Said iOS 10.2 jailbreak is possible using the latest Pangu Jailbreak tool that was originally created by Pangu and PP team. Can one jailbreak iOS 10.2 or iOS 10.2.1? Here’s everything on the latest current state of an iOS 10.2.x jailbreak for iPhone and iPad. What’s the word on an iOS 10.2 liberation coming in 2017?
Like that there are several other rumors and alleged news surrounding the latest iOS jailbreak solution. Could we see a possibility of an iOS 10.2 jailbreak making its way into the public domain sooner rather than later is another question. Although the current Yalu + Mach_Portal jailbreak, which liberates select 64-bit devices running iOS 10.0.x to 10.1.1 from Apple’s walled garden, is still underground in beta and thus recommended for advanced users and developers only.
Today with iOS 10.2.1 release on the horizon and purprtedly ready to rollout is the iOS 10.3 beta 1, as a series of tweets from Luca Todesco recommends those interested in jailbreaking to save SHSH Blobs for iOS 10.2 right now in case an iOS 10.2 jailbreak fortunately comes in front.
By the way the Italian developer and security researcher Luca Todesco has also been involved in the jailbreak community though. In the last twelve months or more, he has managed to propel himself into being one of the most prominent members of the JB community when it comes to his dedication to finding vulnerabilities and bugs in iOS that can be exploited to produce functioning jailbreak for Apple’s mobile devices.
His latest work is there already with the release of Yalu + Mach_Portal for iOS 10.0.x – 10.1.1, but recent tweets from him have raised excitement up for a future jailbreak on iOS 10.2.
Suggestion: keep 10.1/10.2 blobs real close on pre7 64 bit.
About the potential of an iOS 10.2 jailbreak, his discussion made sense. Another tweet from him also played down the excitement about the jailbreak at the same time as actually fueling the speculation fire:
A jailbreak for 10.2 is not planned, but it is still vulnerable to the underlying technique used, so it’s the second best fw.
He has went on to further clarify that in couple of more tweets:
10.2 is vuln to my KPP thing. Not blowing 0days for it 😉
By that I imply that KPP alone is not enough: I am not supplying any other missing part.
What exactly we can conclude from all this is that the KPP technique Luca used in current Yalu + Mach_Portal jailbreak for iOS 10.0.x to 10.1.1 is still vulnerable in iOS 10.2, but that alone isn’t enough to achieve the full jailbreak in iOS 10.2. While he can supposedly produce full jailbreak on iOS 10.2, which doesn’t want to blow it away for another public KPP jailbreak.
What’s the good news then? Like the Pangu Team, can pick up on his progress made on iOS 10.2 to hopefully produce a fully functioning public jailbreak.
If that’s the case, there’s some progress made there already and possibly it’s only a matter of time before someone picks up on the work he has left off on iOS 10.2 to create a full-fledge jailbreak. The current iOS 10.0.x – 10.1.1 jailbreak happened the same way as well after a member of Google’s Project Zero team released the exploit for iOS 10.1.1, which Luca combined it with his KPP to produce Yalu + Mach_Portal jailbreak for iPhone 7 and other supported devices.
So it can happen again as the past had. Like Luca, we will suggest all those who care about jailbreaking to save their SHSH2 blobs for iOS 10.2 right now while Apple is still signing it so that they can easily be downgraded or upgraded to the firmware using Prometheus whenever a jailbreak for it is available, even if Apple ends upon patching it in iOS 10.2.1 or later firmware.
You must have by now saved SHSH2 Blobs following the step-by-step instructions.
(source: Qwertyoruiopz [Twitter])
Update X1: As Luca Todesco has suggested this: iOS 10.2 Jailbreak Coming In Yalu Update For Non-iPhone 7 Devices, Do Not Update To iOS 10.2.1
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