Jailbreak news of the week: Jailbreaking with palera1n-c, XinaA15 updated, & more…

If you’re curious about what’s been going on in the jailbreak community recently, then you’ve come to the right place. iDB ritualistically rounds up app the latest iPhone jailbreaking and hacking news from the past week into one convenient post every Sunday morning.

Weekly jailbreak news roundup.

The point of these posts is to help busy people stay on top of the latest developments when they happen, and this post will span the week of Monday, March 13th through Sunday, March 19th.

Important stuff from this week

How to jailbreak with palera1n-c


We show you step-by-step what it takes to use the palera1n-c re-write of the palra1n jailbreak on your A9-A11 chip-equipped handset running iOS or iPadOS 15.0-16.x.

palera1n website download links

palera1n macOS website.

The palera1n Team updated its website this past week with user-friendly tool download links that automatically select the latest version of the correct edition of palera1n for your computer.

The user-friendly nature of using a website compared to the developer-friendly GitHub page will attract more users, which seems to be a step to transition palera1n into a more user-friendly jailbreak in a post-palera1n-c world.

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


Nexus hero image.

Nexus is a next-level Lock Screen customization jailbreak tweak for pwned iOS 14 and 15 devices that brings an iOS 16-like customization experience to the older versions.

This tweak packs a lot of options into a slick user interface that’s easy to summon from the Lock Screen, just like on iOS 16, but offers more customization.

You can learn more about Nexus and what it brings to the table in our full review post.

Legacy palera1n becomes deprecated

palera1n jailbreak icon.

The palera1n Team has suggested that the older legacy build of palera1n is now deprecated and that users should instead switch to the newer palera1n-c C-based rewrite of the popular jailbreak tool.

Palera1n-c is more user friendly than the original and fixes a lot of the problems that were present in the legacy build.

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

XinaA15 v1.1.8.0 update

XinaA15 v1.1.7.1 jailbreak UI.

The XinaA15 jailbreak tool for arm64e devices running iOS & iPadOS 15.0-15.1.1 was released this week with bug fixes and improvements for users.

You can learn more about what’s new with this update in our full news post.

Havoc repository accepts rootless packages

The Havoc repository just this week announced that it would begin accepting rootless-supported jailbreak tweaks in a move that will make jailbreaking easier for everyone.

Developers can upload their rootless supported packages, and then users can download them seamlessly onto their device without having to add alternative developer repositories.

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

Chariz repository begins accepting rootless packages

Chariz Repository banner.

Following Havoc’s lead, the Chariz repository began accepting rootless-supported jailbreak tweak submissions from jailbreak tweak developers.

The move is a strong push to make jailbreak tweak developers more able to serve the jailbreak community by way of the latest rootless jailbreaks.

You can learn more about this change in our full news post.

Everything else from this week

AquaBoard XS: The popular AquaBoard XS jailbreak tweak by Limneos has added support for iOS 16 (full news post)

backupd_fix: Fixes backupd not working on the XinaA15 jailbreak for arm64e devices on iOS & iPadOS 15.0-15.1.1 (free via PoomSmart’s repository)

Jumi: A slick new theme for iPhones and iPads running iOS or iPadOS 7.0-16.x (full review post)

MusicArtworkSave: Quickly and easily save any Now Playing track’s album artwork via the Apple Music app (free via ETHN’s repository — review post)

MusicArtworkSave-Rootless: The rootless version of the tweak mentioned above (free via ETHN’s repository)

Zenira: A theme that focuses on dark and line-based styles ($1.99 via Havoc repository — review post)

That brings us to the end of this week’s roundup, but as always, we’ll be keeping our readers apprised of the latest news breaks as they happen when it comes to jailbreaking and iPhone pwnage.

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