How to Jailbreak iOS 10.0 – 10.2 Using yalu on iPhone, iPod touch or iPad

It has finally arrived. The jailbreak for iOS 10.0 to 10.2 is available to the public at last. After the wait since the previous jailbreak for iOS 9.1 to 9.3.3, lots of people will be relieved to finally be able to jailbreak their updated iOS devices. This is however a semi-tethered jailbreak, meaning whenever you reboot your device you will need to follow steps 9 and 10 of the below guide to restore all jailbreak features. This is very easy though so isn’t a big problem. This new jailbreak is also currently in alpha. Luca Todesco (jailbreak creator) has stated that this jailbreak is now as stable as it is going to get. You can therefore proceed with this jailbreak if you are on a compatible iOS version.

The jailbreak tool, called yalu102, can be downloaded from qwertyoruiop’s official website and is compatible with iOS 10.0 to 10.2 on supported devices. This new jailbreak only works with 64-bit devices, meaning it will never work with the iPhone 5 or 5c unfortunately. At the moment this tool supports all 64-bit devices except the iPhone 7.

Requirements & Notes: 

  • Luca Todesco (jailbreak creator) has stated that this jailbreak is now as stable as it is going to get. You can therefore proceed with this jailbreak if you are on a compatible iOS version.
  • This is compatible with iOS 10.0 – 10.2 on supported devices.
  • This is a semi-tethered jailbreak (read steps 9 and 10)
  • This will only work with 64-bit iOS devices (not the iPhone 5/5c)
  • This currently works with the following devices:
    – iPhone 6s/6s Plus
    – iPhone 6/6 Plus
    – iPhone 5s
    – iPhone SE
    – iPad Air 1
    – iPad Air 2
    – iPad Mini 2/3/4
    – iPad Pro
  • This currently does NOT work with the following devices:
    – iPhone 7
  • This works on macOS, Windows, and Linux
  • You make sure to backup all your data to iTunes or iCloud before attempting this jailbreak
  • You should turn off Find my iPhone, and your passcode/Touch ID lock before trying to jailbreak
  • If you do not have a paid Apple developer account, the yalu102 app will start to crash one week after being installed. This is because the certificate for it will have expired. To fix this, all you need to do is reinstall the yalu102 app using the instructions below.

Download Links: 

Written Guide: 

  1. Download the yalu102 jailbreak app from the link above and save it somewhere. Then download the latest version of Cydia Impactor (a program made by saurik) for your operating system from the links above. Version 0.9.35 minimum is required. Extract it and open the ‘Impactor’ file.
  2. Once it opens, make sure your iOS device is plugged into your computer, and that your passcode, Touch ID lock and Find my iPhone is turned off during the jailbreak process. Select your device in the drop down menu.
  3. Find the yalu app IPA file you downloaded earlier and drag it into the Cydia Impactor tool. If a warning appears, click ‘OK’.
  4. You will be asked to enter your Apple ID. This is used only to create a certificate for the yalu102 app to be installed and will not be visible to anything other than Apple’s servers.
  5. Once you have entered your Apple ID and password, click ‘OK’. The yalu102 app should now be installed on your device.
  6. Once the yalu102 app is installed, open Settings and navigate to General>Profiles & Device Management and find the yalu102 app profile (should be your Apple ID). Open it and click ‘Trust’ twice.
  7. Open the yalu102 app. You should see a blue ‘go’ button. Tap on this button and the jailbreak should begin. The yalu102 app should now be installing Cydia. Do NOT do anything else with the device while this is happening.
  8. Once Cydia is installed your device will respring. Cydia should now be on your home screen! Open the Cydia app and it should open without any problems. If it doesn’t open, follow steps 9 and 10.
  9. As this is a Semi-Tethered jailbreak, after you reboot your device all jailbreak features will be disabled. To fix this all you need to do is open the yalu102 app, tap the ‘go’ button, and wait a few seconds for your device to respring (do not press anything on the device in this time)
  10. Once your device resprings, your jailbreak functionality will be restored!
  11. If you do not have a paid Apple developer account, the yalu102 app may start to crash one week after being installed. This is because the certificate for it will have expired. To fix this, all you need to do is reinstall the yalu102 app using the instructions you just followed.

Video Guide: 

ALSO SEE: How to Restore to iOS 10.2 Unsigned Using Prometheus on iPhone, iPod touch or iPad


7 Comments on How to Jailbreak iOS 10.0 – 10.2 Using yalu on iPhone, iPod touch or iPad

  1. After running future restore terminal commands for iPhone8,4 and program enters recovery mode, future restore generates just one ApNonce code continually, not random codes…any suggestions ? Thankyou

    • This happens sometimes. Just tap the retry button, open the app again and try again. I find it helps if you wait a few seconds between opening the app and tapping go.

  2. It all seems to load up fine but when I open cydia none of the buttons work? When I went to the search page it did come up with Pdanet that I have always used and it loaded but when I push the hotspot button it says the wifi is busy and to try later? I tried restore the phone and then set it back to 10.2 and rebreak the phone and cydia and the same? I’m on a brand new 6S and I tried it with same results on a new SE

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