Now that Yalu Jailbreak has been released by Luca Todesco, Saurik has updated Cydia to support it. He has also updated Cydia Impactor, an incredibly useful tweak that many of you will remember as a way of removing a jailbreak. Saurik has renamed that tool as Cydia Eraser [ext link] and Cydia Impactor now has the new function of being used to install .ipa files that are unsigned onto your iOS device. For those that are new to Cydia Impactor, you need to use an Apple ID with it [ if you want, you can set up a dummy account, so long as it is valid ].
Image : Cydia Impactor
How to Use Cydia Impactor :
- First, Download Cydia Impactor [ext link] for Mac or PC
- Download the .ipa file for the app you want to install
- Plug your iOS device into your computer and backup your data
- Keeping your device connected, open Cydia Impactor and wait for it to see your device
- Open the location where the .ipa file is saved and drag the file, dropping it into the Cydia Impactor Window
- You will now see an Apple ID warning so just click on OK
- Now input your Apple credentials and click OK again
- It is now time for Cydia Impactor to digitally sign the .ipa file and sideload the app onto your iOS device. Don’t touch anything in your device; provided all works OK, the app will be installed onto your iPhone or iPad [ do not launch it at this stage ]
- First, disconnect your iOS device and open Settings
- Now tap on General and then on Device Management
- Locate the app that has just been side-loaded and tap Trust [ this will allow the certificate to run; if you skip this step, the app will not work ]
- Exit out of your Settings app and you can now use the app you installed on your device . In this case its Cydia.
What do you think of Cydia Impactor ? This is the tool that is now being used to install the Yalu Jailbreak on your iOS device so, if you haven’t yet installed it, click on the links here for the download links and a full step-by-step tutorial on how to download Yalu Jailbreak [ tutorial ]. You can also find instructions on how to delete Yalu if you need to.