Avid jailbreakers will already know that the iOS 10.1 – iOS 10.1.1 Yalu jailbreak from Luca Todesco has been getting support for more iPhone and iPad devices over the past few weeks.
About a week ago, that jailbreak was extended as an iOS 10.2 jailbreak, again, courtesy Todesco and Marco Grassi. It’s also being called the yalu102, but it didn’t support iPhone 7 or 7 Plus devices, which was kind of a downer.
So now, we have two beta JBs – an iOS 10.1.1 and an iOS 10.2 jailbreak – and now we’re wondering what’s going on with Todesco, Pangu and the others.
The real question is, what’s the possibility of an iOS 10.2.1 – 10.3 JB coming any time soon? With the iOS 10.1 – 10.1.1 jailbreak – the first feasible JB for iOS 10 – a majority of users missed out because they hadn’t saved their .shsh2 blobs for iOS 10.1.1. Apple quickly stopped signing it, so now those users can’t roll back to it.
With the newer iOS 10.2 jailbreak version, iPhone 7 device users have been left out. But all of them are likely to be on iOS 10.2, iOS 10.2.1 or the first beta of iOS 10.3.
These versions need a jailbreak, but Todesco indicated that he was quitting the game after the iOS 10.2 jailbreak.
That’s where the jailbreak situation stand today. But, as most jailbreakers know, a new exploit and subsequent working JB could come from practically anywhere.
Right now, it’s very possible that the unusually quiet Pangu team is still on a few iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3 exploits without making them public.
So what’s the good news? If you saved your blobs for iOS 10.2, you’re lucky. We’ve been asking people to do that for a while now.
Save Your .SHSH2 Blobs in 3 Simple Steps [opens in new tab]
Once you have that, you can upgrade to iOS 10.2.1 or even 10.3 if you like. Right now, if you missed saving your iOS 10.2 blobs, the only way forward is to save the current signed versions.
That way, if you have an iPhone 7 and the device ultimately gets a legitimate working JB for 10.2.1 or higher, you’ll be able to downgrade with Prometheus and jailbreak the device.
How to Downgrade using Prometheus and Saved .SHSH2 Blobs [opens in new tab]
If you’re stuck with iOS 10.2.1 or 10.3, however, the worst case scenario is that they may not get a JB any time soon.
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