unc0ver Team is currently testing a new jailbreak tool for all devices running iOS 13.5 firmware. Hit the jump to know more about this jailbreak and how you can prepare your device beforehand.
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unc0ver v5.0.0 will add support for iOS 13.5
The fifth iteration of unc0ver jailbreak will add support for all devices capable of running iOS 13.5.
The announcement pertaining to the release came from the official Twitter handle of the unc0ver Team just a few hours ago.
Owing to the nature of the tweet, some users insinuated that pwn20wnd’s Twitter accounts were hacked. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. pwn20wnd and his team have clarified that this project is totally legitimate and sponsored by Phone Rebel.
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://t.co/l4SDOTDUla very soon. Update your devices to 13.5 and follow our progress on https://t.co/cNIUANaJr2.
— unc0ver Team (@unc0verTeam) May 21, 2020
This jailbreak was achieved with the help of a zero-day kernel vulnerability discovered by ace hacker pwn20wnd.
For the uninitiated, a zero-day vulnerability is a vulnerability that has never been disclosed publicly, meaning it has been public for “zero” days. Such vulnerabilities can easily fetch bounties over a million dollars in the black market if the hacker is able to find the right buyer.
unc0ver v5.0.0 is fully compatible with the latest device lineup from Apple – iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Additionally, users with older models such as iPhone XS (Max) or XR will also be able to use this tool to jailbreak their devices.
iPhone X and older devices are also compatible. However, these devices can already be jailbroken with checkra1n jailbreak without worrying about firmware upgrades.
Since case brand PhoneRebel sponsors this tool, here’s how its user interface will look like.
How to prepare your device for iOS 13.5 jailbreak
1. Upgrade your device
If you wish to jailbreak your device, upgrade it to iOS 13.5 firmware as soon as possible.
Although Apple has just released iOS 13.5 and its signing window should remain open for a while, upgrading now will make sure your device is ready when the jailbreak drops.
2. Backup your data
Connect your device to iTunes and perform a full backup of your data. Although modern jailbreak tools rarely cause issues, it’s always good when you can sleep well at night knowing your data is safe and secure.
Just to reiterate, backups are not necessary but always recommended.
3. Follow us on Twitter
If you haven’t followed us on Twitter yet, go here and press that follow button.
While you could just follow the developers and call it a day, our Twitter handle also shares tips and tutorials that will make your jailbreak experience worthwhile.
ETA WEN unc0ver iOS 13.5?
As of this writing, the progress bar has already reached 90%! The unc0ver Developer Team is performing final stability testing to ensure the bugs are ironed out before the release.
Although there’s no official word regarding the release date, we expect it to be released within two to three days.
Testing at this stage involves running the jailbreak on a multitude of devices running having different operating system versions as well as processors. And once it’s over, it’s release time!
If you are still on a lower firmware version, now is the time to upgrade! As always, don’t forget to leave your comments below.