iPhone / iPad Jailbreak
While talking of jailbreak, there are many terms related to the main keyword “Jailbreak”. iPhone Jailbreak, iPad Jailbreak are two of those terms in searches. What is this iPhone Jailbreak and iPad Jailbreak?
Actually, jailbreak means bypassing the default core restrictions of the iOS version. So what is iPhone jailbreak then? The real term should be iOS jailbreak as hackers bypass the restrictions of the OS itself by a jailbreak. But most users tend to ask this as iPhone jailbreak also.
So we’ll talk about iPhone / iPad Jailbreak from here onwards.
That means there are different jailbreak versions for different OS versions and also may be varied for different processors.
For an Ex: Chimera jailbreak for iOS 12 – iOS 12.2 is still for A7 – A11. So the jailbreak is still not for A12 bionic chip.
So a jailbreak literally enables many things for users such as, ability of installing many third party apps, services and tweaks to the iPhone and to make it more user friendly than a default iPhone.
Then the most wanted to ask questions – how to jailbreak my iPhone or How to Jailbreak my iPad?
Here is the answer.
How to Jailbreak an iPhone / iPad
There are 2 main methods to jailbreak an iPhone / iPad
- Computer method – IPA needed
- Online method – No computer needed
Now follow these methods.
Jailbreak an iPhone / iPad with computer
This needs a third-party tool called ‘Cydia impactor’ and also the particular iPA for the particular OS.
For Eg: if you need to jailbreak iOS 12 by Chimera jailbreak with a computer, then you need Chimera iPA.
So below listed are the iPAs of jailbreak which have been released from iOS 9.3.6 so far.
- 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
So let’s begin from the beginning.
Step1: Download Cydia impactor from here.
Step 2: Download matching .ipa from the upper list
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. The process will install the relevant Jailbreak tool
Step 6: After installing the Jailbreak tool, visit Settings > General > Profile & Device Management and find an entry under ENTERPRISE APPS and tap on trust
Step 7: Now you can run your Jailbreak.
This is Installing jailbreak tool from an iPA using the PC.
Now let’s move to the No PC method.
Jailbreak an iPhone without computer / PC
This is the easiest method and also the long-lasting method.
The tool which has installed by an iPA exists only for 7 days and after that, it will automatically expire. But the online method does not have any expiration date. You can use the tool as long as you need and can uninstall by your self anytime you want.
Let’s see how to do this.
Step 1: Install TaigOne from below button. (Use your iPhone / iPad and launch Safari browser for this)
Step 2: Install TaigOne and Open it.
Step 3: You will see the desired jailbreak tool according to the device.
Step 4: Tap on it and install it.
Step 5: That’s it. Open the jailbreak tool and tap on the jailbreak button.
As you can see this is the easiest and recommended method. But if you want a little bit of risk and adventure you may follow the iPA method.
Let’s see the available tools according to the iOS version.
Jailbreak tool list for each iOS
Have a brief look into the jailbreak tool details below. Here we have the details that you must know about a jailbreak tool.
Jailbreak Tools in brief
Phœnix Jailbreak is by Siguza and Tihmstar. The particular jailbreak solution only works with iOS 9.3.5 and 9.3.6(latest) and supports 32 bit devices. Also it is a semi tethered jailbreak and you will have to re-jailbreak your device after restarting. In addition, they credit Luca Todesco, Max Bazaliy, and jk9357 for providing additional input and UI elements.
h3lix is a semi untethered jailbreak tool by Tihmstar and Zigusa. H3lix is for iOS devices running on iOS 10.0.1 – 10.3.4 (latest). You can install h3lix jailbreak from Taigone. For more details visit h3lix jailbreak . 3. LiberiOS
LiberiOS jailbreak has been released for iOS 11 by Jonathan Levin. He got famous by his book,, “OS X and iOS internals”. This tool is compatible with all the 64 bit iOS devices running on iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2.
4. Electra Jailbreak
Hacker and a developer named Coolstar collaborating with Electra team has released Electra Jailbreak. Electra Jailbreak has been released for iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2 for the first time. Again Electra Jailbreak was released for iOS 11.4 – iOS 11.4.1 and now for iOS 12 – 12.2 as Chimera jailbreak. Further details visit Electra Jailbreak page and Chimera Jailbreak 5. unc0ver Jailbreak
unc0ver jailbreak is an untethered jailbreak tool developed by a developer Pwn20wnd. unc0ver jailbreak was initially released for iOS 11 – iOS 11.3.1. Now unc0ver is one of the most successful jailbreak tools for iOS 12 – iOS 12.2. Read more about unc0ver Jailbreak.
So these are the bits of jailbreak tools released so far and you can have any of these tools and many more jailbreak apps and tweaks by the previously mentioned TaigOne app.
How to Jailbreak new iPad Pro ?
The latest 11.0″ iPad Pro and the third generation of the 12.9″ iPad Pro is also on Apple A12X Bionic is a 64-bit ARM-based system on a chip. So as A12 Bionic chip, this is also not subject for a jailbreak yet. But there will be a jailbreak tool for these latest A12 and A12X versions. Unc0ver previous versions did support these A12 and A12 chips. If you want to have alternatives and solutions for these A12 device jailbreaks please use TaigOne app. It has many solutions that you may use for your latest iDevices.
Signing off for now from iPhone Jailbreak until another new release appears.
Will iPhone XS max will be jailbroken?
Well Jailbreak for iPhone XS,iPhone XS max are still in construction as the SoC – ARM-based system on a chip designed by Apple Inc is still not compatible with the current jailbreak tools. This Apple A12 Bionic chip in the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR and within the 2019 models of the iPad Air and iPad Mini.
It has two high-performance cores which are 15% faster than the A11 Bionic and four high-efficiency cores which are 50% lower power usage than the energy-efficient cores in the A11 Bionic. So jailbreak for an iPhone XS and higher will be a little bit late and until then, you may use TaigOne, LiTweaks or TweakMo as alternatives.