Jailbreaking is an essential part of the iOS experience for many. For others, it’s unknown and dangerous.
Thankfully, for those new to jailbreaking, there are a multitude of ways to do it.
Using tools such as Yalu102 and zJailbreak, jailbreaking is not only faster than ever but also easier.
Jailbreak iPhone XS And iPhone XR Using The New Chimera Jailbreak for iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2
Step 1: The first thing that you have to do is download the Chimera jailbreak IPA file from this link.
Also, make sure that Cydia Impactor is installed on your PC or Mac. If it not, be sure to download it from cydiaimpactor.com.
Step 2: Connect your iPhone or iPad running iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 to your computer and launch Cydia Impactor.
Once it is launched, it will automatically detect the connected iOS device and present it in the Cydia Impactor interface.
Step 3: Drag the downloaded Chimera jailbreak IPA file and drop it onto the Cydia Impactor interface.
Once done, you are required to enter the Apple ID and password when prompted.
Cydia Impactor will sideload the Chimera jailbreak app on the device signed with your Apple ID credentials.
Step 4: Wait for the installation and once it is complete, head over to Settings > General > Profile & Device Management.
Now, navigate and locate the profile associated with the installation. Once you find it, Trust any prompt that appears.
Step 5: Once you are done with this, exit the Settings app and navigate to the Home screen.
On the Home screen tap on the Chimera app. Upon opening, you will see a fairly simple interface with a prominent jailbreak button. Tap it!
Step 6: This is the final step in which you just have to wait for the Chimera app to do its thing.
It will go through its required processes and let you know when the device has been successfully jailbroken.
When you exit the app, you will see the Sileo app installed on the Home screen.
If you don’t, restart your device and reboot the process again until it appears.
A jailbroken iPhone is able to provide much more functionality than the standard one. Here are some of the jailbreak benefits:
- The ability to unlock the network;
- The possibility of modifying the system files;
- The ability to install applications rejected by Apple and other applications developed by third-party companies via Cydia;
- Able to install any software for free;
- Possible customization for a device that have installed previous versions of iOS;
- Bluetooth transfer between iPhone and other devices (iPhone, iPod, PC, … any device that has Bluetooth)
Disadvantages are little. The jailbreak process is completely reversible by a simple restore in iTunes.
The only real disadvantage can occur when you jailbreak your iPhone, the process crashes and sometimes you are forced to resume it or do a restore.
- The possibility of losing the warranty. However, by a simple restore process in iTunes, bring the phone to its original shape;
- Impairing the functionality, for many applications installed on Cydia. Applies when you abuse the installing software;