Can you jailbreak iOS 10.2 or iOS 10.2.1? Everyone is circling around the iOS 10.2 jailbreak release update. We have received couple dozens of messages inquiring about how to jailbreak iOS 10.2 or iOS 10.2.1.
Since the iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak release, we have seen users trying to downgrade to iOS 10.1.1 to get the jailbreak. And many of you have tried to keep your devices on iOS 10.1.1 to get the first ever iOS 10 jailbreak. Yalu Jailbreak was released out of the blue, and especially, when no one was expecting it. Luca Todesco released Yalu iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak in beta stage for developers, which eventually allowed everyone to install and get Cydia on iOS 10.1.1.
iOS 10.2 Jailbreak – The State of iOS 10.2.1 Jailbreak
Before we go further to discuss about iOS 10.2 or iOS 10.2.1 Jailbreak, you need to understand how the iOS jailbreak community works. There are times when we see lots of chatter about jailbreak tools, and then there are times when it seems the fun time is over. Luca Todesco openly claimed he is not interested in releasing an iOS 10 jailbreak tool, but eventually he did it.
There are only few discussions about iOS 10.2 jailbreak among hackers that we can connect. Most of the iOS 10.2 jailbreak updates come from Todesco, as he was one of the first jailbreak hackers who jailbreak iOS 10.2 on his iPhone 7 device. Yalu iOS 10.1.1 Jailbreak release has changed most of the stuff. Todesco himself mentioned how Apple has improved iOS 10.x security to next level.
According to Yalu Jailbreak developer, Apple has already fixed iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak exploit in iOS 10.2 update, and there are very less chances of iOS 10.2 jailbreak release. At the same moment, he hinted at the release of iOS 10.2 jailbreak for public users. He has asked everyone to be prepared for iOS 10.2 jailbreak tool but didn’t mentioned any estimated release time.
Jailbreak iOS 10.2 / 10.2.1 with Yalu Tool – Soon!
Apple is already preparing iOS 10.2.1 update for iPhone and iPad device, and recently shipped beta 1 update. Todesco mentioned saving SHSH2 blobs for iOS 10.2 can increase your chances to have a working and more stable jailbreak. We already know that he has a working exploit that works with iOS 10.2 firmware as well, but not sure if he is willing to release it for general users.
Todesco has showed his interest to jailbreak iOS 10.2 / 10.2.1, but still we haven’t heard anything from him. He shared a series of tweets on his Twitter account discussing about how jailbreak iOS 10.2 can be achievable. He mentioned some part of his jailbreak exploit still works on iOS 10.2, which cannot alone bring jailbreak.
He insisted everyone to save iOS 10.2 blobs so everyone can have the ability to jailbreak iOS 10.2 on the release day. With iOS 10.1.1, we noticed most of the jailbreak users had already updated their devices to iOS 10.2 firmware. To avoid same thing happening again, Todesco took Twitter and explained why iOS 10.2 blobs are important.
While Apple has fixed iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak exploit, it doesn’t mean it can’t be jailbreak. There are several hackers who are actively working on bringing the iOS 10.2.1 / iOS 10.2 jailbreak tool for public users.
Expect an iOS 10.2 Jailbreak Release from Pangu
We can expect Pangu to make a comeback with PP Jailbreak tool that allows to jailbreak iOS 10.2 or 10.2.1 on iPhone and iPad devices. Yalu Jailbreak fixed the gap, but didn’t impressed the community as it wasn’t the complete jailbreak solution for iOS 10 users. Todesco himself marked iOS 10.2 as most compatible and suitable firmware for jailbreak release.
In the past, Pangu was heavily rumored to have an iOS 10 jailbreak exploit, and iOS 10.2 complexity is just a challenge for them. They are rumored to be working on releasing the first ever tool that can jailbreak iOS 10.2 firmware. We would recommend you to sit close to your computer in the upcoming days, because Apple is all geared up to release an iOS 10.2.1, and you might have to save SHSH2 blobs for iOS 10.2 at last moment.
Get Ready to Jailbreak iOS 10.2 / 10.2.1 – Stefan Esser
It seems everyone needs to get ready to jailbreak iOS 10.2 / 10.2.1. Stefan Esser, a jailbreak developer and security researcher, also shared that iOS 10.2 jailbreak is coming soon for everyone. He said the iOS 10.2 jailbreak is already achieved by some hackers group. He hasn’t shared any further details, but asked everyone to get ready for the upcoming jailbreak tool launch.
In the end the iOS 10.1.1 signing window closing is not such a big deal, considering that the iOS 10.2 jailbreak is about to hit soon.
— Stefan Esser (@i0n1c) December 21, 2016
He said he is not allowed to name the iOS 10.2 jailbreak group, because it will cause the chaos in the market. He said we will soon able to jailbreak iOS 10.2 or 10.2.1 on our iPhone and iPad devices. Now you can take his words in whichever way you would like to. He is one of the biggest jailbreak trolls with deep knowledge of iOS security.