Pwn20wnd achieves rootfs remount with read/write privileges on A12(X)

Hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd hasn’t made any significant revisions to the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release for a few days now, and as you might come to expect, that’s because he’s been busy attempting to pwn A12(X) devices.

If you fall under the category of ‘currently waiting for A12(X) support,’ then you’ll be excited to hear that Pwn20wnd has made some progress. A Tweet shared Monday afternoon reveals that the hacker has officially achieved a rootfs remount with read and write privileges on his A12 test device:

This is huge. As you might recall, it wasn’t long after someone achieved a rootfs remount on iOS 12 that a relevant public jailbreak came about, so we expect that we’ll see similar patterns in the A12(X) department so long as the current momentum continues.

In the meantime, we’d like to remind everyone to remain patient as Pwn20wnd works toward his big-picture goal. While many are indeed excited to jailbreak their iPhone XR, XS, or XS Max for the very first time, it’s also worth noting that no one wants to nagged for ETAs or harassed about early beta releases. So please, just go with the flow and keep it tuned to iDB for updates.

At the time of this writing, the latest version of the unc0ver jailbreak tool is version 3.0.0 beta 43, which incorporates the brand-new machswap exploit for A7-A9 devices. This exploit is oodles more reliable than the previous v1ntex and v3ntex exploits, and has therefore replaced them in unc0ver.

Furthermore, unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release is still a beta, and while it might be tempting to hop onboard right now, we’d strongly advise waiting for the official public release to prevent any possible bugs from manifesting.

Those already jailbroken on iOS 12 with the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release are being advised to download and run this update as soon as possible to take full advantage of the new features and improvements.

The latest public release of the unc0ver jailbreak tool is v2.2.6 with support for iOS 11.0-11.4 beta 4 – the unc0ver v3.0.0 pre-release is the only iteration that supports iOS 11.4-11.4.1. Both versions of the unc0ver jailbreak tool can be had from Pwn20wnd’s official GitHub repository.

Are you getting excited about the probability of jailbreaking your A12(X) device(s)? Let us know in the comments section below.