Unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release receives async_wake and firmware bug fixes

It wasn’t too long ago that hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd released unc0ver v2.2.6 to the masses and dropped subsequent revisions to the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release for public testing, but Pwn20wnd is known for being quite the active developer and he appears to have revised the pre-release again since our last coverage with additional micro-updates.

According to the changelog published at Pwn20wnd’s official GitHub repository, betas 18 and 19 of the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release comprise of the ensuing changes:

02/06/2019 – v3.0.0~b18 was released for public testing with the following changes:

– Fix a theoretical bug in async_wake

– Fix a typo

– Fix a bug in device / firmware checker

02/06/2019 – v3.0.0~b19 was released for public testing with the following changes:

– Fix a logic bug in device / firmware checker

As it would seem, the latest revisions deal largely with preventing a ‘theoretical’ bug that could impact the performance of async_wake and known bugs impacting the device and firmware-checking features of the unc0ver app. Upon straightening those issues out, the tool should now function as designed.

At the time of this writing, the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release is still in its beta stages and should only be deployed by experienced jailbreakers or developers who understand the fundamentals of jailbreak-centric troubleshooting.

The unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release is the only version of this jailbreak tool that supports iOS 11.4-11.4.1, but only on certain devices (A9/A9X/A10/A10X/A11). It will install Cydia and supports Cydia Substrate on these firmware versions.

The unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release also sports partial support for iOS 12.0-12.1.2 on certain devices (a limitation of the exploit used), but Cydia and Cydia Substrate are not yet fully compatible, and so they will not be installed; SSH will be used instead. Those seeking a full-featured iOS 12 jailbreak are advised to continue waiting.

The latest version of the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release is available to download from Pwn20wnd’s GitHub repository. Nevertheless, we advise that you refrain from using it until it’s officially out of its beta stages; unc0ver v2.2.6, on the other hand, isn’t a beta and should be considered safe for production.

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