Checkra1n v0.9.6 now available for public testing with an extensive change log

If you’ve been testing the checkra1n public beta jailbreak on any of your iOS devices since the tool’s availability for public testing made headlines almost three weeks ago, then you’ve unquestionably noticed the sudden stall in frequent tool updates.

As it would seem, the checkra1n team has been hard at work in crunching bugs and improving the jailbreak’s stability, and that brings us to the latest update. Checkra1n team member Luca Todesco took to Twitter Sunday morning to announce the availability of checkra1n v.0.9.6, the latest in a long line of public beta releases for avid jailbreakers who wish to take advantage of the powerful checkm8 bootrom exploit:

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If you’re anything like me, then you’re ecstatic about the release of the checkra1n jailbreak. It’s an exciting development that utilizes @axi0mX’s checkm8 bootrom exploit to facilitate software liberation on handsets ranging from the iPhone 5s to the iPhone X. Moreover, it’s the first public jailbreak to support iOS 13.

But it’s difficult to ignore the elephant in the room here, and that’s the sheer number of public beta testers that have reported challenges getting into DFU mode and jailbreaking, citing common issues such as Error-20 and failure to boot jailbroken.

Apple unsigns iOS 13.2, hindering downgrades from iOS 13.2.2

Apple stopped signing iOS 13.2 Thursday evening, a move that inhibits iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners from downgrading their handset’s software from the latest iOS 13.2.2 release.

It’s common practice for the Cupertino-based tech company to unsign older software sometime after a newer gets released. Doing so facilitates (sometimes involuntary) software upgrades, which ensures that the majority of iOS device users take advantage of the latest new features, bug fixes, and security improvements.

Checkra1n tv jailbreak now available for the Apple TV (4th Generation)

Much of this past week’s news has been all about the newfangled checkra1n jailbreak for certain iOS devices affected by the checkm8 bootrom exploit, but was anyone wondering about the progress on support for Apple TV? If you answered ‘yes’ to that question, then wonder no longer.

It would now seem that an official fork of the checkra1n jailbreak tool dubbed checkra1n tv was soft released as a public beta on the checkra1n team’s official website Wednesday evening. The news was shared first by Apple TV jailbreak mastermind @nitoTV on Twitter:

Checkra1n public beta v0.9.2 incorporates bug fixes and ‘no substrate mode’

The checkra1n team silently updated the public beta of the brand-new checkra1n jailbreak tool to v0.9.2 Monday evening with a short list of improvements.

The latest update incorporates bug fixes and adds official support for 'no substrate mode' for troubleshooting jailbreak extensions in the event of crashes or respring loops. The full change log for checkra1n v0.9.2 is as follows:

How to jailbreak with checkra1n

The checkra1n team officially released the checkm8 bootrom exploit-based checkra1n jailbreak tool this weekend as a public beta to the masses, and while we’d seriously recommend holding off until the tool comes out of beta, we’d totally understand if you’re a bit antsy to go hands-on with things right now.

In this tutorial, we’ll be showing you how to use the checkra1n jailbreak tool to liberate a supported iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Checkra1n v0.9 beta now available for public testing

Following several weeks’ worth of electrifying teasers, hacker Luca Todesco officially unveiled checkra1n, a brand-new jailbreak utility based on @axi0mX’s new checkm8 bootrom exploit for A5-A11 devices. Todesco presented the new jailbreak after taking the stage at POC2019 in Seoul, South Korea on Friday, just as he said he would, but subtle issues delayed the original launch expectation by a few days.

Checkra1n is a precedent-setting jailbreak the likes of which we have not seen since limera1n on the A4-equipped iPhone 4. Checkra1n isn’t untethered like limera1n was, but it utilizes an exploit that can’t be patched by Apple with any traditional software update, which commendably means that impacted handsets can be jailbroken for life regardless of software version.