Another update released Tuesday by the Electra Team should make pwning iOS 11 easier with the Electra jailbreak tool. Electra version 1.3.1 introduces some much-needed success rate improvements for A7 to A8(X) devices (4K), expectantly reducing the number of times that you’d need to tap “Jailbreak” in the app to complete the process.
The Electra Team first announced the update early this morning via Twitter, linking to the official download page:
Electra 1.3.1 is now available for all devices on iOS 11.0 – 11.4.1!https://t.co/Hs3NL6mo6H
Success rate has been improved on all A7 – A8X devices running 11.2 – 11.4.1
— Electra Team (@electra_team) February 5, 2019
Citing the changelog from the official Electra website, Electra version 1.3.1 incorporates all of the following changes:
– Increase jailbreak success rate on A7 – A8(X) on 11.2+
– Update liboffsetfinder64 to latest version
Responses to the update-centric Tweet appear to show mixed results from Electra users. While some first appeared excited about the potential improvement, others said they were still experiencing issues getting to the jailbroken state on 4K devices. The Electra Team responded to one user, noting that they would “look into it.”
If you’re using an earlier version of the Electra jailbreak on your iOS 11 handset, then you’re advised to download and run version 1.3.1 such that you have all the latest enhancements at your disposal. You can download Electra 1.3.1 from the Electra Team’s official website.
Electra supports all iterations of iOS 11 from 11.0 to 11.4.1 thanks to a handful of recently-released exploits. If you aren’t sure how to use Electra to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad, then you can follow our step-by-step tutorial explaining how.
Keep in mind that hacker and unc0ver lead developer Pwn20wnd is working to add iOS 11.4.x support to the unc0ver jailbreak, but he’s taking a different approach than the Electra Team, hence the wait. Choosing which tool to use is ultimately up to you, but it’s worth mentioning that unc0ver bundles a Saurik-approved version of Cydia that has been optimized for iOS 11.
Did Electra version 1.3.1 improve the jailbreak success rate for you? Share your experience in the comments section below.