Save SHSH2 Blobs for iOS 10.2 Right Now – Here’s Why

Jan 2, 2017 03:49 EST

It would be wise to save your SHSH2 blobs for iOS 10.2 right now. We will walk you through the reason in a second.

iOS 10.2 Jailbreak May (or May Not) Arrive - Save Your SHSH2 Blobs Right Now, Just in Case

At the time of writing, things are going a little odd in the jailbreak world. Apart from Apple on the verge of releasing iOS 10.2.1, and iOS 10.3 almost on the horizon, Prometheus has been killed by Cupertino as well. So what does that mean for the average jalibreaker? Well, a lot of things actually, but we will first talk about saving SHSH2 blobs for iOS 10.2.

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The reason for that is simple - while Apple may be releasing new firmware soon and given you are sitting on iOS 10.2, it would be wise to save its blobs. According to developer Luca Tudesco, iOS 10.2 is exploitable but not completely. Also, a jailbreak for iOS 10.2 is not planned according to Tudesco. So just to be on the safe side of things, save your blobs right now.

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Keep one thing in mind: if you have upgraded to iOS 10.2 by mistake and are looking for a way to go back to iOS 10.1.x, then you are completely out of luck. Basically, it's safe to say Apple has outplayed the jailbreak community in a swift manner. After all, jailbreaking is a cat and mouse game which the Cupertino and the jailbreak community has been playing for a long, long while.

If you are currently sitting on iOS 10.1.1, then we highly recommend not jailbreaking your device immediately. Currently, the Yalu jailbreak is in a beta state, so there is a lot that can go wrong, even forcing you to restore your device to iOS 10.2, given you are stuck in a boot loop or something. But if you are feeling extremely adventurous, then you may go ahead with the jailbreak process.

Given how quickly work is being put into the Yalu jailbreak, it won't be long till things are stable enough to be used on a day to day basis.

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