Luca Todesco’s Yalu102 jailbreak tool has helped thousands of users jailbreak their iOS 10.2 devices. Since it’s a semi-untethered jailbreak, most people have to re-sign the certificate every seven days using Cydia Impactor on a computer. Those who have a paid Apple developer account ($99) have to re-sign only once a year. But most of us use the free Apple ID when liberating our iOS 10.2 devices.
Remember the date you last signed the certificate
If you are tired of having to re-sign the certificate every week to keep enjoying the jailbreak, there is a quick and easy trick to bypass the re-signing limitation. It involves changing the date on your jailbroken iOS 10.2 device. The only drawback here is that you have to remember when you last signed the Yalu102 jailbreak certificate on your device.
Here’s how to do it:
- Make sure that your iPhone or iPad is still in jailbreak mode. Go to Settings > General > Date & Time and toggle off the Set Automatically option. It will enable manual settings.
- Now change the date back to the day after you last signed the Yalu102 jailbreak app. For instance, if you last signed the app on Feb.17, then set the date to Feb.18
- After changing the date, turn off the device and then turn it back on. The handset should run the Yalu102 app and go into jailbreak mode
- Now that your iPhone or iPad is in the jailbreak mode again, you can change the system date back to the current date and enjoy it for another week
Tool to automatically re-sign Yalu102 jailbreak in the works
You have to repeat the process every seven days. But not for too long, hopefully. Saurik and Luca Todesco have stated that a tool to automatically re-sign the app was in the works, and it could be released soon. Until the auto re-sign tool is made available to the public, you may have to rely on the date-changing trick. Saurik was previously working on the tool, but he stopped after encountering several issues. Now he is getting assistance from an unnamed hacker, and is confident that things are now headed in the right direction.
The iOS jailbreak community has seen a lot of development in the last few weeks. Just a few days ago, Saurik unveiled the public version of Cydia 1.1.28 that supports 64-bit devices. He has also allowed the jailbreak community to purchase tweaks through the Cydia store for iOS 10-10.2 jailbreak.