CoolStar, the developer of Electra jailbreak for iOS 11.0 through iOS 11.1.2 seems to be moving away from iOS jailbreak development. The developer appears to have announced that he is quitting iOS jailbreak progression via Twitter before entirely deleting his account and disappearing from the social stratosphere.
Developer of Electra jailbreak, CoolStar, is said to have quit and is planning to move over to Android following Electra RC leak. With this news circulating on the web, but he and his select few associates have been working restlessly on the aforementioned Electra jailbreak which is built upon the async_wake exploit in order to liberate Apple’s 64-bit devices running iOS 11.0 through iOS 11.1.2.
Everything seemed perfectly fine till now and on track for a public release of an iOS 11 jailbreak with Cydia. Multiple builds of it have been pushed out into the public domain, and recently an updated version which was issued to a select few developers to test out the Cydia installation functionality and ensure that their bundled packages were updated with iOS 11 compatibility.
Unfortunately, the news for CoolStar quitting the Electra jailbreak is somewhat confusing. You may remember that we brought you the rather dishearting news that Electra RC1 was actually leaked into the public domain and offered for widespread download when it was only intended to be offered to a select few developers. That’s the reason why the developers of Electra iOS 11 jailbreak discouraged when their hard work is leaked and trust is broken ahead of the planned release schedule, which could be the main thing on taking a decision to quite the jailbreak community.
Not just that, but he also announced that he would eventually be switching over to Android as he wasn’t impressed with anything Apple released after iPhone 6s.
Are you following the drama unfold on Twitter, CoolStar had been involved in a social media spat with a particular developer who seemed to be accused of profiting from the aforementioned leak of Electra RC1.
If his exit from the jailbreak community is accurate, then it could be a full stop for the Electra jailbreak for iOS 11, as it could be a sign of things to come as we watch talent dwindle and move away from creating jailbreaks and software. If that is the case, then it’s very difficult to argue, especially when you take into account the ungrateful nature of a lot of the community and the constant hassle and abuse that developers and security researchers face.
Currently, you don’t even find CoolStar’s Twitter account, as it has already been deleted. We still hope he’s quitting working on finishing Electra jailbreak for iOS 11 with Cydia bundled before moving on from the jailbreak community, and iOS as a whole, over to Android platform.
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