[Answered] How to Jailbreak iOS 12 - 12.4.2?

Jailbreak methods and tools vary according to iOS versions and device models.You need to choose the correct Jailbreak tool according to your iOS version and device model.


We have provided Jailbreak tools & download links for iOS 12 - iOS 12.4.2 at this page.


iOS 12 – iOS 12.1. 2 Jailbreak (All device models)


You can use Chimera to Jailbreak iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2. It is installed Sileo instead of Cydia. Chimera is a semi-untethered Jailbreak tool. You can install it online using Silzee. Otherwise, you can use Cydia Impactor to install Chimera IPA using Windows or Mac computer.






iOS 12.1.3 – iOS 12.2 Jailbreak (All device models)


Unc0ver v3.3.0 update added iOS 12.1.3 to iOS 12.2 Jailbreak support. Uncover v3.5.4 update added A12 / A12 X device support for Unc0ver and released v3.7.0 beta 1 adding Cydia installation on A12 devices. Jailbreak iOS 12.1.3 - iOS 12.2 with Silzee online method to install Unc0ver IPA.





Cydia impactor method also available.




Chimera 1.2.0 update added iOS 12.1.3 to iOS 12.2 Jailbreak support. However, Chimera not compatible with iPhone XS, XS Max, XR Jailbreak & 3rd gen 2018 iPad Pro models, iPad Air 3rd gen, iPad Mini 5th gen (A12 / A12X). Use online method or computer method to jailbreak iOS 12.2.




iOS 12.3 - iOS 12.3.2 & iOS 12.4.1 / iOS 12.4.2 Jailbreak (All device models)


Currently, there is no any semi-untethered Jailbreak tool for iOS 12.3 / 12.3.1 / 12.3.2/ 12.4.1 & iOS 12.4.2. We recommend to use Jailbreak repo extractor like Hexxa for all of these versions.




iOS 12.4 Jailbreak (All devices including A12/A12 X)


A12/A12 X = iPhone XS, XS Max, XR and latest 2018 iPads.


You can use Unc0ver semi-untethered Jailbreak iOS 12.4 running all devices now. Silzee provides online installation link for Uncover. It is the easiest way to Jailbreak iOS 12.4.





You can Jailbreak your iOS 12.4 running devices using Cydia Impactor (Windows or Mac) and Uncover IPA.




Latest Chimera 1.2.8 update added iOS 12.4 Jailbreak support. However it doesn’t support with A12 / A12X devices. Install Chimera online or using IPA based Cydia impactor method.




More related Questions


Is Checkm8 exploit working on iOS 12.4 to iOS 12.4.2?

So far, every jailbreak tools were released targeting iOS versions. Checkm8 is little bit different than others. Checkm8 targets the devices. Not the iOS version. However, Checkm8 is not a jailbreak tool yet. It is an exploit. This exploit works well on iPhone 4S to iPhone X running any iOS device. So, it means, it can run this exploit on supported devices running iOS 12.4 to iOS 12.4.2 versions. Therefore we will be able to jailbreak iOS 12.4 to iOS 12.4.2 in the future.

axi0mX introduced the Checkm8 (Checkmate) exploit and it needs to be converted as jailbreak tool. The main thing is it cannot be unpatched. It will be a permanent jailbreak.


Is Rootless JB available for iOS 12.4 Jailbreak?

A couple of days ago, Jake James, the developer of Rootless JB, has tweeted that Rootless JB updated for iOS 12.4 and still work on progress. He wants to try this on other devices and check the success rate before releasing to the public.



Meanwhile, another developer called as Brandon Plank confirmed that he had released the Rootless Jailbreak for iOS 12.4. Also, he says it works with iOS 12 - iOS 12.2 too. Still curious about this release and any famous jailbreak developer/researcher did not mention about this Rootless JB iOS 12.4 Jailbreak.

RootlessJB is an open source project, it seems Brandon Plank went through that.


However, we have tried this new RootlessJB IPA and its works perfectly. Therefore, you can use RootlessJB on iOS 12.4 as well as iOS 12.2 to iOS 12 versions.



Will there be an iOS 12.4.1 or iOS 12.4.2 Jailbreak?

Most probably, iOS 12.4.1 won’t get untethered or semi-untethered Jailbreak. Apple killed the latest iOS 12.4 Jailbreak by releasing iOS 12.4.1. Also, Apple recently released iOS 12.4.2 version to fix the more bugs.


In brief, Apple patched the bug, which is a help to release iOS 12.2 jailbreak by releasing iOS 12.3 update. Then reopened the same bug in iOS 12.4 which is a help to release iOS 12.4 Jailbreak. Again they have patched it through iOS 12.4.1. Recently released another iOS version as iOS 12.4.2 to patch the bugs of previous versions. So, jailbreak hackers should find another vulnerability on these versions to exploit the iOS 12.4.1 and iOS 12.4.2 Jailbreak.


But don’t worry. There are Jailbreak repo extractors such as Bregxi & Hexxa. The developers confirmed they had upgraded these repo extractors for iOS 12.4.1 & iOS 12.4.2. Install iOS 12.4.1 / iOS 12.4.2 Jailbreak apps with Hexxa or Bregxi.


What is the best Jailbreak tool for iOS 12 - iOS 12.4.2?

First of all, untethered or semi-untethered Jailbreak is not available for iOS 12.3 to iOS 12.3.2 & latest iOS 12.4.1 / iOS 12.4.2 versions. You can use the Hexxa Jailbreak repo extractor for these iOS 12.3 - iOS 12.3.2 & iOS 12.4.1 / iOS 12.4.2 versions. Bregxi also available for iOS 12.3, iOS 12.3.1, iOS 12.3.2, iOS 12.4.1 & iOS 12.4.2.


We can consider that Chimera is the best iOS 12 – iOS 12.2 Jailbreak tool as well as iOS 12.4 Jailbreak.


Chimera is the best tool because it installs latest Sileo package manager. Sileo is updated by the same developer Coolstar & the Electra team who created Chimera. But Chimera does not support for iOS 12.1.3, iOS 12.1.4, iOS 12.4 running iPhone XS, XR and XS Max devices, iOS 12.4.1 & iOS 12.4.2.


Unc0ver is another Jailbreak for iOS 12 to iOS 12.2 & iOS 12.4 to download Cydia automatically.


Rootless the alternatives for Chimera & Unc0ver. It is supported up to iOS 12.1.2 & It doesn’t install Cydia or Sileo.


Is semi untethered Jailbreak available for iOS 12.4?

Yes, Now Unc0ver & Chimera semi-untethered jailbreak are available for iOS 12.4 Jailbreak.


Isn’t Cydia available with iOS 12 Jailbreak?


Cydia available for iOS 12. There was several iOS 12 Jailbreak.


You can install Cydia from Uncover for iOS 12, iOS 12.1, iOS 12.1.2, iOS 12.1.3, iOS 12.1.4, iOS 12.2 & iOS 12.4. But Chimera doesn’t support for the automatically Cydia installation.


Chimera is installed Selio instead of Cydia.


Also, you can install the demo versions of Cydia for iOS 12 - iOS 12.4.2 using repo extractors such as Hexxa, Bregxi or Ziyu.


What are the best solutions for iOS 12.3.1?


Still no semi-untethered or untethered Jailbreak for iOS 12.3.1. Therefore Repo extractors are the best methods.


Bregxi iOS 12.3.1 Jailbreak repo extractor is the best method. You can install jailbreak apps using Bregxi. Also, Hexxa and Ziyu are another repo extractors works with iOS 12.3.1. These extractors help you to install Apps, tweaks, themes by extracting repos.


When is ios 12.3 Jailbreak coming out?


Also, they say vulnerabilities has patched by releasing iOS 12.3. So it seems no Jailbreak for iOS 12.3 to iOS 12.3.2 versions.



Where can I download ios 12.4 jailbreak untethered?


There is no untethered Jailbreak since long time.You can download iOS 12.4 jailbreak semi-untethered. Download Uncover & Chimera semi-untethered Jailbreak for iOS 12.4.


Is there a way jailbreak iOS 12.4?


Yes, Uncover v3.5.0 is now out with iOS 12.4 support for A7-A12 devices as well as Chimera 1.2.8 update available to Jailbreak iOS 12.4 A7-A11 devices. Unfortunately, Chimera does not support for A12/ A12X devices.


Also, it has Jailbreak Repo extractors to install Jailbreak apps on iOS 12.4. Hexxa, Bregxi and Ziyu are the best repo extractors. These repo extractors are supported with all A12 /A12X devices.


What are the ios 13 features on ios 12 jailbreak?


Apple released iOS 13 as next major iOS version with impressive features. There are several iOS 12 Jailbreak features are available as the iOS 13 default features.



How to find compatible iOS 12 – iOS 12.4 Jailbreak tool?


Jailbreak method may vary according to the device models. So you must use most compatible jailbreak tool according to your device model and iOS version.


Still no untethered / semi untethered jailbreak for iOS 12.3 to 12.3.2 Jailbreak. Even though, Uncover available for iOS 12 to 12.2 & iOS 12.4 jailbreak with the A12 device support. In addition, Chimera Jailbreak available for same versions. Refer below chart for more details.



How to install jailbreak tweaks on iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 using Rootless installer?


RootlessJB is not an ordinary jailbreak tool and does not install Cydia or Sileo. It will let you install Jailbreak tweaks on iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 only. Here is the method.




Does Unc0ver upgrade for for iOS 12.3 – 12.3.2 Jailbreak?


No, It seems uncover does not upgrade for iOS 12.3 to iOS 12.3.2. It proves the Uncover v3.5.0 update. It released for iOS 12.4 version only. According to developers, Apple has patched vulnerability on iOS 12.3-iOS 12.3.2.



However, already some iOS 12.3 beta versions supported with Unc0ver. Previously, developer hinted about iOS 12.3 / 12.3.1 / 12.3.2 Jailbreak. Pwn20wnd advised iOS 12.3 – iOS 12.3.2 users to not to upgrade to iOS 12.4.



What are the other iOS 12.4 Jailbreak approaches?


Before release the iOS 12.4 Jailbreak, some hackers approached the important milestone to achieve iOS 12.4 Jailbreak.



Samuel Groß (Developer @ Google Project Zero) demonstrated iMessage exploit running on iOS 12.4 version. It is a remote exploit, and it does not require any user interaction..


Well known Jailbreak Developer Proteas achieved iOS 12.4 root access.



What is iOS 12 Online Jailbreak?


Basically, Online jailbreak is No PC method.


All Jailbreak methods were Windows or Computer based in the beginning of Jailbreaking history. All of the iOS 12 Jailbreak methods are IPA + Cydia Impactor Jailbreak methods. You have to install their IPA’s (Chimera, Rootless and Unc0ver) using Cydia Impactor through Windows or Mac computer.


But, you can install these IPA’s using some websites online (Silzee-our website, ignition) and some 3rd party app stores ( Tweakbox , zJailbreak , Xabsi).


It does not require a Windows or MAC PC. You can Jailbreak your iOS 12 device after this Online IPA installation. This IPA based online Jailbreak method is 100% Safe and easy.



Can I download Cydia or Sileo for iOS 12.3 – iOS 12.3.2?


You cannot download Cydia directly from any website. Jailbreak is the only way to Install Cydia. Almost every Jailbreak tools are installed Cydia after the Jailbreak. Recently We could find some fake Cydia for iOS 12.3 / iOS 12.3.1 / iOS 12.3.2. Also, Sileo will installed automatically after the Chimera Jailbreak process. You can’t download or buy it from any website or default Apple’s App Store.


How to Unjailbreak iOS 12 to 12.1.2?

You can use Succession app to un-jailbreak iOS 12 -iOS 12.1.2 because version upgrade is not a good choice if you want to uninstall Cydia or Sileo. Once you upgrade, you will lose the rejailbreak ability.


Therefore, you can use Succession unjailbreak tool to uninstall the Cydia. Succession will restore your iOS device without updating the device however you are still able to jailbreak your device. Succession is very similar to a “Cydia Eraser”.