Apple device owners who wanted to see an iOS 10 jailbreak came to fruition recently though it was hardly the crack that many had hoped for. The good news is that an iOS 10.2 jailbreak is on the verge of release thanks to a recent revelation by another hacker, Stefan Esser.

Lucas Todesco gave the Apple Jailbreaking Community a huge Christmas gift when he rolled out the Yalu iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak though there were limitations. That included the iOS crack being limited to the iPhone 7/ 7 Plus, iPhone 6s/ 6s Plus and the iPad Pro.

Yalu crack limitations

While the select number of devices should disappoint those owning older models, there is more to worry about. That includes the fact that the said jailbreak is semi-tethered, meaning folks would have to re-apply the jailbreak each time they restarted the device.

Aside from that, there is a stability issue. Apparently, the latest jailbreak is in the beta stages – meaning Todesco is trying to fine-tune the crack. The hacker recommends getting hold of version 4-1 which carries support for Cydia.

Current version hack coming soon

Right now, seeing a half-baked tool from Todesco is the best news for the Apple Jailbreaking Community. It is the first one for the buggy iOS 10 series though most are hoping to get a more stable one that will not require them to constantly re-jailbreak their phone.

Another hacker, Stefan Esser, tweeted that an iOS 10.2 jailbreak could be following soon. According to him, there is a team working on another iOS crack and all folks need to do is wait.

Should this come to fruition, it would mark the first time that iOS jailbreaks would be released back-to-back.

Esser is not a new player in the jailbreaking scene so his claim is something to take into consideration.

But similar to the case of Todesco before he finally came out with the current jailbreaking tool, all of these mean nothing unless a proper working tool is actually made available to the public.Until the Yalu iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak came out, the last working crack was iOS 9.3.3. from Chinese hacking group Pangu.