Subtle hints made their way to Twitter this afternoon as Pwn20wnd changed his name once again from “Pwn20wnd is preparing unc0ver for iOS 12…” to “Pwn20wnd is preparing to drop unc0ver for iOS 12:”
Furthermore, a Tweet shared by rootlessJB 3.0 mastermind Jake James reveals what appears to be Cydia running on a pwned iOS 12.1.1 device – more specifically an iPad – with the seemingly teasing message “… @pwn20wnd smh did you just break into my device:”
In another follow-up Tweet, James mentions that the jailbreak is working very well without bugs despite having installed several things from Cydia.
Another private beta tester, Geosn0w, later shared what appears to be Cydia running on an iPhone running iOS 12.1.2:
Notably, this is expected to be the first public iOS 12 jailbreak with support for Cydia and Cydia Substrate out of the box. The Electra Team is slowly transitioning away from Cydia in place of Sileo, but Electra doesn’t yet support iOS 12 whatsoever at the time of this writing.
Given the current circumstances, it would seem that the internal beta testing phase for unc0ver for iOS 12 is nearly complete and that most of the bugs have been squashed. We expect that Pwn20wnd will drop the first public beta soon, although no ETA has been provided just yet.
At the time of this writing, the latest public release of the unc0ver jailbreak is version 2.2.6 with support for iOS 11.0-11.4 beta 3. The unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release supports iOS 11.4 and 11.4.1 in addition to partial support for iOS 12, but the pre-release is a beta and shouldn’t be deployed unless you understand the risks of beta software and know how to fix potential problems.
All current builds of the unc0ver jailbreak tool – both production releases and public betas – can be downloaded from Pwn20wnd’s official GitHub repository. In the meantime, stay tuned to iDB for the latest jailbreak updates as they materialize.
Who’s ready to jailbreak iOS 12? Let us know in the comments section below!