CoolStar has given a new reason to rejoice for the iOS users by announcing the release of its developer-focused Electra Jailbreak Tool for devices that use iOS 11.0 to iOS 11.1.2 including iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Electra is said to utilize the same open-source tfp0 exploit that was released by the security researcher Ian Beer last year.
The Electra Jailbreak Tool shares many similarities and some differences with the LiberiOS jailbreak tool that was also released last year. It isn’t ready for the iOS 11 devices at the moment, so it doesn’t install Cydia. Electra Jailbreak also excludes DPKG and APT that are known to be vital utilities for most of the jailbreakers that they use on daily basis. This is no regular jailbreak. In fact, the release focused on the developers and themers.
According to the CoolStar, Electra Jailbreak targets the developers who wish to update their tweaks for iOS 11 ahead of the game. It was said, “Everyday jailbreakers who only want to mod their device(s) with tweaks should probably hold off for now.”
Electra is a toolkit that the developers can use to test packages for system compatibilities and updating their tweaks game in comparison to the daily users who had to mod their devices with tweaks.
As per the Electra website, here are the important features that have been added and removed from the Electra Jailbreak Tool:
• It does not include Cydia, DPKG, and APT.
• You will find GNU CoreUtilities in Electra.
• Dropbear, SCP and an SFTP server run on ports 22 and 2222.
• Tweaks can be installed in /bootstrap/Library/SBInject.
• Install Themes in /bootstrap/Library/Themes.
• Configured PreferenceLoader to check /bootstrap/Library.
• SpringBoard crashed by Tweaks will cause the device respringing into Safe Mode.
• Either jtool or ldid2 must be signed for all binaries.
• Executables will be signed using the platform-application entitlement.
• Binaries and libraries must be installed in /bootstrap/usr/
• You can also find an uninstall script available at /bootstrap/unjailbreak.sh that will only uninstall Electra.
The Vanilla iOS 11.1.2 devices users must wait for the Saurik updates Cydia and Mobile Substrate for iOS 11. After it is completed, it will make use of the dyld-hooking implementation instead of deploying a jailbreakd. The changes are expected to make the software more reliable for iOS 11 in many terms.
Looks like, we will be getting more fully-blown jailbreaks releases and more advanced app upgrades in the upcoming weeks. If rumors are to be believed, a full-fledged jailbreak for iOS is expected to be announced soon. And till then, people will have to wait patiently.
There are a few steps that need to be followed to install jailbreak on iOS 11 to 11.1.2:
• Download the IPA file.
• Use Cydia Impactor to sideload the app.
• Connect the iPhone or iPad to the system.
• The .ipa file is to be dragged and dropped into the Impactor’s first field.
• Enter your Apple ID and password.
• Let the sideloading process to complete.
To start using it, you will have to first unlock your iOS device and check for Electra’s icon on the home screen of your device. When you tap on it for the first time, it will bring up the “Untrusted Developer” popup. This can be fixed by going to the Settings app > General > Device & Management.