Pwn20wnd launches unc0ver v2.1.1 pre-release for public testing

It was only a week ago that hacker Pwn20wnd launched unc0ver v2.1.0 to the public in one of the most substantial updates ever made to the modern jailbreak tool. But as it would seem, the hacker fancied taking things a step further.

Over the weekend, Pwn20wnd dropped the unc0ver v2.1.1 pre-release for public testing with a bevy of bug fixes and improvements. Citing Pwn20wnd’s official GitHub page, the new pre-release is comprised of the following changes:

01/05/2019 – v2.1.1~b1 was released for public testing with the following changes:

– Make jailbreaking faster

– Don’t error out if the hosts file doesn’t exist

– Ignore dependencies in Cydia reinstallation

– Fix false positives

– Clean Cydia’s user data in RootFS Restore

– Fix a snapshot name confusion bug in RootFS Restore

– Fix another bug in RootFS Restore

– Improve memory management

– Use less external binaries

Soon after launching this pre-release, Pwn20wnd pushed another small update with the following changes:

01/05/2019 – v2.1.1~b2 was released for public testing with the following changes:

– Completely clean Cydia’s user data in RootFS Restore

A note attached to the changelog reveals how Cydia and OpenSSH (re-)installations are broken in the unc0ver v2.1.1 pre-release, but we assume this is something that will be fixed before the official public release drops.

As always, we only recommend this pre-release to advanced users with basic knowledge about jailbreak-centric troubleshooting. Everyone else should wait for the official release, as pre-releases like this one are essentially betas and often contain experimental features and bug.

If you aren’t comfortable using an unc0ver pre-release, then you’re advised to use the latest official public release (v2.1.0) instead. The latter can be downloaded from Pwn20wnd’s official GitHub repository.

Unc0ver is a semi-tethered jailbreak just like Electra, which means you must re-run the tool after every reboot. That aside, it bundles a newer iOS 11-optimized build of Cydia that sports the official seal of approval from Saurik himself.

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.

Are you happy to see Pwn20wnd still refining the unc0ver jailbreak after all this time? Let us know in the comments section below.