The unc0ver team released unc0ver v5.3.0 just a few hours ago with support for iOS 12.3-12.3.1 and iOS 12.4.1-12.4.8 on a small number of handsets including the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPad Air 1st generation. For what it’s worth, iOS 12.4.8 is the latest firmware that can be installed on these specific devices, making today’s unc0ver update a particularly significant win for the jailbreak community.
Shortly after the aforementioned release, the unc0ver team pushed a second update to its jailbreak tool, this time dubbed unc0ver v5.3.1. The news was first shared Wednesday afternoon by the unc0ver team via Twitter:
From what we can gather, this update merely adds a mechanism that removes leftover files created by another jailbreak, namely those created by RootlessJB. No other significant changes have been reported for this particular version of unc0ver.
If you used RootlessJB before using unc0ver, then you should definitely consider downloading the newer unc0ver v5.3.1 and deploying it so that your device doesn’t have unnecessary files lingering. If you’ve never used RootlessJB, and you already installed unc0ver v5.3.0 earlier, then you needn’t be in any rush to update.
As always, the latest version of the unc0ver jailbreak can be had for free from the official unc0ver.dev website. You can also take advantage of the steps posted in our tutorial showcasing how to jailbreak with unc0ver via AltStore if you’ve never jailbroken with unc0ver before and think you might need some help doing so.
Have you downloaded and deployed the latest version of unc0ver? Let us know in the comments section below.