How to Jailbreak iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus

Performing a jailbreak on your iPhone voids its warranty from Apple. However, if you have an older iPhone like 8 or 8 Plus, you can jailbreak it to get the most out of it. This guide comprehensively presented two methods on how to jailbreak the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus.

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Updated on Feb 27, 2024

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On September 18, 2023, Apple released iOS 17, which will not roll out for iPhone 8/8Plus and iPhone X. With this news, many iPhone users having iPhone 8 or 8 Plus will now think about jailbreaking their iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. This article will provide a comprehensive guide on how to jailbreak the iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus. With iOS 17 bypassing iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, users are now looking forward to jailbreaking for additional features. This concise guide on unlocking iPhone 8 and 8 Plus introduces tools like EaseUS MobiUnlock, Unc0ver, and Checkra1n, offering users control over their devices.

How to Jailbreak iPhone 8 to Bypass Activation Lock

Activation lock is a significant iOS feature that restricts unknown people from accessing your iPhone even if you lose it. However, in a few circumstances, you want to bypass the activation lock yourself. In this situation, you can use the EaseUS MobiUnlock application, which allows you to jailbreak your iPhone and bypass the activation lock or carrier lock. Here are the prominent features of the EaseUS MobiUnlock to provide a better overview of this application.

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

How to Jailbreak iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus with Computer

Besides EaseUS Mobilunlock, if you're looking for credible methods to jailbreak your iPhone, it's only possible via a computer. Here are the two methods to jailbreak your iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus with the computer.


It's a well-known platform for jailbreaking your iPhone. However, there is one thing you need to make sure before using this method. Your iPhone version should be up-to-date to use Unc0ver. To confirm this, you can visit on your browser. After the confirmation, follow the below steps to jailbreak your iPhone using a computer.

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your PC and minimize it. Then, download AltStore for Windows from your browser.

Step 2. Extract the downloaded zip file by right-clicking and choosing "Extract All." Open the extracted folder and run Setup.exe. Follow the prompts to connect your iPhone.

Step 3. Use the "Windows" button on your keyboard to open the search bar. Type "AltStore" and open the app. Click the diamond-shaped icon at the bottom right, then the arrow to reveal more icons.

Step 4. Choose "Install AltStore," select your iPhone, enter your Apple ID credentials, or create a new one.

Step 5. Access "Settings" on your iPhone and navigate to General to open "Device Management." Tap your Apple ID and select "Trust AltStore."

Step 6. Visit the unc0ver site on your iPhone, tap "Download," and choose "Open with AltStore." Open the newly installed app and tap "Jailbreak" to initiate the process.

Open Unc0ver

Step 7. Tap "OK" when the process is complete, and your iPhone will reboot afterward. If it doesn't, you can manually reboot it.

Step 8. Finally, run the Unc0ver again and tap "Re-Jailbreak" to finish the process.

Run Unc0ver


Unc0ver is the most recommended method to jailbreak your iPhone. However, you can also use the Checkra1n if the Unc0ver jailbreaking technique does not work. Before we move to the steps, make sure you have the latest iOS version, the same as in the previous methods. Further, follow the below instructions to jailbreak your iPhone through the Checkra1n method.

Step 1. First of all, Visit from your web browser.

Step 2. Click "Download" for MacOS or Linux according to your operating system.

Step 3. After this, install the downloaded file and follow the instructions.

Read instructions

Step 4. Connect your iPhone with the Mac or PC with the Linux operating system.

Step 5. Upon opening the Checkra1n on your device, make sure your iPhone has already been detected by the application.

Step 6. Once you see the iPhone image, click the "Start" button to begin the jailbreak process.

Step 7. Once the initial progress is complete, click "Options" and check the "Allow untested iOS/iPadOS/tvOS versions" point.

Step 8. After this, put your iPhone in recovery mode. To do this, release the power button and continue to hold the home button on your iPhone. That's it. Open Checkra1 on your iPhone, and it will guide you further in performing different operations.

Recovery mode

Bonus: Can You Reverse A Jailbroken iPhone?

One question after reading this article is probably the one mentioned in the heading. For your information, the answer is "Yes." To reserve a jailbroken iPhone, all you have to perform is a restore or a factory reset. This action will remove all the apps and data related to jailbreak. Here's how you can perform this activity to reverse a jailbroken iPhone.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to a Mac.

Step 2. From Finder, find your iPhone and click it.

Step 3. Select "General" and click the "Restore iPhone" option at the bottom.

Step 4. Now, either restore the phone from a backup or perform a factory reset.

Reverse jailbreak

Conclusion: Pick A Method to Jailbreak the iPhone 8 Successfully

Performing a jailbreak on your iPhone voids its warranty from Apple. However, if you have an older iPhone like 8 or 8 Plus, you can jailbreak the iPhone to get the most out of it. This guide comprehensively presented two methods on "How to jailbreak iPhone 8/8 Plus." Now, it's up to you to pick a method to jailbreak your iPhone 8 successfully. But if you're looking for a way to bypass the activation lock, EaseUS MobiUnlock is a very suitable option.

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FAQs About How to Jailbreak iPhone 8

Go through the FAQs below to learn about jailbreaking an iPhone.

1. What does jailbreaking an iPhone 8 do?

Jailbreaking an iPhone 8 primarily removes the software instructions imposed by iOS and allows you to install applications from other resources apart from the App Store. Besides this, you can make tweaks and modifications to the overall user experience.

2. Is it illegal to jailbreak an iPhone?

While there's no strict legislation regarding the legality of the jailbreak, you can say that it is not illegal to jailbreak an iPhone. However, doing it to perform some unethical or suspicious activity may have severe consequences according to the rules of the country you're in.

3. Is jailbreaking worth it in 2024?

Nowadays, iOS allows end users to make plenty of tweaks and modifications to how their iPhone looks and feels. From the user experience perspective, it's not really required. But people may still perform this if they feel the need for it.

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Updated by Myra

Myra joined EaseUS in 2017. As a big fan of Apple products, she mainly focuses on iOS data transfer and iOS troubleshooting tips. Meanwhile, she is expanding her knowledge and skills in other fields like data recovery and disk management.

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