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Unc0ver updated to version 6.0.1 with iOS 14-centric bug fixes and improvements

The unc0ver jailbreak has received its first minor update after initially picking up support for iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 this past weekend, a feat made possible by a custom kernel exploit that drew heavy inspiration from the recently released cicuta_verosa exploit by @ModernPwner.

In the latest update, dubbed version 6.0.1, unc0ver received bug fixes and performance improvements to address some of the issues reported by users within the first 48 hours of the tool being available to the general public.

Jailbreaking with unc0ver – F.A.Q.

In case you missed it, the unc0ver jailbreak tool received an update Saturday night to version 6.0.0, adding official support for iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 devices.

Many iPhone and iPad users are excited about the thought of jailbreaking their iOS & iPadOS 14 devices, but they’re either not sure where to begin or might be experiencing turbulence in the attempt to jailbreak.

Pwn20wnd begins hyping imminent release of unc0ver v6.0.0 with iOS 14.0-14.3 support

The news officially broke Thursday morning that the unc0ver Team had been hard at work on creating a full-fledged jailbreak for iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3. Since then, many avid jailbreakers-to-be have found themselves waiting in suspense.

Fortunately for those waiting, it seems that unc0ver could pick up support for iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 sooner rather than later. In a series of Tweets shared to Twitter Saturday evening, we got our first glance at the unc0ver jailbreak app v6.0.0 on iOS 14 alongside some screenshots of Cydia running on iOS 14.

Pwn20wnd hints at unc0ver for iOS 14 with support for the latest A14 devices

It was only a couple of weeks ago that @ModernPwner released the cicuta_verosa kernel exploit for iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3. But as we noted in a follow-up piece, teams of use were limited to CoolStar for the upcoming Odyssey14 jailbreak and to GPL-compliant projects, which the unc0ver jailbreak is not.

While unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd has been particularly silent over the past several months, he broke that silence early Thursday morning upon sharing a series of Tweets that contained some particularly notable teasers about the state of an iOS & iPadOS 14-compatible jailbreak for all devices.

With the cicuta_verosa exploit now out for iOS 14.3 and lower, what happens next?

Jailbreak loyalists have unquestionably heard about the brand new cicuta_verosa kernel exploit for all devices capable of running iOS & iPadOS 14.3 and below, and for what it’s worth, this is excellent news for the jailbreak community.

Given that most recent jailbreak developments have been either for that of iOS 12 or iOS & iPadOS 13-centric jailbreaks such as Chimera and Odyssey, or for the hardware-limited checkra1n jailbreak that only supports A7-A11 devices up to iOS & iPadOS 14, the announcement of this exploit’s release harbored much-needed positivity in the midst of what could only be described as a lengthy lull for jailbreak hobbyists.

Substitute picks up more minor changes in new v2.0.5 update

If you use the unc0ver jailbreak, then you might recall a Substitute update that was released just yesterday evening, bringing the tweak injection package up to version 2.0.4. It was just one of several updates to be released since Substitute received its major v2.0 rebranding shortly after the start of the new year, but it would be far from the last…

This Thursday evening, Substitute received yet another update. The package now sports the version number 2.0.5, however for the average jailbreaker, this update isn’t quite as imperative as yesterday’s would have been.

Substitute updated to version 2.0.4 with performance and stability fixes

If you’ve been paying attention to the unc0ver team as of late, then you likely caught wind of the team’s plans in November to release Substitute version 2.0 with significant speed and performance improvements. Substitute is the primary tweak injection method used by the unc0ver jailbreak, which means that it loads user-installed jailbreak tweaks and extensions.

The unc0ver team’s plans were realized just last week after Sam Bingner unleashed the update on his personal repository, which comes pre-added to Cydia out of the box on the unc0ver jailbreak. While the update was somewhat shaky for a small subset of users at first, a couple of smaller subsequent Substitute updates quickly addressed that.

Substitute v2.0 officially released, v2.0.1 also now available

At the end of November, hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd shared a Tweet indicating that Substitute — the primary tweak injection method for this particular jailbreak — would soon be updated to version 2.0 with a trove of improvements.

Without any sort of ETA provided at the time, no one could have guessed when Substitute v2.0 would launch. With that in mind, many unc0ver users were taken by surprise late last night when the update officially became available by way of Sam Bingner’s repository.

Team unc0ver announces plan to launch Substitute v2.0 with speed & performance gains

The unc0ver Team has been extraordinarily silent  despite FreeTheSandbox and ZecOps releasing a new tfp0 exploit with support for iOS & iPadOS versions 13.5.1-13.7recently , but that silence was broken this Sunday evening following a rather intriguing announcement.

The announcement, shared in a Tweet by the unc0ver Team and retweeted by unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd reveals exactly what the team has been working on all this time — a reworked version of Substitute:

Hacker 08Tc3wBB plans to share iOS 13.7 exploit with Pwn20wnd

Just last month, hacker and iOS security researcher @08Tc3wBB teased a new exploit that would potentially be viable on iOS and iPadOS 13.6.1. One month later, A.K.A. just two weeks ago, @08Tc3wBB made it known that iOS and iPadOS 13.7 were both vulnerable to this very same exploit. Now, it seems we have confirmation that the exploit would be released for the benefit of the jailbreak community.

In a post shared to /r/jailbreak late last night, @FCE365 (also known as GeoSn0w) appears to question @08Tc3wBB in a direct message about their plans to release the exploit. While we’ve known for some time that @08Tc3wBB planned to release the exploit to the general public at some point, the message reveals the first ever confirmation that it would be shared directly with unc0ver jailbreak lead developer Pwn20wnd:

GitHub reinstates Odyssey Team’s Chimera13 repository following DMCA takedown

Those who’ve been following the CoolStar-led Odyssey Team’s upcoming Odyssey jailbreak for iOS 13 will remember that the tool’s corresponding Chimera13 GitHub page was slapped with a DMCA takedown request at the hands of the unc0ver team just before the tool was expected to be released to the general public.

Both sides have since submitted their parts — the unc0ver team saying that Odyssey used stolen code and the Odyssey Team obviously refuting such claims. As of today, however, it seems that GitHub chose to reinstate the Odyssey Team’s Chimera13 GitHub repository, an evident victory for the Odyssey Team and its following.