After launching AltServer v1.4.7 this week with support for Apple’s new iOS & iPadOS 15.1 and macOS 12 Monterey mobile and desktop operating systems, project developer Riley Testut just this evening released an update for AltStore – the iOS & iPadOS app that complements AltServer to create a seamless app side-loading experience for iPhone and iPad users.
The latest version of AltStore, dubbed version 1.4.8, is now available to all users with official support for the updated unc0ver jailbreak with support for the Fugu14 untether. More specifically, AltStore will walk users through the process of installing both the unc0ver jailbreak app and the Fugu14 untether so that those with compatible devices can take full advantage of the untethered jailbreak experience.
In the screenshot examples below, you can see what that process would look like. More specifically, AltStore prompts the user to install the Fugu14 untether, which means that the unc0ver jailbreak would become untethered and wouldn’t expire, even after 7 days or after rebooting the device.
The user gets to choose between installing the untethered jailbreak or continuing without the untether. If they select the untethered jailbreak option, then AltStore will perform a few additional steps, such as patching the unc0ver placeholder and installing the unc0ver placeholder.
As noted in our official update post for unc0ver v7.0.1 and the revised version of the Fugu14 untether with stability enhancements, the untether is currently only intended for arm64e devices (iPhone XS and newer) running iOS or iPadOS 14.3-14.5.1.
The unc0ver jailbreak can still be used in a semi-untethered fashion on other devices running iOS or iPadOS 11.0-14.3, however Fugu14 won’t be able to untether those handsets until it receives an update with support for arm64 devices and additional versions of iOS & iPadOS. There’s currently no ETA for when that might happen, but jailbreak developers are already looking into the possibility.
Additionally, it should be noted that the unc0ver jailbreak can’t be used to jailbreak arm64 devices (iPhone X and older) running iOS 14.4-14.5.1. The checkra1n jailbreak, on the other hand, can. So it should be interesting to see whether the checkra1n team plans to add support for the Fugu14 untether in an upcoming update or not.
Since AltStore and AltServer are two different apps, it’s worth mentioning that today’s update (v1.4.8) is only for the AltStore app for iPhone and iPad. The latest version of the AltServer application for macOS and Windows continues to be v1.4.7 at the time of this writing.
Have you updated to the latest version of AltServer and AltStore to take advantage of unc0ver and Fugu14? Share with us why or why not in the comments section down below!