Yalu1011 Jailbreak For iPhone 7 Coming, But Only With iOS 10.1.1 Support
Luca Todesco has confirmed that yalu1011 (or updated yalu102) with support for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is coming but will only work on iOS 10.1.1 firmware.
The fact that it will only work on iOS 10.1.1 may sound like a negative slant on this particular situation, but given that it is additional support for a new device, running a relatively stable solution, it’s definitely not a negative.
As you may know by now, yalu102 – in it’s 7th beta – is actually a relatively stable jailbreak in its current form supporting all 64-bit devices on iOS 10.2 except Apple’s latest flagship devices. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are both supported by the earlier released Mach_Portal+Yalu jailbreak solution on iOS 10.1.1, but that tool is very much aimed at developers only due to how buggy and unreliable the jailbreak is.
The Mach_Portal+Yalu jailbreak was capable of jailbreaking iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 10.1.1 as mentioned earlier, but this announcement essentially means that yalu102 will bring that same offering for said devices on iOS 10.1.1 because the exploits used for jailbreaking iOS 10.2 do not work on iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.
So it may not be a huge step forward for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus users, but it does offer a jailbreak experience in an environment that is tried and tested, and is a lot more stable than the older Mach_Portal+Yalu jailbreak ever was, or ever will be.
It’s not clear whether yalu102 will be updated with support for it, or if Luca will release a special version of yalu102 under yalu1011 name, but if his tweet is anything to go by, it will likely be the later.
As we have come to expect from this modern jailbreak landscape, there is very rarely a perfect “fits all” solution these days which will keep everyone happy across all device types running all firmware versions. However, the likes of Todesco have consistently proven that they will go above and beyond if necessary to bring the best level of compatibility possible whilst continuing to explore the options to expand that offering.
We don’t know what the immediate, medium-term, or long-term future holds, but for now we know that iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus will get a more stable public jailbreak on iOS 10.1.1, likely under yalu1011 monicker. As always, we will keep you up to date whenever this version of jailbreak is out, stay tuned.