• Apple Inc. keeps updating its iOS 11 firmware ahead of its release this summer 2017.

Apple Inc. keeps updating its iOS 11 firmware ahead of its release this summer 2017. (Photo : YouTube/EverythingApplePro)

A jailbreak tool from Team Pangu that is based on iOS 10.2 remains highly likely - at least that is what jailbreaking fans would want to believe as frustrations build up on the current status of the available iOS crack from Luca Todesco. The tool remains in beta and is largely useless for most jailbreak fans.

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A Reddit discussion thread seems to highlight the general sentiment on the Yalu JB tool by Todesco - that is unusable due to its beta status and a host of annoying limitations. To be fair, the creator has made clear that not all iPhones and iPads are supported and there many inconvenient elements to discourage users. Cydia is not fully supported as well as most of the jailbreak tweaks out there.

And there is the question of stability, which in fact is so problematic that Todesco himself has advised users to keep off unless they have some form of developer's skills. The hacker, however, has indicated that work is ongoing for the Yalu jailbreak not only to move out of the beta zone but also to jump from 10.1.1 to version 10.2.

But when exactly this happening, Todesco would not say and judging from the same Reddit post many believers are growing impatient. Some actually are convinced that the Yalu jailbreak will never wriggle its way out of the beta status.

Still, hope remains that a 10.2 jailbreak will soon drop if a report by Neurogadget is to be believed, which says "Pangu is still working on an iOS 10 jailbreaking tool." What exactly the basis of the claim is unclear but the report seems to hinge its hope on the thought that Team Pangu from China was successful in cracking the Apple mobile OS in the past so why not the latest version.

"It appears Pangu may be waiting for Apple to release its iOS update so they can release their jailbreaking tool too. It would mean Apple would be unable to offer a security patch right away, so users would be able to use their tool," the report declared, somehow echoing similar arguments in the past.

And that would be - Pangu is just waiting for the perfect timing to unleash its jailbreak work. The perfect timing is Apple releasing a big update, which Team Pangu will then answer by finalizing a jailbreak release that is certified to withstand firmware updates that contain jailbreak killers.

Yet the big question begs: When exactly is the next jailbreak release from Pangu, which as early as July 2016 has demoed that iOS 10 is open for jailbreaking? Too bad this is a mystery that the same Neurogadget report has failed to shed a light on.