Apple releases iOS 13.5.1 and iPadOS 13.5.1 with security fixes

Apple has released iOS 13.5.1 and iPadOS 13.5.1 with security fixes, likely for unc0ver jailbreak. It is a minor update, less than 100MB in size.

The update follows the release of iOS 13.5, which included the new Exposure Notifications framework, faster Face ID unlock when wearing a mask, FaceTime call changes, and more. Apple’s release notes for this update simply mention the following:

iOS 13.5.1 provides important security updates and is recommended for all users.

There is always a cat and mouse game going on between Apple and the jailbreak community. Every time there is a major jailbreak release, Apple quickly follows up with a security fix update to close the vulnerabilities, which leaves jailbreak users locked out again. As per tradition, Apple has fixed the kernel vulnerabilities used by unc0ver 5.0.0 jailbreak in this update.

iOS 13.5.1 Update with Security Fixes

In case you are on a jailbroken version of iOS 13.5, do not update to iOS 13.5.1, as you would lose unc0ver jailbreak. Apple will also close the signing window for iOS 13.5 soon, so you will not be able to downgrade to jailbreak again.

If you do not care about iOS 13.5 jailbreak, you can update to iOS 13.5.1 by going to Settings > General > Software Update on your iPhone or iPad.

iOS 13.5.1 IPSW links

Here are the direct download links for iOS 13.5.1 from Apple’s servers:

Apple also released watchOS 6.2.6 and tvOS 13.4.6 updates with security fixes today.

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