Latest iOS jailbreak now works on iPhones running iOS 14.3 or lower
Users should note that jailbreaking their iPhones circumvents the security protocols Apple put in place to keep the device safe, and should ideally be used for academic purposes and not on your primary or main phone.
A few years ago, ‘jailbreaking' your iPhone was the only way to truly unlock an iPhone's real potential and enable customisation options like rudimentary support for widgets on the desktop and an alternative to the App Store. Since then, Apple has lowered the limitations and opening up the iOS experience with more customisation and allowing users to set third-party apps as default while also tightening the screws around iOS itself to prevent enthusiasts from finding loopholes to exploit.
As a result, interest in jailbreaking iPhones has largely worn off, but there is still a sizeable number of users that are definitely interested in modding their devices and unc0ver, one such team, announced on Saturday that they have released a new jailbreak that works on iOS 14.3 and below. The exploit involves gaining elevated privileges on your iPhone after sideloading an app that takes advantage of a security loophole.
While we recommend that users who are unaware of the risks and consequences associated with jailbreaking an iPhone stay away from doing so, more experienced users can install version 6.0.0 of the unc0ver jailbreak - only if they haven't updated their devices to iOS 14.4 which was released on January 26. That version of iOS, which is currently the latest stable version at the time of writing this article, has been patched by Apple to block the exploit.
The steps involve heading to unc0ver.dev and following any of the steps mentioned for Windows, macOS and Linux systems, then adding the repository to your source list in Cydia. Then you can install ReProvision and download the latest version of unc0ver by downloading the IPA file on the unc0ver.dev webpage, tapping the share icon and opening the file in ReProvision. Your iPhone will now be jailbroken. Users should note that jailbreaking their iPhones circumvents the security protocols Apple put in place to keep the device safe, and should ideally be used for academic purposes and not on your primary or main phone.