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Pangu8 1.0.1 Windows

  • Compatible with all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models running iOS 8.0 through 8.1
  • Please see the Requirements, Read Me, and FAQ's by scrolling entire page at pangu.io

Pangu 1.2.1/1.2.0 Windows | OS X

  • Compatible with all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models running iOS 7.1 through 7.1.2
  • Please see the Requirements, Read Me, and FAQ's by scrolling entire page at pangu.io

evasi0n7 1.0.7 Windows | OS X

  • Compatible with all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models running iOS 7.0 through 7.0.6
  • Please see the Requirements, Read Me, and FAQ's by scrolling entire page at evasi0n.com
  • 1.0.8 causes boot loop issues. Use 1.0.7 instead.


p0sixspwn 1.0.8 Windows | OS X

  • Compatible with all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models running iOS 6.1.[3-4-5-6]
  • Also available as a Cydia package to untether iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 & iPod touch 4G running tethered iOS 6.1.[3-4-5-6]
  • More information and trouble shooting available at blog.ih8sn0w.com


evasi0n 1.5.3 Windows | OS X | Linux

  • Supports untethered jailbreak for iPhone, iPad, iPad mini, and iPod touch running iOS 6.0 to 6.1.2
  • Please see the Change Log, Read Me file, and FAQ's for more info.
  • evasi0n is also available as a Cydia package for those already running a tethered jailbreak


redsn0w 0.9.15b3 Windows | OS X

  • Supports untethered jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, iPad, up to iOS 5.1.1
  • Supports untethered jailbreak for old bootrom iPhone 3GS, up to iOS 6.1
  • Supports tethered jailbreak for iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th gen on iOS 6.0 - 6.1.6 (you need to manually point redsn0w to the 6.0 IPSW for your device in Extras > Select IPSW before you jailbreak)
  • Supports restores of iOS 5.x with blobs
  • See the Dev Team blog post to learn about extensive list of new features.
  • Update #2 (Nov 1): Version 0.9.15b3 fixes the redsn0w “error 2601” that Windows users were seeing using the Restore button. It also fixes a related Windows iTunes error 14 for stitched files. Note that if you have a baseband, you should probably avoid stitching and simply use redsn0w’s native Restore (not iTunes).

Absinthe 2.0.4 Windows | OS X | Linux

This jailbreak supports iOS version 5.1.1 only.

  • OS X Mountain Lion: It is necessary to run Absinthe 2.0.4 from Terminal on Mountain Lion. Right click the Absinthe icon and select “Show Package Contents”. Navigate to the Contents/MacOS folder and right click on Absinthe 10.6 and select Open With > Terminal.


Absinthe 0.4 Windows | OS X | Linux

  • Supports iPhone4S: 5.0 (9A334), 5.0.1 (9A405) and the “other” 5.0.1 (9A406)
  • Supports iPad2: 5.0.1 (9A405)
  • See Chronic Dev Blog for the announcement, and this post for details.


Sn0wbreeze 2.9.14 (custom ipsw creator for Windows)

  • Supports iOS 3.1.3
  • Supports iOS 3.2.x
  • Supports iOS 4.0.x
  • Supports iOS 4.1
  • Supports iOS 4.2.1 - 4.2.8
  • Supports iOS 4.3 - 4.3.3
  • Supports iOS 5.0.1
  • Supports iOS 4.4.3 & 4.4.4 (Apple TV2)
  • Supports iOS 5.1
  • Supports iOS 5.1.1 (9B206 & 9B208)
  • Supports iOS 6.0 - 6.1.3 (6.1.3 only on iPhone 4 / iPhone 3GS / iPod Touch 4. Tethered)
  • Complete release notes here


PwnageTool (custom firmware creator for OS X)

Firmware (ipsw) complete list here: TheiPhoneWiki as well as FelixBruns, icj and iDownloadBlog


iFaith v1.5.9 (For iOS 3.x.x to 6.1.3)

  • For Windows only. Extracts SHSH blobs from iDevices, builds pre-signed ipsw, and more
  • Adds "submit to cydia" feature for dumped blobs

iREB Windows | OS X

  • Puts iDevices in pwned DFU mode for custom ipsw restore
  • Fixes recovery loop
  • Release notes


F0recast v1.4.2 (verify Model, Version, Baseband, and bootloader)


TinyUmbrella 7.04.00 (check, save, verify, your SHSH, version, baseband, model, bootloader, etc)

  • Windows
  • OS X - The way the OSX app is packaged has changed. No more installer for now. It is a simple zip but you will have to give your admin password at the first launch (it should not ask for it again after first launch).

FixRecovery (iOS 4.2.1 - 4.3.x)

  • Windows (you will also need this file. Place it with the extracted executable)
  • OS X

Chipmunk lookup

  • Enter your Apple device serial number for useful information


iOS Version by Serial Number

  • Useful for finding devices (that are still sealed in their original boxes) on older firmware


Device info by IMEI

  • generation, capacity, color
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