iOS 10.2 Jailbreak is on its Way, Won’t Be Compatible With iPhone 7
Good news for those on iOS 10.2: an iOS 10.2 jailbreak is on its way. But, it won't be compatible with iPhone 7 devices.
iOS 10.2 Jailbreak Coming in Next Yalu Update
The developer behind the iOS 10.1 Yalu jailbreak is working round the clock to iron things out, ensuring the jailbreak is stable and bug-free as it ever can be. But while that's good and all, the developer has also announced that he would be updating Yalu with jailbreak support for iOS 10.2.
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
Obviously, a jailbreak for iOS 10.2 is good news for those who missed the opportunity to utilize Yalu on iOS 10.1 and iOS 10.1.1. But, the bad news is that the jailbreak won't be compatible with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Those two devices will currently keep support for iOS 10 and iOS 10.1.1 only it seems. Will that change down the line? We can't say at all since there are no details regarding it.
So, if you are on iOS 10.2, it's highly recommended that you avoid any sort of iOS update that might come your way. And it's worth noting here that Apple is currently on the verge of releasing iOS 10.2.1 to the public with iOS 10.3 beta set for release no January 10th, just a few days from now. Whenever those updates pop up for you, avoid them at all costs if you are hoping to jailbreak your device.
Given Apple is signing iOS 10.2 right now, it's best to do a clean restore of the firmware using iTunes. It's a process that won't take that long, and you can kick things off after taking a proper backup first. Also, it should be kept in mind that the Yalu jailbreak is currently in beta, so a lot of bugs and performance related issues should be expected around corners. Basically, the jailbreak is meant for developers mainly. So if you are one, then we are certain you already know what you are getting yourself into. If you have no clue what you are dealing with, then it's recommended to stay away from the jailbreak until it drops its 'beta' tag in the near future.
We will keep our readers posted whenever the iOS 10.2 jailbreak is available for public. Till then, check out the links below: