unc0ver jailbreak for iOS 11 - iOS 14
Undoubtedly, unc0ver stands out as the most advanced jailbreak tool available for exploiting iOS 11 through iOS 14. This article will guide you through the process of installing the unc0ver app on your iPhone or iPad, which will allow you to install Cydia.
What is unc0ver?
unc0ver jailbreak is an app that allows you to exploit iOS 14 and install Cydia on your iPhone or iPad. This user-friendly app automatically detects your device's name, model, processor type, iOS version, and kernel version to determine the appropriate exploit to jailbreak.
Once you've successfully jailbroken your iPhone using unc0ver, several changes will be made by default. For instance, iOS auto-updates will be blocked, Cydia and OpenSSH will be installed, and app revokes will be disabled. With the Cydia package manager, you can easily access the best repositories with various tweaks. Additionally, there are other options available.
In addition to Cydia, unc0ver jailbreak also installs an SSH server by default. This feature enables you to connect to your iDevice using a terminal and SSH client. The jailbreak also has the capability to set a nonce generator. However, it is important to note that since this is a semi-untethered jailbreak, you will need to reapply the jailbreak every time you restart your iPhone.
To enable you to take full advantage of your already jailbroken devices, unc0ver jailbreak uses Substitute, a powerful tweak injection system. With the newly designed tweak injection system in Substitute 2.0, unc0ver and checkra1n jailbreaks on iOS 11 through iOS 14 are now able to achieve unprecedented app loading speeds. This system permits the loading of a large number of tweaks, allowing for maximum customization with minimal overhead.
Note: Unfortunately, unc0ver jailbreak is no longer under active maintenance, and it appears unlikely that it will receive updates to support future iOS 15 or iOS 16.
unc0ver comes loaded with a plethora of useful settings. For instance, the "Restore RootFS" option allows you to effectively uninstall the jailbreak without losing any user data. In case Cydia stops working correctly, you can use the "Reinstall Cydia" option, thereby resolving the issue.
The app provides a variety of additional options, including dark mode, tweak loading, icon cache refreshing, TFP0 exporting, and OpenSSH server reinstallation. Moreover, you can enable the log window to observe the processes taking place in the background while jailbreaking.
Determining which devices and firmware are supported by unc0ver can be a bit complicated, as it depends on a variety of variables. However, once installed, unc0ver jailbreak will automatically detect whether your device is supported or not. It supports all releases of iOS 14 – iOS 14.8.
Currently, unc0ver jailbreak does not support iOS 15, as it has not received any updates to support the latest version of the iOS operating system. Although there are some exploits available to access read and write privileges, at present, there is no jailbreak that supports any iOS 15 version. Moreover, the developer of the unc0ver project seems to have abandoned the project, as there have been no recent updates from them for several months.
unc0ver Jailbreak for iOS 11.0 - iOS 12.4 was initially released as an open-source project, with all files listed on the GitHub Repository. If you are using a macOS, building the project is a straightforward process. The source code was first released on July 12, 2019, and has not been updated to the latest releases of unc0ver with support for iOS 13 or iOS 14.
As long as you have the standard libraries for Xcode projects, you should be able to proceed without any issues. Approximately 55% of the code is written in C, and 42% in Objective-C. The source code is under the BSD 3-Clause License. However, it seems unlikely that the source code will ever be released to the public for newer iOS releases.
- iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max.
- iPhone XS and XS Max.
- iPhone XR.
- iPad Mini (2019).
- iPad Air (2019).
- iPhone X (only iOS 12).
- iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8.
- iPhone 7 Plus. iPhone 7.
- iPhone 5S.
- iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6.
- iPhone SE.
- iPhone 5s.
- iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Max.
- iPhone XR.
- iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS.
- iPad Mini (5th gen).
- iPad Air 1.
- iPad Air (2019, 3rd gen).
Download unc0ver IPA
unc0ver jailbreak is distributed as an IPA package that can be easily sideloaded on your device running iOS 11 – iOS 14. Download unc0ver IPA and install the app with your favorite IPA installer such as Sideloadly (recommended),SideStore, AltStore, Gbox, Esign, or Bullfrog Assistant.
Note: If you don't have a developer certificate, you can use your free Apple account to sign and install unc0ver IPA and use it for up to 7 days before it needs to be re-signed.
To install unc0ver IPA on your iOS 14 device using Sideloadly app, follow these steps:
- Download unc0ver IPA from the link below.
- Run Sideloadly application on your PC or Mac.
- Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer via USB.
- Load unc0ver IPA file into the app to begin the installation process.
- Enter your Apple ID to sign the unc0ver IPA file.
- Click the “Start” button to begin sideloading the IPA file onto your device.
- When prompted, enter the password for your Apple ID.
- Open the Settings app from the Home Screen.
- Navigate to “General” → “VPN & Device Management”.
- Click on the developer app associated with your email.
- Tap “Trust” to allow the app to run.
Linus Henze, the dev behind Fugu14 Jailbreak and the untether for iOS 14.3 up to iOS 14.5.1, discovered a new bug where CoreTrust allows to use of any root certificate to permanently sign any IPA file for all jailbroken devices running iOS 14 and iOS 15. Using this method you can install the unc0ver app on your iDevice so it will continue to work when rebooted to stock.
unc0ver app 6.2 with support for jailbreaking iOS 11 up to iOS 14.3 can be permanently signed with the recently released IPA Permasigner script for macOS and Linux.
With a few simple steps, it will permanently sign the unc0ver.IPA to allow the app to run without revokes and also on stock iOS. Below you can find the permanently signed unc0ver app.
- Download unc0ver-6.2-Untether.deb
- Install unc0ver app for iOS 14.0 - iOS 14.3 with a preferred method.
- Jailbreak the iOS 14 system with the installed app.
- Install the unc0ver Untether DEB package with Filza.
- Restart the device and re-jailbreak with unc0ver app.
Recent releases of the unc0ver app can be signed permanently but they will fail to jailbreak due to the error that occurred while disabling codesigning on step 18. To make the latest unc0ver 8.0.2 app work permanently you must to sign and install the app with AltStore and jailbreak. Next, install the unc0ver untether 8.0.2 deb package on your device.
unc0ver Fugu14-based untether
unc0ver Fugu14-based untethered jailbreak is available for all arm64e devices (iPhone XS and newer) running on iOS 14.3 up to iOS 14.5.1. In this case, it means that the unc0ver app will not be revoked after 7-days and will work even after a reboot of your device.
Therefore you can jailbreak your device at any time without worrying about losing access to tweaks or jailbreak apps. unc0ver Fugu14-based untethered jailbreak can be easily installed using AltStore signing tool and the latest version of unc0ver IPA.
Basically, the Fugu14 untether sets a placeholder in the Spotlight app and executes a few more exploit commands to install unc0ver like any other app from the App Store.
The easiest way to install Fugu14 on your device with Cydia and unc0ver is through AltStore. Using this method unc0ver will not expire after 7-days or after a reboot of your device. AltStore will not allow for an untethered jailbreak instead it will permanently sign the unc0ver app.
- Download the latest version of AltStore.
- Install the AltStore app through AltServer.
- Connect your device via USB to your computer.
- Install unc0ver IPA file through AltStore.
- Tap on the Install Untethered Jailbreak button.
- Tap on Open Placeholder button.
- Tap on the blue Setup Fugu14 button.
- Tap on the OK button to patch unc0ver placeholder.
- Tap on the blue Install Untether button.
- Tap on the Reboot Now button when appears.
- Tap on the Install unc0ver button.
- Open unc0ver and jailbreak your device.
How to jailbreak iOS 14
Jailbreaking iOS 14 using the unc0ver app is a relatively straightforward process. Once you have installed the IPA package on your iPhone with a prefered method, you are just a few steps away from jailbreaking and installing Cydia, which will give you access to apps and tweaks.
- Open the unc0ver jailbreak from the Home Screen.
- Tap on the "Jailbreak" button to start.
- Wait till the system is exploited and respring your device.
- Open the Cydia app from the Home Screen and start installing tweaks.
Tip: It's important to note that the jailbreak will be disabled whenever you reboot your device. To re-enable it, simply open the unc0ver app again and tap on the "Jailbreak" button. If the app has expired, you will need to install it again using your preferred method.
Remove unc0ver jailbreak
To completely remove jailbreak installed with unc0ver App enable the Restore RootFS option from Settings. Re-jailbreak the device to restore the backup before jailbroken state.
If there is no option to re-jailbreak restart the device first. There is no need to manually remove installed tweaks and apps when using this function.
- Open the unc0ver app and go to Settings.
- Toggle the Restore RootFS (rec0ver) and Refresh Icon Cache options.
- Press Jailbreak or Re-jailbreak on the main screen.
unc0ver jailbreak creates an APFS snapshot allowing to restore of the iOS system to the state before jailbreak. If the Restore RootFS feature will not work there is another solution. SnapBack app can easily access the "orig-fs" snapshots and restore the system with one tap.
- Updated unc0ver to version 8.0.2.
- Added iOS 14.6 - iOS 14.8 support for A12 - A13 iPhones.
- Bug fixes for iOS 14.
- Built-in Fugu14 support with AltStore.
- Added iOS 14.4 - iOS 14.5.1 support for A12-A14 devices with Fugu14.
- Added a new safety feature.
- Fixes support for removing leftover files from a different jailbreak.
- Major stability and reliability improvements to iOS 14 support.
- Add support for iOS 12.4.9 - iOS 12.5.1, iOS 13.5.1 - iOS 13.7 and iOS 14.0 - iOS 14.3.
- Fix support for removing leftover files from RootLessJB.
- Add iOS 12.3 - iOS 12.3.1 and iOS 12.4.1 - iOS 12.4.8 (Latest versions) support for iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 and iPad Air 1 models with high exploit reliability.