Update 4 (25th June 2017) : A new working link to download Yalu has been added.
Update 3 (24th June 2017): It seems all certificates have been revoked. You might want to use Cydia Impactor instead. You can bypass re-signing every 7 days using Cydia Extender.
Update 2 (20th May 2017): A new link to download Yalu102 has been added. This tutorial remains valid.
Update 1 (16th May 2017): The certificates used to sign Yalu on the websites referenced in this article have been revoked. You might want to go back to using Cydia Impactor. We have a new tutorial on how to automatically re-sign Yalu without connecting to a computer.
iOS 10 jailbreak has been around since the beginning of the year, but it has remained a semi-untethered jailbreak. This means each time you restart your device, you need to jailbreak again using the Yalu app installed on the device already. Another disadvantage of this jailbreak is the issue of re-signing and re-installing Yalu every 7 days if you don’t sign it with an Enterprise Developer certificate.
The need to connect to a computer every 7 days to re-jailbreak this is not always convenient, especially when your certificate has expired and you are far away from your computer. Some developers have found a way to let you download and install Yalu without a computer. And the good news is that you don’t need to re-sign Yalu and re-jailbreak your iPhone every 7 days.
Note: This tutorial has links to websites where you can download Yalu102 already signed with an Enterprise Certificate. If Apple revokes these certificates, Yalu will stop working and you may need to find an alternative link. This should work for all 64-bit iOS devices except iPhone 7.
If you are using any of the devices listed below, you are advised not to attempt this jailbreak:
- iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 5, iPhone 5c
Also, only these iOS versions are supported at the moment:
- iOS 10
- iOS 10.0.1
- iOS 10.0.2
- iOS 10.0.3
- iOS 10.1
- iOS 10.1.1
- iOS 10.2
Steps to jailbreak iOS 10 through iOS 10.2
1. Visit any of these websites with Safari on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to download Yalu102:
- http://ayouch.me/jbme.html (recommended)
- http://is.gd/yalu1022 (working / not working)
- http://zerostore.co/jb/ (status unknown)
2. Hit the download button and confirm the action by tapping “Install” on the dialogue box.
3. After a while, you should have yalu102 on your homescreen.
4. Go to Settings > General > Device Management. Select the developer name from the list and trust the enterprise developer. yalu102 won’t run unless you do this.
5. Now launch Yalu102 and hit the go! button to start the jailbreak.
6. If you see “failed, retry,” quit Yalu and try again. You may have to do this a few times before it works. I kept retrying like 8 times on an iPad Air 2 running iOS 10.2 before it worked.
7. If it’s successful, you should see Cydia installed on your homescreen.
You should note that if you restart your device, you still need to perform step 5 again. Normally you the Yalu102 app should keep working on your phone as long as the Enterprise Developer certificate used by the developer to sign it remains valid.