As promised, hacker and developer coolstar has released Electra, the jailbreak tweak and theme development toolkit for iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2.
The Electra jailbreak tweak and theme development toolkit will allow developers to test their tweaks and themes on iOS 11. Electra is essentially a jailbreak tool but meant for jailbreak tweak and theme developers.
Even though LiberiOS jailbreak has been released to jailbreak iOS 11 – iOS 11.2.1, the lack of Cydia and Cydia Substrate for iOS 11 has meant that the developers haven’t been able to test their tweaks on iOS 11 and fix the compatibility issues.
Here’s some important information about Electra:
- 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)
It supports all iOS 11 compatible iOS devices such as:
- iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5s
- 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 2nd generation 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 1st generation 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad
5th generation, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2
- iPod touch 6G
You can download the 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.
Electra includes the Substitute substrate which was originally developed by Comex, so 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.
If you’re not a jailbreak developer, then we would recommend waiting for saurik to release Cydia for iOS 11.
If you do give it a shot, let us know how it goes. Don’t forget to signup for our Daily Newsletter so you don’t miss any iOS 11 jailbreak news.