The unc0ver jailbreak by Pwn20wnd can be used to jailbreak any version of iOS 11 or iOS 12.0-12.3 beta 1 and iOS 12.4-12.4.1. Originally supporting only iOS 11.0-11.4 beta 3, the jailbreak tool has been updated with new exploits, and now supports iOS 11.0-12.23 beta 1 and iOS 12.4-12.4.1.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to deploy the unc0ver jailbreak on your compatible device.
At the time of this writing, the latest release of unc0ver is v3.8.0, which supports all devices running iOS 11.0-12.3 beta 1 and iOS 12.4-12.4.1. If you would prefer, you can use use the Electra Team’s Electra jailbreak for iOS 11 or Chimera jailbreak for iOS 12. These tools install Sileo as the default package manager instead of Cydia, and if you would prefer to use those, then you can follow our alternative tutorials for jailbreaking with Electra or jailbreaking with Chimera instead.
How to jailbreak with unc0ver
1) Download the most recent version of unc0ver from Pwn20wnd’s GitHub page.
2) Download Cydia Impactor on your computer and launch it.
3) Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your computer with an MFi-certified Lightning cable.
Note: Cydia Impactor should recognize your device after you plug it in. If it doesn’t, then “Trust” your computer from your computer via the pop-up on your device, and vice-versa.
4) Click and drag the unc0ver.ipa file to the Cydia Impactor window like so:
5) Sign in with your Apple ID when prompted:
6) Cydia Impactor will now begin side-loading the unc0ver jailbreak app on your device:
7) Once installed, go to Settings → General → Profiles & Device Management and tap on your Apple ID:
8) Next, tap on the blue Trust button, and then tap on the red Trust button inside the popup that appears:
Note: Before proceeding to the next step, enable Airplane Mode, disable your passcode/Touch ID/Face ID, disable Siri, and reboot your device. Taking these additional steps isn’t mandatory, but seems to increase the tool’s success rate.
9) After taking the recommended steps above to prepare your device, tap on the unc0ver icon from your Home screen:
10) Next, tap on the blue Jailbreak button in the unc0ver app:
Note: the tool will begin jailbreaking your device; it should respring afterward.
12) Once finished, you’ll find Cydia on your Home screen, like so:
Note: If you don’t see Cydia after jailbreaking with unc0ver, then reboot and re-launch the unc0ver jailbreak app and keep trying until it works.
That’s all there is to it. You now have a jailbroken handset by way of unc0ver.
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