• iOS 10.2 beta version with new emojis running on a iPhone.

iOS 10.2 beta version with new emojis running on a iPhone. (Photo : YouTube/EverythingApplePro)

The iOS 10.2 jailbreak from Luca Todesco, otherwise known as Yalu102, is unlikely to leave its beta status and there will be forthcoming support for the iPhone 7 series, a new report suggested, adding that the chance remains for Team Pangu to soon release a version of the incomplete jailbreak tool.

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Prior to the release of Yalu102 beta build, Todesco published the source code of his work, which according to Forbes, is a signal from the iOS security researcher that he welcomes anybody to pick up and improve on what has been started. The move, the report added, seems to indicate of Todesco's frustrations.

Or the hacker's jailbreak has hit a snag and there could be two possible scenarios to happen next. One is that the Yalu102 will not be finalized or will get stuck to beta status. And more likely, support for both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (and other 64-bit iOS devices, as promised by Todesco) is not happening - not soon or ever.

This was evident with the recent Twitter post by the independent Italian developer. "I will stop all public iOS research after I drop that 10.2 thing. The idiocy of the jailbreak community is too much to handle for me," Forbes quoted Todesco as saying.

What happens next is anybody's guess at the moment but the same Forbes report pointed to the likelihood that "others may take on Luca's challenge of finishing off the jailbreak he started for iOS 10.2." Or the Yalu102 will have a change of heart and finish what was started.

There is the possibility too of other jailbreak groups willing to take up on the challenge raised by Todesco. Two solid candidates would be TaiG and the Chinese hacking group Team Pangu.

But it is the latter that is more likely and more preferred. Forbes said rumors remain circulating that the China-based hacklers are still silently working on an iOS 10 crack, the talks mainly fed by the recent statement from Cydia creator Saurik that the group has an ongoing and credible work on an iOS 10 jailbreak.

If so, then a 10.2 jailbreak by Pangu will be the preferred release when it happens as the group got a vote of confidence from Forbes, which stated on its report that "Pangu's tools have usually, after a couple of days work, been much easier to use and more stable."

Now whether true or not, it wouldn't hurt to wait for Pangu's take on an iOS 10.2 jailbreak and while doing so, Redmond Pie recommends that the wise thing to do now is the preservation of the existing JB tool. The guide of which is found on this link.