Jailbreak iOS 14: Everything You Need to Know!

Pangu Jailbreak iOS 14

iOS 14 has been out for a few months now and while a jailbreak tool is available for the OS, there’s a lot that you need to know. Technically, it is possible to jailbreak iOS 14 – iOS 14.3 on iPhone and iPad but there are a number of limitations.

iOS 14 is a major update that brings a lot of new features including home screen widget support which might lead to a number of people to reconsider jailbreaking their device. However, if you still prefer using a jailbroken iPhone, you might want to stick with your current setup despite an iOS 14 – iOS 14.3 jailbreak already being available.

iOS 14 Jailbreak Status

Checkra1n, which is based on the checkm8 bootrom exploit, already supports jailbreaking iOS 14 – iOS 14.3. However, the problem is that the tool only works on older iPhones and iPads that are using the A10/A10X, A9, and older chips. This means it is currently only possible to jailbreak a handful of iPhones and iPads using checkra1n running iOS 14 – iOS 14.3:

  •  iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad 5
  • iPad Pro 1st gen

Checkra1n also supports jailbreaking iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus but the problem is that it requires one to turn off passcode, Face ID, and/or Touch ID. With Face ID/passcode set, jailbreaking an iPhone X/iPhone 8 will lead to stability issues.

Checkra1n has so far received multiple updates to improve its iOS 14 – iOS 14.3 jailbreak support but it is unlikely that the team will be able to resolve the issues with iPhone X and iPhone 8 series.

Apart from Checkra1n, the Pangu team had showcased a working iOS 14 jailbreak on an iPhone 11 Pro at MOSEC 2020 in June 2020. It is quite common for security researchers and major developer teams to showcase jailbreaks of the latest iOS builds at security conferences for demo and research purposes. However, the Pangu team has not released releasing a new jailbreak tool since the release of iOS 9 in 2015, so it is unlikely that we will see them have a change of heart and release an iOS 14 jailbreak tool for the public.

More coverage

Can You Jailbreak iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Running iOS 14 – iOS 14.3?

Can You Jailbreak iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Running iOS 14 – iOS 14.3?

It has been a few months since the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro series were released. Apple has also released a number of iOS 14 updates to fix bugs and add new features to the OS. Usually, it takes a few months for jailbreak to be available for a new release of iOS or a new iPhone. With the iPhone 12 series now available for over two months, is it possible to jailbreak them?

Hack Lets You Run Ubuntu on an iPhone 7 Jailbroken Using Checkra1n

Hack Lets You Run Ubuntu on an iPhone 7 Jailbroken Using Checkra1n

An iPhone 7 owner has been able to get Ubuntu up and running on his jailbroken device. What’s even more impressive is that the iPhone 7 used by Reddit user /u/newhacker1746 had a dead storage chip due to which it no longer worked properly.

Best Cydia Sources and Repos for iOS 14 – iOS 14.3 Jailbreak

Best Cydia Sources and Repos for iOS 14 – iOS 14.3 Jailbreak

The whole reason why people jailbreak their iPhone or iPad is for using various jailbreak tweaks. If you have jailbroken your iPhone or iPad running iOS 14 – iOS 14.3, check out some Cydia repos that have some popular and useful jailbreak tweaks listed.

iOS 14 – iOS 14.3 Compatible Jailbreak Tweaks

iOS 14 – iOS 14.3 Compatible Jailbreak Tweaks

The iOS 14 jailbreak scene is still in its infancy, with only Checkra1n jailbreak being available that supports jailbreaking some older iPhones running iOS 14 – iOS 14.3. If you do own an older iPhone that’s compatible with Checkra1n’s iOS jailbreak tool and plan to jailbreak it, check out all the iOS 14 – iOS 14.3 compatible jailbreak tweaks below that you can use afterward.

Checkra1n Update Improves iOS 14 – iOS 14.3 Jailbreak Support for A10X Devices

Checkra1n Update Improves iOS 14 – iOS 14.3 Jailbreak Support for A10X Devices

The team behind Checkra1n has released the 0.12.2 update to their jailbreaking tool that fixes some issues related to A10/A10X devices running iOS 14.3. This is primarily a bug-fixing update that also fixes some other underlying bugs with the tool.

Checkra1n Update Adds iOS 14 – iOS 14.2 Jailbreak Support

Checkra1n Update Adds iOS 14 – iOS 14.2 Jailbreak Support

The checkra1n team has released a major update for their jailbreaking tool adding support for A10(X) based iPhones and iPad along with iOS 14.1 and iOS 14.2. The checkra1n team was quick to update their tool with iOS 14 jailbreak support, but the initial build was buggy and supported a limited number of devices. With the latest update though, the team has added support for more devices.

Kernel Bug Raises Hope for Possible iOS 14 – iOS 14.1 Jailbreak

Kernel Bug Raises Hope for Possible iOS 14 – iOS 14.1 Jailbreak

If you are hoping for a full-fledged iOS 14 jailbreak, you should immediately downgrade your iPhone or iPad to iOS 14.1. This is because a major kernel bug has been patched by Apple in iOS 14.2 that could be used for jailbreaking iPhones running iOS 14.

How to Jailbreak iOS 14 Using Checkra1n on iPhone or iPad

How to Jailbreak iOS 14 Using Checkra1n on iPhone or iPad

The Checkra1n team has updated their jailbreak tool with preliminary support for iOS 14. Checkra1n uses a bootrom exploit for jailbreaking iPhone X and older devices so it was expected to be among the first jailbreak tools to be updated to support iOS 14. However, no one really expected an iOS 14 jailbreak to be available within a week of the OS being released to the public. If you are looking to jailbreak your iPhone running iOS 14 using checkra1n, follow this guide.

Jailbreak iOS 14 Using Checkra1n, Support Limited to iPhone 6s and iPhone SE For Now

Jailbreak iOS 14 Using Checkra1n, Support Limited to iPhone 6s and iPhone SE For Now

It has been less than a week since Apple released iOS 14 to the public and the first jailbreak tool for the OS is already out. The team behind Checkra1n have updated their tool to add support for iOS 14.

iOS 14 Jailbreak Demoed by Pangu Team

iOS 14 Jailbreak Demoed by Pangu Team

The Pangu team has demoed a working iOS 14 jailbreak at MOSEC 2020, a mobile security conference. The jailbreak was shown working on an iPhone 11 Pro running a beta build of iOS 14.