Luca Todesco just made available the source code of Yalu iOS 10.2 jailbreak for developers and the jailbreak community.
As we already know, the first beta of iOS 10.3 has been released for developers and iOS 10.2.1 to the public.
This makes the time perfect for dropping an iOS 10.2 jailbreak. The source code of Yalu (currently in alpha stage) is now hosted on GitHub and available to everyone.
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Yalu 10.2 Jailbreak – Stable or not?
The Yalu102 code on Github is free to use but is marked “incomplete”.
The most important thing to remember is that this version is still in alpha stages and not a formal release. Yalu 10.2 jailbreak is still in early developmental phase and not completely functional.
Here’s a tweet from CP Digital Darkroom that confirms this.
Yalu 10.2 has been open sourced.
— CP Digital Darkroom (@cpdigdarkroom) January 25, 2017
As you can see in the image below, Yalu 10.2 is working successfully on iPhone 6S running iOS 10.2. However, many users are reporting random kernel crashes. Luca will fix this issue in the next update hopefully.
Warning – Try it ONLY if you know what you are doing.
This jailbreak is still under development and will work only if you have the required offset of your device. The default offset supports iPhone 6S only as of yet. If you really want to jump the gun, here’s how to get offset for your iOS device.
The offsets you need in this case are allproc_offset and rootvnode_offset. Here’s how it looks like –
Phone name [Model Identifier][boardmodel] iOS Version (iOS model identifier)
For example if you have an iPhone 6S running on iOS 10.2, your offset will be –
iPhone 6S [iPhone8,1][n71map] iOS 10.2 (14C92)
Developer is adding offsets for all devices so being patient is your best bet right now.
It will be interesting to see if any team or hacker wants to reverse engineer the jailbreak and release their own tool. This source code is compiled jointly by hackers Luca Todesco and Marco Grassi.
As far as we know, the work is still going on behind the scenes despite Luca threatening to quit the jailbreak scene a few days ago.
What next for the Jailbreak Community?
For jailbreak enthusiasts having a 64-bit device under iOS 10.2.1, it is worth taking advantage of the opportunity to DOWNGRADE your iPhone/iPad to iOS 10.2 while Apple is still signing this firmware.
Apple is currently testing iOS 10.3 and as 10.2.1 is released for public, Apple could close the iOS 10.2 signing window faster than expected! Downgrade iOS 10.2.1 to iOS 10.2 asap. This will make sure you are on the safer side when a stable jailbreak comes out.
We can soon expect a Yalu 10.2 beta for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch (64-bit devices) running iOS 10.2. Stay tuned and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.