Bootstrap Jailbreak

Bootstrap is a progressive semi-jailbreak tool enabling users to access jailbreak tweaks and apps without needing jailbreak on the latest iOS 17 to iOS 14 versions (A8 to A17, including M1 and M2 chips) running iPhone and iPad devices.

Bootstrap Semi-Jailbreak tool for iOS 17 to iOS 14.

Features of Bootstrap Jailbreak

A jailbreak developer Évelyne used a method from “Zhuowei” to make changes in SpringBoard using a trick and a bug. Bootstrap helps tweak most apps, excluding certain device areas like the Home Screen or Control Center. However, it allows the installation of apps and tweaks for system apps via the Settings app.

This setup gives access to important tools to make it easier to change different apps.

✅ Command line tools
✅ OpenSSH
✅ Sileo & Zebra apps
✅ NewTerm 3 (Mobile Terminal)
✅ Theos

Bootstrap Device compatibility

iOS & iPadOS – iOS 17, iOS 16.6, iOS 16.5.1, iOS 16.5, iOS 16.4.1, iOS 16.4, iOS 16.3.1, iOS 16.3, iOS 16.1, iOS 16.0.3, iOS 16.0.2, iOS 16.0, iOS 15.6.1, iOS 15.6, iOS 15.5, iOS 15.4.1, iOS 15.4, iOS 15.3.1, iOS 15.3, iOS 15.2.1, iOS 15.2, iOS 15.1.1, iOS 15.1, iOS 15.0.2, iOS 15.0.1, iOS 15, iOS 14.8, iOS 14.7.1, iOS 14.7, iOS 14.6, iOS 14.5.1, iOS 14.5, iOS 14.4.2, iOS 14.4.1, iOS 14.4, iOS 14.3, iOS 14.2.1, iOS 14.2, iOS 14.2, iOS 14.1, iOS 14.

Device Models – iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Plus, iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 14 Pro Max, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone Xs, iPhone Xs Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus.

Download Bootstrap Semi-Jailbreak IPA

How to Setup Bootstrap Semi-Jailbreak?

Step 1. Install Sileo via Bootstrap

Open Bootstrap and click Install > After successful installation, log out. Sileo will appear with “Bootstrapped” displayed.

Step 2. Install Plugin in Sileo

Open Sileo and install the arm64e version of the plugin > No need to restart the device; exit Sileo after installation.

Step 3. Inject Plugins

Open the corresponding app in Bootstrap-AppEnabler (e.g., Settings app). > Look for the installed plugins in the app’s Settings panel.

Step 4. Activate and Confirm

Use the plugin within the app’s Settings panel. > Make sure the app is opened in Bootstrap-AppEnabler for the changes to take effect.

Step 5. Confirm Successful Injection

The plugin has successfully affected the app, e.g., operating at 120Hz.

The installation process is successful. Now enjoy the enhanced functionality and appreciate the smoother experience and new possibilities offered by RootHide.

Bootstrap Supported Tweaks

Here are some interesting tweaks supported by Bootstrap and Serotonin jailbreak, tested by the jailbreak community.

  1. LowBatteryBanner – Show low battery alert notification banner.
  2. NiceCaller15 – Detect phone number region and caller.
  3. LS Music – Outstanding music player with catchy UI.
  4. AudioRecorder XS – Voice recorder with some additional features.
  5. Gravity – Enable gravitational home screen icon effect.
  6. Alpine – TvOS notification and prompt aesthetics to iPhones.

Bootstrap App UI

This upcoming Bootstrap App UI, created by iOS developer @haxi0sm, features stunning colors and options like Bootstrap, Settings, and Respring. The jailbreak community has also requested a dark mode.

Top Bootstrap Jailbreak Alternatives

  • Cydia 2 – The brand-new Cydia 2 package manager is the best alternative solution for a bootstrap jailbreak. Both offer the same iOS customizations, such as rootless tweaks and themes, but the difference is that Cydia 2 supports a wide range of iOS versions, from iOS 15 to iOS 17.3 beta.
  • MisakaMisaka is an iOS 17 & above version support tweak manager for the dirtyc0w exploit that offers a variety of non-jailbreak tweaks and themes for your device.
  • TrollStore 2 – This is another best Bootstrap alternative solution. You can permanently sideload any apps using trollstore 2 which works on iOS 15.5 to iOS 17.0 iPhones without jailbreak.
  • Hacksnow – The Bootstrap Jailbreak tool only offers Sileo and Zebra but the hacksnow semi-jailbreak tool offers Cydia, Sileo, Cydia 2, and Cydia lite as default package managers.

News Updates – Bootstrap Jailbreak

Just released Serotonin (semi/not-) jailbreak powered by RootHide bootstrap: Support iOS 16.2-16.6.1 versions.

Download Serotonin

Full springboard injection on iOS 16.4.1 arm64e using launch haxx, RootHide bootstrap for app injection, and functional tweak preferences. – Watch

Tested and successfully running RootHide bootstrap on iOS 17.0 iPhone. – Watch

Tested on iPhoneSE Gen1 iOS15, arm64 device. It does work on iOS 14.0 ~ iOS 17.0, A9~A16, M1, M2

Frequently Asked Questions

Q – What is Bootstrap?
A – Bootstrap is a semi-jailbreak tool that enables iOS users to utilize tweaks and apps without requiring a jailbreak.

Q – What is Procursus?
A – This system helps create many current *nix tools that are adjusted to work on Darwin platforms by cross-compiling them.

Q – Does the Bootstrap jailbreak support iOS 17.2 to iOS 17.3 beta versions?
A – No, iOS 17 to iOS 15 Only.

Q – Is Bootstrap safe for your iPhone?
A – No. Traditional jailbreaks are safer than Bootstrap jailbreaks because they might not give you as much protection and safety.

Q – What are the risks of using a Bootstrap jailbreak?
A – Messing with your device can cause bootlooping, so use it carefully. Bootstrap jailbreaks might lack protections, like Safe Mode, found in regular ones.

Q – Is the Bootstrap repo public now?
A – Yes.

Q – Is Bootstrap public ipa released?
A – The developers say that the public IPA release won’t happen until the UI is completely merged and fixed.

Q – How to undo changes made by bootstrap?
A – These are the easy steps for undo changes

Step 1. Uninstall the Bootstrap app or restore your device to its original state.
Step 2. Uninstall all the tweaks that were installed during the jailbreak.
Step 3. If you uninstalled the jailbreak app, reinstall the Mobile Substrate and – Preference Loader.
Step 4. Open a terminal session or command prompt. Execute the command “uicache” to clear the cache.