iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 were just released and Checkra1n Jailbreak version 0.11.0 supporting these latest Apple’s OS versions was released by the Checkra1n team right away.
The very first Checkra1n announcement was shared in Twitter on September 21 and was also followed by Todesco’s personal comment:
The main point of their statement is that Checkra1n is ready to jailbreak iOS 14, but it has some restrictions as yet. In other words, as at now, Checkra1n supports iOS 14 jailbreak only on the devices running on CPU A9(X) and older. Checkra1n team aims to also make jailbreak possible for later devices running on iOS 14 affected by Checkm8 Exploit. However, they need some more time as it looks like security mitigation was implemented by Apple for the purpose to make deployment of Checkm8 Exploit more difficult on the affected devices running in chips above A9(X).
The blog post quoted below contains the Checkr1n team’s explanation:
“In iOS 14, Apple added a new mitigation to SEPOS on A10 and above (except on Apple TVs and iBridge): if the device was booted from DFU mode and the Secure Enclave receives a request to decrypt user data, it will panic the device. Since checkm8 does not give us control over the Secure Enclave, this is not trivial to work around. However, with the recently published blackbird vulnerability, we are able to get control of the Secure Enclave on A10 and A10X and disable this mitigation. Support for A10 and A10X devices is being worked on and is expected to be ready in the coming weeks.”
The bottom line of this post is that Checkm8 Exploit can’t be patched anyway as it is a hardware level exploit. However, there is still something Apple can do and actually did in iOS 14. They have added bothersome security layers. This makes jailbreaking of newer devices updated to iOS 14 more difficult to accomplish for Checkra1n, but still not impossible. This explains why the Checkra1n team needs more time to do things right.
At the same time, the Checkra1n team did not indicate any specific time of deadline when their tool will be ready to jailbreak devices running on CPU above A9X. As they said in their statement, Checkra1n will be ready to jailbreak devices running on CPU 10 and 10(X) on iOS 14 within the coming weeks. As for devices running on CPU A11, like iPhone X, unfortunately, they are not sure yet how easy it will be to use the same patches with these devices.
Of course, this Checkra1n’s transparency related to iOS 14 challenges is much appreciated by users. It makes them feel involved and updated on the software development process and gives an overall picture of what is happening. Actually, no specific date statement was a good move allowing the Checkra1n team to take the time they need with no pressure. This way none’s expectations will be failed and the work will be done.
Now Checkra1n officially supports following:
Other changes made:
Here is the complete list of the devices on iOS 14 supported by Checkra1n and CheckM8 Software as yet:
List of the devices which should be supported by Checkra1n in coming weeks:
As for the devices listed below, Checkra1n doesn’t make any promises as they are not sure about them yet:
If you already updated your devices to iOS 14, you still can downgrade to iOS 13.7 to use Checkra1n jailbreak as its signing is still effective.
Our strong recommendation is to always use the official website to download the latest version of Checkra1n jailbreak, which is https://checkra.in.
Checkm8 Software users enjoy in-built Checkra1n jailbreak tool which allows them to remove iCloud Activation Lock screen on their iPhones and iPads, as well as Passcode Lock screen on disabled devices, because the jailbreak with Checkra1n is required for successful removal completion. Checkm8 team has already built in Checkra1n Jailbreak for some devices running on iOS 14. The list of the devices supported by Checkm8 software is limited to the following list so far:
Once the Checkra1n team releases the newer version supporting newer devices on iOS 14, Checkm8 team will start working on its integration into Checkm8 Software for the customer’s convenience. Please follow our Twitter to be aware of the latest Checkm8 Software updates and other news related.
Checkm8 Software is developed as a professional and trusted tool for iCloud Activation Lock Screen removal. This service is available for the following devices running on iOS 12.4 – 13.7:
Checkm8 also offers Passcode Unlock service for the disabled devices listed above running on iOS 13 – 13.7.
As yet, Checkm8 Software supports iOS 14 only for the devices running on CPU A8(X) – A9(X), which are:
Important! Owners of iPhones 7, 7 Plus and higher, please do not update your devices to iOS 14 until further notice. We’ll let you know once the new version of Checkra1n Jailbreak is released and integrated into Checkm8 Software. If your device is still running in iOS 13.7, you can remove iCloud Activation Lock Screen and Passcode Lock Screen just in 1 click with Checkm8 Software.
Your device will be absolutely workable after Checkm8 Software usage and you can use your own iCloud ID on it. iCloud activation Lock Screen removal service is offered in two options: with GSM module activation and without GSM module activation. Please note that GSM module can be activated solely on GSM iPhone versions.
Detailed step-by-step and video guides on how to use Checkm8 Software are available for our customers. Free repeated use of our software to remove iCloud Activation Lock Screen after each iOS update and factory reset is another advantage of Checkm8 Software.
Please note that Checkm8 Software supports macOS only!
Checkm8 Software usage doesn’t require any tech skills. Its user-friendly interface will allow to remove iCloud Activation Lock Screen just in one click. All you need to do is:
The Checkm8 team is always on the software improvements and updates. Please follow us on Twitter to stay tuned on the latest updates related to the Checkm8 software!
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