Cydia Substrate

How to enter No Substrate Mode on the iOS 10 jailbreak

Now that yalu102 has been out a while, along with its unstable predecessor for iOS 10.0-10.1.1, many of our readers will no doubt be running one of these two jailbreaks. As is always the case with a jailbreak on a new iOS version, many tweaks are not yet updated, and some can cause crashes or even bootloops.

It is consequently useful to be able to get into No Substrate Mode, to be able to escape tweak-related crashes and remove offending tweaks. The process has changed slightly since the days of the untethered jailbreak due to the fact that current semi-untethered tools do not boot into a jailbroken state. In this guide, we’ll show you how No Substrate Mode is accessed on the Yalu jailbreaks.

Substrate Safe Mode gets updated with improvements for the Yalu iOS 10 jailbreak

Saurik has released an update for the Substrate Safe Mode package in Cydia on Wednesday that is said to arguably increase the safety of the feature on jailbroken iOS 10 devices.

The new update, which comes with the build number 0.9.6000, is available right now from Cydia’s Changes tab after refreshing your sources, so long as you haven’t already updated it yet.

How to jailbreak iOS 10.0-10.2 with yalu102

Luca Todesco just announced the first beta build of his Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10.0-10.2. In this guide, I’ll walk you through how to use the tool, should you want to try out the beta.

Bear in mind, this tool is first release and is not necessarily stable. It also does not support all devices yet. Whilst Todesco has said that it should already be more stable than the betas of Yalu for 10.0-10.1.1, a first build is a first build. Proceed at your own risk.

Why to avoid third-party Cydia Substrate “patches” for the iOS 10 beta jailbreak

Yesterday, we shared our fullest opinion of why you should avoid jailbreaking with Luca Todesco’s beta jailbreak for iOS 10 until it’s out of its beta stages, but for those who’ve went ahead with it anyway because nostalgia got the best of them, there’s another difficult choice to make…

Cydia Substrate is disabled by default, and amid the nostalgia, many are already using third-party “fixes” or “patches” to get around this. Of course, there’s a reason Cydia Substrate is disabled by default, and those who’ve gotten as far as jailbreaking also have to decide whether or not to install these patches.

In this piece, I will attempt to eliminate some of the confusion about why Cydia Substrate is disabled by default and why you should avoid installing these third-party “fixes” to get around it.

iOS 10.1 jailbreak on iPhone 7 demoed in video

There’s really been a lack of news about an iOS 10 jailbreak recently, but despite any updates, we’ve been able to count on iOS hacker Luca Todesco to show off his personal jailbreaks running on iOS 10.

Now, another iOS hacker that goes by the handle @ijapija00 is demoing his jailbreak, only this time, the spotlight is on an iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 10.1. He claims it works on iOS 10.1.1 as well.

Cydia Substrate updated to version 0.9.6110

Saurik has pushed an update to Cydia Substrate, bringing the package to version 0.9.6110. The update contains fixes for corrupt extensions, which some developers apparently use for obfuscation purposes.

Prior versions of Cydia Substrate made attempts to detect whether an extension’s installation might cause the process to crash, yet by doing so, it ended up resulting in Cydia Substrate crashing itself. With version 0.9.6110, this should no longer be the case.

Cydia Substrate updated to version 0.9.6100

Cydia Substrate received a new update, which comes a few hours after the Pangu tool update for jailbreaking iOS 9 on Mac.

This new version of Cydia Substrate brings the package to version 0.9.6100, and it includes preventative measures to stop would-be problem-causing jailbreak extensions.

Saurik pushes Cydia Substrate update and comments on Pangu issues

Saurik recently pushed a small Cydia Substrate update to fix issues with devices running versions of iOS prior to iOS 5. The update, which comes in at version 0.9.6011, was pushed to fix a problem that arose during the 0.9.6xxx series of Cydia Substrate updates.

While this update is small, and probably only affects a handful of jailbreakers, the more important issue of jailbreak stability was mentioned by Saurik recently via Twitter. As you’re likely aware of, some have been experiencing issues with non-recoverable boot loops after restarting their jailbroken devices running iOS 9…