Checkra1n Jailbreak for iOS 13, iPadOS 13: How to, Downloads & News

BY Jason

Published 12 Nov 2019

Checkra1n jailbreak

Checkra1n jailbreak is the world’s first public iOS 13 jailbreak. It is one of the fastest jailbreak to be released after a major iOS software update released by Apple.

Checkra1n is a semi-tethered jailbreak, which is similar to an untethered jailbreak, it gives the ability to reboot your iOS device on its own. On each boot, the iOS device startup sequence is unmodified and it boots into its original, non-jailbroken state. However, instead of needing to use a tool from a computer to re-jailbreak the iOS device again, like a tethered or semi-tethered cases, the user can re-jailbreak their device with the help of an app running on the iOS device.

The checkra1n jailbreak is based on the checkm8 exploit which was discovered in September 2019. It is an unpatchable bootrom exploit that works on all devices up until the iPhone X irrespective of whether they run iOS 12 or iOS 13 and makes them jailbreakable for life.

iOS Versions Supported by Checkra1n Jailbreak 

Checkra1n jailbreak supports iOS 12.3 all the way up to iOS 13.2.2.

List of iOS Devices Supported by Unc0ver Jailbreak

While checkra1n works on iOS 12.3 – iOS 13.2.2 and iPadOS 13 – iPadOS 13.2.2, it supports only selected iPhones and iPads:

  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPad mini
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad Air

The current release of checkra1n lacks support for the following devices:

  • iPad Air 2
  • 5th gen iPad
  • 1st gen iPad Pro

These devices will eventually be supported by the tool. However, since checkra1n is based on the checkm8 exploit, it won’t support newer iPhones and iPads launched after the iPhone X such as:

  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max

Download Checkra1n Jailbreak

You can download the latest version of checkra1n jailbreak from here. It is available for macOS only currently.

The checkra1n team is working on Windows and Linux version, and will release it as soon as possible.

How to Use Checkra1n Jailbreak 

If you need help you can follow our tutorial to learn how to easily jailbreak iOS 13 using checkra1n with step-by-step instructions.

iOS 13 Jailbreak Compatible Cydia Tweaks

As of now, there are plenty of popular jailbreak tweaks that have been updated to work with checkra1n jailbreak and to add support for iOS 13 and iPadOS 13.

You can check our article for the updated list of iOS 13 jailbreak compatible Cydia tweaks.

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