Preparing your iOS device

Tweaks let you do amazing things with your iOS device. Prepare your device to get started.

With innovative new features, beautifully designed themes, and tons of new applications, tweaks open up a whole new world of possibilities. Products like ShortLook and Starfish improve your device in ways only possible with tweaks.

To get started using tweaks, you must prepare your device. This guide will walk you through how to prepare your device with a jailbreak.

Contrary to popular belief, jailbreaking is legal and very safe as long as you are careful about what you install. That’s why we created Dynastic Repo, which is a trusted source for products. We thoroughly review everything that is submitted to us to ensure it meets our quality standards. If you’re unsure, our list of frequently asked questions might help.

Ready to try it? Follow the instructions below and you’ll be done in no time:

Jailbreaking on iOS 13

If you have any iOS device on 13.0-13.3, you can use a tool called unc0ver.

For these devices, we recommend this YouTube Video.

On all iOS 13 versions, if you have an iPhone X or older, iPad Pro from before 2018, any other iPad before 2019, the iPad (7th Generation) or iPod Touch (6th and 7th Generation) you can jailbreak using a tool called checkra1n.

If you prefer video instructions, we recommend this YouTube video.

You’ll need a computer running macOS or Linux. Windows support is coming soon!

  1. Go to the checkra1n website on your computer and download the latest version.
  2. Open checkra1n on your computer and plug your iOS device into the computer.
  3. Click Start.
  4. Follow the instructions on-screen to put your device into DFU mode.
  5. Once your iOS device reboots, open the checkra1n app on it.
  6. Choose Cydia and install it.

Once you have completed the appropriate method for your device, you have successfully jailbroken your device. You now have Cydia, which is where you can download jailbreak content such as ShortLook.

Jailbreaking on iOS 11 and 12

On iOS 11 and 12 (except for iOS 12.3), you can jailbreak using a tool called unc0ver.

We recommend this YouTube video, which is a great tutorial on how to jailbreak.