Noted Italian hacker Luca Todesco promised earlier this month to add iOS 10.2 support to his Yalu jailbreak. Todesco and Marco Grassi have released the Yalu102 iOS 10.2 jailbreak to the public, though it is still in beta. It will enable users to liberate their iPhones and iPads running 10.2. Todesco said in a tweet a few days ago that he would stop all the public iOS research once he releases the 10.2 jailbreak.
It does not support iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
You can download the IPA file for the semi-untethered jailbreak using this link. Before you get excited about the Yalu102 jailbreak, remember that the tool is still in beta. It means the jailbreak may have bugs, and it may not work as intended. At this point, it is meant for develops only. Also, the jailbreak is compatible with 64-bit devices only. If you own 32-bit devices, you are out of luck.
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The loopholes that Yalu102 exploits for the iOS 10.2 don’t work on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. So, 64-bit support is limited only to the iPhone SE, iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, and iPad Pro. Luca Todesco plans to add support for other 64-bit devices (excluding iPhone 7 and 7 Plus) in a future update. If you own the latest iPhone models and want to liberate your device, your only option is the Mach_Portal + Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10.1.1.
Luca has also added support for Cydia and Cydia Substrate so that users can get the packages and tweaks installed with minimal hassle. If you have already upgraded to the iOS 10.2.1 that Apple released earlier this week and want to enjoy the jailbreak, you have to downgrade to the 10.2 while Apple is still signing the firmware. Also, don’t forget to save the SHSH2 blobs for iOS 10.2.
iOS 10.2 jailbreak source code available on GitHub
Todesco has also made the Yalu102 jailbreak source code available on GitHub for anyone to download. Anyone can take a look at how the jailbreak is structured and what it looks like under the hood. The source code is highly unstable, and it could cause unexpected issues during regular usage. Apple has just pushed out the iOS 10.2.1 to the public and released 10.3 first beta to developers.
Chinese hacking group Pangu is also said to be working on an iOS 10.2 jailbreak. But Pangu has delayed the release of its tool for unknown reasons. It is believed that the consistent flow of security fixes from Apple might have caused problems with the release.