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How to Jailbreak Your iOS Device on Windows

EaseUS MobiUnlock is able to unlock your iCloud ID. However, this requires to jailbreak the iOS device. This article shows the steps to jailbreak the device on Windows.

Updated on 2022-08-05

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It is required to jailbreak an iOS device if you need to unlock your iCloud ID by using EaseUS MobiUnlock.
However, there is no direct jailbreak tool for the Windows system in the market currently. The good news is that you can create an environment manually to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad on a Windows computer. View the detailed guides to learn how to create an environment for jailbreaking iOS and complete a jailbreak on a Windows OS computer.

Attention: Jailbreak may let you take the risk of losing Apple security, so please think twice before jailbreaking the iOS devices.

Preparations for Jailbreaking iOS on Windows

1. Please make sure your computer runs Windows 7 or later (8/10), 32 or 64 bit;
2. Prepare a USB flash drive with 2 GB or more capacity;
3. Download ubuntu .iso file to your computer;
4. Download rufus.exe to your computer;
5. Download checkra1n-x86_64 on your computer and then copy (or drag) it to your flash drive for creating Ubuntu environment.

Detailed Instructions for Jailbreaking iOS on Windows

Step 1. Create Ubuntu USB Flash Drive

1. Plug in your USB flash drive to the computer;
2. Run rufus on your computer (If you have not downloaded it yet, please download it at first);
3. Left-click the rufus file to open it;
4. Click SELECT > Select the downloaded checkn1x ISO > Retain other options by default > click START.

5. A warning message will pop up. Choose Write in ISO Image mode option. Then, click OK.

Note: This process will erase all data on your USB flash drive. We highly recommend you to back up your USB flash drive at first.

6. It starts writing image. Please wait for a moment.

7. After the writing process is completed, please click CLOSE.

8. Please unplug your USB flash drive and then plug it to your computer again.

Note: This process is vital because the Windows system may not detect your USB flash drive after creating Ubuntu drive.

Step 2. Boot Ubuntu on Windows Computer

1. Go to Windows on your computer > click Restart option to restart your computer.
2. Press the F12 shortcut key when the computer is turned on and before the operating system loading.

Note: F12 is the shortcut to open the Boot Menu for most brands' computers. If it doesn’t work, please check the list prepared below. You can find your desktop brand and a corresponding shortcut.
If you can’t start Start Menu anyway, please try to enter COMPUTER BIOS / UEFI mode and change the system boot settings to go into Linux CheckRA1n.

3. You'll see the Ubuntu system loading interface. All Ubuntu file system checks are in progress.
4. Please select the first option Ubuntu to boot the selected Ubuntu OS.
5. When the booting process completes, please select Try Ubuntu option to start Ubuntu from your flash drive.
After that, you've entered the Ubuntu system. Please keep your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch connected to the computer and you'll see it on the desktop.

Step 3. Jailbreak Your iPhone/iPad Now

1. Please find the "checkra1n-x86_64" jailbreak tool file you've downloaded before. To open Checkra1n jailbreak tool, choose Open in Terminal.

2. Open Terminal, enter codes in Terminal in succession (you can also copy the codes in the quotations directly):

A. Please enter "chmod +x " (there is a space before the plus sign and a space after the x) and drag the "checkra1n-x86_64" file to the Terminal window and press "Enter" key.
B. Please enter "sudo " (there is a space after sudo) and drag the "checkra1n-x86_64" file to the Terminal window again, then press the "Enter" key.

Note: If the Checkra1n file can't be dragged to Terminal, please copy and paste it to the desktop directly. Right click the file and choose "Show in Files" and then drag it again.

3.  If the codes are correctly entered in the previous step, Checkra1n will be running with the following screen appear:
If your device is running versions that have not been tested by Checkra1n, especially iOS 13.5.1 and 13.6, the Start button on Checkra1n will be greyed out. Please click Options and select Allow untested iOS/iPadOS/tvOS versions and click Back then Start button will be usable.

4. It will require your device to be into Recovery Mode for jailbreaking iOS device.

5. Please click Next and Checkra1n will help your iOS device enter recovery mode automatically.
6. Please click Start option and follow the given instructions on Checkra1n to put your iOS device into DFU mode.
7. After entering DFU mode successfully, Checkra1n will immediately start installing jailbreak. Click Done option when the jailbreaking process completes.

8. After jailbreaking iOS device successfully, please quit Ubuntu and restart your computer.
9. Manually unplug your USB flash from your computer's USB port and then press Enter. After restarting, your computer will automatically enter the Windows operating system.

After finishing the above steps, your iPhone or iPad has been jailbroken successfully. Now you can use EaseUS MobiUnlock to remove your activation lock and Apple ID.

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