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December 19, 2022

Palera1n Jailbreak - How to Jailbreak iOS 15.0 to iOS 16.2 - Full Step-by-Step Guide - Compatible devices - Requirements

 Hi, in this video I am going to show you how to JAILBREAK iOS 15 and iOS 16, yes its been a while since we heard this line but its true and its reality now! This tutorial is about the Palera1n jailbreak. If you have checked the website of palera1n, or the GitHub page or the Written Guide, you might find it really complicated! So, iMAT is here for you.

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What is Palera1n:

Palera1n is a semi-tethered jailbreak which is based on the checkm8 boot-rom exploit.

Which devices are supported:

It supports all devices which can run iOS 15 and iOS 16 with A11 or lower chip!

It includes:

  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone SE 1st Generation
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
And all iPads with A11 or lower chip running iOS 15.0 to iOS 16.2!

Passcode Compatibility:

On A10 and A11 devices, you cannot use passcode, Face ID and Fingerprint while in jailbroken mode. And an attempt to add passcode while in jailbroken mode will result in crash and restart! And if you are running iOS 16 and if you ever used a passcode on your device, then just removing the passcode will not work for you. You will have to reset your device either from the settings or by using iTunes.

Which operating systems are supported?
  • macOS
  • Linux
Windows is not supported. Also, using Linux or macOS on Virtual Machine will not work!

Any requirement before starting:
  • Python 3
If you have not installed it yet, click the download button below to visit the Python website and download Python3.



Now everything is set, let's start!

  • Open terminal on your Mac or Linux PC.
The step 1 and step 2 mentioned below are only for LINUX. They are not needed on macOS
  1. Run sudo systemctl stop usbmuxd
  2. Run usbmuxd -f -p
Now let's continue the process. Rest of the process is same for Linux and MacOS!
  • Clone the repo from Github by pasting the command given below in TERMINAL.
git clone --recursive && cd palera1n
  • And if you have already cloned the repo, then you don't need to do it again. So, just navigate to the palera1n folder from terminal by pasting the command given below.
For macOS: cd palera1n

For Linux: cd palera1n\
  • Now put your device in DFU mode before going to the next step!
  • Once you are in the palera1n directory and your device is in DFU mode, paste the command given below to start the process. MUST READ THE INFORMATION GIVEN BELOW IN RED BEFORE STARTING!
For macOS: ./ --tweaks <iOS version you're on> --semi-tethered

For Linux: sudo ./ --tweaks <iOS version you're on> --semi-tethered

  • <iOS version you're on> = The iOS version your device is running. In my case, its iOS 15.7.1
  • --semi-tethered flag = to make the jailbreak semi-tethered.
  • Semi-Tethered: When you're in jailbroken mode, if your device restarts or shuts down, you will boot into non-jaikbroken mode and you can still use your device but it will be in stock iOS mode and your jailbreak apps and tweaks will not work.
  • Not using --semi-tethered flag = If you will not use semi-tethered flag, the jailbreak will be tethered.
  • Tethered: When you're in jailbroken mode, if your device restarts or shuts down, your device will not turn on without using palera1n again. Your device will need to be jailbroken again from palera1n to turn it on again.
  • Can I use --semi-tethered flag: --semi-tethered flag uses 5-10GB space and it can be used on all devices except the devices with 16GB storage or less than 10GB space free on the device. 

So, if you are using an iDevice with 16GB storage or have less than 10GB storage free in your iPhone, then don't use the --semi-tethered flag. And if you still want to jailbreak, you will have to use tethered jailbreak and if your device goes off, you will have to jailbreak your device every time with palera1n using the terminal on your Mac or Linux PC to turn it on.

  • This is how the command looks like for my iPhone 7, 128GB variant running iOS 15.7.1
For macOS: ./ --tweaks 15.7.1 --semi-tethered
  • After you enter the command on your MacBook or Linux PC, the process will start, and you will see the progress on the terminal. 
  • If you see any error, just paste the command and run again.
  • After it finished the Phase 1, your device will turn on in Normal mode. Keep it connected, Terminal will boot your device into Recovery Mode automatically.
  • Once your device is in Recovery Mode, you will have to manually put your device in DFU Mode.
  • Then, terminal will ask your to press any key once your device is in DFU Mode.
  • Press any random key to start.
  • Once terminal detects your device in DFU Mode, it will start the process again.
  • After that your device will turn on once the process finished.
  • Disconnect your iPhone from the Mac or Linux PC.

Finish installing Palera1n Jailbreak:
  • Access the Home Screen on your iPhone where you will find the Palera1n icon.
  • Open Palera1n Loader.
  • Go to settings, and tap on "Do All"
  • Then return to the main screen and press Install.
  • After that, press the button to respring your iPhone.
  • Boom! Now you can use Sileo on your iPhone.
  • If you wish to use Cydia or Zebra, open the Palera1n App. And go to settings! Scroll down and tap on the Package Manager you want to use. In a few seconds, you will have your desired package manager on the home-screen!

Compatible Tweaks:

Currently, not all tweaks are compatible since they need to be updated by the developer. Visit the link given below for tweak compatibility status before installing any tweak!


I really hope that this guide helped you in jailbreaking your device and I was able to answer all of your questions! If you still have any questions, then you can comment below the video on YouTube!

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