It doesn’t feel good to have a newer iPhone right now, especially when those with iPhone X have been enjoying the fruits of iOS 13 jailbreak for many months. Even months after its release we have not seen the jailbreak for iOS 13 or iPadOS 13 for A12 and A13 devices, while those with iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max have yet to see the first public jailbreak for their devices.
Good news is all this can change in the near future, as developer and iOS researcher Brandon Azad has announced his plans of releasing a proof-of-concept exploit that will enable hackers to achieve read and write access on iPhone 11 running iOS 13.3. With read/write access it would become possible for jailbreak developers to create working jailbreaks for A13 powered devices and release them for public.
unc0ver tool’s developer Pwn20wnd has already announced his plans of updating the unc0ver tool with support for iPhone 11 jailbreak once Azad has released his exploit. He even went as far as suggesting that users should keep their devices on iOS 13.3, and downgrade to iOS 13.3 in case they have upgraded to iOS 13.3.1, so they can take advantage of this potential jailbreak release.
If you're interested in bootstrapping iOS kernel security research on A13, keep an iPhone 11 on iOS 13.3. I will be releasing a proof-of-concept exploit that provides kernel read/write on iPhone12,3 17C54.
— Brandon Azad (@_bazad) February 4, 2020
This is a big news as it comes from a developer with proven track record of publicly releasing exploits that were useful in the development of public jailbreak tools. Previously Azad has released his tfp0 exploits that were used in the development of unc0ver and Chimera jailbreak tools for iOS 12.
No ETA has been shared with users, so the release could happen in a few days, weeks or could take months. unc0ver developer Pwn20wnd has announced that he will start working on updating unc0ver jailbreak for iO3.3 as soon as the new exploit is released by Azad. We will update you with more updates once they become available.
FWIW, I will be working on updating the unc0ver jailbreak for iOS 13.0-13.3 as soon as the new kernel exploit is available.
For now, make sure that automatic software updates are disabled on your device and save blobs for iOS 13.3.
— @Pwn20wnd (@Pwn20wnd) February 5, 2020