Just as promised, the unc0ver Team officially delivered unc0ver v5.0.0 on Saturday with support for the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 13.5 (and iPadOS 13.5), on all handsets capable of deploying it. Apple only just released iOS 13.5 on Wednesday, making this a particularly jaw-dropping release as it’s the latest available firmware at the time of this writing.
The announcement that the update was coming took the jailbreak community by storm following more than two months of silence on the unc0ver Team’s behalf, but the wait was unquestionably worth it as jailbreakers now have the ability to liberate the latest iOS release on Apple’s newest handsets for the first time in what feels like forever.
All the changes incorporated in the unc0ver v5.0.0 release are outlined on unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd’s GitHub repository, and are as follows:
05/23/2020 – v5.0.0 was released for production with the following changes:
– Full-fledged support for all devices on iOS 11.0-13.5 with Cydia and tweak injection
As it would seem, unc0ver v5.0.0 utilizes a brand new 0day exploit from Pwn20wnd to make this large-scale iPhone liberation possible. The update also incorporates a plethora of assorted improvements that jailbreakers should notice upon firing up the tool for the first time.
Unlike other unc0ver updates in the past, v5.0.0 is particularly unique in that it’s actually part of a joint collaborative sponsorship with a third-party smartphone case startup called Rebel. Anyone using this version of unc0ver will find Rebel’s branding in the app, as shown in the screenshot examples above, since the sponsorship is intended to educate jailbreakers about the case brand.
As we noted before, unc0ver v5.0.0 can jailbreak any device that runs iOS 13.5, and this includes Apple’s latest handsets, such as the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max varieties.
It should also be noted that older handsets ranging from the iPhone 5s to the iPhone X could already be jailbroken on iOS 13.5 via the checkra1n jailbreak tool, which utilizes a non-patchable bootrom exploit dubbed checkm8 to circumvent Apple’s restrictions. Which jailbreak you use ultimately comes down to which device you’re using, and whether you care about having to hook up to a computer each time to jailbreak your device.
As always, the unc0ver jailbreak tool can be downloaded directly from our Downloads section, and you can use any of the following tutorials to get started with the unc0ver jailbreak:
- How to install the unc0ver jailbreak with AltStore
- How to install the unc0ver jailbreak with Xcode on macOS
- How to install unc0ver with Cydia Impactor
- How to install the unc0ver jailbreak with signing services such as Ignition OR iOS Ninja
Do you plan to update to iOS 13.5 and jailbreak it with unc0ver v5.0.0, or will you stay on your current jailbroken firmware? Discuss your decision in the comments section below.