• Apple Inc. keeps updating its iOS 11 firmware ahead of its release this summer 2017.

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

Unsurprisingly, Apple let out its latest series of software upgrades this week and the bump up includes iOS 10.2.1 to replace version 10.2. For most iPhone and iPad users, the thing to do is install the new OS immediately that is available to download as IPSW or over the air. But for those holding on the word recently issued by Luca Todesco that there will be an iOS 10.2 jailbreak soon, stay where you are.

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From his Yalu jailbreak tool that is based on version 10.1.1 of Apple's mobile operating system, Todesco recently announced that upgrading to 10.2 is quite possible. Per WCCFTech, "the jailbreak will arrive as part of an update to Yalu." However, the solution will come with limitations and one is that the jailbreak will not initially support the iPhone 7 series, as confirmed by Todesco.

Nonetheless, it is the jailbreak that most certainly fans will be getting soon so it will do. There are rumors that Team Pangu from China will spring a surprise, take a cue from the Yalu JB tool and improve on it for their version of an iOS 10.2 jailbreak. But this scenario playing out is practically a moonshot for now as the Chinese hacking group has been strangely silent for months now.

In reality, there is no solid sign that Pangu will upgrade its existing jailbreak work - the semi-tethered iOS 9.2-9.3.3 JB tool - and only Cydia creator Saurik vouched for the team that work was underway for a possible iOS 10 jailbreak. But Saurik issued the note on the matter months ago and with no update to assure jailbreak fans they can only hope that truly Pangu was cooking up something and serve it real soon.

So whether the next jailbreak release will come from Todesco or Team Pangu, the best thing to do is observe status quo - that is to keep out of iOS 10.2.1, which for sure will include fixes that can potentially kill the exploits necessary for a jailbreak, and wait for the solution that Todesco (or Team Pangu) has promised.

But for those who got too excited and already installed 10.2.1, now is the time to downgrade. Thankfully, the same WCCFTech report is with an easy tutorial on the subject. It's quite a work but it will be rewarding if the object is not to be left out once the Todesco Yalu jailbreak, supposedly based on iOS 10.2 and in semi-tethered status when done, starts rolling out.