Apple releases iOS 13.5.1 update with the Unc0ver jailbreak vulnerability patch
Last week, 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 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. Don’t forget to read Hackers hack Apple’s iPhone iOS 13.5 released just hours ago, say Jailbreak ready
Now after a week of the vulnerability been found by the Unc0ver hacker Apple has released iOS 13.5.1 today, which the company says “provides important security updates and is recommended for all users,” the update is meant to patch out the kernel vulnerability used by the recent Unc0ver jailbreak.
This made clear that the 13.5.1 was released to patch the unc0ver vulnerability from being able to “execute arbitrary code with kernel privileges. The Unc0ver jailbreak was particularly notable in the iOS jailbreaking community because it was available on the then-current iOS 13.5, allowing users of the latest Apple devices to install new software features outside of Apple’s gated App Store.
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. Well as Apple has pushed the patched update it won’t be possible for the users to jailbreak their smartphones. Apple has been quite responsive about its security and solving issues that make the company flagships break down.
All Features of Apple’s iOS 13.5.1
Face ID and Passcode
- Simplified unlock process for devices with Face ID when you are wearing a face mask
- Passcode field automatically presented after swiping up from the bottom of the Lock screen when you are wearing a face mask
- Also works when authenticating with the App Store, Apple Books, Apple Pay, iTunes, and other apps that support signing in with Face ID
- Exposure Notification API to support COVID-19 contact tracing apps from public health authorities
- Option to control automatic prominence on Group FaceTime calls so video tiles do not change size when a participant speaks
- Option to automatically share health and other essential information from your Medical ID with emergency services when you place an emergency call (the US only)
This update also includes bug fixes and other improvements.
- Fixes an issue where users may see a black screen when trying to play streaming video from some websites
- Addresses an issue in the share sheet where suggestions and actions may not load
iOS 13.5.1 provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.
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