Chimera

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Chimera
Developer(s) Electra Team CoolStar
Initial release 30 Apr 2019 (2019-04-30)
Stable release 1.3.9 (iOS)
1.3.6 (tvOS) / 16 Sep 2019; 4 days ago (iOS)
23 Aug 2019; 28 days ago (tvOS)
Operating system iOS, tvOS
Available in English
Type Jailbreaking
Website Chimera.sh

Chimera is a semi-untethered jailbreak for A7-A11 devices running 12.0-12.2 and 12.4, A12 devices on 12.0-12.1.2, and tvOS 12.0-12.2 and 12.4. (Nonce setter only on 12.1.3-12.2 and 12.4 for A12 devices.)

Versions

iOS

Version Date Changes
1.0 30 Apr 2019
  • Initial Release
1.0.1
  • Fix voucher_swap on betas
  • Fix voucher_swap on some iPad Pros
  • Reduce IPA size by 32%
1.0.2
  • Fixes issues with A12X iPad Pro's failing to jailbreak
1.0.3 4 May 2019
  • Adds a fix for RocketBootstrap issues on certain devices and updates the bundled @GetSileo to version 1.0.5!
1.0.4
  • Removes the broken SSH toggle on 1.0.3 and fixes non-working SSH
1.0.5 10 May 2019
  • Fixes Mail.app send bug.
  • Updates Sileo to 1.0.6
  • Attempts to fix A12-only Camera bug
  • Fixes issues with the app occasionally black screening at step 2 and should improve success rate.
  • Adds machswap2 for A12
1.0.6 19 May 2019
  • Improves jailbreak success rate
  • Fixes issue in 1.0.5 that would result in automatic rootfs restores
1.0.7 26 May 2019
  • Makes re-jailbreaking significantly faster (4 seconds instead of 12 seconds on a device tested with mach_swap2)!
1.0.8 9 Jun 2019
  • This fixes the issue where the Sileo icon wouldn't show up after jailbreaking with 1.0.7, 1.0.8 is otherwise identical to 1.0.7.
1.0.9 2 Jul 2019
  • This includes a few stability fixes and optimizations, as well as updating the bundled Sileo to 1.1.2!
1.1.0 8 Jul 2019
  • Updates bundled Sileo to 1.1.5
  • Fixes Sileo icon not showing up after jailbreak
1.2.0 12 Jul 2019
  • add support for A9 - A11 devices on iOS 12.1.3 - 12.2
1.2.1
  • This fixes issues that users were experiencing with the exploit failing on 12.2
1.2.2
  • This fixes an issue where 1.2.1 would fail to jailbreak A12 devices using voucher_swap
1.2.3 14 Jul 2019
  • This adds support for some beta versions of iOS 12.3!
1.2.4 15 Jul 2019
  • This adds support for A7 and A8 devices on 12.1.3 to 12.2 including certain 12.3 betas!
1.2.5 23 Jul 2019
  • Improves stability significantly on iOS 12.2
  • Fixes occasional freezes on 12.0 - 12.1.x
  • Adds @NedWilliamson to in-app credits for sockpuppet
1.2.6 24 Jul 2019
  • This adds sockpuppet2 for devices on iOS 12.1 - 12.2, increasing reliability of the exploit!
  • Note, 12.0/12.0.1 will get sockpuppet 1.5 instead; though they may use machswap(2) or voucher_swap
1.2.7 26 Jul 2019
  • adds support for sockpuppet 1.5 on A12 devices on 12.0 - 12.1.2
1.2.8 18 Aug 2019
  • Adds support for iOS 12.4 on A9 - A11 devices!
1.2.9
  • This bundles the package updates that were pushed after 1.2.8, and should fix issues with installing certain packages (such as NewTerm or Anemone 3)
1.3.0 19 Aug 2019
  • adds support for A8 devices on 12.4
1.3.3 20 Aug 2019
  • This replaces the sockpuppet 1.5 & sockpuppet2 exploits with the sockpuppet3 exploit (thanks to @umanghere)
  • This also adds support for A7 & A8X
1.3.4 21 Aug 2019
  • This fixes the issue causing occasional reboots on 12.2 and 12.4.
  • Fixes Sileo not installing correctly on iOS 12.0 - 12.1.4.
1.3.6 23 Aug 2019
  • improvements to the SockPuppet exploit that increase reliability and fixes a rare crash that could happen rarely shortly after the jailbreak process.
1.3.7 3 Sep 2019
  • Supports getting & setting generator on A12 on 12.1.3 - 12.2 and 12.4!
1.3.8 4 Sep 2019
  • This fixes error handling of setting nonces on A12 12.1.3+, as well as fixing an issue with setting nonces on devices that haven't used `igetnonce` get.
1.3.9 16 Sep 2019
  • This improves the success rate of sockpuppet3 (especially on 4K devices like the 5S and 6)

tvOS

Version Date Changes
1.0 30 Apr 2019
  • Initial Release
1.0.2 4 May 2019
  • Fixes issues with Apple TV 4K failing to jailbreak
1.0.6 20 May 2019
  • Improves jailbreak success rate
1.0.7 28 May 2019
  • Makes re-jailbreaking significantly faster
1.2.2 14 Jul 2019
  • This version adds support for tvOS 12.2 on the Apple TV 4K , 1080p Apple TV 4 is only supported up to 12.1.1
1.2.5 23 Jul 2019
  • This brings all the stability fixes from Chimera 1.2.5 to ATV!
1.2.6 26 Jul 2019
  • adds support for sockpuppet2 on the A10 Apple TV on 12.0 - 12.2
1.3.4 21 Aug 2019
  • This fixes the issue causing occasional reboots on 12.2 and 12.4.
  • Adds support for tvOS 12.2 & 12.4
1.3.6 23 Aug 2019
  • improvements to the SockPuppet exploit that increase reliability and fixes a rare crash that could happen rarely shortly after the jailbreak process.
  • bundles a new version of nitoTV that fixes a variety of bugs.