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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Jailbreak iPhone XS or iPhone XR Running iOS 12.4 Using Unc0ver Jailbreak Now

Jailbreak iPhone XS or iPhone XR Running iOS 12.4 Using Unc0ver Jailbreak Now

The Unc0ver team today released the first public jailbreak for A12 Bionic devices like the iPhone XS and iPhone XR running iOS 12.4. So far, while we had seen a jailbreak for iOS 12.4, it did not support the 2018 iPhones and iPads featuring an A12 Bionic chip.

Unc0ver Jailbreak for iOS 12 – iOS 12.4 Receives Its ‘Biggest Stability and Reliability’ Update Ever

Unc0ver Jailbreak for iOS 12 – iOS 12.4 Receives Its ‘Biggest Stability and Reliability’ Update Ever

There’s a new Unc0ver v3.6.0 update out which is being cited as the “biggest stability and reliability update” the jailbreaking tool has ever received. The update still does not add full jailbreak support for A12 Bionic devices like the iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and the 2018 iPad Pro though.

Unc0ver Jailbreak Update Adds RootFS Remount and Restore Support for iOS 12.4 on iPhone XS, iPhone XR

Unc0ver Jailbreak Update Adds RootFS Remount and Restore Support for iOS 12.4 on iPhone XS, iPhone XR

The @pwn20wnd team is out with a new update to Unc0ver that adds support for remounting and restoring RootFS on A12-A12X devices running iOS 12.1.3 – iOS 12.4.

Full iOS 12.4 Jailbreak for iPhone XS, iPhone XR Could Be Around The Corner

Full iOS 12.4 Jailbreak for iPhone XS, iPhone XR Could Be Around The Corner

Due to an error on Apple’s part, it was after years that we saw a jailbreak being available for the latest public release of iOS. While Unc0ver and Chimera have both been updated to jailbreak iOS 12.4, they both lack support for A12/X Bionic devices like the iPhone XS and iPhone XR.

Unc0ver Update Adds Partial Support for A12 Bionic Devices Like iPhone XS, iPhone XR Running iOS 12.4

Unc0ver Update Adds Partial Support for A12 Bionic Devices Like iPhone XS, iPhone XR Running iOS 12.4

The @pwn20wnd team is out with another update for Unc0ver which adds partial support for A12/12X Bionic devices running iOS 12.4. The release comes a day after Unc0ver was first updated to add support for jailbreaking iOS 12.4.

Jailbreak iOS 12.4 Using the Latest Unc0ver Update

Jailbreak iOS 12.4 Using the Latest Unc0ver Update

For the first time in years, you can now jailbreak the very latest version of iOS that’s available from Apple. Yes, this means you can jailbreak your iPhone or iPad running iOS 12.4. The latest Unc0ver 3.5.0 update adds support for jailbreaking iOS 12.4 for A7-A11 devices.

Unc0ver Update Adds Support to Jailbreak iOS 12.3 but There’s a Catch

Unc0ver Update Adds Support to Jailbreak iOS 12.3 but There’s a Catch

The @Pwn20wnd team is out with another update for Unc0ver jailbreak that aims to fix some of the reliability issues while jailbreaking A7-A7X devices. The update also switches to a newer version of the SockPort exploit that improves the reliability of the overall jailbreaking process to around 95%.

Jailbreak iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 on iOS 12 – iOS 12.2 Using Unc0ver Jailbreak Now

Jailbreak iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 on iOS 12 – iOS 12.2 Using Unc0ver Jailbreak Now

The @pwn20wnd team is out with Unc0ver 3.3.8 update which fixes the stability issues with the Sock Puppet exploit and adds support for 4K devices like the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 running iOS 12.1.3 – iOS 12.2.

New Unc0ver Jailbreak Release for iOS 12 – iOS 12.2 Brings Major Speed Improvements

New Unc0ver Jailbreak Release for iOS 12 – iOS 12.2 Brings Major Speed Improvements

The Pwn20wnd team is out with a new release for the stable version of Unc0ver v3.3.1 which brings about some massive improvements to the jailbreaking process. While the tool had received a similar update a few months ago, this update takes things to the next level in terms of speed.

Jailbreak iOS 12.2 – iOS 12 Using Unc0ver Jailbreak Now

Jailbreak iOS 12.2 – iOS 12 Using Unc0ver Jailbreak Now

The @Pwn20wnd team has updated unc0ver jailbreak to add support for iOS 12.1.3 – iOS 12.2 on A7-A11 devices. This means the tool is now capable of jailbreaking iPhones and iPads running iOS 12 – iOS 12.2.