Yalu Jailbreak for iOS 10 Released – Should you use it?

Hacker Luca Todesco has surprised us all by releasing a jailbreak for iOS 10. We have already seen many demonstrations of jailbreaks in different versions of iOS by Luca. Even though his programming skills are unmatched, he earlier warned that he would not release a public version.

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This time it has not been so, Luca promised a few days ago that he would launch a Jailbreak for iOS 10.1.1 and yesterday fulfilled his promise.

We know that you’re eager to install it on your device, but before you set out on your jailbreak adventure you must know what you’re going to do and the risks involved, at least in the version available right now.

5 Reasons not to install Yalu iOS 10 Jailbreak (for now)

Do not use this tool unless you know exactly what you are doing. Here are the reason why you should wait for a stable build.

Reason #1 This first release is intended for developers with programming experience, not the average user. Of course you can also install it because it is a public version, but you should know that there is some possibility that the process goes wrong and you are forced to restore your device to continue using it. If this happens you will hopelessly go to iOS 10.2 and, therefore, you will lose all the options to jailbreak again.

Reason #2 Installing Yalu jailbreak is not easy as it is an IPA file. You need to install it with Cydia Impactor. An apple developer account is also required. Anyone can do it since it is possible to create free developer accounts with your Apple ID.

Reason #3 Cydia Substrate does not work on iOS 10. We hope that this problem will be solved soon. For now, Cydia Substrate does not work on this version of iOS, which means that the tweaks you install will not work either.

Reason #4 As of now, compatibility of this jailbreak is very limited. Only users that have the following combination of devices and versions of iOS can use Yalu jailbreak. If you do not meet any of the requirements, then you are out of luck.

  • iPhone 7 with iOS 10.1 or iOS 10.1.1
  • iPad Pro or iPhone 6s with iOS 10.x

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Reason #5 Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10 is not untethered. This means that every time you reboot your iPhone or iPad with this jailbreak installed, you need a computer to restart it correctly and install the jailbreak. The bad news is that Luca does not seem to be getting a stable untethered version, since the difficulty to achieve it is too high.

Reason #6 This may be the last Jailbreak to see in an extended period of time: The same Luca has said it is very possible that this is one of the last Jailbreak we can do, at least in a period of time. If something goes wrong you’ll be forced to restore your device and install iOS 10.2. Therefore you lose all chance to try to jailbreak again. If there is a more stable tool, this problem won’t bother you.

These are the reasons why you should stay away from the iOS 10 jailbreak, at least for now. Luca has already released 3 updates of his tool, so it is clear that he is working hard to offer us a jailbreak as stable as possible and accessible to everyone.

Patience, indeed, is a virtue in the jailbreak world. There are too many reasons why we should wait. But hey, everyone is free to do whatever he wants with his device and what he thinks is appropriate.

What are you going to do? Will you wait or jump the gun and jailbreak your device?