Chimera Jailbreak iOS 12: How To, Download, and News

Chimera Jailbreak

The Chimera jailbreak has been developed by the Electra team. It supports almost all iPhones and iPads in the market running iOS 12 – iOS 12.2. Below is everything you need to know about it.

It was the first jailbreak tool to jailbreak iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR, A12 chip powered devices. Like the Unc0ver jailbreak, it is a semi-tethered jailbreak, which is similar to an untethered jailbreak, it gives the ability to reboot your iOS device on its own. On each boot, the iOS device startup sequence is unmodified and it boots into its original, non-jailbroken state. However, instead of needing to use a tool from a computer to re-jailbreak the iOS device again, like a tethered or semi-tethered cases, the user can re-jailbreak their device with the help of an app running on the iOS device such as the Electra app in case of Electra jailbreak.

One of the major difference of Chimera jailbreak and Unc0ver jailbreak is that Chimera supports Substitute, an alternative to Cydia Substrate, to run jailbreak tweaks. It comes bundled with Sileo, an alternative to Cydia, an app store for jailbreak tweaks.

iOS Versions Supported

It supports iOS 12 all the way up to iOS 12.2. Recently, the Electra team released an update to add support for iOS 12.3, however it only supports some beta versions.

It does not support iOS 12.3 public release, iOS 12.3.1 or iOS 12.3.2.

List of iOS Devices Supported

It is compatible with all iOS 12 compatible devices including A12 devices:

  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s

Download Links

You can download the latest version of Chimera jailbreak from here hosted by Electra team.

Before you try to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad, it is extremely important that you ensure no iOS 12 OTA file has been downloaded and saved on your device. Make sure to delete it from Settings -> Storage and only then proceed to jailbreak your iPhone/iPad. If an OTA file is present, your device will end up in a respring or reboot loop.

How-to Guide

If you need help you can follow our tutorial to learn how to easily jailbreak iOS 12 – iOS 12.2 using Chimera with step-by-step instructions.

Compatible Jailbreak Tweaks

As of now, there are plenty of popular jailbreak tweaks that have been updated to work with Chimera. A list of some popular Chimera compatible jailbreak tweaks can be found here.

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Developer Teases Chimera iOS 12.4 Jailbreak Support for iPhone XS, iPhone XR

So far we have seen the Unc0ver team work relentlessly on an iOS 12.4 jailbreak for A12/X Bionic devices.  The team has made steady progress though there is still a fair bit of work that’s still left to be done. Jumping on the bandwagon, Coolstar from the Chimera jailbreak team teased an iOS 12.4 jailbreak for iPhone XS and iPhone XR.

Chimera Update Adds iOS 12.4 Jailbreak Support

Chimera Update Adds iOS 12.4 Jailbreak Support

Hot on the heels of the Pwn20wnd team rolling out Unc0ver 3.5.0 with iOS 12.4 jailbreak support, the Electra team has also rolled out a similar update for their Chimera jailbreak tool. Unlike Unc0ver, Chimera jailbreak for iOS 12.4 only supports A8-A11 devices.

Chimera Jailbreak 1.2.5 Update Brings Significant Stability Improvements

Chimera Jailbreak 1.2.5 Update Brings Significant Stability Improvements

The Electra team has released Chimera 1.2.5 for iOS 12 – iOS 12.2. The latest update to the jailbreaking tool fixes the stability issues that many users on iOS 12.2 had reported while jailbreaking their device.

Chimera Jailbreak Now Supports iOS 12.3, but There’s a Catch

Chimera Jailbreak Now Supports iOS 12.3, but There’s a Catch

The Electra team has released Chimera 1.2.4 which can jailbreak A7-A8 devices running iOS 12.1.3 – iOS 12.2. This means one can now use Chimera to jailbreak their iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and other such devices.

Chimera Update Adds Support for iOS 12 – iOS 12.2 Jailbreak

Chimera Update Adds Support for iOS 12 – iOS 12.2 Jailbreak

Following the release of an Unc0ver beta with Sock Puppet exploit, the Electra team has also updated Chimera jailbreaking tool with the exploit. This means the tool can be used for jailbreaking iPhones and iPads running iOS 12 – iOS 12.2.

Electra Team Releases Chimera v1.1.0 Jailbreak for iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 with Sileo v1.1.5

Electra Team Releases Chimera v1.1.0 Jailbreak for iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 with Sileo v1.1.5

The Electra team today released Chimera v1.1.0 which updates the bundled Sileo release to the latest version and fixes a bug with the package manager’s icon not showing up after a successful jailbreak.

How to Update to Latest Chimera Jailbreak for iOS 12 – iOS 12.2

How to Update to Latest Chimera Jailbreak for iOS 12 – iOS 12.2

The Electra jailbreaking team surprised everyone by releasing Chimera jailbreak for iOS 12 – iOS 12.2. While there was already Unc0ver jailbreak for iOS 12 – iOS 12.2 iPhones and iPads, it was relatively unstable in nature and lacked support for A12 Bionic devices like the iPhone XS and iPhone XR. In comparison, Chimera jailbreak is more polished and stable in nature and supports all A12 Bionic iPhones and iPads.

Best Sileo Sources and Repos for iOS 12 – 12.2, iOS 12.4 Chimera Jailbreak

Best Sileo Sources and Repos for iOS 12 – 12.2, iOS 12.4 Chimera Jailbreak

The Chimera jailbreak for iOS 12 – iOS 12.2, iOS 12.4 marks a first for a lot of things in the jailbreaking community. It is the first jailbreaking tool to support iPhone XS and iPhone XR and its also the first jailbreak which does not ship with Cydia as its default package manager. Instead, it ships with Sileo — a new and modern package manager that is more refined than Cydia in every possible way. Like Cydia though, one needs to manually add package sources in Sileo for it to show jailbreak tweaks.

Latest Chimera Jailbreak Update for iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 Fixes Camera and Mail App Bug, More [Updated]

Latest Chimera Jailbreak Update for iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 Fixes Camera and Mail App Bug, More [Updated]

The Electra team today released Chimera 1.0.5 jailbreak for iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 which fixes a bug with the Send bug in Mail.app, updates Sileo to v1.0.6, and fixes an A12 Bionic-related camera bug.

Free Chimera Jailbreak Tweaks For iPhone XS, iPhone XR Running iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2

Free Chimera Jailbreak Tweaks For iPhone XS, iPhone XR Running iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2

The Electra team surprised everyone by releasing Chimera jailbreak for iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 devices earlier this week. Unlike Unc0ver, Chimera jailbreak also supports A12 Bionic devices like the iPhone XS and iPhone XR. Additionally, it has CoreTrust bypass which makes it more stable and faster in nature when compared to Unc0ver. If you have already jailbroken your iPhone XS, iPhone XR, or any other A12X Bionic device using Chimera, check out some of the free jailbreak tweaks for your device that are worth a try.