How to Jailbreak Your iPhone or iPad with Checkra1n

by The Aceclicks Team Product Guides Published On Aug 8, 2023 Updated On Oct 23, 2023
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What is Jailbreaking?

Jailbreaking a phone is basically the process of removing software restrictions imposed by the creator or operating system (OS) provider on smartphones and tablets. Typically, these restrictions are in place to maintain security, protect the integrity of the OS, and ensure that users only install authorized applications from official app stores.

Here's what jailbreaking does:

  1. It lets you install third-party apps and tools
  2. You can bypass certain restrictions on your device, like iCloud activation lock
  3. It lets you have more control over your device and its customization

How to Jailbreak Your Device on Mac

The most common way to jailbreak a device is by connecting it to a computer that's running Checkra1n. If you're using LockPass iCloud Remvoer to bypass iCloud Activation lock for your device, here's what you need to do to jailbreak your device:

Step 1: Click on the "Jailbreak" button from LockPass iCloud Remover to launch Checkra1n. Click Start on the Checkra1n interface to initiate the jailbreak process.

launch Checkra1n

  • Note 1: If your start button is grey and un-interactive, go to Options and allow click on the Allow untested iOS/iPadOS/tvOS versions option.
  • Note 2: If you're an iPhone 8/8 Plus/X user, make sure to skip the Skip A11 BPR check when it pops up on the screen and go back to get to the start menu.
  • Note 3: If you're an iPhone 8/8 Plus/X user, go to "Settings" > "Face ID & Passcode" > "Turn Passcode Off" to proceed.

Step 2: Make sure your device is connected and read the warning on the screen carefully. click "Next" to proceed.

read the warning

Step 3: Then it will put your device in Recovery Mode automatically. 

put your device in Recovery Mode automatically

Step 4: Then you need to manually put your device into DFU Mode. The instructions will appear on the screen, follow them and click Next. If it doesn't work, click on Retry, and it should work now.

manually put your device into DFU Mode

Step 5: Your device will now go through the jailbreak.

go through the jailbreak

Step 6: Once it is finished, click Done to wrap up the process.

jailbreak is finished

Once the jailbreaking process is finished, you can continiue with bypassing the Activation Lock using LockPass iCloud Remover.

Troubleshooting: What to Do if Jailbreaking Fails

Sometimes, Apple users can encounter issues when jailbreaking their devices. This is fairly common, and in many situations, it's because of some simple underlying reason. To save you the trouble, here are two methods to troubleshoot the issue.

Method 1: Use a Different Version of Checkra1n

The first thing you need to do is check which version of the Checkra1n software you're using. If your iPhone is relatively old, the latest version might not work for you. Similarly, an outdated version won't work with an iPhone 14. Just follow these steps to switch to a different version:

  1. Download a different version of the Checkra1n software. Make sure you download the authentic thing and not some scam copy.
  2. Install your software and run it using the guide above. This should work, and if it doesn't, try a few more versions.

If the issue still persists, try this last resort:

Step 1: Open the terminal on your Mac.

Step 2: Enter the command "xattr –rc" and press down on the space key.

Step 3: Now, drag the Checkra1n icon into the command window and press the "Return" key.

This should successfully fix your issue and indicate so on the pop-up on the screen.

Method 2: Troubleshooting Checkra1n Errors

Another common occurrence is that specific errors show up on the Checkra1n software interface. Here's how to deal with each and every one of them:

Error Code 18:

The error code 18 is often accompanied by a 'bootstrap upload failed' prompt. To address this issue, close the Unlockit tool and restart the entire jailbreak process using Checkra1n. It should work smoothly now.

Error Code 31:

Also known as the 'Exploit failed' prompt, error code 31 requires a simple fix to address the situation at hand. Uninstall and reinstall the OS on your phone and then re-initiate the jailbreak process. This will help clear the error and enable an easy jailbreak.

Error Code 20:

The error code 20 signals a timeout for the bootstrap upload. It is very common when using the Checkra1n tool. Go back to the main interface of the tool and select the following: Options > Safe Mode. Now retry the jailbreak, and it should work almost instantly.

That's all for the standard errors on the Checkra1n tool. If you encounter any other prompt, then congratulations, you've come across something that even I haven't seen in all my years. Be sure to share it with me!


Jailbreaking your Apple device has never been easier! Make sure to use the Checkra1n tool since it's the most reliable and won't damage your phone in the process. There's no need to make jailbreaking a tabboo, it really can be useful for many iPhone and iPad owners. If you encounter any issues during the jailbreaking issue, then relax. It happens to the best of us. Read through the troubleshooting guide and tackle the issue with new confidence. Remember to follow the instructions to the T and you'll be good to go.

The Aceclicks Team
Being at the forefront of iOS and Android device management, our Aceclicks team is acutely aware of the growing need for exceptional support for iPhone and Android users. This realization inspired the development of our widely adopted Aceclicks iPhone and Android software suite.
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