iOS 10.2 jailbreak is on the horizon for non-iPhone 7 / 7 Plus 64-bit devices, for those of you rightly waiting for a stable iOS 10 jailbreak, we have got an important update coming directly from iOS hacker Luca Todesco.In his recent tweet Luca has announced how he is going to solve some of the issues he is facing with the iOS 10.1 jailbreak, and that just might be the good news many users have been waiting for.
In the tweet Luca says that in order to solve issues in the iOS 10 jailbreak he will have to add support for iOS 10.2. While he did not go into detail about what issues he is specifically talking about here, from the tweet we can judge that there are some problems with the yalu jailbreak that can only be solved on iOS 10.2, at least on some devices.
Todesco in his earlier tweet had advised prospective iOS 10 jailbreakers to avoid the iOS 10.2.1 update once it’s rolled out by the Cupertino Company, as it would rob the users of their golden opportunity to use the saved SHSH2 blobs for iOS 10.2, if that firmware gets a working jailbreak.
Luca goes further to note that if an iOS 10.2 support is added to the yalu jailbreak, then it will not work for iPhone 7 (and presumably iPhone 7 Plus) devices. For the latest iPhones users need to stay on iOS 10.1 in order to be able to jailbreak with his upcoming tool. This revelation by Luca is a good news for non-iPhone 7 users who failed to downgrade their devices to iOS 10.1 before the signing window was closed by Apple and were stuck on iOS 10.2.
Although Todesco has not revealed why exactly the iOS 10.2 jailbreak wouldn’t work on the newer iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices, it is evident that the jailbreak creator does not wish to risk burning another exploit on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus for releasing a public iOS 10.2 jailbreak.
In other words, it is almost certain that the hacker will be using the older exploits for iOS 10 jailbreak that have already been tested on non-iPhone 7/7 Plus devices while preserving the yet unused exploits for future jailbreak releases.
Furthermore, the Italian jailbreak developer and security researcher has hinted that the forthcoming Yalu jailbreak update for iOS 10.2 will include all the fixes available with Yalu beta releases to date.
Those running the older iOS 10.1.x or 10.2 update on their non-iPhone 7 64-bit devices are urged to hold off the temptation for iOS 10.2.1 upgrade once it’s released. On the contrary, iPhone 7 and 7 Plus users are recommended to stay on iOS 10.1.x as the forthcoming Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10.2 lacks support for newer iPhones.
We will keep our readers posted whenever the iOS 10.2 jailbreak is available for public.