Luca Todesco, the man behind the Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10.1 – iOS 10.1.1, has issued a statement on Twitter advising all jailbreak users to remove OpenSSH or avoid installing it as it can create issues with the upcoming beta update.
According to the hacker, he has “already include[d] an alternative SSH daemon”, therefore installing OpenSSH could break both in the next update. He does note that OpenSSh is currently “harmless” in beta 3 and will not cause any issues, but it is highly recommended that you remove it because it is apparently broken in iOS 10 and will create problems when the next update is released.
Also do not install OpenSSH. It is harmless in b3 but it will break ssh on final.
— qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) January 4, 2017
Many Reddit users have been reporting that OpenSSH does not working properly in iOS 10. This is why Luca has used an alternative SSH daemon in his jailbreak called “dropbear”, thereby eliminating the need for OpenSSH.
If you have OpenSSH installed, then it is safe to remove it from your device using Cydia. If you don’t remove it, it can create serious issues when Luca pushes an update for the jailbreak.
SSH is a protocol that provides an encrypted and secure tunnel between two devices and allows you to remotely send commands and files to and from your iPhone. It is very useful in situations when a Cydia tweak causes your iPhone to go into a bootloop because you can use SSH to remotely remove the package or uninstall substrate.
The Yalu jailbreak currently supports iOS 10.1 – iOS 10.1.1 and works on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s and iPad Pro. The hacker has mentioned that he may work on supporting iPhone 5s and iPhone 6 in the future, but there are currently no plans for an iOS 10.2 jailbreak.
The jailbreak is currently flagged as beta and could create issues on your iOS device, therefore we recommend that you avoid using it until the stable version is released. Even if you plan on using it, then make sure to install only the tweaks that are compatible with iOS 10.1.1.