How to Jailbreak iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and iPad Pro Running iOS 12.4 Using unc0ver Jailbreak

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 23 Sep 2019

Unc0ver Jailbreak for iPhone XS, iPhone XR iOS 12.4

The team behind Unc0ver has managed to do it again! They have released a full-fledged iOS 12.4 jailbreak for A12 Bionic devices like the iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPad mini 5, and the 2018 iPad Pro. If you are looking to jailbreak your iPhone XS or iPhone XR running iOS 12.4, follow this guide.

The jailbreak for A12 Bionic devices running iOS 12.4 is a bit different from the jailbreak for previous iPhones and iPads. It does not involve any PAC bypass and has been done in a very clean manner that makes it smoother and faster than previous jailbreak tools.

Compatible Devices

The latest release of Unc0ver (v3.7.0) is compatible with all A12 Bionic devices running iOS 12.4:
  • iPhone XS
  • iPhone XS Max
  • iPhone XR
  • iPad mini 5
  • 11″ iPad Pro (2018)
  • 12.9″ iPad Pro (2018)

You can only jailbreak iOS 12.4 on iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and other A12 Bionic devices. iOS 12.4.1 or releases older than iOS 12.4 are not supported by Unc0ver 3.7.0.


  • Delete any iOS 12 OTA update file from Settings -> Storage and reboot your device before attempting to jailbreak it.
  • Unc0ver jailbreak has complete support for Cydia and Substrate.
  • Make sure to create a backup of all important data on your device before proceeding with the jailbreaking steps.

Guide to Jailbreak iPhone XS and iPhone XR Running iOS 12.4 Using Unc0ver

Follow the steps mentioned below to jailbreak iOS 12 – iOS 12.1.2 on your iPhone:

Step 1: Download Latest Unc0ver beta

Go to on your iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPad mini 5, or iPad Pro running iOS 12.4. Use the search bar to find Unc0ver. Tap on Get followed by Install. Wait for the app to download and install on your iOS device.

Step 2: Trust Certificate

Head over to Settings-> General -> Profile. Tap the developer name and trust the certificate. You will not be able to launch the Unc0ver jailbreak app on your iPhone/iPad without this.

Step 3: Jailbreak iOS 12.4 Using unc0ver

Open Unc0ver, tap the Jailbreak button and wait for the app to do its job. Your iPhone or iPad will respring during the process after which you should see the Cydia icon on your home screen.

If the app ends up freezing, wait for a few minutes. In case that does not work, reboot your iPhone/iPad and then repeat the above steps.

Once you are done jailbreaking your iPhone XS, iPhone XR, or iPad running iOS 12.4, check out our exhaustive list of iOS 12 – iOS 12.4 compatible jailbreak tweaks to take full advantage of your jailbreak. If you face any problems using unc0ver to jailbreak iOS 12.4, then check our post on how to fix unc0ver jailbreak issues.

Let us know how it goes in the comments.