Saurik has released a new update for Substrate Safe Mode that makes this feature “safer” in iOS 10.
According to the changelog, now when your device goes into safe mode, the expected dialog is displayed properly to notify you that Springboard has crashed. The dialog provides an option to restart your device and get out of safe mode.
The latest build of Substrate Safe Mode can be installed from the Changes tab after you refresh Cydia. If you don’t see the update, it’s because you don’t have Substrate Safe Mode installed yet.
The restart option now works fine with the latest version of the Yalu jailbreak such as beta 6 and beta 7 for iOS 10.2. 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.
Even if you’re jailbroken on iOS 10 – iOS 10.1.1, it is recommended that you upgrade Substrate Safe Mode as it includes fixes to make it more stable on iOS 10.
You may also want to read:
- iOS 10.2 Jailbreak FAQ: Everything you need to know about this jailbreak
- How to Jailbreak iOS 10.2 on iPhone or iPad Using Yalu and Cydia Impactor
- List of jailbreak tweaks compatible with iOS 10