The unc0ver jailbreak has received its biggest update yet, taking it to version 3.1.0.
While the release is one focused primarily on bug fixes and stability improvements instead of adding any new features, the update still does support iOS 11 through till iOS 12.1.1.
According to developer pwn20wnd, this update is “the biggest update to unc0ver yet” which is always something that is good news to those following along at home.
The biggest new change appears to be the ability to properly reload system daemons, something that users have been asking for through previous releases.
As for noticeable changes, there is one – a new progress HUD.
Here’s what the changelog for this latest version of unc0ver tells us:
-Rewrite the kernel patches from scratch to improve the stability and the reliability of the jailbreak
-Rewrite the preference management system from scratch to optimize the jailbreak
-Rewrite the diagnostics system from scratch to provide more useful information
-Rewrite unrestrict libary from scratch to improve the stability of the system after jailbreak
-Add support for switching from the other iOS 12 jailbreaks without restoring the root filesystem and losing data
-Make Unrestrict add sandbox exceptions for mach_lookup and mach_register
-Fix issues with processes looking up Substrate port on iOS 12 to fix stability and performance issues
-Fix support for the broken versions of RocketBootstrap and hid-support tweaks
-Fix the iMessage audio crash
-Fix FaceTime calls disappearing on some devices
-Fix Camera crash on some devices
-Update the local APT repo to include the latest updates from the Elucubratus repository, including the updated uikittools with rewritten uicache and sbreload commands to make refreshing the icon cache and reloading the SpringBoard significantly faster when installing packages from Cydia
-Refresh the icon cache during the root filesystem restore to fix jailbreak apps staying on the home screen after restoring the root filesystem
-Update mobilesubstrate to version 0.9.7033 to disable loader in the securityd daemon to fix a freeze issue on iOS 12
-Significantly improve the reliability of the jailbreak when using the machswap or the machswap2 exploit
-Wait for the user to tap OK on the jailbreak completed alert before respringing the device
-Improve the jailbreak’s self-repairability feature
-Add a progress HUD to display the status of the jailbreak process
-Optimize the code
-Add error-specific error messages
-Display info about the device on launch
-Clean up logging
-Reconfigure the “Reload System Daemons” and “Enable get-task-allow” preferences
-Make “Enable get-task-allow” a default option
-That’s a lot of bullet points and its easy to see why this is being labelled as such a big and important update. As with all jailbreaks, the need for everything to go smoothly is paramount and having bugs fixed is often more important than adding fancy new features.
The latest version of unc0ver can be grabbed from its GitHub page here.
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