Electra Jailbreak for iOS 11.3.1 Not Working? Here’s How to Fix it


Electra Jailbreak for iOS 11.3.1 Not Working? Here's How to Fix it

coolstar has just released the highly anticipated Electra Jailbreak for iOS 11.3.1 – iOS 11.2. If Electra Jailbreak is not working then here are some tips on how to fix the problems that you may be facing with it.

Users are reporting the following issue:

  • iPhone keeps rebooting when I tap the Jailbreak button, but it does not install Cydia
  • rootfs remount
  • Error: exploit
  • Error:amfid patch

Tips to Fix Electra Jailbreak for iOS 11.3.1 – iOS 11.2 Problems

#1. Enable Airplane mode & Turn Off Siri

Access the Control Center, and tap on Airplane toggle to enable it.

Coolstar has also recommended disabling Siri mode before using Electra Jailbreak. Launch the Settings app and navigate to Siri and Search, and tap on Listen for “Hey Siri” and Press Home button for Siri or Press Side Button for Siri toggle and tap Turn Off Siri.

After enabling Airplane mode and disabling Siri, reboot your iOS device. When you reboot your iPhone, the Airplane mode may get disabled. So don’t forget to re-enable it.

Also as reader Ghenosis has pointed out in the comments, ensure Wi-Fi is disabled as well after you reboot your iOS device. Thanks, Ghenosis!

#2. Delete iOS Software Update

coolstar has recommended deleting iOS Software update before using the Electra Jailbreak. To delete the iOS Software Update, launch the Settings app and navigate to General > iPhone Storage > iOS 11.4 (or any other iOS software update you see in the list), tap on it, then tap Delete Update, and then Delete Update in the confirmation popup to delete the iOS software update. You may also want to install the tvOS profile to block iOS software updates from being downloaded automatically.

You should delete the iOS software update if you’re getting the rootfs remount error.

#3. Turn off Passcode & Find My iPhone

Christian, one of our readers, has commented that he was able to successful jailbreak iOS 11.3.1 using Electra Jailbreak after also disabling Passcode and Find My iPhone. Christian’s tip seems to have helped other readers as well. Thanks Christian!

To disable the passcode, launch the Settings app, and tap on Face ID and Passcode or Touch ID & Passcode, enter the Passcode, then tap Turn Off Passcode to disable it.

To turn off Find My iPhone, navigate to Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Find My iPhone, then tap on the Find My iPhone toggle. Enter the Apple ID and password when prompted to turn it off.

I was able to jailbreak iOS 11.3.1 after disabling the passcode, but I didn’t have to turn off Find my iPhone.

#4. Keep Trying

We had to try multiple times to successfully jailbreak iOS 11.3.1 on your iPhones. So keep trying. If the jailbreak is successful, you should see the Cydia on the Home screen.

Launch the Electra app and keep trying until it works.

#5. Cydia Keeps Crashing

It means that your iOS device is still not in a jailbroken state. Launch the Electra app, you may see Enable Jailbreak, tap on it to jailbreak your iOS device. We were able to successfully jailbreak iOS 11.3.1 after trying this multiple times.

So need to be patient and keep trying.

#6. Hard Reset

If your device suddenly displays a black screen with a spinner on it after Electra’s UI has reached Stage 2/3, the jailbreak has succeeded. You should hard reset your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to see Cydia on the Home screen.


Please don’t forget to enable Find My iPhone, Passcode, disable Airplane mode after you successfully jailbreak iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Let us know how it goes if the above tips helped. If you have any tips, please let us know in the comments below.

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