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Apple Inc. keeps updating its iOS 11 firmware ahead of its release this summer 2017. (Photo : YouTube/EverythingApplePro)

As the wait continues for the rumored release of iOS 10.2 jailbreak soon, Luca Todesco is silently expanding the list of iDevices supported by his Yalu jailbreak tool, based on iOS 10.1.1. The security researcher announced that the iPhone 6S series and iPhone SE can now be jailbroken, and soon enough the iPhone 6 and 5S will follow.

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The iOS hacker, according to iClarified, issued a fix that will allow jailbreak fans to modify the 6S series and the 4-inch iPhone SE, specifically the models powered by processors made by TSMC. The update technically makes the Yalu jailbreak working on the most recent iPhone models, including the iPhone 7 series.

The iPad Pro can also be jailbroken using the Yalu JB tool and if Todesco is to be believed, support for the iPhone 6 series and iPhone 5S will touchdown soon. When the release is happening is not yet set on stone as the dev is not committing to a specific timeline, iClarified added on its report.

What's clear is that the Yalu jailbreak remains a work in progress and as Todesco has made clear, using the JB one will surely encounter bugs, issues and instability so the modified iOS is not for the faint of heart. It is preferred that those planning to take Yalu for a spin must have some developing experience or skills.

And for those brave enough, the Yalu download link can be found here while the installation guides are shared by iClarified here (for Windows users) and here (for Mac).

For most of the jailbreak fans, it's best to hold out for the finalized build of Todesco's Yalu jailbreak or stretch their patience a bit more for the rumored crack on Apple's iOS 10.2 release. Recently, dev Stefan Esser or @i0n1c expressed his belief that there is an ongoing effort to unlock the latest iOS version and that a jailbreak is coming out soon.

But who or what group will be responsible for the jailbreak remains a big question mark. As far as Todesco is concerned "nothing will happen for 10.2 unless extraordinary stuff happens," iClarified said. So the best chance is for the likes of Pangu to pick up from what Todesco has already accomplished and finalized everything.

This is in line with the recent hints from Cydia creator Saurik - that the Chinese hacking team was credible enough to pull off a surprise and release to the public an iOS 10.2 jailbreak.