Jailbreak is akin to rooting on Android, it's a privilege escalation that exploit known flaws in iOS to gain root access and thus, grant users full control over their devices.
While the popular jailbreaking tool, known as "unc0ver" has released a new version of the software dubbed unc0ver v5.0.1 which is capable of unlocking any iPhone, including those running iOS 13.5. This tool allows iOS users to remove restrictions imposed by Apple, thereby allowing them access to additional customization and to run prohibited apps.
The developers also highlighted the extensive testings carried out to ensure compatibility on a broad range of iOS devices, from iPhone 6S to even the newer iPhone 11 models, which encompasses version iOS 11.0 through iOS 13.5; though versions 12.3 to 12.3.2 and 12.4.2 to 12.4.5 are excluded.
How Jailbreaking actually Works?
Jailbreaking is simply the removal of software restrictions imposed by Apple, thereby allowing users access to additional features like customization and use of otherwise prohibited apps.
It tend to be device specific and based on previously known vulnerabilities, therefore, jailbreaking is very much dependent on the iPhone model and iOS version, in order to be successfully replicated. However, it also weakens a device's security, which opens the door to all kinds of malware attacks.
The security risks, coupled with Apple's hardware and software lockdown, have made it pretty difficult a decision to jailbreak devices deliberately.
Downloading the new Unc0ver v5.0.1 Jailbreak
The new Unc0ver v5.0.1 jailbreak leverages a yet-unknown zero-day vulnerability, which the iPhone maker will eventually roll out a security update for likely in the coming weeks to patch the hole exploited by unc0ver.
But until then, the jailbreak can be downloaded and installed using an iOS, macOS, Linux, and Windows devices from the official website. And the usage instructions are available on the unc0ver website as well.