Pwn20wnd updated the unc0ver jailbreak tool at the start of last week with seemingly negligible bug fixes and improvements, but as it would seem, the hacker didn’t stop there.
We learned from an announcement via Twitter late Sunday morning that Pwn20wnd had been working on iOS 12.4.1 support on devices as new as A12, but a shortage of beta testers due to the Cydia Impactor problem inevitably delayed a public beta launch in the past week. Fortunately, that update finally appears to be ready to public testing:
Shortly after launching the second public beta of unc0ver v3.7.0 with full-fledged support for A12(X) devices running iOS 12.0-12.3 beta and 12.4, hacker and project lead developer Pwn20wnd dropped a third public beta of the jailbreak tool with a bug fix relating to Substrate support.
Pwn20wnd announced the update within the past hour via Twitter:
It’s been a couple of weeks since hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd implemented full-fledged A12(X) support into the unc0ver jailbreak in the form of a public beta, and as you might come to expect from an initial public beta release, it was a buggy launch indeed.
Given the circumstances, it seemed logical that we’d see an update soon enough, and today seems to be that lucky day for those who’ve been waiting for critical bug fixes. Pwn20wnd officially launched the second unc0ver v3.7.0 public beta for testing on Monday with the following changes:
After a much-anticipated wait, hacker Pwn20wnd has incorporated full-fledged A12(X) device support into the unc0ver jailbreak tool and released it for public testing in the form of unc0ver v3.7.0 beta 1.
The new beta was made available for public testing Sunday afternoon following a series of suspenseful Tweets shared by Pwn20wnd himself along with some of his internal beta testers:
It was only a few days ago that Pwn20wnd teased that significant progress had been made on adding full A12(X) device support to the unc0ver jailbreak tool, and as it would seem, we’re now closer than ever to a public release.
Pwn20wnd took to Twitter this afternoon to share that unc0ver with A12(X) device support had entered the internal testing phases, and assuming everything goes smoothly with this phase of testing, the first official public release could follow shortly after:
If you’re on iOS 12, then there are two primary jailbreaks you can choose from: Chimera by the Electra Team or unc0ver by Pwn20wnd. Both jailbreaks are neck-and-neck with device and software compatibility, but since iOS 12.4 first became jailbroken, both parties have been hard at work to implement support for A12(X) devices.
The unc0ver jailbreak only “partially” supports A12(X) devices at the time of this writing, and full support is coming sometime in the near future, including those running iOS 12.4. Chimera, on the other hand, has lacked A12(X) support on iOS 12.1.3-12.3 (beta) and 12.4 since v1.3.0 first launched, and still lacks it to this day.
Pwn20wnd’s unc0ver jailbreak has received lots of updates recently, mostly pertaining to bug fixes and stability improvements centric to the newfangled iOS 12.4 support that came by way of an updated Sock Puppet exploit under a week ago. But as you might’ve noticed, this didn’t initially include support for Apple’s latest handsets, such as the A12(X) variety.
Pwn20wnd changed that Thursday afternoon, at least partially, with the launch of unc0ver versions 3.5.4 and 3.5.5. Both updates were announced via Twitter: