Checkra1n Jailbreak

Last Updated: 2020-04-02

Checkra1n Jailbreak has been released upto iOS 13.3.1 and now it is available for macOS and Linux. Checkra1n for Windows is available as to methods. First to release is Ra1nstorm Jailbreak and the Newest addition is Ra1nUSB. There is no online method or mobile based method to install Checkra1n Jailbreak or Ra1nstorm Jailbreak. Still we cannot expect an IPA released for Checkra1n. If an IPA is released, you will be able to jailbreak through TaigOne online jailbreak tool.

Checkra1n only supports iPhone 5S - iPhone X. If you are running on iPhone XS, XS Max, XR or Latest iPhone 11 versions please install Taigone for Jailbreak Apps and Tools.

How to download Checkra1n Jailbreak?

Checkra1n Jailbreak tool is available as a Mac Installer. You can Download Checkra1n Jailbreak using the button below and Jailbreak using your Macintosh Computer.

Checkra1n Jailbreak (Mac)

Which iOS versions can be Jailbroken using Checkra1n Jailbreak?

Checkra1n Jailbreak ( beta) supports all the following iOS versions between iOS 12.3 and iOS 13.3.1.

Supported Versions Unsupported Versions
iOS 12.4.5, iOS 12.4.4, iOS 12.4.3, iOS 12.4.2, iOS 12.4.1, iOS 12.4, iOS 12.3.2, iOS 12.3.1, iOS 12.3 iOS 12.2, iOS 12.1.4, iOS 12.1.3, iOS 12.1.2, iOS 12.1.1, iOS 12.1, iOS 12
iOS 13.3.1, iOS 13.3, iOS 13.2.3, iOS 13.2.2, iOS 13.2, iOS 13.1.3, iOS 13.1.2, iOS 13.1.1, iOS 13.1, iOS 13 iOS 13.4

Which devices support Checkra1n / Ra1nstorm Jailbreak?

Here is the iPhone device compatibility of checkra1n.

Supported Devices Unsupported Devices
iPhone X iPhone 11 Pro , iPhone 11 , iPhone 11 Pro Max
iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus iPhone XR
iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus iPhone XS Max , iPhone XS , iPhone XS Max
iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus iPhone 5s
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
iPhone 5S

Supported iPad Models

  • iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad 9.7in (2018), iPad 10.2in (2019)
  • iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Air (2019)
  • iPad mini, iPad mini 2 with Retina display, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad mini (2019)
  • iPad Pro 9.7in (2016), iPad Pro 10.5in (2017), iPad Pro 12.9in (2017), iPad 11in (2018), iPad 12.9in (2018)

Unspported iPad Models

  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad 5th Gen
  • iPad Pro 1st Gen

There is special note about the support of following devices is still at experimental level. That doesn't mean those devices are not compatible with Checkra1n Jailbreak, but you may need more attempts than usual

  • iPhone 5s
  • iPad Mini 2
  • iPad Mini 3
  • iPad Air

Step by Step Guide of Checkra1n Jailbreak [Mac Method]

Here is the step by step guide to jailbreak your device using checkra1n jailbreak.

You should complete the following requirements before jailbreak using checkra1n jailbreak.

Now follow the below steps guide.

  • Connect your iPhone / iPad to your computer using USB. Then open the Checkra1n jailbreak app.
    Note: Give all permissions to the app.
    Disable FileVault if there is any problem occurs.

open checkra1n jailbreak app

  • Click the Start button and then click Next .

Click start and next to proceed

put device into DFU mode

  • Wait for the jailbreak process. Your device will restart after the process has completed.
    Now you can see the Checkra1n app on your device’s home screen.

Open checkra1n app

  • Run checkra1n app and install Cydia. After installing Cydia your device will restart and then you can see the Cydia icon on your device’s home screen.

Install Cydia

Ra1nstorm Jailbreak

Ra1nstorm Jailbreak is the checkra1n jailbreak tool for Windows and Linux. This is now available in computer method. This was a tool developed by @realra1nstorm. Ra1nstorm will work on iPads and iPods also other than iPhones.
Download for Windows
Download for Linux
Special Note:

  • Do not use Ubuntu from a USB flash drive since this will crash the system.
  • There might be bugs as this is a beta verison yet. Fair warning!
  • Windows users: use the "setup.exe" that prepares a Linux environment. Once Xubuntu is installed using setup.exe, you run "/host/ra1nstorm/" in order to begin ra1nstorm setup
  • Ubuntu and derivative distro users can just run "" file using bash.
  • You need to disable Secure Boot in your BIOS. It varies by motherboard and computer, but it is generally simple to do and the option is always labeled Secure Boot.
You may need to enable VT-d and here is the way to enable it.
  1. Enter the computer BIOS (probably F12 on boot)
  2. Navigate to an "Advanced" tab
  3. Select the "VT-d" or similar option
  4. Enable it
  5. Reboot

Ra1nUSB Jailbreak

Ra1nUSB is not a new jailbreak tool but a USB bootable version of Checkra1n Jailbreak. If you own a Mac OS, you can use checkra1n. If you are a windows user or a linux user, you may use ra1nstorm helper or newly introduced Ra1nUSB Jailbreak.

Before downloading Ra1nUSB, you may find the suitable image file for your PC. Please choose the one which is relevant to you from the below download buttons.

Ra1nUSB for Intel

Ra1nUSB for AMD

Before using Ra1nUSB

  1. Make sure you download Ra1nUSB according to your PC (Intel / AMD)
  2. Prepare a 8GB USB flash drive which can be formatted if necessary
  3. Access to the BIOS settings of your computer, If you have any BIOS passwords set, make sure that you remember those.
  4. This tool can only jailbreak iPhone 5s to iPhone X running iOS 12.3 – iOS 13.3

Step by Step Guide to Install Ra1nUSB

Step 1 : Download Ra1nUSB according to your PC (Intel / AMD)

Step 2: Create a bootable USB using Rufus or any other creator like etcher. Make sure you select Ra1nUSB image during the create process

Step 3: This step changes BIOS settings of your computer and it is not recommended to continue to this process if you are not aware what you are doing,

Shut down your PC and boot into its BIOS by pressing the F10/F12 or DELETE button during the startup process. In the BIOS, go ahead and disable the following features:

  • VT-D
  • EL SerialPort
  • SecureBoot
  • Stack Network
  • Fastboot
  • Wake on LAN
After disabling the above features enable the Virtualization options in BIOS. Most of the systems come with Virtualization options enabled by default. If it is already enabled, just keep it as it is and do not change it. Save the settings by and exit.

Step 4: Plug the created Bootable USB and reboot your PC using the USB. Then select Boot macOS Install from Ra1nUSB option. This will boot into checkra1n installed Mac OSX.

*** If you get an error in this process, you may reboot the PC.

Step 5: If the system boots up properly, just go to the terminal by pressing Windows Key + T or using Utilities > Terminal

Step 6: Type “ra1nusb” command in the terminal and follow checkra1n jailbreak guide above.

Ra1nUSB Compatible Devices

As Ra1nUSB is nothing but preinstalled checkra1n in MacOSX, the compatible devices are between A5 - A11 and as mentioned above.

Checkra1n for iOS 13.4

The checkra1n team has released an initial version of the Checkra1n version for iOS 13.4. As iOS 13.4 has not yet released to the public, the developers called it an experimental release version of checkra1n.
A stable version of iOS 13.4 supportive checkra1n will be released soon.

Android OS running on iPhone is possible with Checkra1n

The version of chekra1n jailbreak v0.9.8.1 beta has arrived with bug fixes and amazing new changes. With this release checkra1n team introduced project Sandcastle.
Now it is possible to run Android Operating System on the iPhone. For now iPhone 7 and 7 plus is possible to run the Android OS natively. Other devices will be supported later.

Checkra1n for Linux has arrived

Checkra1n now supported for Linux. Checkra1n was only supported for macOS and this is the first Linux support checkra1n jailbreak tool.

iOS 13 - iOS 13.3.1 running iPhone and iPad devices now can be jailbroken using checkra1n beta. And it still supported for iPhone X and lower devices and only supported for macOS and Linux. Windows support checkra1n tool will be released in the next version of checkra1n.

Cydia is the only supporting package manager for checkra1n. Zebra or Sileo will come with the later versions of checkra1n.

Checkra1n team has introduced a new tool named webra1n. webra1n is,

Webra1n is an experimental web-based UI for checkra1n, broadcasting ncurses - the terminal-based ui - right to your browser and allowing headless devices (such as the Raspberry Pi) to present an interface over the network.

Checkra1n released only with Cydia and No Zebra

As Checkra1n offficial page published checkra1n will ge the other package manager access with the next release but only supports Cydia with the first beta release. Look at the following statement of Checkra1n about other package manager support

Checkra1n Package Manager Support

What you can do with Checkra1n?

  • Jailbreak and downgrade iPhone 3GS (new bootrom) with alloc8 untethered bootrom exploit.
  • Pwned DFU Mode with steaks4uce exploit for S5L8720 devices.
  • Pwned DFU Mode with limera1n exploit for S5L8920/S5L8922 devices.
  • Pwned DFU Mode with SHAtter exploit for S5L8930 devices.
  • Dump SecureROM on S5L8920/S5L8922/S5L8930 devices.
  • Dump NOR on S5L8920 devices.
  • Flash NOR on S5L8920 devices.
  • Encrypt or decrypt hex data on a connected device in pwned DFU Mode using its GID or UID key.

Advantages of Ra1nstorm Jailbreak / Checkra1n Jailbreak

  1. Cannot patched by any iOS update
  2. Once jailbroken it will last until user unjailbreak it
  3. Tap on unc0ver Jailbreak
  4. Can use for any iOS version (stated by developers)
  5. Latest coming versions also will be compatible with the jailbreak
  6. Will be a tethered jailbreak

Report Issues / Bugs

If you found any issues or bugs while trying Checkra1n Jailbreak, you can report it using Checkra1n Bug Report. You are encouraged to work together with Jailbreak community by reporting bugs and helping Checkra1n Jailbreak

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