How to Jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

Jailbreak iPhone

If you want to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch then you’ve reached the correct destination. This page is the ultimate guide to jailbreaking where we will answer your most frequently asked questions and also provide links to detailed tutorials on how to jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

If you already know about jailbreaking then you can scroll down for the links to the step-by-step tutorials. If you are new to the jailbreaking world then we would recommend to continue reading to learn more about jailbreak, the benefits, and other frequently asked questions.

What is Jailbreaking?

Jailbreaking is the process of removing restrictions in iOS, and allow root access to the iOS file system so that it can run software that has not been approved by Apple.

It allows you to install third-party applications and tweaks that Apple doesn’t allow or wouldn’t approve in the App Store. The jailbreak apps and tweaks allow you things like customize your iPhone like changing your carrier logo, lets you have 5 icons in the dock instead of the default 4, perform custom actions such as a long hold on the Home button to enable Night Shift rather than doing it from Control Center, and lots more.

Does Jailbreak Void iPhone’s Warranty?

According to Apple’s support article concerning jailbreaking, they “may deny service for an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that has installed any unauthorized software.” However, it is very easy to restore the device to factory settings so Apple will have no way to find out you had jailbroken your iOS device.

The Latest Tutorials on How to Jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch:

Over the last few years, the jailbreak community has released a number of tools to jailbreak the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch for each iOS firmware file. To avoid any confusion, this page will have the most up-to-date information on the latest tutorials that should be used to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch depending on the version of iOS running on it.

To ensure that you use the correct tutorial, please check the current iOS version running on your iOS device (Settings –> General –> About –> Version).

Click on the appropriate iOS firmware version below to jump to relevant section:

iOS 11.2 – iOS 11.2.2

There is currently no jailbreak available for iOS 11 – iOS 11.2.2.

However, security researchers in China have also successfully jailbroken iOS 11.2.1, so we can hope that hackers like the Pangu team can also discover them to release the elusive jailbreak for iOS 11.

iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2

You can jailbreak iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2 using the LiberioS jailbreak by developer and hacker, Jonathan Levin. It was the first official jailbreak for iOS 11 – iOS 11.2 and iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.

Currently, Cydia and Cydia Substrate are not compatible with iOS 11, so it is not very easy to install jailbreak tweaks and most jailbreak tweaks won’t work. It supports all iOS 11 compatible devices.

Follow our tutorial for the step-by-step instructions on how to use LiberiOS to jailbreak iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

➤  How to Jailbreak iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2 Using LiberiOS in 5 Easy Steps

iOS 10.2.1 – iOS 10.3.3

You can jailbreak iOS 10.2 – iOS 10.3.3 using H3lix jailbreak by developer and hacker tihmstar. It supports only 32-bit iOS devices: iPhone 5, iPhone 5C and iPad 4th generation. It means that these iOS devices can be jailbroken for life, since iOS 10.3.3 is the last update available for them.

Follow our tutorial for the step-by-step instructions on how to use LiberiOS to jailbreak iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on iOS 10.2 – iOS 10.3.3.

➤ How to Jailberak iOS 10.3.3 Using h3lix Jailbreak in 5 Easy Steps

There is currently no jailbreak available for iOS 10.2.1 – iOS 10.3.3 for 64-bit devices. But Twitter user @iBSparkes has announced that he plans to release iOS 10.3.3 jailbreak for 64-bit iOS devices called Meridian Jailbreak. So we will keep you posted.

iOS 10 – iOS 10.2

Well-known hacker Luca Todesco, going by the Twitter handle qwertyoruiop, released the first jailbreak for iOS 10 known as Yalu Jailbreak. It also supports iOS 10.2. Follow our guide for the step-by-step instructions:

Jailbreak iOS 10.1, iOS 10.1.1 Using Yalu and Cydia Impactor

➤ Jailbreak iOS 10.2 Using Yalu and Cydia Impactor

You cannot jailbreakiOS 10.3.2, iOS 10.3.1, iOS 10.3 or iOS 10.2.1 using Yalu Jailbreak as Apple has patched the exploits used to jailbreak iOS 10.2 or lower. Check out iOS 10.3.2 jailbreak page for the latest updates:

➤ Jailbreak iOS 10.3.2

iOS 9.3.4, iOS 9.3.5

iOS 9.3.4 killed Pangu Jailbreak so you can’t jailbreak iOS 9.3.4 or iOS 9.3.5 currently. Please check our Jailbreak iOS 9.3.4, iOS 9.3.5 category page for the latest update.

iOS 9.3.3, iOS 9.3.2, iOS 9.3.1, iOS 9.3, iOS 9.2.1, iOS 9.2

You can jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on iOS 9, iOS 9.0.1, iOS 9.0.2 using Pangu jailbreak and a companion tool called Cydia Impactor which is available for Mac, Windows and Linux. If you need help, then follow the guide below for the step-by-step instructions.

iOS 9.1

You can jailbreak iOS 9.1 using Pangu jailbreak too. If you need help, then follow the guide below for the step-by-step instructions.

iOS 9.0.2, iOS 9.0.1, iOS 9

You can jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on iOS 9, iOS 9.0.1, iOS 9.0.2 using Pangu jailbreak tool for Windows. If you need help, then follow the guide below for the step-by-step instructions.

iOS 8.4.1

There is currently no jailbreak available for iOS 8.4.1. Apple has patched several exploits in iOS 8.4.1 which kills the TaiG jailbreak and PP jailbreak.

iOS 8.4, iOS 8.3, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.1.3

You can jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on iOS 8.4, iOS 8.3, iOS 8.2, or iOS 8.1.3 using TaiG jailbreak tool for Windows or PP Jailbreak tool for Mac. If you need help, then follow the guide below for the step-by-step instructions.

Windows:

Mac:

iOS 8.1.2:

Learn how to jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 using the TaiG jailbreak for Windows users and PP Jailbreak for Mac users by clicking on the appropriate link below for your iOS device:

Windows:

Mac:

iOS 8.1.1:

Learn how to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1 using the TaiG jailbreak by clicking on the appropriate link below for your iOS device:

iOS 8.1:

Learn how to jailbreak iOS 8.1 using the Pangu jailbreak by clicking on the appropriate link below for your iOS device:

iOS 8, iOS 8.0.1, iOS 8.0.2

Learn how to jailbreak iOS 8 – iOS 8.0.2 using the Pangu jailbreak by clicking on the appropriate link below for your iOS device:

iOS 7.1.2:

Learn how to jailbreak iOS 7.1.2 using the Pangu jailbreak by clicking on the appropriate link below for your iOS device:

iOS 7.1, iOS 7.1.1:

Learn how to jailbreak iOS 7.1 or iOS 7.1.1 using the Pangu jailbreak by clicking on the appropriate link below for your iOS device:

iOS 7.0.6:

You can check out our step-by-step tutorial to jailbreak iOS 7.0.6 using the unofficial version of evasi0n:

iOS 7, iOS 7.0.1, iOS 7.0.2, iOS 7.0.3, iOS 7.0.4, iOS 7.0.5:

You can check out our step-by-step tutorial to jailbreak iOS 7 or later using evasi0n7:

iOS 6.1.6

You can check out our step-by-step tutorial to (tethered) jailbreak iOS 6.1.6 using Redsn0w, and then convert it into an untethered jailbreak using the p0sixspwn package from Cydia :

iOS 6.1.5, iOS 6.1.4, iOS 6.1.3:

You can check out our step-by-step tutorial to jailbreak iOS 6.1.5, iOS 6.1.4 and iOS 6.1.3 using p0sixspwn:

iOS 6.1.2:

You can check out our step-by-step tutorial to jailbreak your iOS device using evasi0n:

iOS 6.1.1

iOS 6.1.1 is available only for iPhone 4S. You can check out our step-by-step tutorial to jailbreak your iPhone 4S using evasi0n:

iOS 6.1, iOS 6.0.2, iOS 6.0.1, iOS 6:

You can check out our step-by-step tutorial to jailbreak your iOS device using evasi0n:

iOS 5.1.1:

You can check out our step-by-step guide to jailbreak your iOS device using Absinthe 2.0.x:
If you’ve problems with Absinthe 2.0.x then you check out our step-by-step guide to jailbreak your iOS device using Redsn0w:

iOS 5.1:

Currently Redsn0w supports only a tethered jailbreak for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 4G, iPod touch 3G and iPad 1 on iOS 5.1.

You can check out our step-by-step guide to jailbreak your iOS device using Redsn0w:

There is currently no jailbreak available for iPhone 4S and iPad 2 on iOS 5.1.

iOS 5.0.1:

Checkout our step-by-step guide to perform an untethered jailbreak on your iPhone 4S and iPad 2 using Absinthe Jailbreak:

Windows Users

Mac Users

Checkout our step-by-step guide to perform an untethered jailbreak on your iOS device using Redsn0w:

iOS 5, iOS 4.3.4 – iOS 4.3.5, iOS 4.2.9 – iOS 4.2.10:

It is recommended that you upgrade your iOS device to iOS 5.0.1 as only a tethered jailbreak is available for these iOS software updates.

If iPhone users want to preserve the iPhone’s baseband from being upgraded then you can checkout our step-by-step guide:

iOS 4.2.6 – iOS 4.2.8, iOS 4.3 – iOS 4.3.3:

Step-by-step guide to to perform an untethered jailbreak for your iOS device using JailbreakMe:

iOS 4.2.1:

Step-by-step guide to perform an untethered jailbreak for your iOS device using greenpois0n:
Windows users:
Mac users:

Links to step-by-step guides for the older iOS versions will be updated shortly.

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This article was last updated on Dec 20, 2017.
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