Since our most recent post on the subject of Luca Todesco’s Yalu jailbreaks for iOS 10, we have been receiving queries from our readers about the status of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Although the two flagship devices were supported on the first version of the tool, which was for iOS 10(.1(.1)), they were omitted from the follow-up tool for iOS 10.0-10.2.
This has caused some to doubt whether these devices will ever see a stable build of the jailbreak, and whether they have been forgotten about. Fortunately, these worries are groundless; support for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is still very much planned.
In a recent tweet, Todesco confirmed his intention to finish up his work on yalu1011, the name given to the version of his Yalu jailbreak that specifically supports the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which cannot jailbreak on iOS 10.2 with yalu102. The tweet in question is included below:
Hopefully this will be encouraging news for flagship device users who have managed to remain on iOS 10.0-10.1.1, and will put an end to the questions on the subject. Todesco has always claimed that iP7(+) support will come, with no statements to the contrary ever being made. However, with the lack of status updates for the device in the last couple of weeks, it seems he felt it necessary to re-state his position.
The stability of yalu1011 for iOS 10.0-10.1.1 was never quite up to scratch, which led Todesco to propose a solution: he would rewrite the tool for greater stability, a side effect of which was the addition of support for iOS 10.2. The resulting tool, called yalu102, took over much of his attention and effort and has now reached a stable beta supporting all 64-bit devices on iOS 10.0-10.2, except for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The last stage of his proposed plan for the jailbreak is to backport the changes made in the newer tool to the older one, so that the last two 64-bit devices can be added to the jailbreak list, at least on firmwares from iOS 10.0-10.1.1.
All we need do now is have patience, until Todesco finds the time to finish up the tool. There is no longer any doubt that, although they won’t receive an iOS 10.2 jailbreak this time round, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will soon receive a stable tool on the lower firmwares.