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.
We are going to release #unc0ver 5.0.0 with support for every signed iOS version on every device using a 0day kernel vulnerability from @Pwn20wnd in sponsorship with https://t.co/l4SDOTDUla very soon. Update your devices to 13.5 and follow our progress on https://t.co/cNIUANaJr2. — unc0ver Team (@unc0verTeam) May 21, 2020
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.