Update To iOS 10-Optimized Cydia After iOS 10.2 Jailbreak, Here’s How

Here’s how you can update to 64-bit iOS 10-optimized Cydia 1.1.28 after iOS 10.2 jailbreak with yalu102 on your jailbroken iPhone or iPad.

Have you been involved in the jailbreak scene and community long enough to remember when you could run through the jailbreak process, get your device liberated from Apple’s walled-garden, and then just go on your merry way using it without a care in the world?


Those were indeed the good times, but times that appear to be long behind us as Apple continues to tighten security, continues to make it harder to achieve root on its devices, and generally has made things difficult for those involved in the jailbreak community. Things may not be as straightforward as they once were as far as jailbreaking goes, but you can still help yourself by taking the opportunity to improve your jailbreak experience by upgrading to the 64-bit iOS 10-optimized version of Cydia.

The situation stands a little like this; the latest version of Yalu, “yalu102”, which is intended to jailbreak select non-iPhone 7 64-bit devices running iOS 10.2, comes built-in with the older 32-bit version 1.1.27 of Cydia.

That may seem like an error, but it’s actually perfectly valid considering Jay Freeman Saurik released the newer 64-bit and iOS 10-optimzed version of Cydia at the back-end of last year and it still currently sits in a beta state. That version of Cydia is actually version 1.1.28, which you may remember us talking about late last year when it was released.

One of the great things is that yalu102 may have installed the older version of Cydia onto the device by default, but that doesn’t mean that you as a user are stuck with that. In fact, considering this is iOS 10.2, and considering the jailbreak only works with 64-bit devices, it makes perfect sense to actually upgrade the installed version of Cydia to the 64-bit beta 1.1.28 version to improve the overall experience of Cydia.

Cydia 1.1.28 copy

And of course, we wouldn’t leave you in limbo, you can follow our previous guide on how to upgrade to this 64-bit version of Cydia here: Cydia 1.1.28 Beta For iOS 10 Jailbreak Released, Here’s What You Need To Know.

The current jailbreak process may be buggy, semi-untethered, and less than an adequate solution if you consider the easier days of yesteryear, but we can enhance that experience by ensuring that we are utilizing every tool, tip and trick at our disposal.

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