As WWDC keynote is just around the corner, there’s some great news for the jailbreak community those looking forward for the device liberation. CoolStar, the creator of Electra jailbreak, has today confirmed that the platform will be updated to support all devices up to iPhone X running iOS 11.3.1.
Now that everything seems to be in place for this brand new update to Electra to actually happen and support Apple’s iOS 11.3.1 firmware. When going into detail., we have to acknowledge something in the true world.
Having the existing Electra app which includes a payload and support for iOS 11.1.2 thanks to Ian Beer async_wake exploit. In terms, this is a modern exploit that will support iOS 11.3.1, Ian Beer has been at it again, this time confirming that yet another exploit will be released into the JB community during Apple’s WWDC week.
If not, at least this is essentially the important payload that will be integrated into an updated version of Electra by CoolStar.
Additionally, Alibaba engineer and security researcher, Min Zheng, has already pushed out a working KPP bypass into the public domain, which is another legit part of a functional jailbreak solution and is confirmed by Zheng himself via Twitter to offer compatibility with all ARM64 devices. But the only question was whether or not CoolStar had the passion, desire, and hardware testing capabilities to update Electra and support all modern 64-bit devices running iOS 11.3.1.
It seems that CoolStar does indeed appear to have a renewed passion for jailbreaking, have also donated to the cause to allow the developer to purchase iPhone X test device to ensure smooth compatibility.
This has resulted in CoolStar’s mistakes made with the original Electra release, both in terms of PR and stability of the app, neither of which will be repeated with this next update.
whoa as soon as I put the donation portal up on Electra’s website, a lot of people are donating… have to say I was not expecting that
I guess this really does show that there’s a lot more people who are appreciative (and are usually quiet and patient) compared to the naggers
It’s a shame that back when I was doing the 11.1.2 jailbreak there was a statistical bias favoring the naggers, but today the jailbreak community has redeemed itself.
I screwed up handling PR when doing the 11.0-11.1.2 jailbreak, but this release will be drama-free 🙂
Some mistakes were made when doing the 11.1.2 jailbreak (first time for everything right), but I’ll be sure to not let it happen twice 🙂
Will be providing as much support for A10/A11 as possible. Looks like we should be able to get rootfs rw and have all of the existing functionality.
If not, however, you’ll still get root shell and SpringBoard tweaks
As I’ll be using an iPhone X soon, I damn well will be trying my best to get Anemone and a shell on it 🙂
The tweets didn’t specifically mentioned any timescales for the release of the next major Electra update but rest assured that it’s coming. Here’s how to prepare for upcoming Electra iOS 11.3.1 jailbreak for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch the right way ahead of its release has been declared.
Downgrade To iOS 11.3.1 As Soon As Possible
First and foremost to do is this. You can’t be jailbroken on iOS 11.3.1 if you aren’t physically in possession of a device which is running iOS 11.3.1. So, you will need to downgrade your current device from iOS 11.4 to iOS 11.3.1 in order to prepare it for the ultimate liberation. What’s important is, you will need to do this sooner rather than later as long as Apple is still signing the iOS 11.3.1 firmware. Those who are on iOS 11.3.1 are safe.
For instructions on how to downgrade to iOS 11.3.1, check out our guide on the subject here.
Save iOS 11.3.1 SHSH2 Blobs For FutureRestore Downgrade/Update
Makes sense, right? This part doesn’t really matter for a lot of average device owners but it’s still vitally important for jailbreakers. SHSH2 blobs for iOS 11.3.1 can only be saved for the said firmware till Apple is signing it, and once it stops it’s singing window, you are out of luck. It will come in handy if you ever need to upgrade to iOS 11.3.1 later from a jailbroken firmware such as iOS 11.1.2 even if Apple stopped signing iOS 11.3.1 firmware.
Wait For Electra iOS 11.3.1 Jailbreak
Once you followed and got all above actions complete it’s a case of time waiting patiently for the new Electra version to go live. It has already been confirmed that CoolStar is going to put Electra through an update to support iOS 11.3.1 but having no exact timescale for that to happen. Project Zero partner Ian Beer’s iOS 11.3.1 exploit is due to be made public during the WWWDC week, which means that serious work on Electra can likely start next week.
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