Chase's 5/24 rule is still in full effect though there have been reports here and there of people being able to slip through the cracks to get approved.
Hmm, wonder how I got accepted. It was manually reviewed(not auto), no pre-qualified offer.
You just got lucky, probably. Or they really liked your credit profile and wanted your business.
It's still here and very unlikely to be going away anytime soon. In fact, there are report that it is eventually going to apply to all of their cards including the ones not currently impacted. So if you want any Chase card that currently isn't subject to 5/24, I would get it sooner than later.
You do hear the very occasional report of someone slipping through the cracks but the rule is pretty tight generally. I have heard of very, very few people without a prequalification getting approved if they were above 5/24.