Fix / Enable Cydia Substrate On iOS 10 Jailbreak, Here’s How

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to fix and enable Cydia Substrate on iOS 10 / 10.1.1 jailbreak on compatible iPhone and iPad devices.

Before we begin, it’s important to note that this is an unofficial fix released by Ijapija00 and can cause issues on your device. In worst case scenario, it can even brick a device. If you are not an advanced user, we don’t recommend installing it. After all, Substrate is disabled at this point in time for a reason. Wait for the official fix from Luca in future version of Yalu jailbreak.


With that out of the day, for developers and advance users, here’s how to fix and enable Cydia Substrate after iOS 10 jailbreak.

Step 1: First up, you’re actually going to need to have a jailbroken device to be able to take any benefit from this. With that in mind, you’ll need to run through the process of jailbreaking your iOS device using the latest mach_portal + Yalu’ app. You can view our previous guide on that process here: How To Jailbreak iOS 10 / 10.1.1 With Mach_Portal + Yalu [Tutorial].

Step 2: With the device jailbroken, it’s now time to head into Cydia. What we actually want to do here is add a new source to the Cydia list of repositories so that we can access a package that otherwise wouldn’t be available. To that end, when in Cydia, head to the Sources tab and add the following new source:


Step 3: When the source has been added, and packages have been refreshed, you’ll now need to search for the package required. Either use the search functionality or drill down into the actual repository itself to look for “Substrate Fix (iOS 1o)”.


Step 4: Install the above package just like you would with any other package or extension via Cydia. Wait for the device to respring or reboot if the package forces this after the install.

Step 5: Now, with the package installed, simply launch it, which should force the device to respring. In the words of the developer of the package, success will be defined by whether or not you see a “little spinner” on the screen.

Of course, the very fact that you may have to go to these lengths just to get Substrate working as intended would probably suggest that it’s worth holding off on this jailbreak for a while. Or at least until it’s released in a stable state that allows every average user to successfully jailbreak without needing to have an advanced level of technical knowledge to troubleshoot any issues.

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