How to Jailbreak iOS 11 – 11.1.2 And Install Cydia Using Electra

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Electra Jailbreak Tweak/Theme Development kit

Developer and hacker, coolstar has just released the highly anticipated Electra iOS 11 jailbreak with Cydia.

Before we proceed here are some important points to note:

  • Electra jailbreak toolkit supports the following iOS 11 versions:
    • iOS 11, iOS 11.0.1, iOS 11.0.2, iOS 11.0.3
    • iOS 11.1, iOS 11.1.1, iOS 11.1.2
  • It does not support the following iOS 11 versions:
    • iOS 11.2, iOS 11.2.1
  • It supports all iOS 11 compatible iOS devices:
    • 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
  • Make sure that you take a complete backup of your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using iTunes.
  • Ensure that your device has enough battery level for the jailbreak process to complete.

Coolstar has also provided the following points:

  • An APFS snapshot is created of / so you may revert it at a later date if needed
  • It is recommended to futurerestore if you have blobs before running Electra to ensure the best possible installation
  • Cydia is included
  • OpenSSH is running on port 22
  • Electra repo added by default
  • Substitute, Tweak Loader and Substrate Compatibility Layer available from Electra repo
  • Many packages need to be updated for both Electra and iOS 11 (make sure they’re updated before installing as they may not work yet)
  • RocketBootstrap 1.0.6 or higher is required for use on iOS 11
  • Many apps, launch daemons and installation binaries are broken as they require entitlements to be added

How to Jailbreak iOS 11.1.2 And Install Cydia Using Electra

Here are the 5 easy steps you can follow to jailbreak iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2 and install Cydia using Electra jailbreak on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch:

Step 1: Download Electra Jailbreak and Cydia Impactor 

Download the latest version of Electra jailbreak IPA from the official website and Cydia Impactor from here. Cydia Impactor is available for macOS, Windows, Linux (32-bit and 64-bit).

Do not download Electra jailbreak from mirror sites, as they could include malwares.

Step 2: Install/Sideload Electra IPA using Cydia Impactor

Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to the computer with the Lightning cable to sideload the Electra IPA file.

Launch Cydia Impactor on your computer. It will detect your iOS device. Drag the Electra jailbreak IPA file you had downloaded earlier on to its UI. Enter the Apple ID and password for your Apple Developer account when prompted, and wait for Cydia Impactor to sideload the signed app on your iOS device.

If you hit provision.cpp:168′ error while trying to sideload Electra IPA, then check our post on how to fix the issue.

Step 3: Trust Developer Profile

Once Electra jailbreak IPA is successfully sideloaded. Launch the Settings app, and navigate to Settings > General > Profile(s) & Device Management (in some iOS versions it may just be General > Device Management).

Tap on the entry with your Apple ID under Developer app, then tap on Trust “<your apple id>”. Tap on the Trust button. The status will change to Delete app.

Step 4: Run Jailbreak Process

Launch the Electra Jailbreak app from the Home screen, and tap Jailbreak button to start the jailbreak process. It will go through 3 stages, the second stage can take a little longer. After the second stage, your device should respring.

Step 5: Wait for Jailbreak to Complete

After some time, you should see the Home screen. If you launch the Electra app again, it should inform you that your device is “Already jailbroken”.

Congrats, your device is now jailbroken!

Cydia should also be installed on your Home screen. You should be able to launch it and install the jailbreak apps and tweaks.

You can also check the video on how to jailbreak iOS 11 – 11.1.2 and install Cydia using Electra Jailbreak:

How Does Semi-Untethered Jailbreak Work?

This is a semi-untethered jailbreak, which means that when your device restarts, the jailbreak will be disabled. You cannot use any jailbreak tweaks you installed and Cydia will crash when launched. To re-jailbreak, simply open the Electra jailbreak app and perform the jailbreak again. Your device will then go back to the jailbroken state.

When Does the Electra Jailbreak App Expire & How Do I Renew It?

If you are installing the Electra app with a free Apple ID, it will expire after 7 days. So you have to re-install it via Cydia Impactor to extend it for another 7 days. The steps are the same as outlined above. Also note that you need the Electra Jailbreak app only when you want to re-jailbreak your device after rebooting your iOS device, so even if it expires, the jailbreak will remain as is.

If you’re on iOS 11.2 or higher, then check our post for the current status of iOS 11.2.6 Jailbreak.

Let us know how it goes in the comments below. Don’t forget to signup for our Daily Newsletter so you don’t miss any iOS 11 jailbreak news.

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