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.
Anyone looking to update their iOS device to iOS 9.3.3 and jailbreak had better get moving. The window to update will close as soon as Apple stops signing the iOS 9.3.3 firmware. According to IPSW Downloads, Apple is still signing this IPSW file on 64-bit devices. This means the Pangu jailbreak can still be installed.
Sad news today for owners of older iOS devices, including the iPhone 5 and fourth-generation iPad. The iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak released by Team Pangu will be limited to 64-bit devices. This means that anyone looking to jailbreak 32-bit iOS devices is out of luck. Pangu made the news official on Reddit, explaining that there is no future plan for 32-bit support.
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.
Incredibly, the Pangu jailbreak team has surprised everyone by launching an iOS 9.2-9.3.3 jailbreak solution. The initial release is currently available, however an English-language software tool is still in the works. The Chinese version can be downloaded for Windows computers, or opened directly on a compatible iOS device using Safari. Yes, a browser-based jailbreak exists, just like the good old days of JailbreakMe on iOS 4.3.3. Of course, as with all new software there are some caveats.