unc0ver v2.1.0 available for public testing with a multitude of improvements

Pwn20wnd has been rather busy these last few weeks updating unc0ver with bug fixes and new features, but much like a machine, the hacker continues to polish the iOS 11-centric jailbreak tool with no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Over the weekend, Pwn20wnd shared via Twitter the unc0ver v2.1.0 pre-release for public testing, further refining the jailbreak experience with improvements and bug fixes:

Citing Pwn20wnd’s official GitHub page, the unc0ver v2.1.0 pre-release encompasses the following changes:

  • Various unnamed internal changes that will make fixing issues easier
  • Add T-Mobile support for the revoke disabler
  • Add support for re-jailbreaking without a reboot (reboot still required for updating the jailbreak tool)
  • Enable switching to unc0ver from Electra without using RootFS (installing critical updates from Cydia is still needed afterward)
  • Update bundled resources
  • Fix a bug in extracting bootstrap
  • Prevent the unc0ver app from quitting unless an error is fatal
  • Fix a bug in loading daemons
  • Improve the speed and stability of the jailbreak process
  • Provide more feedback in the unc0ver user interface
  • And much more…

Furthermore, a secondary build of the unc0ver v2.1.0 pre-release was issued not long after the initial build, adding the following changes:

  • Fix a bug in extracting bootstrap that was introduced in the initial unc0ver v2.1.0 pre-release
  • Fix a bug in installing Cydia that was introduced in the initial unc0ver v2.1.0 pre-release

As of this writing, unc0ver v2.0.2 continues to be the latest stable version of the jailbreak tool. The unc0ver v2.1.0 pre-release is available on Pwn20wnd’s GitHub page for anyone who wants to try it, but it should be treated as a beta and is only recommended for advanced users. Everyone else should wait for the official release in coming days for stability reasons.

Unc0ver is a semi-tethered jailbreak just like Electra, which means you need to re-run the tool after every reboot. That aside, it bundles a newer Saurik-approved version of Cydia that runs better on iOS 11 right out of the box.

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. The unc0ver jailbreak tool supports all devices that can run iOS 11.0-11.4 beta 3.

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