Here’s how to jailbreak iOS 13.2.3 using Checkra1n

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A couple of weeks back, Apple came out with the iOS 13.2.3 update. Until now, it hasn’t been possible to jailbreak iOS 13.2.3 using Checkra1n, but now, the developers behind the software have updated the tool to support the latest iOS update as well. If you don’t know how to use this checkm8-based exploit, then detailed below is how to jailbreak iOS 13.2.3 using Checkra1n.

Checkra1n adds support for iOS 13.2.3

The team behind the checkra1n jailbreak has now updated the tool to support iOS 13.2.3, and have released the same publicly as well. You can now download the Checkra1n 0.9.6 beta for Mac iOS 13.2.3. Prior to this update, checkra1n supported iOS 13.2.2, but after the release of iOS 13.2.3 by Apple, the checkra1n team was always expected to add support for the latest iOS version as well.

The checkra1n jailbreak is based on a powerful exploit, called checkm8. This exploit is not limited to a firmware version, but rather is bootrom-based. This means that the exploit executes into the device even before the OS comes into action. Also, Apple can’t patch it. Along with being powerful, this jailbreak supports all devices from iPhone 5s, or all devices running on Apple’s A5-A11 processor.

A point to note is that even after the latest update to checkra1n, the tool still carries the “beta” tag. So, we are still to see the official 1.0 version of this jailbreak tool. Since it is in beta, there are always chances of something going wrong, so it is recommended that you don’t use it on your primary device.

The chances of things going wrong are very slim, considering the amount of testing that the Checkra1n team is carrying out and the huge numbers of users that have already used this jailbreak tool. Still, it is always better to take precautions.

Requirements to use Checkra1n jailbreak

Before detailing how to jailbreak iOS 13.2.3 using Checkra1n, let’s check out the requirements to ensure a smooth jailbreak process. Following are the requirements:

  • Your iPhone or iPad should be powered by A5-A11. The Checkra1n jailbreak does not support iPhone XS/XR and above.
  • You should update your device to iOS 13.2.3 (if not already).
  • You will also need a Mac device. The Checkra1n jailbreak currently does not support Windows and Linux.
  • Users not on macOS Catalina must ensure that their Mac has the latest version of iTunes.
  • You will also need a Checkra1n jailbreak app.

A point to note is that Checkra1n is a semi-tethered jailbreak. This means, every time you reboot your device, you will need to put the device back into the jailbreak mode by connecting to the computer.

How to jailbreak iOS 13.2.3 using Checkra1n

Now that you know the requirements, let’s check the steps to Jailbreak iOS 13.2.3 using Checkra1n:

  1. Connect your device to the Mac using a USB.
  2. Launch the Checkra1n jailbreak app and make sure to grant it all permissions.
  3. After the app detects the connected device, click on the Start button in the app.
  4. Press Next.
  5. On the next screen, you will see the instructions to put your iOS device into DFU mode. Follow the on-screen instructions to put the device into DFU mode. This is the most important step, and if you fail with the DFU mode, you will have to restart the process.
  6. After you have successfully put the device in the DFU mode, the jailbreaking process will start. During the process, don’t use your device.
  7. After the process is over, your device will restart. Once the device is up, you will see the Checkra1n app on the Home screen.
  8. Launch the app to get a new Loader screen.
  9. Now select to install Cydia, and then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the installation.

After the installation is complete, your device will restart. Once it is up, you will see Cydia on the home screen. You can now use Cydia to install the jailbreak tweaks.

iOS 13.2.3 update: what’s new?

Talking of iOS 13.2.3, it is a minor update that fixes a few known issues. According to Apple, the update fixes the following issues:

  • Fixes an issue where system search and search within Notes, Files and Mail may fail to work.
  • An issue, where photos, links, and other attachments did not show up in the Messages details view is fixed.
  • An issue that prevented some apps from downloading content in the background is fixed as well.
  • The latest iOS update also fixes an issue that prevented Mail from showing new messages.
  • The issue of Exchange accounts not including or quoting the original message content is also fixed.

In terms of security, the iOS 13.2.3 does not have any published Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure (CVE) entries. Apple, however, says that the iOS 13.3 (in beta testing currently) will come with support for FIDO2-compliant security keys.

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