Untethered Jailbreak iOS 12/12.1.2 on iPhone XR, XS, X or 8 with Chimera


The wait is finally over for iPhone XS Max, XR, 8 Plus, 8, X, 7 Plus and 6S owners as Chimera jailbreak is released which supports latest iOS 12 and iOS 12.1.2.

The tool is new version of Electra, being developed by Team CoolStar and has been rebranded as Chimera. One another important thing to know about Chimera jailbreak is that it no longer supports Cydia.


Yes, you have heard it right! Cydia has been ditched in Chimera iOS 12 jailbreak and it rather uses Sileo.

This transition may have a huge impact on Cydia users, as many of the tweaks purchase through Cydia (and other repos) may no longer work when implemented with Sileo (the repos don’t transfer). 

How to Jailbreak iOS 12 or iOS 12.1.2 using Chimera Jailbreak

If you happen to own any of the iDevice below, you can proceed with jailbreaking it using Chimera:

  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Mini

Step by step tutorial:

Step 1: Download latest version of Chimea jailbreak tool.

Step 2: Download and install Cydia Impactor on your PC.

Step 3: Once done, connect your iPhone or iPad that you want to jailbreak on iOS 12.

Step 4: Once Cydia Impactor recognizes your iDevice, launch it.

Step 5: Drag and drop the Chimera.ipa file inside Cydia Impactor. Follow on-screen instructions and enter your Apple ID details.

Step 6: Once Chimera is successfully sideloaded using Cydia Impactor, close it and disconnect your iPhone from computer.

Step 7: Go to Settings -> General -> Profile & Device Management and trust Chimera. Once done, go to homescreen.

Step 8: Open Chimera app and tap on “Jailbreak” button. When jailbreaking is done, you will see a message inside app like screen below:

Chimera iOS 12 Jailbreak

Now that you have successfully jailbroken your iPhone on iOS 12/12.1.2 using Chimera, you will see Sileo icon on your homescreen. Launch it and start installing your favorite jailbreak tweaks.

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