New yalu102 betas released with support for iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and more

By , Jan 29, 2017

Following on from the initial release of yalu102 a few days ago, today saw two more betas posted to Luca Todesco’s webpage. And for those who have been patiently for support for their device, this is welcome news.

In our previous article, we mentioned that the main drawback of the first beta was that it only supported devices with a 16k memory page size, that is to say, the iPhone 6s and above. All that has changed with betas 2 and 7, which add support for 4k devices, including the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s. They bring the current supported devices to all 64-bit devices except for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

In full, the list is as follows:

  • iPhone 6s and 6s Plus: 10 – 10.2
  • iPhone SE: 10 – 10.2
  • iPhone 5s: 10 – 10.2
  • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: 10 – 10.2
  • iPad Pro: 10 – 10.2
  • iPad Air : 10 – 10.2
  • iPad mini 2 and 3: 10 – 10.2
  • iPod touch 6th generation: 10 – 10.2
  • iPad Air 2: 10 – 10.2
  • iPad mini 4: 10 – 10.2

Beta 3 brings fixes for interfacing with the Apple Watch, and adds tihmstar’s nonceenabler tool into the jailbreak as a default patch. This bodes well for using the tool in future. Commits have also been added to the GitHub project to patch the vulnerability used by yalu102. This will mean (once the changes have been merged into the tool) that after jailbreaking with the yalu102 tool, you will not be vulnerable to similar attacks from less reputable sources. It’s likely that these changes will come in Beta 4.

We have already put together a guide which shows how to jailbreak with yalu102. The process with these new betas has not changed, simply download the newest beta from Luca Todesco’s site, and then follow our guide to install it. Using this method, you will need to re-sign the application every seven days unless you have a paid developer account, however as the betas are coming fast, you will likely be re-loading the tool faster than that anyway in the short term. There is no word on whether a more permanent solution will eventually be available to avoid these certification requirements.

As always, we advise that you try out beta tools with caution. Whilst iOS 10.2 is still signed the risks are small, because in an emergency you can restore safely. Once signing has closed think carefully about what you install and from where. If you are hesitant, simply wait a week more for a stable tool before jumping in.

If you can’t wait, just make sure to follow our guide, and have a blast!

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  • RavenMad999

    This allways happens to me i have the iPhone 7 and iPad Air 2 so i cant even try it : ‘(

    • Blacklight: Retribution

      my iPad Air 2 needs this!

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      They should be supported eventually on 10.0-10.1.1. Fingers crossed!

  • Andres Torres

    What about the iPad mini 2? That’s 64-bit.

    • Wilber Alexander Flores

      I need to know too I’m on iOS 8 and don’t wanna take the jump if it’s not supported

      • Andres Torres

        Ok, so I just checked and the jailbreak does support the iPad mini 2.
        I also tested it out and it works perfectly!

      • Wilber Alexander Flores

        Do you think it’s worth it? Having to resign every week? I’m on an untethered iOS 8 not sure what to do I like the feeling of not having to do it

      • Firedomain

        You only have to resign when reinitializing the jailbreak after a reboot. & I feel that being 2 iOS generations behind would Be a good reason to update. Who knows when the next JB opportunity will be.

      • Wilber Alexander Flores

        Reinitializing? I mean is this like the pangu when u restart and jaikbreak again or would I legit have to connect my iPad to computer everytime I turn it off?

      • Firedomain

        It’s a semi-tethered JB & I assume it’s like the last one. I incorrectly wrote my last comment, I meant you can probably reinitialize it after each reboot( from the phone) for a week until the reinitialiser app needs to be resigned & reinjected (from a comp). The jailbreak stays in place but needs to be reinitialised after each reboot. I have not used Yalu myself, so this is only an educated assumption. I will be waiting for the full release before I JB, but I have just updated my devices to 10.2

      • nvog

        I moved from 9.0.2 to 10.2, just to have a fresh ios environment (and some apps that didn’t work on 9.0) and in view of the new jb, BUT….

        I just HATE the fact that jb isn’t the good old one “install ‘n forget” but a motorized light version that needs to re-installed every week, or in case the device needs a reboot.

        The sentence “There is no word on whether a more permanent solution will eventually be available to avoid these certification requirements” is my general concern.

        Hope dies last, I guess…

      • Loti Lotir

        So do we need an internet connection to re-run Yalu each week? i mean if Jailbreak expires after one week and i have no internet connection, can i run Yalu to re-enable JB? what will show on the divce to indicate that JB is not working?

      • TornBodies

        The jailbreak itself does not stop working.The Yalu app does if u do not reboot your device it will stay jailbroken after 7 days ,but if u reboot you will need to reapply the Yalu app with Cydia impactor.

      • Loti Lotir

        so as long as i don’t reboot, everything will work even after 7 days??? and if it happened that i needed to reboot, then i will lose my JB and need to rerun the Yalu APP?? but do i need to connect to PC to run it with Cydia Impactor? or just double click on my device? and do i need internet/data connection or can be done offline?

      • Mark S

        This is why I’m staying put on 9.0.2 on my 6+. Plus the Cydia store won’t let you purchase 10.x apps yet.

  • Wm Mac

    Just did my 6+…flawless install…even some of my tweaks work right away!

    • TheBoi23

      So 6+ is a go????

      • Mark S

        Still refusing to read the article I see?

      • Dan

        Lol. His question to somebody stating ‘ just did my iPhone 6+ flawless install’ is so 6+ is a go.? The mind boggles.

  • igobythisname

    Yay!! Support for our 6S+’s, 5S, now just waiting for iPad Air 2

  • Diego Milano

    Joaquim, I have been told that an official Apple developer certificate costs $99— do you know if it gets revoked if used with Cydia Impactor and this IPA? Obrigado!

    • Adam Leeper

      sign up for a free developer account. certificate only workds for 7 days but you only need enough time to use cydia impactor to place the app on the device and jailbreak. really easy to do.

      • Diego Milano

        Yeah, I think I’ll end up doing that. I wouldn’t mind paying a hundred bucks for it. It’s worth it.

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Diego, I have not heard of a developer certificate being revoked through use of Impactor with any .ipa, for personal use. I would not distribute the details to others however, but for yourself I would imagine it would be safe. I am considering this, but will wait a while first. Firstly, to see if a workaround is provided that does not require a dev cert, as it was before, and secondly because whilst the betas come this fast it’s not worth the money as I will not have a build on-device for longer than a week anyway. Hope this helps!

      • Diego Milano

        Good to know, thanks bud.
        I’m on the same page, I haven’t even tried any of the beta IPAs yet nor I will, as I am waiting for a final release and most likely by then Apple will stop signing iOS 10.2 at which point I’ll have to depend entirely on Prometheus and my fortune. 🙂

  • Is the jailbreak stable enough on the iPhone 6s right now or should I wait a bit longer?

    • Andres Torres

      The jailbreak itself is pretty stable on the 6s. Although, some of the tweaks on Cydia are still a bit buggy.

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      It’s pretty stable, I’d say it’s safe to go with Beta 6.

  • TheBoi23

    So 6+ is a go?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Please read the article, cheers!

  • I’m a lightweight jailbreaker (No theming, any drastic-changing tweaks) on an iPhone 6s. I only install a few tweaks like SwipeSelection, AlwaysFirstSwipe & Keyboard Accio. So far I have not had any problems.

    • Khaled Issa

      You dont need swipeSelection, it’s already on 6s with 3d touch 😉

      • Actually, I do. Personally, I prefer the SwipeSelection over the iOS’s version of SwipeSelection. I can perform things faster. From experience, I can say the iOS’s still doesn’t beat the SwipeSelection tweak.

      • Khaled Issa

        Actually you’re right, i used to jailbreak just for it. But for now “waiting stable jailbreak” ios version is good for me

    • Obada Essa

      Then you will love KeySwipe

  • iKhalil

    If I have jailbroken my iPhone 5s with beta 3 and I download beta 5 and install it, then should I be able to re-enable the JB on my iPhone just right?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      You can just delete the Beta 3 app, reboot your phone, then install Beta 5. Trust the app in Settings, then run it. That should be it!

      • iKhalil

        Ok, thank you for the info

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        No problem mate, thanks for reading.

  • lejos

    6+. tied the “go” in yalu several times but cydia does not show up. tried sometimes rebooting, sometimes just “go”. no results. please advise.

    • TechTnT

      beta 6 released . try that.

      i did with beta 5 working for me perfectly.

      • lejos

        where do i get beta 5? luca’s page only links to beta 3 although mentions beta 6 at top

      • TechTnT

        try the latest .. beta 6. if errors the i’ll upload beta5 some where & give u the link.

      • Obada Essa

        Reboot and you will turn to normal state (unjailbroken) then go to yalu and press go again

      • Vander Tramp

        Best to do full restore

  • Just installed in iP6+ no notable issues yet. Installing the tweaks/apps as I go…

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Steer clear of AppSync, and remember to change your ssh passwords!

      • Chris Ryan

        why steer clear of appsync?

      • deadbroke

        causes bootloops

      • Yay, thank you! Was about to install appsync, for tweetbot. Good thing I read this first. Can you update when it’s safe though

  • White nigga from the 6

    From what I experienced and heard, its best to stay on beta 3, as 4&5 are broken and there’s a new beta 6 out now I have not tried it but will try and keep y’all updated.. I’m on beta 3 after issues on 4&5

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Yea, apparently that was the case, but Beta 6 should have it sorted. Thanks!

  • ravinigga

    I’m not mad to re-assign the app. It take less than 2 mins and of course JB

  • soloman

    how to fix cydia crashing ….

    • TechTnT

      every time you restart you need to open “Yalu” app then Tap “go”.

      hope it fixes

  • Sebastian Moser

    Just jailbroken on iPod touch on 10.2 works so far

  • WezzyJY

    Hi, i was wondering if this now supports iOS 10 (not 10.2 or 10.1.1 etc) on iPhone 6? I am abroad and don’t have my iPhone 6 i.e on iOS 10 with me at the moment and would love to jailbreak it once i get back. Can anyone confirm? Thanks.

    • MvP77

      It says it does in the artical.

      • Mark S

        article

  • cdlenfert

    I’ve got an iPhone 6. Sitting on a 9.3.3 jailbreak and very happy with it. I’d probably make the jump to 10.2 when the tool is out of beta or further along in development, but for now also waiting on more tweaks to support 10.2. My main question is will I be able to update to 10.2 using my SHSH blobs and Prometheus once the signing window closes? Will I lose touch ID support if I do that? Prometheus has seemed pretty flaky in everything I’ve read, but I’m not ready to dump a great jailbreak for stock OS 10.2 as I wait for a getter jailbreak landscape. Input welcome!

    • jaimem17

      Do the upgrade, it is worth it. The beta thing is really just so you are careful with what you do but it works perfectly, even better than the 9.3.3 jailbreak. As for the upgrade with the blobs, in theory you will be able to and as far as I know the Touch ID issue was with 10.1.1

      • cdlenfert

        I guess the last trust issue I would have would be the 7day signing window. I’ve not seen any indication that’s going to improve (extend)

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Prometheus should work if your 10.2 blobs are valid, but only you can check that for sure. It is a bit complex to use, but I have successfully used it so it does work. I will make a guide at some point after the signing window has closed demonstrating its use. Touch ID will have no problems when upgrading to 10.2. The signing thing may not improve however, unless you get yourself a paid developer account, but only time will tell… Cheers.

      • cdlenfert

        Right on! Thanks for the feedback and suggestions.

      • Donato Bearint

        Your on 9.3 and u won’t upgrade cause of an old jailbreak from years ago. Really iOS 10 is better reguardless of a jailbreak or not. But I guess if I had a dinosaur of a phone it wouldn’t really matter what version of iOS I was on either.

  • TornBodies

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/df054c96c14b3e023e3084576ca0b95e504a2f839e29620c661728e6466f7686.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f62b4567346aacbd765eb09244bb01f8b2c57cc1e26f211ec223c68b2ed28b52.jpg
    finally i can theme again haven’t jailbroken since August 2016

    Iphone6+
    Tweaks used

    Pixel launcher
    Circulus
    Anchor
    Glowdock
    Lithium Ion
    Veexillum
    Zeppelin

  • Edward Cook

    Will any of the current jailbreaks become untethered at any point?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Very unlikely I’m afraid. Thanks!

  • jaimem17

    Hey Joaquim, I finally got it jailbroken! I used the Beta 3 but I want to ask you if I should upgrade to Beta 6? also will I have to reinstall all my tweaks after upgrade?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      You will not have to reinstall tweaks, but you should upgrade to beta 6. Delete beta 3, reboot, side load beta 6, trust it, run it. That’s all!

  • Sadrazam

    I have an iPhone SE on 10.1.1 should I upgrade to 10.2 or wait before a stable jailbreak version is released?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Upgrade to 10.2 quickly.

      • Sadrazam

        So is 10.2.1 also jailbreakable?

      • Joaquim Barbosa

        No. That’s why I said go to 10.2. 10.2.1 is not jailbreakable.

      • Sadrazam

        Thanks Joaquim, I figured it all out. Thanks to you I upgraded to 10.2

  • maarc

    Well, hard to choose for me … actually on 9.0.1 unthethered jailbreak iPhone 6 plus …

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Save 10.2 .shsh2 blobs and you can decide later. Otherwise you can just decide between staying where you are on an untethered but old jailbreak, or moving to a new but semi-untethered jailbreak. Up to you!

  • Jim_Hawkins

    Just updated to 10.2 and did beta 6 on my 6+. My Lockscreen notifications say press for more but I’m not 3d touch. Sliding does not show the view option to quick reply either. Reply with message is on as well as preview in message settings. Anyone else having this issue?

  • coach

    Please correct me if I’m wrong. The earlier betas were fror only iPhone 7 and 7+. Now iPhone 7 users can’t use it?

  • maarc

    what about the 7 days limit ? what does it mean really ?

    • iOS Kush

      Aint worried about it. After 7 days about takes 10sec to click on the jailbreak app again and its good to go.

      • maarc

        Sure but You’ll need a pc/mac next to you …
        How does it work : If I do not reboot my phone, does the limit be passed ?

      • Vinnie

        Its not every 7 days, per se. If you reboot your phone after 7 days, then yes you need to re-sign the IPA by dragging it into Impactor via your computer and running the Yalu app on your phone.

        However, if you do not reboot your phone (respring does NOT count towards a reboot), you’ll stay jailbroken until you reboot.

      • maarc

        Thanks 😉
        I’m really hesitating right now …

      • iOS Kush

        Nice. Not really sure just riding the wave until the 8 drops.

  • Gabriel Schwartz

    Apple TV 4 please !

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      May be possible in the future, downgrade to tvOS 10.1 now though if you want a chance. You’ll have to be patient…

      • Gabriel Schwartz

        Already downgraded to tvOS 10.1 and waiting.

  • Rick Hart

    7 day jailbreak??? Can you get past that

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Only with a paid developer account, or by waiting for a new exploit.

  • maarc

    is appcake compatible with 10.2 ?

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Sorry, we can’t provide information about illegitimate app sources.

  • Muzzy Moosi

    Got iPhone 6 10.1.1 would it still. Be possible downgrading or wait till there is jailbreak

    • Joaquim Barbosa

      Read the article, it clearly answers your question, thanks.

  • RavenMad999

    So iv just seen your now saying iPad Air 2 10.2 is supported the day apple stop signing it so still its no good to use

  • Jose Delgado

    Hello everybody! I have an iPhone 6 I used beta 2 to jailbreak my phone, cydia opens fine but the main page doesn’t work. I tried to get on cydia, feature, saurik, themes and all the other sites but I can’t. I reload the page but the same thing happens. Should I try another beta? Please and thank you.

    • If you can, go ahead. I am on Beta 6, looks ok for now. Running on it for a day already.

      • Jose Delgado

        Thank you! I will try that.

  • Jose Delgado

    Hello everyone! When I jailbroke my phone cydia came with this apps big boss icon set, bya repo icons, cydia installer, cydia translations, insanelyi setup and patcyh. Any apps that I’m missing and should download. Can somebody please tell me and thank you.

  • David

    I just bought my self a new ipad Pro 9,7 128gb.
    It is on 10.2 version.
    Im not in a super rush to get the JB in. Cos i have a Air thats runnin a 9.* version of ios that is jaibroken.
    Ive been waiting for ages to buy the pro since i dont want to use my ipad with no jailbreak.

    Is it better to wait a bit for a full release of this JB before i do anything? I would be crushed if it locks up and i have to upgrade to 10.2.1 to fix it.
    Then id have to return the ipad to the seller and getting a new 10.2 can be hard.
    ¨
    Is there any news on how close we are to a full release?

  • Arjan Vlek

    Anyone knows if and when the iPad 4 will be supported? Last jailbreak was on 9.0.x I believe.

  • Jose Delgado

    Hello everybody! I have an iPhone 6 running on beta 2 so far so good. I’ve been on different sites and they have different opinions about the tweak anemone. Can somebody please tell me is it safe to install the tweak or not? Thank you.