The recent iOS update from Apple reached version 12.2, and the next one should be released around September. While some users just go with the official iOS version, others want to jailbreak their devices to get access to more features, but also making them more vulnerable to threats. With this latest update from Apple, hackers are having a hard time jailbreaking the update.
The Last Jailbreakable iOS Version for A12-A12X Devices
The jailbreaking community had received some bad news over the course of the past two weeks when Pwn20wnd, the unc0ver developer announced that the iOS 12.0-12.1.2 jailbreak versions of the A12-A12X devices might be the last ones available.
Apple updated the iPhones and iPads to iOS 12.2 and Pwn20wnd, who is behind the iOS 11 and iOS 12 jailbreak and the most reliable person in the jailbreak history, said that he has no hope for future jailbreak versions for the A12-A12X devices (also known as arm64e devices):
iOS 12.0-12.1.2 may be the last jailbreakable iOS versions for arm64e devices (A12-A12X) for a very long time…
— Pwn20wnd is unrestricting userspace on arm64e (@Pwn20wnd) March 26, 2019
Today, he added that users must stay on the current firmware and block all OTA updates and wait for the A12-A12X support. He also retweeted the previous message in which he announced that unc0ver was updated for (arm64e) support and they are waiting for Cydia Substrate update:
The wait for A12-A12X (arm64e) support will pay off. Stay on your current firmware, block OTA updates and wait for it. Don’t update from your current firmware.https://t.co/PyUWcjd41A
— Pwn20wnd is unrestricting userspace on arm64e (@Pwn20wnd) April 8, 2019
The unc0ver team keeps updating the iOS 12.0-12.1.2 jailbreak version to fix bugs and stability issued and at the moment, they’re working on the v3.0.0 which was recently in beta and has now been released for public testing.
iOS Jailbreak vs. The Official iOS
Will the next iOS updates allow jailbreak developers to hack the phones since Apple is working harder and harder on making the phones more secure? We can only see what the unc0ver team has to announce.
If you plan on jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad, you should know that there are many risks: you may expose the phone to viruses or threats, and the warranty from the manufacturer is terminated after you Jailbreak the device.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.