iOS 12 Jailbreak
Chimera jailbreak, Unc0ver jailbreak and rootlessJB jailbreak tools are available to jailbreak iOS 12. Use jailbreak IPA method or online method to achieve iOS 12 jailbreak without a dealy.If you want to use iOS 12 Cydia with Chimera jailbreak, use the iOS 12 Cydia guide.
1. Chimera Jailbreak
Chimera jailbreak is the first jailbreak to achieve A12 device support for iOS 12 jailbreak as it supports the latest iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr.
TweakMo is an app store with third-party apps. Initially introduced with iOS 11 and updated to work with iOS 12 versions. Online (no computer) method and IPA based method are available for TweakMo installation. Updated to achieve the iOS 12.1 jailbreak and iOS 12.2 jailbreak too.
3. Unc0ver Jailbreak
Unc0ver jailbreak is the first jailbreak with Cydia support for iOS 12 versions. It was a stable jailbreak than its predecessor rootlessJB which required a bit complex method to install Cydia tweaks on iOS 12.
4. rootlessJB Jailbreak
This is the first iOS 12 jailbreak but lack the iOS 12 Cydia support. Therefore, tweak installation required an extra effort until rootless Installer address the tweak installation issue.
Jailbreak tweaks are considered to be something that only available with a jailbroken iPhone or iPad. But, with the Vistian, the definition has changed. Not only the iOS 12, Vistian now supports iOS 12.3 jailbreak too.
Chimera jailbreak tool was developed by Electra jailbreak team and it is the first jailbreak tool to support A12 jailbreak. In other words, Jailbreaking iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max and iPhone Xr was succeeded with Chimera jailbreak. Jailbreak IPA method using a computer and online (no computer) methods are available for Chimera jailbreak.
Jailbreak iOS 12 - iOS 12.1.2 running devices using the online method by following the guide below.
Step 1 : Install zJailbreak app store
Step 2 : Find the Chimera Jailbreak under Most Popular category
Step 3 : Install Chimera jailbreak
TweakMo is an app store which offers third-party apps that are not available on the official Apple App Store. TweakMo offers three membership categories which are Silver, Gold and Platinum.
Offerings are different for membership categories where Silver and Gold packages offer jailbreak app installations while TweakMo Platinum category offers all the jailbreak apps & tweaks + UDID registration feature.
UDID registration is a technique available for Apple registered developers to test their iOS apps. We have developed this method to install jailbreak apps and Cydia tweaks on a non-jailbroken devices. Also, you do not have to be an Apple registered developer to use this feature.
TweakMo focused on three main offerings; jailbreak apps, jailbreak tools and jailbreak tweaks.
TweakMo Installation Online Method (Without a Computer)
You can install TweakMo on your iPhone or iPad by visiting this page using the Safari browser of your iDevice and tapping the button below.
Also, you can use our IPA method guide to install TweakMo using a PC and the Cydia Impactor.
Install TweakMo with the IPA method (Cydia Impactor and a PC)
- Have latest version of Cydia Impactor downloaded from www.cydiaimpactor.com
- Download the TweakMo.ipa
- Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes
- Stable internet connection
Launch Cydia impactor, drag and drop the TweakMo jailbreak ipa onto the launcher box. While the process in progress you will be asked to insert your login username and password. Once the process was done, you will find TweakMo Silver app on your homescreen.
Now, you are almost there. Once you tapped on the app you will find Untrusted Developer pop up. You may fix this just by doing some settings on your mobile. To do follow the below mentioned.
Settings → General → Profiles and Device Management
You will see the enterprise name under the same section, tap on it and hit trust.
Congratulations ! Now you are free on iOS
Jailbreak iOS 12 with Uncover Jailbreak
Pwn20wnd and the Unc0ver jailbreak team recently released the Uncover jailbreak tool with the Cydia support for iOS 12 - iOS 12.1.2 versions. You can download the Uncover jailbreak IPA and install it using a PC with Cydia Impactor on it to jailbreak your iPhone.
If you are looking for a online no PC jailbreak method, now you can install Unc0ver IPA online from the TweakMo Jailbreak App Store. No PC or Cydia Impactor required. It's easier than PC required jailbreak IPA installation method.
Also, you can use the zJailbreak third-party app store to jailbreak your device without tethering to a computer.
Jailbreak iOS 12 with rootlessJB
iOS 12 - iOS 12.0.1 rootlessJB was released to the public by tweak developer Jake James. rootlessJB jailbreak tool supports iOS 12 - iOS 12.1.2 versions. You can download the rootlessJB jailbreak IPA and install the jailbreak IPA using Cydia Impactor. This is a computer jailbreak method to jailbreak iOS 12 - iOS 12.0.1
However, if you are not interested in using a PC to jailbreak iOS 12, you can jailbreak your device using an online method. zJailbreak third-party app store offers the rootlessJB jailbreak tool for online jailbreak iOS 12 - iOS 12.0.1
However, Cydia or Sileo package manager support is yet to be added to rootlessJB.
FilzaEscaped file manager has been released for iOS 12 and it supports up to iOS 12.1.2 version. You can install iOS 12 jailbreak tweaks without Cydia or Sileo using FilzaEscaped for iOS 12. You can install the FilzaEscaped for iOS 12 using zJailbreak app store.
Visit rootlessJB jailbreak for complete guide and tweaks list.
Jailbreak tweaks / Cydia tweaks are based on unique features hidden inside the iOS system by Apple. iOS 12 introduced a feature called Shortcuts and Vistian is the tool developed to tweak your iPhone using that feature.
Please note that you may need to install Shortcuts app on your iPhone to use Vistian as expected.
These are some of the amazing jailbreak tweaks available with Vistian.
Download YouTube : Download Youtube videos directly to your iPhone or iPad.
Tilt Scroll : Auto scroll a web page to read it on ease.
Instagram Video / Photo : Download videos and photos from Instagram to your iPhone.
Speed Respring : Respring your device instantly.
Backup Shortcuts to iCloud : Backup all your shortcuts to the iCloud.
Discount Calculator : Calculate the discount and get the total saving.
Change Font : Change the font of a web page.
Want to try more jailbreak tweaks on iOS 12 and higher versions? Visit Vistian jailbreak tweak installer for more tweak download and information.
iOS 12 Cydia Guide
Electra jailbreak team developed a Cydia alternative package manager for latest jailbreak tools and named it Sileo. iOS 12 - iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak tool from Electra team, Chimera jailbreak tool is the first jailbreak solution to offer iOS 12 Sileo to the public. However, as many users looking for iOS 12 Cydia, this is the way to install Cydia on iOS 12.
Note: You have to jailbreak your iOS 12 - iOS 12.1.2 running devices using the Chimera jailbreak to follow the guide below.
Step 1 : Launch Sileo and add below repository to Sources
Step 2 : Refresh Sources to fetch the packages from above repo
Step 3 : Install Cydia Installer from the added repo
Developer Note: “This will remove ‘Cydia Compatibility Package’ which is expected behavior”.
Step 4 : Close Sileo and launch Cydia
Step 5 : Add the chimera repo on Cydia
Step 6 : Search for Sileo (beta) and remove the Sileo (You can install it using the same source whenever you need it)
Important: Do not install Cydia Compatibility Package from the Chimera repo.
This is the way to install Cydia on iOS 12 - iOS 12.1.2 versions. Enjoy Cydia tweaks on iOS 12.
Download and Install Cydia for iOS 12 & Higher
Waiting for iOS 12 Cydia download or availability of Cydia install on iOS 12.0.1? Let's get some facts straight.
Fully functional Cydia is only available for jailbroken devices.
If you want to use Cydia with iOS 12 or iOS 12.0.1, you had to wait for Cydia supported iOS 12 jailbreak or iOS 12.0.1 jailbreak to arrive as rootlessJB didn't support Cydia.
However, as Cydia support for iOS 12 has arrived with Uncover jailbreak you can have Cydia on your iOS 12 device. Not to mention that Cydia on iOS 12 is still in beta stages at the moment.
Also, do not forget that official Cydia support is not available for devices running iOS 11 or later versions. Even Electra jailbreak offers a patched version of Cydia. If your only concern is iOS 12 Cydia, you will have to wait for Cydia compatible iOS 12 jailbreak release.
iOS 12 Jailbreak Approaches
More Stable Uncover Jailbreak will Release for A12 Devices
@pwn20wnd announced that he is working on A12 and A12X devices. He is going to release a new version of Unc0ver which is fast, stable and powerful than before. For now it’s compatible with all devices running iOS 12 - iOS 12.1.2 versions.
I have finally gotten the internals of my libsubstitute implementation for unc0ver working in an amazingly performant, fast, stable and powerful way on all devices (12.0-12.1.2 only on A12-A12X for now). Majority of the work has been completed. Stay tuned.— cy:pwn20wnd (@Pwn20wnd) July 30, 2019
HoudiniX released for iOS 12 - iOS 12.1.2 versions
Houdini App released at first for iOS 10 and recently updated to iOS 12 with support up to iOS 12.1.2 version. This does not provide a full jailbreak as Houdini original developer Abraham Masri developed this for learning purposes and so far iOS file system can be modified and changed without a full jailbreak. However the developer ConorTheDev updated the HoudiniX App to beta 1r3 with exploits by Pwn20wnd’s machswap_pwn. And it is work with iOS 12 - iOS 12.1.2 running A7 - A12 Devices.
iOS 12.1 - iOS 12 Safari Sandbox Escape by SecuriTeam
SecuriTeam disclosed a Safari Sandbox Escape for both iOS and macOS systems. This vulnerability is in CoreAnimation framework of Apple which is used in iOS and macOS.
This could lead to an untethered iOS 12 jailbreak or iOS 12.1 jailbreak with a jailbreak expert. However, more details are to be revealed on this disclosure. Until then, you can read more on iOS/macOS Safari Sandbox Escape via QuartzCore Heap Overflow documentation by SecuriTeam.
Pangu Team Jailbreak iOS 12 on iPhone XS
iPhone XS is in market for about a week and Pangu team was able to jailbreak it on the latest firmware iOS 12. Min Zheng from Alibaba security team tweeted this recently and mentioned that Pangu team has bypassed PAC mitigation on the new A12 chip. A12 chip is the latest hardware from Apple which was introduced to this year's iPhone lineup.
Pangu team is an experienced jailbreak team who released many jailbreak tools in the past. They have released untethered jailbreak tools for various iOS versions but stay quiet for some period. But it also seems that they have never left the game.
Will they release iOS 12 untethered jailbreak this time? And will this exploit able to jailbreak iOS 12.0.1? Keep in touch for more info.
Luca Todesco Jailbreaks iPhone XS Max
The creator of Yalu jailbreak, security researcher Luca Todesco was able to hack the iOS 12 final release. Security researchers play with beta builds and some able to crack those. Luca was probably able to crack beta 12 of iOS 12. As we knew, iOS 12 beta 12 became the iOS 12 GM without any under the hood updates and released as the public version later. Proving this fact, Luca stated that he was able to pwned the iOS 12 final even without changing a line of code.
iOS 12 final pwned on first try without a single LoC change lmao— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) September 17, 2018
Luca has admitted that he is able to jailbreak iOS 12 running iPhone XS Max. It's the same exploits he used for the iOS 12 jailbreak he mentioned in early tweets. He just wanted to confirm his iOS 12 jailbreak tool with iPhone XS Max hardware compatibility and the results have arrived.
since I’m finally done hacking the Xs Max I started using it as my daily driver and I gotta say it’s a damn fine piece of hardware— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) October 5, 2018
Will Luca Todesco's iOS 12 jailbreak tool find the day of light and will it support for a iOS 12.0.1 jailbreak? Stay tuned.
Ian Beer will Focus on iOS 12 Exploits
Google Project Zero's Ian Beer says he will focus on iOS 12 exploits. He was the man behind almost all latest jailbreak tools. Because Electra and many other jailbreak teams build jailbreak tools for exploits revealed by Ian Beer.
And if you're using the mptcp/vfs exploits for security research (eg with Electra 11.3.1) you should just keep using that. I'll release the 11.4.1 exploits I have but the focus will shift to iOS 12 now :)— Ian Beer (@i41nbeer) September 19, 2018
He released iOS 11.4.1 exploits to the public, so that we can hope for an iOS 11.4.1 jailbreak soon. As he has already started to work on iOS 12, iOS 12 jailbreak will not be a fantasy anymore.
iOS 12 Jailbreak for A10 and A11 Devices Achieved
A known tweak developer Umang Raghuvanshi has claimed that he is in the possession of iOS 12 exploits which could lead to iOS 12.x jailbreak. He has confirmed these exploits work on A10 and A11 chip running devices. He is waiting to get his hands on the latest A12 chip powered devices which are iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR.
He stated that the exploits he discovered are available in latest iOS 12.1 beta versions. In case those exploits survived in the production line until the iOS 12.1 public release, we would be able to see an iOS 12.1 jailbreak using the same vulnerabilities.
These exploits’ availability in iOS 12.1 beta means they have survived iOS 12.0.1 release. If so, jailbreak iOS 12.0.1 will not be farther.
...but there’s no reason to upgrade your devices just yet if you’re already jailbroken or would rather stay on iOS 11.— Umang Raghuvanshi (@umanghere) September 24, 2018
Also, in other news, I still work on Libertas occasionally, but am planning to hand it to someone more dedicated to tweak development. [2/2]
If Umang is successful at jailbreaking iOS 12 and iOS 12.0.1, he will release a jailbreak tool and move on to iOS 12.1 jailbreak. Fingers crossed with the A12 Bionic chip support for his jailbreak but we could find its availability soon. Wait for more details.
iOS 12 Kernel Memory Read and Write Privilege Achieved
This is the news that shocked Apple when they were getting ready to release iOS 12. Group of security researchers discovered a bug, which could exploits to achieve iOS 12 kernel memory read and write privileges. And the best thing is this could lead to an iOS 12 untethered jailbreak tool. Security researcher Simone Ferrini tweeted the news with a video proof.
Security researchers @Simone_Ferrini, @jndok and @f_roncari is the team behind the scenes to achieve this. This exploit was presented in iOS 12 beta 12 and we hope it wasn't fixed in iOS 12 public release.
CoolStar Reserved a Bug for iOS 12 Electra Jailbreak
CoolStar, the creator of Electra jailbreak released iOS 11.3 - iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak a few months back. When developing this jailbreak, he has found another critical bug and he is going to reserve it to develop iOS 12 jailbreak.
It's uncertain if that bug will be saved till the iOS 12 public release. But, as Electra jailbreak for iOS 11.2 - iOS 11.3.1 is based on a different bug, it's ok to save the bug for iOS 12 so that they can release an iOS 12 jailbreak as soon as iOS 12 arrives. However, if the bug was patched before the public release, they could use it to improve the iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak. No matter what, it's a win-win situation for everyone except Apple.
Keen Lab Jailbreaks iOS 12 on iPhone X
Keen Lab team jailbreak the iOS 12 beta 1 within a week after releasing iOS 12 beta 1. They have demonstrated the iOS 12 jailbreak on iPhone X. Jailbreaking took less than a minute and installed Cydia after the jailbreak process.
As this is developer beta 1, the bug will not exist until the public release of iOS 12. Also, it's certain that Keen Lab will not release a jailbreak tool for iOS 12.
360Vulcan Team Demonstrated iOS 12 Remote Jailbreak at MOSEC
360 Vulcan team recently posted a video claiming a remote jailbreak on iOS 11.4 and iOS 12 and it was confirmed at MOSEC as they have demoed the jailbreak.
They had successfully jailbroken the iOS 12 beta and demonstrated the iOS 12 remote jailbreak at MOSEC security conference. They have used the Safari + kernel bug for this jailbreak.
However, it's uncertain that this bug will survive until iOS 12 public release even the jailbreak team is ready to develop a jailbreak tool.
iOS 12 Jailbreak News
Use Siri Shortcuts to Jailbreak iOS 12 using Upcoming Unc0ver Jailbreak
Jailbreak developers has demoed a video pointing out Siri Shortcuts working with upcoming Unc0ver tool. They created Siri Shortcut with the tag saying “Hey Siri, install Cydia” and leave to installation. However, it didn’t mean that iOS 12.x.x Jailbreak is complete and release to the public. Below is the exciting demonstration done by Samg_is_a_Ninja and publish to reddit.
Jailbreak Tweaks Under Cydia Substrate Working on iOS 12
This is a major update as stated by the pwn20wnd on his twitter. He was sharing that tweaks running with Cydia Substrate on iOS 12. This is getting excited as rootlessJB is yet to prove its compatibility with Cydia.
Successfully got tweaks running with Cydia Substrate on iOS 12 ;).— Pwn20wnd is preparing unc0ver for iOS 12... (@Pwn20wnd) February 16, 2019
However, you may need to wait for the Cydia release for iOS 12 as it may take a while to complete the tuning. Let's see if he is going to release.
I am tempted to release a new public beta with what I have. We will see.— Pwn20wnd is preparing unc0ver for iOS 12... (@Pwn20wnd) February 16, 2019
iOS Jailbreak developer and co-founder of Unc0ver, Sam Bingner shared functionable Cydia running on iOS 12 via on his twitter. As he said on his tweet “It still need to do a lot. Don’t hold your breath but it’s progressing.”
Well minimal stuff works - still need to do a lot but I have a shell, Cydia works and substrate mostly works. Don’t hold your breath but it’s progressing. pic.twitter.com/bBbZO2Seoy— Sam Bingner (@sbingner) February 12, 2019
Pwn20wnd commented as reply to the post in r/jailbreak saying that,
“We need to clean up the CoreTrust workarounds and fix the sandbox patches. Till then, it will be private. But I am looking forward to pushing a public beta once it is ready for a public beta.”
And also Pwn20wnd update his jailbreak progress status on his twitter for first public beta of unc0ver with Cydia and Substrate support for iOS 12.
Progress update for the first public beta of unc0ver with Cydia and Substrate support for iOS 12:— Pwn20wnd is preparing unc0ver for iOS 12... (@Pwn20wnd) February 18, 2019
- Work in progress https://t.co/N1i7WbbgVL
JailbreakMe Unified for iOS 12 and iOS 12.0.1
iOS hacker and tweak developer Sem Voigtländer appears to be working on a JailbreakMe style jailbreak which supports iOS 4 - iOS 12.0.1 jailbreak. You probably know how JailbreakMe worked. You may visit a website using Safari browser and drag the slider to jailbreak your iPhone. Simple as that.
This jailbreak is named JailbreakMe Unified and will support iOS 4 - iOS 12.0.1 versions with some exceptions. This jailbreak is not functional at the moment, but you can try its GUI by setting your wi-fi DNS to 126.96.36.199 and visit captive.apple.com using the Safari browser.
Sem Voigtländer contributed to Apple developer program by reporting bugs for iOS 12.1 version. You can find in the documentation "About the security content of iOS 12.1", he was mentioned for reporting a bug related to iBooks. However, it's not certain whether these two events are related or not.
We will keep an eye on JailbreakMe Unified project for you and will get to you with the latest findings as it happens.
Apple Stops Signing of iOS 12
After the release of iOS 12.0.1 bug fix version with several bug fixes, Apple has recently stops the signing of iOS 12. It means, any iOS 12 supported iPhone or iPad will not be able to downgrade to iOS 12 version anymore without saved blobs.
As iOS 12.0.1 fixed several issues, there's no need to downgrade to iOS 12 for an ordinary user. But, if you are waiting for a jailbreak on iOS 12, you may be missing an opportunity here by updating to iOS 12.0.1 because there are many good news on iOS 12 jailbreak.
If you've already missed the downgrade window, make sure to save the blobs now as an insurance policy for the next time.
Cydia Impactor Updated for iOS 12
Saurik has recently updated the Cydia Impactor to work with iOS 12. Cydia Impactor version 0.9.46 is bringing the iOS 12 support and it's the latest version at the moment.
If you had any difficulties while sideloading apps on iOS 12, you should update to the latest version of Cydia Impactor.