Apple has patched iOS 13.5 jailbreak vulnerability with the new iOS 13.5.1 update, however, you can still jailbreak iOS 13.5.1 and iOS 13.5.5 beta on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, using checkra1n, as long as your device is supported.
checkra1n works as long as you have a device with an A11 chip or older version. Although checkra1n has not received a new update to support the new iOS updates, it works by enabling a simple option in the app. Follow our simple guide to jailbreak your device:
checkra1n compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models
Here is the list of devices supported by checkra1n:
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone SE (1st generation)
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPod touch (7th generation)
- iPad (5th generation)
- iPad (6th generation)
- iPad (7th generation)
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air (3rd generation)
- iPad Pro (12.9-inch)
- iPad Pro (9.7 inch)
- iPad Pro (12.9-inch, 2nd generation)
- iPad Pro (10.5 inch)
- iPad mini (4th generation)
How to use checkra1n to jailbreak iOS 13.5.5 and iOS 13.5.1
Follow the below steps to jailbreak iOS 13.5.5 using checkra1n on Mac and Linux:
- Download the latest checkra1n version on your computer and open the app. In app options, select ‘allow untested versions’.
- Put your iPhone or iPad in DFU mode, and connect it to your computer using a cable.
- Open the checkra1n app and let it do its things. Your device will restart once the jailbreak process is complete.
Once your device restarts, you can open Cydia and download your favorite apps and tweaks.
checkra1n is a semi-tethered jailbreak so if you restart your iOS device, it will go back to stock iOS state. You will have to re-jailbreak your device by following the above steps.
It is unclear whether unc0ver team has any vulnerability in their hands which will allow them to release an update that works with iOS 13.5.1 and iOS 13.5.5. unc0ver 5.0.0 took advantage of a 0day kernel exploit, which marked the first instance after iOS 10 that such an exploit was used for jailbreaking. As expected, Apple was extremely quick to release an update and close the vulnerability.
If you are on a recent device that uses an A10 or newer processor, and have not upgraded from iOS 13.5, we suggest that you keep your device that way to preserve your jailbreak.