Unc0ver Jailbreak iOS 12 – iOS 11: How To, Download, and News

Unc0ver Jailbreak iOS 12 - iOS 11

Unc0ver jailbreak is the first public iOS 12 jailbreak. Released almost six months after the first public jailbreak for iOS 12.

The Unc0ver jailbreak has been developed by the @pwn20wnd team. It supports almost all iPhones and iPads in the market running iOS 12 – iOS 12.2, and A7-A11 devices on iOS 12.4 – iOS 12.3. Below is everything you need to know about it.

Unc0ver is a semi-tethered jailbreak, which is similar to an untethered jailbreak, it gives the ability to reboot your iOS device on its own. On each boot, the iOS device startup sequence is unmodified and it boots into its original, non-jailbroken state. However, instead of needing to use a tool from a computer to re-jailbreak the iOS device again, like a tethered or semi-tethered cases, the user can re-jailbreak their device with the help of an app running on the iOS device such as the Electra app in case of Electra jailbreak.

iOS 12 Exploits and Unc0ver Jailbreak

In the months following iOS 12 release, we saw many Chinese developers show off iOS 12 exploits that could be used for a jailbreak. However, none of them released the exploit to the public. Then in January this year, we saw a number of iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 exploits being posted by Project Zero team members including Ian Bar and other Chinese security researchers.

The @pwn20wnd team took one such exploit and worked on it to create the first public iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 jailbreak. Saurik also worked behind the scenes to add Cydia support for iOS 12 and Unc0ver jailbreak.

The first stable release of Unc0ver jailbreak for iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 was released after almost two months of exhaustive beta testing from the @pwn20wnd team.

iOS Versions Supported by Unc0ver Jailbreak 

Unc0ver jailbreak supports iOS 11 all the way up to iOS 12.4.

On August 26, 2019, Apple released iOS 12.4.1 to fix the vulnerability that was used to jailbreak iOS 12.4, so you can’t jailbreak iOS 12.4.1 using Unc0ver jailbreak currently.

List of iOS Devices Supported by Unc0ver Jailbreak

The initial release of Unc0ver jailbreak lacked support for some older (4K) iPhones, but with a recent release, the team got around to adding support for them. Right now, Unc0ver jailbreak is compatible with the following devices on iOS 12 – iOS 12.2:

  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPad Pro (2018)
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone SE
  • iPhone 5s

On August 18, 2019, the jailbreak team released an update to add support for iOS 12.4, however, it currently supports only iPhones and iPads powered by A7-A11 chips. It means that it does not support iOS devices powered by A12 chip such as iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, and the 2018 iPad Pro.

Download Unc0ver Jailbreak

You can download the latest version of Unc0ver jailbreak from Github hosted by pwn20wnd.

Before you try to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad using Unc0ver, it is extremely important that you ensure no iOS 12 OTA file has been downloaded and saved on your device. Make sure to delete it from Settings -> Storage and only then proceed to jailbreak your iPhone/iPad. If an OTA file is present, your device will end up in a respring or reboot loop.

How to Use Unc0ver Jailbreak 

If you need help you can follow our tutorial to learn how to easily jailbreak iOS 12 – iOS 12.4 using Unc0ver with step-by-step instructions.

iOS 12 Jailbreak Compatible Cydia Tweaks

Post the release of Unc0ver jailbreak, developers rushed to update their jailbreak tweaks for iOS 12 – iOS 12.4. As of now, there are plenty of popular jailbreak tweaks that have been updated to work with Unc0ver jailbreak.

A list of some popular iOS 12 – iOS 12.4 jailbreak compatible Cydia tweaks can be found here and the list of the best Cydia sources and repos for iOS 12 – iOS 12.4 jailbreak here.

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iOS 13.3 Uncover Jailbreak Gets Its Biggest Stability and Feature Update Yet

iOS 13.3 Uncover Jailbreak Gets Its Biggest Stability and Feature Update Yet

The Unc0ver team is out with a major update for their jailbreaking tool with a number of changes and improvements. If you have jailbroken your iPhone using Unc0ver, it is strongly recommended that you update to this build.

iOS 13.3 Unc0ver Jailbreak 4.2.1 Update Fixes Battery Drain Issues

iOS 13.3 Unc0ver Jailbreak 4.2.1 Update Fixes Battery Drain Issues

The Unc0ver team is out with another update for their jailbreaking tool with some bug fixes. This release comes hot on the heels of the team updating their tool to add jailbreak support for older iPhones starting from the iPhone 6s to the iPhone X.

iOS 13.3 Unc0ver Jailbreak 4.2 Released with iPhone 6S – iPhone X Support

iOS 13.3 Unc0ver Jailbreak 4.2 Released with iPhone 6S – iPhone X Support

A new update is out for the Unc0ver jailbreak tool which adds support for jailbreaking A9-A11 devices running iOS 13 – iOS 13.3. The update also fixes issues with the system services like not getting iMessage notification which popped up in the last release.

iOS 13.3 Unc0ver Jailbreak 4.1 Update Released with New Exploit, Improves Reliability to 99%

iOS 13.3 Unc0ver Jailbreak 4.1 Update Released with New Exploit, Improves Reliability to 99%

The team behind Unc0ver jailbreak is out with a massive new update to their tool that greatly improves its jailbreaking reliability for iOS 13 – iOS 13.3.

iOS 13.3 Unc0ver Jailbreak 4.0.3 Update Fixes App Store Issues for Good

iOS 13.3 Unc0ver Jailbreak 4.0.3 Update Fixes App Store Issues for Good

The Unc0ver team is out with another update for their tool that fixes some major bugs. With the release of Unc0ver 4.0.3, the team finally promises to fix all the App Store related issues on A12/A13 Bionic devices for good.

How To Fix iOS 13 – iOS 13.3 Unc0ver Jailbreak Issues

How To Fix iOS 13 – iOS 13.3 Unc0ver Jailbreak Issues

Over the weekend, the Unc0ver team updated its tool to support jailbreaking iPhone 11/Pro, iPhone XS/XR running iOS 13 – iOS 13.3. However, since the tool has just been released to the public, it is far from perfect and has a number of issues. If you have been trying to jailbreak your iPhone using Unc0ver but running into issues or problems, check out some possible solutions for them.

iOS 13.3 Unc0ver Jailbreak Updated with Fix for App Store Downloads and Push Notifications

iOS 13.3 Unc0ver Jailbreak Updated with Fix for App Store Downloads and Push Notifications

The Unc0ver team has released a minor bug-fixing update to their tool which fixes some of the major issues that were affecting the initial release of their iOS 13 – iOS 13.3 jailbreak tool for iPhone 11/Pro and iPhone XS/XR.

How to Jailbreak iPhone 11/Pro, iPhone XS, iPhone XR on iOS 13 – iOS 13.3 Using unc0ver Jailbreak

How to Jailbreak iPhone 11/Pro, iPhone XS, iPhone XR on iOS 13 – iOS 13.3 Using unc0ver Jailbreak

The Unc0ver team has released the world’s first iOS 13 – iOS 13.3 jailbreak for A12-A13 Bionic devices. While Checkra1n was the first iOS 13 jailbreak tool for the public, it only supports jailbreaking iPhone X and older devices. If you own an iPhone XS, iPhone XR or iPhone 11/Pro running iOS 13 – iOS 13.3 and want to jailbreak it, follow this guide.

iOS 13.3 Unc0ver 4.0 Jailbreak for iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 11/Pro Released

iOS 13.3 Unc0ver 4.0 Jailbreak for iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 11/Pro Released

The Unc0ver team has updated its tool to add jailbreak support for iPhone XS, iPhone XR,  and the iPhone 11/Pro running iOS 13 – iOS 13.3. This makes it the first tool in the world capable of jailbreaking A12/A13 Bionic devices running iOS 13.

iOS 13.3 Unc0ver Jailbreak for iPhone XS, iPhone 11/Pro is Coming Soon

iOS 13.3 Unc0ver Jailbreak for iPhone XS, iPhone 11/Pro is Coming Soon

Pwn20wnd has been making some steady progress on an Unc0ver jailbreak tool for iOS 13 – iOS 13.3 for A13 Bionic and older iPhones.