Cowabunga updated to v7.0 with passcode key customization, MacDirtyCow enhancements, & more…

Cowabunga, a popular app by iOS developers leminlimez and sourcelocation for customizing various system elements on iOS & iPadOS 15.x-16.1.2 devices by way of the MacDirtyCow exploit, was updated to version 7.0 this weekend with a slew of new features and improvements.

Cowabunga 7.0 new features.

Previously known as DockHider, the re-branded Cowabunga app builds upon the number of things that can be customized to offer as much of an all-in-one customization experience in a single app for MacDirtyCow as possible. This convenience means that users won’t need to sideload several different apps to accomplish the same customizations.

In a thread published to /r/jailbreak late Friday evening, leminlimez shared a little bit about what’s new in Cowabunga, including the following:

  • Custom passcode keys
  • Importing passcode themes (.passthm) from TrollTools
  • Extra tools
  • Lock screen footnote
  • Increased exploit reliability

According to leminlimez, this version of Cowabunga incorporates @zhuowei’s latest MacDirtyCow exploit code, which means that it’s more stable than before and offers augmented customization capabilities. Leminlimez also said that they quietly added the ability to change carrier text in version 6.1.0, but noted that it isn’t working for all carriers.

The developer also added that this version ports over several features of TrollTools that didn’t use private APIs and made some adjustments to how Cowabunga uses and applies the MacDirtyCow exploit. The latter changes appear to have made the app substantially more reliable for users.

If you’re interested in taking advantage of the latest features in the Cowabunga app, then you can head over to the developer’s GitHub page to grab the latest version. You can also join the developers’ GitHub server if you want to discuss anything with the Cowabunga community and/or request help or new features.

Please note that using Cowabunga does not require a jailbreak. Simply sideload the app on any iOS or iPadOS 15.x-16.1.2 device with AltStore or Sideloady and the MacDirtyCow bug takes care of the rest.

Do you plan to take advantage of the new Cowabunga app for MacDirtyCow devices? We’re excited to hear from you in the comments section down below.