Apple released iOS 10.2.1 just a few weeks back and there’s an upcoming iOS 10.3 update that is currently in beta and available to public beta testers.
If you’re not aware, Apple has already closed the signing window for iOS 10.2 which means that you can no longer downgrade from iOS 10.2.1 or iOS 10.3 back to iOS 10.2 and jailbreak with Yalu. But, will there be a jailbreak for iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3? In this post, we will update you on the state of the iOS 10.2.1 – iOS 10.3 jailbreak and all the things that you need to know about it.
Current Jailbreak Status
As of this writing, the iOS 10.2 Yalu jailbreak has been released for 64-bit devices, except iPhone 7. We already published a guide on how to jailbreak iOS 10.2 using Yalu & Cydia Impactor.
If you own an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you can jailbreak it only if it is running on iOS 10.1 – iOS 10.1.1. The jailbreak can be done using Yalu beta 3 and you can read the tutorial here.
Can I jailbreak iOS 10.2.1 – iOS 10.3?
The latest Yalu jailbreak supports only iOS 10 – iOS 10.2. The exploits that were used in this jailbreak have all been patched in iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3, which means that if your device is running on any of these firmwares, then it cannot be jailbroken.
So what is the progress on the iOS 10.2.1 – iOS 10.3 jailbreak? Luca Todesco, the guy behind the Yalu jailbreak, hasn’t provided any information about the state of the iOS 10.2.1 – iOS 10.3 jailbreak. He recently mentioned that he will stop working on public jailbreaks after the release of iOS 10.2 jailbreak. This leaves us with little hope that he would develop a jailbreak tool for iOS 10.2.1 – iOS 10.3.
Given this, you never know what will happen in the future. We have seen surprise releases many times in the past and it could be the same with iOS 10.2.1 and iOS 10.3. There are still other prominent jailbreak teams such as Pangu and TaiG who have released a perfectly stable jailbreak in the past for iOS 7 – iOS 9. Although we haven’t heard from them in a while, you never know when they are gonna release a jailbreak out of nowhere.
Downgrading to iOS 10.2 from iOS 10.2.1 or iOS 10.3
Up until a few weeks back, the signing window for iOS 10.2 was open. Shortly after the release of iOS 10.2.1, Apple closed the signing window for iOS 10.2. This means that you can no longer downgrade to this firmware using iTunes.
If you have saved the SHSH blob for iOS 10.2, there are alternative downgrade methods such as Prometheus. But, there’s no guarantee that it will work.
We hope that this post clears any confusion that you may have regarding the iOS 10.2.1 – iOS 10.3 jailbreak. As always, we will continue to keep you updated on the latest jailbreak news and anything else that you need to know.
Last Updated (March 6, 2017):
There hasn’t been any update on iOS 10.2.1 jailbreak. However, if you want to jailbreak Apple TV, then check out the LiberTV jailbreak for tvOS 10 – tvOS 10.1:
- LiberTV Jailbreak Released for Apple TV 4 running tvOS 10.0 – 10.1
- How to Jailbreak Apple TV 4 running tvOS 10.0 – 10.1 with liberTV Jailbreak