Checkra1n Jailbreak

Last Updated: 2019-11-25

Checkra1n Jailbreak has been released and only supports jailbreak through a Mac. Ra1nstorm jailbreak is released for Linux and Windows users. Once the IPA is released you will be able to jailbreak through TaigOne online jailbreak tool.
Here are the download links and step guides for ra1nstorm jailbreak and checkra1n jailbreak.

How to download 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 Ra1nstorm Jailbreak
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/ra1nstorm.run" in order to begin ra1nstorm setup
  • Ubuntu and derivative distro users can just run "ra1nstorm.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

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.

Download Checkra1n Jailbreak

Which devices supports Checkra1n Jailbreak?

Checkra1n Jailbreak (0.9.5 beta) supports all the following list of devices between iOS 12.3 and iOS 13.2


Supported iPhone Models

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus
  • 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

Which iOS version can be Jailbroken using Checkra1n Jailbreak?

All the following major and minor iOS versions can be jailbroken

  • iOS 12.3, iOS 12.3.1 and iOS 12.3.2
  • iOS 12.4, iOS 12.4.1, iOS 12.4.2, iOS 12.4.3
  • iOS 13
  • iOS 13.1, iOS 13.1.1, iOS 13.1.2 and iOS 13.1.3
  • iOS 13.2, iOS 13.2.1 and iOS 13.2.2

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


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.






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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