unc0ver Jailbreak Team claim they Jailbreak iOS 13.5 version is ready regardless of the iPhone running it
Apple released iOS 13.5 to all supported smartphones including the old iPhones. The new Apple iOS 13.5 brings major improvements including the highly-anticipated Exposure Notification API to the iPhones. But it also has brought the jailbreakers to the forefront.
As you might already know, Apple iOS hackers are called jailbreakers. Jailbreaking is the privilege escalation of an Apple device for the purpose of removing software restrictions imposed by Apple on iOS, iPadOS, tvOS, and watchOS operating systems. The jailbreakers break the iOS and use the privilege escalation to run their own iOS fork on the iPhone.
Apple iOS 13.5 jailbreak
In the good old day, jailbreakers used to take months to break Apple’s protection for iOS iPhone operating system. But not anymore. As soon as Apple announced the release of iOS 13.5, a hacker team called unc0ver claimed that they can already unlock this OS version regardless of the device running it.
The unc0ver Team announced their intent in a tweet today. The tweet says that the unc0ver team will release a new jailbreak version, unc0ver 5.0 that will include support for iOS 13.5 and will be released soon.
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
In other words, using unc0ver 5.0, iPhone users can jailbreak pretty much any iPhone models running on the just-released iOS 13.5. We had already discussed how the iPhone has come a long way from being hackproof to have so many exploits that the prices of iPhone exploits have dropped drastically. A report indicated that the Android smartphone is now much more hackproof than iPhones.
Team unc0ver did not provide any specific date for the release of the jailbreak for iOS 13.5. It is surprising that the jailbreak team could jailbreak the new iOS so quickly as many iPhone users may not even have upgraded their phones to iOS 13.5
The unc0ver website indicates that the jailbreak tool for iOS 13.5 is under testing. They also state that their jailbreak tool will work on all devices running iOS 11 to iOS 13.5. The website also states that the progress of iOS 13.5 has reached “final stability tests” at 90%. This indicates that iOS 13.5 jailbreak version 5.0 is almost ready to go live for everyone.
Team unc0ver says that they tested the jailbreak on iOS 13.5 running on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone SE 2020, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 7 successfully.