How To Bypass iCloud Lock With checkra1n

First, you head over to

Then you want to click on Get the beta now.

After that, click on download for macOS.

Once it's done downloading, open the .dmg file and drag the checkra1n app to your applications folder.

Next, you should open up checkra1n and plug in your iOS or iPadOS device (the compatibility list will be at the bottom of this page).

Click on start

Click on next

Click on start again, and put your device into DFU mode (the steps will be listed down below and it will also tell you inside the checkra1n app).

Your device will now start jailbreaking, so just sit back, relax, and in about one to two minutes, your device will be jailbroken.

Now, open terminal and type in "bash <(curl -s" (DON'T INCLUED THE QUOTES!).

Next, open up a finder window and go to the folder "~/.ssh" and delete the known_hosts file.

Head back over to terminal and click the return key, wait a couple of minutes, and your iDevice will be iCloud Unlocked, as well as jailbroken.

Cydia is now installed on your device, and you are offically jailbroken with Cydia. Install some tweaks and have some fun.

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Compatible Devices

  • A5 - iPad 2, iPhone 4S, iPad Mini (1st generation)
  • A5X - iPad (3rd generation)
  • A6 - iPhone 5, iPhone 5C
  • A6X - iPad (4th generation)
  • A7 - iPhone 5S, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3
  • A8 - Phone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad mini 4
  • A8X - iPad Air 2
  • A9 - iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPad (2017) 5th Generation
  • A9X - iPad Pro (12.9 in.) 1st generation, iPad Pro (9.7 in.)
  • A10 - iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, iPad (2018, 6th generation), iPad (2019, 7th generation)
  • A10X - iPad Pro 10.5" (2017), iPad Pro 12.9" 2nd Gen (2017)
  • A11 - iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X

Support for the following devices is experimental, and may require more attempts than usual:

  • iPhone 5s
  • iPad Mini 2
  • iPad Mini 3
  • iPad Air
Reliability on these devices will be improved in future releases.

Unsupported platforms

This beta is only available for macOS. Work is ongoing to support Windows and Linux, which will be added in a later release.

Package managers

At the moment, checkra1n only supports installing Cydia. Support for other package managers is coming soon, and will not require a checkra1n update.