Coolstar has released a new beta version of Electra jailbreak toolkit for iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2, a jailbreak tool primarily meant for developers to that they can test their jailbreak tweaks and themes.
He has released beta 6-5 version of the Electra jailbreak tool. Here’s the complete changelog of Electra beta 6-5 since the last beta version we had covered:
Beta 6-5 (Current):
- Fix a regression in beta 6-4 that would cause launchd to run out of file descriptors
Beta 6-4 (Current):
Don’t make jailbreakd rely on pidlistuptrs bug (thanks stek29)
- log dylib load errors in SBInject (thanks stek29)
- Clean up launchd payloads (thanks stek29)
- Load dylibs alphabetically from SBInject (thanks c0ldra1n)
- Check for jailbreakd start before reloading backboardd
- Make rejailbreaking significantly faster
Use host special port #4 to get tfp0 in jailbreakd (thanks n_triangle_dev)
- Add jailbreakd as a launchd service so it gets restarted if it dies (thanks n_triangle_dev)
Fix kernel memory leak in entitlement injector
- Add a working launchctl for loading launch daemons (thanks nullpixel)
- Load dropbear as a launch daemon & fix zombie process issue (thanks nullpixel)
- Set kernel task as host special port #4 (thanks stek29)
Electra is a semi-untethered jailbreak that makes use of Ian Beer’s async_awake exploit that has also been used by LiberiOS jailbreak. A semi-untethered jailbreak is similar to an untethered jailbreak, it gives the ability to reboot your iOS device on its own. On each boot, the iOS device startup sequence is unmodified and it boots into its original, non-jailbroken state. However, instead of needing to use a tool from a computer to re-jailbreak the iOS device again, like a tethered or semi-tethered cases, the user can re-jailbreak their device with the help of an app running on the iOS device such as the Electra app in case of Electra jailbreak.
Electra includes the Substitute substrate, a Cydia substrate alternative, which was originally developed by Comex, so jailbreakers can install and use jailbreak tweaks that are compatible with iOS 11. It, however, does not include Cydia, so you need to install the tweaks manually.
You can download the latest version of Electra IPA from the official website. You will need to use Cydia Impactor to sideload the Electra IPA and then run the process to jailbreak your iOS device. If you need help then check our tutorial on how to jailbreak iOS 11 – iOS 11.0.2 using Electra Jailbreak toolkit with step-by-step instructions.
You can check our post for the list of iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2 compatible jailbreak apps and tweaks.
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