Chimera Jailbreak is available for iOS 12 – iOS 12.4 iPhone, iPads & iPods.
Chimera for Jailbreak iOS 12 & higher
Chimera new update added iOS 12.1.3 – iOS 12.4 Jailbreak support on A8 to A11 devices. However, this Chimera update does not support A12 / A12X devices.Therefore you can not jailbreak A12 /A12X devices running these versions.
Chimera initially released for iOS 12 to iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak on all the devices including iPhone XS, XS Max and XR (A12) support.
It has both an Online Jailbreak method as well as PC required method to download Chimera. Follow the given below guides.
Compatible versions : iOS 12.4, iOS 12.2, iOS 12.1.4, iOS 12.1.3, iOS 12.1.2, iOS 12.1.1, iOS 12.1, iOS 12.0.1, iOS 12
Note – iOS 12.3.2, iOS 12.3.1, iOS 12.3, iOS 12.4.1, iOS 12.4.2, iOS 12.4.3, iOS 12.4.4, iOS 12.4.5, iOS 12.4.6, iOS 12.4.7 and iOS 12.4.8 versions are not compatible. Use CheckRa1n Jailbreak for these versions.
Compatible devices – iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 versions running all devices models
iPhone XS, XS MAX & XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad Pro (1st gen, 12.9”), iPad Pro (1st gen, 9.7”), iPad (5th gen), iPad Pro (2nd gen, 10.5”/12.9”), iPad (6th gen),iPad Pro (3rd, 11″/12.9″), iPad Air (3rd gen), iPad Mini (5th gen), iPad (7th gen), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPod 7th gen, iPod touch 6G
Note – If you are iOS 12.1.3 – iOS 12.4 user it is compatible on A8-A11 devices only.
Chimera jailbreak no pc – Online Method
Chimera Online Jailbreak method available with zJailbreak, Xabsi & iExtras app stores.
Step 01 – Download & install any app store to your iOS device using the above buttons. 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 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 Jailbreak for iOS 13 & higher
According to the latest discord news Chimera 13 rename as Odyssey Jailbreak. Now it has been released for iOS 13 – iOS 13.5 on all device models. Read more about Odyssey Jailbreak.
Coolstar released Chimera1n script to bring checkra1n bootstrap on the checkra1n jailbreak with the Chimera bootstrap to get Sileo package manager with Substitute/Libhooker-based alternative to Cydia Substrate for tweak injection. This Chimera1n deployment script for iOS 13 – iOS 13.4.1 has been published on Coolstar’s GitHub. Also, you can download Chimera1n script easily from chimera1n website. If anyone is interested about that get it through and use it your own risk.
It seems Electra team planned to release Chimera iOS 13 jailbreak very soon with this achievement.
A couple of days ago Coolstar announced Chimera 13. It is an ongoing open source project for Chimera13 jailbreak. Chimera13 is a Code name and it is available on coolstar’s Github page. This is developing using the time_waste exploit. It was initially to be released iOS 13 – iOS 13.3 Jailbreak for A9-A11devices and later A12 +devices.
However, they haven’t released Chimera Jailbreak for iOS 13 & higher versions. Therefore, in this section, we are discussing alternative methods for Chimera for these latest iOS version users.
Chimera 13 is going to be released in June or July. Await until Chimera iOS 13 jailbreak release.
There are few Jailbreak tools avabe for iOS 13 & higher devices now.
CheckRa1n Jailbreak is available for iOS 12.3 to iOS 13.7 Jailbreak on A5-A11 devices. Also,Checkra1n is supported with iOS 14 A9/9X devices too. Unc0ver Jailbreak is available for iOS 13 – iOS 13.5 including iOS 13.5.5 beta 1 on A8X – A13 devices & it is compatible up to iOS 12.4.8.
In addition, Hexxa plus Jailbreak app installation method compatible with iOS 13 – iOS 13.7 and Hexxa iscompatible up to iOS 12.4.8 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 iOS 12.1.1
Go to Apple TV jailbreak page for download and step guides.
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.
Brandon Azad – Famous iOS researcher. He has found many vulnerabilities on iOS and written several exploits.
PsychoTea / sparkey – Famous Jailbreak developer who released Meridian tool for iOS 10 – iOS 10.3.3 Jailbreak
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.
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- 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.