Many people have been waiting for the iOS 10.2 jailbreak for the longest time. The only jailbreak tool that is available right now for iOS 10 is the Yalu iOS 10 jailbreak created by Luca Todesco.
The jailbreak tool is able to free up 64-bit devices that are running in iOS 10.0.x to 10.1.1. Unfortunately, this one is still in a beta testing phase, so only a few can use the tool.
Who Is Luca Todesco?
Todesco is one of the leading pioneers of the jailbreak community, and his dedication to finding and exploiting weaknesses in the iOS platform to come up with jailbreaks for Apple's mobile devices is widely known.
Now that the iOS 10.2.1 release is on its way, a slew of tweets that came from Todesco himself have sparked excitement over the possibility of a jailbreak on iOS 10.2. Todesco recommends those who want to jailbreak their Apple devices 1) avoid the iOS 10.2.1 update once it's rolled out by Apple and 2) save the SHSH2 blobs for iOS 10.2.
Todesco Planning Jailbreak For iOS 10.2, But iPhone 7 Not Included
For those who are currently using Todesco's Yalu iOS 10 jailbreak tool, you need to save the SHSH2 blobs for iOS 10.2 so you can downgrade or upgrade the firmware through Prometheus. Todesco, in a recent tweet, said that saving SHSH2 blobs is a must, since Apple's operating system is still highly vulnerable to hacking systems, and that he is now working on an iOS 10.2 jailbreak to find ways to crack through Apple's walled garden.
"My fix for the issues in the 10.1 jailbreak will be to add support to 10.2. It will however not work on iPhone 7 on 10.2, just 10 and 10.1," said Todesco about the issue.
My fix for the issues in the 10.1 jailbreak will be to add support to 10.2. It will however not work on iPhone 7 on 10.2, just 10 and 10.1.
— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) January 7, 2017
While everybody else is busy waiting for the jailbreak for iOS 10.2 to happen, Todesco also expanded the lineup of Apple devices that his Yalu jailbreak works on. Until now, the tool could only be used in iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, iPhone 7, and iPhone 7 plus. But jailbreak users can now modify iPhone SE units equipped with TMSC processors, and there are rumors that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s would soon follow suit.
Remember, though, that jailbreaking can have serious consequences. As Apple's PR department once told Cult of Mac: "the vast majority of customers do not jailbreak their iPhones as this can violate the warranty and can cause the iPhone to become unstable and not work reliably."