It seems as if the jailbreak community is taking hit after hit. Recently, Coolstar announced on Twitter that he’s quitting tweak development.
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Coolstar quits the Jailbreak scene
Coolstar has officially quit jailbreak tweak development. The talented developer now plans to move to the greener pastures of the App Store, and for all the right reasons.
App Store is much more lucrative than developing tweaks for the jailbreak store Cydia. The jailbreak scene is chock full of pirates and this definitely hurts his bottom line.
This problem is less prevalent in the official App Store.
Here’s what the developer tweeted.
Ventana might end up being the last tweak I develop for iOS…
I’m starting to look into developing iOS apps for the App Store instead…
— CoolStar (@coolstarorg) August 2, 2017
For those who don’t know, Coolstar is one of the most popular tweak developers in the jailbreak community.
He has been around for a long time and released many utilities and Cydia tweaks. Here’s a list of all his popular tweaks –
Furthermore, you can still find all tweaks on Coolstar’s Cydia repo (https://coolstar.org/publicrepo/).
Will Coolstar make a comeback?
This, of course, is debatable. He might come back if he doesn’t end up liking App Store and app development.
Many developers have apparently “quit” the community forever only to make a comeback months later.
However, one thing is sure – he will not abandon his tweaks and will keep maintaining them. If you use any of his tweaks such as Ventana or Anemone, you should expect timely updates.
It’s indeed sad to see him quit the jailbreak community now. We should all wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.
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Pretty crazy that he’s now a prominent jb developer
He has been saying so for the past couple of years and returns to the scene every time and creates more drama.