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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

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 and sign into your account.

Step 5: Click on Find iPhone.

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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.

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Step 7: A box appears with several options in the top right corner of the screen. Choose the Erase iPhone option.

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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.

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  • Luis Perez

    Icloud did erase my iphone but when I restored it, cydia was still on the springboard, any other method to safely erase cydia without updating?

    • Ali

      This is the only method of erasing without restore. Try resetting via iCloud again.

      • Mohamed Gamal Evy

        what harm will it do if cydia app just remained there, the jailbreak didn’t even work for me, but will it cause any trouble to leave the app just hanging there in a non-working state in an isolated folder or something 😀 ??

        • Ali

          There is no harm. But make sure to hide Cydia if you take your phone to the Apple Store for repair or something else.

        • Marathi MKBHD

          There is harm my wifi stopped working now due to this Cydia on springboard I tried everything still not able to solve my problem how to remove Cydia and how I can resolve my wifi problems

    • Mohamed Gamal Evy

      same here bro, although i erased my iphone from the reset option inside the settings app and cydia was still there on the dam springboard!! 😀 with no way to erase it :/ Dam it i miss geohot 😀

    • romyromeo

      ios ?

  • Anthony Suarez

    Will have to try this, I already tried to delete from settings but Cydia lingered around. Maybe iCloud restore will work, when I updated my iPhone to 10.2 I never fully restored first so my old jailbreak must’ve lingered and now the new jb doesn’t work. And while doing that apple closed the 10.2 window. So hope this works

    • Ali

      Yea, iOS 10.2 signing window is closed already. Let me know if this method works fine in your case.

  • Rajivvarma Varma

    i followed this method as soon i select erase iphone it started to erase my iphone but it take too stopped at the end of the bar i waited more than 6hours what happend?

    • Paan Jr

      Same goes to me. Help!

  • Rajivvarma Varma

    pls help me i stucked at boot logo

    • Ali

      Have you tried hard rebooting?

    • Pattada Gagan Machaiah

      even m stuck at boot logo wat to do please help me

  • Hououin Kyouma

    I restore it already, but the Cydia and other tweak still on my screen!! Please help. How to remove the Cydia and other tweak?

  • spiritfinga

    mine worked Process worked perfectly cydia I now gone and still on 10.2

    • Dontae Baron

      What if I want to update to the newest firmware. I took off the jailbreak completely and when I keep trying to update. it says “software update failed” “an error occurred downloading iOS 11” What do I do ????

  • Rizoniel

    doesn’t work. will cydia and my one tweak app fuck it up? I have cydia and bytafont 3 left on my homescreen.

    • Ali

      The icons are there probably because you restored from the jailbreak backup.

      • Rizoniel

        I restored it back to one week before I jailbreaked

  • Isaac Johnson

    Do I then click Restore from iCloud backup or from iTues backup?

    • Ali

      Both will work.

  • NMK

    not working dont wast your time

  • Rose Mendoza

    how do i get rid of cydia? I did this but i can’t remove cydia! how do i do that?

  • TwentySeven Gamers

    cydia and my tweak apps dident go away what can i do to get rid of it???

  • Kani

    I wanna keep the jailbreak but i noticed that my icloud and passcode stuff doesn’t work on my iphone 6s Ios 10.2 although i removed both before I jailbreaked it, what can I do?

  • Zafir Parmar

    This doesn’t work. It was a huge pain having to restore everything only to see Cydia and the tools still present. If you don’t want to lose your Apple wallet, and touch ID along with other personal data which must be re-added, just update to iOS 10.3. Who wants to re-jailbreak every week anyways.

  • Dan Morency

    I lost all my contacts this way is there a way to get them back?

    • Bryan Le

      No way unless you have manually saved them to the iCloud or iTunes.

      • Dan Morency

        I figured out if you type in a letter all the contacts that have that letter will come up and you just have to hit the “i” button and add them to your contacts again, kind of tedious but at least they aren’t lost

  • Saajan Maharjan

    Rejailbreak stuck on respring logo.. How to fix it?

  • chapps

    Does not remove Cydia icon now when I try to re-jailbreak Cydia will not work and even erased it again and set up as new and it’s still there all it does is remove yalu and you can do that from itunes this method does not work

  • Naveed

    I already did the same method and the device is unjailbroken but cydia and its apps are still in phone but not functional.