The uncover team is currently privately beta testing the iOS 12 jailbreak among developers. Once the private beta testing is complete the team lead by hacker pwn20wnd will release the public beta of the jailbreak, after which the final version of the tool will be made available.
Meanwhile iOS developer Samg_is_a_Ninja, who is one of the private beta testers for uncover has posted a teaser video that shows iOS 12 jailbreak tool in action. While seeing an iOS 12 jailbreak tool in action is exciting in itself, what makes this particular video even more fun to watch is that the user activated the jailbreak using a Siri Shortcut.
Using the simple voice command “Hey Siri, Install Cydia”, the user was able to initiate the jailbreak process, after which uncover tool launched and jailbroke the device. As can be seen in the attached video the process itself takes a minute or so to complete. After the process is complete we can see that not only does the Cydia icon appears on the screen but the Cydia store can also be seen running.
“Hey Siri, Install Cydia”:https://t.co/a9jyEE8COJ
— Pwn20wnd is preparing unc0ver for iOS 12 (@Pwn20wnd) February 18, 2019
While we can see uncover jailbreak for iOS 12 running smoothly on Samg_is_a_Ninja’s iPhone, the final release date for the tool is still unknown. Once the bugs have been fixed, the developers behind the tool will be releasing it as a public beta.