iOS 14.8

Unc0ver updated to v8.0.2 with exploit reliability enhancements for A12 & A13 devices on iOS 14.6-14.8

Just yesterday, unc0ver Team lead developer Pwn20wnd updated the unc0ver jailbreak tool to v8.0.0 with official support for A12 & A13-equipped iPhones and iPads running iOS or iPadOS 14.6-14.8. It was trailed by a quick update to v8.0.1 to address issues on A12 handsets running iOS or iPadOS 14.6, but it seems that yet another update was released this Thursday evening in the form of version 8.0.2.

Unc0ver jailbreak updated to v8.0.1 to fix “unsupported” error for A12 handsets running iOS 14.6

Pwn20wnd surprised us all after launching unc0ver v8.0.0 Wednesday afternoon with support for A12 & A13-equipped devices running iOS & iPadOS 14.6-14.8. However, soon after trying the updated jailbreak for the first time, users of A12-equipped handsets on iOS or iPadOS 14.6 began reporting how their device registered as “unsupported” by the unc0ver jailbreak app.

After releasing iOS 15 to the general public, Apple stops signing iOS 14.8

Downgrade iOS 15

A couple of Mondays ago, Apple officially released iOS & iPadOS 15 to the general public with a slew of new features for Apple’s mobile device lineup following an extensive beta period throughout the Summer months.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Apple’s move to launch a new firmware version for its platforms has now been complemented with the unsigning of the previously current firmware — iOS & iPadOS 14.8.

One week after releasing iOS 14.8, Apple stops signing iOS 14.7.1

Apple released iOS & iPadOS 14.8 last Monday to patch serious vulnerabilities that could have been weaponized by hackers to run malicious code on others’ iPhones and iPads via iMessage. Most owners of these devices were advised to update without hesitation, except perhaps jailbreakers, given the gravity of what these vulnerabilities could have entailed.

Now that it’s been a week since that software update, it may come as no surprise that Apple has officially closed the signing window for iOS & iPadOS 14.7.1, the firmware that pre-dated iOS & iPadOS 14.8.

Install iOS 14.8 and other Apple updates asap to protect against zero-click Messages attacks

The latest round of Apple software updates brings fixes for vulnerabilities making possible recent zero-click attacks that bypassed Apple's BlastDoor security in Messages. iOS 14.8 includes security fixes for two bugs that have been actively exploited in the wild. Do yourself a big favor and install the latest updates to close this particularly dangerous attack vector.