Thanks to iOS developer CoolStar, there’s a new jailbreak in town for all devices running iOS 11.0-11.1.2. He has released the fifth beta version so far for Electra. Electra beta 5 fixes the following issues and improvements:
Fixes certain substrate tweaks crashing libsubstitute, fixes an issue with the dylib loader, and makes jailbreakd more robust!
Electra includes the Substitute substrate which was originally developed by Comex, so jailbreakers will be able to install and use jailbreak tweaks that are compatible with iOS 11. It, however, does not include Cydia, so you need to install it manually.
Just like the LiberiOS tool for iOS 11, Electra jailbreak also does not install Cydia. In fact once you have jailbroken your device you have to install tweaks and other stuff using SSH, which means those who don’t know what they are doing should stay away from using this tool. Cydia will be added along with other stuff to make the jailbreak suitable for public release once Saurik has updated Cydia for iOS 11.
Given the circumstances, CoolStar says that Electra targets developers who want to begin updating their tweaks for iOS 11 ahead of the game. Everyday jailbreakers who only want to mod their device(s) with tweaks should probably hold off for now.
As the Electra website points out, the newfangled tool includes and excludes the following features:
- Cydia, DPKG and APT are NOT included
- GNU CoreUtilities are included
- Dropbear, SCP and an SFTP server are running on ports 22 and 2222
- Tweaks are installed in /bootstrap/Library/SBInject
- Themes are installed in /bootstrap/Library/Themes
- PreferenceLoader is configured to check /bootstrap/Library
- Tweaks that crash SpringBoard will cause the device to respring into Safe Mode
- All binaries must be signed using either jtool or ldid2
- Executables must be signed with the platform-application entitlement
- Binaries and libraries should be installed in /bootstrap/usr/
- An uninstall script is available at /bootstrap/unjailbreak.sh
(Note this will only uninstall Electra)
The tool comes in the form of an IPA, which means it can be used with Cydia Impactor to jailbreak a device. You can download Electra jailbreak tool here and Cydia Impactor tool here. It shouldn’t be long now before a proper jailbreak surfaces. We can only recommend your continued patience.
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