Yalu102 beta 8 for iOS 10.2 jailbreak looks like it could be on the way after all, with developer Luca Todesco having stopped just short of confirming so.

The wonderful world of jailbreaking can often be a complicated one, not just because actually understanding what is needed to carry out a jailbreak can be confusing, but also because the inner workings of the jailbreak scene are often murky at best. One Twitter exchange today with user @iosusr may have given us a better idea of what is happening with at least one jailbreak tool though, with yalu102 possibly getting ready for its eighth beta release.

Built for jailbreaking iOS 10.2 on pre-iPhone 7 64-bit devices, yalu102 has been in its current state for a number of months now, with beta 7 having been released back in late January. Beta 8 looks like it could be on the way after all though, with developer Luca Todesco having stopped just short of confirming so on Twitter.

Having been questioned by a user on yalu102 beta 7’s lack of updates and the expected inclusion of a new 3D Touch-enabled icon, Luca said that such a thing is “still coming,” although no timescales for that were shared. Luca had previously said that he was ditching iOS jailbreaking in favor of focussing on a jailbreak for Sony’s PS4 and Nintendo’s Switch, but this latest Twitter exchange would suggest something has changed in that regard.

As for yalu1011, the tool designed for jailbreaking iOS 10.1.1 running on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, there has been no recent word on whether that will receive an update or not, and until something more concrete is said regarding yalo102, we are still not 100% sure whether it too will receive one. We are, however, more confident today than we were yesterday! As is always the case with the jailbreak scene, however, there is plenty of time for some drama to unfold and for a big jailbreak release to drop.

With Apple’s iOS 11 due to be announced in the coming weeks, the cat and mouse game between Apple and jailbreak creators is set to continue indefinitely.

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