Having last year created the first breakthrough jailbreak for up-to-date iOS devices in ages, the unc0ver team announced Wednesday that its new unc0ver 5 tool is on the way — and will work with every signed version of iOS.
That includes iOS 11.0 through the new iOS 13.5 which only arrived earlier the same day.
Jailbreaking was very popular in the early days of the iPhone. However, it has been largely MIA for years now — with even the creator of the first jailbreak app store admitting there aren’t that many reasons to jailbreak anymore. As Apple software has advanced, It’s also gotten a lot harder to jailbreak up-to-date iPhones.
Things changed last year when developer and hacker Pwn20wnd discovered a kernel vulnerability. This made it possible to jailbreak new devices. Jailbreaking allows users to customize various aspects of their iPhone and iPad software beyond what would normally be possible. Apple subsequently patched the vulnerability, although clearly a new exploit has been discovered to allow it again.
Unc0ver hasn’t revealed when its new jailbreak tool will be released to everyone. Currently it is being tested by a small number of users. In a tweet sent Wednesday, it noted that:
“We are going to release #unc0ver 5.0.0 with support for every signed iOS version on every device using a 0day kernel vulnerability from @Pwn20wnd in sponsorship with https://phonerebel.com very soon. Update your devices to 13.5 and follow our progress on https://unc0ver.dev.”
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