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This article will discuss how to jailbreak an iPhone using macOS, Windows or Linux.

After the release of each new version of iOS, Apple fans eagerly await the release of special software for jailbreaking it. It is worth mentioning that the unc0ver utility (version 6.x) was recently published. This is software that is suitable for jailbreaking iOS 14.3, as well as the entire 2020 iPhone line. And you won't find unc0ver in the App Store :)

Today we will show you how to easily and quickly jailbreak your iPhone using this software.

What is jailbreaking?​

Jailbreaking is a process of jailbreaking an iPhone that helps remove any limitations associated with the functionality of your iOS. You will be able to install software on your phone from developers who do not upload their programs to the App Store. The main reason why people use jailbreak is the ability to access advanced settings of their device.

It is worth noting that hacking the phone's OS makes the device vulnerable to external attacks and reduces the level of security when using various applications. Apple will no longer be able to fix errors in your iPhone if it has been jailbroken.

Additionally, after jailbreaking, you will not be able to update your iOS without making the necessary changes to your phone settings. To use the new features, you will have to wait for the release of special software to hack a new version of the OS.

Preparatory stage​

To jailbreak, you need to prepare in advance. You will need:

  • Computer
  • iPhone
  • Account Apple ID
  • Apple Lightening cable
  • Program unc0ver
  • iTunes (if you are using Windows)
  • Latest version of iOS with all updates installed
  • Backup your iPhone data in case something goes wrong
It is worth noting that Mac is the best platform for jailbreaking. If you have access to a Mac computer, we recommend using that. However, no matter which platform you choose, you will need additional programs in order to jailbreak. A little later we will tell you where to download them and what to do with them.

An iPhone with an iOS version between 11.0 and 14.3 is suitable for jailbreaking. To hack a phone, you need to download the latest release unc0ver from the official website of the program.

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Please note that there are currently no official methods for performing jailbreak using just the iPhone itself. You will need a desktop PC. Be careful and do not fall for the tricks of scammers who offer to hack your phone without using additional devices.

Mac​

There are several different ways to jailbreak using MacOS. We will tell you about the simplest of them. In this case, you don't need to download a giant 9GB Xcode or sign up for a paid Apple Developer account.

To get started, download AltStore for Mac.

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After the download is complete, unzip the contents of the archive.

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After unpacking, move the new AltStore application to the folder where all application data is stored. Once you do this, launch the program.

After opening it, you should install Mail Plug-in.

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You will need to click on the “Allow” button and enter your password. You'll open a new application and navigate to the "Mail > Preferences" section. After that, on the “General” tab, find the “Manage Plug-ins” section.

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Once the new window opens, check the box next to the “AltPlugin” option and click on the “Apply” button. You need to restart the application for the new settings to take effect.

Now connect your iPhone to Mac using a cable. After that, click on “AltStore” in the menu bar, go to the “Install AltStore” section and select your iPhone. Sign in with your Apple ID (or create a new one if you prefer) when prompted, and then click on the "Install" button.

Then open Settings on your iPhone. Go to General > Device Management and click on your Apple ID. Select the "Trust AltStore" option. After that, open the program website unc0ver on your mobile device and download it. Open it using AltStore - this will help install unc0ver on your smartphone.

Finally, open the newly installed application and select the “Jailbreak” option.

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Windows​

To jailbreak using Windows, you will have to tinker a little longer. You need to check if iTunes is installed on your PC so that AltStore can work properly. This should be the standard desktop version of iTunes, not the version from the Microsoft Store.

To get started, open iTunes on your computer (you can minimize the program if it's getting in the way). Then download AltStore for Windows.

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Right-click on the downloaded archive and select the “Extract All” option. Among the extracted files, find the “Setup.exe” shortcut, double-click on it to open it, and follow the instructions that appear on the screen. After installing the program, connect your iPhone to your PC.

Then on your computer, press the Win key to open the search bar, type “AltServer” and open the application you want. Tap the diamond-shaped icon in the notification area at the bottom right corner of the screen: You may have to tap the arrow to show more icons. The small icon will say AltServer when you hover over it.

From the options that appear, select the “Install AltStore” option and select iPhone. When prompted, enter your Apple ID information and password. As you already know, you can optionally create a new Apple ID to complete this step.

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Now open Settings on your iPhone. Go to General > Device Management and click on your Apple ID. Select the "Trust AltStore" option.

Let's move on: open the site unc0ver on your phone and download the program. Open it using AltStore - this will help install the application on your smartphone. Once the installation is complete, you can use the “Jailbreak” function by activating it from the unc0ver main menu.

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Linux​

Unfortunately, the only way to jailbreak an iPhone on a Linux computer requires a paid Apple Developer account. Such accounts will cost the user $99 per year, so get ready to shell out some cash.

To get started, download Cydia Impactor for Linux, choosing the correct version of the program specifically for your OS.

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Once the download is complete, extract the application file from the archive and open it. Now you need to connect your iPhone to your PC. You should also download the latest version of unc0ver. Drag the program file into the Cydia Impactor window to launch it. Enter your Apple ID and password to sign in to your paid account.

Now open your iPhone's settings. Go to General > Device Management and click on your Apple ID. Select the "Trust AltStore" option.

Everything is ready for hacking: in the unc0ver program, select the “Jailbreak” option.

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What happens to the phone after jailbreak?​

Once your iPhone is successfully jailbroken, the phone's desktop will be updated. The process itself will be similar to a normal reboot of your smartphone: however, after it you will see the Cydia application on the main screen.

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Sometimes during jailbreaking a crash or system error may occur. If this happens, don't worry - restart your phone, open the unc0ver application and try again. In case all is in vain, you should force quit unc0ver, reboot your iPhone, enable airplane mode, and then try to jailbreak again.
 
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