One of the more substantial caveats that plagues jailbreaking an A11 chip-equipped handset running iOS 14 via checkra1n is that you can’t use a passcode. Affected devices include the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and even the coveted iPhone X. But perhaps not anymore…
Stay up-to-date with the latest news and releases of checkra1n, an unpatchable semi-tethered jailbreak based on a powerful bootrom exploit supporting A7-A11 devices on iOS and iPadOS 12.0 and higher.
Checkra1n is one of the best ways to jailbreak an iPhone or iPad if you have a compatible device (A7-A11) because it utilizes an un-patchable hardware-based bootrom exploit known as checkm8. Perhaps the only notable caveat to checkra1n is that it’s a semi-tethered jailbreak, which means that you need a computer to return to a jailbroken state if you reboot your device for any reason.
Thanks to the checkm8 bootrom exploit that powers it, the checkra1n jailbreak has earned a reputation for its resilience. No mere software update can patch this exploit, and so susceptible devices (those equipped with A7-A11 chips) should effectively be jailbreakable for life...
Just a couple of weeks ago, the checkra1n team updated the checkra1n jailbreak tool to version 0.12.3 with official support for iOS & iPadOS 14.5 along with a bevy of other miscellaneous improvements.
Sam Bingner has launched an updated version of the Substitute tweak injection method this evening, officially bringing the package up to version 2.0.12.
Substitute is used by default on the unc0ver jailbreak when installing tweaks and add-ons and can be installed manually by the end user on the checkra1n jailbreak if Cydia Substrate isn’t already being used. But regardless of which jailbreak you use, this is an update you probably won’t want to miss.
If you were following along yesterday, a bevy of updates to jailbreak-centric software with support for iOS & iPadOS 14.5 were released. This included checkra1n, Cydia Substrate, and Substitute to name a few.
But the updates didn’t stop there. Odyssey Team Web and App Developer @23Aaron_ pushed an update for the macOS-based Betelguese Odysseyra1n installer for checkra1n’d devices, officially bringing it up to version 1.1.
Following the launch of checkra1n version 0.12.3, which added official support for A7 and A11 devices running iOS & iPadOS 14.5, Saurik was quick to update Cydia Substrate so that those devices could enjoy reliable tweak injection.
But Cydia Substrate isn’t the only tweak injection method that works on the checkra1n jailbreak. So too does Substitute, and users of this alternative will likely be looking for a similar update. Fortunately for those folks, said update is now available in the form of Substitute version 2.0.11.
It’s been a hot minute since the checkra1n jailbreak tool received its last update, and given how much has changed since then, it was only a matter of time before it would receive one.
The latest update comes to us this Thursday afternoon in the form of checkra1n version 0.12.3 with official support for up to iOS & iPadOS 14.5 and preliminary support for Apple’s latest M1-equipped Macs along with various bug fixes.
The fabled Sileo package manager, which was once endemic to jailbreaks such as Chimera, Odyssey, and Taurine, is now officially available for all modern jailbreak solutions, including the likes of checkra1n and unc0ver, without the requirement of installing the Odysseyra1n script or the Procursus bootstrap.
Given just how frequently we’re asked how to get the Sileo package manager alongside Cydia on checkra1n or unc0ver without unwanted hacks or substantial jailbreak-changing commitments, we decided to take this unique opportunity to show you how to use the new Sileo installer for the checkra1n and unc0ver jailbreaks.
The Sileo package manager has long carried the stigma of being exclusive to specific jailbreaks – namely those created by CoolStar-led development teams such as Chimera for iOS 12, Odyssey for iOS & iPadOS 13, and Taurine for iOS & iPadOS 14.
Third-party ports to permit Cydia and Sileo on the same device have always existed, such as the now legacy Diatrus installer and the more recent Bingner installer. The Oydssey Team even went as far as to create an Odysseyra1n script that could turn a checkra1n’d handset into a quasi-Odyssey device with the procursus bootstrap and the Sileo package manager; the latter was especially popular given the length of time it took for an inclusive iOS & iPadOS 14 jailbreak to surface.
Substitute, the tweak injection method used by the unc0ver jailbreak (and optionally on checkra1n devices), received an update this week that officially brought the package up to version 2.0.10.
Much like the previous update that launched around a month ago, Substitute version 2.0.10 brings bug fixes to improve the package’s performance and stability.
If you just recently jailbroke your iPhone or iPad with the unc0ver or checkra1n jailbreaks, and you noticed that certain native features of your handset’s keyboard have stopped working as expected, then we’ve got some good news for you!
iOS developer Baw Apple has just released a new and free jailbreak tweak called u0SMSCompleteFix that apparently resolves these issues after jailbreaking these particular versions of iOS or iPadOS.