Pangu iOS 10.2 Jailbreak Update: Luca's Retirement and Pangu's Absence Spells Doom For Jailbreaking Community [VIDEO]

16 February 2017, 5:33 am EST By Charles Lim Mobile & Apps
With Luca's hopefully temporary retirement and Pangu's absence in the scene, it would be unlikely that a jailbreaking tool would be coming out anytime soon.  ( Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images )

It seems like Apple's iOS developers may finally be able to breathe easy as the leading jailbreaking tool creators in the world have apparently now given up on their jailbreaking efforts. While there is already a jailbreaking tool for iOS 10.2, via the Yalu iOS 10.2 jailbreak, the tool itself is still in beta and doesn't really work on the latest iPhone, the iPhone 7.

The Yalu iOS 10.2 jailbreak creator, 19-year old Italian hacker Luca Tudesco, has already announced that he will be taking a hiatus from his jailbreaking work after he releases a more stable Yalu iOS 10.2 jailbreak. Aside from Luca, the Chinese hacking team Pang, has also been absent from the jailbreaking team since early last year.

The jailbreaking community had previously depended on both Pangu and Luca for their jailbreaking tools, but it seems like Apple may have gotten the best of them for now. According to Forbes, the company's constant release of updates and security patches have made it hard for any hackers to find exploits to take advantage of, hence the delay in the release of immediately jailbreaking tools.

Apple's plans of releasing a new file system, called the APFS, would also be putting a wrench into any new jailbreaking efforts as it would make it exceedingly more difficult to create a working iOS jailbreaking tool. Pangu has so far been silent in the community and has not made any new indication that they are working on a new iOS 10.2 jailbreaking tool.

With Luca's hopefully temporary retirement and Pangu's absence in the scene, it would be unlikely that a jailbreaking tool would be coming out anytime soon. With Apple already busy building the next iOS version, iOS 10.3, users will probably have no choice but to stick to what Apple will be offering this time around. Pangu's last work was the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak released back in July 2016.

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