unc0ver

Stay up-to-date with the latest news and releases of unc0ver, a semi-untethered jailbreak for all devices that support iOS and iPadOS 11.0 to 14.3.

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.

Substitute updated to v2.0.9 with additional minor bug fixes

Substitute, the tweak injection method used on the unc0ver jailbreak, and sometimes even the checkra1n jailbreak depending on personal preference, received yet another update on Friday, this time bringing the package up to version 2.0.9.

The latest update comes just one day after Sam Bingner published Substitute v2.0.8 with preliminary support and speed improvements for unc0ver on iOS & iPadOS 14. Substitute v2.0.9 isn’t quite as substantial of an update as the previous version, but it’s still recommended for all current users.

Substitute updated to v2.0.8 with preliminary support for unc0ver on iOS 14

The news officially broke early Thursday morning that unc0ver would receive an update with support for iOS & iPadOS 14.0-14.3 by way of a custom kernel exploit based on the recently released cicuta_verosa exploit by @ModernPwner.

With that in mind, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to unc0ver users that the jailbreak’s primary tweak injection method — Substitute — received a preliminary update this week to version 2.0.8.

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.

ReProvision developer reaffirms tool’s end of life, recommends AltStore instead

Many jailbreakers were taken by surprise this past week when apps installed by AltStore post-January 28th suddenly began crashing upon launch. AltStore’s development team quickly recognized the issue responsible the crashes, citing server-side issues on Apple’s end, and then released an update in the form of version 1.4.3 this afternoon to resolve it.

While AltStore certainly is popular among jailbreakers for its ease of side-loading jailbreak apps like Chimera, Odyssey, and unc0ver and keeping them signed via AltDaemon, another popular option for achieving the same means was ReProvision, which was also unfortunately impacted by Apple’s server-side changes. Worthy of note, however, it seems that ReProvision won’t be receiving any updates to fix the app crashes as AltStore did.

VPNCloak can help jailbreakers when the Jailbreaks.app certificate gets revoked

If you rely on a slide-loadable jailbreak such as Odyssey (iOS 13.0-13.7) or unc0ver (iOS 11, 12, and 13.0-13.5), then it can be devastating if your device suddenly reboots because of a dead battery or a glitch. When this happens, you’ll be without your jailbreak and any add-ons you installed until you can re-jailbreak again.

Sadly, with many signing service certificates being revoked left and right without notice and with AltStore suddenly not working for apps installed after January 28th, it almost seems like using these jailbreaks puts you right in the crossroads of frustration and unreliability. But perhaps it doesn’t need to.

Substitute v2.0.7 update adds improved support for cycript

Substitute, the tweak injection and code substitution method that is commonly utilized by the unc0ver jailbreak, and in some cases even the checkra1n jailbreak, received a major revamp with the launch of v2.0 at the start of this year.

Over the last couple of weeks, Substitute has seen a slew of smaller updates comprising of bug fixes and performance improvements, and as it would seem, there are more planned updates in the pipeline.

Substitute receives another update, this time to version 2.0.6

Sam Bingner of team unc0ver published yet another update for Substitute on Saturday, officially bringing the package up to version 2.0.6.

Substitute was only recently updated to version 2.0, touting notable performance and stability improvements for the tweak injection platform. Today’s update is just one of many released in the past week, with each of those gradually addressing bugs introduced by the latest version.

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.