iOS 10.2 is the latest firmware release to go public and, within a couple of days of its release, Apple dropped iOS 10.2.1 download [ ext link ] into beta. The iOS 10.2.1 beta is available for download for all registered paid developers and will soon be made available for those on the public beta program.
Image : Cydia iOS 10.2.1 Update
Developers can download the update via OTA by opening Settings > General > Software Update on their iOS devices.
When Can we Download Cydia iOS 10.2.1 ?
Not yet. iOS 10.2.1 is in beta and we don’t often see public jailbreaks for beta versions. The jailbreak teams are working hard behind the scenes but iOS 10 is proving to be a tough nut to crack. Apple promised that they would deal a death blow to jailbreaking and it appears that they are well on the way to doing that. Luca Todesco reported a while back that iOS 10.2 firmware had so many security updates in it that there was little left for jailbreak teams to work with so our only hope right now lies in iOS 10.2.1 .
Image : Cydia iOS 10.2.1
We know that there have been reports of jailbreaks and we’ve seen the proof of some of these but they are never going to be released publicly and there is a good chance that most of the vulnerabilities used have long been patched by Apple. That leaves us with just one way to jailbreak and that is with PPHelper Jailbreak. If you have already updated, then even that option is gone. For those that are on PPHelper, we do have some good news for you. Luca Todesco has released a tool that will automatically reactivate the semi-untethered jailbreak rather than you having to do it manually. The tool is based on JailbreakMe [ext link] and you can find instructions on how to download and use it in the given link.
Cydia iOS 10.2.1 Release Date :
For now, we will have to exercise even more patience while we wait for Cydia iOS 10.2.1 to be released. We expect to hear something soon as iOS 10.2.1 is only a bug fix and performance enhancer which means it will likely be released publicly very soon.