Pwn20wnd revises the unc0ver v2.2.0 pre-release with rewritten Cydia installation & other changes

Not long after advising the jailbreak community about what to do regarding the FaceTime-centric bug and the impending software update from Apple to fix it, hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd revised the unc0ver v2.2.0 pre-release this afternoon with some notable changes.

Citing the hacker’s official GitHub page, Tuesday’s update marks the fourteenth revision to the unc0ver v2.2.0 pre-release since its initial conception just over a week ago. The new revision appears to incorporate the following changes:

01/29/2019 – v2.2.0~b14 was released for public testing with the following changes:

– Rewrite Cydia installation

– Install a local repository

– Remove bootstrap

In what appears to be a far cry from bug fixes that we would typically see in a minor revision such as this, beta 14 appears to encompass a re-written Cydia installation and some changes to the repository list. These changes should not only bring new efficiencies to the jailbreak process but also provide a sturdier gateway for software support.

Much like the other pre-release revisions that we’ve kept you in the loop of, this one is still a beta and should not be deployed on all handsets. This release is only intended for experienced jailbreakers or developers with knowledge of the troubleshooting steps required to handle potential bugs and instabilities.

If you aren’t comfortable using a pre-release version of unc0ver, then we advise you to use the latest official public release (v2.1.4) instead; it too can be downloaded from Pwn20wnd’s official GitHub repository.

Given just how many revisions have been made to the unc0ver v2.2.0 pre-release thus far, we can only imagine that it’s close to a public release. As always, we’ll keep you updated when unc0ver v2.2.0 comes out of its pre-release stages.

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.

If you don’t know how to use unc0ver, then you can follow our in-depth tutorial about how to install and run the unc0ver jailbreak. The unc0ver jailbreak supports all devices that run iOS 11.0-11.4 beta 3. Should you run into any problems while using unc0ver, you can report bugs to the developer here.