Pwn20wnd recently updated unc0ver, updating the jailbreak tool to version 3.3.7. The developer announced unc0ver v3.3.7 via a tweet, saying the updated version improves the Sock Port exploit on 4K devices.
In addition to the Sock Port exploit improvement, this new update brings several more improvements and fixes. Initially the team released version 3.3.1 and soon updated it to version 3.3.2. Since then, the team has been making incremental updates through version 3.3.7 to fix issues related to kernel offsets in iOS 11 and add support for 4K devices.
Unc0ver v3.3.7 primarily focuses on improving performance. For example, with the previous version of the jailbreaking tool on an iPhone running on iOS 12.1.2, users would normally have to wait six seconds for some operations. With the new version, the wait time is reduced to just a couple of seconds.
This new version will be welcomed by users who have experienced reliability issues previously. Use Cydia Impactor to download and update to the latest version. It is recommended that you re-jailbreak your device to enjoy the fixes and improvements in unc0ver v3.3.7.
If you are trying to jailbreak an A7-A8 device on iOS 11.0-12.1.4 using unc0ver’s new Sock Port exploit, then it is recommended that you run this updated tool to enjoy the full benefits that come with this update. Since it is not a beta, it is safe for the general public to install. To download the latest version, visit this link.
Exciting news arrived last week for users waiting for an iOS 13 jailbreak. In a tweet, Pwn20wnd confirmed that Cydia works fine on a pre-jailbroken iPhone on iOS 13.
“If anyone’s wondering, I can confirm that Cydia works fully fine without any changes on iOS 13.0 :-). (Tested on a pre-jailbroken installation with @CorelliumHQ,” the tweet read.
This sh0uld not come as a surprise because several developers have previously claimed that it is possible to jailbreak iOS 13. Pwn20wnd reported that Substrate also worked on iOS 13, but it needed modifications.
Cydia is arguably the most popular tool in the jailbreaking community. One major reason for its popularity is the absence of rivals and wide developer support. However, the Chimera jailbreak and Sileo package manager are gaining acceptance in the jailbreak community.
Things could get worse for Cydia. A few months ago, Cydia developer Saurik expressed frustration over maintaining and updating the tool for every new iOS release. This could benefit Sileo, which offers a modern user interface and actively updates software.
Saurik expressed frustration because of the delay in updating Cydia Substrate with A12(X) Bionic support. The @pwn20wnd team completed the work on jailbreak iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 on A12-A12X Bionic devices (the iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and 2018 iPad Pro). However, Saurik was still working on updating Cydia Substrate.
Anxious users bombarded Saurik with messages on Twitter and other online forums, asking him when the jailbreak would be released. Saurik’s reply to these messages clearly indicates his frustration with how the jailbreak community has been harassing him over the A12 Bionic jailbreak release. The developer got so frustrated that he even went on to say that he now regrets wasting his life on Cydia.
“I have had a ‘day job’ since mid-2017. People seem to still be operating under some expectation that my life revolves around jailbreaking: it doesn’t, and I frankly regret that it ever did; if I could give ‘past Jay’ advice, it would be ‘don’t waste your life on Cydia,'” Saurik said in a tweet in April.
The Electra team released Chimera 1.2.4 last week, which supports A7-A8 devices running iOS 12.1.3 – iOS 12.2. This means Chimera can be used to jailbreak the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and more devices. In addition to iOS 12.2, Chimera 1.2.4 also supports iOS 12.3, but only selected beta builds.
Thus, there is a slim chance you will be able to jailbreak an iPhone/iPad running on iOS 12.3 because only selected iOS 12.3 beta builds are compatible. Beta 6 is one of the supported builds. You can try the iOS 12.3 jailbreak if you wish, but it is not advisable. Beta releases are already risky, but the risk doubles if you try to jailbreak at the same time. If you still want to give it a try, you can go to chimera.sh to download the latest version of the Chimera IPA.