10.2 not signed so now what.

Toccata81

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 25, 2011
49
0
Just today I happened to check the reddit page and I see that 10.2 has a jailbreak but I Googled the question on whether its still being signed by Apple (because we're up to 10.3.something) and the headlines are saying No. So I missed the boat (I'm on 9.3.3). My question is what is the best way to receive ALERTS so that I know and can act in a timely manner for applying a valid jailbreak. Thanks.
 

eyoungren

macrumors Core
Aug 31, 2011
21,176
13,009
ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
Just today I happened to check the reddit page and I see that 10.2 has a jailbreak but I Googled the question on whether its still being signed by Apple (because we're up to 10.3.something) and the headlines are saying No. So I missed the boat (I'm on 9.3.3). My question is what is the best way to receive ALERTS so that I know and can act in a timely manner for applying a valid jailbreak. Thanks.
Let me ask you a question.

Do you believe that there is some central jailbreaking authority that alerts people about these things?
 

eyoungren

macrumors Core
Aug 31, 2011
21,176
13,009
ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
Please pardon my ignorance, but if you're on 9.3.3 now, WHY would you want to upgrade to 10.2? At least on 9.3.3 you have a more stable semi-tethered jailbreak than that Yalu or Hulu or whayever-U is.
^^^Totally agree with this.

I gave up a few things going from a iOS 7 to iOS 8 jailbreak and a bit more from iOS 8 to 9. I have yet to see very much that replicates what I have left on my iOS 9 jailbreak and very little under IOS 10 that is new and desirable.

For myself, I am not surrendering 95% of what I currently have to get 5% of what I don't just so I can *be* on iOS 10.
 
  • Like
Reactions: iRetired

Toccata81

macrumors member
Original poster
Sep 25, 2011
49
0
Sometimes apps will update and no longer be supported by the iOS I'm on. I don't remember exactly what happened but something like that and I was basically forced to buy a new iphone because of some combination of incompatibilities between apps, device, iOS, available jailbreaks, what Apple does and does not sign. For the moment though, I'm OK. I might have been interested in seeing the ios 10 features. yes I would like to receive an alert somehow when a jailbreak is ready. I'm not going to keep checking back on here or reddit because for months and months and months and months I see no change. Its easy to give up and then the new jailbreak comes out and we have, what, a window of how many days to act? gimme a break.
 

eyoungren

macrumors Core
Aug 31, 2011
21,176
13,009
ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
I'm not going to keep checking back on here or reddit because for months and months and months and months I see no change. Its easy to give up and then the new jailbreak comes out and we have, what, a window of how many days to act? gimme a break.
Then you will continue to miss jailbreaks.

This is not Apple. There is no authority that tracks development of jailbreaks and then issues alerts. It's all a private enterprise and JB devs release when they feel like it.

So don't check. That is your option. But expecting organization from what has always been a chaotic process is never going to happen.
 
  • Like
Reactions: MacManiac76

MacManiac76

macrumors 65816
Apr 21, 2007
1,439
298
White Mntns, Arizona
My device has been jailbroken for some months now. Sorry for the misunderstanding. I don't need to make a change but generally prefer to have newer iOS in the case I can have it both ways.
Ok then I guess the best advice would be to check right after Apple releases a new iOS version. Usually if a jailbreak is going to be released it will be soon after that if the vulnerability is patched in the new iOS version. I got lucky since I didn't update to iOS 10.2 on my iPhone 7+ or I would be in the same boat as you. Sometimes it's just random luck unfortunately.
 

eyoungren

macrumors Core
Aug 31, 2011
21,176
13,009
ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
don't need to make a change but generally prefer to have newer iOS in the case I can have it both ways.
I am jailbroken on 9.0.2. In this instance, had I updated and jailbroken on iOS 10 (assuming I could based on my device) "having it both ways" would have meant the loss of a fully untethered jailbreak.

Not such a bad thing if you're on anything higher than 9.1 when you move up. Not worth it at all for me to lose that.

I'm not a very big fan of this whole sem-untethered jailbreak stuff.