We reveal all about iOS jailbreaking & download links for your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV on this page.
What is Jailbreak / iOS Jailbreaking?
Jailbreak is the process of removing Apple software restrictions for iOS devices. Usually, iOS users can install apps from the Apple App Store only. Jailbroken devices allow you to install 3rd party apps that are not offered by Apple. Therefore, jailbreak is the only way to install iOS system tweaks, themes, customization apps and many kinds of Apple dissentient apps.
Jailbreak tools and processes may vary depending on your device model and iOS versions. You should use the most compatible Jailbreak tool according to your device model / iOS version and computer operating system.
You can get the latest Jailbreak support from the following pages.
iOS 15.6 Jailbreak ( Beta )
What are the Jailbreakable iOS devices?
Jailbreak is available for all iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches and AppleTVs. However, Jailbreak is not available for iWatch at the time.
iPhone 13, 13 Pro, 13 Pro Max, 13 mini – This is the latest series Apple released with the iOS 15. It comes with Apple A15 Bionic. Find more details with the iPhone 13 jailbreak page.
iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 12 mini – Apple released the iPhone 12 series with three new models. iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max were launched at the Apple event with iOS 14.1. Go to the iPhone 12 jailbreak page for more details.
iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max – Apple released the new 03 models as iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max with iOS 13 at the 2019 Apple event. Go to iPhone 11 Jailbreak page for more jailbreak details.
iPhone X, XS, XS Max and XR – Apple released iPhone XS, XS Max and XR at the iOS 12 launch event with the most powerful A12 bionic chip. Also, Apple released the iPhone X to celebrate their 10th Anniversary with the A11 Processor. Click iPhone X, XS Jailbreak to get more details.
iPad – The iPad has less expandability / limited customization/cannot run third party software. Apple included multitasking features in the latest iPad OS releases. However, some older iPad cannot get these features without jailbreaking. So iPad jailbreak is the only solution to bypass all these restrictions.
iPod Touch – Apple refers to iPod Touch as “iPhone without the phone.” Normally, iPod Touch design is mainly for playing music and video / digital camera /game devices. iPod Touch users cannot get phone calls / cellular network data /voice recording capability/Can not play other media formats. iPod Touch jailbreak allows you to get some awesome features.
Apple TV – Apple TV jailbreak is available to get jailbreak features such as weather slideshows on your TV menu and screen saver settings adjustment. Jailbroken devices will offer Hulu, ESPN, Amazon, Last.fm, Pandora, PBS, A&E, ABC, CBS, NBA, MTV media services.
Apple Watch – Most valuable functions are not available in Apple Watch yet. Web browser support /advance clock types /custom watch faces are the top missing features. Even though Jailbreak is the way to get it, there is no iWatch jailbreak solution for Apple Watches yet.
What are the available Jailbreak methods?
Untethered jailbreak is defined as a permanent and real solution. You can reboot your iPhone or iPod touch as much as you want without losing jailbreak. Ex: Old Pangu Jailbreak
Tethered jailbreak is defined as a temporary. It means you will lose the jailbreak every time after reboot. The Tethered method does not allow you to restart your device. Ex : Old Redsn0w Jailbreak.
Semi-tethered Jailbreak is the combination of the above methods. This method allows you to restart your device with limited use and you need to run the jailbreak tool to get full functional cydia. According to the Semi-tethered jailbreak, it needs to get PC support to run the jailbreak tool repeatedly, when it loses Cydia. Ex- Checkra1n Jailbreak.
Semi-untethered jailbreak is very similar to Semi-tethered Jailbreak. One and only difference is the Semi-untethered Jailbreak method never asks PC support to resolve the Cydia when it is lost in every reboot. Ex: Unc0ver Jailbreak.
Semi Jailbreak is another jailbreak method. It allows you to install themes, tweaks, iOS customization apps and some popular Jailbreak functions with the system root access of your iPhone or iPad. However, it does not install Cydia on your device. Ritz Jailbreak & Houdini semi jailbreak are the most popular semi jailbreak methods.
Online Jailbreak (No PC)
Most jailbreak tools ask PC or Mac support to complete the jailbreak process. JailbreakMe is the only tool which is possible to complete the jailbreak process without using a computer.
However, Silzee Online JB provides online Jailbreak solution for all full functional Jailbreak methods such as Unc0ver, Chimera, Meridian, G0blin, Saigon, Yalu102, H3lix, Phoenix, JailbreakMe, Home Depot, Pangu JB and Etason JB. Users can download the Silzee Online JB app according to their iOS version from zJailbreak, Xabsi or iExtras app store.
Read more about Online jailbreak methods from Jailbreak without PC Page.
Lightning cable Jailbreak
Lightning cable Jailbreak is another hardware related concept. Hackers turn Apple’s Lightning connector to debug kernel bugs. Because of this method, it can use Lightning cable for future jailbreak. Yuxigon is the lightning connector jailbreak ever.
Hardware Jailbreak is somewhat different from Software Jailbreak. Some hackers could add extra features to modifying the hardware of iPhones.
Currently, Hardware Jailbreak is only available for iPhones up to iPhone X. Still, Hardware Jailbreak is not available for iPhone XS or higher devices.
Popular Hardware Jailbreaking
* Blinking light effect to Apple Logo
* Speaker lights for Speakers
Unfortunately, Hardware Jailbreak is not as easy as Software Jailbreak. You must have excellent ability to set extra hardware removing iPhone cases.
What are the Jailbreak Alternatives / Jailbreak App installers?
As soon as the new iOS version is released you can’t jailbreak it. Because it needs some time to find bugs/ create exploits for the new iOS version. Also, some iOS versions, some device models can not jailbreak.
So you need to use Jailbreak Alternatives / Jailbreak App installers. These are allowed to install Jailbreak apps /third party apps on iOS versions.
Currently, several Jailbreak tools were released up to iOS 14.8.1 Jailbreak. But no jailbreak for iOS 15 & higher versions yet. So, it has several Jailbreak Alternatives / Jailbreak App installers for iOS 15 – iOS 15.5 including iOS 15.6.
Hence it has hardware based Checkran Jailbreak for iOS 12 – iOS 14.8.1 running A5 – A11 devices and Unc0ver Jailbreak up to iOS 14.8 A12/A13 device you don’t need to use alternative jailbreak solutions for these versions.
But you should use alternative jailbreak solutions for the latest iOS 15 – iOS 15.6.
Here are the most popular alternative jailbreak solutions.
Zeon – Zeon is the jailbreak repo extractor. It was specially designed as a jailbreak app download for iOS 14. Now it has upgraded adding jailbreak support for iOS 14 – iOS 14.8.1. Also compatible with iOS 15 – iOS 15.6. It has available massive jailbreak repos under the Zeon for app download. You can install most popular app stores, theme apps, game apps, ++ apps, jailbreak alternatives and many more with Zeon.
Hexxa Plus / Hexxa – Hexxa Plus is a jailbreak Repo extractor especially designed for iOS 13. Jailbreak app download is possible with Hexxa Plus by extracting repos for the iOS 13+, iOS 14+ as well as iOS 15+. You can install popular app stores, Themes, web Oses with Hexxa Plus. Hexxa Plus is an upgraded version of Hexxa. Hexxa repo extractor was initially released for iOS 12.2 and Now it is compatible with all iOS 12 & higher versions upto iOS 12.5.5. Both Hexxa Plus and Hexxa have very impressive features.
zJailbreak – zJailbreak is a most popular third party app installation manager. It is an alternative to Cydia as well as the Apple app store. It has many customization apps & tweaks. Also it has an easy online process to install on your iPhone or iPad. zJailbreak provides Online IPA’ for all jailbreak tools too. It is compatible with all latest iOS versions.
iBundles – Many jailbreak apps / jailbreak app stores named above have become partner websites with iBundles. When you get the membership of iBundles, you can download all the partner websites just for free. There are 18 partner websites under iBundles.
Bregxi – Bregxi is released for iOS 12.3 for the very first time. Now it is compatible with iOS 12.3 & higher versions. Bregxi uses a repo extracting method for jailbreak app download to your iPhones and iPads. Most popular repositories exclusively available with Bregxi.
Ziyu – Ziyu is one of the best methods to download jailbreak apps on iOS 12 & higher versions. Actually, it is a Jailbreak repo extractor. It will download Jailbreak apps including Cydia by extracting repo.
Anzhuang – Anzhuang is the best online jailbreak app installer up to iOS 12.1.4. It is available with zJailbreak, Xabsi or iExtras app stores and installs jailbreak apps using Dev code extraction method.
What are the Package managers? (Jailbreak App managers)
Package manager is a collection of software for jailbroken devices. It’s capable of running processes of installing, upgrading, configuring, and removing applications automatically.
Cydia is the most popular package manager for Jailbroken devices. Jay Freeman, also known as saurik, developed Cydia to manage jailbroken devices.
Also, there are a few other package managers such as Sileo, Zebra and Installer 5. These package managers allow users to install packages from any source on the internet. Also, every jailbreak and package manager comes with a set of default repositories.
Who is the developer of Cydia?
Jay Freeman, also known as saurik developed the Cydia to manage jailbroken devices. He is an American software engineer. He also developed the most popular third party apps such as Apple File Conduit 2, Cycorder, CyDialer, Cydget, Cyntact, Cyueue, Five Icon Dock, Veency, and WinterBoard.
Saurik has also released Cydia Impactor as a jailbreak removal tool.
What is the difference between Jailbreaking and Unlocking?
Unlocking and jailbreaking are entirely different things. Even the software Jailbreak goes with iOS versions, Unlock is valid for the device. Unlocking is removing carrier-lock to enable use with other carriers.
You cannot unlock the latest iOS versions using jailbreak, but users can unlock their devices using Jailbreak. UltraSn0w is the most popular unlocking source for jailbroken devices. Developers (iPhone Dev-Team) updated Ultrasn0w to iOS 6.1 and gave up the Ultrasn0w project. But, there is no available jailbroken unlocking method now.
What is the Legal Status of iOS Jailbreaking?
The legal side of iOS Jailbreaking was first discussed in 2007 mentioning an exception for unlocking carriers from the Library of Congress. After that, the US Copyright Office directly recognized an exemption to the DMCA to permit jailbreaking which allows iPhone owners to use their phones with applications that are not available from Apple’s store & unlock their iPhones for use with unapproved carriers in 2010. Previously Apple complained against this exemption saying that jailbreaking to be a violation of copyright law. Thenconsiders DMCA exemptions must be reviewed and renewed every three years or else they expire.
In 2012, the US Copyright Office released a new exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that jailbreaking of smartphones continued to be legal & refused to extend this exemption to tablets, such as iPads. However In 2015, these exemptions were extended to include other devices, including tablets.
Accordingly, software Jailbreak is legal according to the US government. However, Apple may deny service for an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that has installed any unauthorized software.
What is the difference of Jailbreaking and Android rooting
Jailbreaking of iOS devices is similar to rooting of Android devices because both are used to grant the system-level privileges, which may be transferred to one or more apps.
But, Android devices already allow the user to sideload 3rd-party apps installed from other sources. Also allow users to modify or replace the full operating system after unlocking the bootloader.
However, Apple has security features that bootloaders can not be unlocked by the owner to modify the operating system. Also, it is prohibited to install private applications onto corporate phones, sideloading 3rd-party apps onto iOS devices from sources other than the Apple Store. iOS Jailbreaking removes these restrictions and offers modified or pirated releases of popular apps through Cydia which is similar to Android.
How to install apk files
apk files are created for Android devices. It runs only on Google’s mobile operating system. Normally, apk apps cannot install on iDevices running iOS operating systems. However, after the jailbreak process it can install apk apps / files as third party apps on jailbroken iPhones and iPads. But, it cannot work with apk apps properly on iOS devices. Because it uses a different coding system to write apk files. So, it is no use installing apk files on jailbroken iPhones or iPads.
Why is iOS Jailbreak a risk?
While jailbreaking gives you more valuable features there are also risks.
Installation of malware – Computer criminals are more likely to crash an iPhone to install malware, or to target an iPhone that could easily install malware. So, once you jailbreak your device it will access the file system. So it lets you install malware easily with hacking softwares. Jailbreaking allows you to install pirated applications as well. These apps are not monitored through Apple developers programme. So, Piracy apps could take advantage of installing malware.
It has reported many Security, privacy and stability issues with jailbroken devices for a long time. Here are some of them.
iPhone worm, iKee (2009) – The first iPhone worm created to raise awareness of security issues that jailbreaking can leave your device in an insecure state.
F- Secure (2009) – A malicious worm compromising bank transactions from jailbroken phones in the Netherlands.
John Gruber (2010) – He reported remote code exploits now in the wild and the exploit allowed the creator of a malicious website to take control of iPhones accessing it.
Forbes (2012) – It has analyzed 1,407 free programs available from Apple and a third-party source. From this 825 were downloaded from Apple’s App Store using the website App Tracker, and 526 from BigBoss Cydia’s default repository. Cydia leaked the device ID and location, photos and browsing history, while the App Store leaked none.
KeyRaider (2015) – This malware led to stealing users’ login and password information from more than 225,000 people.
What are the Jailbreak tools released so far?
Jailbreak tools and processes may vary depending on your device model and iOS versions.
Use the most compatible Jailbreak tool according to your device model / iOS version and computer operating system.
You must know your iOS version before downloading the jailbreak tool.
Go to “Settings” > “General”> “About” to figure out your iOS version.
Here is the all available Jailbreak tools list from the beginning.
|Tool Name||Compatible iOS versions||Developed by||Support operating system|
|Checkra1n||iOS 14 – iOS 14.8.1|
iOS iOS 13 – iOS 13.7
iOS 12 – iOS 12.5.5
|Checkra1n team||Mac and Linux|
|Taurine||iOS 14 – iOS 14.3||CoolStar||Mac and Linux|
|Unc0ver||iOS 14 – iOS 14.3|
iOS 14.4 – iOS 14.5.1 (A12-A14)
iOS 14.6 – iOS 14.8 (A12/A13)
iOS 13 – iOS 13.7
iOS 12 – iOS 12.5.4
iOS 11 – iOS 11.4.1
|Pwn20wnd||Windows and Mac|
|Fugu||iOS 14.4 – iOS 14.5.1 (A12-A14)||Linus Henze||Mac|
|Odyssey||iOS 13 – iOS 13.7||CoolStar||Windows and Mac|
|RootlessJB||iOS 12 – iOS 12.4.8|
iOS 11- iOS 11.4 1
|Windows and Mac|
|Chimera||iOS 12 – iOS 12.5.5||CoolStar||Windows and Mac|
|Electra Jailbreak||iOS 11- iOS 11.4 1||Cool Star||Windows and Mac|
|LiberiOS||iOS 10 – iOS 10.3.2|
iOS 11- iOS 11.3.1
|Jonathan Levin||Windows and Mac|
|To.panga||iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2||Abraham Masri||Windows and Mac|
|Houdini semi Jailbreak||iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2||Abraham Masri||Windows and Mac|
|C0F3||iOS 10 – iOS 10.3.3||Joseph Shenton/C0F3 Team||Windows and Mac|
|DoubleH3lix||iOS 10 – iOS 10.3.3||Tihmstar||Windows and Mac|
|G0blin||iOS 10.3 – iOS 10.3.3||Sticktron||Windows and Mac|
|H3lix||iOS 10 – iOS 10.3.3||Tihmstar||Windows and Mac|
|Meridian||iOS 10 – iOS 10.3.3||Sparkey/Ben Sparkes||Windows and Mac|
|Saigon Jailbeak||iOS 10.2.1||Abraham Masri||Windows and Mac|
|Yalu102||iOS 10.2||Luca Todesco||Windows and Mac|
|Yalu mach-portal||iOS 10 & iOS 10.1.1||Luca Todesco||Windows and Mac|
|Yalu extra_recipe+yaluX||iOS 10.1.1(iPhone7/7+)||Luca Todesco||Windows and Mac|
|Phoenix Jailbreak||iOS 9.3.5 & iOS 9.3.6||Siguza and tihmstar||Windows and Mac|
|JailbreakMe 4.0||iOS 9.1 – iOS 9.3.4||Tihmstar||Online|
|BetterHomeDepot||iOS 9.1 – iOS 9.3.4||jk9357 team||Windows and Mac|
|Pangu jailbreak||iOS 9.2 – iOS 9.3.3|
iOS 9.0 – iOS 9.1
|Pangu team||Windows and Mac|
|PP jailbreak||iOS 9.2 -iOS 9.3.3|
iOS 8 – iOS 8.4
|25PP||Windows and Mac|
|EtasonJB Jailbreak||iOS 8.4.1||tihmstar||Windows and Mac|
|TaiG jailbreak||iOS 8.0 – iOS 8.4||TaiG Team||Windows and Mac|
|Evasi0n7 jailbreak / evasi0n jailbreak||iOS 7 – iOS 7.0.6|
iOS 6.0 – iOS 6.1.2
|Evad3rs||Evasi0n7 – Windows Mac|
evasi0n – Windows Mac Linux
|P0sixspwn||iOS 6.1.3 – iOS 6.1.6||Winocm, iH8sn0w, and SquiffyPwn||Windows and Mac|
|Redsn0w||Untethered iOS 4.1 – iOS 5.1.1|
Tethered jailbreak – iOS 4.2.10 to iOS 6.0.1
|iPhone Dev-Team||Windows and Mac|
|Absinthe||iOS 5.1.1||Dream Team||Windows and Mac|
|Pwnage||iOS 5.1.1 – iOS 5.0.1|
iOS 4.0 – iOS 4.3.3
|Sn0wBreeze||iOS 3.1.3 – iOS 6.1.3||iH8sn0w||Windows|
|JailbreakMe||Saffron iOS 4.2.6 – iOS 4.3.3|
Star iOS 3.1.2 – iOS 4.0.1
|GreenPois0n||iOS 4.1 – iOS 4.2.1||Chronic-Dev Team||Windows and Mac|
|LimeRa1n||iOS 4.1 – iOS 3.2.2||GeoHot||Windows and Mac|
|Sprit||iOS 3.1.2 – iOS 3.2||Comex||Windows and Mac|
|Blackra1n||iOS 3.1.2||iPhone Dev-Team||Windows and Mac|
|QuickPWN||iOS 2.2.1||iPhone Dev-Team||Windows and Mac|