Chimera Jailbreak [Updated for iOS 12.4]

Chimera Jailbreak

Chimera Jailbreak is available for iOS 12.4 jailbreak A8 to A11 devices. Select the Chimera support from the following according to the iOS version.

Chimera for Jailbreak iOS 12.4 & iOS 12.2 – iOS 12.1.3

Chimera for Jailbreak iOS 12.3 – iOS 12.3.2 / iOS 12.4.1 – iOS 12.4.6 / iOS 13 – iOS 13.4.5

Chimera for Jailbreak iOS 12.1.2 – iOS 12

Download Chimera for Apple TV Jailbreak 12.2 – 12

Chimera for Jailbreak iOS 12.4 & iOS 12.2 – iOS 12.1.3

Chimera Jailbreak iOS 12.4 is now available to download for A8 to A11 devices. iOS 12.1.3 to iOS 12.2 versions are also compatible. However, Chimera does not support A12 / A12X devices.Therefore you can not jailbreak A12 /A12X devices running these versions.

It has both an Online Jailbreak method as well as PC required method. Follow the given below guides.

Chimera jailbreak download no pc – Online Method

Chimera Online Jailbreak method available with zJailbreak, Xabsi & iExtras app stores.

Download zJailbreak

Download Xabsi

Download iExtras

Step Guide

Step 01 – Download & install any app store to your iOS device using the above buttons. (bookmark)You need to provide device passcode only.

Step 02 – Then launch the downloaded App store and install the Chimera app from it.

Step 03 – Before launching the app you must trust the developer profile. Go to settings > Device & Profile Management > Trust the App.

Step 04 – Now run the Chimera Jailbreak app from your device and Tap on Jailbreak to start the Jailbreak process. 

Repeat this process until successful.

Step 05 – Finally you can see the Sileo app manager on your device homescreen.

Chimera jailbreak Cydia impactor – Computer Method

Download Chimera with Computer support.

Cydia Impactor (Download according to your Computer OS)

Step Guide

Step 01 – Download Chimera IPA and Cydia impactor from above buttons.

Step 02 – Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer. Now launch Cydia impactor.

Step 03 – Drag & drop the Chimera IPA on to Cydia impactor window. It is required to submit your Apple ID & Password to begin the side load process.

Step 04 – Once complete the Side load process you will see the Chimera App on your device homescreen. No trust the developer profile going through the device settings.

Step 05 – Open the Chimera app and complete the Jailbreak process.

Step 06 – Sileo app will be available once you successfully complete the Chimera Jailbreak process.

Chimera for iOS Jailbreak iOS 12.1.2 – iOS 12

All the devices including iPhone XS, XS Max and XR (A12) support iOS 12 to iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak.

Use the above same guides and download links.

Chimera for Jailbreak for iOS 12.3 – iOS 12.3.2 / iOS 12.4.1 – iOS 12.4.6 / iOS 13 – iOS 13.4

Unfortunately, Chimera Jailbreak is not compatible with iOS 12.3 –  iOS 12.3.2 Jailbreak as well as iOS 12.4.1 onwards (some of iOS 12.3 beta versions except beta 6 compatible.) 

In this section, we are discussing alternative methods for Chimera for these latest iOS version users.


Now CheckRa1n Jailbreak is available for iOS 12.3 to iOS 13.4 Jailbreak on A5-A11 devices. Also, Unc0ver Jailbreak is available for iOS 13 – iOS 13.3 on A8X –  A13 devices.

It seems Chimera developer is going to update Chimera against this Unc0ver update. After releasing the Unc0ver v04.0.0 update he tweets as follows.

Sometimes it may release Chimera Jailbreak for iOS 13 – iOS 13.3 versions. 

In addition, Hexxa plus Jailbreak app installation method compatible with iOS 13 – iOS 13.4.5 and Hexxa isCompatible up to iOS 12.4.6 Jailbreak. Bregxi also available since iOS 12.3 onwards.

Download Chimera for Apple TV

Chimera is available for Apple tvOS 12 to tvOS 12.2 & tvOS 12.4 too.

Version Compatibility : 

tvOS 12, tvOS 12.0.1, tvOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1.1, tvOS 12.1.3,tvOS 12.2

Device Compatibility :

4th and 5th gen Apple TV

Note : 1080p Apple TV 4 is only supported up to 12.1.1

Go to Apple TV jailbreak page for download and step guides.

Chimera developers

CoolStar – Lead developer of the Chimera. He is the developer of Electra Jailbreak for iOS 11.4.1 to iOS 11. Also, he has developed many iOS apps such as ClassicSwitcher 3, 3D Switcher, Anemone.

nullpixel – He is a WWDC17 Scholarship Winning iOS researcher and famous jailbreak developer. He is an active member of the Jailbreak community.

tri’angle – tri’angle is a tweak developer / Jailbreak developer. He is developing the Eyeplugs app and a few repositories.

Ninjaprawn / George – Developer and Security Researcher. He released patchfinder with the ability to test patches across multiple iOS versions.

Exploit Developers:

Brandon Azad – Famous iOS researcher. He has found many vulnerabilities on iOS and written several exploits.

PsychoTea / sparkey – Famous Jailbreak developer who released Meridian Jailbreak for iOS 10- iOS 10.3.3.

UI developers / designers:

AppleBetas – He is a famous tweak developer. He is developing the Ultrasound app / Dynastic repo.

Aesign / Alessandro Chiarlitti – He is an UX / UX Designer. He is developer of Gesto (True Multitasking for iOS) & Supercharge app to create and install tweaks on iOS devices.

Why is Chimera so special?

  • Chimera supports all iOS devices including A12 devices. Uncover, Rootless iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak tools didn’t support for iPhone 5S as well as partially support for A12 devices.
  • Chimera is installed Sileo automatically after the Jailbreaking process. You cannot install Cydia from Cimera automatically.  is the Jailbreak app manager for latest iOS versions and latest device models such as A12 up to iOS 12.1.2. Currently,Cydia is not supported for A12 devices and there is no hint about Cydia A12 update from Saurik.Therefore Sileo is the only solution for A12 devices.
  • Chimera Jailbreak doesn’t affect any user files. Therefore Chimera is safer, and more speed than Uncover and Rootless Jailbreak. Also It does waste your battery as the previous Jailbreaking methods.
  • Chimera is Crash free Jailbreak. It’s less bugs when we compare with previous iOS 12 Jailbreak such as Uncover & Rootless.
  • It’s 100% free forever

Why Sileo? No Cydia

Sileo is a new modern package manager. You can install & manage packages easier with Sileo. Also, it is a development of CoolStar and the Electra team. All of them are active members in the Jailbreak community.

They introduced Sileo because Saurik does not update Cydia continuously. He took a long time to update against jailbreak release too. As well  If there is an Unc0ver Jailbreak for iOS 12 & higher Jailbreak, still Cydia substrate does not add support for A12 devices. It seems Cydia is no longer updated by Saurik.

Therefore Sileo is better than Cydia for the latest iOS versions & device models. It will be updated simultaneously with every Chimera / Electra and the other Jailbreak updates.

How to add Cydia for Chimera

Now you can get Cydia through Chimera. Cydia for Chimera is back with version 5 by Diatrus.

Add the following repo to Sileo, then install Cydia for Chimera, and reboot.

https://diatr.us/chicydia/

Chimera Jailbreak Errors / issues

“Error 404” when installing the substitute update or any other updates.

Solution – Go to the Sources tab refresh the list.

“Failed to remount the filesystem” error

Solution – Delete iOS 12.2 updates from your iPhone Storage in settings. And run this application on Airplane mode.

“PreferenceLoader does not work” error

Solution – Cephei and other preference bundles need updating for A12.

Crashes at step 1/3 on iOS 12.1.1 beta XS / iOS 12.1 on Xs Max

Solution – Close all apps from multitasker, Turn on Airplane mode. Then Open Chimera & wait a few seconds and tap on “ Jailbreak”Repeat until respring with Sileo.

“You’re offline” error with apple music.

Solution – Pending

iPad Pro (A12x) Chimera not working

Solution – Chimera 1.0.1 /1.0.2 update fixed this issue.

Missing the Sileo icon but it says jailbroken.

Solution – Pending

Electra vs Chimera

Both Electra & Chimera are released by the same developers.

Chimera released for  iOS 12 & higher versions jailbreak & Electra works with iOS 11.4.1 to iOS 11 jailbreak only.

Electra installed Cydia once the Jailbreak process completed and Chimera installed Sileo.

Chimera is fully compatible with A12 devices and Electra is not compatible with A12 devices.

Electra & Chimera are semi-untethered Jailbreaks which need to re-run the JB app again on every reboot.