The Yalu102 jailbreak provides support for the iOS 10.2 firmware update and is being used in a variety of Apple's 64-bit devices such as the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE, among others.
For the owners of Apple's current flagship phones, there is great news, though. Luca Todesco, the man behind the Yalu jailbreak, announced over Twitter that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will soon be supported. Unfortunately, there was no specific release date mentioned on when the update would become available, so the tweet should be taken cautiously, as Tudesco says that this is not a priority for him right now.
This is certainly welcome news for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus owners who want to jailbreak their phones.
Apple Stops Signing To iOS 10.2
The jailbreak from Todesco is semi-untethered, which means you will have to repeat the jailbreak whenever you reboot or restart your device.
Another bad news is that Apple has closed the signing window for iOS 10.2, so if you have upgraded to 10.2.1 and were hoping to downgrade to the iOS 10.2 firmware in order to jailbreak your device, you will no longer be able to do so.
If you currently own an iPhone 7 or an iPhone 7 Plus that is on iOS 10.2, make sure to remain on that version and avoid updating. Don't attempt to jailbreak your device just yet; wait for the update from Yalu first.
For Those On iOS 10.2, Save Your SHSH2 Blobs
If your phone is already on iOS 10.2, it is highly advisable that you save the SHSH2 blobs in your device first to ensure it will have unsigned firmware downgrades when you need them. The blobs give you the ability to jump into a firmware that Apple isn't signing. Once you have saved the blobs properly in your device, you can jailbreak it using the latest version of Yalu102.
One thing is for sure: the iOS 10 has been a tough nut to crack for jailbreakers. Aside from Tudesco's Yalu102, other users have been looking forward to an update from Pangu, a Chinese group of hackers. The group has also delayed the release of its iOS 10 jailbreak and has been silent for the last couple of months. This could be due to Apple's frequent security patches, so the group is waiting for a more stable iOS before it releases its jailbreak.
To clear it up: Yalu1011 for iPhone 7 will be updated at some point. Just not a priority right now. Got stuff to do.
— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) February 1, 2017