As the fairly stable version of Yalu jailbreak is out now, it is important for us to let our readers know every bit of the details related to this new tool. According to the official details conveyed by the developers, Luca Todesco and Marco Grassi, this jailbreak app is still in the beta phase, but it is now safe to install and use for the common users.
Yalu jailbreak works on all 64-bit devices, with few ifs and buts. Before writing the actual process of Yalu jailbreaking, here are some frequently asked questions about it.
Is this jailbreak safe?
Yes, Yalu is completely safe to install on your any supported iOS device.
How does the Yalu jailbreak work?
This jailbreak is just like Pangu for iOS 9. The underlying procedure of working is same. It also uses your Apple ID, or the developer’s Apple ID to sign the jailbreak app before installation.
Should I give my Apple ID when asked, especially when it is also attached to my credit card??
Though it is totally safe to use any type of Apple ID with this app. The Yalu uses the ID only to sign the application with the Apple servers. But to be on the safe side, we recommend that you create a new Apple ID without linking it to your payment method and use it in such particular cases.
Is it tethered, semi-tethered or un-tethered jailbreak?
Yalu is a semi-tethered jailbreak. This means that you have to re-apply the jailbreak every time you reboot your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device.
Will I have to re-install all the apps downloaded from the Cydia store after every reboot?
No, you don’t need to re-install anything. Everything will remain safe and intact after the reboot. However, these applications will not work until you apply Yalu.
Which iOS 10 versions I can jailbreak with Yalu?
The Yalu jailbreak can effectively jailbreak the following iOS versions.
- iOS 10.0.1
- iOS 10.0.2
- iOS 10.0.3
- iOS 10.1
- iOS 10.1.1
- iOS 10.2
Which devices are jailbreakable with Yalu?
The following devices are compatible with Yalu jailbreak.
- iPhone 7 (only iOS 10.1 and iOS 10.1.1)
- iPhone 7 Plus (only iOS 10.1 and iOS 10.1.1)
- iPhone 6S Plus
- iPhone 6S
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 5S
- iPhone SE
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air
- iPad Mini 4
- iPad Mini 3
- iPad Mini 2
- iPad Pro
- iPod Touch 6G
This jailbreak doesn’t work with the following devices:
- iPhone 5C
- iPhone 5
- iPod Touch 5G and older models
- iPad Mini
- iPad 2
- iPad 3
- iPad 4
Can I jailbreak iOS 10.2.1 with Yalu?
Till the writing of this post, this version is not jail-breakable with Yalu.
What is jailbreak certificate and when will it expire?
Certificate is a digital stamp, issued by Apple servers, required to sign the jailbreak app. Only after the successful binding of the certificate with the jailbreak app, the installation can begin.
When the certificate expires, the jailbreak app stops working. In that case, you have to renew the certificate using Cydia Impactor. The method of renewing certificate is same just like installing the fresh Yalu jailbreak on your phone which is mentioned below.
Step by step Yalu jailbreak method:
Step 1. Download the latest version of Cydia Impactor by going to this official website. Install it only from this site because it hosts the latest version of the tool. If you download it from any other website, you may get the older version which might not work in your case.
Step 2: Download Yalu IPA file from here.
Step 3: Unzip Cydia Impactor downloaded in step 1 and launch the application.
Step 4: Connect your device with the PC using the USB cable.
Step 5: Cydia Impactor will recognize your device.
Step 6: Now either click on Device -> Install Package and navigate to the download Yalu IPA file or drag and drop the downloaded IPA file into Cydia Impactor.
Step 7: When asked for Apple ID and password by Cydia Impactor, enter credentials.
Step 8: Wait till Yalu jailbreak app appears on your iPhone or iPad home screen.
Step 9: Disconnect your device and go to Settings > General > Profiles & Device Manage or General > Device management and tap on Trust and then Trust again on the certificate.
Step 10: Launch the Yalu jailbreak app. You may get some pop-ups like this app can slow down your device, or the device storage is almost full, simply ignore them and tap on Go to continue.
Step 11: After the above step, the Cydia icon will show up on the home-screen of your iPhone or iPad. If it doesn’t appear after the first attempt, try the previous step again.
Your device is now jailbroken. Launch Cydia and install your favorite tweaks, apps, games and themes.