The Electra Team posted an updated version of the iOS 12-centric Chimera jailbreak tool this week with a focus on jailbreak reliability on older handsets. The latest update brings the Chimera jailbreak tool up to version 1.3.9.
The Electra Team announced the launch of Chimera v1.3.9 via Twitter late last night, noting that it touts a more robust version of the Sock Puppet 3 exploit:
It’s been less than 24 hours since hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd dropped the largest stability and reliability update for the iOS 11 & 12-centric unc0ver jailbreak tool to date, but that hasn’t stopped him from updating the tool some more with additional improvements.
Just this afternoon, Pwn20wnd shared a series of Tweets denoting that unc0ver versions 3.6.2 and 3.6.3 had been released:
If you’re currently taking advantage of Pwn20wnd’s unc0ver jailbreak tool on iOS 11 or 12, then we have some wonderful news for you! Unc0ver v3.6.0 is now available to download, and according to Pwn20wnd, this is the biggest stability and reliability update ever released for this particular jailbreak tool.
Pwn20wnd announced the update just a few minutes ago via Twitter while linking to the brand-new unc0ver.dev webpage where future iterations of the jailbreak tool will be hosted from now on:
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve undoubtedly witnessed the staggered inclusion of support for iOS 12.4 in the Electra Team’s Chimera jailbreak tool and Pwn20wnd’s unc0ver jailbreak tweak over the course of the past month. This feat was made possible with a revised version of the Sock Puppet exploit dubbed Sock Puppet 3 by security researcher Umang Raghuvanshi (@umanghere).
From what we can gather, today (Sunday, September 8th) is Raghuvanshi’s Birthday, and the lad has opted to celebrate his special day by open sourcing the Sock Puppet 3 exploit to the general public, a move that he hopes will contribute to even more great works in the community:
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.
It was only within the past couple of weeks that Pwn20wnd and the Electra Team updated the unc0ver and Chimera jailbreak tools with support for iOS 12.4 by way of an updated Sock Puppet exploit, and while it was the first time in a long while that the latest version of iOS could be jailbroken, all fun things must, unfortunately, come to an end…
Apple released iOS 12.4.1 to the general public on Monday with bug fixes and security enhancements, one of which tended to the updated Sock Puppet exploit that Apple initially patched in iOS 12.3 and then inadvertently un-patched again in iOS 12.4.
Pwn20wnd updated the unc0ver jailbreak Saturday afternoon, officially bringing it up to version 3.5.6 with increased support for A12(X) devices running iOS 12.1.3-12.4.
As you might recall, Pwn20wnd released unc0ver v3.5.5 earlier this week with SSH support on the aforementioned device and firmware combinations, but citing a Tweet shared just this afternoon, the latest unc0ver update adds support for remounting and restoring the RootFS on those same devices:
Earlier today, the Electra Team released version 1.3.6 of the iOS 12-centric Chimera jailbreak with improvements for the Sock Puppet exploit and a fix for random crashes after jailbreaking, and as it would seem, they’ve just now pushed a similar update for the tvOS-centric ChimeraTV jailbreak.
The Electra Team announced ChimeraTV v1.3.6 via Twitter just a few minutes ago:
An updated version of the iOS 12-centric Chimera jailbreak tool was released by the Electra Team on Friday, officially bringing it up to version 1.3.6.
The Electra Team announced the latest update early this morning via Twitter, noting that it would improve the reliability of the Sock Puppet exploit and resolve a rare crash that could occur shortly after jailbreaking a device:
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:
The Electra Team released an updated version of the iOS 12-centric Chimera jailbreak tool late last night, officially bringing it up to version 1.3.3 on the team’s website.
Citing a Tweet shared via the Electra Team’s official Twitter account at the time of release, this update implements support for the new Sock Puppet 3 exploit by @umanghere, which enables support for A7-A8(X) devices on iOS 12.1.3-12.4:
Pwn20wnd has been hard at work over the last several days adding support for iOS 12.4 to the unc0ver jailbreak, and several updates later, it’s now more reliable on iOS 12.4 than it was at the time of the initial release; but one thing was missing since the start: A12(X) support.
Pwn20wnd addressed this concern Monday afternoon by releasing unc0ver v3.5.3, which brings ‘partial’ support for A12(X) devices running iOS 12.1.3-12.4. This should sound familiar to most since unc0ver already ‘partially’ supported A12(X) devices on earlier firmware versions.