Luca Todesco made true his word that Yalu1011, which runs on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, will jump to a more stable build. The update came in the form of a replacement for mach_portal+yalu that Todesco built on the tweaked version of Ian Beer's mach_portal exploit, in turn provided by developer xerub.
The solution is called extra_recipe+yalux and is Todesco following through on an earlier hint that with new exploits becoming available, the Yalu jailbreak solutions will become more stable, which is specifically true Yalu1011 jailbreak. The Italian hacker also teased iPhone 7 users will soon have access to a better jailbreak tool.
But is Yalu1011 with the extra_recipe+yalux bump really any better now?
Yes and no, according to Redmond Pie, as the solution actually works and as mentioned is a level more stable than the last time. "The mach_portal+yalu in its latest incarnation extra_recipe+yaluX now offers a stable and comfortable experience for anyone running iOS 10.1.1 on an iPhone 7 device," the report said.
And as designed by the tweaks applies by Todesco on the xerub exploit, the latest release will fix all known issues when running Yalu1011 on the iPhone 7 series, the report added.
But there are big ifs and one is it remains in beta, meaning it has been improved but there remains too many moving parts that can break anytime. One scenario described by Todesco is the possibility of initial kernel exploit failing when the process is invoked. Thus it's highly recommended that iPhone 7 users already using Yalu1011 should keep a safe distance from the solution for now.
That seems the right thing to do considering that the package does not include Substrate and Cydia, which is like saying for most jailbreak fans the solution will require a circuitous process before they can get it to work. In other words, it has to be a pass for now as the jailbreak is mostly unusable.
Though it will not stay that way, WCCFTech reported, adding that the jailbreak tool at its current state can be considered "a bad deal." But after a few more beta releases, there will surely be improvements. "Things will be sorted out properly, making the entire thing great as ever," the report added.
Two more betas from Todesco and the Yalu1011 with the extra_recipe will surely work like a charm, and as intended by its creator, WCCFTech said.
For sure, the solution in question is not for jailbreak fans already on Yalu102 though the thought that they can get to finally crack the iPhone 7 seems inviting. But to be safe, it's better to stick with what they have.
Much better is the prospect of an upcoming KPP (kernel protection patch) bypass that is rumored to be made public in August. The exploit release is seen to prompt many things like allowing Chinese hacking team Pangu to sort the iOS 10.3-10.3.1 jailbreak that they demoed in Shanghai at the end of April.
Other jailbreak personalities are expected to pick up too on the exploit and concoct a solution of their own, in the same manner that xerub improved on the Ian Beer mach_portal exploit. That happening suggests there be could multiple iOS 10.x jailbreak releases this coming August that promise expanded coverage of possibly all 64-bit devices and not only the iPhone 7.