Checkra1n Jailbreak

Great news! We have a new jailbreak; the checkm8 bootrom exploit-based chekra1n jailbreak tool, and we’re going to show you how to download it right now.

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Download CheckRa1n App:

Follow the link below to download the Checkrain jailbreak app on your computer.

Download Link Mac


Before you can download the jailbreak, there are a couple of things to know:

  • The jailbreak tool is supported on macOS only at the moment – Microsoft Windows OS will be supported in the near future
  • It is a semi-tethered jailbreak – you will require your computer to reboot it if you power your device off
  • Support is for the 64-bit A5-A11 devices – see below
  • Supports iOS 12.3 or above – works on iOS 13+
  • At the moment, this is just an experimental tool on the iPhone 5S, iPad Mini 2, 3, and iPad Air
  • Cydia is the default package manager but others will be added in the future

We’re not done yet


The jailbreak tool is compatible with these iOS devices on iOS 12.3 to iOS 13.2.3 inclusive:

  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 6/6S
  • iPhone 6/6S Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 7/7 Plus
  • iPhone 8/8 Plus
  • iPhone X/XR/XS/XS Max
  • iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max
  • iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (2nd generation)
  • iPad (9.7-inch)
  • iPad Mini 2
  • iPad Mini 3
  • iPad Mini 4

Moving on

How to Use Checkra1n Jailbreak:

There are two ways to install the jailbreak app. Both methods require a computer to install the jailbreak.

Method 1: for Mac OSX

Provided you have met the above criteria, you are ready to install the Checkrain jailbreak

Let’s get into it:

  1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac using the correct, official cable
  2. If you are asked to trust your device, do so
  3. Download the Checkra1n jailbreak from the download link above.
  4. Find and double-click on the .dmg file on your Mac to open it
  5. Drag and drop the checkra1n app to your Applications folder
  6. Open Applications and right-click the checkra1n file
  7. Choose the option to Show Package Contents checkrain package contents
  8. Next, click Checkra1n > Contents > MacOS 
  9. Double-click on checkra1n_gui file and the jailbreak application will open chera1n jailbreak installer
  10. Make sure the jailbreak application has recognized your iPhone or iPad and click on Start
  11. You will now be asked to place your device into DFU – click on Next
  12. Click Start and follow the on-screen instructions to put your device into DFU dfu mode checkrain
  13. When that has completed successfully, the jailbreak will start the exploitation and jailbreak process checkrain app
  14. You should see the verbose boot screen with the chekra1n theme on it – do NOT disconnect your device until the jailbreak is complete
  15. Once it has finished, the application can be closed checkra1n app

Wait, there’s more

  1. Look on your home page for the Checkra1n loader and tap to open it checkra1n ios 13 iphone
  2. Tap Cydia and then Install Cydia checkra1n install cydia
  3. The jailbreak application will now begin to install Cydia
  4. The app closes when the process is finished and you will see Cydia on your home screen ios 13.2.2 jailbreak cydia

That’s it, your device is successfully jailbroken with the Checkrain jailbreak.

How cool is that!

Method 2: for Windows PC

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  • coming soon…

Jailbreaks are few and far between now so grab these opportunities while you can.

How to Delete Checkrain Jailbreak:

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If things don’t go right or you need to delete the jailbreak appstore installed using Checkrain ( i.e. Sileo or Cydia ), it is quite simple to do. Check out the links below for further details:

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43 thoughts on “Checkra1n Jailbreak”

  1. Any news if this will be available for Windows Or Linux soon? Or if possible without a computer or is it gonna stay on semi-tethered?

    • Thanks for all your questions. We are looking for answers ourselves and it’s too early to tell as it’s in “Beta” at this moment.

    • Great !! glad that you were successful. Checkra1n app has been upgraded to new version for better compatibility and lesser issues, making it a more stable iOS 13 jailbreak tool.

  2. Does it work on iPad (5th generation)?
    While I am installing jailbreak, the following is appeared.
    “Timed out waiting for bootstrap upload (Likely caused by an incompatible tweak, to enable Safe Mode check the option on main screen) (Error code: -20)”

    Thank You.

    • Good Evening,

      Im having the same issue with my iPhone 6 12.4.3 it gives me the same error and im not sure if im doing something wrong.

  3. Jailbreak installed on iphone 6s also has a timeout waiting for the bootloader to upload possibly due to incompatible adjustments, please check the home screen for the safe mode error code:-20

    The iphone 11 Pro Max couldn’t click START either

  4. Hello, once I get to the “Double-click on checkra1n_gui file” it does not work. The message says
    “Welcome to checkra1n!
    Sorry, iPhone XS (iOS 13.2.2) is not supported”

  5. Hi I jailbreaked my iphone se 13.2.2 and I installed an apprently incompatible tweak.
    Now I dont’t have checkra anymore and I can’t open cydia nether delete it. Could somone help me thanks

  6. I have tried several times to jailbreak my iPhone 6 on 12.4.3 but no success. (and now iTunes crashes when I plug my iPhone. ) Here is the log:

    – [*] Waiting for DFU devices
    – [*] DFU mode device found
    – [*] Attempting to perform checkm8 on 7000 11…
    – [*] == Checkm8 Preparation stage ==
    – [*] DFU mode device found
    – [*] == Checkm8 Setup stage ==
    – [*] Entered initial checkm8 state after 3 steps, issuing DFU abort..
    – [*] DFU device disconnected
    – [*] DFU mode device found
    – [*] == Checkm8 Trigger stage ==
    – [*] Checkmate!
    – [*] DFU device disconnected
    – [*] DFU mode device found
    – [*] == Checkm8 Trying to run payload… ==
    – [*] If everything went correctly, you should now have code execution.
    – [*] DFU device disconnected
    – [*] Download mode device found
    – [*] Download mode device disconnected
    – [!] Timed out waiting for bootstrap upload (Error -20)

  7. There’s just something i don’t get. If the exploit is related to the material means the kind of chip, then why is the software version so important? why should the phone be under ios 12.3 minimum? Your compatibility list also includes iPhone 4S but as far as i know that device is not compatible with iOS 12.3. Or am i misunderstanding ? Just asking myself and hope someone could give me an answer.

    • Thank you for pointing it out. It’s supported from iPhone 5S and above and not iPhone 4S. Apologies for the confusion. The correction has been made.

  8. Getting an error message when trying to install checkra1n 0.9.5

    Sorry, iPhone XS Max (iOS 13.1.3) is not supported.
    ECID: 0x1602d926ba002e

  9. Will there be a feature that puts the phone in dfu mode (my 5s home button doesn’t work) in the Linux version? Will there be a rpi version?

  10. Has anyone succeeded with iPad mini2? I’m in iOS 12.4…. had uncover but can’t sign app. Tried with checkra1n and no luck! Error -31 and -20… Cydia won’t work

  11. ok I found a solution, my iPhone ios 12.4 tries to jailbreak with Checkra1n. Once the jailbreak is finished and cydia installed add the source https://repo. then installed ReProvision once this tweaks installed open the app and connected you with your apple ID once this step is finished open safari and found unc0ver in ipa click format to download the app and open it with ReProvision for the installed be sure to sign the apps now with each restart of your iPhone you can jailbreak directly with you unc0ver app without your pc or mac

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