• iOS 10.2 beta version with new emojis running on a iPhone.

iOS 10.2 beta version with new emojis running on a iPhone. (Photo : YouTube/EverythingApplePro)

Luca Todesco's Yalu JB tool upgrading from 10.1.1 to 10.2 appears to be inching closer to reality following the latest tease from the hacker - the source code of his work so far that could lead to an imminent jailbreak release. What was hinted, however, is still a work in progress.

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And that is according to iDownloadBlog.com, which described the 10.2 jailbreak source code previewed by Todesco as "incomplete." "The code appears quite similar to the initial build of the tool we saw a month or so back, which supported only iOS 10.1.1," the report said.

The report indicated too that Todesco is getting a helping hand with the project as the shared code credited a Marco Grassi as collaborator. If any, the latest development pointed to a scenario that will give jailbreak fans an earlier access to the promised Yalu iOS 10.2 jailbreak. But to be clear, the jailbreak maker remains silent on when exactly the solution will be ready for beta release or better yet, public use.

As iDB has stated on its report, the latest Yalu jailbreak source code was shared chiefly for the purpose of review by interested parties or developers that may want to give helpful inputs. At best, Todesco's latest move is saying that the jailbreak work is heading to the right direction. "It is encouraging to see a commit of the code, which presumably implies that work continues on the project," the report said.

So when is the next update coming out? It remains a wait and see situation for the most part but those seriously waiting and get the next Yalu jailbreak version when it becomes available can actually make the necessary preparations.

The first thing to do is to exercise restraint and keep a distance from the iOS 10.2.1 that Apple has issued this week. It's fair to assume that the release is packed with fixes that could prove as jailbreak killer so the prudent thing is for iPhone and iPad users to stay where they are - no upgrade moves for now.

But those who made the jump and still want a taste of the next jailbreak release, a rollback remains possible. Version 10.2 is still signed by Apple so downgrading has to be performed now. Once the OS becomes unsigned, there is no turning back.

Saving .SHSH2 blobs for versions 10.2 and 10.2.1 now is also a must-do, according to iDB, as doing will ensure that a door will be kept ajar for a jailbreak opportunity.

As for the folks that decided to take iOS 10.3 beta 1 for a spin, downgrade now and make use of the tutorial shared by WCCFTech on the subject. Going back will the key once Todesco and Grassi finalize their project and release the Yalu iOS 10.2 jailbreak.