Saurik has released a new update for the Substrate Safe Mode package in Cydia on Wednesday that is said to arguably increase the safety of the feature on jailbroken iOS 10 devices.
According to the man behind Cydia himself, when you’re kicked into safe mode as of this update, you will now see the expected dialog that lets you know what happened. This means you can use the “restart” function as expected to restart springboard after a crash.
On the other hand, this only works on the latest iterations of the Yalu jailbreak, such as the beta 6 or beta 7, both of which are considered ‘as stable as it gets’ according to the creator Luca Todesco.
There’s still an issue with the older Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10 – iOS 10.1.1 where the restart option causes your device to “lock up” and force you to reboot manually. This is a known issue and we’re yet to see a fix that solves the problem.
When you install a faulty or incompatible tweak, your device will crash and go into Safe Mode rather than causing any critical issues. When in safe mode mode, all the installed jailbreak tweaks are disabled to allow you to safely remove the faulty tweak and go back to stable mode.
For now, the Substrate Safe Mode upgrade is recommended for all users, especially those who are running the Yalu iOS 10.0-10.2 jailbreak. If you don’t already have it, we suggest hopping onto your jailbroken device as soon as possible and upgrading.