Why iOS Jailbreaking?
iOS Jailbreaking is so popular among the thrill seekers and even with the customization seekers because of the following reasons. Look at the top reasons to Jailbreak in 2019
- Jailbreak Apps
- Jailbreak Themes
- Jailbreak / Hacked Games
- Jailbreak Tweaks
- Cydia and Sileo Jailbreak App Installers
Users may have questions such as Can I jailbreak? What are the jailbreak softwares? How to jailbreak? How to Jailbreak online? How to install Cydia and many more. We will see how to perform an iOS Jailbreak step by step, jailbreak tools and softwares from this article. Online jailbreak and computer method of jailbreak also will be discussed. Let’s have a read.
How to Jailbreak iOS
To jailbreak an iOS, you should have jailbreak tools for that instance. These jailbreak tools can be downloaded and installed in two methods.
- Online method
- Computer method
iOS Jailbreak Online method
This is literally an online method which does not need any computer. All you need is your mobile device only. (iPhone / iPad).
You can download and install the suitable jailbreak tool via online and can perform the jailbreak by an online method with Online method.
Let’s see how to do this.
Step 1: Download TaigOne app ( This app is for the purpose of jailbreak tools. It provides all the jailbreak tools and apps according to your iOS. No need to find it anywhere else.)
Step 2: After TaigOne installation open it and it will show you the jailbreak tool list and the alternatives you may use for your iOS version.
Step 3: Now select the jailbreak tool from the list which suits for your iOS (it is shown in the app.)
Step 4: Now download and install the jailbreak tool you have selected.
Step 5: Open the jailbreak tool and tap on the “Jailbreak” button you will find in there.
Step 6: That’s all. You are good to go. Your device will re-spring (re-start) during the process.
After the re-spring make sure you have Cydia/Sileo installed. This is a deafult action as a resut of a suceesfull jaibreak.
That is the easiest sign of a successful jailbreak. So this method is really easy and it will only take minutes to have this jailbreakand it
Benefits of an Online Jailbreak
- Fast. Takes only few minutes for the whole jailbreak process
- Long-lasting. The jailbreak app will expire only after you delete. But the jailbreak depends on whether it’s semi-tethered or untethered.
- The third-party app which provides jailbreak tools provides many other jailbreak apps, tweaks, non-jailbreak tweaks and many more.
- No need to use a computer. Your mobile device is enough.
iOS Jailbreak Computer Method
Unlike online method, this method needs a computer and a third party app called “Cydia impactor” and an iPA.
So this is somewhat a hassled way of installing jailbreak tools. Technological geeks who finds, hard ways are more interesting, can follow this method as this will take some time compared to online method.
Step 1: Have Cydia impactor latest version installed to your computer.
Step 2 : Download the suitable iPA file of the jailbreak tool for your iOS version.
Step 3: Open Cydia Impactor and Plug your iPhone/iPad to the computer
Step 4: Drag and drop downloaded Jailbreak IPA to Cydia Impactor
Step 5: Enter your iCloud Username and Password correctly when prompted
Note: If you have enabled 2FA, you will have to use app-specific password, which can be found here https://appleid.apple.com.
This process will install the jailbreak into your device. But if your version is iOS 12 or higher, then please;
visit Settings > General > Profile & Device Management and find an entry under ENTERPRISE APPS and tap on trust to run the tool.
Therefore this is the process of the computer method. As you can see this is lengthy and need some extra effort than the online method.
Disadvantages of jailbreak by computer method
- Takes a considerable amount of time comparing to online method
- Tool will expire from 7 days after installation
- Need to use a computer as well as third party apps and iPA.
List of Jailbreak iPA according to the device
- Chimera.ipa for iOS 12 – 12.2 Jailbreak
- unc0ver.ipa for iOS 12 – 12.2 Jailbreak
- Electra.ipa for iOS 11 – 11.4.1 Jailbreak
- Phoenix.ipa for iOS 9.3.6 Jailbreak
These are the available jailbreak IPAs for chimera jailbreak, un0ver jailbreak, Electra Jailbreak, and Phoenix Jailbreak.
Jailbreak tools according to the iOS version
There are several jailbreak tools released so far up to iOS 12.2.
- Phoenix Jailbreak
Phoenix jailbreak is for iOS 9.3.5 and iOS 9.3.6 jailbreak. Tihmstar and Siguza are the developers of Phoenix jailbreak for iOS 9.3.5.
- Electra Jailbreak
Electra is the first jailbreak that was released for iOS 11 and higher and was initially for iOS 11 - iOS 11.1.2. Then after that Electra was released for iOS 11.4 and iOS 11.4.1.
Now, Chimera jailbreak by Electra team has been released for iOS 12 - 12.2.
- Unc0ver Jailbreak
At first unc0ver jailbreak was released for iOS 11 to iOS 11.3.1 and then it was upgraded and released for iOS 11.4 and iOS 11.4.1 versions. Then unc0ver jailbreak was released for iOS 12 - 12.1.2 and currently it is compatible up to iOS 12.2.
- H3lix Jailbreak
H3lix is the only semi-untethered jailbreak tool released for 32-bit iOS devices running on iOS 10.0.1 - 10.3.3. This was released by tihmstar.
- LiberiOS Jailbreak
This is compatible for iOS 11- 11.1.2. Jonathan Levin is the creator of this jailbreak. This is a semi-tethered jailbreak and is compatible with all the 64-bit iOS devices running on iOS 11 - iOS 11.1.2 .
Above mentioned are the main jailbreak tools released so far. These tools are public user-friendly tools. You may download any of these tools from the link below.
So by doing an iOS jailbreak, you will have the opportunity of installing third party apps, tweaks, Cydia, Sileo, themes and many more. In case if you do not want to jailbreak the iOS, but need to have those third party apps and services, there are solutions for that too.
Jailbreak alternatives for non-jailbreak
For those who do not want to perform a jailbreak, but to have jailbreak apps and tweaks, there are few solutions available in the market.
These are some accurate jailbreak alternatives available in the market. You may find these apps useful and the best thing is no need to jailbreak the device to have these apps. By these alternatives, you cannot have fully functional Cydia or Sileo, but you can have lightweight demo versions of Cydia and Sileo.