iOS 10.2.1 and jailbreaking: what are my options?

By , Jan 25, 2017

What with the release of iOS 10.2.1 and the soon-to-be-closed signing window for iOS 10.2, many people are wondering what the best strategy is for their device. Should they stick with a jailbroken firmware or jump to iOS 10? If they’re already without a jailbreak, which iOS version do they need to be on to make sure they get one? What do they need to do to be able to upgrade to iOS 10.2 later, and keep their jailbreak for now?

In this article, we’ll quickly go through what we consider the smartest options for each device and iOS version, so that you can (hopefully) make an informed decision.

Extensively updated to reflect beta release of Yalu for 10.2.

Simply go to the section for the iOS version that you currently have on your device, and find the part that refers to your device type. You’ll need to know whether your device is 64-bit or 32-bit.

Remember, all these are recommendations based on current information. If an iOS 9.3.5 jailbreak is released tomorrow or some other unlikely event occurs, some of this advice will be wrong. I take no responsibility for events outside my control; I only give what I consider to be the best and most cautious advice based on the current reliable information available.

iOS 10.2.1 or iOS 10.3 betas

Downgrade immediately to 10.2 if you want a jailbreak, before 10.2 stops being signed. There is no rumour of a jailbreak for any device on anything higher than 10.2. If you miss the signing window for 10.2, you will not be able to jailbreak. If you have a private jailbreak or don’t want a jailbreak, then do as you please.

iOS 10.2

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7+
You’re out of luck, sorry, you missed the boat. It’s too late to downgrade to 10.1.1. Stay on the lowest firmware possible (10.2), and pray for another jailbreak to come along.

64-bit devices excluding iP7(+)
Stay where you are! Do not update! The beta Yalu jailbreak has you covered.

32-bit devices
Nothing you can do. You can’t downgrade and no jailbreak is planned for you. Remain on the lowest firmware possible (10.2), and hope another jailbreak comes along.

iOS 10.0-10.1.1

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7+
Stay where you are! Do not update to 10.2! Yalu supports you up to 10.1.1, but not if you go to 10.2.

64-bit devices, excluding iP7(+), already supported by Yalu on 10.1.1
This section applies to the following devices:

  • iPad Pro
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s+
  • iPhone SE

You can:

1) Upgrade now. Yalu for iOS 10.2 has been released, so you may as well upgrade now and wait for it to stabilise. It’s already better than the 10.1.1 beta, so there’s not much reason to stay on 10.1.1. I have done this with my SE which was on 10.1.1. I recommend this option.

2) Stick on 10.0-10.1.1 permanently. In the short term, you already have the 10.1.1 beta, later you should also receive the stability fixes from the 10.2 tool. The downsides are the loss of the point update from 10.1.1 -> 10.2, and the possibility of problems updating from the beta jailbreak to the final. If unsure, go to 10.2 now and wait a few days for the 10.2 tool (Option 1)).

3) Stick on 10.0-10.1.1 for now, and upgrade later with Prometheus. This is an option for you, but it is not really worth it now that the 10.2 beta tool is out. You don’t need to hedge your bets anymore, and the risk in using Prometheus probably isn’t worth it since you can go to 10.2 now and wait for the 10.2 tool (Option 1)). If you choose this option, be warned: it is not foolproof. You must save your 10.2 blobs validly, you must successfully use Prometheus when the time comes, and nothing else can go wrong or you could go straight from 10.1.1 to 10.2.1 and be out of luck. If unsure, do 1) or 2) instead.

64-bit devices which are not yet supported by Yalu on 10.1.1
You should upgrade to 10.2. The beta of the 10.2 tool already supports more devices than the 10.1.1 one did, and a higher firmware is better. Move to 10.2 immediately and wait a few days for the 10.2 tool to stabilise.

32-bit
Stay where you are. No jailbreak is planned at present. You can’t downgrade. Do not upgrade. Lower is better.

iOS 9.3.4-9.3.5

64-bit devices
Update to 10.2 now before signing closes. Yalu for 10.2 will support you. If you really love iOS 9 and never want to go to iOS 10, you can wait on iOS 9 in the hope of a FriedAppleTeam release.

32-bit devices
Hope for FriedAppleTeam. Do not update.

iOS 9.2-9.3.3

64-bit devices
You can jailbreak already! If you love solid, existing jailbreaks, stay where you are. However, if you’re really undecided then these are your options:

1) Upgrade now ready to use the 10.2 tool which has been released in beta. Wait for the tool to get stable, and be without a jailbreak for a few days in the meantime. You’re choosing between an existing jailbreak and the near-certainty of a future jailbreak, so the risk is small. The only real risk is the 10.2 tool turning out not to be as solid as your existing jailbreak. If this worries you a lot, try Option 3), though remember that has risks too.

2) Stick on 9.2-9.3.3 permanently. Live long and prosper with your jailbreak. The only downside is the loss of the update to iOS 10.

3) Stick on 9.2-9.3.3 for now, and upgrade later with Prometheus. This is a neat option for you, but be warned, it is not foolproof. You must save your 10.2 blobs validly, you must successfully use Prometheus when the time comes, and nothing else can go wrong or you could go straight from iOS 9 to iOS 10.2.1 and be out of luck. If unsure, do 1) or 2) instead. I will make a guide when Yalu is stable enough, showing how to use Prometheus, because this is the option I have chosen for my iP6 on 9.3.3. Feel free to look out for that guide! However, if there is a problem it will be yours not mine, so consider options 1) or 2).

32-bit devices

Wait for FriedAppleTeam. Do not update.

iOS 9.1

64-bit devices
You can jailbreak already! If you love solid, existing jailbreaks, stay where you are. However, if you’re really undecided then these are your options:

1) Upgrade now ready to use the 10.2 tool which has been released in beta. Wait for the tool to get stable, and be without a jailbreak for a few days in the meantime. You’re choosing between an existing jailbreak and the near-certainty of a future jailbreak, so the risk is small. The only real risk is the 10.2 tool turning out not to be as solid as your existing jailbreak. If this worries you a lot, try Option 3), though remember that has risks too.

2) Stick on 9.1 permanently. Live long and prosper with your jailbreak. The only downside is the loss of the update to iOS 10.

3) Stick on 9.1 for now, and upgrade later with Prometheus. This is a neat option for you, but be warned, it is not foolproof. You must save your 10.2 blobs validly, you must successfully use Prometheus when the time comes, and nothing else can go wrong or you could go straight from iOS 9 to iOS 10.2.1 and be out of luck. If unsure, do 1) or 2) instead. I will make a guide when Yalu is stable enough, showing how to use Prometheus, because this is the option I have chosen for my iP6 on 9.3.3. Feel free to look out for that guide! However, if there is a problem it will be yours not mine, so consider options 1) or 2).

32-bit devices

Wait for FriedAppleTeam.

iOS 9.0-9.0.2

64-bit devices
You can jailbreak already! If you love solid, existing jailbreaks, stay where you are. However, if you’re really undecided then these are your options:

1) Upgrade now ready to use the 10.2 tool which has been released in beta. Wait for the tool to get stable, and be without a jailbreak for a few days in the meantime. You’re choosing between an existing untethered jailbreak and the near-certainty of a semi-(un)tethered future jailbreak, so the risk is small, but there are differences. Another risk is the 10.2 tool turning out not to be as solid as your existing jailbreak. If this worries you a lot, consider Option 3), though it may be tricky, or not possible at all.

2) Stick on 9.0-9.0.2 permanently. Live long and prosper with your jailbreak. The only downside is the loss of the update to iOS 10.

3) Stick on 9.0-9.0.2 for now, and upgrade later with Prometheus?

This may not be possible. It depends on whether you can get a patch to activate tfp0 on your jailbroken device. If you do not already know how to do this, disregard this option and pick option 1) or 2) above.

(You must patch your device for tfp0, you must have your .shsh2 blobs for 10.2 saved validly, you must successfully use Prometheus when the time comes, and nothing else can go wrong. Otherwise you will go straight from iOS 9 to iOS 10.2.1 and be out of luck. Really, you should do 1) or 2).)

32-bit
Stick with your existing jailbreak!

iOS 8.4.1

64-bit devices
Upgrade to iOS 10.2 and wait for the beta tool to stabilise. iOS 8.4.1 is not yet jailbroken, but 10.2 already has a tool of some description. You should beat the signing window and go to 10.2.

If you prefer never to update to iOS 10 and you think that FriedAppleTeam will deliver, wait on 8.4.1 for a jailbreak. However, given that Luca has released his tool in beta already for iOS 10.2, I personally would go with restoring now to iOS 10.2 before it goes unsigned.

32-bit devices
Stay where you are and hope for FriedAppleTeam.

iOS 8.4 and below

64-bit devices
You can jailbreak already! If you love solid, existing jailbreaks, stay where you are. However, if you’re really undecided then these are your options:

1) Upgrade now ready to use the 10.2 tool which has been released in beta. Wait for the tool to get stable, and be without a jailbreak for a few days in the meantime. You’re choosing between an existing untethered jailbreak and the near-certainty of a semi-(un)tethered future jailbreak, so the risk is small, but there are differences. Another risk is the 10.2 tool turning out not to be as solid as your existing jailbreak. If this worries you a lot, consider Option 3), though it may be tricky, or not possible at all.

2) Stick on 8.4 or below permanently. Live long and prosper with your jailbreak. The only downside is the loss of the update to iOS 10.

3) Stick on 8.4 or below for now, and upgrade later with Prometheus?

This may not be possible. It depends on whether you can get a patch to activate tfp0 on your jailbroken device. If you do not already know how to do this, disregard this option and pick option 1) or 2) above.

(You must patch your device for tfp0, you must have your .shsh2 blobs for 10.2 saved validly, you must successfully use Prometheus when the time comes, and nothing else can go wrong. Otherwise you will go straight from iOS 8 to iOS 10.2.1 and be out of luck. Really, you should do 1) or 2).)

32-bit
Stick with your existing jailbreak!

tvOS and Apple TV

Although there has only been a very vague mention of a jailbreak for tvOS and ATV 4, we’ll include a brief section here to help you decide what to do. Bear in mind though that this is a lot more uncertain than the rest of the information, so don’t take it as gospel.

tvOS 10.1.1
Downgrade to tvOS 10.1 or 10.0.1 immediately while they are still signed. Any jailbreak for Apple TV 4 will likely not support tvOS 10.1.1.

tvOS 10.0.1-10.1
Stay where you are, you should be fine.

tvOS 9
If you already have the Pangu jailbreak and can’t live without your Kodi set-up, stay where you are. If you don’t mind losing your jailbreak for a while because none of your favourite apps are supported on tvOS 9 anymore, restore now to tvOS 10.1 (not 10.1.1), and hope that yalu102 is adapted for Apple TV 4.

Apple TV 3 and below
There’s nothing you can do. You will not be supported by any upcoming jailbreak, so carry on as you were.

Conclusion

All that is left to say is that if you have a 64-bit device, regardless of current iOS version or model, save .shsh2 blobs for 10.2 and 10.2.1 now. They open up more options in this guide, and they might allow you to jailbreak in the future too. Do not wait until it’s too late to find out their uses. They can be saved with TSS Saver in a matter of moments.

If you are saving 10.2 blobs, or restoring to 10.2 as many parts of this guide recommend, do it sooner rather than later. It is a race against the clock until 10.2 stops being signed.

That just about wraps it up. Hopefully this advice covers you (it should cover all situations) but if not, send me a message in the comments below and I’ll see what I can do. Good luck!

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  • nova12

    Thanks for this article. I was pretty sure I had to stay on 10.1.1 with my IP7, but there’s been so much info out there, it gets confusing.

    Is there any rumor on a timeline for a “stable” and user friendly Yalu?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      No problem! Luca has often said that 10.2 will not support iP7, so that is concrete.

      As for stability, there is no rumour I’m afraid, we’ll just have to wait and see…

      Thanks for reading!

      • Supah Hollywood

        “Even if iOS 10.2 is not supported on iPhone 7, stay on 10.2, since the kernel exploit works on it.” – Luca

        So maybe there is some hope

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        Yea, I saw that, but don’t get your hopes up. He has repeatedly said that the jailbreak does not work on iP7. The kernel part is only one part of it, and the other do not work. He has said he will not work on it either.

        The only reason he says to stay on 10.2 is because 10.2.1 is even worse, not because he will make a jailbreak for 10.2 iP7. Cheers!

      • Supah Hollywood

        Thanks; I’m on 10.1.1 either way and won’t be updating regardless. Just wanted to let be known

      • RK

        Same here, I’m on a 6S 10.1.1 waiting for JB release.

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        RK, I advise you to go to 10.2 now quickly. The 10.2 tool already supports 6s now. So your choice is between 10.2 beta jailbreak, and 10.1.1 beta jailbreak. And the 10.2 jailbreak will continue to be updated. I personally would move to 10.2. Thanks.

      • RK

        Thank you so much for the advise. I’ve already done so immediately. So now i’m on 10.2 jailbroken.

      • Knukle Buster

        will there ever be a stable jb for ios 10.2.1

  • SohrabR

    My fear is Yalu staying into beta mode. I’m following Luca Todesco and he is being very vage on releasing a stable version. I’m still on 10.1.1, but it’s not very stable, battery issues etc. some clearification from Luca’s side is very welcome

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Yes, we’d all love some certainty but it’s not really for us to know. He has said what he intends to do, and what he will not be doing. All we can do is wait.

      What is your device? Thanks for reading!

      • SohrabR

        I have an iPhone 7 plus. So for now I will stay on 10.1.1

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        Yea, you should be good on 10.1.1. Just have to play the waiting game!

    • Steve Harold

      Since it’s open source someone will capitalize.

      • SohrabR

        Does it work like that? I thought Luca is holding the important exploits to himself. So he is the only one who can finish

  • nvog

    Any info (real confusion here, as too much rumor around) on iphone 6 jailbreak ???

    I was on 10.1.1 and upgraded to 10.2.

    Did I do right, or what ????

    • SohrabR

      According to Luca your good on 10.2. Only iPhone 7 and iPhone 7plus users should stay on 10.1.1

      • Supah Hollywood

        “Even if iOS 10.2 is not supported on iPhone 7, stay on 10.2, since the kernel exploit works on it.”- Luca

      • SohrabR

        Compared to 10.2.1. But 10.1.1 is the safest iOS for jailbreaking iPhone 7

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        SohrabR is right. 10.2 is only better than 10.2.1 for iP7(+), it is not actually good. 10.2 is for all 64-bit except for iP7(+), iP7(+) want 10.1.1. Check the article for details.

    • burge

      No you did wrong you should of stayed on 10.1.1. As the jailbreak for this is in beta stages, but all is not lost on 10.2 but what ever you do now do not update to 10.2.1.

      • SohrabR

        Jailbreak for 10.1.1 is also in beta, unless you have other sources?

      • burge

        That’s what I’ve put.

      • droid3000

        i was just told to do the same thing. i am on 10.1.1 on an iphone 6 should i stay pat?

      • nvog

        According to things I read, 10.1.1 is good for iphone 7/7+, but it’s still on beta, on the other hand 10.2 jailbreak is going to happen for other 64bit devices such as iphone 6.

        That’s why I went to 10.2 (while apple signing window is open) instead of nesting on 10.1.1.

        The future will tell.

      • droid3000

        Well hopefully I can that answer ASAP

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        I would update to 10.2 on iP6 droid3000, quickly before 10.2 stops being signed. The 10.2 beta tool supports you. Cheers!

      • droid3000

        So do I just download 10.2 from here? I thought it was only 6s And up supported

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        iP6 is fine on both 10.1.1 and 10.2, but if you have the choice, higher is better. So I would go to 10.2. The jailbreak tool doesn’t support iP6 YET, but it will SOON. And the 10.1.1 jb doesn’t support iP6 anyway, so you may as well go to 10.2 and wait a few days. Cheers!

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        As the article states, Luca has claimed all devices except iP7(+) will work on 10.2. So he didn’t do wrong at all in my opinion…

      • burge

        Sorry to say but until it actually happens there is no guarantee of this. Yes it’s been said but you never know.

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        That is true, but if you’re choosing between an OS version which has a broken beta and nothing at all it doesn’t matter. As I say in the article, it is very unlikely that Luca will update the beta for 10.1.1 now without adding 10.2, as they are the same process. So if you’re not already using the 10.1.1 beta, there’s no difference between waiting on 10.1.1 without it, and on 10.2 without it. Either way you’re waiting for it. Cheers!

      • burge

        10.1.1 is jailbroken be on a beta tool. But 10.2 only has what Luca has said and is not a definite and no 100% guarantee has been said that it will be, better to be on 10.1.1 as this is 100%. I’ll would play on the side of caution and stay on 10.1.1.

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        As I advised, the tool is now out for 10.2. iP6 is supported on 10.2. It is not supported on 10.1.1. I advise even more strongly to update to 10.2 on iP6, the same as I said yesterday. Thanks!

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      As the article says, iP6 will be supported on 10.2.

  • Tom Hopkins

    I think I’m going to leave my 9.3.3 jailbreak and hope for a stable release on 10.2. The raise to wake feature looks really handy…

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      So you’d be game to try the Prometheus method at a later date? I’m going to try it on my iP6 I think. What is your device and do you have valid iOS 10.2 .shsh2 blobs?

    • Johnny

      Dont bother about that feature
      Drains battery. Its just shit like the rest of the shit they come up with.
      Keep your jb bud

      • Diego Milano

        I can’t agree more– Raise2Wake? Why have that which I barely use myself when I can have Wave2Wake in all its glory? I know, that may use even more battery, but it can be customized to reduce its battery usage as well.
        iOS 10 is not worth it in general, to be honest– they come up with a lot of stuff that I just don’t use or will ever use.
        I am actually more concerned about the future of the jailbreak for newer devices as they come out, since it’s getting more and more difficult, and having a stock iOS isn’t very appealing but I plan to upgrade to iPhone 8 later this year and that will become an issue. 🙁

  • Rondog

    So what are the chances of a jailbreak if I go from 10.1.1 to 10.2. This is really a heck of a decision to take. So what do I do?

    • Supah Hollywood

      Just stay on 10.1.1 but save blobs for 10.2 . Decision shouldn’t be that hard, that makes the most sense

    • Rondog

      Supah,thanks, the reason I asked was because I was hoping 10.2 was a bit more stable than 10.1.1, BEFORE apple stops signing 10.2 then I wouldn’t be able to downgrade.

  • Blip dude

    So there will be an upcoming Jailbreak for the iPhone 6S+ on 10.2?? I guess I’ll update and see IF my Bluetooth/NFC issues (even though it’s a hardware problem) and see if 10.2 can at least put a band aid on the problem for the moment.

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Haha, yea he has said it will support 6s+ on 10.2. However, I doubt 10.2 will help out your hardware troubles… Good luck though!

  • Javier Gore

    What about 10.1 on iPhone 7 ? Everybody seems to be at 10.1.1

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      As the article says, 10.0-10.1.1 is fine. There will be no difference. It is only 10.2+ which is no good for iP7. Thanks.

  • ronnie

    Great article, thanks. I’ve looked everywhere but can’t find any information regarding tfp0 and iOS 8.3 jail break. Does 8.3 have tfp0 enabled? I have an iPad mini 2 (Retina/2nd Gen, Wi-Fi/Cellular) and would like to stay on 8.3 until a 10.2 jailbreak is released. Thanks.

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      I tried to look into this too but it wasn’t clear. I think it requires a patch, but I’m not sure. I’ll look into it. Do you have your shsh2 saved and valid for 10.2 then?

      • ronnie

        Appreciate the prompt reply Joaquim. I have saved my shsh2 blobs and they are valid. I have tried digging around on the JB reddit page however no luck. Almost all of TaiG’s JB releases had tfp0 i thought?

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        Yea, the iPhone wiki page for Odysseus says most of them did, but doesn’t really specify each and every one… I THINK you’ll be fine but I don’t want to say so for sure and lead you astray.

      • ronnie

        All good. Someone on JB reddit believes it doesn’t support it. I’m kinda happy on 8.3 however its a bit buggy! Wouldn’t mind 10.2.

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        From the iPhone wiki:

        The latest versions of TaiG, Pangu9, Pangu8, Pangu, evasi0n7, and evasi0n all have tfp0 activated.

        Worth checking out I guess if you want to jump to iOS 10 later…

  • Timothy

    Wow, very comprehensive and well-written!

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Thanks Timothy, hope it helps you out. It was a pain to write!

  • Ahsan Rafiq

    I have iPhone 5c on 7.0.2. and I recently JB it with evasi0n tool. Can Prometheus help me out? I want to update it to 9.0.2.

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Prometheus doesn’t support 32-bit devices at the moment I’m afraid… You could try Odysseus or Beehind, but you’ll need the correct bundle, and saved shsh files for 9.0.2…

  • Natalie

    I’m on the latest iOS beta. All I want in a Jailbreak is a Tethering app. Without being able to jailbreak, I might as well update all the way lol. A little pissed that the SHSH2 f#ckups on the iPhone 7/+ but hey, what can you do? No one is perfect.

  • locomambo

    hi joaquin, ih have a question that you guys mentions over and over,, how can i save my 10.2 shshs2 blobs if im currently on 9.3.3? how does that work? any help appreciated tanks

  • Wilber Alexander Flores

    This also includes the iPad mini 2 right? I have it jail broken on iOS 8 and don’t want to update till the jailbreak is out in case it’s not for me

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Yes, just look at the sections for 64-bit. But if you’re already jailbroken, just save 10.2 .shsh2 blobs and wait until the time is right. Cheers

  • Diego Milano

    EXCELLENT article, good, friend! You’re a beast!
    And by the way, I am going to go for “live long and prosper” on my iPhone 6s Plus iOS 9.3.3 jailbroken device as well! 🙂 I have saved the blobs and hoping that my karma plays well for me when the time comes. Fearful? No doubt. But the jailbreak is worth the courage and taking the risk! 🙂

  • Digitalfeind

    I notice there is no mention of the 5s anywhere. It is a 64 bit device.

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Most of it applies to the iP5s. The sections are all split into iP7(+), 32-bit, and 64-bit that are not iP7(+). So clearly, every 64-bit section applies to the iP5s, unless it says iP7(+). Thanks.

      • Digitalfeind

        I see. Just worried because I am still on iOS 10.1.1. on my 5s. Wondering if I should update to iOS 10.2 or stay.

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        As your device is already not supported on the 10.1.1 beta, you have nothing to lose by going to 10.2. You may as well be on the highest firmware possible while you wait for the 10.2 tool. I would update probably. 10.1.1 is fine too, but a higher firmware is better if you have a jailbreak in both cases. Thanks!

  • Steve Harvey

    For anyone wondering, Clicking Shift (Control)+ Update on 10.2.1 and “upgrading” (downgrading) to iOS 10.2 works. You DO NOT have to restore.

  • Steve Harvey

    I just wanted to comment and thank Jonaquim for being very helpful throughout all of the comments in this thread. You have been busy, and very helpful. Not a lot of writers do this. Don’t loose it. I really respect you and iDB for this.

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      You’re welcome Steve! I appreciate the thanks, and I’ll continue to try to help people out on any of my posts. Cheers.

      • Tommie Davis

        I have an ipad 4 running on 10.2.1 32 bit. I have forgotten my password and the device is disabled. I had the find my device feature turned on before it was disabled and now there is noway to get into it. The computer used to activate my itunes account was a college computer not thinking this would happen. Please do you have any advice on how to factory reset the entire Ipad.
        .

  • Gixxer

    10.1.1 will always be in beta stage. There should of been some update by now. I feel Luca was just showing off that he can JB. A lot of people dogged him in the past about not releasing anything. Even Cydia should have been updated by now. Tons of things still not working.

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      The 10.1.1 updates had to wait for the 10.2. They use the same methods. To fix the 10.1.1 tool is the same thing as him writing the 10.2 tool. Cydia doesn’t work because the jailbreak doesn’t work properly, there is nothing actually wrong with Cydia. Once Luca updates the tool, Cydia will work. What is your device? Depending on your device, you might be better moving to 10.2 anyway…

      • Mio Kasic

        My devise is iPhone 7+. Should I update to 10.2?

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        No, stay on 10.1.1! There is no jailbreak for iP7(+) on 10.2, it will only be for 10.0-10.1.1.

      • Gixxer

        I have a 7+ I’m on 10.1.1 waiting for things to get out of beta.

  • ink

    Me, iPhone 5s + iOS 10.1.1, so its means I should update it to iOS 10.2 ? Any respone would be help.. thank bru.

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Yes, I advise you to move to 10.2 quickly, before it stops being signed. Download the 10.2 IPSW and manually restore to it in iTunes. Thanks!

      • ink

        Thanks a lot man, just done it. 5s on iOS 10.2 now.. gonna wait for the stable jailbreak soon. !

      • Khurshidbey Muhammadroziqov

        I have ip7, 10.0.1
        So should i stay where i am?

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        Please read the article! It’s hard to reply to everyone individually. The article clearly says iP7, do not update. You will be able to jailbreak on 10.0-10.1.1, but NOT 10.2. So don’t update.

  • White nigga from the 6

    Any advice for the 10.1 iPhone 6+ ? Upgrade to 10.2 or stay?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      As the article says, upgrade to 10.2 in my opinion. The 10.2 already supports you but the 10.1.1 one doesn’t, and a higher firmware is better if you can still get a jailbreak on it. Download the IPSW for 10.2 and manually update through iTunes. Cheers!

  • Joaquim Barbosa

    Yes, but that Tweet means stay on 10.2 INSTEAD OF 10.2.1, NOT INSTEAD of 10.1(.1). All iP7(+) users should stay BELOW 10.2 if they can. Luca only meant by that that if you are ALREADY on 10.2, you should not go to 10.2.1. Cheers!

  • webbut

    How to you upgrade to 10.2.0 instead of 10.2.1 on a non jailbroken phone?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Download the IPSW manually online, and manually restore to it in iTunes.

  • Joaquim Barbosa

    I’ve already written articles about it, check them out!

  • Joaquim Barbosa

    OTA doesn’t matter anymore for stability, but I would consider moving to 10.2 anyway. SE is supported for the jailbreak on 10.2, and is a higher firmware. Best of both worlds.

  • I am on a jailbroken 6s running iOS 9.0.1. Should I:
    • Alt+Restore -> Jailbreak -> Restore Backup; or
    • Upgrade -> Jailbreak?

  • Josh Venegas

    how do you downgrade from 10.2.1? I I were to upgrade to 10.2.1 from iOS 9.3.3 would i still be able to do that? And lastly, is Apple still signing it?

  • Ben

    Hello, I wanted to ask the iDB Team what I should do about my jailbroken ipad Air. I am running I believe ios 8.1.2 on it which is buggy and I jailbreak it with either taiG program on windows or PP Jailbreak on my mac (can’t remember which one) I know the latest version of TaiG supports tfp0 but does my jailbreak. I can’t seem to find the answer to this and what is the best way to save the blobs for ios 10.2, do I have to update to save them or is their a step by step link that will guide me? Thanks. I really hope my questions get answered.

  • Cob

    Thank you very much for this article
    Just want to be 100%
    I can jailbreak my iPhone 6 10.2 with Yalu right?
    Cheers

  • :D

    What about the iPhone 6? I’m on 10.1.1 rn.

  • Ben

    Thank you so much, let me check out that guide and tell you if I need any help, hopefully we get a good jailbreak soon.

  • Bret Smith

    Does Prometheus work on the iPhone 6S+ ? I heard it doesn’t. Also does it work on a windows computer?

  • Fabio

    Joaquim, I made an account here only to tell you this: you are doing an amazing job with these guides! (And I did not even know about idownloadblog before reading them!) You are really helping a lot the JB community with them! A BIG thanks!

    I’m indeed looking forward to your guide to upgrade from 9.3.3 to 10.2 with Prometheus! (Now more important then ever… since 10.2 stopped signing 😉 ) Everything ready for me: iPhone6S, 9.3.3 JailbreakMe, SHSH2 blob 10.2 with generator saved.
    But I’ll also wait for your OK to proceed with Yalo… as soon as it is stable enough 😉 Well, the b6-7 seems stable enough… what is your opinion? Shall we go or wait more?
    Thanks a lot! 🙂

  • Alex Holt

    what should i do if im on 10.0.3 on my iphone 7? upgrade to 10.2 while its signed and wait for an update or jailbreak 10.0.3 so i guaranteed have a jailbreak?

  • Mariano Martinez

    im in 8.4 jailbreak, the only thing i can do is to save the 10.2.1 .shsh2 blobs? how can i do that? Another question , is there a way for me to re-jailbreak my 8.4 to have a cleaner jailbreak ? thanks in advance

  • piter parker

    will it work on ios 10.2.1?

  • Daniel Yankovich

    I have a question to ask you… You know how they ended the signing window way before? well I want to jailbreak 10.2.1 and do you have any clues about when that is gonna be available? thanks in advance.

  • -Aj-

    what should I do? Im running iOS 10.2.1 with iPhone se?