How to Jailbreak iOS 10.2

Luca Todesco is at it again. After releasing a jailbreak for iOS 10.1.1 once iOS 10.2 came out, he has now released an iOS 10.2 jailbreak after iOS 10.2.1 is released. Nonetheless, it is a working iOS 10.2 jailbreak will allow you to get Cydia and having mobile substrate working, as well.

Now there are a few other caveats to this jailbreak. Besides that you have to be on 10.2, it only works for all the iOS 10 64 bit devices besides the iPhone 7/7 Plus at the moment (Todesco has been adding devices with some of the new releases).

*I would have done a video on this but I don’t have access to any of the devices that it works for at the moment that are on 10.2. Soon as Todesco updates it to work with 10.2.1 or an iPhone 7 Plus, I’ll do a video to accompany this. Truth is, you can essentially watch my how to Jailbreak 9.3.3 video here under the section “Jailbreak the iPhone with a Mac/PC/Linux” for the majority of the steps –just make sure to use the files and steps from here and that as simply an extra visual aid.

Before You Begin

  • A lot of Cydia Tweaks will not work yet.
  • It is in beta and has some issues, you use this at your own risk and if you need to undo it, you will be forced to restore to iOS 10.2.1 and that means you won’t be able to rejailbreak until a new jailbreak is released.
  • The jailbreak is semi-tethered like Pangu was.
  • Perform a backup in iTunes before you begin.

How to Jailbreak iOS 10.2

1. Download Cydia Impactor and the jailbreak tool Yalu and save them to your computer (download the Windows version of Cydia Impactor if you have Windows and the Mac version if you have Mac).

2. Double click Cydia Impactor and either put it in your Applications folder on Mac or let it install if you are on Windows.

3. Connect your iPhone via USB cable.

4. Open Cydia Impactor and you should see your device name listed in it letting you know it sees it.

5. Drag and drop the Yalu .ipa file onto the Cydia Impactor window.

6. Put in your iCloud user name and password (this will send it to Apple to get a personal certificate for the installation of the file).

7. Go to Settings > General > Profiles & Device Management and tap on the profile that has your email there.

8. Tap trust.

9. Tap the Yalu app on the screen to open it. Tap Go in the appĀ and let it do it’s thing for a while. It’ll reboot when done.

Now you can head to Cydia and see if there are any tweaks that work, otherwise, wait until it gets updated so that more work and just sit with the jailbreak for now.

Let me know how this worked for you and good luck!

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  • Tj Brooks

    Question. I’ve been trying the jailbreak on iOS 10.2 with a 6 plus. Every time I put in my password and stuff it says it needs an app related password you can set one up at apple blah blah any help? Maybe a link to a video? Thank you.

  • billie weedon

    Can’t get impactor to recognize my iphone6

  • John

    Ive seen that zjailbreak is offering jailbreaking is it real or a scam? for 10.2.1

    • If it asks you to pay or to create an account or anything like that it’s a scam.

      • John

        Do you know about a way to get jailbroken in 10.2.1, will a jb release soon?

        because i have new phone (6s) and it still in warranty for two weeks i dont want keep it if i couldn’t jb it

        i dont have mac/linux.


        • Sorry but there is no way of knowing when or if a jailbreak will be released unfortunately.

  • Donald

    I need help I finished everything now I have Cydia… although every time i open it it automatically closes the app and goes to the home screen. I need help.

    • Redo the tutorial.

      • Donald

        I just had to wait sometime. Thanks so much.

    • Donald

      Never mind i just had to wait some time cant believe this works.