Electra iOS 11.1.2 – iOS 11 Jailbreak Tool Updated to Beta 9 With Bug Fixes and Improvements

Electra Jailbreak Tweak/Theme Development kit

Coolstar continues to make improvements to his 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 9 version of the Electra jailbreak tool. Here’s the complete changelog of Electra beta 9 since the last beta version we had covered:

Beta 9: 

  1. Sandbox is now working on the first launch for apps and daemons (thanks stek29)
  2. Remove 0.5 second delay when launching apps or daemons that was present since beta 1 (coolstar)
  3. Check if a new beta is available when electra is launched
  4. Double-launch workaround has been removed since it’s no longer needed, fixing all bugs introduced on beta 8
  5. Remove AnemoneFonts.dylib as it was causing problems
  6. Important Note: If you are upgrading from beta 8-2 or lower to any beta 9 or higher, you will need to reinstall all tweaks and themes

Beta 8-2:

Fixes issues with WebKit (Safari/Chrome), receiving calls, and downloading App Store apps by not working around the sandbox issue in those processes

  1. Known Bug: Apps will take longer to launch the first time they’re launched after rejailbreaking due to a workaround for another bug w/ unsandboxing not working on first launch

Beta 8:

  1. Sandbox mitigations are now in place so /Library, /private/var/mobile/Library/Preferences and /bootstrap are now accessible to all processes! (stek29, coolstar)
  2. Workaround sandbox mitigations not taking place on apps’ first launch (coolstar)
  3. Improve reliability of amfid patch so it doesn’t hang on malformed requests (e.g. SysSecInfo)
  4. Known Bug: Apps will take longer to launch the first time they’re launched after rejailbreaking due to a workaround for another bug w/ unsandboxing not working on first launch

Beta 7:

  1. amfid now gets re-patched if it ever gets killed (stek29 and coolstar)
  2. clean up amfid patch (stek29)
  3. Add 3d touch shortcut for jailbreaking (ca13ra1)

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.

If you had already jailbroken your iPhone or iPad using Electra Jailbreak then you can reboot your device, and sideload the latest version of the Electra IPA again with Cydia Impactor, and then re-jailbreak your iPhone or iPad with the latest version.

You can check our post for the list of iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2 compatible jailbreak apps and tweaks.

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