Jailbreak iPhone XS, iPhone XR on iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 Using Chimera Jailbreak [How to]

Chimera Jailbreak

The Electra team surprised everyone today by releasing Chimera, a new iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak for A7-A12 devices including the iPhone XS and iPhone XR. Chimera has been built from the ground up and comes with Sileo as its default package manager.

Compared to Unc0ver, Chimera promises to offer a more stable and less buggy experience. The app itself also has a more modern UI, unlike Unc0ver which feels rough and raw. The biggest highlight of Chimera is that it features CoreTrust bypass and that it is compatible with A12-A12X Bionic devices like the iPhone XS and iPhone XR.

Interested in jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad running iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 using Chimera? Follow the steps below.

Compatible Devices

Chimera supports the following devices:

  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • 2018 iPad Pro
  • iPad Air
  • 6th gen iPad

Pre-Requisites

  • Make sure that no iOS 12 OTA file is downloaded on your iPhone or iPad. Delete it from Settings -> Storage and then proceed to reboot your device before attempting to jailbreak it
  • To prevent future iOS 12 OTA updates from being downloaded on your device, you can install the tvOS 12 profile on it
  • Make sure to create a backup of all important data on the device

Guide to Jailbreak iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 Using Chimera

Step 1: Download Chimera

Head over to ignition.fun on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2. Use the search bar to search for Chimera. Tap the Get button followed by Install for the app to be downloaded and installed on your iPhone or iPad. Depending on the speed of your internet connection, this can take a while so be patient.

Step 2: Trust Certificate

Head over to Settings-> General -> Device Management. Tap the developer name and trust the certificate. Without this, you won’t be able to launch the unc0ver jailbreak app on your iPhone.

Step 3: Jailbreak iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 Using Chimera

Open Chimera, tap the Jailbreak button and wait for the app to do its job. Your iPhone or iPad will respring during the process after which your iPhone/iPad should be jailbroken. You can confirm this by opening the Chimera app. You should also see the Sileo app on your iPhone/iPad’s home screen.

Many users have reported issues with Chimera not working in the first try. If that’s the case, then try restarting your iPhone, disable Find my iPhone, and put it into Airplane mode before using the Chimera app to jailbreak again.


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