As anticipated, the Unc0ver team has released unc0ver 5.0, a jailbreak that works with every iPhone running iOS 11 or newer, including iOS 13.5 — yes, you read that right, The new jailbreak even cracks iPhones running Apple’s latest and greatest version of iOS.
The new software can patch “every signed iOS version on every device” is on the way. The new version uses a zero-day kernel vulnerability by Pwn20wnd, a renowned iOS hacker.
Lead developer Pwn20wnd told Wired that this only really “adds exceptions to the existing [security] rules.” It should maintain user data protections, preserve Apple’s sandboxing (to prevent apps from accessing unauthorized info) and allow secure features like Apple Pay and iMessage. However, it’s based on a zero-day exploit. The same flaw that allows derestricting iOS could also be used for malicious purposes, and it may take a while for Apple to patch the vulnerability. Jailbreaking can also the number of conduits for attacks simply by removing some barriers, and there hasn’t been enough time to asses just what added security risks there are, if any.
As always, MacTrast (and Apple) recommend you do not jailbreak your device, as it leaves you open to security issues you would normally not face. However, if you enjoy living on the edge, then have at it and feel free to share your experiences in the comments section below.