iOS 12 Jailbreak

Following solutions are availble to Jailbreak or install jailbreak apps for iOS 12.

You can install iOS 12 beta 7 from here if you haven’t installed it yet.

1) Anzhuang Jailbreak App Installer
Ru$za updated Anzhuang Jailbreak app installer for iOS 12 beta 7.

You can install Cydia and popular Jailbreak apps for iOS 12 with Anzhuang.

You cannot install Anzhuang directly to your iOS 12 device. You can install it from popular 3rd party app stores such as zJailbreak, Xabsi or iExras.

Install Anzhuang

2) Houdini Semi Jailbreak
Abraham Masri has released iOS 12 Semi Jailbreak for the 1st time with his IPA based method. Houdini is compatible with iOS 12 beta, iOS 11.3.1 to iOS 11, iOS 10.3.2 to iOS 10.

You can download an unofficial version of the Houdini iOS 12 jailbreak IPA even if he did not release it officially.

Houdini allows you to add some uncommon Jailbreak features with this Semi Jailbreak. You cannot install Cydia or any other Jailbreak app installer for your iOS 12 running device using Houdini.

Install Houdini

3) Apricot Virtual Jailbreak
Apricot iOS is a web-based operating system which you can run with iOS 12 simultaneously.

You can Jailbreak this Apricot web OS virtually and install Cydia on webOS. Apricot Virtual Jailbreak Cydia allows you to install some limited numbers of Jailbreak apps to your iOS 12 running iPhone. (Not compatible with iPads).

Install Apricot iOS

1) Anzhuang Jailbreak app Installer

Compatible Devices

iPhone X, iPhone 8 & 8 Plus, iPhone 7 & 7 Plus, iPhone 6S & 6S Plus, iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5S
iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro
iPod Touch 6G

Download Anzhuang

You must have installed zJailbreak, iExtras or Xabsi app store to download Anzhuang iOS 12 Jailbreak app installer.

Install zJailbreak

Install Xabsi

Install iExtras

Download Instructions

You must visit above links from your device Safari web browser to install above app stores.

You must provide your device passcode to complete the installation process.

Step Guide

Step 01 - Tap the above zJailbreak link or Xabsi link to download Anzhuang to your iOS 12 device. Then click the “Install Now” and Enter device passcode.

Step 02 - Then find Anzhuang from zJailbreak or Xabsi. Tap the install button and enter your iPhone / iPad passcode and install the Anzhuang.

Step 03 - Now you can install jailbreak apps on your iOS 12 device using Anzhuang.

About Developers

Russian hacker ru$za found this method for the very first time and Chinese hacking team upgraded the method to Anzhuang app. It is based on the developer code extraction method. This Chinese team continuously updates the Anzhuang app against every iOS releases.

Compatible Previous versions

Anzhuang initially released for iOS 10.2. Since then it was the best jailbreak app installer for every iOS versions up to iOS 12.

Currently Anzhuang is the best jailbreak app installer for iOS 11.4.1 & iOS 11.4 versions.

It is installed jailbreak apps on iOS 11.3.1 & iOS 11.3 as well as iOS 11.2.6 / iOS 11.2.5 because there is no untethered or semi-tethered jailbreak for these versions. Also, It has no public jailbreak for iOS 11.2 to iOS 11.2.2 versions too.

Anzhuang is compatible with these versions too. Anzhuang is compatible with iOS 11.1.2 - iOS 11 too. However, it has Electra jailbreak & LiberiOS Jailbreak for these versions.

Also Anzhuang compatible with older versions such as iOS 10.3.3, iOS 10.3.2, iOS 10.3.1, iOS 10.3, iOS 10.2.1 & iOS 10.2 versions. Also, it is available DoubleH3lix, Meridian jailbreak G0blin Jailbreak and H3lix jailbreak for these iOS 10.X versions.

2) Houdini Semi Jailbreak

Compatible Devices

iPhone X, iPhone 8 & 8 Plus, iPhone 7 & 7 Plus, iPhone 6S & 6S Plus, iPhone 6 & 6 Plus,iPhone SE, iPhone 5s, iPod Touch 6G iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro.


  • Windows/Mac computer
  • Cydia Impactor - Download the latest version of Cydia impactor from their official website according to your computer OS.

  • Apple ID - You must provide Apple ID and password during the Houdini IPA installation.

  • Special Instructions

  • Backup your device with iTunes (Optional)

  • Create a separate Apple ID for Houdini Installation process (Optional)

Download Houdini

Houdini iOS 12 Semi Jailbreak IPA - Download unofficial Houdini IPA from here. Use at your own risk.

Step Guide

Step 01 - Click above links to download Houdini Semi Jailbreak IPA and Cydia Impactor according to your computer OS.

Step 02 - Connect your iOS 12 device to the Computer and Open Cydia Impactor.

Step 03 - Drag and drop the Houdini IPA into the Cydia impactor.

Step 04 - Provide the device passcode to sideload the IPA to your iOS 12 device.

Step 05 - Finally Houdini app will be available on your device homescreen.

Congratulations! Now you have installed the Houdini on your iOS 12 iPhone / iPad.

Popular Features of Houdini

These are the most popular iOS 12 Jailbreak features of Houdini.

  • Disable system updates.

  • Hide app icon labels and respring the device.

  • Theme for the keys on the passcode screen.

  • Changing the badge count colour.

  • Blocking System-wide ads.

  • Change device display resolution.

  • Changing the Emoji fonts.

  • Themes for Sliders and Control center icons.

About Developers

Houdini developed by software developer/researcher Abraham Masri @cheesecakeufo. It initially released for the iOS 10. X (except 10.3.3), and upgraded the compatibility of Houdini for iOS 11 to iOS 11.1.2 using Ian beer exploit. Also he recently updated Houdini Semi Jailbreak as Beta 3 to install jailbreak apps for iOS 11.2 to iOS 11.3.1.

He has a good reputation in the jailbreak community. As well as, Apple credited him with finding vulnerabilities in iOS 11.3 as well as 11.2 to iOS 11.2.2. He owns few other jailbreak tools such as saïgon for iOS 10.2.1 and to.panga for iOS 11 to 11.1.2 (developers only)

3) Apricot iOS Virtual Jailbreak

Compatible Devices

iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5S

Apricot iOS is not compatible with iPads or iPod touch.

Download Apricot

You must install Apricot webOS to run the Apricot iOS virtual jailbreak on your iPhone. It is available on zJailbreak or Xabsi third-party app stores.

Apricot iOS Installation Guide

Step 01 - Install zJailbreak or Xabsi app store from above installation buttons.

Step 02 - Go to installed zJailbreak or Xabsi. Then find the Apricot OS and tap on it.

Step 03 - Choose your device model to install Apricot iOS app.

Step 04 - Then complete following instructions.

“Allow” → “Install” → “Enter the device passcode” → “Install” → “Done.”

Step 05 - Now you have installed Apricot OS to your iPhone.

Apricot iOS Jailbreak Guide

Step 01 - First it needs to complete Apricot iOS installation using above guide.

Step 02 - Run the installed Apricot app from your iPhone.

Step 03 - Tap the unlock icon located in bottom navigation bar.

Step 04 - Then choose and tap “jailbreak Apricot OS” > “Jailbreak Now” to start the jailbreak process.

Step 05 - Now, you have complete the Apricot iOS 12 jailbreak.

Apricot iOS Cydia

Apricot iOS allows you to install Cydia on Apricot iOS 12 virtually.

Step 01 - First it needs to complete above Apricot iOS jailbreak guide to complete the jailbreak process.

Step 02 - It will get Cydia Configuration Black Screen before download Cydia on your iPhone.

Step 03 - Once finished the Cydia configuration, Cydia will be available on your Apricot iOS virtually.

Note - Every restart will lose your Cydia. Therefore you need to re-jailbreak Apricot iOS to install Cydia again.

Install Cydia for iOS 12

Cydia is the default app store for jailbroken Apple devices. Currently, there is no semi-untethered Jailbreak method for iOS 12. Hence install Cydia on iOS 12 is far away.

However, Anzhuang jailbreak app installer supports to install Cydia on iOS 12.

You can install Cydia special version on iOS 12 using the dev code extraction method.

Use above the same guide to install Cydia on iOS 12. Unfortunately, all the Cydia function may not work with this Cydia.

Houdini is quite a bit different from jailbreak as it does not bundle Cydia. It does not support for Cydia installation not only iOS 12 but also any iOS versions.

iOS 12 Jailbreak News

  • 360 Vulcan Team successfully demonstrated iOS 12 beta

The 360 Vulcan team demoed iOS 12 beta remote jailbreak at MOSEC 2018. Vulcan team used Safari + kernel bug for the iOS 12 jailbreak as well as iOS 11.4 Jailbreak. Previously, 360 Vulcan team member, Qixun Zhao/@S0rryMybad demonstrated iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak too.

Team members of the 360 Vulcan Team, Hao Linan, Liu Long & Zhao Qixun have participated MOSEC 2018 held on June 22, at the Wanda Reign hotel, in Shanghai, China.

Ian Beer, member of the Google on the Project Zero team also participated in this conference and delivered his speech about “Build your iOS kernel debugger.”

  • Keen Lab successfully demonstrated iOS 12 for Cydia

Liang Chen & Marco Grassi demonstrated iOS 12 Jailbreak using beta 1 at RECon conference.

As well Liang Chen published one of the videos to show the iOS 12 Jailbreak method.

According to video, first, he opens the Settings app and reveals the iOS version from iPhone X. Then he opens the app named as “helloworld711” to start the jailbreak process.

Finally, video showing successfully installed Cydia with HelloWorld 711 jailbreak on iOS 12 beta 1 running iPhone X.

KeenLab does not publicly release this helloworld 711 jailbreak iOS 12, and jailbreaking is only used as an internal test.

Watch following video.

Keen Lab is always attending latest iOS version jailbreak as soon as Apple release it. They were credited as the first team who Jailbreak iOS 11 beta stage. Since then they have jailbroken many iOS versions such as iOS 10.3.2, iOS 11.1.1 and iOS 11.3.1. However, they never released any jailbreak tool to the public.

More about iOS 12 Jailbreak

iOS 12 Scams - So far, there is no any semi-tethered or untethered Jailbreak for iOS 12. Therefore some websites/YouTubers offer you iOS 12 semi-tethered or untethered Jailbreak download links. However, it should be fake. Always use trusted sources to download and get correct information about iOS 12 jailbreak tools.

Popular Jailbreak Approaches

Electra Jailbreak for iOS 12 by Cool Star : Electra tool is the most recent public Jailbreak tool which is released to Jailbreak iOS 11 to iOS 11.3.1. Cool star always tries to offer something new to the jailbreak community. So we can keep hopes about iOS 12 Electra Jailbreak.

Yalu Jailbreak for iOS 12 by Luca Todesco : Luca was a very famous character in the Jailbreak community. But he did not release any Jailbreak tool after Yalu102 for iOS 10 - iOS 10.2 versions. Luca is an active member of Jailbreak field by now. He participates many Mobile Security/Hacking conference and delivers the speech about the latest hacking method. Also, he finds vulnerabilities in iOS versions. Still, Jailbreak hackers apply Luca’s method when developing Jailbreak tool. However, we can not expect Yalu jailbreak tool for iOS 12 by Luca at this point.

Pangu Jailbreak for iOS 12 by Pangu Team : Pangu tool was the most reliable tool in the Jailbreak history. Their last pangu tool released for iOS 9.3.3 and after that, they did not attend any iOS version such as iOS 10.X and iOS 11.X versions. However, they are organizing iOS hacking/security conference. The world famous MOSEC is organizing by Pangu team. Whatsoever they will not attend for iOS 12 jailbreak.

Electra Jailbreak

Much anticipated Electra Jailbreak iOS 11.3.1 now available to download. Latse Electa 1131 update compatible with iOS 11.3.1 to iOS 11.2 versions. As well changelog 1.0.3 added support for iOS 11.4 b3 because apple still signing iOS 11.4 beta 1 to beta 3 for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 plus and iPhone X.

Electra initially released for iOS 11 to iOS 11.2 versions. Now Electra has become one and only most popular semi-untethered jailbreak for latest versions.

Rootless Jailbreak

Jake James releases concept jailbreak called as rootlessJB. It is compatible with iOS 11.3.1 to iOS 11.2 versions. rootlessJB does not install Cydia and it will allow to install Cydia tweaks only. You can use rootlessJB+ Filza +ZipApp Free together to install Cydia on iOS 11.3.1 - iOS 11.2 devices.

Jailbreak App installers

App installers are best methods to install jailbreak apps on latest iOS versions. These app installers use the different kind method to install jailbreak apps. As an example, Anzhuang app installer uses the dev code extraction method, and Velonzy app installer uses UDID registration. These are most popular Jailbreak App installers for latest iOS versions which is not available semi-untethered jailbreak.


Cydia is the default app store for jailbroken iOS devices. You must Jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod to get Cydia. Cydia will automatically install end of every jailbreak process. It allows to install software unavailable on the Apple App Store. Cydia is developed by Jay Freeman, also known as Saurik. Cydia last updated version is 1.1.30.

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