Installing palera1n

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palera1n is a work-in-progress jailbreak that is compatible with A11 (iPhone X) and earlier devices on iOS 15.0 or later, with some caveats for A11 devices.

On A11 devices, you must disable your passcode and will not be able to use your passcode, or other SEP functionality, until you boot into a stock iOS state. SEP functionality includes things such as a passcode, Face ID/Touch ID, and Apple Pay.

Additionally, if your device is an A11 device on iOS 16 and you've set a passcode before, you will need to erase all content and settings in order to be able to jailbreak.

WARNING

If you are using an old version of palera1n that was tethered, you'll need to remove palera1n before continuing.

WARNING

If you are using Windows, you should follow Using palen1x instead.

Installing the jailbreak

Please select your operating system:

Installing palera1n

  1. Open a terminal window
  2. Run sudo /bin/sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://static.palera.in/scripts/install.sh)"

Running palera1n

WARNING

If you are using a USB-C to Lightning cable to do this process, you may run into issues entering into DFU mode

If you do have issues, get a USB-A to Lightning cable and, if necessary, also get a USB-C to USB-A adapter.

TIP

If you're using an Apple Silicon Mac and using a USB-C port to plug your cable/adapter into, you'll need to unplug and replug the device after Checkmate! appears in the logs.

  1. Run palera1n
    • Make sure your device is plugged in when entering this command
  2. When ready, press Enter and follow the on screen instructions to enter DFU mode.

TIP

A9(X) and earlier devices have an issue where they will get stuck midway through this process in pongoOS. To work around this issue, you'll need to do the following:

  1. In the terminal window, press Control + C on your keyboard
  2. Rerun the command that you just ran

You'll need to do this every time you rejailbreak your device as well.

DANGER

If you are trying to use a Virtual Machine software of some sort from Windows (e.g. Virtualbox, VMWare, Windows Subsystem for Linux, etc) you will not succeed with following this guide.

WARNING

If you are using a computer with an AMD Ryzen CPU, you will likely run into issues. If you do run into issues, you should use a Mac or a computer with an Intel CPU to follow this guide.

Installing palera1n

WARNING

If you are using a USB-C to Lightning cable to do this process, you may run into issues entering into DFU mode

If you do have issues, get a USB-A to Lightning cable and, if necessary, also get a USB-C to USB-A adapter.

  1. Open up a terminal window
  2. Run sudo systemctl stop usbmuxd
  3. Run sudo usbmuxd -f -p
  4. Open up another terminal window
  5. Run sudo /bin/sh -c "$(curl -fsSL https://static.palera.in/scripts/install.sh)"

Running palera1n

  1. Run sudo palera1n
    • Make sure your device is plugged in when entering this command
  2. When ready, press Enter and follow the on screen instructions to enter DFU mode.

TIP

A9(X) and earlier devices have an issue where they will get stuck midway through this process in pongoOS. To work around this issue, you'll need to do the following:

  1. In the terminal window, press Control + C on your keyboard
  2. Rerun the command that you just ran

You'll need to do this every time you rejailbreak your device as well.

Once the device boots up, open the palera1n loader app and tap Sileo. After a bit of time, you'll be prompted to set a passcode for using command line stuff, and then afterwards,Sileo should be on your home screen.

TIP

To rejailbreak your device, simply rerun the command you just ran and then repeat any other applicable steps.

Alternatively, if you're on versions 15.0 to 16.6.1, you can follow Installing Dopamine to install a permanently signed semi-untethered jailbreak, which will allow you to rejailbreak your device without a computer.

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