Over the weekend, Pwn20wnd released unc0ver V1.0.1 to disable the integrated RootFS Restore feature because of a problem that appeared to impact certain handsets running firmware versions between iOS 11.0 and 11.2.6. But as it would seem, the clever hacker found a way to circumvent it.
In a bevy of Tweets shared Monday afternoon, Pwn20wnd denoted how the problem appeared impact handsets with pending OTA updates downloaded on them. Upon discerning the cause of the issue, the hacker responded by releasing unc0ver V1.0.2.
Citing the official /r/jailbreak post, the new V1.0.2 release encompasses the following changes:
- Irons out the problems with RootFS Restore on iOS 11.0-11.2.6 devices
- Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements
- Some beta firmware versions are still known to be broken
If you experienced any discrepancies with a previous version of the unc0ver jailbreak tool, then you’re now advised to download the latest V1.0.2 release from Pwn20wnd’s official GitHub repository and run it at your earliest convenience.
Now that the RootFS Restore feature in the unc0ver jailbreak app has been ‘bulletproofed,’ you’re free to use it to roll your jailbroken device back to an un-jailbroken state at your discretion.
Unc0ver is a semi-untethered jailbreak just like Electra, which means you need to re-run the tool after every reboot. That aside, it encompasses a newer Saurik-approved version of the Cydia Store that runs better on iOS 11.
If you’ve never used unc0ver before, and plan to do so now, then you can follow our in-depth tutorial about how to install and run the unc0ver jailbreak.
Has unc0ver V1.0.2 solved all your RootFS Restore problems? Share your experience in the comments section below.