Luca Todesco just announced the first beta build of his Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10.0-10.2. In this guide, I’ll walk you through how to use the tool, should you want to try out the beta.

Bear in mind, this tool is first release and is not necessarily stable. It also does not support all devices yet. Whilst Todesco has said that it should already be more stable than the betas of Yalu for 10.0-10.1.1, a first build is a first build. Proceed at your own risk.

I personally gave the tool a quick test and then restored to stock iOS 10.2 to wait for a later build. This is not because the build I tried was unstable for me, but because I didn’t want to install the builds over each other, preferring to wait for a more final release with a clean slate. If you are cautious like me and value the possibility of a stable future jailbreak, consider this option, or not installing at all for now.


  • An iPhone 6s(+), iPhone SE, or iPad Pro, running iOS 10.0-10.2
    No other devices are supported yet, do not try! All 64-bit devices will be supported eventually.
  • Cydia Impactor app for Mac, Windows, or Linux.
  • The Yalu beta application, in .ipa format.


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1) Download Cydia Impactor to your computer.

2) Download yalu102 Beta to your computer.

3) Launch Cydia Impactor and connect your device to your computer.

4) Drag the yalu102.ipa onto Cydia Impactor to load it up, and hit Start.

5) Enter your Apple ID when prompted.

6)a) If you don’t have two-step verification turned on for your Apple ID, enter your Apple ID password when prompted.

6)b) If you do have two-step verification turned on for your Apple ID, you must log in to the Apple ID website, and create an app-specific password. Enter that password into Impactor instead of your normal password.

7) Once Impactor has completed installing the .ipa, look to your device and check that the yalu102 app has appeared on your Home screen.

8) Open the Settings app on your device, and navigate to General – Device Management.

9) Select the profile named after the Apple ID you entered into Impactor, and inside you should see the yalu102 app listed. Press the Trust button to trust this app on your device. If you do not do this, it will not run.

10) Once you have trusted the app, return to your Home screen and launch the yalu102 app.

11) Press the Go button to jailbreak your device, and wait.

12) Your device should respring, and then the Cydia app should have appeared on your Home screen.

If this does not happen, check the profile is still trusted, reboot, and run the yalu102 app again.

13) Launch Cydia, and install any recommended upgrades.

14) Once this is done, add the following repository to Cydia:

This will ensure you receive beta updates for the Cydia app itself. However, you will have to install updates for the yalu102 app manually for now by following the steps of this guide, rather than through Cydia.

That’s all folks!

If you have had enough of the beta jailbreak and want to remove it for now to wait for stable, follow the instructions below.

Removing yalu102

While iOS 10.2 is still signed

Simply restore your device to iOS 10.2 in iTunes, by manually downloading the iOS 10.2 IPSW, alt-clicking Restore in iTunes (shift-clicking on Windows), and selecting the IPSW you downloaded.

Check that iOS 10.2 is still being signed before doing this! If it is not, you will be forced to update to iOS 10.2.1+, and you will be stuck. This is only the best way for at most a few more days. Check signing status before doing this!

Once iOS 10.2 is no longer signed

1) Uninstall all your Cydia tweaks and apps.

2) Delete the yalu102 application from your device.

3) Ensure the trusted profile has gone from Settings – General – Device Management.

4) Reboot your device.

5) Put Cydia in a folder and do not launch it.

6) That’s the best you can do.

This will not remove all jailbreak files from your device, but it will disable your jailbreak and will let you install a later build of the jailbreak tool when you decide to try it again. To completely remove all files, you must update to the latest firmware, but then you can not jailbreak again.


It’s really up to you as to whether you want to try out the Yalu jailbreak at this stage. Luca Todesco has posted the .ipa publicly himself, and requested feedback, which he never wanted or requested on the 10.1.1 version of the tool. This implies that, to some extent, he considers it acceptable for general use. Substrate is enabled for example, and Cydia no longer freezes upon respringing.

However, the fact remains that as an alpha release, it is only going to get more stable with time, and that if you encounter any problems using this build, you will not get much sympathy from anyone. So for the two weeks you might have to wait for a stable version of the tool, is it really worth the risk of pushing ahead with an early release?

You decide.

  • Blackops

    Cydia keeps crashing, and Yalu apps says already jailbroken what now ?

    • Marino

      Same problem here.
      iPhone 6s – iOS 10.1 : Everything works perfect.
      IPad Air 2 – iOS 10.1.1 : Cydia won’t open

      • Blackops

        Side load iFile ipa with cydia impactor and open it from your iPhone then navigate to var/mobile/library/caches then delete com.saurik.cydia

      • Marino

        Worked like a charm, thanks!

  • Maarof Jallani

    Jailbreak isn’t complete without Appsync lol!!

  • Damian Makary

    Can I enable Cydia Substrate?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      It already is enabled.

  • Vic Levanh

    thank you for answer. i found out yesterday. its need add rpetrich repo then its done

  • _ThatGermanDude_

    I need help desperately!!
    I’m on an iPhone 5S running iOS 10.2. I jailbroke my phone earlier today and it was working perfectly fine. Then, I install BioLockdown, not knowing it doesn’t work yet, and resprung my device. After that, every app on my phone, including the settings app and Cydia, has BioLockdown enabled on it although I didnt even enable any of them. To top the iceberg, BioLockdown won’t even acknowlege my fingerprint (basically, I can’t open any app and I can’t unistall BioLockdown). I made a complete backup of my phone before I jailbroke it but when I tried to recover the backup cydia was still there. I then tried re-jailbreaking my device in the hopes of my tweaks being gone, but no luck. I honestly can’t think of any other way of getting rid of either my tweaks or the whole jailbreak. Factory Resetting my phone is NOT an option. Please help me, I’m desperate for a jailbreak (after such a long time) 😀

    • JailbreakMaster

      You are litterally the worst jailbreaker I’ve ever seen. If you’ve no knowledge of jailbreaking then just stop trying!
      PS: I’ve laughed so hard with your comment that I almost cried

    • Timonline

      Contact me @timourrashed on twitter

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Haha, you should research the ways to fix problems on your jailbreak, before you start installing tweaks without checking if they’re compatible! Have you tried entering No Substrate Mode and simply uninstalling the tweak? Good luck!

  • Mirza Hasnain

    solution for disappearing icons after installing appsync unified .(10.2 yalu)
    if ur apple id is login into ur iphone and find my iphone is on then login ur apple id to another (pc aur mobile) . click it to find my iphone
    then select lost mode and then erase iphone . after that iphone will remove all your data and you can rejailbreak it ….by this you can save your jailbreak

  • sg1969

    So if I jailbreak with this, and I reboot after 7 days, I will need to repeat steps 3 to 12, is that correct?

  • Dominique Wilkins

    When the final build is released, will I have to run the tool again with a PC ? Or will I be able to “update” the Jailbreak straight from the device ?

  • Dominique Wilkins

    Hi. Will I be able to update the jailbeak straight from the phone, when the final build launches ?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      No, you’ll have to side load the final version from a computer probably.

      • Dominique Wilkins

        Ah thanks. But I will not lose tweaks right ?

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        You won’t lose anything.

  • webbut

    I did it but Cydia immediately closes itself whenever i run it.

  • any news about a stable jailbreak ?

    • Timonline

      beta7 is pretty stable

      • but the thing is, cant install appsync, cant install mods or hacks cuz arent update it yet to ios 10

      • Timonline

        There is a difference between stable jailbreak and tweaks being compatible with iOS 10. In any case AppSync is being worked on and several tweaks are being updated daily if not hourly

      • ill wait a lil bit longer cuz in other post some1 said that his phone got stuck after installing appsync so ill wait a lil bit longer

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        It’s not the jailbreak’s fault, it is AppSync that needs updating. Also, is the only reason you jailbreak AppSync? What for?

      • Den

        I use AppSync to run emulators that I was able to find after they were banned from the appstore (MAME) to be exact. There is no other way that I know of to run an App that was not originally signed to your account without AppSync. You have another way? I’m all ears. – BTW, all the emulator apps that got out there before apple removed them were “FREE” apps.

  • Sunny Lung

    Hi, it says mobile substrate is enable in beta 7, but I could not find Cydia substrate in my Cydia and cannot install tweaks that need mobile substrate?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      What device? Are you sure you are using b7? Substrate is not installed immediately, it is only installed when you install a tweak which needs it.

  • Chris Bilcliff

    so have this error

    sub-process/usr/libexec/cydia/cydo returned an error code (2)

    which is preventing me from installing the essential files needed the first time you open Lydia WTF some little wizard on here must have the answer?

  • Matt Doolittle

    Just got a new 7plus and its still on 10.2 can i still jailbreak.

    • Den

      No. It is not compatible with iphone 7 or 7plus

  • Aritra Selva

    can we use this for 10.1.1
    pls help

  • Yusufhan Arslan

    Beta 8 10.2.1 Yalu JB ne man çıkar

  • Anne Wilson

    Anybody knows about cydiamate semi jailbreak tool? is it working?

  • Vinayak Padkil

    Hey I have iPhone 5S iOS 10.1.1. does it work for me?

  • Dhruv Desai

    ios 10.0.2 iphone 7 can i jailbreak

    • Den

      No. No iphone 7 (or 7 Plus)

  • najmus

    bro can i jailbreak using yalu my iphone 6s which is on 10.0.2

  • Ahmad Omarr

    iphone 5s cydia is crashed !! am i the only one ?

  • Hey guys, quick question: does this work with iOS 10.2.1 or did I miss the boat?

  • hernan

    i installed the extra_recipe+yaluX b4 for my iPhone 7plus but my phones stuck on the apple logo I’ve tried everything nothing is working. i don’t wanna update or lose my jailbreak. please help

  • Omega Kaffekopp

    There is no cydia on my home screen

  • craig

    Anybody know why or whats happened to the website, it says temporarily down but has said this for some time?

  • Lakers Fan

    where do i got about getting the latest ipa of yalu? I have a a different computer and a new ipad and his site has been down for awhile now.

  • jalexcarter

    Anybody have any idea how to remove a half installed package that is unable to be removed through the normal tweak removal process?

    I’ve tried selecting “Ignore (Temporary)” and manually selecting the package Atmos for removal as well as just trying to reinstall it hoping it would install the entire package correctly. No dice.

    I also tried selecting “Forcibly Clear (Unsafe)” which auto loads the remove package page selecting the tweak Atmos on its own but it runs and keeps getting stuck and displaying the “unable to securely remove” message. I respring and the package is still there causing glitches. Really really don’t wanna lose my jailbreak cause of one stupid tweak. Please help.