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How To Jailbreak iOS on A Mac Computer?

To unlock the Activation Lock on an iOS device, you may need to jailbreak it from a reputable source. Finding the right source to jailbreak iOS on Mac is a necessity. With multiple options available for jailbreaking the iOS device, it is essential to recognize the right one among them. This guide provides an overview of how to jailbreak iOS on Mac, followed by unlocking the Activation Lock.

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Note: Jailbreaking on an iOS device leads to removing all security updates, putting the device's integrity at risk.

Part 1: What Needs to Be Done Before Jailbreaking iOS?

Since you are looking to jailbreak your iOS device with a Mac, there are a couple of things that need to be obtained before executing the process:

  • Checkra1n software for jailbreaking the iOS device on Mac.
  • USB cable for connecting the iOS device to the Mac.
Note: This guide is for Mac OS. If you are a Windows OS user, go to jailbreak iOS on a Windows computer.

install checkra1n on mac

Part 2: The Step-By-Step Guide to Jailbreaking iOS

Once you have processed all the required things, you can continue with the following guide to jailbreaking iOS on Mac:

Step 1Install Checkra1n on Your Mac

Download the .dmg file of Checkra1n on your Mac and successfully install it within your Mac's applications.

install checkra1n on mac

Step 2Connect iOS device to Mac

Continue to connect your iOS device to the Mac using the USB cable. Open Applications > Checkra1n > Contents > macOS > Checkra1n_gui Terminal file to detect the device on the Mac.

* Cannot detect 7, A9X, A10, and A10X devices on Apple Silicon Mac? Try to unplug and replug the lightning cable.

open content of checkra1n

Note: For iOS devices with iOS 14 - iOS 14.8 running with A11 devices, they need to disable the password before jailbreaking the device. Checkmark the "Skip A11 BPR Check" option, and continue to boot the device without a password.

special note for some ios users

Step 3Put the iOS Device into DFU Mode And Initiate Jailbreak

Continue to tap on Start, which will lead to the platform requiring to put the iOS device in DFU Mode. After clicking the Next button, on-screen instructions will guide you to put the device in DFU Mode. You have to click Start again and continue with the on-screen instructions to put the device in DFU Mode.

put ios device in dfu mode

As the device gets into DFU Mode, the jailbreaking process initiates and concludes in a while. The progress bar shows the entire status of the process.

jailbreak device successfully

Part 3: How to Bypass the Activation Lock?

Once the device is successfully jailbroken with the help of the above method, it is time to shift to unlocking the Activation Lock on the iOS device. For that, download and install Wondershare Dr.Fone on your computer and proceed with unlocking the Activation Lock of the iDevice by following this user guide.

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