Just last month, we talked about an ambitious project called RootHide that strives to hide your rootless jailbreaks from apps that want nothing more than to know that you’re jailbroken. In other words, it’s a jailbreak bypass that lets you use those annoying apps that refuse to work when you’re in a jailbroken state.
At the time RootHide was in its beta stages, but as of Thursday, the RootHide project became publicly available to everyone to use. The project’s official announcement came by way of a post shared to X this afternoon.
From what we can gather, RootHide comes in the form of a .tipa file that you can download from the GitHub page and then sideload or perma-sign with TrollStore. Once installed, you will find a modified Dopamine jailbreak app on your Home Screen with the words “Root Hide” in the app icon:
If you’re already jailbroken with Dopamine, then you will need to reboot into a non-jailbroken state and re-jailbreak with the new RootHide-based Dopamine jailbreak app. Once done, you will find a dedicated RootHide app on your Home Screen that you can effortlessly launch to blacklist any app(s) that you don’t want detecting your jailbreak:
RootHide even includes an integrated feature called varClean, which removes junk files that accumulate from the use of jailbreak tweaks and other jailbreaks as you use your device.
It’s worth noting that jailbreak tweaks can be made to be RootHide-compatible. While some are already, some are not, and developers can update their tweaks to be compatible. An upcoming project called RootHidePatcher will help make some rootless-compatible jailbreak tweaks compatible with RootHide to hopefully further obscure your jailbreak from nosy apps.
RootHide is a powerful means of jailbreak detection that’s certain to help a lot of people to continue using their most-needed apps on their jailbroken device while in a jailbroken state. If you’re interested in learning more about it, then we would strongly recommend visiting the project’s GitHub page, following the team on X, and joining the project’s Discord server so that you’re always in the loop about the latest updates.
Of course, your friends at iDB will also keep you updated as major updates arise.
Are you going to be taking advantage of the new RootHide jailbreak detection bypass for rootless jailbreaks? Let us know why or why not in the comments section down below.