How to Jailbreak iOS 17 (iPhone 15 Supported)

Learn how to jailbreak iOS 17 to access the root files. Later download the jailbreak repos to make enhancements to your iOS device.

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Updated on Mar 21, 2024

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iOS 17 jailbreaking solutions at a glance:

Method Effectiveness Time duration Ease of Use
Palera1n for macOS High - get the Palera1n app 10-15 min Medium
WinRa1n for Windows High - get the Palera1n app 10-15 min Medium
Checkra1n  Medium - download Cydia to get the repos 5 min Easy
Zeon High - download its own repos 5 min Easy
Dopamine17 online Medium - download Sileo and Zebra 15-20 min Hard

What is iOS Jailbreaking

Apple is very restrictive with the tools and customizations one can use with the iPhone or iPad. So, to explore the possibilities of iOS, users opt for jailbreaking. Every new iOS is hard to Jailbreak, as Apple makes it tough for people to do so. Then how to jailbreak iOS 17? Nonetheless, there are specific tools to help you get the root access.

Jailbreaking removes the constraints on the device by its OS. To do this, we exploit the flaws in the firmware and operating system to gain root access. But why does one opt for a Jailbreak? Once we remove the constraints, you can install various apps, modifications, and customization features to improve your device.

Knowing that Jailbreaking an iOS device is safe and legal is important. But it is extremely important to choose the right apps to Jailbreak your iOS devices safely. The methods below will jailbreak iOS 16, 17 or other versions. Let's explore together!

How to Jailbreak iOS 17 with Computer

Most people prefer using a Computer to jailbreak iOS devices, and here we will see two iOS 17 jailbreak tools to jailbreak iOS 17.2 and get root access to iOS 17 on Windows and macOS.

1. Jailbreak iOS 17 on macOS

Palera1n-C is an iOS 17.1.2 jailbreak method, a C rewrite of the Palera1n jailbreak script. The software is compatible with iOS 15- iOS 17. The C version streamlines the iOS jailbreaking while incorporating several features onto the devices. Let us see how we can Jailbreak iOS 17 with Pelera1n-C.

Step 1. Download Palera1n on your macOS.

Step 2. Open the terminal app and execute the commands below.

  • sudo chmod +x [drag and drop]/palera1n-macos-universal
  • sudo xattr -r [drag and drop]/palera1n-macos-universal
  • sudo xattr -rd [drag and drop]/palera1n-macos-universal

Step 3. Navigate to Settings > System Preferences > Privacy & Security.

Step 4. Now, in the security section, allow the Palera1n-macOS-universal app. Click on "Allow anyway."

Allow the Palera1n app through security.

Step 5. Open the Palera1n app with the terminal.

Open the terminal on macOS

Step 6. Connect the iPhone/iPad to the PC with a USB.

Step 7. Enter the DFU mode (Device Firmware Upgrade) on iOS 17, and follow the onscreen instructions.

Step 8. Open the Palera1n Loader app from the Home and install packages on the phone/pad to jailbreak iOS 17.2 or other iOS systems.

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2. Jailbreak iOS 17 on Windows

WinRa1n is what Palera1n is for macOS to Windows. This iOS 17.1.2 jailbreak tool is based on Palera1n and checkra1n and is an excellent tool for jailbreaking iOS 17- iOS 17.2 with Windows OS. We will use WinRa1n to jailbreak the iOS 17 devices and install the Palera1n Loader app with the Windows native app. Since we are working with Windows, we must download additional Apple Mobile Device Drivers to connect to the iOS 17 device.

Step 1. Download WinRa1n on your Windows PC.

Step 2. Unzip and extract the files to the desktop.

Step 3. Install the AppleMobileDeviceSupport64.msi to connect with the iOS device.

Install Apple Mobile Device Support

Step 4. Restart your Windows PC, and install UsbDk_1.0.22_x64.msi drivers for the USB.

Install USBDK Runtime Libraries

Step 5. Open the WinRa1n.exe or WinRa1n2.0.exe files.

Install WinRa1n

Step 6. Connect the iPhone/iPad with iOS 17 using a USB.

Step 7. Select Palera1n 2.0.0 Beta 7 to jailbreak the iOS 17 device.

Step 8. Now, click Jailbreak after entering one of the Normal/Recovery/DFU modes.

Step 9. Follow the onscreen instructions, open Palera1n Loader from the Home screen, and install the packages.

How to Jailbreak iOS 17 without Computer

So, if you want to jailbreak iOS devices without computer directly, check out the two apps below. 

1. Checkra1n Mirror

Checkra1n is a very popular tool for jailbreaking iOS devices. It works with both Computers and phones/tablets. Let us see the steps:

Step 1. Download the Checkra1n app from the Pangu8 app installer on the iPhone/iPad.

Step 2. Once you install it, you can see Checkra1n Mirror and Code Gen apps on your phone.

Step 3. Open the Code Gen app, and click on Get the App Code option. It will generate a code for you to copy.

Step 4. Open the Checkra1n Mirror app and paste the code generated by the Code Gen app. 

Step 5. Click on the Continue << Run Exploit button to get the Cydia app. Now, you can open the Cydia app and download the required software.

download Checkra1n Mirror

2. Zeon

Zeon is another popular Jailbreak Repo Extractor for iOS 17. You can get various themes, apps, and tweaks from this iOS 17.1.2 jailbreak program. Let us see how to jailbreak iOS 17 with Zeon.

Step 1. Go to the official Zeon website and download Zeon for iOS 17. 

Step 2. Open the Zeon app and download the Zeon Repo Extractor.

Step 3. Once the Repo Extractor is downloaded, open the Repo Extractor and click on Get Repos.

Download Get Repos

Step 4. Please tap on the Repo you want to download and copy the link generated below it. Open the Repo Extractor again, and paste the URL to extract the Repo on an iOS device.

Enter the URL and download Repos

How to Jailbreak iOS 17 Online 

You wish to Jailbreak iOS 17 online, you can use the Dopamine17 Online Jailbreak. You can get it from the GitHub repo and download the Dopamine later using the on-screen instructions.

Dopamine17 Online

This software is available for almost all versions of iOS 17, starting from beta 6 to iOS 17.0.3. Although Dopamine does not allow Cydia, you can get the repos from Sileo, and Zebra package managers. 

How to Bypass iCloud Activation Lock After Jailbreaking

If your iPhone is locked to its owner and you don't know the Apple ID and password, you may need to bypass iCloud Activatin Lock. But how? First, you need to jailbreak your iPhone using one of the methods above. Then take advantage of a peice of third-party software to unlock the iCloud-locked iPhone.

So, if you are stuck on activation lock, and unable to unlock the device, EaseUS MobiUnlock is a perfect tool to remove Activation Lock without Apple ID. With the EaseUS software, you can bypass the iCloud activation lock, Apple ID, Screen Time passcode, and iTunes backup encryption with a few steps. The software lets you recover your iPhone and data even if you forget your password. You can remove Apple ID from iPhone without password, and iCloud Account with high efficiency to gain back access to your device and save data.

Once you jailbreak your iPhone, download EaseUS MobiUnlock now, and bypass the iCloud Activation lock to gain control of your iOS device.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiUnlock on your computer and connect your iPhone or iPad to the PC. Click "Bypass Activation Lock." Check out the "Term of Use" and click "I Agree" to proceed if you agree with all content.

Remove Activation Lock - Step 1

Step 2. Click "Start" to move to the next step - jailbreack your iPhone or iPad. Click "Jailbreak Tutorial" to see how to jailbreak your Apple device. (Note that if your iPhone is running iOS 15 - iOS 16.4, the EaseUS tool will jailbreak the device automatically.) If you already jailbroke your device, click "Jailbreak Completed" to proceed.

Remove Activation Lock - Step 2

Step 3. Click "Bypass Now," and EaseUS MobiUnlock will start removing Activation Lock from your iPhone or iPad.

Remove Activation Lock - Step 3

Step 4. Wait for the process to complete. After the process, click "OK" to confirm, and you can set up your iPhone or iPad without obstacles. 

Remove Activation Lock - Step 4

Note that this application is only available for iPhone 5~iPhone X running iOS 16 or earlier.

The Bottom Line

If you want to tweak settings, themes, and customizations on your iOS 17, Jailbreaking is the only way. Learn how to jailbreak iOS 17 in this post using reliable and popular tools. Also, if the iOS 17 asks you for an iCloud activation lock after jailbreaking, use EaseUS MobiUnlock to bypass it and tweak your iOS.

FAQs on How to Jailbreak iOS 17

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions on how to Jailbreak iOS 17. If you have similar queries, I hope this will help you.

1. What version of iOS can be jailbroken? 

While Apple makes it harder for people to break through the software, almost all iOS versions can be jailbroken including the latest iOS 17.X*. 

2. Can I get Cydia without jailbreaking?

No, you cannot install Cydia without jailbreaking the iOS. The package manager (Cydia) can only be installed after jailbreaking the iPhone.

3. How to downgrade iOS version? 

You must remove your device's iOS Beta Software Profile to downgrade the iOS version. Navigate to Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management > iOS Beta Software Profile > Remove Profile. Now, restart the device.


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Gorilla joined EaseUS in 2022. As a smartphone lover, she stays on top of Android unlocking skills and iOS troubleshooting tips. In addition, she also devotes herself to data recovery and transfer issues.

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