The last Unc0ver jailbreak tool was released last month for iPhones and iPads that run iOS 12, 12.1.1 beta 3, and iOS 12.1.2, and iPhone/iPad users were able to enjoy the jailbreak on their phones. Now thanks to the dev team at Unc0ver, more iPhones can get the jailbreak.
Unc0ver Jailbreak for iPhone XS, XS Max, iPhone XR, and iPad Pros (2018)
The jailbreak tool only worked for devices that had A8X up to A11 processors. This means that the iPhone XS, XS Max, iPhone XR, and the 2018 iPad Pros couldn’t use the Unc0ver tool, until now.
The latest update from Developer @pwn20wnd on Twitter tells us about the Unc0ver v3.0.0 public beta 44 which has ‘partial’ support for the A12 and A12X devices. This means all the iPhone XS, XS Max, and XR, as well as all the iPad Pro models powered by A12, will be supported by the tool very soon.
The public beta comes with more than partial support for these devices. It also comes with a beta 45 for public testing, adding a fix for the voucher_swap exploit. The new beta version of Unc0ver jailbreak tool can be found on GitHub. Bear in mind that this is a beta version so it can have bugs and you may experience some issues. The tool is mainly released for developers or for those that want to risk jailbreaking their devices.
Developers might want access to this tool to create or optimize jailbreak tweaks for iOS 12. They will have access to the root filesystem on A12 and A12X devices with the Unc0ver v3.0.0 public beta 44.
Partial Support – What Does It Mean?
If you were wondering what ‘partial support’ means, then you must know that the tool works on the iPhone XS, XS Max, iPhone XR or the iPad Pros, you can install it, but you can’t tweak the devices because it doesn’t support Cydia. You won’t be able to install jailbreak tweaks from Cydia, and Saurik hasn’t yet stated if or when they will add Cydia support for the latest devices.
Public users will only benefit from the version after it gets support from Cydia. Hopefully, we’ll learn more about this in the coming days.
Nicole Hicks a graduate of UFT. She’s based in Toronto but travels much of the year. Nicole has written for NPR, Motherboard, MSN Money, and the Huffington Post. Nicole is a financial reporter, focusing on technology, national security, and policing.