After a long beta test, Apple finally released iOS 12.4 to the public on Monday for both iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch.
While sometimes it may be tempting to update the latest version of iOS to take advantage of the latest new features, performance enhancements and security updates, jailbreakers and ambitious jailbreakers will be able to steer far from installing today's software update.
Perhaps not surprisingly, iOS 12.4 has a lot of security updates that make jailbreaking this version of iOS significantly more challenging. Also, iOS 12.4 fixes all published jailbreak-centric exploits to date, meaning neither Chimera nor unc0ver can jailbreak it.
As always, we recommend that the jailbreak community adhere to the good advice once given by unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd: [19659005OnlyBestAvailableversion.
This is whether you are already imprisoned or you want to jailbreak soon; This is because we are more likely to see a wild exploitation for iOS 12.3 than for the new iOS 12.4 update.
Pwn20wnd confirmed this very wise advice right after iOS 12.4 launched this afternoon:
At this time, unc0ver can just jailbreak up to iOS 12.2 on all except A12 (X) devices, while Chimera can currently jailbreak up to iOS 12.3 (BETA) devices (but not the iOS 12.3 release). It remains to be seen if this can change anytime soon, and therefore we recommend sitting still on which firmware you are on and avoiding any updates if you want jailbreaking.
Which firmware are you currently using and why? Please let us know in the comments below.