CoolStar, a developer behind the popular jailbreak tool, Electra iOS 11 jailbreak, has recently gone silent on Twitter. Had also announced his exit from the jailbreak scene, though. Because, he was disturbed by a tweak developer who had leaked Electra iOS 11 jailbreak with Cydia, this same was actually released and provided for testing before going to the public.
He also said that the iOS 11 jailbreak would be the last jailbreak solution he was planning to work on. So jailbreakers have been worried that he has quit the jailbreak scene. But that’s not right, the good news is that CoolStar hasn’t quit the jailbreak scene, rather stopped using Twitter or taking a break from it.
He is back again and also tweeted twice in the last few hours about. He is now providing progress updates on his site. So he is still planning to release the much anticipated Electra iOS 11 jailbreak with Cydia. This development comes shortly after he updated his website with a heap of updates on the unfortunate turn of events the past few days.
The new page, we can find over at https://coolstar.org/electra/notice.html, has all the details in a dated format for anyone still interested in knowing CoolStar’s perspective on the whole drama, which was provided on February 19 and February 22nd. The developer briefly talks about the current fall-out in the jailbreak world and even goes into detail about some of the known issues with the Cydia installation that is part of the currently unreleased version of Electra.
There you can also find the clarification on the misconceptions people have about him putting DRM in Electra iOS 11 jailbreak with Cydia to prevent those who had installed the leaked IPA from installing the stable version of iOS 11 jailbreak Electra with Cydia. Without these checks, Cydia would be entirely unusable if installed over the top of another jailbreak which has used a different tool. He reaffirms that there is a bug in the leaked Electra RC 1.2 build:
Btw. found a bug in our Cydia setup today that will cause Cydia to stop working randomly at some point on everyone’s devices if they installed the leaked RC 1.2 build, so if you did that… good luck.
The aforementioned touched on what people are calling “DRM” in Electra’s final version. Like many talented individuals who have come before him, CoolStar appears to be entirely fed up with the attitude and behaviors of a community which he has worked so hard to provide assistance to.
And it’s unlikely that outsiders will ever know the true story behind the leak of Electra. If the community keeps hounding and treating its talent like it currently does, then it won’t be long before jailbreaking is a thing of the past.
However, CoolStar will release Electra jailbreak with Cydia for iOS 11.0 through iOS 11.1.2 when it is fully ready. So avoid asking him for an ETA. Stay tuned for more updates!