Not long ago, Luca Todesco, a renowned hacker announced via his Twitter handle that the first jailbreak for iOS 10 – iOS 10.1.1 was out. Since the jailbreak is still in its early stages, it has the risks and bugs associated with any software on a beta version. Despite that, the IPA file has been downloaded by several jailbreak fans and as we speak they are facing a number of issues.
Those who were able to reverse the jailbreak or yet to download it should read this post to learn the conditions that Todesco proposes regarding this iOS 10 – iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak. We have covered all the steps to be followed for the jailbreak to be a success.
A list of Compatible iOS versions and devices:
It runs on iOS 10.0.1, iOS 10.1.1, iOS 10.1, iOS 10.0.3, or iOS 10.0.2, and is compatible with iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 7 and iPad Pro.
N/B: The jailbreak will never work with any different iOS version or any other device apart from the ones listen above.
How to Prepare for The Yalu iOS 10.1 – iOS 10.1.1 Jailbreak
Begin by ensuring your Mac has an installed Xcode and you are a registered Apple Developer.
Then ensure the version of iTunes running on your computer is the latest, at the moment it is iTunes 12.5.4 (for users of Mac OS). If not, update your version before going to the next step.
Use iCloud or iTunes to backup the data on your device. Next, you will need to disable your Passcode, Find My Phone and TouchID. Once you are through with the jailbreak, you can reactivate them.
Finish byDownloading the Yalu Jailbreak IPA file into to your PC. Also don’t forget the Cydia Impactor app. You can visit the following page to access the download links; ensure you select the right operating system.
At this point you are ready for iOS jailbreaking!
Steps To Follow When Jailbreaking iOS 10.1 – iOS 10.1.1 Using Yalu
1st Step: Use a USB cable to connect your computer to your device.
2nd Step: Open the Cydia Impactor app, then drag-and-drop the IPA file.
3rd Step: The Cydia Impactor will prompt for your password and Apple ID, enter them.
4th Step: Here, the Cydia Impactor has started to sign the Yalu IPA. Once complete, the “mach_portal” icon will appear on the screen.
5th Step: For the app to launch, the trust the developer profile must be located. This is done by going to Settings -> General -> Profiles & Device Management and then tapping on the profile with your email address. Then confirm after clicking on the “Trust” icon.
6th Step: The “mach_portal” app should be launched by going back to the home screen and clicking on the Yalu/Mach_Portal icon.
7th Step: For the next 15-20 seconds, a white screen will display and that indicates the jailbreak has begun. Don’t interrupt the process until it ends.
8th Step: After the jailbreak is complete, the device will reboot automatically and the Yalu jailbreak icon and Cydia app will appear on the Home screen.
Important To Note
Your device is finally jailbroken, but since this is a semi-untethered jailbreak, every time you reboot your device the Yalu/mach_portal app has to be launched for re-jailbreaking to happen. You must also note that though Cydia is fully functional, it is not stable and you cannot install many tweaks.
If you discover that your device has developed issues after the jailbreak, it is advisable to restore it to iOS 10.2.
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