iOS 10.1.1 jailbreak cracks open iPhone 7, iPad Pro

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Yalu is available to download now in beta.
Photo: Luca Todesco

A new jailbreak for iOS 10.1.1 has been released in beta form.

“Yalu” is the first jailbreak to support the iPhone 7 and you can get your hands on it now, but users are advised to wait for more stable releases.

The jailbreak was developed by Luca Todesco, who has made a name for himself by cracking iOS firmware, and Ian Beer. It will eventually support all iOS devices running iOS 10.1.1, but for now, it’s only compatible with iPhone 7, iPhone 6s, and iPad Pro.

Yalu actually made its debut about a week ago, but until the latest release, it did not support Cydia — the very thing the vast majority of people jailbreak for.

Yalu comes in the form of an .ipa file, which you load directly onto your iOS device through iTunes. The jailbreak is then performed on your device itself, so your Mac or PC is only needed initially to transfer the app.

Before you rush off to download it, note that this is a very early beta release, and users are advised to wait for more stable versions unless they know exactly what they’re doing. If you are going to proceed, be sure you backup all your data first.

“This is likely (nah not really but pretend it is) to fuck your device up forcing you to restore,” Todesco warns. “Wait for stable release.”

Todesco recently tweeted to confirm that the jailbreak’s latest release, version 4-1, “works fine” on his iPhone 7 — but that’s not a guarantee that it will be successful on yours. If you want to try it out for yourself anyway, you can download Yalu now.