Download: Yalu + Mach_Portal Jailbreak App For iOS 10 – iOS 10.1.1
Italian hacker and security researcher Luca Tedesco delivered on his promise today by publicly releasing an iOS 10 – iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak tool built atop the exploit recently published by Google’s Project Zero.
The yalu + mach_portal jailbreak app’s IPA is available to download right now, though it is compatible with a select few devices at the moment, with only the iPhone 7, iPhone 6s and iPad Pro supported. Firmware versions that can be jailbroken with the tool on the iPhone 7 include iOS 10.1 and iOS 10.1.1 while on the iPhone 6s and iPad Pro, all versions of iOS 10 preceding iOS 10.2 are supported. Update: iPhone SE added to compatibility list.
The jailbreak is semi-untethered, that is, you will have to re-jailbreak your device every time you reboot. The process is fairly quick and painless, though the jailbreak app is to be sideloaded using Saurik’s Cydia Impactor tool, meaning it will last as long as the Apple Developer ID used to sign its certificate allows. Free Developer Program accounts allow a certificate to remain valid for seven days, after which users will have to reinstall the jailbreak app.
Another thing to note here is that the developer has given the current release a “beta” moniker, so expect to run across a glitch or two, as is the case with most initial jailbreak releases. In addition, Cydia Substrate – needed to run the many tweaks available on the Cydia store for jailbreak tweaks – isn’t yet functional. With that in mind, we’d advise waiting for the first stable version of the tool.
Update: The tool now officially supports Cydia Substrate with the release of beta 4.
We’re hoping the tool’s beta release also means more devices are slated for addition to its meager compatibility list in future updates. If and when said list is updated, we’ll be sure to reflect the changes below.
Compatibility (Updated 1/8/2017)
- iPhone 7, 7 Plus (iOS 10.1, iOS 10.1.1)
- iPhone 6s, 6s Plus (iOS 10 to iOS 10.1.1)
- iPad Pro (iOS 10 to iOS 10.1.1)
- iPhone SE (iOS 10 to iOS 10.1.1)
Tedesco has been burning through one beta after another by the hour since release. At this pace, a majority of the tool’s major bugs can be expected to be dealt with soon.
The link below will take you to the tool’s official web page. Once you’ve downloaded the app, you’ll need the aforementioned Cydia Impactor tool from cydiaimpactor.com and an Apple Developer ID to sideload it. Cydia Impactor, which was recently updated to work with Tedesco’s jailbreak app, is linked to on Tedesco’s page as well. While you wait for your downloads to complete, go ahead and back your device up to iCloud or to your computer using iTunes. Jailbreaking is risky business – even more so using a tool that the developer himself dubs “glitchy.”