How to jailbreak iOS 14.6 using checkra1n

You can jailbreak iOS 14.6 using checkra1n on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch using either a Mac or Linux computer. This includes both Intel and M1 Macs. Here is what you need to do to jailbreak your iOS device.

jailbreak iOS 14.6 using checkra1n

Jailbreak iOS 14.6 using checkra1n on iPhone and iPad

Before you begin, make sure that you download the latest version of checkra1n, and update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 14.6/iPadOS 14.6. checkra1n only works on Mac or Linux PCs, as a Windows-compatible version is not available yet.

  1. Download the latest checkra1n on your Mac or Linux PC and run the app.
  2. Go to the checkra1n’s options, and enable the setting called ‘allow untested versions’.
  3. Put your iPhone or iPad in DFU mode, and connect it to your Mac or Linux PC using a Lightning to USB cable.
  4. Open checkra1n app and click start. Let the app complete the jailbreak process.

Once done, open the checkra1n app on your iPhone or iPad and also update Cydia.

At the time of writing, checkra1n 0.12.4 is the latest version and has the following changelog:

Bug fixes

  • Hotfix for A9X devices, which could not boot on 14.5 at all with 0.12.3
  • Fix package dependency issues on the deb repo

Notes

  • A11 devices on iOS 14.0 and above require removing the passcode and enabling “Skip A11 BPR check” in the options. This is not recommended, but it’s there.

Known issues

  • A7 devices will currently not work with the Linux version
  • The exploit may not work as reliably on some devices, such as the Raspberry Pi Zero and Raspberry Pi 3
  • Linux GUI build when using CLI mode doesn’t support auto assertion of DFU mode on advanced Apple TV 4K breakout boards
  • bridgeOS:
      • If you disconnect the cable, then as soon as macOS boots it’ll take over the USB connection and disallow communication with the T2
      • Some users have reported checkra1n crashing when Chinese is set as the only system language. It is unknown whether any other language is affected.

Note that checkra1n can jailbreak iOS 14.6 only on the following devices:

  • iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, and SE
  • iPad 5th generation
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Pro 1st generation
  • Apple TV 4 and 4K
  • iBridge T2

checkra1n developers had announced support for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, iPad 6th and 7th generation, iPod touch 7, and iPad Pro 2nd generation for a future update, however, these devices are currently not supported.

checkra1n 0.12.4 is available for macOS and Linux as a beta. A Windows version is currently a work-in-progress and will be released in the future.

If you have a newer iPhone or iPad model on iOS 14.4 or earlier iOS version, you can use unc0ver to jailbreak it.

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