Those heavily invested in the jailbreak community will be happy to hear that Pwn20wnd teased significant progress on the much-awaited A12(X) jailbreak with Cydia support Tuesday afternoon. The hacker shared a series of Tweets about all the work that went into making the jailbreak experience on unc0ver as good as humanly possible.
According to Pwn20wnd, Cydia support on A12(X) will be PAC-less, which means it won’t use traditional kernel patches for total handset liberation as current jailbreak solutions do. What’s more is the implementation has been totally rewritten from scratch in an effort to address performance and stability:
Pwn20wnd hasn’t provided any stern ETAs for his release but based on the context of some of his Tweets, we understand that most of the implementation is nearly finished and that it may only require a few more finishing touches before it’s ready for a public release.
Since Cydia Substrate doesn’t work on A12(X) devices, Pwn20wnd has been specifically working on a new fork of Substitute that will play nicely with unc0ver and the rewritten PAC-less implementation. This will allow A12(X) device users to install jailbreak tweaks and extensions from Cydia and upgrade the A12(X) experience from partial (this is what it is currently) to full.
It seems like A12(X) device users with an interest in unc0ver will have something exciting to look forward to in the not-so-distant future. As for those siding with the CoolStar-led Electra Team’s Chimera jailbreak, however, it remains to be seen if anything above iOS 12.1.3 will be supported anytime soon.
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