How to download unc0ver jailbreak to device via Xcode for macOS

If you use jailbreak tools Chimera, Electra or unc0ver, then you should know about all the ways to download

these tools on your iPhone or iPad. Ways through AltStore, Cydia Impactor, and third-party signature services like Ignition and iOS Ninja are the most popular, but that's not all. You can use the Xcode tool from Apple itself.

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The Xcode method saved more than once when it stoppedrun the Cydia Impactor program. Some devices cannot even launch AltStore. That is why below we will tell you how to use Xcode to download a jailbreak to your device.


Perhaps the method with Xcode is more complicated and longer than others, but it is also more reliable. To use it, you will need:

  • Mac
  • Jailbreakable iOS device
  • Lightning / USB Cable
  • Free Apple Developer Account
  • Latest version of Xcode
  • Latest iOS app signer
  • The newest version of the jailbreak application you want to use

We will use the unc0ver jailbreak tool, but Chimera and Electra are also suitable.



After you have prepared everything, you can proceed with the instructions. Read everything carefully, because there are a lot of steps.

How to install jailbreak through Xcode

one) Launch Xcode and click the button Create a new Xcode project on the main window:

2) Make sure the next window is checked. Single View Appthen press the button Next:

3) Enter any Product Name, Organization Name and Organization identifier of your choice, then press the blue button Next. Our project is called "unc0ver":

four) In the next window, select Desktop (Desktop) to save files and click Create:

five) Connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac with a cable and start trusting your device if prompted.

6) In the upper left corner of the Xcode window, click on the menu and select your connected device:

7) Now select the item at the top of the project contents with a blue developer icon (we have unc0ver), then click Signing & Capabilities:

eight) Select menu Teams and add a new command or select an existing one. In our case, the existing one is selected:

Note: If you have not created a team, you will have to register using the Apple ID with a developer account. Do this and continue.

9) Now you need to check if everything is correct. Run Terminal and enter the following command:

xcode-select –install

Note: If you get the error "error: command line tools are already installed, use “Software Update” to install updates ”, then you can proceed to the next step. Otherwise, save the certificates that will be offered.

ten) Run the program iOS App Signer:

eleven) Press the button Browse and select the jailbreak tool file. We have this unc0ver application from

12) Select your Apple ID as the Signing Certificate, your ID as the Provisioning Profile, and then enter the App Display Name and App Version. After that, click Start.

Note: Do not leave the Re-Sign selection in the Provisioning Profile field, otherwise it will fail.

13) Now you need to save the .IPA file somewhere. Select Desktop (Desktop) and press the button Save:

Note: The signed .IPA file will be saved on your desktop. Now, using Xcode, you need to download it to your iPhone or iPad.

14) Now go back to Xcode and select Window> Devices and Simulators:



fifteen) In a new window, make sure your iPhone is selected on the left, and then click + at the bottom of the window:

sixteen) A new window will appear. Select Desktop and signed.IPA filethen press the button Open:

Note: Xcode will install the file on your iPhone or iPad. The application will appear in the Installed Apps list.

17) Now on your device go to Settings → General → Profiles and device management and select your Apple ID with a developer account:

eighteen) Press the button Trust twice.

Note: The jailbreak application is ready to use.

nineteen) Return to the home screen and launch the installed jailbreak application:

twenty) Press the button Jailbreak:



After the installation is complete, you can start installing various jailbreak tweaks on your device.

The method with Xcode is not as fast and convenient asothers, but he will never let you down. If Cydia Impactor stops working, as well as services for signing, this method will save you. In addition, with its help you will get acquainted with the Xcode interface, which is also useful.