How to fix the Checkra1n iOS 13 jailbreak boot loop issue

Earlier this week, developer and hacker Axi0mX released the first iOS 13 jailbreak known as Checkra1n to the public, and now you can download it to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad. However, the first releases, being in beta, can often come with a lot of issues. With the Checkra1n iOS 13 jailbreak, one of the problems that’s being reported is a boot loop issue. We’ve got the details on how to fix this error.

Checkra1n iOS 13 jailbreak

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The Checkra1n iOS 13 jailbreak is the first public jailbreak tool that is compatible with iPhones that run iOS 13. Given that jailbreaks are usually produced by third-party hackers and developers, it’s understandable that tweaking official software may, at times, be accompanied by various issues.

The iPhone boot loop is an instance in which the iPhone can’t reboot after malware or an unsuccessful update. The iPhone’s Apple logo flashes as the device continues to restart, and it’s one of the common issues users face when using the Checkra1n iOS 13 jailbreak. The reason this happened with the jailbreak is likely because of a tweak that isn’t compatible yet. However, the good news is that it can easily be fixed.

If you’re facing this problem, and your iPhone or iPad can’t seem to boot successfully, here’s how to fix it.

  1. Download the most recent version of the jailbreak, and re-jailbreak your device the same way you did the first time.
  2. When you start to perform the jailbreaking again, press and hold the volume up button until the device starts rebooting.
  3. Once the device is up again, open Cydia and remove the incompatible tweak that was causing the jailbreak to not work properly. After you delete the tweak, restart your device and see if it gets up and running. The process shouldn’t remove the data from your phone.

Other issues with Checkra1n iOS 13 Jailbreak

Unfortunately, boot looping is not the only issue with the Checkra1n iOS 13 jailbreak. The jailbreak is compatible with all iPhones that are running anything from iOS 13 to iOS 13.2.2 going back to the iPhone X (and iPads running the same versions of iPadOS). However, support for the iPad Air 2, fifth-generation iPad, and first-generation iPad Pro is lacking in the jailbreak. Thus, those who are using these devices can’t update yet, although support should be available in the coming weeks, according to the patch notes.

Another error is Error -20, which is caused by using the wrong cable. If you use a USB-C to Lighting cable, switch to a USB-A to Lighting cable, which should ensure that the device jailbreaks successfully. Additionally, make sure that you’re jailbreaking with the most recent version of Checkra1n.



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Danica Simic has been writing ever since she was a child. Before she started writing for ValueWalk she was reviewing laptops, headphones and gaming equipment as well as writing articles about astronomy and game development. Danica is a student of applied and computational physics while also studying software and data engineering. Her hobbies include reading, swimming, drawing and gaming whenever she has free time. - Email her at dsimic@valuewalk.com