Jailbreak iOS 12 – 12.3: How To, Download, and News

Jailbreak iOS 12 - iOS 12.2

Apple unveiled iOS 12, the next major iOS software update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch at WWDC 2018 in June, which includes several new features and improvements. Some of the new iOS 12 features include improved performance, Memoji which allows users to quickly turn themselves into an Animoji with a variety of customization options as well, improvements to the Photos app, Siri Shortcuts which will give automation workflows to users and lots more.

But despite the new iOS 12 features and improvements, there are still many reasons to jailbreak iOS 12 such as to install iFile, which gives access to the file system, tweaks like Message Customizer that lets you customize each aspect of the Messages app, ability to lock apps and folders using Touch ID and lots more.

Apple has also released 6 updates for iOS 12 so far for bug fixes and improvements.

Can You Jailbreak iOS 12 – iOS 12.2?

You can currently jailbreak iOS to iOS 12.1.2 using unc0ver jailbreak, chimera jailbreak or rootlessjb jailbreak. They don’t support iOS 12.1.3, iOS 12.1.4, iOS 12.2 and iOS 12.3 currently as Apple has patched the exploits that were used by the jailbreak tools.

The Unc0ver jailbreak tool support all iOS 12 compatible devices except for A12 chip powered devices such as iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR. Support for the A12 devices should be added soon.

The Chimera jailbreak tool which released recently by the Electra team supports all iOS 12 compatible devices including iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR and 2018 iPad Pro.

We recommend using unc0ver jailbreak for iOS 12 as it comes with Cydia which makes it a lot easier to install jailbreak tweaks.

If you’ve an iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR or 2018 iPad Pro, then you will need to use Chimera jailbreak which comes with Sileo Jailbreak App Store.

Download iOS 12 Jailbreak

You can download the latest version of Unc0ver jailbreak from Github hosted by pwn20wnd.

Before you try to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad using Unc0ver, 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 Jailbreak iOS 12 – iOS 12.3

If you need help then you can check our jailbreak guide for step-by-step instructions on how to jailbreak iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 using unc0ver jailbreak or this jailbreak guide for Chimera jailbreak.

After you have successfully jailbroken your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using unc0ver jailbreak, check our posts for the complete list of compatible jailbreak tweaks for iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2, our top jailbreak tweaks and the best Cydia repos and sources to customize your jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and make the most of the jailbreak.

You can check our post for the best repos and sources for Sileo if you’ve used the Chimera Jailbreak.

As always, we will let you know as soon as we have any further updates about the iOS 12.1.3 – iOS 12.1.4 jailbreak, and support for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR have been added. So don’t forget to signup for our free Daily newsletter so you don’t miss out on any jailbreak news.

Last Updated: May 15, 2019

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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.

Security Researcher Demoes iOS 12.1.3 – iOS 12.2 Jailbreak with Cydia on iPhone XS Max

Security Researcher Demoes iOS 12.1.3 – iOS 12.2 Jailbreak with Cydia on iPhone XS Max

Security researcher Liang Chen from KeenLabs demoed an iOS 12.1.3 – iOS 12.2 jailbreak at Infiltrate 2019. Unlike other jailbreak demos that we usually see, this one was a complete jailbreak with PAC and APRR bypass and Liang even shows Cydia running on his iPhone XS Max as proof.

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.

Pwn20wnd Confirms Working on Substitute for A12(X) Bionic Devices

Pwn20wnd Confirms Working on Substitute for A12(X) Bionic Devices

With no Cydia Substrate support, a jailbreak for A12X-A12X Bionic devices like the iPhone XS is kind of in a fix. Saurik has openly expressed his frustration with the jailbreaking community and it is unclear if he still intends on adding support for A12(X) Bionic devices to Cydia Substrate.

Cydia Developer Saurik Expresses His Disappointment and Frustration with Jailbreaking Community

Cydia Developer Saurik Expresses His Disappointment and Frustration with Jailbreaking Community

The @pwn20wnd team has all but completed their side of the work to jailbreak iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 on A12-A12X Bionic devices like the iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and the 2018 iPad Pro. However, they have not yet released the jailbreak to the public as Saurik is still working on updating Cydia Substrate with A12(X) Bionic support.

iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 Will Be the Last Jailbreakable Version for A12-A12X Bionic Devices like iPhone XS

iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 Will Be the Last Jailbreakable Version for A12-A12X Bionic Devices like iPhone XS

If you own an iPhone XS or iPhone XR or any other Apple device that’s powered by an A12-A12X chipset and are interested in jailbreaking it, here’s some bad news for you. While an iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak is already in the works for these devices, Unc0ver jailbreak developer @pwn20wnd believes that it will be the last jailbreakable version of iOS for these devices for a very long time.

Latest Unc0ver Jailbreak Beta for iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 Fixes Major Instability Issues

Latest Unc0ver Jailbreak Beta for iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 Fixes Major Instability Issues

The @pwn20wnd team has released a new beta of Unc0ver jailbreak for iOS 12 – iOS 12.2 which fixes a major instability issue while loading tweaks.

iCleaner Pro, a CleanMyMac-like Jailbreak Tweak, Gains iOS 12 Support

iCleaner Pro, a CleanMyMac-like Jailbreak Tweak, Gains iOS 12 Support

iCleaner Pro, one of the best jailbreak tweaks around, has been updated with iOS 12 support. While the tweak already used to work under iOS 12, it used to throw an error every time one tried using it. The latest update (v7.7.2) adds preliminary support for iOS 12.x and Unc0ver jailbreak solving this issue for good.

This Jailbreak Tweak Brings Guest Mode to iPhone and iPad in iOS 12

This Jailbreak Tweak Brings Guest Mode to iPhone and iPad in iOS 12

Despite years of requests from iPhone and iPad users, Apple still has not added multi-user or guest account support in iOS 12. Well, if you have a jailbroken iPhone or iPad, you can add a guest mode to your device by using the LendMyPhone 2 jailbreak tweak.

Apple Stops Signing iOS 12.1.1 Beta 3

Apple Stops Signing iOS 12.1.1 Beta 3

While Apple stopped signing iOS 12.1.2 quite a few weeks back, it continued signing iOS 12.1.1 beta 3 thereby allowing users running iOS 12.1.3 – iOS 12.1.4 to downgrade back to it and jailbreak their iPhone or iPad. Sadly, that option is no longer available now as Apple has stopped signing iOS 12.1.1 beta 3.