The checkra1n jailbreak for iOS 13 has been a Mac only affairs since launch. We have heard about checkra1n developer team’s plans of bringing the jailbreak tool to Windows and Linux in the past however those plans haven’t been materialized months after its original release. Today however things appear to be moving in the right direction as team checkra1n has released checkra1n jailbreak utility capable of jailbreaking iOS 13 on Linux platform.
With today’s release users can now download the checkm8 exploit based jailbreak tool on their Linux based PCs and use the tool to jailbreak their iPhone X or earlier. The checkra1n tool for Linux supports all versions of iOS 13 that are supported by the Mac version, which means iOS 12.3 and up are supported.
While checkra1n for Windows is still not available, the release of Linux is a big news for Windows users as well. Now they can at least install Linux on their PCs and use the checkra1n for Linux tool to jailbreak their devices, without having to wait for Windows tool to release or relying on a friend’s Mac.
With this release checkra1n team has reiterated its plans of releasing a Windows version of checkra1n as the change log includes the following note.
Work is ongoing (on checkra1n) to support Windows, which will be added in a later release.
You can download the checkra1n utility on Mac or Linux and use it to jailbreak your iOS 13 device now. Do note that the tool is still in beta for both Mac and Linux platforms so bugs are expected. You can check our full tutorial on how to jailbreak iOS 13 using checkra1n here. The steps for jailbreaking are same on both Mac and Linux.