The jailbreak community had been desperately waiting for a fully functional iOS 12 jailbreak for months. So, when the @Pwn20wnd team released the Unc0ver tool to liberate iPhones and iPads, it received an overwhelming response. The Unc0ver tool supports devices running iOS 12, 12.1.1 beta 3, and iOS 12.1.2. If you want to jailbreak your device, you first need to ensure that you have a compatible device and it’s running a supported iOS firmware.
The Unc0ver jailbreak is compatible with iOS 12.0 – iOS 12.1.2. If you have upgraded to a newer firmware, you have to downgrade to iOS 12.1.1 beta 3, which Apple is still signing at the time of this writing. Also, the jailbreak supports devices running A8X through A11 chipsets. It narrows down the list of compatible devices to iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, iPhone 7, 7 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 8, 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, and 6th-gen iPad.
The iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone XS, XS Max, iPhone XR, and 2018 iPad Pros aren’t compatible with Unc0ver. Fortunately, developers behind the tool have promised to bring support for more devices in the coming weeks.
Jailbreak your device using Unc0ver without a computer
Now let’s check out how to jailbreak your iOS 12 device using Unc0ver tool without having to connect it to your computer:
Step-1: Take a full backup of your iPhone or iPad, which is the most important part. If something goes wrong, you won’t lose your data that way.
Step-2: Fire up the Safari browser on your phone and head over to next.tweakboxapp.com
Step-3: Tap Apps at the top of the screen and then tap Tweakbox Apps
Step-4: Scroll down and you’ll see the Unc0ver jailbreak near the bottom of the page
Step-5: Tap on the Unc0ver jailbreak and then tap the Install button
Step-6: When it’s downloaded, head over to Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management > Lebo International Investment Development. You have to Trust the developer and then Trust again on the popup confirmation box
Step-7: Now go back to the home screen and tap the newly installed Unc0ver app and then tap Jailbreak. You may have to try it more than once. If the device restarts and you don’t see Cydia on the home screen, you have to rerun the jailbreak
Step-8: Cydia will appear on the home screen when the jailbreak is complete. That’s it. Now launch the Cydia app and install the tweaks of your choice.
It’s worth pointing out that Unc0ver is a semi-untethered jailbreak, meaning your iPhone or iPad will go back to non-jailbroken mode every time you reboot it. You can easily put it into jailbreak mode by running the Unc0ver app and re-jailbreaking. If you are OK with that, go ahead and install the iOS 12 jailbreak.
Many other developers have also been working on iOS 12 jailbreak tools. It’s only a matter of time before we see more tools to liberate iOS 12 devices.
Apple has been discouraging users from jailbreaking their devices for years. The tech giant has borrowed many jailbreak features over the years, giving users fewer reasons to jailbreak their iPhones and iPads. Apple has warned that jailbreaking removes the built-in security layers in the iOS software, exposing your device to hacking and malware attempts. It could also cause the native and third-party apps to behave abnormally or crash.