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Apple’s latest iOS 13.5 is now jailbroken

The jailbreak isn’t open source yet; neither is the iOS vulnerability that’s exploited.

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Apple’s latest mobile software release iOS 13.5 is now jailbroken. The jailbreak comes from the team behind the unc0ver jailbreak tool which now supports jailbreaking iOS devices running between iOS 11.0 and iOS 13.5.

The unc0ver version 5 jailbreak exploits a zero-day kernel vulnerability discovered by security researcher Pwn20wd, the lead developer of unc0ver jailbreak. The software claims to jailbreak “every signed iOS version on every device,” and has been tested extensively across a range of devices running different iOS versions.

The unc0ver’s website mentions that it “utilizes native system sandbox exceptions,” creating a secure process while reading jailbreak files as no user data is touched. The jailbreak isn’t open source yet; neither is the iOS vulnerability that’s exploited.

You can download unc0ver jailbreak tool from here.

Before the release of unc0ver version 5 jailbreak, the only way to jailbreak iOS devices up to iPhone 8 and iPhone X was by using the checkra1n jailbreak tool. It exploited a hardware vulnerability (checkm8 bootrom exploit) in some iOS devices, meaning Apple cannot patch the vulnerability with a software update, making select devices jailbreakable for life. More information on cheackra1n jailbreak available here.

With Apple’s ecosystem being more secure over the past years, the once-very-active jailbreak community has been shrinking gradually. However, recent development seems hopeful.

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