It was only a few days ago that hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd dropped the 29th beta of the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release with full-fledged Cydia and Cydia Substrate support for A8X-A11 devices running iOS 12.0-12.1.2. But the release left many devices, especially of the A7-A8 and A12 varieties, unsupported until further notice.
Fortunately, A7-A8 device users can now rest assured that Pwn20wnd is working to support these handsets. The hacker appears to have changed his Twitter name over the weekend to “Pwn20wnd is preparing 4K support for unc0ver,” an indication that several unsupported handsets are about to become supported:
I need someone with the Reload System Daemons issue to test an upcoming build of unc0ver for iOS 12.
— Pwn20wnd is preparing 4K support for unc0ver (@Pwn20wnd) February 25, 2019
At this point in time, there’s no ETA for when full-fledged 4K device support might come, given how quickly Pwn20wnd managed to build the iOS 12 jailbreak after all the puzzle pieces became available, we can only speculate that it could be a few more days.
Evidently, A12 devices like the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max still aren’t supported, and the name change doesn’t make any mention of these devices. Pwn20wnd said A12 device support would come eventually, but from what we can gather from the current circumstances, 4K support is the primary focus at this time and A12 support could follow shortly after.
On a side note, the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release is still very much a beta, and while it might be tempting to jailbreak your iOS 12 devices right this second, we’d strongly advise waiting for the official public release to prevent any possible bugs from manifesting as you enjoy your jailbreak.
It’s worth noting that the latest public release of the unc0ver jailbreak tool is v2.2.6 with support for iOS 11.0-11.4 beta 4 – the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release is the only iteration that supports iOS 11.4-11.4.1. Both versions of the unc0ver jailbreak tool can be had from Pwn20wnd’s official GitHub repository.
If you’re not already on a jailbreakable version of iOS 12, then be advised that iOS 12.1.1 beta 3 is still being signed, which means you can still downgrade to it via iTunes. You can use IPSW.me to check the signing status of any firmware version before attempting a downgrade via iTunes.
Do you have any 4K devices waiting to be jailbroken on iOS 12? Share in the comments section below!