For many weeks, the Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10.2 has been available in beta. This might be good news for the jailbreak community, however as of this writing the iPhone 7 is not included on the list of supported devices. Furthermore, with iOS 10.2.1 already installed on many devices and the upcoming release of iOS 10.3, Yalu's capabilities may be further limited. As is the case with any beta software, those looking to take advantage of the Yalu jailbreak should be aware of some caveats before taking the plunge.
Pangu took the world by storm this week, releasing the first iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak tool. While the software is still in its early stages, jailbreak developers have wasted no time taking advantage of this news. Paid tweaks are temporarily suspended until the jailbreak is deemed stable enough to fully open the Cydia app store. Free jailbreak packages can still be downloaded and installed at will.
Team Pangu today released version 1.0.1 of their jailbreak tool. The updated fixes a "bug that leads to 0A error code" and a problem that was causing a loading failure on some computers. The changelog also notes that a Mac version of Pangu 9 is "coming soon". If you were having issues installing the iOS 9 jailbreak tool on your device, you can try again by downloading Pangu v.1.0.1 through en.pangu.io. Pangu 9 is currently only available to Windows.
Getting the scoop on which Cydia tweaks and themes are worth installing can be tough. Cydia Ratings seeks to change this, by adding a user rating system inspired by the App Store to Cydia. The more people install and use Cydia Ratings the more reviews will be available to help Cydia users separate the wheat from the chaff. Not only can reviewers leave a 1-5 star review, but text comments are also supported.
The jailbreak app store Cydia has received a long-anticipated cosmetic update. The redesign launched automatically, so users need only to open the Cydia app to see the changes. The new look brings a clean, flat design to the interface much like iOS 7 and iOS 8.
The redesign hits every corner of Cydia, however functionality and options remain the same. The last time the jailbreak app store had a significant redesign was after the launch of iOS 7, when the Sources and Installed tabs were added. The Cydia home screen icon was also updated to match iOS 7.