checkra1n

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checkra1n
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Original author(s) qwertyoruiop
Developer(s) qwertyoruiop, argp, axi0mx, danyl931, jaywalker, kirb, littlelailo, nitoTV, nullpixel, pimskeks, sbingner, siguza
Initial release 10 Nov 2019 (2019-11-10)
Stable release 0.9.7 beta / 14 Dec 2019; 0 days ago
Development status Active
Operating system macOS
Available in English
Website checkra.in

checkra1n is a semi-tethered jailbreak, developed primarily by Luca Todesco (qwertyoruiop). It's based on the checkm8 bootrom exploit released by axi0mx. checkra1n supports iOS 12.3 and newer.

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Release History

Version Date Changes
0.9 beta 10 Nov 2019
  • Initial release
0.9.1 beta
  • An issue where the loader app would crash when installing Cydia on iPads
  • A crash when the macOS language was set to anything other than English
  • An issue where iPad Minis would not work with the GUI
  • An issue with the scp binary not working as expected
0.9.2 beta 11 Nov 2019
  • Fixed an issue where the Apple Watch would not receive notifications while jailbroken
  • Improve reliability of entering DFU mode
  • Fixed an issue where checkra1n could not be used on macOS 10.10
0.9.3 beta 13 Nov 2019
  • Fixes an issue where biometrics did not work for some users
  • Fixes an issue where the touch screen became unresponsive for some users
  • Fixes an issue where the loader app may not have appeared on the homescreen
  • Fixes an issue where the iPad Smart Keyboard did not work
  • Fixes an issue where the fast charging functionality did not work on some devices
  • Fixes an issue where the taptic engine did not work on some devices
  • Fixes an issue where battery settings did not load for some users
  • Detect a case where the user may have an OTA update downloaded, which caused issues for some users
0.9.3.2 beta
  • Fixes an issue where biometrics did not work for some users
  • Fixes an issue where the touch screen became unresponsive for some users
  • Fixes an issue where the loader app may not have appeared on the homescreen
  • Fixes an issue where the iPad Smart Keyboard did not work
  • Fixes an issue where the fast charging functionality did not work on some devices
  • Fixes an issue where the taptic engine did not work on some devices
  • Detect a case where the user may have an OTA update downloaded, which caused issues for some users
0.9.5 beta 15 Nov 2019

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes an issue where the user may be signed out of their Apple ID
  • Fixes an issue that caused MobileSubstrate initialization to be delayed
  • Detect a case where the user may have an OTA update downloaded, which caused issues for some users

The following issues are caused by incorrect DFU mode entry, please make sure to follow the instructions in the UI:

  • An issue where the taptic engine did not work on some devices
  • An issue where biometrics did not work for some users
  • An issue where the touch screen became unresponsive for some users

Other Changes:

  • This update includes a new fast DFU sequence. Entering DFU mode should now be safer and more reliable.
  • The loading mechanism for substrate has improved in this update, which improves the stability of the device.
0.9.6 beta 1 Dec 2019

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes support for the iPad 6th Generation
  • Fixes an issue where A7 devices would report an error code on success
  • Fixes an issue where jailbreak app icons would show up on the boot after using loader’s “Restore System” functionality
  • Makes the loader app more resilient to errors occurring after a long uptime
  • Fixes an issue where Loader and Cydia would fail with a no internet connection message on Chinese iPhones
  • Fixes an issue where the the iPad Pro Smart Keyboard would disconnect
  • Fixes an issue where fast charging did not work

Other Changes:

  • Add support for jailbreaking Apple TVs from within the same app
  • Added support for the iPad 5th Generation, iPad Air 2nd Generation the iPad Pro 1st Generation
  • Added support for iOS 13.2.3
  • Re-engineered the command line interface from the ground up
  • Drastically improved loader’s speed
  • Restructured loaderd and friends into separate launch daemons to survive userland reboot and removed insult from daemon name
  • Export kernel base and other useful things for developers (see jbctl for details)
0.9.7 beta 14 Dec 2019

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixes an issue which prevented the GUI from detecting changes in device modes
  • Fixes an issue that caused the GUI to hang when jailbreaking some iPad models

Other Changes:

  • Add initial Apple TV 4K support
  • Purge OTA updates on boot
  • Add support for iOS 13.3
  • Remove libimobiledevice as a dependency
  • Properly handle situations where there’s no internet connection available while bootstrapping tvOS
  • Add a Control Center shortcut for the tvOS loader app

Known Issues:

  • The Apple TV 4K will produce a -20 error, even on a successful jailbreak