Hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd revised the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release to beta 29 on Friday with official support for iOS 12.0-12.1.1 on A8X-A11 devices, but as you might come to expect, this momentous initial release is being closely trailed by a multitude of bug fix updates to warrant tool stability for the end user.
Two of those updates came as revisions to the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release on Saturday. Citing a couple of Tweets shared by Pwn20wnd, beta 30 and beta 31 each tie up some of the initial tool’s loose ends and incorporate an important “safety improvement:”
The full list of changes is now published to Pwn20wnd’s official GitHub repository and are as follows:
02/22/2019 – v3.0.0~b30 was released for public testing with the following changes:
– Update libapt in bundled packages
– Change how ldrestart is called to something that supposedly makes it more reliable
02/23/2019 – v3.0.0~b31 was released for public testing with the following changes:
– Attempt to make renaming the system snapshot safer by improving assertion
Additional Tweets shared by Pwn20wnd share that turning off “Reload System Daemons” in the unc0ver app can temporarily resolve issues with jailbreak tweaks and that team unc0ver is actively adding support for A7-A8 devices running iOS 12. And of course, a big thank you to Saurik for making all this possible:
While indeed exciting, it’s important to note that the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release is in its public beta stages; this means it will be prone to bugs, incompatibilities, and/or instabilities. Unless you’re comfortable troubleshooting jailbreak-related errors, you’re best off waiting for the official public release, which should drop soon after all the bugs are ironed out.
Obviously, those who’ve installed the iOS 12 jailbreak anyway by way of unc0ver v3.0.0 beta 29 are recommended to run the latest updates at their earliest convenience to have the latest bug fixes and improvements present on your device.
At the time of this writing, unc0ver v2.2.6 is the latest official public release, and it only supports iOS 11.0-11.4 beta 3. The unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release is the only version that supports iOS 11.4.x. Both versions can be downloaded from Pwn20wnd’s official GitHub repository.
It’s worth noting that iOS 12.1.1 beta 3 is still being signed, which means you can still downgrade to it if you’re using iOS 12.1.3 or 12.1.4. You can use IPSW.me to check the signing status of any firmware version before attempting a downgrade via iTunes.
Have you jailbroken iOS 12 with unc0ver yet? If so, how’s it working for you? Discuss in the comments section below.