Wednesday evening the unc0ver Team teased the imminent release of unc0ver v5.0.0, that will support jailbreaking every signed iOS version on any iPhone or iPad using a 0-day kernel vulnerability. This means that the upcoming release of Unc0ver will also be able to jailbreak the recently released iOS 13.5.
The particularly exciting announcement was shared via by the unc0ver Team on Twitter at approximately 8:08 P.M. Eastern time, and was quickly Retweeted by unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd:
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
What this means is that if you had been running an older version of iOS 13 on your iPhone or iPad in hopes of a jailbreak, you can now install the iOS 13.5 update on it and then wait for the Unc0ver 5.0 update. Unlike the checkm8-based iOS 13 jailbreak like Checkra1n is that only worked on iPhone X and older devices, the upcoming version of Unc0ver jailbreak will work with all iPhones and iPads.
Since iOS 13.5 is currently the newest available firmware from Apple, it may come as no surprise to anyone that the unc0ver Team has recommended updating your device(s) to iOS 13.5 so that you can enjoy a jailbreak on the latest firmware, complete with all the latest bug fixes and new features. The best way to go about this is with a full DFU restore to the latest version of iOS, as this helps ensure that you get a corruption-free update.
It’s also worth reiterating that this upcoming unc0ver update should work on all devices that run iOS 13.5, including Apple’s latest iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max variants. Older handsets ranging from the iPhone 5s to the iPhone X can still be jailbroken on iOS 13.5 via checkra1n, however, since the checkm8 bootrom exploit that powers it can’t be patched with a mere software update.
The unc0ver Team has already updated the official unc0ver.dev web page with a progress bar denoting what’s happening behind the scenes, and at the time of this writing, it’s hovering at approximately 90% completion with the tool currently undergoing final internal stability tests. There’s no telling when the update could drop, but the release certainly seems imminent given the circumstances and percentage shown.
Will you be upgrading to iOS 13.5 right now, or will you wait until unc0ver v5.0.0 officially drops? Share in the comments section below.