Cryptocurrency is a hot commodity right now. If you’ve been itching to start mining some for yourself, then we have some good news for you.

Veteran jailbreak tweak developer Elias Limneos just launched a new free iOS app called MobileMiner, and it lets you mine Electroneum with the raw CPU power from your personal iPhone or iPad.

Anyone can download the IPA (iPhone application) file provided by Limneos and side-load it with Saurik’s Cydia impactor tool. The process is the same as side-loading the Yalu jailbreak application for iOS 10; all you will need to do it is a registered Apple ID.

After opening MobileMiner for the first time, you’ll see an interface like the one above. A big yellow button labeled Start Mining! lets you begin the process whenever you’re ready. Furthermore, you can always stop mining whenever you want.

When you go into the MobileMiner app’s internal settings, you’ll find options for editing configurations, enabling app backgrounding, and enabling status notifications. You can even check on the live currency rates. You should set these up however you’d like, depending on how you plan to use the app. For most, the default settings are probably good enough.

Citing Limneos, there are a few things you should know about MobileMiner:

  • The app can use 100% CPU power and remain backgrounded for extended periods without getting throttled by iOS
  • Using this much CPU power can drain a fully-charged iPhone’s battery in as little as three hours so you might want to keep your device connected to a power source
  • MobileMiner should also work with the open-source cryptocurrency Monero as an alternative to Electroneum
  • MobileMiner gives Limneos 1% of your Electronium mining efforts to support his work

As you can probably imagine, pegging your device out at 100% CPU capacity all the time can put some significant wear and tear on its hardware. With that in mind, you might want to limit your MobileMiner usage to older devices that you don’t really care about rather than putting this kind of strain on your shiny new iPhone X.

Keep in mind, however, that newer devices sport more powerful CPUs and will yield a higher cryptocurrency output than older ones. That said, you’ll have to weigh the pros and cons for yourself and choose the right setup for yourself.

If you’re ready to get started, you can download the MobileMiner IPA for free. You’ll also need Cydia Impactor, which is also a free download for Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Happy mining!

  • askep3

    If I leave it running in the background while charging will it be bad for the phone(wear)? Is there a way to enable throttling to have t decrease the load on the phone to reduce wear?

    • Any form of cryptocurrency mining will put wear and tear on your device. You can choose how many CPU threads mine in the app’s configuration, so it’s possible to control the load, yes.

      • askep3

        That makes sense. I was just thinking max load is more than twice as bad as half load if that makes sense. Maxing our your cpu is really bad

      • jacjustjac

        I loaded it onto an old iPhone, and it’s running… so what now?

      • Diego

        Same question here. Now what?

      • Rowan09

        You are rewarded with a Litecoin if your Blockchain is chosen after solving a complex algorithm to keep the Blockchain going and your computer (phone is chosen) 1 Litecoin is $312 US right now.

      • George Mariano

        how to get the profit? do we need a wallet address and where to put it?

  • Zencowboy007

    I wish it was in cydia for us JB folks.

    •  Liam 

      It’s on his repo

      • Zencowboy007

        Thanks, just added his repo (had it on my ipad but not iphone).

    • I believe it’s in his repo, but even if you’re jailbroken, it takes like 2 seconds to side-load it. Benefit to side-loading is you don’t need to be jailbroken to use it.

  • Diego

    How this works?
    How can I get the profit?
    How transfer to my wallet?

    • nonchalont

      I’m with you. What’s the point of “mining?”

      • Rowan09

        Mining is how you get a crypto currency for “free”.

      • nonchalont

        Interesting ……so everyone should really mine to get free “money?” Once you obtain the coins, then what?

      • Rowan09

        It’s currency. For example bitcoin the most popular one was $763 in January and it’s now worth over $15k. If you bought a bitcoin you could simply sell it and get your conversion rate in US dollars. I own a couple Litecoins when it was $100 now $312 and a portion of a bitcoin. Mining isn’t easy at all and that’s why people run mining farms with crazy electric bills. You can buy the crypto currency if you want from markets like Coinbase, etc.

      • mrgerbik

        Miners are the backbone of the bitcoin network, they basically verify transactions on the bitcoin network and add them to the blockchain.

        When they are the first to add a new block of transactions to the blockchain (by solving a crypto-hash puzzle), the network rewards them with bitcoin (minting new bitcoin)

    • Lovepreet Mann

      You have to enter your pool account . As per the iosnoops information for this app under FAQ section .
      Inf about this app .

      MobileMiner is the first ever iOS litecoin mining client!

      Use MobileMiner now to mine for litecoins on your iPhone or iPad!

      Simply enter the user credentials for your preferred litecoin mining pool and hit go! (Work units will be accounted depending on your pool’s policy.)

      Q: I do need an already existing pool account for this, right?
      A: Yup. However we have provided a default account in the app for the case you simply want to try it out. If you however want the work to get credited to your account, you have to enter it. (Surprise, surprise.)

      • iLost

        How to make a pool account … please help

  • I remember mining my PC years ago, left it running for three days straight on a daily powerful PC.

    When I stopped it, it had mined what was then worth something like £0.03505. I checked the conversion yesterday and it’s now worth just over £14.

    That’s one helluva inflatation.
    I don’t expect BTC to grow much more though.

  • dani97

    Any form of cryptocurrency mining will put wear and tear on your device. You can choose how many CPU threads mine in the app’s configuration, so it’s possible to control the load, yes.

  • Diego

    Still need a step by step tutorial
    What this mine? Monero? Litecoin? Etherium? Electroneum?
    How create a wallet? How make a profit? What do I need to do? I’ve just start mining than what?
    Where I check my profits? I need a account in some site? Need a online wallet? What is pool?
    If someone could enlighten me I will appreciate.
    Thanks

  • Ali Majid

    i really need tutorial like video or post for this application … it will be appreciated !

  • Bacillus

    Stop this nonsense.
    It makes you 9cts a day which doesn’t compensate for depreciation of just the battery (if still working) – let alone the phone (if throttled or not)

  • mrgerbik

    lol mining with your iphone is like using an eyedropper to fill your bathtub

  • Ren Li

    thank you for the article, i followed all the steps and managed to get the software in my ios devices, however, when i am mining, i never see any accepted shares ever, not only with electroneum, also with other pool with same cryptonight methodology.

    someone says this is because network firewall settings, but if i use minergate mobile app on andriod, it works with good shares submitted and detected as a active worker.

    i also tried use a vpn connected to US and mine uspool, but still results in no accepted share ever.

    did anyone have the similar issue? could anyone help with this regard?

  • Steve Cinderella

    Been doing this for 12+ hours and have not seen any deposits in my electroneum account. How long does it usually take to see coins coming in? Just curious.

    Also, how man threads should i be using?

    • craig

      i keep trying to give you a reply but idownloadblog seem to not want to publish it, you need to google uspool electronium, go on the website that comes up first, at the bottom put in your wallet code and hit enter,that will tell you what you have mined so far.

      also, from what ive read online, you need to mine at least 20 electroneum before anything is deposited into your wallet, good luck

  • craig

    this is by no means any way to make a quick bit of money but is a bit of fun to see how mining works. I’ve had it run for over 12+ hrs and seen just 0.18 electroneum mined, thats with using a iphone 5s using 2 threads by the way. also as good as the app is, it has crashed a few times on me so if your not payong atyention and it crashes it stops mining so when you think its doing its thing it may have stopped. but for what it is i think its a fun little learning app