Some jailbreaking enthusiasts have been getting impatient for an iOS 10.2.1 jailbreak from formidable hackers such as Luca Todesco, Marco Grassi, the Pangu Team, and PP Jailbreak, among others. But there hasn't been any update from any of them since Todesco and Grassi released the Yalu102 on Jan. 26.
While Todesco has already declared, however, that he's going on hiatus after the final Yalu102 version is released — without support for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus — people with malicious intent are popping up and offering fake iOS 10.2.1 jailbreaks for sale. Or, worse, jailbreaks riddled with malware that can compromise the security of your device.
Tech Times lists down some advice you should remember so you don't become the next victim of such scams. Read the tips below:
Tip 1: Listen only to legit jailbreakers.
There are some recent reports from sites that say Todesco confirmed an iOS 10.2 jailbreak that is compatible with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus; however, this is not true because the young Italian hacker did not confirm a Yalu102 for the 2016-released Apple device.
The best way to ensure that what you're getting is a legitimate jailbreak for your device is to go straight to the source and read comments from other legitimate jailbreakers. Let's just put it out there that the most trustworthy jailbreakers are the ones who have earned their popularity by being consistent in releasing proper, working jailbreaks, so if you've never heard of a certain jailbreaker claiming to have released a working 10.2.1 jailbreak, it is better to avoid it than regret it later on.
That said, read what Todesco himself said about an iOS 10.2 jailbreak for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
I find it hilarious that the people that keep asking for i7 10.2 support cannot understand that if it's not supported, there's a reason.
— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) Feb. 17, 2017
Tip 2: True jailbreakers never charge money.
Jailbreaking is a thankless job without financial returns — any hacker would tell you that. That said, keep in mind that legitimate jailbreakers DO NOT CHARGE money for their jailbreaks, no matter how popular they are. If you come across a site offering the most recent, most stable jailbreak for your device in exchange for your hard-earned cash, know that it is about 99 percent a scam. No, a money-back guarantee does nothing to verify its legitimacy and neither do enticing packages. Jailbreakers just don't charge money or even ask people to donate money for their work, so as soon as payment is mentioned in the site, close the window because you're about to get scammed.
Tip 3: Fake jailbreakers will ask for personal information.
In relation to the second tip, jailbreakers DO NOT need to know the identity of people using the result of their hard work the same way writers don't need to make a list of all the people who bought and read their books. The jailbreaks are just released for people to use and enjoy, though there's no one stopping users from following their official Twitter accounts to talk to them. Here's a friendly reminder from Todesco echoing this tip.
Some trash tweak developer stole credentials of users of a scummy service. *users*. Reminder to not trust anything blindly. — qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) Feb. 21, 2017