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Checkra1n Jailbreak

Checkra1n is a semi-tethered jailbreak tool for iOS 12 – iOS 14.8.1. This is based on the Checkm8 hardware exploit. This exploit can not be patched via software update. So, it exists on all A5-A11 devices no matter what iOS version is. It is required MAC or Linux support to download Checkra1n.

However, Checkra1n semi-tethered jailbreak does not support iOS 15 onwards. Therefore zJailbreak provides Virtual Checkra1n Jailbreak for iOS 15 – iOS 15.7.6 and iOS 16 – iOS 16.6.

Checkra1n Jailbreak for Mac [ iOS 12 – iOS 14.8.1 ] – Download & Step Guide

Checkra1n Jailbreak for Linux [ iOS 12 – iOS 14.8.1 ] – Download & Step Guide

Virtual Checkra1n Jailbreak [Online Alternative for iOS 15 – iOS 16.6 ] – Download & Step Guide

Checkra1n compatibility
Devices : iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE (1st), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4, iPad 5th, iPad 6th, iPad 7th, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro 1st, iPad Pro 2nd, iPod Touch 6, iPod Touch 7

iOS versions : iOS 14.8.1, iOS 14.8, iOS 14.7.1, iOS 14.7, iOS 14.6, iOS 14.5.1, iOS 14.5, iOS 14.4.2, iOS 14.4.1, iOS 14.4, iOS 14.3, iOS 14.2.1, iOS 14.2, iOS 14.1, iOS 14.0.1, iOS 14, iOS 13.7, iOS 13.6.1, iOS 13.6, iOS 13.5.1, iOS 13.5, iOS 13.4.1, iOS 13.4, iOS 13.3.1, iOS 13.3, iOS 13.2.3, iOS 13.2.2, iOS 13.2, iOS 13.1.3, iOS 13.1.2, iOS 13.1.1, iOS 13.1, iOS 13, iOS 12.5.6, iOS 12.5.5, iOS 12.5.4, iOS 12.5.3, iOS 12.5.2, iOS 12.5.1, iOS 12.5, iOS 12.4.9, iOS 12.4.8, iOS 12.4.7, iOS 12.4.6, iOS 12.4.5, iOS 12.4.4, iOS 12.4.3, iOS 12.4.2, iOS 12.4.1, iOS 12.4, iOS 12.3.2, iOS 12.3.1, iOS 12.3, 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

Checkra1n Jailbreak for Mac


  • A5 – A11 device with the Checkra1n supports iOS version. (Check the Checkra1n support device list and iOS versions from here)
  • MacOS running computer with installed the Latest iTunes.

Step Guide

Step 01 – Download the Checkra1n jailbreak tool’s Mac version from the following button.

Step 02 – Connect your iDevice with the Mac computer. Run the downloaded Mac version of Checkra1n jailbreak tool.

Step 03 – Wait until Checkra1n detects the connected device. Then click the start button to start the jailbreak process and click the next button to continue it.

Step 04 – In this step Checkra1n will guide you to put your device into DFU mode. Follow the screen instructions. You have to repeat this process, every time you fail to put your device into DFU mode correctly.

Step 05 – After entering your device into DFU mode successfully, the jailbreak process will begin. Make sure not to do anything with the device as well as with the computer until complete the Checkra1n jailbreak process.

Step 06 – After enter your device into jailbreak mode, it will respring with located Checkra1n jailbreak app on your device screen. Run the Checkra1n jailbreak app to install Cydia.

Step 07 – It will respring the device again once installed the Cydia with locating Cydia icon on your device’s home screen.

Note – Because of the checkra1n jailbreak is semi-tethered, you have to connect your device with the computer and put your device back into jailbreak mode, every time lost Cydia. Otherwise you may lost Cydia and other tweaks.

Checkra1n Jailbreak for Linux


  • A Linux / Ubuntu running computer
  • A5 – A11 iPhone or iPad with running Checkra1n support iOS version (Check the Checkra1n compatibility from here)

Step Guide

Step 01 – Download Checkra1n Linux Jailbreak file according to the computer OS from the following buttons.

Step 02 – Connect your iDevice with the Linux Computer. You can execute these downloaded files with the terminal app.

Step 03 – Use any of the following methods to execute the Checkra1n file.

Method 1 – Right click on the downloaded Checkra1n file. Select properties. Then go to the Permission tab. Tick the Allow executing file as program option.

Method 2 – Open terminal app and type following commands. Then drag and drop the Checkra1n jailbreak folder on the terminal app and press enter for each command.

Chmod +X


Step 04 – Click the start button to jailbreak your iDevice. Checkra1n will guide you to put your device into DFU mode. Follow the instructions carefully to put the device into DFU mode.

Step 05 – Let it boot your device into jailbreak mode. Then the Checkra1n app will be placed on the device home screen. Run the Checkra1n app, which is located on your home screen. After completing the jailbreak process, Cydia will install on your jailbroken device.

Note – As you know checkra1n is Semi-tethered jailbreak. every restart may lose Cydia. At this time you have to connect your device with a Linux computer and repeat this jailbreak process for Cydia.

Virtual Checkra1n Jailbreak [Online Alternative]

Virtual Checkra1n is a modern virtual checkra1n app you can run completely online. This will let you install Checkra1n virtual app to your device and jailbreak virtually to install Web-based Cydia. You can download it through zJailbreak.


Devices : All iOS 15 – iOS 16.6 running iPhone or iPad (Including latest iPhone 13, iPhone 14.)

iOS versions : iOS 15, iOS 15.1, iOS 15.2, iOS 15.2.1, iOS 15.3, iOS 15.3.1, iOS 15.4, iOS 15.4.1, iOS 15.5, iOS 15.6, iOS 15.6.1, iOS 15.7, iOS 15.7.1, iOS 15.7.2, iOS 15.7.3, iOS 15.7.4, iOS 15.7.5, iOS 15.7.6, iOS 16, iOS 16.0.1, iOS 16.0.2, iOS 16.0.3, iOS 16.1, iOS 16.1.1, iOS 16.1.2, iOS 16.2, iOS 16.3, iOS 16.3.1, iOS 16.4, iOS 16.4.1, iOS 16.5, iOS 16.6

Step GuideStep 01 – Tap the above zJailbreak button. Install the zJailbreak providing your device passcode.

Step 02 – Open the zJailbreak, Tap on Checkra1n virtual under the jailbreak section. Then, tap install > Allow, it will download the profile to your device settings.

Step 03 – Go to settings > Checkra1n profile > Install > Enter device passcode > Install > Done.

Step 04 – Checkra1n Virtual app appeared on your device homescreen.

Step 05 – Open the app. Tap on the Checkra1n app. There is a Loader page.

Step 06 – Tap on the Cydia icon to install the app. After few seconds, you can see Cydia on homescreen.

Find more about zJailbreak solutions from the following pages.

iOS 16.6 Jailbreak (beta)

iOS 16.5 Jailbreak

iOS 16.4 / iOS 16.4.1 Jailbreak

iOS 16.3 / iOS 16.3.1 Jailbreak

iOS 16.2 Jailbreak

iOS 16.1 – iOS 16.1.2 Jailbreak

iOS 16 – iOS 16.0.3 Jailbreak

iOS 15.7 – iOS 15.7.6 Jailbreak

iOS 15.6 / iOS 15.6.1 Jailbreak

iOS 15.5 Jailbreak

iOS 15.4 / iOS 15.4.1 Jailbreak

iOS 15 – iOS 15.3.1 Jailbreak

zJailbreak as Checkra1n online alternative

zJailbreak is a third party app store which offers more jailbreak apps & tweaks, themes, etc. It is a real jailbreak alternative for Checkra1n. It is not a semi-tethered or semi-untethered jailbreak tool, but installs third party jailbreak apps / tweaks & themes. It has a very easy installation process. Also, you can complete the process completely online.

Why do you need an alternative for Checkra1n?

Checkra1n Jailbreak has the following disadvantages.

  • Checkcra1n does not support latest devices of iPhone XS, XS Max, XR / iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 pro max / iPhone 12, 12 pro, 12 pro max, 12 mini
  • It is only supported with MAC & Linux, No windows support.
  • No online support. It requires a MAC or Linux computer.
  • Since iOS 14, if you are a iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X user it is required removing the passcode and enabling “Skip A11 BPR check” in the options. This is not recommended.
  • Checkra1n has a bit of an advanced jailbreak process.
  • Also iOS 15 is still not supported with Checkra1n.

Apart from the above checkra1n disadvantages, there are common jailbreak issues too.

  • Checkra1n is a System rooted Jailbreak.
  • End up Voiding device’s Warranty
  • Install Malware on your device
  • Device functionality issues such as Shorten the battery life, device to crash, Freeze other apps, Drop calls

So, you need to use Checkra1n alternative to overcome the above all issues. We can recommend zJailbreak as the best online checkra1n alternative.

zJailbreak pros
  • zJailbreak supported with all latest devices including iPhone XS, XS Max, XR / iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 pro max / iPhone 12, 12 pro, 12 pro max, 12 mini
  • Install Jailbreak apps & tweaks including Cydia & Sileo.
  • Non system rooted method, so no functionality issues like battery drain, freezing
  • 100% risk free
  • Does not require Computer, Completely online method.
  • Device warranty will not get affected.
  • You can remove zJailbreak easily when you don’t need it

zJailbreak cons

  • zJailbreak Cydia is not full functioning
  • zJailbreak Sileo is not full functioning

Find more about zJailbreak solutions according to your iOS versions from the following links.

iOS 14 – iOS 14.8.1 Jailbreak

iOS 13 – iOS 13.7 Jailbreak

iOS 12 – iOS 12.5.7 Jailbreak

zJailbreak features

zJailbreak has many impressive features. So we could recommend zJailbreak as the best Checkra1n alternative solution.

Here are popular features you can get through zJailbreak.


Zeon is a very famous jailbreak repo extractor. iOS users can install any number of jailbreak apps, tweaks and more jailbreak related apps using Zeon. It uses an easy and risk free repo extracting method to install jailbreak apps. You can download Zeon repo extractor directly from zJailbreak app store for free

Hexxa Plus

Hexxa Plus is another famous zJailbreak feature. You can install most popular jailbreak apps, game apps, tweaks and many more using Hexxa Plus. Hexxa Plus consists of three main apps such as Hexxa Plus, Hexxa Plus app stores and Hexxa tweaks.


zJailbreak lets you install Cydia on latest iOS versions up to iOS 16.6. You can directly install Cydia on your iPhone or iPad from zJailbreak. However all Cydia functions may not work with this Cydia. 

Ela Themes

Ela theme is an amazing theme collection for latest iOS versions. You can install colorful themes on latest iOS versions as well as devices using Ela themes. 14 Dark Theme, 16 Bit Theme, 3 Dos Theme, 3D Theme, Allegro Theme, Android themes are the most popular themes available on Ela Theme Store. Find more details from the iPhone themes page.

++ Web-based operating system apps

This is a unique zJailbreak feature that is offered from the beginning. You cannot get this feature from anywhere else. iOS 16 ++ is one of the latest web-based operating system apps. You can get a virtual jailbreak experience with this app. Download iOS 16++ from zJailbreak for free.

Unc0ver Jailbreak as alternative

Uncover was the most popular Jailbreak tool since iOS 11 – iOS 14.3. Later Unc0ver updated for iOS 14.4 – iOS 14.5.1 for A12-A14 devices with Fugu14. Recently it was upgraded for iOS 14.6 – iOS 14.8 on A12/A13 devices only. However, you can not jailbreak iOS 14.8.1 with Unc0ver.

It was the best alternative for Checkra1n, it has both Windows /Mac support as well as online Jailbreak support. However, when it comes to iOS 14 – iOS 14.8 Jailbreak it has some issues. There is no Online jailbreak which properly works. It is getting revoked. Also, it has a complicated JB process using the alt store on Mac & Windows users. Also, it should have an Apple developer account to complete the Jailbreak method for linux users to work with the Cydia Impactor.