For those of you who thought Luca Todesco the Italian hacker and security researcher would never come through. There is some good news! The Italian has now updated his iOS 10.2 jailbreak yalu102 to its 6th beta. And with this latest update come support for the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5s, and some 64-bit iPad models.
iOS 10.2 Jailbreak Yalu102 – What’s new?
Coming hot on the heels of Todesco’s previous release of Yalu102 and its support for the iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, SE and some iPad Pro. This latest iteration enables a user to jailbreak all Apple’s 64-bit devices, excluding the iPhone 7, 7 Plus, iPad Mini 4, and iPad Air 2 tablets.
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Downgrade to 10.2 to Jailbreak
Right now, Apple is testing iOS 10.3, and 10.2.1 is already available. So, if you are thinking of jailbreaking, there is no time like the present to do so. As it’s likely that Apple will at some point soon no longer sign 10.2, so do it before you’re unable.
One extra piece of advice worth taking is to save your SHSH2 blobs for iOS 10.2. Doing so will allow you to downgrade even if Apple beats you to the punch by no longer signing. If you’re not sure what SHSH2 blobs are you can find out more and how to save them here.
Jailbreaking an iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
As I mentioned earlier, this latest version of Yalu102 does not include support for the two latest iPhones. Meaning that if you’re running them on iOS 10.2, there is no current jailbreak compatibility. However, all is not lost, as there is a jailbreak for these two flagship devices running on iOS 10.1.1. In fact, I’ve previously written a guide on how to jailbreak 10.1.1 which you can find here.
iOS 10.2 Jailbreaking with Yalu102
Now if you have an iPhone which isn’t an iPhone 7 or 7 Plus and want to jailbreak. The first thing you’re going to need to do is get the latest version of Yalu from here. Next, you will need to head on over to Valuewalks how to jailbreak with Yalu102 guide.
Now before you rush off to read the guide, it is best that you fully understand which of Apple’s devices are compatible. So, here’s a full list of those that can have a iOS 10.2 jailbreak.
- iPhone 6s and 6s Plus: 10 – 10.2
- iPhone SE: 10 – 10.2
- iPhone 5s: 10 – 10.2
- iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: 10 – 10.2
- iPad Pro: 10 – 10.2
- iPad Air : 10 – 10.2
- iPad mini 2 and 3: 10 – 10.2
- iPod touch 6th generation: 10 – 10.2
So now that you know a 10.2 jailbreak is ready, will you be off to take advantage? If the answer is yes, I must warn you; the current method will require a re-jailbreak every seven days. That is unless you have a developer account, however, considering how fast betas arrive this could be solved soon.
Finally, it is always best to try out beta tools with some caution, however, should something go round you can always roll back. That is as long as Apple is still signing it, the good new, however, is it looks as though Yalu102 beta 6 is stable. Meaning you should have no problems with it, in any case, make sure you follow all of our guide points to stay safe.