Finally, after a short wait, there is a publicly-available jailbreak for iOS 10 /10.1.1. It was created by Luca Todesco using the Project Zero exploit discovered by Ian Beer, quickly moving from a possibility to something you can use today. But before we move forward with our tutorial, here’s what you need to know.
This iOS 10 jailbreak is in beta
This solution is in beta, so that means it could contain bugs and other problems that have yet to be discovered. Also not everyone can use it because it only supports a limited number of devices. However, if you find your device isn’t supported, don’t stress; updates that will widen its support will be released. So if your handset or tablet is not on this list, please check back for updates on which devices support is added for later:
- iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus using iOS 10.1 or 10.1.1
- iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus using iOS 10.0.1 up to 10.1.1
- iPad Pro using iOS 10.0.1 up to 10.1.1
Requirements before starting the tutorial
The following list will detail what is required before you start the jailbreak tutorial. Please read it carefully and assure you have each item on the list.
- Go to the Yalu website and download the Yalu IPA file here
- You will need the latest version of Cydia Impactor. It’s available for Linux, MacOS, and Windows operating systems; get it here.
- Update iTunes on your computer to the latest version.
- When ready, back up your device using iCloud or iTunes.
- Finally, on your iPad or iPhone, Touch ID and Passcode need to be disabled. To do this, go to Settings –> Touch ID & Passcode and disable them.
How to jailbreak Your iOS Device
Now that you have completed all of the above steps, we can move on to the jailbreak tutorial. Please read and understand each step before moving forward. However, before you do, we’d just like to make you aware that there are things that can go wrong during a jailbreak. So if you have any doubts in regards to proceeding, you should stop and think about it first.
- Connect your iPhone or iPad to your Windows, Mac, or Linux-based computer via USB.
- Earlier you downloaded Cydia Impactor; now is the time to launch it.
- Find the Yula IPA file you downloaded and drag in onto Cydia.
- You will now be prompted to enter your Apple ID and Password; enter them and click OK.
- Be patient while Cydia Impactor installs the jailbreak app onto your iPad or iPhone.
- When completed, detach your iOS device from the computer and go to Settings –> General –> Profiles & Device Management. Once there, look for iOS Beta Software Profile and tap Trust and finally, Trust one more time when the certificate appears.
- Navigate to the Home Screen of your device. Look for the Mach_Portal app and tap it. Once it has finished doing its job, you will see Cydia Impactor on your Home Screen. When it’s there, you have successfully jailbroken your device.
Remember: this jailbreak is still in beta
The downside to using a semi-tethered jailbreak is that it will expire after just seven days, which means you should keep a link to the above tutorial safe because you will need it again.
Additionally, do not try to install any tweaks or apps via Cydia, as this is a beta jailbreak only meant for developers. Attempting to do so could lead to unwanted consequences, such as problems with your iOS installation or you being forced to move up to iOS 10.2, which wouldn’t be good for future jailbreaking.