How to Jailbreak Your iPhone Easily? Step-By-Step and Possible Risks

One of the most common questions iPhone users ask is about how they can jailbreak their respective phones.

Apple has been very focused and particular to ensuring that the security and data privacy levels are top-notch, leading to them developing IOS more secure than any other mobile operating system.

Because of the high-security levels, IOS has prohibited or has completely taken away the freedom of modifying their operating system with any third-party applications or tools.

There are a lot of restrictions and limitations on the IOS-based devices and hence in order to get your freedom back or at least some of it, you are required to jailbreak your device.

Jailbreaking is an easy process and with using the right steps, your iPhone can be jailbroken easily without any issue.

Once your iPhone has been jailbreaked you can do anything you want with it. In order to jailbreak your iPhone and get your freedom back, read this article till the end and follow the steps.

What is Jailbreaking?

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Apple mostly does not allow the users to have third-party/unrecognized software or any unauthorised codes to bu run officially on their phones.

This will probably mean that you will lose control of your phone and it will get bricked. Unlike Android devices, IOS users are prohibited from using any app they want.

However, once you jailbreak your phone, you can potentially do whatever you want which includes installing any sort of a third-party software as well and then modifying their user interface.

By jailbreaking your iPhone you can install jailbreaking apps easily.

Types of Jailbreaking

There are four different types of Jailbreaking.


A user can easily try tethered jailbreak on a temporary basis on your respective iPhone at the time of single booting it.

Once you switch off your phone and restart it, the effects of the jailbreak would be gone and you will need to jailbreak it again if required.

It is imperative that you jailbreak it again or else your phone will be stuck in Recovery Mode.

Semi Tethered Jailbreak

During this particular jailbreak process, your iPhone will boot without any sort of a patched kernel, which will not be able to run without any modified code, and it mostly does not work in tweaking or jailbreaking applications.

You will have to make use of any jailbreak software in order to run the patched kernel on your phone.

Untethered Jailbreak

In the untethered jailbreak process, one will be able to restart your phone, but the kernel will stay patched only and you will still be able to use the jailbroken version of your device even after you restart it.

Semi-Untethered Jailbreak

This is quite a bit similar to untethered jailbreak, but your phone will remain not-jailbroken even after you restart.

This type of jailbreak will let your phone be jailbroken using an app-only and won’t require your computer to do anything.

Read: 15 iOS App Store Alternatives To Download Premium Apps

How to Jailbreak your iPhone?

Once you have decided to jailbreak your phone, this particular part of the article will guide you.


  • Ensure that you backup your data before you start the process.
  • The process even though completely safe, has a good chance of bricking your iPhone.
  • Once you jailbreak your iPhone, the warranty of it would be void. You will need to remove the jailbreak in case you want to claim the warranty on your device.

In order to use unc0ver for jailbreaking your device you need to ensure that your iPhone version is up to date.

You can visit the website of unc0ver in order to determine if your compatibility requirements are met.

Below mentioned are the phones and the IOS versions that are compatible:

  • iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus with iOS 11 – iOS 12.4.1
  • iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE (2016) with iOS 11 – iOS 13.5
  • iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus with iOS 11 – iOS 13.5
  • iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus with iOS 11 – iOS 13.5
  • iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR with iOS 13.5.1, iOS 13.6, iOS 13.6.1
  • iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2020) with iOS 13.5.1, iOS 13.6, iOS 13.6.1Jailbreak 1

Step 1: Download and install AltStore on your Macbook from

Step 2: Once downloaded, open the AltStore application and then click on the AltServer icon and then press the select install Mail Plugin option.Jailbreak 2

Step 3: You are required to enable the AltPlugin from the Mail app application folder.

Step 4: Now you need to connect your iPhone to your Macbook using a USB to lightning cable.

Step 5: Now you need to click on the Alt Store icon and then choose your iPhone.Jailbreak 3

Step 6: You need to login with your Apple ID.

Step 7: Visit device management from Setting>General, then click on your Apple ID and then trust twice in order to install uncover on your phone.

Step 8: Visit the uncover site from your phone and download the 5.3.1v of the app on your iPhone.

Step 9: Finally, open the uncover application and click on the blue jailbreak button.Jailbreak 4

Step 10: Tap on OK, and when the process is complete, you will be required to reboot your device. Mostly the app will do it automatically for you, if not you will have to do it yourself.

Step 11: You will need to run the uncover jailbreaking tool yet again on your iPhone.

Step 12: Now you will finally need to click on the Jailbreak button and then tap on OK.

Through this simple method, you can easily jailbreak your device.

There is an alternative method by using the checkra1n software in order to jailbreak your device as well. Before you decide to jailbreak your device you need to understand that your warranty will be completely void.

This is because of Apple’s users’ policy which clearly states that in case you install unauthorised software on your phone, Apple has the right to revoke your warranty.

There is also a good chance that your phone will get itself bricked and would be completely useless if the jailbreaking process goes wrong.

It is best that you evaluate all pros and cons before going ahead with the Jailbreaking process for your respective iPhone device.

Dhruv Thakker is an aspiring lawyer. He is a sports enthusiast and likes watching F1, Football and Reading in his free time.


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