There’s a Jailbreak Out for the Current Version of iOS
Over the years, Apple has made it prohibitively difficult to jailbreak iOS, which lets you install whatever software you want want on the normally locked-down devices. But on Saturday, the jailbreaking team Unc0ver released a tool that will jailbreak all versions of iOS from 11 to the 13.5. It’s been years since jailbreak has been available for a current version of iOS for more than a few days—making this yet another knock on Apple’s stuttering security image.
Unc0ver says that its jailbreak, which you can install using the longtime jailbreaking platforms AltStore and Cydia (but maybe don’t unless you’re absolutely sure you know what you’re doing) is stable, and doesn’t drain battery life or prevent use of Apple services like iCloud, Apple Pay, or iMessage. And the group claims that it preserves Apple’s user data protections and doesn’t undermine iOS’s sandbox security, which keeps programs running separately so they can’t access data they shouldn’t.