How To Fix iOS 13 – iOS 13.5 Unc0ver Jailbreak Issues

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 17 Feb 2020

Unc0ver iOS 13 - iOS 13.3 Jailbreak

Over the weekend, the Unc0ver team updated its tool to support jailbreaking iPhone 11/Pro, iPhone XS/XR running iOS 13 – iOS 13.5. However, since the tool has just been released to the public, it is far from perfect and has a number of issues. If you have been trying to jailbreak your iPhone using Unc0ver but running into issues or problems, check out some possible solutions for them.

The Unc0ver team will be further improving their jailbreaking tool as they continue to receive more feedback from users. Until then, you will have to find workarounds to the bugs that you are running into or just wait it out for the team to update the tool if the jailbreak process keeps failing for you. Below are some possible workarounds and solutions to the bugs that you might be running into while trying to jailbreak your iPhone 11/Pro, iPhone XS/XR using Unc0ver.

If you have not yet jailbroken, you can follow our guide on how to jailbreak iPhone 11/Pro or iPhone XS/XR running iOS 13 – iOS 13.3 using Unc0ver.

Fix iOS 13 – iOS 13.5 Unc0ver Jailbreak Problems

Unable to Install Unc0ver Using AltStore

Trying to install Unc0ver on your iPhone using AltStore but running into issues? There can be a number of reasons behind this. Your best bet is to simply use a Mac for installing Unc0ver on your iPhone using AltStore. The Windows version of the app has some issues while the Mac version is relatively bug-free.

Unable to Download Apps from App Store

If you are unable to download or update apps from the App Store on your iPhone after jailbreaking it using Unc0ver, you are not alone. This issue was present in the first build of Unc0ver for iOS 13 – iOS 13.3 which the team has fixed since then. You should download and install the latest Unc0ver IPA on your iPhone and jailbreak it again to fix this issue.

If this does not work as well, you need to install the Appsync Unified tweak from Karen’s repo to fix the issue for good.

Not Receiving App Notifications

Similarly, if you are not receiving app notifications on your iPhone after jailbreaking it, update to the latest release of Unc0ver and then jailbreak the device again. This should solve the app notification issue for good.

Unc0ver Jailbreak Process Failing

It is possible that the Unc0ver app keeps failing to jailbreak your device. The app could crash or just seem stuck. In such a case, you need to close the Unc0ver app, clear all app cache, restart your device, turn on Airplane mode, and then try to jailbreak your device again.

Another method that seems to have worked for a lot of users in the /r/jailbreak community can be found below:

  • Power on device
  • Kill all background apps
  • Enable Airplane mode
  • Open uncover
  • Open settings, scroll to the bottom
  • Go see (refresh) widgets
  • Back to the home screen
  • Kill uncover app
  • Open uncover app, go to settings, check Auto-Respring
  • Go to main screen of Uncover
  • Count to 5-10 (CPU cooldown)
  • Press Jailbreak

You might have to repeat the above steps 1-3 times but it will eventually work.

Cydia Not Accessible

If you are unable to access Cydia on your jailbroken iPhone, open the Unc0ver app on your iPhone/iPad, go to Settings, and select reinstall Cydia followed by reset Cydia cache options.

Apple ID Not Being Accepted

If you are unable to add your Apple ID to AltStore or if it is throwing an error, trying using a different Apple ID. You might as well create a new one for this purpose.

Not Getting ‘Open In…’ Option for AltStore

If you are not getting the option to open the Unc0ver IPA in the ‘Open In..’ menu of your PC, you can simply go to Unc0ver’s website and tap on the download button on your iPhone. This will automatically prompt you to open the app in AltStore.

Once you are done jailbreaking your iPhone using Unc0ver, check out the list of the best iOS 13.5 compatible tweaks for it.

Update: The above steps will also work if you are facing issues while jailbreaking your iPhone running iOS 13.5 using the latest version of Unc0ver.