Checkra1n Jailbreak 0.12.1 Is Now Available With Partial HomePod Support

Checkra1n Jailbreak 0.12.1 can now be downloaded including partial support for those who are looking to jailbreak their HomePod.

The new update fixes more than a few bugs, too, all of which are important to note – especially if you’re someone who has been suffering from one of them!

The full list of fixes includes:

Bug fixes

  • Fixes an issue that would often cause Safe Mode to be entered on iOS 14.2 regardless of whether the user requested it or not
  • Safe Mode no longer loads 3rd-party LaunchDaemons
  • NVRAM is now unlocked on iOS 14.2 as well
  • Fixes an issue where jailbreaking an AppleTV fail on fresh tvOS installations
  • The bundled dd binary now has the entitlement required to access block devices
  • Fixes multiple memory leaks in early-boot binaries
  • Changes some GUI internals that should reduce the chance of exploit failure and GUI hiccups

This isn’t all about fixes, though. There are some new additions to enjoy along with that HomePod support we mentioned earlier.

What’s New

  • Adds an on-device alert to indicate checkra1n’s Safe Mode is active
  • Adds support for iBridge SSH from the same host
  • Partial support for the original HomePod (CLI only, tested to work with audioOS 13 and 14)

The updated version of checkra1n can be downloaded directly from the developer, for free, right now over at We’d suggest using this moving forward should be planning on jailbreaking. Unfortunately it is still only available for macOS and Linux, however.

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