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The team behind the "unc0ver" jailbreaking tool for iOS has announced an upcoming version of its software that can patch "every signed iOS version on every device" using a zero-day kernel vulnerability by Pwn20wnd, a renowned iOS hacker.

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If the claims are true, that would mean Apple's latest flagship devices like the iPhone 11, iPhone SE, and 2020 iPad Pro can be jailbroken, even if they're running iOS 13.5, which was released only yesterday.

This would be a significant development in the jailbreaking community, second only to last year's surprise announcement of "checkm8," an exploit found on nearly every chip made by Apple, which paved the way for a permanent, non-patchable jailbreak on hundreds of millions of affected iOS devices.

"Checkm8" was the first publicly available boot room exploit for iOS devices since the iPhone 4 in 2010.


The unc0ver team didn't say when the updated tool would be released, but final stability tests are currently being performed, according to their website.

"Checkra1n," another jailbreaking tool made by the same security researcher responsible for the "checkm8" exploit, is presently the only way to unlock devices up to the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, which use Apple's A11 Bionic chip.

Article Link: Jailbreak for All iOS 13.5 Devices Close to Release, Claim Hackers
 
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BulkSlash

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Who remembers jailbreakme from back in the day? 😂

I remember seeing devices in the Apple Store with that page loaded up in Safari! The staff must have been factory resetting devices every five minutes back then.

I haven't jailbroken in ages, stock iOS pretty much does everything I'd want these days. The only exception being lack of picture-in-picture for videos on the iPhone. IIRC there was a jailbreak hack to enable that but I don't know if it still exists/works.
 
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TiggrToo

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I guess this only cover small portion of iOS geeks outside there. Majority of iOS users aren’t bother with jailbreaking nowadays.

Way back when I used to root Android devices I used to notice that as well. It always seemed the root aficionados thought they were far more numerous than they actually were. Whenever Verizon released another phone with a locked bootloader they were always "who's going to buy this then?" oblivious to the truth that the answer was "most people"...
 
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imlovinit

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I remember seeing devices in the Apple Store with that page loaded up in Safari! The staff must have been factory resetting devices every five minutes back then.

I haven't jailbroken in ages, stock iOS pretty much does everything I'd want these days. The only exception being lack of picture-in-picture for videos on the iPhone. IIRC there was a jailbreak hack to enable that but I don't know if it still exists/works.

That’s the only tweak I missed, videopane, for the picture in picture option. I know many don’t see the benefit of such on a phone but it was always a handy piece for me.

i don’t see a huge benefit for me to jb nowadays but i cant deny that I am curious to try and jb at least on the iPad to mess around.
 
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joss.b

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I can see myself using AltStore to sideload apps that don't (or can't) conform to Apple's strict iOS rules. But jailbreaking? Today? I assume it's great for security researchers, but I don't really see any added value for normal users.
 
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Fahad.sul3man

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Haven't jailbroken mine in years, what's the point nowadays, are there still features you really need by compromising the security on your device.

Stability was always an issue on the iPhones I had it on, so just after a short while I went back to stock iOS.
The point is it allows Apple to ‘inspire’ new and innovative features to be integrated into next iOS
 
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ingambe

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Way back when I used to root Android devices I used to notice that as well. It always seemed the root aficionados thought they were far more numerous than they actually were. Whenever Verizon released another phone with a locked bootloader they were always "who's going to buy this then?" oblivious to the truth that the answer was "most people"...
TBH buying an android phone with a locked boot loader is a mistake, the support is far from ideal (except for a rew brand like the galaxy, pixel, etc...), so you end up really fast with an outdated os version
I made this mistake with the LG G6 once, excellent smartphone, terrible software support, will not get fooled again
 
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TiggrToo

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TBH buying an android phone with a locked boot loader is a mistake, the support is far from ideal (except for a rew brand like the galaxy, pixel, etc...), so you end up really fast with an outdated os version
I made this mistake with the LG G6 once, excellent smartphone, terrible software support, will not get fooled again

Except they most people won't care, yet alone know. It may be a mistake to you, it isn't for the overwhelming vast majority of Android users.

What they going to do with an unlocked bootloader? Flashing isn't for the faint of heart and most smartphone users are happy just to do the bear minimum to keep their device running.
 
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Smith288

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I jailbreak. It’s just novelty now but one bonus is geolocation spoofing. Handy for video streaming services. Then the video overlay. I have some other silly customizations like the barrel springboard. Unc0ver crashes probably 3 times a day. Minor annoyance but sometimes I’ll just run in safe mode for giggles.
 
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TiggrToo

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You don't really own your device until you jailbreak it. The majority don't mind walking around with shackles. It's the minority that want full use of the device they've paid for.

Wrong. Jailbreaking doesn't do anything extra as it pertains to "owning" a device.

Even with a phone that's been jailbroken there's still limitations as to what you can and can't do. However none of that affects the ownership.

Most people would argue that having a relatively stable Operating System fully supported by Apple is far more important than something like blocking ads on YouTube via Jailbreak.

You may prefer a jailbroken device, and that's totally fine. However you do not speak for everyone.
 
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