Here’s how you can remove the iOS 10 – iOS 10.2 Yalu jailbreak using iCloud without restoring to the latest firmware.
The Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10 – iOS 10.2 is currently in the beta stages and contains a number of issues that could create problems on your device and in extreme cases, force it into a continuos bootloop.
Update: added a safer method using OSRestoreX
If you have already jailbroken your iOS 10 device, then it is best that you only install the compatible tweaks to avoid any issues. We previously posted a list of the compatible iOS 10.1 – iOS 10.2 tweaks which you can find here.
If the Yalu jailbreak is creating issues on your device, then the good news is that you can erase your device via iCloud to safely remove the iOS 10 jailbreak and avoid restoring to the latest firmware. Many Reddit users have reported that this method works successfully.
Note: the following guide will erase all the data on your jailbreak device, so make sure that you take a complete backup using iTunes or iCloud.
How to Remove iOS 10 Yalu Jailbreak Without Restoring
Method 1: Using OSRestoreX
OSRestoreX is a Cydia package that deletes the iOS 10 jailbreak and erases your device without updating the iOS firmware. To find out how to use it, read the following article:
Method 2: Using iCloud.com
Step 1: The first step is to remove as many tweaks as possible from Cydia. Make sure that you don’t remove the default/system packages such as Cydia Installer, APT, etc. Only remove those packages that were installed by you otherwise it can cause issues.
Step 2: Restart your iOS device to disable the jailbreak.
Step 3: Ensure that you have Find My iPhone enabled on your device and WiFi or 3G is turned on. If not, go to Settings -> iCloud -> Find My iPhone and turn it on.
Step 4: Go to iCloud.com and sign into your account.
Step 5: Click on Find iPhone.
Step 6: iCloud will locate your device and display its location on the map. Click on the All Devices dropdown at the top and choose your jailbreak device. Make sure that there’s a green dot next to it, which indicates that it is online.
Step 7: A box appears with several options in the top right corner of the screen. Choose the Erase iPhone option.
iCloud will remotely send a command to your iPhone to reset its content and erase all the data including the jailbreak. The device will still remain on its current firmware without restoring to the latest iOS version.
This is how you can remove the iOS 10 Yalu jailbreak from your iPhone without restoring to the latest firmware. If you’d like to re-jailbreak your iOS 10 device, read the following guide:
If you face any issues, let us know in the comments below.