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How to Jailbreak iPhone on Mac Computer with Checkra1n

April 3, 2024
time 2 minutes read

Do you want to remove software restrictions from your iOS device, or remove iCloud Activation Lock from iPhone/iPad/iPod touch? Then you need to jailbreak your iOS device. There are some popular jailbreak tools like unc0ver, checkra1n, palera1n, etc. If you’re a Mac user, you can jailbreak iPhone with unc0ver and checkra1n. But unc0ver can only jailbreak an available iOS device. What if your iPhone is iCloud-locked? Don’t panic; checkra1n can help you jailbreak a locked iPhone on Mac computer.

Now, let’s check how it works.

Prepare the Jailbreak Tool

  1. Step 1 Download the latest checkra1n on your Mac. It can jailbreak iPhone 5s – iPhone X running iOS 12.0 and later.
  2. jailbreak iphone on mac with checkra1n

Jailbreak the iOS Device

  1. Step 2 Run checkra1n on your computer, and connect your iPhone to the computer with a lightning to USB cable. Then click “Start” to jailbreak your device.
  2. checkra1n interface
    note Note
    If the “Start” button is unavailable, please click “Options” to select “Allow untested iOS/iPadOS/tvOS versions”. You should also select “Skip A11 BPR check” if want to jailbreak iPhone 8/8 Plus/X. Besides, please make sure the screen passcode has been turned off.
    skip A11 BPR check
  3. Step 3 A window will pop up. Please read the message carefully, then click “OK” to continue.
  4. checkra1n warning
  5. Step 4 Your iOS device needs to be put into DFU mode before jailbreaking. The jailbreak tool will put your device into Recovery mode automatically. Then you need to enter the DFU mode manually.
  6. entering recovery mode
  7. Step 5 Follow the instructions carefully to put your device into DFU mode. Please read the instructions before moving on.
  8. enter dfu mode
  9. Step 6 Once you have entered the DFU mode successfully, checkra1n will start jailbreaking immediately. When everything is done, you can click “Done” to exit checkra1n.
  10. jailbreak iphone on mac successfully

Bonus: Remove iCloud Activation Lock

If you need to remove iCloud Activation Lock from your iOS device, you can download FonesGo iPhone Unlocker on your computer.

unlock icloud activation lock

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