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Download [http://newosxbook.com/tools/iOSBinaries.html iosbinpack] and then move usr/bin/scp to /usr/bin/scp and <code>chmod +x /usr/bin/scp</code>.
Download [http://newosxbook.com/tools/iOSBinaries.html iosbinpack], then copy it over like so:
ssh phone 'cat > /usr/bin/scp' < ~/Downloads/iosbinpack64/usr/bin/scp
Then on the phone, <code>chmod +x /usr/bin/scp</code>.
== Tweak simply not loading ==
== Tweak simply not loading ==

Revision as of 00:04, 1 February 2017

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In iOS 9 and applications dynamic and shortcut items were accessed view dynamicShortcutItems and staticShortcutItems. These have now been changed to dynamicApplicationShortcutItems and staticApplicationShortcutItems;


For now you will need RocketBootStrap from https://rpetri.ch/repo .


You used to be able to manually create a shortcut item and activate it using _activateShortcutItem:fromApplication:. This has been removed.


The system logging APIs have changed again – ASL and syslog are now deprecated in favor of the unified logging system. NSLog() and CFLog() now send their output through this system.

The Console app in macOS Sierra supports reading logs from connected iOS devices – just select the device from the sidebar. The new concept seems to encourage being verbose, so system processes have become pretty noisy. Right click a message to reveal options for filtering to or filtering out messages from a process, library, subsystem, category, etc. You probably want to filter out irrelevant noisy processes otherwise you’ll be overwhelmed and need to scroll a lot. Set up a filter you’re happy with and click Save in the top-right. There is also the log command line tool.

On 10.2 NSLogs from apps and tweaks are not output to the Sierra Console app or Xcode Devices log.

If you want to use os_log, as a courtesy for others, use os_log_create with your package identifier as the subsystem. Keep in mind the APIs are new to iOS 10. If you support older iOS, retrieve the function symbols at runtime with dlsym() and fall back to an old logging mechanism if they are null.


The iOS 10 lockscreen presents subclasses of SBDashBoardPageViewController as pages for the user to swipe through; new pages can be added with ease. See this wiki page for further information.


OpenSSH is broken on iOS 10, which is why yalu comes with dropbear (an alternative ssh server). To SSH into your device after jailbreaking, you have to do it via USB

If you accidentally install the openssh package (BigBoss Tools includes it for example), simply remove the openssh package, reboot and rejailbreak.

If you get this error with scp:

sh: scp: command not found
lost connection

Download iosbinpack, then copy it over like so:

ssh phone 'cat > /usr/bin/scp' < ~/Downloads/iosbinpack64/usr/bin/scp

Then on the phone, chmod +x /usr/bin/scp.

Tweak simply not loading

If your tweak (or preference bundle) does not load, you might have these lines in your Makefile that you need to remove:

   TweakName_LDFLAGS += -Wl,-segalign,4000

For reasons X and Y (I don't know - someone please fill this in).