How to Use Yalu Jailbreak

Now that Yalu Jailbreak has been released, many of you will be wanting to know how to use it. Before you go ahead and download it, you need to be aware that it is only in beta and is likely to be somewhat buggy.  Also, it is a semi-untethered jailbreak, the same as the PPHelper jailbreak [ext link]. This means you will need to reinstall the jailbreak whenever you reboot your iOS device. You will also need an Apple ID [ if you don’t want to use yours, set up a dummy account ] .

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How to Use Yalu Jailbreak :

Please follow these steps exactly as they are written to ensure success:

  1. Connect your iOS device to your PC or Mac
  2. Backup your data through iTunes and iCloud [ this is important , if anything goes wrong with the jailbreak you will need to restore and will lose all your data and files ]  
  3. Disable your passcode and Touch ID if applicable – go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode 
  4. Disable Find my iPhone | iPad , go to Settings > iCloud > Find my iPhone | iPad 
  5. Download Yalu IPA File onto your computer and remember where you save it to
  6. Download Cydia Impactor [ext link] onto your computer and open it 
  7. Locate the .ipa file for Yalu and drag it into Cydia Impactor 
  8. Input your Apple credentials when asked to do so 
  9. Wait for Cydia impactor to side load the Yalu Jailbreak onto your iOS device
  10. When the installation is complete, unplug your device and open Settings > General > Profile & Device Management and locate the Yalu certificate then click on Trust beside it 
  11. Go to your home screen and launch the jailbreak , it will be called mach_portal 
  12. Wait for a few seconds while it does what it needs to and for your device to respring , you should now see Cydia on the home screen 

Your iOS device is now successfully jailbroken and has Cydia installed. As we said, this is a semi untethered jailbreak and, as such, whenever your device is rebooted, you will need to repeat Step 11 and Step 12 above to put your device back to being jailbroken.

Also, be aware that if you are using a free developer account from Apple, the certificate will expire after 1 week and you must re-jailbreak it again, using the steps from 5 onwards. If you have a paid developer account, this will not happen for 12 months from the date of installation.

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  1. Hi!

    Why would one not want to use its own Apple ID?
    And let´s say I use a dummy account, do I have do keep using that dummy ID for App Store, iCloud, and so on, or is it only needed for the jailbreak process and I can still use my original Apple ID for everything else (App Store, iCloud, and so on)?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. j’ai suivi toutes les étapes indiqué ça ne marche pas il y a pas de cydia sur mon téléphoné
    merci de m’aider s’il y a autres choses a faire a part ce qui est marqué sur le site

  3. hi

    i have a paid apple. when i get to the stage of entering my ID and password, an error pops up saying –
    “provision.cpp:150 Please sign in with an app-specific password. you can create one at”

    how do i pass this stage?

    1. You have TFA enabled, generate a application specific password for impactor then try it two more times, it will succeed on the second try.

    1. No,they suppose to update it in the future,but I’m not holding my breath. Why would a iPhone 6 not be compatible is puzzling to me,but I’m sure there’s a good reason because you would think ALL 64 bit would of been compatible.

    1. yes , some times it works and sometimes it doesnt , but it will never brick your phone. We have taken special measure so that your device is always safe .

  4. I did all the steps and once I opened mach_portal my device rebooted, but cydia was never installed on it, I don’t know why it did this as I followed all the steps that were instructed, if you can give me some info on how to fix it, it would help. Thanks!

  5. ( provision.cpp:150
    Please sign in with an app-specific password. You can create one at )
    this error shows…how to fix this?

  6. I try to jailbreak ipone 6s using yalu b4 1. Mac Portal is installed but the screen goes white for one minute and then IPhone works again but cydia is not present in the application. In few words, Nothing change.
    Any idea?

  7. I have match_portal but nothing happens the screen just stays white. I have find my iphone and passcode of. Should I try again ?. Also, whats the diffrence between the two yalu ipa’s ? Is one just newer and the other one is older ?

    1. Its a common problem , it will be resolved soon in next beta release .

      Son un problème commun, il sera résolu bientôt dans la prochaine version bêta.

  8. I have the same issue of white screen the phone is not restarting or re springs but it automaticaly lock the screen when i uncock the white screen disappears but there is no cydai nothing happends.

  9. Doesn’t work for me on 6s either… when I lauch mach_portal it just stays on a white screen forever. Hope the final release is soon! Thank’s Yalu team for your hard work 🙂

  10. Worked a treat on my I6s with 10.1.1 at looooong last…
    Worth the wait though….

    Many many many thanks…..

    appreciate your work

  11. I downloaded yalu onto my phone and the app that showed up wasnt mach_portal instead it was the yalu app. But I opened it and pressed go and my iphone 6 restarted but when it turned back on it didnt have cydia

  12. iPhone 7Plus 10.2.1, After running the Yalu102 application. The device will reboot instantly, after the Cydia is not installed, beta 5.

  13. I´m havin an ipad air 2, when i sideload mach_portal an started
    my screen stays white and nothing happens…
    Am i doing something wrong?

  14. Ciao Luca, grazie per il tuo lavoro. Ho un iPad Air (prima generazione), sto su IOS 10.2 e ho fatto tutto esattamente seguendo le istruzioni, senza nessun problema. Ora, quando premo sul bottone blu “GO”, l’iPad dopo alcuni secondi riparte – vedo la mela bianca – ma Cydia non si istalla. Ho fatto due dozzine di tentativi ora ma senza successo. Ho anche ripetuto il processo da capo – dall’istallazione di un IOS 10.2 nuovo di zecca – ma ugualmente non ho successo. Avresti un idea perchè e cosa sto sbagliano? Grazie da Berlino…

  15. I installed beta6 on a 6 plus 10.2. It installed Cydia but it will not open. Tried again with same results. Cydia say “loading” and then exits. Whole thing is only 1 second

  16. If we restart the iPhone and not install the jailbreak will it be a nornal iPhone or we have to jailbreak it first then use it. Plz help.

  17. I have an iPhone 5S with 10.2.1 on it. I have the Yalu app, but I keep getting the failed, retry notice. When it finally reboots, there’s no Cydia. I understand it’s a Beta, but am I doing something wrong?

  18. I have an iPone 5S with 10.2.1 downloaded. When my phone reboots, which is after I hit retry several times, Cydia isn’t there. Am I doing something wrong or is that just how the Beta is? Or do I just need to keep trying?

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