How to jailbreak iOS 14.8 using checkra1n

Here is our detailed guide on what you need to do to jailbreak iOS 14.8 or iPadOS 14.8 devices using checkra1n via an Intel or M1 Mac. This guide works with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

jailbreak iOS 14.8 using checkra1n

Jailbreak iOS 14.8 using checkra1n on iPhone and iPad

Compatible devices

At the time of writing, the following iPhone and iPad models are compatible with checkra1n:

  • 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


Before you start, make sure that you have the following software:

  • Latest version of checkra1n (0.12.4 at the moment)
  • iPhone or iPad running iOS 14.8 or iPadOS 14.8.
  • A Mac or a Linux PC to use checkra1n. Still not checkra1n for Windows.

Jailbreak iOS 14.8

  1. Download the latest version of checkra1n on your Mac or Linux PC.
  2. Open the app, go to its options, and enable a 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 on your Mac or Linux PC and click the start button. Wait for the app to complete the jailbreak process.

Once complete, look for the checkra1n app on your iPhone or iPad. You should also see Cydia on your Home Screen, remember to open and download the latest updates. This app lets you download various tweaks and apps that work on jailbroken devices.

checkra1n 0.12.4 is currently the latest version. Here is the changeling for this update:

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


  • 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.

Although previously announced by the developers, checkra1n still does not support iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, iPad 6th and 7th generation, iPod touch 7, and iPad Pro 2nd generation.

If you have an iPhone or iPad model on iOS 14.4 or earlier iOS version, you can use unc0ver iOS 14 jailbreak.

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