You can run the GUI version of checkra1n on non Debian-based distributions.
The official cross-distribution build of checkra1n only contains a CLI and TUI.
However, the version available in the
checkra1n APT repository also contains a GTK-based
GUI which can be accessed using the
--gui flag, or the included
First, download the Debian package available at
https://assets.checkra.in/debian/checkra1n_VERSION_amd64.deb (as of writing,
VERSION is currently
0.12.2). Then, extract the
checkra1n executable from
the package, and install the correct shared libraries. Here are the most
important ones, and their corresponding package names on Arch Linux:
- libimobiledevice-1.0.so.6 (
- libirecovery-1.0.so.3 (
- libtvcontrol.so (
- libplist-2.0.so.3 (
- libncurses.so.5 (
I found these by running the binary and then finding and installing the package that contained the shared object I was missing.
I also made an AUR package named
which does all this automatically.
As I expected, there is nothing preventing the checkra1n GUI from working on non Debian-based distributions (as far as I can tell).