Epic Games launched Fortnite a few days back for iOS 11. However, jailbreak users can’t play it due to the game’s built-in cheat detection. Here’s how you can bypass this restriction and play the game without any hassle.
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How does Fortnite detect jailbreak?
Just like other App Store apps, Fortnite, too, comes with its own jailbreak detection system.
As you know, multiplayer games try to keep hackers and cheaters on a short leash. Developers go to great lengths to ban such players in order to ensure a level playing field for all players.
Jailbreak tweaks such as iGameGuardian and others allow users to hack almost any game they can get their hands on.
Therefore, Epic Games have implemented a DRM to prevent jailbroken players from running the game.
Fortnite’s latest version detects during launch time the following files on your Apple device –
Once these files are detected, the game fails to run. Now that we know how its jailbreak detection works, we can easily bypass it by removing the aforementioned files.
- Warning – DO NOT try this method if you are a beginner or unfamiliar with how file managers work. Also, don’t respring without restoring the bin files.
- iPhone or iPad
- iOS 11 firmware
- Filza file manager
- Electra jailbreak
Bypassing Fortnite’s jailbreak detection system on iPhone/iPad
Step 1 Open Filza and navigate to the root (/) folder.
Step 2 Rename the bin folder to something else, for example, “binn”.
This method has been confirmed to work on iOS 10-10.3.3 firmware. You can also safely try it on iOS 11. If it doesn’t work for you, try the following method.
Step 1 Open Filza file manager. If you don’t have it installed on your device, you can grab it from this tigisoftware.com/cydia/ repo.
Step 2 Go to the root (/) directory of your device.
Step 3 Long press the bin folder and tap Copy.
Step 4 Since this is an important file, having a backup copy ready at all times is imperative. Paste this file to any location, for example, /var on your device’s filesystem as a backup.
Step 5 Go to the original bin folder and tap Edit and then select all files present in this location by tapping the circle icon at the top-right corner.
Step 6 Scroll down and deselect df and ps files. You must not remove these files.
Step 7 Delete all files except these two by tapping Trash. Remember, deleting all files from this folder will render Electra and Cydia useless unless you put them back (which we will be dealing with later).
Step 8 You can now launch Fortnite and play it while keeping your jailbreak.
Step 9 (Optional) Once you want to install Cydia tweaks or applications, you must restore the bin files from the backup location. To do that, go to your backup location and select all the necessary files and copy them to bin. If you didn’t back that folder up, download it from this link.
Just ensure these files are not in that folder when you play Fortnite.
You can also take a look at this video tutorial by Jack Boykin below.
Bypass Fortnite jailbreak detection. pic.twitter.com/DnYAV9RRe5
— ~Jack~ (@jb_boykin) March 20, 2018
Method 3 (working)
Step 1 Open Cydia and go to Sources > Edit > Add.
Step 2 Type in the address of Akusio’s source – http://akusio.github.io.
Step 3 Download the “fortnite bypass” package from this repo. Before you install it, ensure you are running version 5.0.0 of the Fortnite app on your iPhone.
You should now be able to play Fortnite without any jailbreak or hack detection prompts bugging you. This is the only bypass that is working as of right now but that could change in the future.
Did it work for you?
This method works on all devices on iOS 11 because Fortnite can no longer detect those files.
If this method doesn’t work for you, I suggest waiting for a tweak-based patch.
Coolstar and LaughingQuoll are working on one and they have also got it working on an iPad.
Although there’s no official release date yet, this patch should hopefully be released very soon.
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ios 13.3.1 iphone x.
the bypass tweak does NOT work.
deleting all the files but the df and ps files does NOT work either.
Some of these methods work in 2019 I’m on iOS 11.4.1, I just know that the byepass tweak does not work.
As of now, no bypass is working for this game.
Did anyone try the Liberty Lite tweak ?
It’s working but not for Fortnite.
I renamed the bin file. What happens if I repring, reboot, etc.
Rename it back after playing. Don’t respring/reboot with the name changed.
Why? What would happen
Some users have reported it messed up their jailbreak.
Please add to not respring without replacing the bin because I did and was able to rejailbreak but I none of my tweaks are working and I cant edit the bin folder anymore I just get an error saying I don’t have permission to access bin. Please tell me there is a fix to this I hate the look of stock IOS
Did you try using FilzaElectracuted?
I’m on IOS 10 so no and I tried to install FilzaEscaped with tweakbox but it just crashes ever time I try to open it and iFile does the same thing
Escaped works only on iOS 11 so you need something that works on iOS 10. I suggest waiting for the official build of this game.
I’m not even trying to play the game anymore my jailbreak is what i’m trying to fix
i have uploaded the bin folder but I am not sure if it will work for you since you are not on iOS 11.
I still have my copy of the bin in the var folder but I can’t replace or put anything in the bin folder it because it says I don’t have permission to access “bin”
The electracuted version will fix that issue.
Need a patch or trick to make this game working on unsupported devices, Like Ipad Air and Iphone 6 or 5s.
I will write a tutorial for that soon.
I just lost the bin file what should i do to bring it back
Did you not back it up?
Anyone way to bypass the 2 gig ram on iOS on iPhone 6
No, but there’s a bypass coming up for that.
any updates on the bypass?
No updates so far.
When i hit play i get an error saying “failed to connect to the matchmaking service”.Any idea?
Unfortunately, Epic Games is using a server-side detection as well.
i did this and put it in var but it just stays on the loading screen and doesnt load
Does it work on jailbroken iPod Touch 6th