Download: yalu102 Jailbreak App For iOS 10.2 Released
Before he released a jailbreak tool for iOS 10 – 10.1.1, Italian security researcher Luca Todesco wasn’t known to partake in public releases, so the release of the yalu + mach_portal app came as a surprise to all who had been following his work. Shortly after the tool’s release, Luca advised all jailbreak hopefuls who had updated past iOS 10.1.1 to either stay on iOS 10.2 or save SHSH2 blobs for the firmware as long as Apple was signing it.
Although an iOS 10.2 jailbreak wasn’t explicitly promised – most likely to avoid constant prods for an ETA – Luca has finally returned, in partnership with Marco Grassi, to release a public jailbreak solution for iOS 10.2.
The new tool, called yalu102, currently only works with iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, iPhone SE and iPad Pro on iOS 10 – 10.2, with support for 64-bit devices other than the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus in the pipeline – Apple’s latest smartphone duo might be impervious to the exploit employed by the tool. Like its predecessor, this jailbreak is semi-untethered, which means you’ll have to use the app to re-jailbreak your device every time you reboot it. The app itself needs to be reinstalled after every seven days if you use a free Apple Developer account to sideload it, and a year with a paid account.
Update: iPhone 6, 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4 now supported.
If you missed the iOS 10.1.1 signing window, this is your chance to hop aboard the jailbreak bandwagon. As of this writing, iOS 10.2 is still being signed, so even if you’re having second thoughts or simply can’t find the time to go through the motions, do save iOS 10.2 SHSH2 blobs for your device before that ship sails.
SHSH2 blobs, for those unfamiliar with the term, allow you to downgrade devices to firmware versions that Apple has stopped signing. If you haven’t already, head on over to TSS Saver (tsssaver.1conan.com) and get it done while there’s still time. The sites links to a tutorial that’ll walk you through the short and simple process.
As for the jailbreak app, it is currently in beta, so expect a few bugs if you’re planning to jailbreak right now and while it does support Mobile Substrate right off the bat, as always, we’d suggest waiting for the final release. You may opt to go the risky route and jump in right now, but remember to keep your SHSH2 blobs tucked away in a safe place.
With the jailbreak community having fallen foul of Todesco with its incessant ramblings, it seems this will be the developer’s last public release. It might be a while before we see another jailbreak solution, so you may want to consider taking a chance with this one.
You can download the tool from Todesco’s website over at yalu.qwertyoruiop.com. You will then need to sideload downloaded IPA file to your device using Suirk’s free Cydia Impactor tool, available at cydiaimpactor.com.