Cowabunga Lite for Windows allows iPhone & iPad customizations on MacDirtyCow devices

Lots of MacDirtyCow exploit users are familiar with the Cowabunga add-on that permits all kinds of system customizations that would ordinarily only be possible with a jailbreak. But as many Cowabunga users already know, a Windows-based version of this tool has been under development for quite some time.

Cowabunga Lite for Windows announcement.

Over the weekend, iOS developer Avangelista took to the official Discord server to announce the release of Cowabunga Lite for Windows PCs, an add-on that provides system customization options from the comfort of your computer as opposed to being all on-device.

Cowabunga Lite for Windows.

As you can see in the screenshot example above, Cowabunga Lite is a Windows-based program that, upon connecting your MacDirtyCow-compatible iPhone or iPad to your Windows computer, can be customized in various ways. Among the different ways you can customize the device are:

  • Location simulation
  • Icon theming
  • Status Bar tweaks
  • Control Center tweaks
  • SpringBoard tweaks
  • Internal tweaks
  • And more…

Smaller updates are planned for the future so that it will have parity with the macOS version, which first launched back in May.

Now that there is a Windows version of this tool, it’s in the grasp of many more prospective users, including those who don’t own Mac computers.

As Cowabunga Lite is intended for the MacDirtyCow exploit, this means that the iPhone or iPad in question must be running a firmware between iOS or iPadOS 15.0-16.1.2. It remains to be seen if a similar utility will be built for the kfd exploit for iOS & iPadOS 16.0-16.6 beta 1 or if Cowabunga Lite for Windows will receive an update to support it.

If you’re interested in learning more about Cowabunga Lite for Windows, or trying it out for yourself, then you can visit the project’s GitHub page.

Are you planning to give the new Cowabunga Lite program a try? Let us know why or why not in the comments section down below.

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