Tutorial to jailbreak iOS 10 with Yalu and Cydia Impactor

As we have reported a few moments ago, Luca Todesco stopped doing what he was best at, that is, putting on long teeth, and has launched the first version of Yalu, a tool to do the jailbreak to iOS 10.1.x which is currently in beta. As Pangu's latest tool, it is a semi-tethered jailbreak and it will take Cydia Impactor to install the IPA from where we will activate it every time we restart the iOS device.

Although the hacker himself has been in charge of warning that the software is in beta and we should not install it unless we know what we are doing, in this tutorial we will provide you with the steps to follow to install this last jailbreak, named Yalu, using the Saurik tool Cydia Impactor.

Things to consider and previous steps

  • As always we will make any changes in the firmware of any device, before starting we will make a backup of all important data of the iOS device. We can do it either with iTunes / iCloud, which would be a complete backup, or by saving only those files we want to keep, such as photos, videos and other documents.
  • To be able to carry out the process, before starting we have to deactivate the lock code and "Search my iPhone" (Thanks, Miguel!).
  • At the time of writing this tutorial, this jailbreak It only works on iPhone 7 with iOS 10.1.x and iPhone 6s and iPad Pro installed on any version of iOS 10. The iPod and other older devices will work in future versions, although it is likely not to include support for 32-bit devices (double work and few devices, they say).
  • The jailbreak is semi-tethered and will stop working every time we turn off or restart the device.
  • To be confirmed: As the system requires Cydia Impactor, the jailbreak could stop working in 7 days if it is confirmed that it depends on developer certificates. Todesco is likely to add support for its activation web system, which would solve this problem.
  • The most important thing: remember that the software is in beta and the developer does not advise its use unless it is known very well what is being done.

Yalu Jailbreak installation process for iOS 10.1.x

  1. We download the latest version of Yalu from this link and Cydia Impactor from here.
  2. We open the file Impactor_0.9.3.dmg that we downloaded in the previous step.
  3. We drag Impactor to the applications folder. It is likely to work by running it from the DMG, but it is not worth the risk taking into account the current state of the Todesco tool.
  4. Open the Applications folder and double click on Impactor to run it. It will tell us that it is an application downloaded from the Internet and that it can be dangerous, but we accept.
  5. We connect our iPhone 7, 6s or iPad Pro to the computer with the Lightning-USB cable. If you ask us if we trust the computer, we logically say yes.
  6. We drag the Yalu IPA file – which at the time of writing this tutorial is called mach_portal + yalu-b3.ipa– which we downloaded in step 2 to the Cydia Impactor window.
  1. Next you will ask us for an Apple ID. We put it.
  1. We put our password and accept.
  1. Now we click on Start to begin the installation process.
  2. Once installed, we leave the computer and go to the iPhone or iPad Pro. We access Settings / General / Profiles and device management.
  1. We select our Apple ID, or the one we used in step 7.
  2. We touch on "Trust + our_email".
  3. Next, we touch again on Trust.
  4. We return to the home screen and execute "mach_portal". We will see a blank screen for no more than 30 seconds.
  5. Now we wait for our iPhone or iPad Pro to restart and we would have it. Each time we restart we will have to run mach_portal (yalu).

Todesco launched a tool that allowed us to reactivate Pangu's last jailbreak from a web page, which meant that it did not depend on developer certificates. The name "mach_portal" makes me think that the famous hacker is thinking of something similar for his own jailbreak, which would mean that it would always work if we reactivate it from the web. We remember that Pangu's latest jailbreak depends on developer certificates that Apple usually revokes. If Apple revokes a certificate, the application stops working, so we have to get another to perform the process again, something that is not always possible.

Although Todesco has already warned that it is better not to follow this tutorial unless we know what we are doing, do not hesitate to leave your experiences in the comments if you decide to ignore it and jailbreak your iOS device with iOS 10.1.x to then install Cydia.

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