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How to Jailbreak iPhone on Windows without Ubuntu

April 3, 2024
time 3 minutes read

To remove iCloud Activation Lock on iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, you need to jailbreak the iOS device first. Do you know how to jailbreak a locked iOS device on Windows computer? The common method to jailbreak an iOS device is using the jailbreak tool Checkra1n, where you need to download the Ubuntu file. And the process is complicated.

Today, in this guide, we will show you an easier way to jailbreak iPhone on Windows computer.

What to do Before Jailbreaking iPhone on Windows?

There are a few things to note before jailbreak iOS on Windows computer.

  • Please make sure your computer is running Windows 7 or later, 32/64 bit.
  • Please make sure you have a USB flash drive with 50 MB or more capacity. Burning the jailbreak environment to your USB flash drive will delete all the data on it.

This method only works for some iOS devices:

  • A11 devices: iPhone 8/8 Plus/X running iOS 14.x versions without screen passcode or FMI password.
  • A10/A10X devices: iPhone 6/6s/7/7Plus/ running iOS 14.x versions (Support iOS 14.8.1 Now).
  • iPad (2018, 6th generation)/iPad (2019, 7th generation), iPod touch (2019, 7th generation).
  • If you’re an owner of iPhone 5S, please jailbreak it on Mac computer.

Step-by-Step Guide to Jailbreak iPhone on Windows without Ubuntu

Here is the step-by-step instruction to jailbreak iPhone/iPad/iPod touch on Windows computer.

Step 1. Download Jailbreak Package

Download and install FonesGo iPhone Unlocker on your Windows computer. Run it and choose “Unlock iCloud Activation Lock” on the home screen.

unlock icloud activation lock

Connect your iCloud-locked iOS device to the computer with a USB cable. Then the program will help you download a jailbreak tool package.

download jailbreak tool

Step 2. Create A USB Boot Disk

Once done, click the “Create a boot disk” option at the bottom of the screen.

create boot disk

Then, insert a USB flash drive to the computer to burn the jailbreak environment.

burn jailbreak environment

It will take several minutes to install the jailbreak tool on your USB Drive.

burn jailbreak environment successfully

Step 3. Boot into Jailbreak Environment

Restart your Windows computer and press F12 to enter Boot menu.

reboot computer
note Note
F12 applies to most computer brands. If you’re not sure whether it works on your computer or not, please search the Internet to find the correct key to proceed.

Use the arrow key to choose the USB flash drive you have created before. Press Enter to confirm.

select boot device

Step 4. Jailbreak iOS Device on Windows

Then, you will see the following screen. Press “Alt + F2” to enter Checkra1n jailbreak tool.

enter checkra1n

Please make sure your iOS device is connected to the computer. Then press the arrow key to choose “Options” at the bottom of the screen.

checkra1n options

In this screen, please choose “Allow untested iOS/iPadOS/tvOS versions”.

allow untested ios versions
note Note
For iPhone 8/8 Plus/X running iOS 14 version, an option “Skip A11 BPR check” will appear. Please make sure you have checked this option, too. Besides, if your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X has a screen passcode, please remove the screen passcode first. Otherwise, the jailbreak will fail.

Choose “Back” option at the lower right corner and press Enter to exit the current screen.

Now, you can choose “Start” option to jailbreak your iOS device.

start to jailbreak

The jailbreak tool will put your iOS device into Recovery Mode automatically.

put ios device into recovery mode

Then you need to put the device into DFU mode manually. Please follow the instructions carefully.

put ios device into dfu mode

After you have entered the DFU Mode successfully, the tool will start to jailbreak your device. Once done, choose “Done” and press Enter. Now, you can disconnect your USB flash drive.

checkra1n complete jailbreaking

Next, press “Alt + F5” and type “reboot” to exit the jailbreak environment. You computer will reboot soon.

type reboot

Launch FonesGo iPhone Unlocker and select “Unlock iCloud Activation Lock”. Please make sure your jailbroken device is connected to the computer. Then the program will remove the iCloud Activation Lock from your device immediately.

remove icloud activation lock successfully

Now, you have successfully jailbroken your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch on Windows computer and remove iCloud lock. If you have any questions during the usage, please feel free to leave a comment below.

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