After every release of iOS from Apple, many iPhone and iPad users curiously wait for Jailbreak version. This time, though it came late, Jailbreak lovers can jailbreak their devices using Yalu and Cydia Impactor.
Luca Todesco, a popular hacker, has released iOS 10.2 as Yalu; this version of Jailbreak is published as beta and has some issues to resolve later. This Jailbreak is compatible with limited devices like iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone SE and iPad Pro. It doesn’t support the latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, though it supports all 64-bit devices. Moreover, this Jailbreak version may not work well as there are many issues in it.
Apart from above mentioned iOS devices, this Jailbreak is compatible with iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, and iPod Touch 6.
In addition to this, Cydia Substrate is not doing well and this can affect many tweaks from Cydia. It is said that Luca has deliberately disabled Substrate so that users cannot use this tool; however, developer community is given freedom to use Substrate. Ever after this, you can Jailbreak your iOS device and enjoy using this beta version of Jailbreak.
Before going ahead, a word of caution: Yalu is in beta version and this can create some problems on your iPhone or iPad, so you should go for this on your own risk. Experts recommend that users should wait for final version of this tool.
Points to Ponder
- This Jailbreak is semi-tethered.
- Take full backup of your iOS device through iCloud or iTunes.
- Check battery status of your phone; charge the device to 100%.
- If there is any technical glitch occurs during Jailbreak process, you need to restore your phone or iPad to the latest iOS firmware, i.e. iOS 10.2.
How to Jailbreak iOS 10 on iPhone or iPad Using Yalu and Cydia Impactor
Step #2: Once download is finished, double click on Cydia Impactor.
Step #3: Next, you need to connect your iOS device with computer via lightning cable.
Step #4: Your iOS device will appear in the drop-down list once Cydia Impactor identifies your iPhone or iPad.
Step #5: Now you can drag-and-drop the Yalu IPA file on Cydia Impactor.
Step #6: You may be prompted to type in your Apple ID and passcode. This information goes to Apple only, and therefore, it is safe in Apple’s servers.
Step #7: You will see app’s icon on your iOS device’s Home screen with a label “yalu102”.
Step #8: To open the app, you need to search trust the developer profile.
Settings → General → Profiles & Device Management; and then tap on the profile related to Apple ID you have used in Cydia Impactor.
Step #9: Tap on ‘Trust’ button.
Step #10: Head back to Home screen and open yalu102 app.
Step #11: Hit the Go button to initiate Jailbreak. While the Jailbreak procedure is going one, do not touch your iOS device.
Step #12: Your iPhone or iPad will reboot automatically and Cydia icon will appear on the Home screen. If you can’t see that icon, launch yalu102 again and Jailbreak your device again.
Hurray! Your device is now Jailbroken. Note that Cydia takes time to execute initial set-up when you open it for the first time. Also remember that it is a semi-tethered Jailbreak and therefore, you need to open Yalu 102 app every time you restart your iOS device to re-jailbreak it.
You can delete the Jailbreak if it causes any trouble on iPhone or iPad; simply restore your iOS device to iOS 10.2. Now that your iPhone or iPad is Jailbroken, you can use some of the best Cydia tweaks compatible with iOS 10.2 Jailbreak.