Apple unveiled iOS 12, the next major iOS software update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch at WWDC 2018 in June, which includes several new features and enhancements. Some of the new iOS 12 features include improved performance, Memoji which allows users to quickly turn themselves into an Animoji with a variety of customization options as well, improvements to the Photos app, Siri Shortcuts which will give automation workflows to users and lots more.
But despite the New iOS 12 Features and enhancements, there are still good reasons to jailbreak iOS 12 such as to install iFile, which grant you access to the file system, tweaks like Message Customizer that lets you customize each aspect of the Messages app, ability to lock apps and folders using Touch ID and lots more.
Apple has also released 6 updates for iOS 12 so far for bug fixes and improvements.
Can You Jailbreak iOS 12 – iOS 12.4.1?
You can jailbreak iOS 12 using chimera jailbreak.
Chimera jailbreak underpins all iOS 12 compatible devices (A7 – A12/A12X including iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and 2018 iPad Pro) on iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2, and it also supports A7 – A11 devices on iOS 12.2 except for iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and 2018 iPad Pro.
Chimera jailbreak can also be use to jailbreak iOS 12.3 but only supports some beta versions. But doesn’t underpin the public version of iOS 12.3, iOS 12.3.1, iOS 12.3.2 and iOS 12.4 currently as Apple has patched the exploits that were used by the jailbreak tools.
In this article you’ll learn how to use Chimera Jailbreak for iOS 12 & higher and Chimera Jailbreak for iOS 13 & higher. Read carefully and follow the steps one after the other.
Chimera new update added iOS 12.1.3 – iOS 12.4 Jailbreak support on A8 to A11 devices. However, this update does not support A12 / A12X devices. Therefore you can not jailbreak A12 /A12X devices running these versions.
Chimera initially released for iOS 12 to iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak on all the devices including iPhone XS, XS Max and XR (A12) support.
It has both an Online Jailbreak method as well as PC required method to download Chimera. Follow the given guides below.
Compatible versions : iOS 12.4, iOS 12.2, iOS 12.1.4, iOS 12.1.3, iOS 12.1.2, iOS 12.1.1, iOS 12.1, iOS 12.0.1, iOS 12
Note: iOS 12.3.2, iOS 12.3.1, iOS 12.3, iOS 12.4.1, iOS 12.4.2, iOS 12.4.3, iOS 12.4.4, iOS 12.4.5, iOS 12.4.6, iOS 12.4.7 and iOS 12.4.8 versions are not compatible. Use CheckRa1n Jailbreak for these versions.
Compatible devices: iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 versions running all devices models.
iPhone XS, XS MAX & XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad Pro (1st gen, 12.9″), iPad Pro (1st gen, 9.7″), iPad (5th gen), iPad Pro (2nd gen, 10.5″/12.9″), iPad (6th gen), iPad Pro (3rd, 11″/12.9″), iPad Air (3rd gen), iPad Mini (5th gen), iPad (7th gen), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, iPod 7th gen and iPod touch 6G.
Note: All iOS 12.1.3 – iOS 12.4 user it is compatible on A8-A11 devices only.
Chimera jailbreak no PC – Online Method
Chimera Online Jailbreak method available with zJailbreak, Xabsi & iExtras app stores.
Step 1: Download & install any app store to your iOS device using the above buttons. You need to provide device passcode only.
Step 2: Then launch the downloaded App store and install the Chimera app from it.
Step 3: Before launching the app you must trust the developer profile. Go to Settings > Device & Profile Management > Trust the App.
Step 4: Now run the Chimera Jailbreak app from your device and Tap on Jailbreak to start the Jailbreak process.
Keep repeating this process until its successfully.
Step 5: Finally you can see the Sileo app manager on your device homescreen.
Chimera jailbreak Cydia impactor – Computer Method
Step 1: Download Chimera IPA and Cydia impactor from above buttons.
Step 2: Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer. Now launch Cydia impactor.
Step 3: Drag & drop the Chimera IPA on to Cydia impactor window. It is required to submit your Apple ID & Password to begin the side load process.
Step 4: Once complete the Side load process you will see the Chimera App on your device homescreen. No trust the developer profile going through the device settings.
Step 5: Open the Chimera app and complete the Jailbreak process.
Step 6: – Sileo app will be available once you successfully complete the Chimera Jailbreak process.
Chimera Jailbreak for iOS 13 & higher
Coolstar released Chimera1n script to bring Checkra1n bootstrap on the Checkra1n jailbreak with the Chimera bootstrap to get Sileo package manager with Substitute/Libhooker-based alternative to Cydia Substrate for tweak injection. This Chimera1n deployment script for iOS 13 – iOS 13.4.1 has been published on Coolstar’s GitHub. Also, you can download Chimera1n script easily from Chimera1n website.
It seems Electra team planned to release Chimera iOS 13 jailbreak very soon with this achievement.
A couple of days ago Coolstar announced Chimera 13. It is an ongoing open source project for Chimera 13 jailbreak. Chimera 13 is a Code name and it is available on coolstar’s Github page. It was initially to be released iOS 13 – iOS 13.3 Jailbreak for A9-A11 devices and later A12 +devices.
However, they haven’t released Chimera Jailbreak for iOS 13 & higher versions.
Download Chimera for Apple TV
Chimera is available for Apple tvOS 12 to tvOS 12.2 & tvOS 12.4 too.
Version Compatibility: tvOS 12, tvOS 12.0.1, tvOS 12.1, tvOS 12.1.1, tvOS 12.1.3,tvOS 12.2.
Device Compatibility: 4th and 5th gen Apple TV.
Note: 1080p Apple TV 4 is only supported up to iOS 12.1.1
Why is Chimera so special?
The jailbreak tools supports all iOS devices including A12 devices. Uncover, Rootless iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak tools didn’t support for iPhone 5S as well as partially support for A12 devices.
Chimera is installed Sileo automatically after the Jailbreaking process. Cydia can’t be install automatically from Chimera. Currently, A12 devices doesn’t support Cydia and there is no hint about Cydia A12 update from Saurik. Therefore Sileo is the only solution for A12 devices.