Jailbreak Tool 'unc0ver' 5.0 Released With iOS 13.5 Compatibility

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The team behind the "unc0ver" jailbreaking tool for iOS has released version 5.0.0 of its software that claims to have the ability to jailbreak "every signed iOS version on every device" using a zero-day kernel vulnerability by Pwn20wnd, a renowned iOS hacker. The announcement comes just days after it was announced that the tool would soon launch.

The unc0ver website highlights how the tool has been tested extensively across a range of iOS devices on several different software versions. The site also mentions that the jailbreaking tool is compatible across all devices running between iOS 11.0 and iOS 13.5.

As for security, unc0ver's website says it utilizes "native system sandbox exceptions" so that "security remains intact while enabling access to jailbreak files."


Before the release of unc0ver's jailbreak tool, the only way to jailbreak devices up to the ?iPhone? 8 and ?iPhone? X was by using the "checkra1n" tool.

Unc0ver's latest jailbreaking tool can be downloaded now from its website.

Article Link: Jailbreak Tool 'unc0ver' 5.0 Released With iOS 13.5 Compatibility
 
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Lounge vibes 05

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Is jailbreaking really still a thing?
No where near as much as it was back in the iOS 4 and iOS 5 days, when Apple significantly limited certain features like Siri to certain iPhones, notification management was terrible, there was no control center, there was no multitasking, a lot of apps cost a lot of money, The share sheet only worked with services Apple specifically integrated with, etc.
Ever since then, the iPhones opened up dramatically, so now most people that jailbreak only do it for small tweaks like changing colors of Apple icons and stuff like that. There’s not a lot of extremely useful things jailbreaking can do nowadays, but for those who want to customize every nook, cranny, icon, font color, and sound effect with their phone, they still will.
 
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Lounge vibes 05

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No where near as much as it was back in the iOS 4 and iOS 5 days, when Apple significantly limited certain features like Siri to certain iPhones, notification management was terrible, there was no control center, there was no multitasking, a lot of apps cost a lot of money, The share sheet only worked with services Apple specifically integrated with, etc.
Ever since then, the iPhones opened up dramatically, so now most people that jailbreak only do it for small tweaks like changing colors of Apple icons and stuff like that. There’s not a lot of extremely useful things jailbreaking can do nowadays, but for those who want to customize every nook, cranny, icon, font color, and sound effect with their phone, they still will.
two things I forgot to mention, one is changing The default apps. People still like doing that.
But the main factor that jailbreaking has really gone down over the last five years is that people care a lot more about security on their phones than they did back in 2010 or around there. back then, most people kept all of the info on their computers, with not much on their phones. Nowadays the majority of our data is on our phones
 

gigapocket1

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Did we already know about a zero day exploit for iPhone 11? That’s concerning.
I did jailbreak but it’s not as concerning as you would think. It is a malicious app that runs.. but it had to be sideloaded.. ran.. and every time I reboot my device I have to click the app and it reboots the device and rejailbreaks it. So it doesn’t hold past a reboot.
 

nordique

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Is jailbreaking really still a thing?
Yes, and it’s better than it’s ever been, and the community is the largest it’s ever been

it’s really for people who enjoy theming and stuff now a days. Very high quality stuff out there.

love my dark icons or glyphs with my lock screen customization and customized dynamic wallpapers and my always on display and my text message Having different colours or status bar having different colours and icons

making the keyboard truly black and using the wasted space where the home bar is

I like removing the dock background and home bar

I like auto unlocking my phone when I look at it, none of that swiping up

I like being able to mimic the good old 3D Touch “press anywhere on keyboard to initiate cursor” not just the space bar

I enjoy custom gifs and moving wallpapers

I also like speeding up the Animations a bit, iPhone is very snappy with that

for me it’s mainly theming and a few tweaks

they have things like home screen tiles and widgets and stuff. Not for me but some people have some really awesome looking customizations

it’s a lot of little things but you can make it as big And as many changes or as small as you like.

Someone like myself enjoys changing icons and colours and wallpapers etc regularly so it’s right up my alley. Makes the phone feel fresh and you can change the look

with the incredible battery offered by the 11 Pro and Pro Max, you can really push these devices to do some amazing stuff like (real) multitasking and Always on displays and animated wallpapers
 

WannaGoMac

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Id love to get a list of things worth doing with a jailbreak nowadays. Changing the default app is one, though I like the Apple default apps so no gain for me.

Oh i see new post right above mine, looks like mostly visual modifications.
 

brinary001

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Completely unsurprised considering the huge amount of leaks streaming already thanks to the insecure traffic between employees’ homes and the Mother Ship. Seeing as how Apple’s usual Iron Curtain keeps many of their state secrets safe, they’re probably using carrier pigeons now by comparison...
 

WannaGoMac

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two things I forgot to mention, one is changing The default apps. People still like doing that.
But the main factor that jailbreaking has really gone down over the last five years is that people care a lot more about security on their phones than they did back in 2010 or around there. back then, most people kept all of the info on their computers, with not much on their phones. Nowadays the majority of our data is on our phones
Have to agree. I looked at this jailbreak and I would not be able to trust doing a jailbreak anymore. The idea of installing some random program on my computer, entering in my itunes password, having it do some "magical stuff" to my iPhone, just seems far too risky nowadays.
 

Septembersrain

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Yes, and it’s better than it’s ever been, and the community is the largest it’s ever been

it’s really for people who enjoy theming and stuff now a days. Very high quality stuff out there.

love my dark icons or glyphs with my lock screen customization and customized dynamic wallpapers and my always on display and my text message Having different colours or status bar having different colours and icons

making the keyboard truly black and using the wasted space where the home bar is

I like removing the dock background and home bar

I like auto unlocking my phone when I look at it, none of that swiping up

I like being able to mimic the good old 3D Touch “press anywhere on keyboard to initiate cursor” not just the space bar

I enjoy custom gifs and moving wallpapers

I also like speeding up the Animations a bit, iPhone is very snappy with that

for me it’s mainly theming and a few tweaks

they have things like home screen tiles and widgets and stuff. Not for me but some people have some really awesome looking customizations

it’s a lot of little things but you can make it as big And as many changes or as small as you like.

Someone like myself enjoys changing icons and colours and wallpapers etc regularly so it’s right up my alley. Makes the phone feel fresh and you can change the look

with the incredible battery offered by the 11 Pro and Pro Max, you can really push these devices to do some amazing stuff like (real) multitasking and Always on displays and animated wallpapers
Now I'm intrigued. What source do you use from Cydia for the unlock without having to swipe up?

What do you use for animation speeds?

Recommendations for changing the system font?

Thanks, it's been a while since I jailbroke an iPhone. I'm thinking I'll get into it again as I don't intend to upgrade my iOS from 13.3. Every iOS update seems to kill battery and I'm just too happy with the 11 PM.
 
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jk1211

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two things I forgot to mention, one is changing The default apps. People still like doing that.
But the main factor that jailbreaking has really gone down over the last five years is that people care a lot more about security on their phones than they did back in 2010 or around there. back then, most people kept all of the info on their computers, with not much on their phones. Nowadays the majority of our data is on our phones

Exactly. I jailbroke for years. Back then you would have a jailbreak same day a new iOS version released; for every one for quite a few years. You never had to hang bac OS versions to jailbreak.

Now you dont for months/years, if at all. And by that time it is several versions head with critical bug/security patches. And its just too much risk for a lot of people to take as privacy and security have really come to the forefront in the last fe years.

It's hard to get excited about this with iOS14 beta 1 basically under 30 days away.
 
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