This is the guide to Jailbreak iOS 12.2 and below using Unc0ver 3.3.0 and Chimera 1.2.0. We will install Unc0ver 3.3.0 IPA or Chimera 1.2.0 IPA via Cydia Impactor. You can Jailbreak iOS 12.2, 12.1.3, 12.1.2, and 12.0 through this method.
Unc0ver & Chimera
The wait is over. iOS 12.2 Jailbreak is here. The news came from none other than Pwn20wnd, the developer of Unc0ver. So far, Unc0ver has allowed iOS users to Jailbreak their devices on a handful of versions. The iOS 12 Jailbreak was what everyone was eyeing. It is finally here. The best part is, Chimera has been updated as well to support iOS 12.2 Jailbreak. If you have any iPhone running on iOS 12.0 – 12.1.2 and iOS 12.1.3 to iOS 12.2.
Both Unc0ver 3.3.0 and Chimera 12.2 use Ned Williamson’s tfp0 exploit to achieve Jailbreak on the said versions of iOS. These tools actually Jailbroke these iOS versions before, but they were not stable. Because of the stability issues, users had to switch back to the official iOS firmware.
Unc0ver started with the 3.3.0 Beta 3. This version was available for public testing. It turned out to be stable and worked well for all iOS 12.2 owners on A7 to A11-powered devices. At the time of writing this post, we have the Unc0ver 3.3.0 Beta 7 out. It fixes false “Unsupported” device reporting and a few more bugs.
Chimera also follows in the footsteps of Unc0ver. It also supports the same iOS version and same chipsets. Both these tools will achieve the exact same results, so, there should be no confusion here at all.
Choice of the tool totally depends on you. Whether you are comfortable with Unc0ver or Chimera, you can pick it up. I am going to show you the Jailbreak method using Unc0ver 3.3.0 and Chimera 1.2.0.
In case you are new to Jailbreak, let me give you a brief idea about it.
Jailbreak – What does it mean?
The Jailbreak process gives the applications and processes access to the system of your iOS device. If you have heard of the terms Root for Android and Linux, the Jailbreak is similar to those. Jailbreaking your iPhone is just like rooting your Android device.
On a Jailbroken iPhone, you can install all those apps that Apple doesn’t allow officially. You can change the UI of your phone. New features can be added. Each and every element of your iOS can be modified with the help of Jailbreak. It helps you to unleash the true potential of your phone. There are endless modification/customization possibilities on a device with Jailbreak.
While Jailbreak comes with a lot of flexibility, it has got some risks too. For example, you will not get any more OTA updates on a Jailbroken iOS 12.2 device. Furthermore, you will not be eligible for any Apple services either. Before taking your phone to Apple Service center, you will have to unJailbreak it. Simply installing a new official firmware removes the Jailbreak from the iPhone.
The things that can go wrong with an iPhone on Jailbreak include soft-brick. In this state, the iPhone goes dead and shows you the Apple logo only. This is a rare happening. Given that you follow all the instructions to the word, this event is highly unlikely to happen.
Assuming that you have learned what Jailbreak is and you have a know-how of all the risks involved, move on to the steps to Jailbreak iOS 12.2 and below using Unc0ver 3.3.0 & Chimera 1.2.0 via Cydia Impactor.
- You need an iPhone with iOS 12.0, 12.1.2, 12.1.3, or 12.2.
- The iPhone must be powered by Apple chipset A7-A11.
- Backup each and everything on your iPhone.
- A Windows or Mac-powered PC/Laptop is needed.
- You also need the original data cable of your iPhone.
- Cydia Impactor download: Windows | Mac.
- Unc0ver 3.3.0 IPA: Download
- Chimera 1.2.0 IPA: Download
Jailbreak iOS 12.2 and below using Unc0ver 3.3.0 & Chimera 1.2.0 – Cydia Impactor
- Download and install Cydia Impactor on Windows/Mac computer.
First of all, download Cydia Impactor for Windows or Mac and install it on your computer.
- Connect your iPhone to the computer.
Using the data cable, connect the iPhone to the computer. If the iPhone asks for any permission, allow it. Select the connected iPhone in the Cydia Impactor drop-down.
- Add Unc0ver or Chimera IPA to Cydia Impactor.
Now drag the Unc0ver or Chimera IPA and drop it onto the Cydia Impactor.
- Enter your Apple ID details to Cydia Impactor.
As Cydia Impactor asks for ID details, enter them. If it asks for an app-specific password, open your Apple ID on the PC, go to Settings > Security > Get the App-specific password and enter it in the Impactor.
- Install the Unc0ver/Chimera on your iPhone now.
Click on the Start button in Cydia Impactor now. It will install the Unc0ver or Chimera tool on your iPhone within 2-3 seconds.
- Authorize Unc0ver/Chimera to work with your Apple ID.
On the iPhone, open Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management > Click on Trust <your Apple ID> > Click on Trust again.
- Open Unc0ver/Chimera and press Jailbreak. That’s it.
Open the installed tools i.e. Unc0ver or Chimera and click on Jailbreak. The phone will act like its sleeping. As soon as it shows you the screen again, click on Jailbreak once again. Congratulations! Your iPhone is Jailbroken now. That’s all.
That’s all and that’s how easy it was. You have successfully achieved iOS 12.2 Jailbreak on the iPhone. You are now all set to bring in a plethora of cydia-specific apps. Furthermore, you can explore TweakBox to find all the compatible apps. Its time to check out the real potential of your iPhone. If you have got any questions regarding the Unc0ver, Chimera, or the Jailbreak process, feel free to reach out to us. The best way to contact us is through the comments section below.