checkra1n Alternatives

    checkra1n is described as 'Jailbreak for iPhone 5s through iPhone X, iOS 12.0 and up' and is an app in the System & Hardware category. There are more than 10 alternatives to checkra1n for a variety of platforms, including Mac, Windows, Linux, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is 3uTools, which is free. Other great apps like checkra1n are TinyUmbrella (Free, Open Source), PkgBackup (Paid), Animate (Free) and PwnageTool (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 12, 2021

    1. 3uTools is the most efficient iOS file and data management tool for Apple users. 3uTools provides one-click downloads for iOS users with free genuine iOS apps, popular games, free ringtones, and HD wallpapers.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      TinyUmbrella saves the "SHSH blobs" of your Apple device (i.e. iPhone, iPod, or iPad), allowing you to bypass Apple's servers and downgrade your firmware through iTunes, whenever you want. Your device does NOT have to be jailbroken for TinyUmbrella to work.
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    2. PkgBackup is a backup application for jailbroken iPhones that backs up & restores all of your Cydia apps, your Cydia sources, and even your homescreen layout.
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    3. Animate allows you to use an animation as the boot logo of your jailbroken iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Animated boot logos are stored in /Library/BootLogos/ of the root file system of your iPhone, iPod, or iPad.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      PwnageTool is an advanced jailbreaking application by the iPhone Dev Team for Mac OS X. It can build a pre-jailbroken .ipsw ("iPhone software") file with apps and anything else pre-loaded, so that you can run apps without the approval of Apple.

      Discontinued

      Last update appears to be from 4 years ago: http://blog.iphone-dev.org/tagged/PwnageTool



      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      (This is an OUTDATED jailbreaking method.)

      Discontinued

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      Pangu Team has released the iOS 8 jailbreak app for Windows and Mac. Pangu8 untether jailbreak is compatible with all devices for iOS 8/8.1
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Absinthe is a tool by the makers of greenpois0n that provides an untethered jailbreak on iOS 5.1.1, for the following devices: - iPad 1, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad2,4 - iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S - iPod touch 3rd generation, iPod touch 4th generation

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      Old jailbreaking method. The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.0.4, released on 2012, can be still downloaded from iPhonehacks.com

      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Windows
      • Linux
      Greenpois0n performs an untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.2 on the iPhone 4/3GS, iPod touch 2G/3G/4G, iPad, and Apple TV 2, allowing them to run apps unapproved by Apple. It uses the limera1n exploit by geohot.

      Discontinued

      Old jailbreaking method. The official website is no longer available. The source code is available on GitHub.

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      sn0wbreeze is an advanced jailbreaking tool that lets you build a custom IPSW ("iPhone software") file. It allows you to jailbreak your iPod or iPhone, so that it can run apps unapproved by Apple.

      Discontinued

      No longer developed. Download is available at ih8sn0w.com

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