It is recommended to go forward if you have blobs before running Electra to ensure the best possible jailbreak installation. There may be multiple different players in the community all looking to offer solutions, but again, we always admired those who keep trying to produce great work for the benefit of device owners.
With CoolStar here, recently admired for his creation and publishing of the Electra jailbreak for iOS 11, and the fact that it’s been tirelessly updated. So now a new update is available, and you’re going to want to take advantage of as it features a very special addition.
He and his highly-capable team have finally released the final 1.0,x version of Electra jailbreak, compatible with Cydia Installer support right in. This version of jailbreak is deemed stable enough and also marked as 1.0 rather than any beta or RC. Just about anyone can go ahead and download it right now.
Important to note is that an APFS snapshot has been created so that you may revert it at a later date if needed. Cydia is included; OpenSSH is running on port 22; Electra repo added by default. Electra works with iOS 11.0-11.1.2 firmware and is compatible with all 64-bit devices, including iPhone X, as long as the devices are running the aforementioned firmware. This is because Electra is based of Ian Beer’s exploit appsync_awake, which was only available on iOS 11.0-11.1.2.
For those who don’t know, Substitute, Tweak Loader and Substrate compatibility layer available from Electra repository. As many packages need to be updated for both Electra and iOS 11 firmware. Originally released back as a beta in January sans Cydia, this latest final version of the tool is the first jailbreak for iOS 11 which offers support for Cydia out-of-the-box.
As for the jailbreak process, to remain very much exactly the same. Once the latest version of the Electra jailbreak is downloaded, and the IPA is sideloaded to the device, the jailbreak process will be exactly as it was previously. But this time around, with an added benefit of actually installing a usable version of Cydia to the device.
All of that compatible tweaks and packages will be able to be installed through the Cydia interface. Here are important things to make a note of, from changelog of Electra 1.0.x:
An APFS snapshot is created of / so you may revert it at a later date if needed
Substitute, Tweak Loader and Substrate Compatibility Layer available from Electra repo
Many packages need to be updated for both Electra and iOS 11 (make sure they’re updated before installing as they may not work yet)
And yes, it’s great news for device owners that CoolStar and his band have once again put the effort to the benefit of the jailbreak community even before Saurik could come up with his own “promised” jailbreak with iOS 11 Cydia update.
Final version of Electra jailbreak for iOS 11 can be downloaded from coolstar.org/electra. Once downloaded, you can follow our guide here on how to jailbreak your device using Electra: How To Jailbreak iOS 11.1.2 Using Electra with Cydia [Tutorial]
Take a look at:
- How To Downgrade iOS 11.2.6 On iPhone, iPad, iPod touch The Easy Way
- iOS 11.2.6 Release Notes, Changes, Security Content: Everything You Need To Know
- Jailbreak iOS 11.2.6 / 11.2.5 / 11.2.2 On iPhone And iPad [Status Update]
- Jailbreak iOS 11 / 11.1.2 On iPhone X, 8, 7, iPad Using Electra or LiberiOS [Updated]