Apple surprised: iOS 13.5 already cracked
Just about a week ago, Apple presented the latest version of iOS and iPadOS 13 for iPhone and iPad.
Only a few days later, those who do not want to be satisfied with the limitations of Apple’s operating systems can now be happy.
unc0ver 5.0: Jailbreak available for iPhone and iPad with iOS 13.5
iOS and iPadOS 13.5 not only brought some helpful novelties with them but as usual, also closes some important security gaps.
However, Apple’s developers apparently made a mistake.
As 9to5Mac reports, this gap already enabled a jailbreak for current iPhones and iPad.
This also includes devices on which the last software version is running.
A list of the supported and tested hardware and software combinations can also be found on the page.
This includes not only iPhone 7 to iPhone 11 Pro Max but also some iPad models.
The jailbreak makes it possible to remove various software locks, which allows, for example, the installation of apps that are not allowed in the app store.
In addition, there is the possibility of deeper modifications to iOS and iPadOS, which Apple does not allow ex-works.
These include, for example, changes to the look of the operating systems.
Thanks to unc0ver, a jailbreak is also available for iPhone 11 with iOS 13.5:
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unc0ver: Jailbreak using macOS, Windows and Linux
A Mac or PC with macOS, Windows or Linux can be used for the initial jailbreak with uncover.
The developers have listed a list of the necessary steps for the respective operating system on the website.
As 9to5Mac writes, this is an advantage over other previously available jailbreaks such as “Checkra1n” – this requires macOS.
Checkra1n exploits a hardware error in Apple’s A5 to A11 chips – iPhone 4S to iPhone X -. Therefore, future software updates by Apple cannot prevent jailbreaks that use this vulnerability.
Before installing a jailbreak, however, it must be remembered that, for example, some regular apps may no longer work.
This can include not only games but also banking apps that can detect the jailbreak and then refuse to serve.