.

Step 5:

Launch the app and press Enable to enable the tweak. Since it now comes with a front-end GUI, you no longer have to rely on PowerSelector or the terminal to enable it.

Step 6:

Run the app you want to bypass now that your device is in a non-jailbroken state. If the app fails to launch, try reinstalling it from the App Store.

Step 7:

Once you’re done, close the app and launch vnodebypass again. Press Disable to disable the tweak and go back to jailbreak mode again.

Note:

Vnodebypass jailbreak detection bypass cannot replace KernBypass-a kernel-level detection bypass. It may not be suitable for all apps that may be bypassed by kernel-level tweaks. Please note that it is an “experimental” tool and should be treated as such. We only recommend that you enable it only when you need to run certain apps. After closing vnodebypass, disable it immediately to avoid any potential problems.

How to Jailbreak iOS 14.6 Using Checkra1n on iPhone/iPad

Here’s how to use Checkra1n to jailbreak iOS 14.6 on a handful of older Apple devices.

Jailbreak Compatible Devices:

  • iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and SE
  • iPad 5th generation
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Pro 1st generation

Preparations Before Jailbreaking:

  • Delete any iOS 14.6 OTA update file from Settings > Storage and reboot your device before attempting to jailbreak it.
  • A computer running macOS.
  • The latest version of iTunes installed if using a Mac running anything prior to macOS Catalina.
  • Make sure to create a backup of all important data on your device before proceeding with the jailbreaking steps.

Step 1:

Jump on over to checkra.in and download the latest version of the Checkra1n app for your Mac machine. checkra1n-applications

Step 2:

Find the downloaded DMG file and install it on your /Applications folder on the Mac.

Step 3:

If Apple’s built-in security settings won’t allow your Mac to open the app you will need to follow the steps below. If everything opens without any issues you can then skip and move on to step 4:
  • Head into the System Preferences app and select the Security & Privacy option.
  • Select “Open Anyway” followed by “Open” and enter your administrator password when prompted.
  • Try to run the Checkra1n app again and you shouldn’t have any issues.
Run Checkra1n   Allow untested iOS

Step 4:

Launch the Checkra1n app that you have previously installed. Head into the Checkra1n Options and check the “Allow untested iOS/iPadOS/tvOS versions” option. Now, select Back.

Step 5:

Connect your device to the Mac using the provided Lightning cable and then click the Start button and select OK.

Step 6:

Choose Next and then follow the instructions that the Checkra1n app provides to you to get your device into DFU mode.

Step 7:

As soon as DFU Mode is activated and detected, Checkra1n will detect the device and start the jailbreak process. This will restart your iPhone/iPad several times, so please keep in mind that this is normal and is a required part of this process. Cydia

How to Jailbreak iOS 14.5 ~ iOS 14.5.1 Using Checkra1n on iPhone or iPad

Here’s how to use Checkra1n to jailbreak iOS 14.5~ iOS 14.5.1 on a handful of older Apple devices.

Jailbreak Compatible Devices:

  • iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and SE
  • iPad 5th generation
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Pro 1st generation

Preparations Before Jailbreaking:

  • Delete any iOS 14.5 ~ iOS 14.5.1 OTA update file from Settings > Storage and reboot your device before attempting to jailbreak it.
  • A computer running macOS.
  • The latest version of iTunes installed if using a Mac running anything prior to macOS Catalina.
  • Make sure to create a backup of all important data on your device before proceeding with the jailbreaking steps.

Processes of Checkra1n Jailbreak

Step 1:

Head over to checkra.in and download the latest version of the Checkra1n app for your Mac. checkra1n-applications

Step 2:

Locate the DMG file that you just downloaded from the website and install it into your /Applications folder on the Mac.

Step 3:

If Apple’s security settings don’t allow your Mac to open the app, you will need to follow the steps below. If everything opens without any issues, you can then skip and move on to step 4:
  • Head into the System Preferences app and select the Security & Privacy option.
  • Select “Open Anyway” followed by “Open” and enter your administrator password when prompted.
  • Try to run the Checkra1n app again, and you shouldn’t have any issues.
Run Checkra1n   Allow untested iOS

Step 4:

Launch the Checkra1n app. Open the Checkra1n Options and check the “Allow untested iOS/iPadOS/tvOS versions” option. Now, select Back.

Step 5:

Connect your device via the provided Lightning cable and then click the Start button and select OK. Make sure that the Checkra1n app continues to run without any interruption.

Step 6:

Choose “Next” and then follow the instructions that the Checkra1n app provides to you. Following these steps will result in your device getting put into DFU Mode.

Step 7:

As soon as DFU Mode is activated and detected, Checkra1n will detect the device and start the jailbreak process. This will involve your iPhone or iPad rebooting a few times, so keep in mind that this is normal and is a required part of this process. Cydia

How to Jailbreak iOS 14 ~ iOS 14.3 on iPhone or iPad Using Unc0ver Jailbreak

Here’s how to use Unc0ver to jailbreak iOS 14 ~ iOS 14.3 on your iPhone or iPad.

Compatible Devices:

  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone SE (2016)
  • iPhone SE (2020)
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 12 mini
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • 2020 iPad Pro
  • 2018 iPad Pro
  • 2017 iPad Pro
  • iPad Air 4
  • iPad Air 3
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 5
  • iPad mini 4
  • 5th/6th/7th gen iPad

Preparations Before Jailbreaking:

  • Delete any iOS 14 OTA update file from Settings > Storage and reboot your device before attempting to jailbreak it.
  • Unc0ver jailbreak supports Substitute for tweak injection and Cydia for package management.
  • Make sure to create a backup of all important data on your device before proceeding with the jailbreaking steps.

Processes of Unc0ver Jailbreak

Step 1:

Download AltServer on your PC and open it. Proceed to connect your iPhone to your PC over USB. You will have to install a Mail plugin as a part of setting up AltStore.

Step 2:

Click on the AltServer icon from your Mac’s menu bar, select Install AltStar, and then proceed to select your iPhone or iPad. install-altstore

Step 3:

An AltStore icon should now show up on the home screen of your iPhone. After that, go to Settings > General > Device Management, tap on your Apple ID, and trust its Developer Certificate.

Step 4:

With your iPhone connected to your PC, download the latest version of Unc0ver. You should see an “Open In..” option that you’ll use to open the IPA in AltStore. This will start the installation process. You might have to enter the Apple ID credentials during the installation process for certificate signing purposes. Make sure to use the same Apple ID that you had used above.

If you don’t get the AltStore option in “Open In..”, you can go to Unc0ver’s website on your iPhone and download the IPA. This will bring up a prompt to open the app via AltStore.

Step 5:

Go back to your iPhone’s home screen, open Unc0ver, tap the Jailbreak button, and wait for the app to do its job. Your iPhone will respring during the process, after which you should see the Cydia icon on your home screen. unc0ver-ios14-jailbreak

Note:

The jailbreaking process may cause errors and lead to failure. If this happens, just restart your iPhone, open the Unc0ver app, and try to jailbreak again.

If the Unc0ver app still cannot jailbreak your iPhone, for example, the app keeps crashing or seems to be stuck, you need to close the Unc0ver app, clear all app caches, restart your iPhone, turn on the Airplane mode, and then try to jailbreak your iPhone again.

How to Jailbreak iOS 14.1~14.4.2 Using Checkra1n on iPhone or iPad

Here’s how to use Checkra1n to jailbreak iOS 14.1~14.4.2 on a handful of older Apple devices.

Jailbreak Compatible Devices:

  • iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and SE
  • iPad 5th generation
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Pro 1st generation

Preparations Before Jailbreaking:

  • Delete any iOS 14.1~14.4.2 OTA update file from Settings > Storage and reboot your device before attempting to jailbreak it.
  • A computer running macOS.
  • The latest version of iTunes installed if using a Mac running anything prior to macOS Catalina.
  • Make sure to create a backup of all important data on your device before proceeding with the jailbreaking steps.

Processes of Checkra1n Jailbreak

Step 1:

Download the Checkra1n app for macOS from here. Proceed to install it by opening the DMG and dragging the app to the Applications folder. checkra1n-applications

Step 2:

If your Mac lets you know that it can’t open the app or that it can’t be trusted, follow the simple steps below to resolve the problem. Or, if everything opens as you would expect and no errors are thrown, then move to Step 3:
  • Head into the System Preferences app and select the Security & Privacy option.
  • Select Open Anyway followed by Open and enter your administrator password when prompted.
  • Try to run the Checkra1n app again and you shouldn’t have any issues. Just another hurdle that Apple wants you to overcome.
Run Checkra1n   Allow untested iOS

Step 3:

Run Checkra1n and then move into the Checkra1n Options and check the Allow untested iOS/iPadOS/tvOS versions option. Select Back.

Step 4:

With Checkra1n still running, connect your device via a Lightning cable and then click the Start button and select OK.

Step 5:

Select Next when it appears and then follows the instructions that are given directly in the Checkra1n app. This will involve putting your device into the required DFU Mode needed to continue.

Step 6:

As soon as DFU Mode is activated and detected, Checkra1n will detect the device and start the jailbreak process. This will involve your iPhone or iPad rebooting a few times so keep in mind that this is normal and a required part of the process. Cydia

How to Jailbreak iOS 14 ~ iOS 14.0.1 Using Checkra1n on iPhone or iPad

Here’s how to use checkra1n to jailbreak iOS 14 ~ iOS 14.0.1 on a handful of older Apple devices.

Jailbreak Compatible Devices:

  • iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and SE
  • iPad 5th generation
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Pro 1st generation

Preparations Before Jailbreaking:

  • Delete any iOS 14 ~ iOS 14.0.1 OTA update file from Settings > Storage and reboot your device before attempting to jailbreak it.
  • A computer running macOS.
  • The latest version of iTunes installed if using a Mac running anything prior to macOS Catalina.
  • Make sure to create a backup of all important data on your device before proceeding with the jailbreaking steps.

Processes of Checkra1n Jailbreak

Step 1:

Download the checkra1n app for macOS from here. Proceed to install it by opening the DMG and dragging the app to the Applications folder. checkra1n-applications

Step 2:

Right-click on the checkra1n app in your Applications folder and select Open. Click on Open again from the security dialog that pops up.

Step 3:

Now connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac using a Lightning cable. You might get a prompt on your device to trust the computer. Tap on Trust and enter the passcode of your device.

Step 4:

The connected device should automatically be detected and shown in the checkra1n app. If not supported, you will get a sorry message and the Start button will be greyed out. If a compatible device is connected, proceed with the jailbreaking process by clicking on the Start button.

Step 5:

You will have to put your iPhone or iPad into DFU mode to proceed further. Please follow the steps:
  • While keeping it connected to your Mac, turn off your iPhone or iPad. Press and hold the Side and Volume down button together for at least 10 seconds. You should not see the Apple logo at this point. If you do, restart the whole process.
  • Release the Side button but keep the Volume down button pressed for another 5 seconds. The ‘Connect to iTunes’ logo should not come up on the screen. If it does, you held the buttons for too long.
  • Your iPhone or iPad should show a black screen while it is in DFU mode. If done right, the checkra1n app will automatically detect your device.

Step 6:

Once your iPhone or iPad is detected in DFU mode by the Checkra1n app, it will automatically start the jailbreaking process. After that, you should see the checkra1n loader app on your iPhone/iPad’s home screen.

Step 7:

Proceed to open the app and tap on Cydia to install the package manager. Once installed, you will be done with the jailbreaking process. Cydia