Jailbreak tweaks of the week: palera1n gets iOS 16 support, major Sileo and Zebra updates, & more…

Despite what feels like a slow moment in the jailbreak community, a lot has actually been happening behind the scenes. New faces are working on jailbreaks such as the palera1n tool for A9-A11 devices on iOS & iPadOS 15.0-15.7.1 and the XinaA15 tool for A12-A15 handsets running iOS & iPadOS 15.0-15.1.1.

Weekly jailbreak news roundup.

With everything feeling completely decentralized, it’s more challenging than ever to keep a grasp on everything that’s going on, and even more so if you’re busy working throughout the week and can’t monitor your phone all day.

That’s where we come in — we’ve made a detailed roundup that showcases all the latest jailbreak tweaks and jailbreak-centric news from the week of Monday, December 12th to Sunday, December 18th.

Important stuff from this week

palera1n jailbreak adds iOS 16 support

palera1n header logo.

The palera1n jailbreak tool for checkm8 bootrom exploit-susceptible devices (iPhone X and older) now supports iOS & iPadOS 16 devices.

While the jailbreak does support tweak injection, many tweaks are not yet ready for iOS or iPadOS 16. It’s also worth noting that there are some passcode and biometric authentication caveats you need to know about before moving forward.

You can learn everything you need to know about palera1n’s new iOS & iPadOS 16 support in our full news post.

Kernel vulnerability for iOS 16.1.2

iPhone hacked matrix.

Security researcher @_simo36 showed off a kernel-level vulnerability PoC on an iPhone 14 running iOS 16.1.2.

While this isn’t a jailbreak, it is an important piece of a puzzle. If an exploit could be made out of it, then it would be a single link of a chain of exploits and vulnerabilities that could make a jailbreak. Unfortunately, the other links of the chain haven’t yet been published by any security researcher, so we’re still at square one as far as iOS 16 goes.

You can learn more about @_simo36’s PoC in our full news post.

tfp0 achieved on checkm8 device running iOS 16.1.1

Matrix code hacked iPhone.

It appears that tfp0 (kernel task port) has been achieved on a checkm8-vulnerable handset running iOS 16.1.1, a feat that may contribute to adding jailbreak support to the A10X-A11 device families on iOS & iPadOS 16.x.

You can learn more about the implications of this achievement in our full news post.

XinaA15 jailbreak updated to v1.1.4

XinaA15 Jailbreak Banner.

The XinaA15 jailbreak tool for A12-A15 devices has been updated to version 1.1.4 with a long list of bug fixes and improvements.

Regardless, it is still advised that you do not yet use XinaA15 unless you are a developer, as it’s currently in beta testing stages.

You can learn more about XinaA15 and the new update in our full news post.

GUI coming soon for palera1n jailbreak

palera1n jailbreak icon.

The palera1n jailbreak is largely a command line interface (CLI)-based jailbreak tool, but a graphical user interface (GUI) could be offered by the palera1n team in the future.

In this announcement, the palera1n team also advised against using any sort of third-party GUI in the process, as it could do users more harm than good.

You can learn more about the announcement in our full news post.

New Sileo build for XinaA15

Sileo logo.

The Sileo Team shared a new build of Sileo for the XinaA15 experimental jailbreak for A12-A15 devices running iOS or iPadOS 15.0-15.1.1 that would address the repository sign-in issues affecting jailbreak users.

The sign-in issues prevented users from downloading their paid jailbreak tweak purchases from major repositories such as Havoc and Chariz, so the sign-in fix certainly needed to be addressed.

Another update released later in the week addressed a problem with default repositories and package sorting.

You can read more about the new Sileo build in our full news post.

Zebra gets iOS 15 & 16 support on palera1n

Zebra package manager promo image.

The Zebra package manager app received an update to version 1.1.29 this past week that added support for iOS & iPadOS 15 and 16 for palera1n supported devices.

The update also includes security improvements and a bevy of other enhancements that benefit everyone from users to developers to repository maintainers.

You can learn more about the latest Zebra update in our full news post.

Velvet 2 brings notification colorization to iOS 15

The Velvet 2 jailbreak tweak lets jailbroken iOS 15 users customize their banner notifications.

One of the most advanced and beautifully-designed notification banner colorization jailbreak tweaks ever made is now ready for iOS & iPadOS 15 with the release of Velvet 2.

This tweak gives users the ability to colorize things from the border, to the text, to the background color of notification banners. Users can take advantage of universal or per-app settings and colorize based on preference, automatically based on the app icon, or with user-configured gradients.

You can learn more about Velvet 2 in our full review post.

Get the iOS 16 Lock Screen on your jailbroken iPhone

AIM brings the iOS 16 Lock Screen to jailbroken devices.

You can use the new AIM jailbreak tweak to get an iOS 16-style Lock Screen experience on your jailbroken iPhone running iOS 13, 14, or 15.

With it, you can customize the appearance of your Lock Screen’s date, time, and widgets and get an almost identical user experience at no additional cost to you.

You can learn more about AIM in our full review post.

Get an iPadOS Dock on iOS 15 or 16

FloatingDockXVI gives the iPhone an iPad-style Dock.

The new FloatingDockXVI jailbreak tweak ports a feature-filled iPad-style Home Screen Dock to jailbroken iPhones.

With it, you can remove the background and add a dedicated space where recently used apps or a shortcut to the App Library are displayed — or both.

You can find our more about FloatingDockXVI in our full review post.

FastLockX makes Face ID faster

FastLockX unlock faster with Face ID on jailbroken iPhones or iPads.

The process to unlock your handset with Face ID can be made faster with the FastLockX jailbreak tweak.

This tweak skips the requirement that you swipe up after authenticating yourself from the Lock Screen after your handset identifies your face.

You can learn more about FaatLockX and how it works in our full review post.

Best feature-porting jailbreak tweaks

Port unsupported features to older iPhones.

iDB shows our readers some of what we believe are the best jailbreak tweaks for porting features from newer handsets to older ones, especially when the older hardware is capable and Apple has merely used software to block it from functioning on older devices.

You can find our more about the contents of our curated list in our full post.

Everything else from this week

FakePass: Lets users set up a fake passcode on their jailbroken device (free via Cadoth repository)

FrontCameraMirror: Automatically mirrors the front-facing camera of your iPhone for a more realistic perspective shot (free via Michael Melita’s repository –  review post)

GSWeather: A library by ginsudev for fetching weather information (free via Ginsu’s repository)

Taptic Centre: Adds haptic feedback to the Control Center launching experience (free via Michael Melita’s repository — review post)

YouTube X: A YouTube-enhancing jailbreak tweak that can block ads, among other things (free via PoomSmart’s repository – review post)

YTUnShorts: Removes Shorts from your YouTube app feed (free via PoomSmart’s repository – review post)


While we wish we could report more in this roundup, projects are moving slower than a week’s worth of time. This means you’ll hear from us again next Sunday with a roundup just like this one. But tune in to iDB throughout the coming week to stay up to date as additional news breaks.

Miss last week’s roundup? XinaA15 jailbreak for A12-A15 devices on iOS 15.0-15.1.1, Dynamic Peninsula released, how to remove palera1n, & more…

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What has been your favorite jailbreak tweak release or news tidbit from this past week? Let us know in the comment section down below.