The tool was initially released in last October by the developer Pwn20wnd with the collaboration of Sam Binger Ian Beer and few other developers. As you know, iOS 12 is the twelfth major release of the iOS operating system. It has been about 5 months after releasing the iOS 12 public version and by now iOS 12.4 is the latest software update that available to the public. But there are only a few jailbreak tools which are compatible with iOS 12 and its updates. unc0ver jailbreak is one of them which is compatible with iOS 12 to iOS 12.4 jailbreak and it has become the most successful tool for iOS 12 by now.
Update: Waiting after months, Pwn20wnd finally released the latest update of unc0ver jailbreak to the jailbreak seekers. This latest unc0ver 3.5.0 version supports up to iOS 12.4 jailbreak except iOS 12.3 - iOS 12.3.2. Also, unc0ver jailbreak 3.5.0 adds support for A7 to A11 chipset devices.
Important: There's one thing you need to know that Unc0ver 3.5.0 still not supports A12 devices and only supports from A7 to A11 devices. In simple, you are not allowed to jailbreak iOS 12.4 running iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR & iPad Pro 2018.
If you are a fresher who visited this website for the first time, you may not have a complete idea about jailbreaking. Jailbreaking refers to remove software restrictions which have been imposed on the iOS mobile operating system. You cannot install or alter your iOS device due to these software restrictions. That is why you have to remove the restrictions using jailbreak tools like unc0ver jailbreak, Electra Jailbreak or another tool.
You will be able to download and install applications, tweaks, themes, and extensions which are not offered by Apple's app store. Also, you can have apps for free which Apple sells you for free after jailbreaking your Apple iDevice. Also, you can alter your mobile operating system by adding tweaks and enhance usability. If you are using a carrier-locked iOS device you can unlock it after jailbreaking.
- Add iOS 12.4 support to the Sock Port (A7-A7X) and Sock Puppet (A8-A11) exploits
For now, iOS 12.4 is the most recent minor software update of iOS 12 and it was released to the public on July 22, 2019. This update introduces a new feature called iPhone migration which can transfer files directly from an old iPhone to a new iPhone along with a bunch of bug fixes.
What we are going to say is if your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device is running the newly released iOS 12.4 update, you can easily jailbreak iOS 12.4 using Unc0ver 3.5.0 version. This is a great achievement for the jailbreak community because it was not possible to jailbreak iOS 12.4 for a long time.
Note: Make sure to get a complete backup of your device using iTunes since jailbreaking affects your mobile operating system. In case the process goes wrong you may recover the data if you have a backup
Step 01 - Download Unc0ver IPA file and place it on your computer desktop.
Step 02 - Next, download & install the Cydia Impactor on your computer. Make sure to download correct Cydia impactor version according to your desktop version.
Step 03 - Connect your device to the computer and wait until Cydia Impactor recognizes the device.
Step 04 - After recognizing your device Click, Drag & Drop Unc0ver IPA file on to the Cydia impactor interface.
Step 05 - Next, Cydia impactor will show you a dialog box to enter your Apple credentials to complete the app sideloading process.
Step 06 - As soon as, you provided the Apple ID and Apple Password Cydia impactor will sideload the Unc0ver jailbreak app on your device.
Step 07 - You will see the jailbreak application on the device's home screen after a few seconds. But you cannot run the app unless trust the app. If you try to do so you will only get an error message.
Step 08 - Follow Settings >>General >>Profiles & Device Management >> Enterprise App heading>> Tap on Unc0ver app>> Tap on "Trust" button to trust the app.
Step 09 - Now, put your iDevice on Airplane mode after disabling Siri and Passcode.
Step 10 - Restart the device run the jailbreak application.
Step 11 - As the final step, tap on the "Jailbreak" button to jailbreak your iOS device.
After the successful jailbreaking process, you will see Cydia on your home screen confirming that you have jailbroken your device properly.
Currently, Unc0ver Jailbreak does not support iOS 12.1.3 & iOS 12.1.2. Therefore you have to downgrade your system iOS 12.1.1 beta 3 since it is still being signed by the Apple. After downgrading your device you can jailbreak it using Unc0ver jailbreak. The same jailbreak processes are applicable after downgrading.
Before downgrade, your iOS device makes sure to install the latest version of iTunes on your Windows computer MacOS. If you have already installed application make sure to update it to the latest version. Also, download the iOS 12.1.1 beta 3 IPSW file which matches your device model.
Developer Credit goes to Pwn20wnd (@Pwn20wnd), Sam Binger (@sbingner), Ian Beer (@i41nbeer), Dennis Bednarz, and Samg_is_a_ninja for developing the unc0ver jailbreak for free and putting effort on adding 4k device support of iOS 12 which means we will be able to have iOS 12 Apple Tv Jailbreak in near future.