Limited iPhone 7 / 6s Jailbreak Running iOS 10.1.1 (beta)

Luca Todesco, the well-known iOS hacker, is back in the spotlight with the latest jailbreak solution for iPhone 7 and 6S running iOS 10.1.1. But don’t get too excited, this iPhone jailbreak is extremely limited offering mostly the basic function, like admin access to the iOS operating system. Definitely, for a Cydia developer this means good news but NOT for the average user (at least not right now).

This iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak solution, called Yalu, is far from perfect and is constantly updating, so I recommend you stay away for now. Todesco still working on it, so every day there are new updates. The risk of encountering serious problems during installation is still quite high. Also it’s a tethered jailbreak for iPhone 7 and 6S, forcing you to redo the entire jailbreak process every time your iPhone reboots.

At the moment, Yalu is jailbreaking only on iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus running iOS 10, iOS 10.0.1, iOS 10.0.2, iOS 10.0.3, iOS 10.1, iOS 10.1.1. For now it is unknown whether the solution will include other 64-bit terminals like iPhone 6 or 5s.

If you’re a Cydia developer or just an adventurous jailbreak user, I strongly recommend you make a backup using iTunes or iCloud, it is necessary to have a copy of the data if the procedure fails.

Jailbreak iOS 10.1.1 using Yalu (beta)

  • First you have to download Cydia Impactor on your computer, you can do from here;
  • Next download Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10.1.1 from here;
  • Unzip Cydia Impactor and open it. It is important NOT to open as administrator. Close “ Run as administrator” option;
  • Now connect your iPhone to computer using a USB cable. iTunes is required to be pre-installed on computer;
  • Disable Find My iPhone and safety code, along with Touch ID;
  • Cydia Impactor should now recognize your iPhone. If it is not recognized, select it using the slider;
  • Now go to the folder where you downloaded Yalu jailbreak;
  • Drag and drop the mach_portal + yalu.ipa over the Cydia Impactor window;
  • First enter your Apple ID, that email address used for Apple ID;
  • Now enter the Apple ID password and wait for the installation to take place. If Cydia Impactor displays various errors, restart the entire procedure;
  • On iPhone go to Settings – General – Device Management – Profile;
  • Select the field in which it is mentioned your Apple ID;
  • Press Trust, then you can open the Yalu App;
  • After a few seconds the iPhone screen will be blue. Shortly will restart and have Cydia installed;

Do not forget, you have to run Yalu jailbreak after every iPhone reboot to use Cydia.

iPhone 7 Jailbreak Update: What’s New

UPDATE: Just a few days after we saw the first evidence of an iPhone 7 jailbreak running iOS 10.1, today a new one is emerging, demonstrating the fact that Apple’s operating system is vulnerable even on the latest iPhone’s.

If previous evidence came from an unknown iOS hacker this time we are talking about a veteran in jailbreaking, Luca Todesco (@qwertyoroiup). A security researcher invited by Apple to be part of a program that rewards any iOS vulnerability disclosure.

Luca presented multiple iOS vulnerabilities over time, but unfortunately he never share them with the general public. Probably , will keep the exploits used in this particular jailbreak private for his research purposes only.

Always made clear that he would never release a jailbreak solution for any iOS versions. Meanwhile, Apple has started to seed iOS 10.2 beta to registered developers.

iPhone 7 Jailbreak Video Proof

Apparently, an unknown iOS hacker (@ijapija00) published a video that demonstrates his jailbreak on the latest iPhone 7 running iOS 10.1. He claims that is using a very stable exploit to successfully install Cydia and just about anything he wants on iPhone 7 with iOS 10.1 and iOS 10.1.1 as well. That’s pretty impressive, but no one can vouch for his credibility.

Despite this, @ijapija00 says that it can demonstrate the whole jailbreak procedure for skeptics, so theoretically, supposed to be real enough.

Before you get too excited, the hacker listed 3 reasons why this iOS 10.1 jailbreak solution for iPhone 7 has not been released yet.

The first reason has to do with Cydia Substrate, which needs lots of patches to be able to function correctly, so @Saurik, the Cydia creator, must intervene to fix some issues. Secondly, @ijapija00 does not want to be liable for any possible damage to iPhone’s that have installed the software. It’s too much hassle and too much stress for him to release a stable version of the solution. Finally, in this state, the jailbreak solution is pretty buggy and generates various problems. Sometimes is stable and sometimes not, that can be very frustrating.

Perhaps this jailbreak solution will not be released to the general public but surely this video demonstrates that jailbreaking iOS 10 is indeed still possible despite all the security measures imposed by Apple.