In an unforeseen turn of events, hacker Pwn20wnd released v3.5.0 of the unc0ver jailbreak tool to the general public Sunday morning with official support for iOS 12.4, the latest available firmware release from Apple with support for Apple Card.
Update: iOS 12.4.1 is now available as of Monday, August 26th, and this update patches the exploit for iOS 12.4
Pwn20wnd announced the update just a few minutes ago via Twitter:
Apple is no longer signing iOS 12.3, 12.3.1, or 12.3.2 for its mobile device lineup as of Wednesday evening, a move that prevents users from restoring to any firmware version older than iOS 12.4, which was released to the general public just last Monday.
It’s not uncommon for Apple to stop signing older versions of iOS, especially a week or two after releasing a new update, but it’s particularly noteworthy that Apple stopped signing at least three iterations of iOS in one fell swoop this week, which doesn’t happen too often.
After a lengthy beta test period, Apple finally released iOS 12.4 to the public on Monday for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches alike.
While it can sometimes be tempting to updates to the latest version of iOS to take advantage of the latest new features, performance improvements, and security patches, jailbreakers and aspiring jailbreakers to be will want to steer far away from installing today’s software update.
Apple on Monday officially released iOS 12.4 to the public, following weeks of public beta testing.
Apple on Tuesday officially seeded the latest beta of iOS 12.4 to developers ahead of an expected summer launch.
Apple on Monday has officially seeded the latest beta of iOS 12.4 to developers ahead of an expected summer launch.
Apple continues to move ahead with developer betas for the next big update to iOS. Apple will launch iOS 12.4 to the public at some point in the future, but preparation for that launch is not quite finished.
Each of the latest jailbreak solutions, be it the Electra Team’s Chimera tool or Pwn20wnd’s unc0ver tool, only support iOS versions 12.0-12.1.2. That said, a teaser shared just this morning by talented security researcher iBSparkes tends to be particularly exciting.
In the Tweet, iBSparkes shares a screenshot of what appears to be the all-too-familiar Cydia package manager running on an iPhone SE (iPhone 8,4) with the iOS 12.4 beta installed:
Apple is looking to launch iOS 12.4 soon. Before it does that, though, the company has its typical developer beta routine to finish. Ahead of the public launch later this year, Apple is seeding another beta of iOS 12.4 to developers.
Apple on Monday seeded the second beta of iOS 12.4 to developers. Registered developers can install the update via each platform’s respective OTA mechanism, or through Apple’s Developer Center.