Apple unveiled iOS 13, the next major iOS software update for iPhone at the WWDC 2019 in June. It comes packed with tons of new features such as Dark mode, new Reminders app, improved Maps app with the cool Look Around feature, new Photos and Video editor and improvements such as faster app launch times, faster Face ID etc.
But despite all the new iOS 13 features and improvements, there are still many reasons to jailbreak iOS 13 such as to install iFile, which gives access to the file system, tweaks like Message Customizer that lets you customize each aspect of the Messages app, ability to lock apps and folders using Touch ID and lots more.
iOS 13 Jailbreak Update
Apple has released iOS 13 – iOS 13.2.2 which includes hundreds of new features and improvements.
On November 10, 2019, checkra1n jailbreak for iOS 13 was released which is based on the checkm8 exploit. It supports iOS 12.3 – iOS 13.2.2. It is a semi-tethered jailbreak which means that it requires you to have access to a PC to start the jailbreak process.
The tool supports all iPhones and iPads up until the iPhone X. However, the current beta (v0.9) lacks support for the iPad Air 2, 5th gen. iPad, and the 1st gen iPad Pro. Compatibility with the iPhone 5s, iPhone mini 2, iPad mini 3, and iPad Air is also in experimental stages. It also means it does not support iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max.
As we reported on October 28, the team working on checkra1n iOS 13 jailbreak have teased Cydia and Zebra Package manager on jailbroken iOS devices, which suggests that the iOS 13 jailbreak might be just round the corner.
As we reported on October 20, Luca Todesco, a renowned jailbreak developer, has teaseed a tool called checkra1n to jailbreak iOS 13 – iOS 13.1.3. The official @checkra1n Twitter handle has published a photo showing two iPod Touches with the Checkra1n app installed. We hope that it will be released soon.
On September 27, 2019, we reported that a bootrom exploit has been discovered which could lead to a permanent jailbreak. The bootrom exploit works on all devices up until the iPhone X irrespective of whether they run iOS 12 or iOS 13 and makes them jailbreakable for life.
Luca Todesco, a renowned developer in the jailbreaking scenes and developer of the Yalu Jailbreak took to Twitter to tease a tfp0 exploit for iOS 13 beta 2. A tfp0 exploit is a kernel task port which forms the base of an iOS jailbreak as it allows developers to write to the kernel memory.
Developer @iBSparkes has teased Cydia running on a jailbroken build of iOS 13 beta 1 on his iPhone 8.
As always, we will keep you posted as soon as have any further updates about iOS 13 jailbreak.
Check out the latest iOS 13 Jailbreak news below.
This post was updated on November 12, 2019.